Monday, June 28, 2010

Big laughs, Littlefield

Big laughs come to Littlefield this month.

Tonight, the Gowanus venue presents “2nd Borough,” a night of comedy hosted by Kurt Braunohler, of the variety show “Hot Tub.”

The night features his usual partner in crime, Kristen Schaal (pictured), known for her hilarious turn as an obsessed fan in “Flight of the Conchords,” and as a correspondent on “The Daily Show.”

The two have spent years honing their act, which specializes in absurdist comedy that relies more on the physical — goofy dancing, usually — than quick one-liners or elaborate storytelling.

One popular bit that gets the crowd rolling involves Schaal galloping around the stage, arms flailing, with Braunohler singing, “Kristen Schaal is a horse.”

The night will also feature Brooklyn-based comedian Bradford Jordan, who forgoes his usual improv set-up for some stand-up, and the sketch groups New Excitement and Harvard Sailing Team. The latter’s videos, “Boys Will Be Girls” and “Girls Will Be Boys” — entertaining plays on gender stereotypes — have made the rounds online recently. But why sit at home when you can see the real thing live?

“2nd Borough: A Night of Comedy Hosted” at Littlefield [622 Degraw St. between Third and Fourth avenues in Gowanus, (718) 855-3388], June 28, 8 pm. Tickets are $5 (in advance). For info, visit


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