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Just for (Aspen) Laughs!
What’s funnier than waiting outside a comedy club on the upper west side on a freezing cold morning in November? Nothing! Except it’s the only way to get an audition for the US Comedy Arts Festival, commonly known as the Aspen Comedy Festival, held every year in Aspen, Colorado. What’s the big deal, you might say?

Fun in Buskerville

Anywhere you go in New York City, you can find some kind of musician hard at work, singing for their supper. I’ve seen a sitar player performing at an Indian food restaurant on Bleecker St., two hopped-up crack smokers jamming out to the music in their heads in a seedy dive in Alphabet City, and at a coke bar in the outskirts of Brooklyn, I was thoroughly entertained by a Polish lady as she sang a native song, sans microphone, to a tape playing in a cassette deck.

 

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