Food Friends! – Punarnavi Bhupalam and Rasvin Sawhney

Food Friends! – Punarnavi Bhupalam and Rasvin Sawhney

Food Friends! – Punarnavi Bhupalam and Rasvin Sawhney Wed 10 Apr 2019 Whoever said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach was right! And since it also applies to women, we put together a fun shoot for our special food issue with actress Punarnavi Bhupalam and a home-based baker, Rasvin Sawhney. While Punarnavi spills the beans about what she eats to stay in shape, Rasvin shares some tips on confections for those baking fanatics out there. Here you go… Punarnavi Bhupalam How did you get into acting? It was just plain luck, I suppose. I finished my schooling, came back to Hyderabad and got myself into theatre and acting. I really loved directing and doing the backstage stuff while I was in Samhaara. My uncle and Virinchi Varma (director of my first movie, UyyalaJampala) are good friends, and one day, he simply called me to check if I’d be interested in his movie. I auditioned, got the role, and now here I am, shooting for your cover! Tell us about your recent projects. Were your expectations fulfilled? In the past few years, I’ve done projects like Pittagoda, Manasuku Nachindi, Enduko Emo and one more movie that’s yet to be titled. It was quite the journey! Coming from a family without any movie background, it was rough initially. But I got to learn from my experiences, and as a Telugu-speaking girl in the industry, it gave me a lot of scope to improve my acting skills. Although I did struggle a bit, my expectations were always high and positive. Who’s your role model? My role models are my grandmother and my mother. They’re two hard-working women who taught me that life can be tough but you need to become tougher. Which film remake would you like to be part of? Probably Sakhi. My 12-year-old self would be squealing right now. What’s your dream role? Wow, this question always gets me thinking. I was inspired by a lot of wonderful women in my childhood, and the most touching role was Sridevi in Aakali Rajyam. I don’t have a dream role as such, but this movie is really special to me. What would you do if not for acting? I would’ve become a mental health practitioner (psychologist)! I finished my bachelor’s in psychology with journalism and English literature, and I’ve always prioritised my education. But being part of plays and theatre is something that I really liked when I was in my teens. What are your hobbies and interests? My hobbies are mostly baking/cooking, dancing, reading, and playing badminton. I manage to play some video games, too. You’ll also find me watching docuseries for days in my room. Do you follow any diet to stay in shape? I am quite particular about what I eat and how much I eat; I don’t follow a specific diet but I watch what I eat. I mostly drink breakfast smoothies, take wheatgrass shots, and follow intermittent fasting. I take my supplements like collagen, vitamin E, and evening primrose oil every day. I run, play different kinds of sports, do pilates and a lot of yoga. All in all, I can say that I’m always active and moving. What’s your comfort food? I love food, and love eating different kinds of cuisines! My favourite is a combination of Mexican and Dominican food, and I’m a sucker for all kinds of spaghetti. I’m a wonderful cook myself; I managed to learn cooking Indian food, which is also my comfort food. I learnt cooking from my mom, and watching her cook is my favourite pastime! What’s your beat cheat meal? My best cheat meal is Indian street food and all kinds of sweets and sour candy. It’s all fun when I’m hogging some junk, and not so fun later when I feel really bloated!
Rasvin Sawhney
Tell us a bit about Pastel Baking Co. Pastel Baking Co. is a home-based bakery that I operate out of my exclusive baking studio. A passion-driven profession, the idea is to create oven-fresh cakes, crafted with the finest quality ingredients from scratch. I specialise in cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and cake jars.
What was the first thing you did after deciding to take the plunge into home baking? I decided to take a year off and dedicate myself entirely to the process of learning baking on my own. I read a lot of baking blogs and books, watched endless videos, and practised them hands-on to simply understand the science behind baking, which involved trial and testing of various recipes. I also took a month-long icing course from White Lotus School in Pune to perfect my finishing skills.
Who inspired you to pursue baking professionally? My biggest inspiration has always been Pooja Dhingra, the owner of Le15 patisserie in Mumbai, whose work has constantly motivated me to bring out my best on an everyday basis. She has achieved so much in the baking industry, beginning her journey in the field at a very young age. Being a woman entrepreneur herself, she has scaled major heights of success and proved what we are really capable of doing in the business world out there.
Who is your target customer base and why? Cakes have a very wide client base since everybody loves cakes, and no birthday is complete without them. So I enjoy baking for every group, whether it’s parents ordering for their kids, youngsters for their loved ones, friends, or family.
What about marketing? In the era of social media, Instagram surely takes credit for my medium of marketing. I try to keep my profile as updated as I can with drool-worthy cake pictures, behind the scenes videos and client reviews.
What are some of your signature products? What’s your personal favourite? My signature products usually include all things chocolate – from rich ganache cakes to decadent fudgy brownies and cupcakes. The red velvet with luscious chocolate has a special fan base! I love playing around with added flavours of Nutella mousse, Ferrero Rochers, fresh fruits, and nutty caramel. The vanilla and fruit-based cakes are also bestsellers, blueberry being my personal favourite.
How good is the homemade cakes market for home bakers in the city? Budding cake artists and bakers are in for a treat, as the home-based cake market has been expanding quickly of late. Also, there has been a shift in the ideology of a career to being more passion-oriented, pushing more talented people to follow the professional paths they were always meant to be on. The beauty of home-baked foods lies in the freshness of cakes, no preservatives, just classic baking ingredients and the added freedom to personalise the taste and appearance.
