Kings County: Episode One

The video-blogger and comedian Franchesca Ramsey joins Kurt Andersen to host the first installment of Kings County. Comedian Kurt Braunohler of the IFC show Bunk performs stand-up and faces off against an audience member in a language quiz called “Tongue Skills.” Musicians Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl play live as The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (GOASTT). New Yorker writer Paul Rudnick debuts a segment called “Gay Stuff with Paul Rudnick.” And, the whole cast performs a story about modern day life in Brooklyn. Plus: in need of a tagline, we turn to the audience.

A view inside Galapagos Art Space, where part of the floor is an indoor lake.
A view inside Galapagos Art Space, where part of the floor is an indoor lake. ( Josh Rogosin )
Kurt Andersen and co-host Francesca Ramsey discuss Ramsey's recent viral meme "S&!% White Girls Say To Black Girls."
Kurt Andersen and co-host Francesca Ramsey discuss Ramsey's recent viral meme "S&!% White Girls Say To Black Girls." ( Josh Rogosin )
Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl perform as the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger.
Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl perform as the Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger. ( Josh Rogosin )
Kurt Andersen and co-host Franchesca Ramsey talk with Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl after the band's first song.
Kurt Andersen and co-host Franchesca Ramsey talk with Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl after the band's first song. ( Josh Rogosin )
Kurt Braunohler performing his stand-up set.
Kurt Braunohler performing his stand-up set. ( Josh Rogosin )
Kurt Andersen talks with Paul Rudnick during the segment "Gay Stuff with Paul Rudnick."
Kurt Andersen talks with Paul Rudnick during the segment "Gay Stuff with Paul Rudnick." ( Josh Rogosin )
The audience watches Kurt Braunohler's stand-up set.
The audience watches Kurt Braunohler's stand-up set. ( Josh Rogosin )
Kurt Braunohler plays against an audience member in a quiz called "Tongue Skills," in which each contestant tries to identify an audio-clip in a different language spoken in New York City.
Kurt Braunohler plays against an audience member in a quiz called "Tongue Skills," in which each contestant tries to identify an audio-clip in a different language spoken in New York City. ( Josh Rogosin )
A view of the audience inside Galapagos Art Space.
A view of the audience inside Galapagos Art Space. ( Josh Rogosin )
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger perform a cover of "Gold Earrings" by '60s psychedelic rock band Gandalf.
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger perform a cover of "Gold Earrings" by '60s psychedelic rock band Gandalf. ( Josh Rogosin )
Kurt Andersen and the cast join together to tell a story about life in Brooklyn.
Kurt Andersen and the cast join together to tell a story about life in Brooklyn. ( Josh Rogosin )
The winning entry in the tag-line contest was, "Kings County, handmade and totally worth the schlep."
The winning entry in the tag-line contest was, "Kings County, handmade and totally worth the schlep."
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