Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film and the franchise is being celebrated with a DVD box set, a documentary, a film festival at the Museum of Modern Art, and most importantly, a new movie, Skyfall. Naturally, no new Bond movie would be complete without a new James Bond song for the opening credits. And this time around its by the British superstar Adele. How does it hold up compared to past Bond songs?
Friday, July 13, 2012
At the second installment of Kings County, the Bell House audience received two mystery guests for the price of one. Host Kurt Andersen surprised the crowd by bringing out musical comedian Reggie Watts mid-show. Then, drummer ?uestlove surprised everyone by joining Watts onstage and jumping behind Chairlift's drum kit for a reggae jam. Hear their impromptu, first-ever collaboration in this Kings County web exclusive.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Performance artist Lucy Sexton joins Kurt Andersen to co-host the second installment of Kings County. Comedian Wyatt Cenac of the Daily Show performs stand-up, and faces-off against an audience member in a quiz about foodie culture. The electro-pop band Chairlift performs, and Reggie Watts of the IFC show Comedy Bang! Bang! improvises over loops and beats. And: the whole cast joins Kurt for a story about modern day life in Brooklyn. Plus: this week's tagline contest. Listen here!
Kings County: Episode Two airs Friday, July 13 at 9 p.m. on 93.9 FM; Saturday, July 14 at 1 p.m. on AM 820 and New Jersey Public Radio; and Sunday, July 15 at 6 p.m. on 93.9 FM. Or, stream or download the show.
Friday, June 29, 2012
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.