Please share some baking tips. The basic baking tips include having a lot of patience while you bake, since baking is a complex process of blending many ingredients! Keep trying until you figure what works best. Always have your ingredients at room temperature and sift dry ingredients. Creaming butter and sugar religiously is where the magic begins. Give your cakes time to bake; opening oven doors while the cake is baking may cause it to sink. It is important to always use quality and fresh ingredients. A good pair of spatulas and whisks, a weighing scale, and parchment papers are also must-haves. — as told to Sumana Photography: Harishankar Photography; Location: Feu – Dessert Bar; Makeup and Hair: Gazal Surana; Clothes and Accessories: Archana Rao; Styling and Shoot Direction: Rubaina Bilgrami

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A Malaysian Food Checklist For First Time Travellers

A Malaysian Food Checklist For First Time Travellers A Malaysian Food Checklist For First Time Travellers Credit: Stock Photo by Space_Cat/Shutterstock Hi there! Are you planning for a holiday somewhere in Asia? Well, have you considered coming to Malaysia? What?! You don’t know where Malaysia is? Well, no worries. I, a Malaysian, will be your guide in understanding and discovering Malaysia and its wonderful delights. Must-Visit Cultural Melting Pot First of all, before we go into anything deeper, you should know a bit more about my home country. Stuck in the middle between Singapore and Thailand, Malaysia has always been known as the ‘lesser known cousin’ of Singapore, a term which all Malaysians, including yours truly, cringes to even use since these two countries were once one. Why does this happen though? Well, the answer is simple. Between a commercially known tourist destination and an urban island country, no wonder people overlook the 14-state peninsula rich with culture, diversity and, of course, food! Food, Food and Lots of Food Yes, you read that right. Who would have thought that in the middle of two countries that are known to offer the most delectable Asian foods that the world has tried and loved, there is a treasure trove of age-old Asian cuisine that is authentic. I plan to convince you to explore Malaysian food because my friend, it is just that good. Let’s dive right in, shall we? 1. Nasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) Ah, one of Malaysia’s finest. It is a birthright of every Malaysian as well as first-time traveller to this country to try out this simple yet complex dish once a day. If you leave Malaysia not having tried this dish you would have committed the biggest sin. It is a national obsession that and very worthy of it too. Nasi lemak or coconut rice is a dish believed to be a creation of three different cultures created way back when the Malacca Sultanate empire was seen as the biggest maritime port in Southeast Asia. A typical nasi lemak should have five components which include the fluffy coconut rice, fried crispy anchovies, crunchy peanuts, sliced cucumbers and of course, the belle of the dish, the spicy sambal sauce. Now, having at least five components is essential. That one spoonful of nasi lemak should include bits of each component giving you a mouthful of different textures, a bit of salt, a pop of freshness and a hit of fire. All five are nothing short of perfection. Travel tip: Don’t depend on Google. Explore! – Tourists usually make the common mistake of relying on Google to find the best eateries or restaurants. Most of the ones named in Google are the ones that are usually pricey; food that is also not that good but has the upper hand of being ‘tourist-appropriate’. Get a local guide or better yet, walk about and enter the places where you can are filled with locals. Not only is the food great but it will kinder on your pockets too. One bit of advice, if you’re not used to spicy and varied food, I advise you to take your charcoal pills first before attempting such experiences. 2. Roti Canai & Teh Tarik Credit: gourmetgorro.blogspot.my I can say, with full confidence, if you want to try really, and I mean REALLY good roti canai, you must, without question, visit Penang Island, Malaysia. Of course you may have heard about the little island in the north of the Malaysian Peninsula. It’s my home state. We have not only be named once but many times by various bigwigs of media as the go-to ‘Food Haven’ in Southeast Asia. Besides that, Penang is the pioneer state to introduce all the goodness of Indian-Muslim cuisine such as the beloved nasi kandar and the ever legendary, roti canai. Now, the history of roti canai is quite straightforward. There were many traders from India who visited Penang Island (formerly known as Province Wellesley) for business and decided that the beautiful tropical weather and the status of the island as a popular port among merchants suited them and decided to settle there. After a successful marriage with one of the local families, a trader realised there is one more thing that must be introduced to this beautiful island and that ‘thing’ was Indian food. So, roti canai, as well as other Indian Muslim cuisine were introduced and modified to suit the palate of the locals. In other words, the flat Indian rothi has turned into the flying bread known as roti canai. Just like making a pizza, you have to first flatten the dough with some oil and toss it in the air. Fold, flatten and toss again till you get a perfect circle which is then fried to a crispy yet fluffy texture. Roti canai is best eaten with 1) hands and 2) with a ladle of fresh dhal and a dollop of spiced beef gravy. Perfect! 3. Banana Leaf Rice Who would have thought of making just your regular old lunch into a culinary phenomenon? Well, the answer is Malaysians or specifically, Malaysian Indians. The banana leaf rice is not something new. It has been eaten for generations by South Indians. When they moved and settled to Malaya in the 1900s, they brought along their culture of eating food using the banana leaf. Since most of them were working in estates and plantations, it did not seemed practical to carry around a tifin or a lunch pack while traipsing around the jungle. That’s just unwanted weight slowing you down. So, what’s the practical option? Banana leaf of course! It’s organic, you do not to have wash it, you can find it in abundance in the jungle. As an added bonus, it makes your food smell extra good. What’s not to like? All the eco-friendly characteristics aside, the banana leaf rice originally consisted of vegetarian dishes. Nowadays, you have the option of ordering meat dishes as well because the majority of Malaysians love their meat. Although it may seem like a primitive way of dining, there are certain rules and etiquette that you must adhere to. You can learn all about it here. Trust me, you will need it! 4. Chee Cheong Fun Credit: cavinteo.blogspot.my I know what you are going to say when you see this in the list. “Oh, you can get this in Singapore and China. Why would I need to try it in Malaysia? it’s gonna taste the same anyways.” Well, you are wrong. There is a perfectly good reason why you should try the ones we have here in Malaysia especially the Penang version of Chee Cheong Fun. Why? The answer is simple. We made it better. So, chee cheong fun or rice noodle roll originated from Southern China. It is basically filled with shrimp, beef or pork, some vegetables and seasoned with a generous amount of seasoned soy sauce. Now, in Malaysia, we put an extra ingredient to make the somewhat, plain dish turn into a flavour bomb with every bite. A little shrimp paste is smeared on the flat rice noodles to give the flavour ‘kick’ you’ve been missing out on the whole time. 5. Ais Kacang & Cendol I know how annoying it can be to adjust to a hot and humid climate after