If You Missed July’s “Evening of Humorous Readings”…

you missed a really great show, with some top-notch guests:

- Dave Hill (WFMU, “Tasteful Nudes”)
- Ben Jurney (The New Yorker, McSweeneys, The Occasional)
- Joanna Hausmann (Flama, Splitsider, Heavy.com)

If you had come, you could have heard Dave Hill read brand-new material that might show up in a book of his in the future! And also you could have heard a bunch of other funny things. Duh.

So come to the next one on August 19th, 8PM, HiFi Bar, 169 Ave. A! Don’t be a sucker!

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New Piece on Splitsider: Ask the Existentially Troubled Housekeeping Expert

"Your messy dining area is just one sign of the inexorable decay that will only end with the heat death of the universe."

Here’s something I wrote for Splitsider. It’s an upbeat one!

http://splitsider.com/2014/07/ask-the-existentially-troubled-housekeeping-expert-by-luke-burns/

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An All-New Evening of Humourous Readings! Tonight!

Literary humorists reading their most literary humor! Featuring short humor pieces, like the kind you find on McSweeney’s or Shouts and Murmurs, read aloud by the people who wrote them. Plus, it’s free, and you can buy beers!

We have some spectacular guests:

-Dan Abramson (http://www.theoccasional.com/)
-Kady Ruth Ashcraft (http://hothotphone.com/)
-Seth Reiss (Late Night With Seth Meyers)

And, as always, your hosts: Me, Brian Agler, and James Folta. I’ll be reading two brand new Procedurals, and an extremely esoteric piece about a big suit.

HiFi, 8PM, 169 Avenue A!

https://www.facebook.com/events/695020757252967/

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Macbeth-Fest 2013 in Offline Magazine Issue #6!

I have an article in the new issue (#6) of Offline Magazine! It’s about my experience going to see four different film versions of Macbeth in a row at Anthology Film Archives. Why would I do that, you ask? Read the piece to find out!

You can purchase the issue here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/offline-magazine/id680439434?mt=8

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TONIGHT: Even more Humorous Readings!

Another month, another awesome lineup of writers:

-Hallie Cantor (CollegeHumor, The New Yorker)
-Colin Nissan (McSweeney’s, The New Yorker)
-Josh Sharp (UCB Theater)

And possibly, hopefully:
-Seth Reiss (Late Night With Seth Meyers, McSweeney’s, The Onion)

Plus, as always, your hosts: Me, Brian Agler, and James Folta. I’ll be reading two brand new Procedurals, and a piece that will be published on Splitsider in July.

HiFi, 8PM, 169 Avenue A!

https://www.facebook.com/events/237022699825010/

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Another Evening of Humorous Readings: April 17, 8PM

Brian Agler, James Folta, and I are hosting yet another showcase of funny writers reading funny things! We have an amazing slate of guests:

-Karin Hammerberg (http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/20220)
-Mike Lacher (http://mikelacher.com/)
-Paul Laudiero (http://shitroughdrafts.com/)

So come on out and support short humor pieces! Free! And you can buy beer!

It’s at HiFi on 169 Avenue A.

https://www.facebook.com/events/683415891723416/

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Committee To Re-Elect Show Tonight!

8PM! Come on out and see some sketches! Free!

It’s at Art Cafe, 884-886 Pacific St., Brooklyn

Loads of lols, I promise.

https://www.facebook.com/events/274298002728785/

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Hypothetical Police Procedural #004: Paleo-Squad

Announcing the launch of “The Encyclopedia of Hypothetical Police Procedurals”! A guide to the best in non-existent police television. Check back in every Monday for a new entry.

hypotheticalpoliceprocedurals:

PREMISE: On the tree of life there are more than just a few bad apples. In a world where nothing ever went extinct, a crack team of paleontologists has to identify and track down the city’s toughest criminals—be they arthropods, chordates, or molluscsusing nothing but their instincts, guts (if…

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Nerdist Book Review: The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

More nice press for The Best of McSweeney’s Internet Tendency!

It also includes a nice mention of my own piece (and hey, this is my site, I’m allowed to focus on that):

"In most cases, the shorter the piece, the more laugh-out-loud punch it packs, as is the case with Luke Burns’ ‘FAQ: The ‘Snake Fight’ Portion of Your Thesis Defense’"

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An Evening Of Humorous Readings: March 13, 8PM

Brian Agler, James Folta, and I are hosting a showcase of funny writers reading funny things! Our fantastic guests are Langan Kingsley, Jesse Neil, and Jesse Kohn. We’re hoping to do a show like this once a month, so come on out and support short humor pieces! Free! And you can buy beer!

It’s at HiFi on 169 Avenue A, New York, New York.

https://www.facebook.com/events/517405961702043/

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