Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Marcel The Shell with Shoes On

Last fall, while I was interning in New York City, I would spend every Wednesday night in the back room of a bar called The Lovin' Cup in Williamsburg. In many ways, The Lovin’ Cup is a good representative of what many hate about the area—the beer is expensive, it’s directly across the street from an American Apparel, and I once saw a bartender wearing a top hat. That said, it is home to one of the best weekly comedy nights in all of New York and it’s totally FREE (music to an unpaid intern’s ears). The guests they get to perform are incredible—over the 3 months I was living in Brooklyn, I managed to see Aziz Ansari, Mike Birbiglia, Reggie Watts, Kumail Nanjiani, Natasha Leggero, and more—but few are as funny and likable as the show’s regular hosts Max Silvestri, Gabe Liedman, and Jenny Slate.

While I love Max and Gabe, it's Jenny who holds the special place in my comedy-loving heart, thanks somewhat to her love of fart noises and the fact that she was so damn nice to me when I finally worked up the courage to introduce myself after a show. Regardless of the reason, I really adore Jenny Slate and basically anything she's a part of. Like this newly released short, for example:

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON from Dean Fleischer-Camp on Vimeo.


Molly Crickman said...

I had to pause that video 7 times so I could laugh accordingly

Madeleine Davies said...

I think my favorite line of the whole thing is when Marcel says, "People say my head is too big for my body and I'm, like, compared to what?"