experiencing the chilling wind of winter or the pleasant warmth of spring. Upon entering Malaysia, you would experience the many, many uncomfortable feelings of sweat dripping down your neck and the unbearable thirst that needs quenching on a regular basis. That’s normal. We Malaysians call it, ‘beach day’. So, after experiencing all these symptoms, you might need to catch a break and get a ‘cold one’ to cool down your body. However, instead of the overpriced frappucinos, iced coffees and ice cream, get a bowl of cendol or ais kacang instead. Twice the goodness at half the price! I can assure you that these two dishes are not like any ordinary dessert you have had thus far and yes, I am including the famous bingsoo too. Let me paint you a picture. Imagine a tower of shaved ice covered with sweet rosella syrup, sweet corn and condensed milk. With every scoop, you will unearth beans of every kind, ground nuts, jellies and ice cream that will come spilling forth like molten chocolate in a lava cake. Sounds delectable? I know. 6. Roti Tissue Kredit: pinterest.com Prefer your bread sweet? Well, this is a dish for you. The roti tissue, known for its tissue-thin texture, is a dessert-ish version of the roti canai. The method behind making it is similar to the roti canai but instead of flattening and folding the dough to create the layered effect, it is flattened and stretched as thin as possible and glazed with a sugar syrup mixture before being fried to a crisp. The piping hot crispy bread is then rolled into a conical shape and poured with copious amount of sweet condensed milk. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of the dish and think, ‘oh, I can definitely finish off two of these by myself!’ Although I normally support, even encourage, confident and strong statements such as this one, I highly recommend you order just one and share with it friends. The sweetness of the sugar syrup seeped into the dough as well as the additional drizzle of condensed milk on top can be a little too much to be eaten in one go. No Malaysian has ever managed to finish one by themselves and in one sitting. That I know of. But, you are free to try and attempt it for yourself. After all, you are signing up for the full Malaysian experience, right? 7. Kuih (dessert) Just like the English, we Malaysians too have tea in the evenings and like the English who have scones, finger sandwiches and tarts for tea, we have kuih to decorate our table during teatime. Kuih, or kueh, are bite-sized cakes, made usually with glutinous or rice flour, flavoured with traditional favourites like gula melaka, pandan, tapioca, ube and rosella. With three different cultures living in one land, the amount of kuih to be found here is just too much to be even be named. Kuihs are generally found by the roadside, sold by an aunty or uncle who sets their various offerings on a foldable table under an enormous umbrella. By the way, you don’t want unwanted ‘frostings’ on your kueh. If you happen to try one that has frostings when it shouldn’t, well, best you take a big gulp of water. Good news is that the Chinese believe it’s a form of luck being bestowed upon you. 8. Nasi Kerabu Credit: geocities.w This is a dish I’d like to call the hidden gem of Malaysia. Very common in Terengganu, Nasi Kerabu or Herb Rice is one of the most unique and complex dishes that Malaysia has to offer. In big cities like Kuala Lumpur, finding a stall or a restaurant that sells even a decent plate of Nasi Kerabu is rare. Therefore, to discover a place that sells this elusive dish is definitely an achievement not just for tourists but the locals too. Nasi Kerabu has at least 7 components; the blue-dyed rice using the butterfly pea flower, desiccated coconut, green chillies, grilled fish or chicken, prawn crackers, a handful of herb salad and half of a boiled salted egg. The trick of enjoying nasi kerabu is to make sure you have a little of each component in that one spoonful of rice in order to taste the complementing flavours and textures of all 7 components. If you really want to try authentic nasi kerabu, head to the east coast of the peninsula to Terengganu, a state rich with sea products, turtle-watching and beautiful islands. 9. Burger Ramly Credit: malaymail.com We are now on the 9th item in the list! So, what’s next? Oh, the burger Ramly. It must be funny for you that of all the different types of Malaysian dishes, a mere burger is mentioned here. First of all, Burger Ramly is no ordinary burger even though it is commonly sold by the roadside in rickety trucks or makeshift wooden stalls. Before we get into much detail, let’s go back a little. The name ‘Ramly’ is derived from the brand of the meat patty used. At first, the Ramly patty was chosen because of its cheap price. Sellers figured out how to enhance the flavour of their burger with the addition of an omelette wrapped around the meat. It was then topped with fresh vegetables and a dollop of different sauces. It was a winner and today, the Ramly burger has a firm place in our culinary history. You might be surprised to hear that this exact Burger Ramly, which you can find for RM4 (USD1) in Malaysia was sold for USD36 in New York. Not bad for a burger, huh? 10. Hainanese Chicken Rice In the final spot, is Hainanese Chicken Rice. Simple, tasty and definitely affordable, there is something about this dish that is just so comforting. The key for a perfectly good hainanese chicken rice depends on how perfect you can prepare each one of the components. Learn more about this dish in this article. Excited to Travel Here? I hope all this talk of food gets you excited about my home. It is a tropical paradise rich in food heritage food and culture. So, if you’re ever heading this way, make sure to try a few of these local favourites listed here and feel the experience opening your eyes to a world of delicious discoveries and delightful finds. The post A Malaysian Food Checklist For First-Time Travellers appeared first on Butterkicap. 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15 Restaurants Making Dallas A Decidedly Foodie City

Michelle Williams
Not long ago the Dallas restaurant scene was awash with steak houses. While an array of top-notch steak houses remain, . Here are fifteen top restaurants that are transforming the local food scene.
Bolsa is housed in an old, repurposed garage in part of Dallas’s bohemian Bishop Arts district. Executive Chef Matt Balke’s farm to table restaurant serves seasonal cuisine with a down-home flair and cocktails that inspire the senses. Balke’s passion for wine is evident as the list is cultivated to pair well with the cuisine. On a sunny day in Dallas, head to Bolsa for a killer Sunday brunch with endless mimosas on the patio.
Boulevardier , a neighborhood bistro located in Bishop Arts District, is one of four wining and dining establishments owned by brothers Brooks and Bradley Anderson. It hosts a well-curated wine list, eclectic cocktails, and a French-inspired menu, with classics like steak and frites, Bouillabaisse Boulevardier, and Chicken Paillard. Expanding beyond the boundaries of France, the Crisp Lamb Neck, with saffron couscous, cauliflower giardiniera, and harrisa-lamb jus, is a menu stand-out.
Michelin-starred Chef Bruno Davaillon’s modern French brasserie, Bullion , elevates Dallas dining like no other. Ascending the grand staircase reveals a gorgeous wood-laden bar and a blue and gold sophisticated dining room, with exquisite site-commissioned art throughout. Chef Davaillon’s cuisine tours France, elevating peasant dishes while making haute plats more approachable. Every dish is impeccably crafted, Faison, pheasant with brussels sprouts, walnuts, and poached quince and Chevreuil, venison with chestnuts, poached pear and swiss chard, never disappoint. The French wine list is divine.
Only a true foodie city hosts a restaurant that serves a whole pig’s head—right? Serving modern comfort food Texas style for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, CBD Provisions is more than just a pretty pig’s face. Hosting an eclectic international wine list, plenty of draft and bottled bear, and some killer cocktails, try the Warmer Winter comprised of cardamom infused pisco, carpano antica, and demerara bitters, to aid in washing down the delicious sandwiches, steaks, and fish dishes. If only the Berkshire Pig Head Carnitas will do, 24 hour advanced noticed is required.
Flora Street Café , Dallas Arts District, lauded with awards and recognition, has undergone significant changes. As the Dallas dining scene migrates to more casual fare, Chef Stephen Pyles, chef Tim Byres, formerly of Smoke, respond by revamping the dining room, adding brunch, and giving lunch and dinner a casual makeover. Plans exist to keep a formal option by transforming the private dining room into a high dollar 10-12 course tasting menu with wine pairings. However, the elevated modern Texas cuisine hasn’t missed a beat.
Walking into Gemma reveals elegant sensibility. Torn from the pages of Coastal Living Magazine, the décor is fresh and clean. The food follows suit, no fuss, just sophisticated dining with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Husband and wife team Stephen Rogers (executive chef) and Allison Yoder (general manager) run the show, with a talented supporting cast. The cocktails are uniquely delicious and the wine list is imaginative, inspiring and affordable. Seasonal menus never disappoint—every dish is phenomenal, while the Braised Rabbit Pappardelle and Grilled Texas Quail are perennial favorites. Gemma offers a reverse happy hour and late night menu so stop in after the show.
Dallas Italian-style dining was forever changed when husband and wife team, David (executive chef) and Jennifer (general manager) Uygur, opened Lucia in Dallas’s Bishop Arts District in 2010. With a cozy 32 reserved seats, it remains the hardest reservation to procure in the city. Embracing an authentic Italian dining experience—from house cured meats and salumi, to fresh made pasta and breads, and carefully curated wine list, Lucia’s hospitality and attention to detail would make Nonna proud. candy cap salumi at Macellaio Michelle Williams
Macellaio , the sister-restaurant to Lucia, offers dejected Dallas diners a wonderful alternative to the illusive Lucia reservation. Macellaio, meaning “butcher” in Italian, serves a fabulous array of house-cured meats, in true Lucia fashion, with its own identity. It is casual and affordable, hosting an inviting bar with great Italian cocktails and wines, an array of seasonal menu items, sans pasta. If the Pain Au Lait, homemade pull-apart rolls with butter and truffles, and the Candy Cap Salume are on the menu, order both immediately. fried oysters at Mot Hai Ba Michelle Williams
Mot Hai Ba is hidden in plain sight, in Dallas’s Lakewood neighborhood. Serbian-born Chef Peja Krstic executes a flawless array of traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a modern twist from the small kitchen in the back of an old house. While selecting a favorite dish is impossible, the Bánh Bao, steam rice cake filled with sweet shredded beef, is like a pillow of heaven, Mot Hai Ba offers an inspiring all-French wine list, craft beer, and delicious cocktails, try Son La 75, a Vietnamese twist on the French 75.
Diversity defines a foodie city. With two locations, Mughlai Indian brings Northern Indian cuisine to Dallas in style. Family owned and operated, this restaurant seeks to make the historic Mughlai cuisine accessible to everyone. Indian favorites such as kebabs, paneer, biryani and tandoori are all represented. Favorites include Lamb Nizami, cooked in a rich and spicy sauce with ginger and fresh herbs, and Murgh Tikka Makhani, chicken roasted in tandoor in a rich tomato sauce. They have a sparse wine and beer list, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages.
Pecan Lodge elevates Dallas BBQ to Austin heights . This Deep Ellum joint is the brain child of Native Texans and husband and wife team, Diane and Justin Fourton. What began as a catering company has become one of the best barbeque spots in the United States. The brisket melts in your mouth, the fried chicken is unbelievable, and The Hot Mess is worth every calorie. Grab a cold beer or a glass of wine from the thoughtful wine list to wash it all down.
Reminiscent of Portland, Petra and the Beast began as a pop-up, but now is permanently fixed in an old gas station, decorated with foraged branches and Chef Misti Norris’s art work. The restaurant’s focus, “farm-forage-ferment-fire,” determines the daily menu found on a chalk board. Meticulously crafted dishes are served in paper take out containers, its BYOB with communal seating. Each Saturday night, Norris hosts a tasting menu beginning at 7pm, reservations required. a trio of tacos at Revolver Taco Michelle Williams
Revolver Taco Lounge , Deep Ellum, takes casual taco dining to new heights. This split personality spot keeps décor to a minimum, letting the food do the talking. The front of the house features an array of house-made tacos, from standards such as Carne Asade and Al Pastor, to the inventive Pulpo (octopus), The Mexican Hot Dog, and Monterey Cabrito (oven roasted 30 day old baby goat). Tucked behind an old wooden door in the back lies Purépécha, featuring a special 8-course meal of Mexican specialties prepared by mother and son chefs Juanita and Regino (James Beard Award semi-finalist). Reservations required to dine at Purépécha. Sachet’s Xoriguer Mahon Spanish gin and tonic Michelle Williams
While Gemma awoke the Dallas dining scene, Sachet , Rogers and Yoder’s newest endeavor, set it on fire. A town known for big and rich Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay has been up-ended by a strictly Mediterranean wine list from places such as Corsica, Lebanon, and Morocco, paired with the fresh and delicious Mediterranean menu, was unheard of in this city, yet it’s a hit. The menu changes seasonally, but the Whole Dorade and selection of small-plate, vegetable-based Meze are always crowd pleasers.
Shinsei , meaning rebirth, is the brainchild of two Tracy Rathbun and Lynae Feering. Highlighting modern Asian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere, Shinsea hosts a full sushi and sashimi menu, with rolls that look like works of art, as well as wide array of dishes. Not to be missed items include Coconut Chicken Jalapeño Poppers, Braised Pork Steam Buns, Slow Braised Short Ribs, and Fennel Cured Salmon. Shinsea is casual enough for a Tuesday family dinner, yet it elegance and charm makes for an ideal weekend date-night. Michelle Williams Contributor I write about my three passions: wine, food, and travel. I explore the globe through the lens of a wine glass—preferably full—celebrating the communal experience of wine… Read More

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The best restaurants in Greater Manchester according to the Good Food Guide 2019

Share Comments By Daisy Jackson 12:00, 9 APR 2019 Updated 14:54, 9 APR 2019 What’s On Adam Reid at The French (Image: Vincent Cole) The latest edition of the Good Food Guide has just been released, and 33 Greater Manchester restaurants have made it onto the pages – though only one has been deemed worthy of a spot in the top 50.
Adam Reid at The French has climbed four places from last year's guide, now ranking as the 13th best restaurant in the UK.
It's also the highest ranked restaurant to not have a Michelin star – which is surely a good sign for when those elusive accolades are awarded in October.
Though The French was the only Greater Manchester restaurant in the upper reaches of the guide, which is published by Waitrose, there are a few others from the north west that have made the cut.
Read More Manchester Food and Drink Festival reveals 2018 street food line up and cookery demos L'Enclume in Cumbria is in second place, and Moor Hall in Lancashire – which won its first Michelin star less than a year after opening – comes in in 11th place.
The guide is compiled through a mixture of feedback from readers and anonymous reviews and inspections.
20 Stories opens in February There were 33 Greater Manchester restaurants in 2017's guide too, but it's not the same 33 we're seeing this year.
New additions for Manchester include D&D's 20 Stories in Spinningfields and Mary-Ellen McTague's The Creameries in Chorlton.
Two new Didsbury spots have made the guide this year – Indique on Burton Road and No. 4 Wine and Dine on Warburton Street.
Also joining the list this year is Mi & Pho, a tiny Vietnamese cafe in Northenden, and Bombay to Mumbai in Bramhall.
For every new restaurant to join the list, another one has left. Rabbit in the Moon has been dropped from the 2019 guide, as have Teacup Kitchen and Greens.
Salford's only entry last year – Vero Moderno – has been scrapped too, leaving the city sorely underrepresented this year.
Stockport has also lost two entries – Aamchi Mumbai in Cheadle and Easy Fish Co in Heaton Moor – while Bolton's Provenance, in Westhoughton, no longer features.
All the Greater Manchester restaurants in the Good Food Guide 2018 Manchester 20 Stories, city centre
Adam Reid at The French, city centre – read our review
Albert Square Chop House, city centre
Tapas restaurant El Gato Negro on King Street, Manchester Australasia, city centre
Read More Seven things to look forward to at Tom Kerridge's Pub in the Park festival in Knutsford this weekend El Gato Negro, city centre – read our review
Hawksmoor, city centre – read our review
Hispi, Didsbury – read our review
Indian Tiffin Room, city centre – read our review
Indique, West Didsbury
Lunya, city centre – read our review
Manchester House, city centre
Mi & Pho, Northenden
No. 4 Wine and Dine, Didsbury
The Refuge, city centre – read our review
The Creameries, Chorlton
The Lime Tree, Didsbury
The Pasta Factory, city centre
TNQ, city centre – read our review
Umezushi, city centre – read our review
Volta, Didsbury – read our review
Wing's, city centre – read our review
Yuzu, city centre
Stockport Angkor Soul, Marple
Bombay to Mumbai, Bramhall
A dish at Where the Light Gets In (Image: Elle Brotherhood) Where The Light Gets In, Stockport – read our review
Oldham The White Hart at Lydgate, Saddleworth – read our review
Bury Baratxuri, Ramsbottom – read our review
Levanter, Ramsbottom – read our review
One Eighty Eight, Whitefield
Rochdale Nutters, Norden
Tameside Lily's Vegetarian Cuisine, Ashton-Under-Lyne – read our review
Trafford Sugo Pasta Kitchen, Altrincham – read our review
Porta, Altrincham – read our review
The Good Food Guide 2019 is published by Waitrose and is available now from Amazon , priced at £15.99.
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Marico launches ‘Coco Soul’ range, India’s finest Vegan Gourmet Products

Coco Soul Infused Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil is expertly extracted with a ‘No-Heat Process’ or ‘Cold-pressing process’ which helps preserve vital nutrients, rich aroma and flavor of real coconuts. Being a rich source of medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s), the oils are easy to digest, thus providing an instant boost of energy, aiding digestion and helping weight management and supporting cognition. Chef Kunal Kapur has expertly curated three infused variants that bring natural flavor and aroma to many cuisines. The Coco Soul Infused Cold Pressed Virgin Coconut Oil – Chilli Oregano is naturally infused with the extract of hot chilli and delectable oregano, which acts as a perfect partner to salads and pastas. The Cinnamon variant is similarly infused with the extract of cinnamon and can be used in baking or as a top-up on shakes and smoothies. Infused with the natural extract of curry leaves and coriander, the Curry Coriander variant is best used to cook Indian dishes for an earthy aroma and palatable taste.
Coco Soul Foods offer a range of products made with simple formulation and without any preservatives or artificial flavors. This includes 100% Organic low Glycemic Index (GI) Coconut Sugar, Coconut Spreads made of 100% natural ingredients without added sugar, high-protein Peanut Coconut Butter and Almond Coconut Butter made in an unsweetened form with 100% natural ingredients and high-fibre Coco Soul Coconut Chips made by only roasting without any frying.
The foods offer a range of flavors or variants to choose from. Coconut Spreads offer Original, Sea Salt and Cacao flavours while Peanut Coconut and Almond Coconut Butters offer crunchy and creamy variants. These can be enjoyed with breads, paranthas, crackers or smoothies.
The Coco Soul Coconut chips are made using 100% natural coconuts sourced from Thailand and are offered in four flavours- Thai Chilli Lime, Caramel, Original and Chocolate. These can be consumed directly as a snack as well as sprinkled on meals.
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Netflix Australia’s best TV series: over 60 great shows to stream in 2019

UPDATE: The fantastic animated anthology series Love, Death & Robots has landed at the top of our list of the top trending shows on Netflix Australia – find out more about it below!
Since its arrival on Australian shores, we've enjoyed unfettered access to all of Netflix's critically-lauded original shows. Not only that, users also have access to a wealth of other licensed material.
If you're like us, you spend a good deal of your time Netflixing. Sure, Netflix also streams movies, but its television output is perhaps the reason most people have signed up for an account. There's nothing quite like firing up Netflix and binge-watching a series at your own pace. Getting instant access to entire seasons of Stranger Things from day one is half the appeal.
This is why we've created the TechRadar guide to the best shows on Netflix Australia right now (in no particular order). We'll keep this best TV show list constantly updated with the latest television shows that you should be watching on Netflix in Australia and also tell you why.
The best VPN for Netflix 2019 The best new TV series on Netflix Australia Of course, the list includes Netflix Australia classics like Stranger Things, House of Cards, Making a Murderer, Black Mirror, Narcos and BoJack Horseman, but there's so much more to binge on the service than the well-known titles.
We’ve selected more than 60 great series worth watching over the following pages, but if you've watched 'em all already you can also find out what's new on Netflix this month right here , or cut to the chase with our quick picks for the top trending shows on Netflix right now.
The following list charts the best shows that are currently trending right now on Netflix Australia. For our complete list of shows, which has been separated into genre, continue on to the next page or select your preferred genre from the drop-down list above!
1. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Forget the '90s TV series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, because aside from sharing character names, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is an entirely different beast. Darker and scarier than that family-friendly take, Netflix's version of the classic Archie Comics character owes a lot more to creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's recent comic series of the same name. Dealing head on with Satanism, demons and other dark subject matter, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina makes for a perfect companion to Riverdale (also from Aguirre-Sacasa), which tends to dabble in death and mystery, too. Of course, the show is quite fun, too, with a terrific performances from Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) as Sabrina, Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman) as Aunt Hilda and Australia's own Miranda Otto (Return of the King) as Aunt Zelda. Spooky and clever, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina positively ghoulish fun.
Details: 2 seasons, 10 episodes per season (plus one holiday special), 60 minutes per episode
2. Love, Death & Robots From the twisted minds of David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) and Tim Miller (Deadpool) comes Love, Death & Robots – a violence and sex-filled animated anthology series that's strictly for adults. For years, the two visionaries attempted to bring a new adaptation of the classic Heavy Metal comics to screens, only to eventually leave the project behind due to lack of interest from all the major studios. Now, the project has been resuscitated in a new form thanks to Netflix, allowing the filmmakers to produce 18 self-contained short films, many of which are adapted from classic sci-fi and fantasy stories from authors such as Peter F. Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, John Scalzi and more. If you're into genre fiction involving robots, monsters and heady sci-fi themes, you're going to adore Love, Death & Robots.
Details: 1 collection, 18 episodes, 6-17 minutes per episode
3. Queer Eye Queer Eye is back! Taking over from where the original Fab Five left off, the new team has been put together with the same ultimate mission: to remodel individuals into the best possible version of themselves, whether it be their wardrobe, living arrangements, grooming, diet or even their confidence. We know, makeover shows are usually pretty lame, but this one is fantastic in the way that the guys really get to the emotional heart of each subject they undertake. Often, there's a reason these men (and for the first time, a woman) have let themselves go or have put up defensive walls against the outside world. Because the Fab Five really seem to care about them, it becomes incredibly rewarding to watch them go from unhappy to full of life. Chances are you'll cry at least once per episode. Season 3 sees the crew relocate to Kansas City, and you can expect an even more diverse group of makeover recipients this time around.
Details: 3 seasons, 8 episodes per season, 45 minutes per episode
4. Ultraman Ultraman is back! The beloved Japanese superhero may have left Earth decades ago, but now, his son Shinjiro (voiced by Josh Hutcherson of The Hunger Games franchise) must rise up and become the new Ultraman in order to protect Earth from alien invaders. Featuring gorgeous CG animation, this modern anime series is packed with drama and intense battles – you won't find any goofy rubber monsters in this show! If you love Netflix's Godzilla anime series, or the classic Guyver anime films, you owe it to yourself to check out Ultraman.
Details: 1 season, 13 episodes per season, 23-25 minutes per episode
5. Russian Doll With its Groundhog Day-esque premise, Russian Doll sees Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) forced to relive her 36th birthday party over and over again. Though she's killed repeatedly, there's seemingly no end in sight for Nadia's inescapable night, leading her to question her own sanity as she tries to find a way out. Funny and fast-paced, Russian Doll is ideal for viewers looking for something short and sweet to watch, with each episode leaving you wanting more.
Details: 1 season, 8 episodes per season, 25 minutes per episode
6. Dirty John Based on the hit podcast series of the same name, Dirty John tells the unnerving true story of a man who infiltrates the life of lonely single mother Debra (Connie Britton), despite extreme disapproval from her daughters. While John (Eric Bana) initially convinces Debra that he's a dreamboat doctor who'll make her life wonderful, things soon turn dark, with his lies and psychological manipulation eventually leading to some truly devastating consequences for the family. While the show may have a slight 'Hallmark Channel' vibe, Bana and Connie are exceptional in their roles. Fans of the podcast and disturbing true crime stories are sure to enjoy Dirty John.
Details: 1 season, 8 episodes per season, 45 minutes per episode
7. Tidying Up with Marie Kondo A global sensation, the new Netflix Original series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo is inspiring people from all walks of life to de-clutter their home environments. Each episode, Japanese 'tidy guru' Mari Kondo is invites home owners to go through all of their belongings, keeping only those which “spark joy” within them. Kondo then teaches everyone in the home how to more efficiently store their clothes and possessions, drastically reducing the amount of space they take up in the process. If you fear that you're becoming a bit of a hoarder, this show should steer you back on track.
Details: 1 season, 8 episodes per season, 35-44 minutes per episode
8. Marvel's The Punisher After a polarising first season, The Punisher is back his second (and possibly final) outing. Having already killed everyone involved in his family's death, Frank's attempts to lay low in season one are interrupted when he is dragged into a military conspiracy that he may or may not have been involved in. For season two, Frank is set to deal his own brand of justice in an all new adventure. Unfortunately, it appears the ghost of last season's big villain is back to haunt him. Though it can be slow-paced at times (please Netflix/Marvel, look up the phrase 'cut to the chase'), it is nonetheless a powerful and violent show that isn't afraid to deal with some heavy topics. As a study on the effects of PTSD, The Punisher is surprisingly poignant. It may not hit the heights of Daredevil or Jessica Jones, but The Punisher still makes for a welcome addition to Marvel's television landscape.
Details: 2 seasons, 13 episodes per season, 55 minutes per episode
9. Marvel's Daredevil When Marvel revealed that it would be creating several Netflix shows tied directly into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fanboys (like me) were over the moon. The fact that it would start by bringing Daredevil back to life (Evanescence pun completely intentional) after the much-maligned Ben Affleck film was more than we could have ever hoped for. This isn't some low-level player – Daredevil is a genuine fan favourite. And if you ask us, 'The Man Without Fear' is probably better suited to being the star of a series rather than another movie – especially as he'll eventually team up with Netflix's other Marvel heroes Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage in the Netflix miniseries, The Defenders. Though the series kicked off with a bang in the first season, Marvel matched it with its second season, which also included The Punisher and Elektra. In season 3, Matt Murdock has gone back to basics, returning to his old black costume and devoting himself entirely to being Daredevil. He'll have to take on Kingpin once again, as well as his comic arch-nemesis, Bullseye.
Details: 3 seasons, 13 episodes per season, 50 minutes per episode
10. Riverdale Set aside any pre-conceived notions that you might have about a 'sexy Archie' series and get ready for one of the most addictive new shows of the moment with Riverdale. First things first — this ain't your grandpappy's Archie show. A modern day re-imagining of the beloved comics franchise that has spanned almost eight decades, this Twin Peaks-inspired version of Riverdale is fraught with murder, deception and small town scandal. Famous characters like Jughead, Veronica, Betty and even Josie and the Pussycats are all present and accounted for, only with a decidedly millennial twist. The first season followed the murder of star quarterback (and most popular kid in school) Jason Blossom, and the mystery surrounding it. This was followed by the arrival of a Zodiac-style serial killer who terrorised Riverdale from behind a black hood. In the third season, the gang must contend with a forbidden role-playing game called Griffons and Gargoyles that's causing people in town to die, as well as a cult-like community called The Farm that's putting everyone under its spell.With new episodes fast-tracked from the US every Thursday, your only problem will the seven day wait in-between.
Details: 3 seasons, 13-22 episodes per season, 42 minutes per episode
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The best way to approach BoJack Horseman is to let it slowly grow on you. Chances are you won't be blown away by it from the first episode, but once you get hip to its rhythm, you'll likely find it to be one of the best animated comedy shows since Bob's Burgers (only with a lot more depth). Will Arnett voices BoJack, a washed-up '90s sitcom star who spends his days being bitter about his failures alongside his perpetual houseguest, Todd (Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul). Things get complicated when his cat girlfriend and agent Princess Carolyn (Amy Sedaris) hires ghost writer Diane (Alison Brie) to pen BoJack's memoir. Filled with hilarious characters that could only exist in drawing-form, BoJack Horseman is a real winner. Now back for its fifth season, BoJack finds himself leading a terrible new cop show for a television channel that shouldn't exist. Meanwhile, Diane finds herself on a spiritual journey after her break up with Mr. Peanutbutter.
Details: 5 seasons, 12 episodes per season, 25 minutes per episode
GLOW
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From the makers of Orange is the New Black comes GLOW, a show based on a real-life all-women wrestling league that existed in the '80s. Why's it called GLOW? It stands for Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, that's why! The show stars Alison Brie (Community) as an aspiring actress who auditions for the wrestling gig after being fed up with the lack of meaty female roles in Hollywood. Here, she can be a fierce warrior, one who is in charge of her own destiny and gets to play opposite other strong women. Like Orange is the New Black, GLOW is a show that masterfully balances comedy and drama. In its second season, we follow the ladies as they try to keep the show on the air — we can only hope that Netflix's GLOW gets as many seasons as its real-life counterpart.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
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Someone escaping from a Domesday cult shouldn't be a recipe for comedy but Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt manages to squeeze the funny out of this premise. Created by Tina Fey and starring Ellie Kemper as the title character, the show sparkles with wit and lands on the right side of kooky. Best of all, the first half of the show's 4th (and unfortunately final) season has just landed and is fizzing with the same energy of the three seasons (we especially love the 'Making a Murderer' parody episode). If you're a fan of shows like Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock, you're pretty much guaranteed to love Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Seasons on Netflix: 4
Santa Clarita Diet
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Like a cross between Modern Family and The Walking Dead (with a spattering of Dexter thrown in for good measure), Santa Clarita Diet is a hilariously gory Netflix Original series that sees suburban mum Sheila (Drew Barrymore) suddenly acquire an insatiable hunger for human flesh. Though shocked at first, Sheila's loyal husband Joel (Timothy Olyphant) and daughter Abby (Liv Hewson) are determined to keep this family together, even if it means covering up a number of murders…
Seasons on Netflix: 2
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale
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Rising to prominence with the hilarious clip show The Soup before hitting it big as an actor on Community, Joel McHale has returned to the green screen once again to offer his unique brand of biting, sarcastic commentary on the ridiculous world of reality television. Featuring plenty of celebrity guest stars and more one liners than any reasonable person could possibly keep track of, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is the perfect way to cap off the week. Originally presented as a weekly series (unusual for a proper Netflix Original), The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is returning shortly with a whole batch of binge-worthy episodes. We can't wait!
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Everything Sucks!
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Don't be put off by its twee trailers and the 1990s nostalgia-bait that lies therein — Everything Sucks! is actually a very endearing series that follows a group of young high schoolers (and their parents) as they struggle with new found feelings of love. It's the first day of high school for Luke (Jahi Di'Allo Winston) and his geeky friends, and the boys immediately meet Kate (Peyton Kennedy), the principal's daughter, in AV Club. Luke falls for her right away, but there's one problem — Kate is starting to realise that she actually likes girls. Meanwhile, Kate's widower dad (Patch Darragh) and Luke's single mother (Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako) have started a secret relationship, and it's only a matter of time before everything blows up in their faces. Funny and surprisingly heartfelt, Everything Sucks! is much more than a '90s-set Freaks and Geeks clone.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
The End of the F***ing World
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This eight-part British series feels like a cross between Thelma and Louise and True Romance, with its two young protagonists on the lam after running away from home and accidentally killing someone. James (Alex Lawther) is a prospective teenage psychopath looking for his first person to kill. Enter Alyssa (Jessica Barden), a girl from his class who wants out of her horrible home life. With the two now a couple and on the run, will James satisfy his bloodlust by killing his new girlfriend? Or will she warm his black heart? Pitch-black in its humour and surprisingly sweet, The End of the F***ing World is one for those who like their entertainment with an edge.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
The Good Place
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A hilarious and refreshing comedy series, The Good Place sees Eleanor (Kristen Bell) arrive in a Heaven-like afterlife only to be greeted by Michael (Ted Danson), architect of what is known as 'The Good Place'. This beautiful neighbourhood is meant to be a reward for living an upstanding life. The problem is, she totally doesn't belong there, and now Eleanor must hide her wrongdoings, lest she be sent to The Bad Place instead. Witty and full of terrific one-liners, The Good Place is a delightful show with some unexpected twists and turns to keep you on your toes.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
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Reviled on initial release and then rediscovered as a cult classic, the 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer is the kind of satirical comedy that leaves most people scratching their heads. Those in the know, however, see it as an absolutely pitch-perfect, gobsmackingly hilarious spoof of the summer camp movies of the late '70s and early '80s. Many of the actors in the original film went on to become huge stars (Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler), so it should be considered a minor miracle that all of these people were wrangled back almost 15 years later to star in a prequel series for Netflix. If you haven't seen the original movie, you might want to stream it on Netflix before watching the show, but if you have seen it and love it like we do, you'll be over the moon with Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later
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If you've seen and are a fan of David Wain and Michael Showalter's hilarious film Wet Hot American Summer (WHAS), then you've surely watched its Netflix Original prequel series, WHAS: First Day of Camp (also on our list of the best shows on Netflix Australia). Hilariously taking place during the same summer of 1981 (despite a cast that's obviously aged by 15 years), the series hit every comedic note that made the film a cult favourite. Now, a sequel series has been made that sees our beloved characters return to Camp Firewood ten years after the events of the film and first series. Set in 1991, the show gets a lot of comedic mileage out of its new era, and sees most of its original cast return in some form or another (Bradley Cooper is unfortunately absent, though Adam Scott does a good job of filling his shoes). If you've ever wondered what these ridiculous characters might be like as adults, this is a series you must watch.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Mystery Science Theater 3000
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Ever spent an evening with friends watching bad movies and cracking jokes at their expense? If that's you, you're going to love Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). Based on a flimsy premise involving a scientific experiment by Gizmonic Institute, the show's lovably homemade sci-fi angle is just an excuse to have comedian Jonah Ray hang out with a bunch of wise-cracking robots named Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow as they relentlessly mock utterly terrible movies. The new Netflix version is actually a remake of an American cult favourite from the '80s and '90s and each episode will actually give you an entire movie to cringe and laugh through. A second season has now arrived on the service, dubbed The Gauntlet, which challenges viewers to sit through six more terrible movies in one sitting! Charming, funny and endlessly entertaining, MST3K is bound to capture a whole new generation of fans.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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One of the funniest shows to hit TV in years, Brooklyn Nine-Nine stars Andy Samberg as an immature goofball who also happens to also be a brilliant NYPD detective. The show revolves around the many cases (and shenanigans) that Samberg and his equally hilarious co-stars get wrapped up in under the watchful eye of their stern Captain. Quick-witted and full of heart, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a new comedy classic.
Seasons on Netflix: 4
Master of None
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One of the freshest and most enjoyable shows Netflix has put out to date, the semi-autobiographical Master of None sees comedian Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation) play Dev, a character much like himself who is trying to navigate his family, friends, acting career and love life in New York City. Hilarious and thoughtful, Master of None gives Dev the opportunity to reflect on difficult subjects like like racism and misogyny in a way that's warm, funny and eye-opening – no easy feat! Master of None also has an amazing soundtrack, and some wonderful supporting turns from Noël Wells, Eric Wareheim, Kelvin Yu and Ansari's own scene-stealing parents, Shoukath and Fatima.
Seasons available on Netflix: 2
Toast of London
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One of the funniest comedians to come out of Britain in years, Matt Berry (The Might Boosh, The IT Crowd, Snuff Box) is back with another pompous blowhard character that's entirely in his much-perfected wheelhouse. In Toast of London, Berry plays Steven Toast, an eccentric, washed-up actor whose antics off the stage are almost as insufferable as the ones on it (when he can actually find a worthwhile gig, that is). To make matters worse, Toast is surrounded by a number of comically-named characters who are just as aberrant as he is. Will Toast ever catch a break? A single episode of the show will probably be enough to answer that one…
Seasons on Netflix: 3
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
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Before he was a global superstar, Will Smith was the frontman for the late '80s/early '90s hip hop duo, DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. With a winning sense of personality and infectious hits like 'Parents Just Don't Understand', Smith took his performing talents and turned to acting by starring in the family sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Playing a fictionalised version of himself, Smith moves in with his stuffy high society Aunt and Uncle's family in the posh suburb of Bel-Air. Before long, his crazy persona turns the entire family's dynamic on its head, bringing a sense of much needed humour into their lives. A classic series with one of the best and most memorable theme songs of all time, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is as fresh and funny now as it was 20-odd years ago. Now, sing it with us: “In West Philadelphia, born and raised, on the playground is where I spent most of my days…”
Seasons on Netflix: 6
The Innocent Man
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Based on John Grisham's book 'The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town', Netflix's latest Original docu-series is sure to become a new obsession for true crime aficionados. The Innocent Man tells the gripping (and baffling) story of Ron Williamson, a man who has been imprisoned since 1988 and has sat on Oklahoma's death row for 11 years for a heinous murder that experts believe he couldn't possibly have committed. The problem is, his taped confession is impossible to ignore. Has Williamson been thrown under the bus by dodgy police and prosecutors?
Details: 1 season, 6 episodes per season, 48 minutes per episode
Queer Eye
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Queer Eye is back! Taking over from where the original Fab Five left off, the new team has been put together with the same ultimate mission: to remodel individuals into the best possible version of themselves, whether it be their wardrobe, living arrangements, grooming, diet or even their confidence. We know, makeover shows are usually pretty lame, but this one is fantastic in the way that the guys really get to the emotional heart of each subject they undertake. Often, there's a reason these men (and for the first time, a woman) have let themselves go or have put up defensive walls against the outside world. Because the Fab Five really seem to care about them, it becomes incredibly rewarding to watch them go from unhappy to full of life. Chances are you'll cry at least once per episode.
Details: 2 seasons, 8 episodes per season, 45 minutes per episode
Making a Murderer
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True crime stories are so hot right now, evidenced by the immense popularity of the podcast Serial and HBO's The Jinx. Netflix's original series Making A Murderer however, is probably the hottest of them all, documenting and recounting the trials of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, two working-class Americans accused of the murder of 23-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach. Over the first season's 10 episodes, the show exposes the failings of the Wisconsin justice system in blood-boiling detail. Having spent 18 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, Steven Avery is exonerated based on new DNA evidence. However, shortly after his release, he becomes the prime suspect in Halbach's murder, and Avery is put through the ringer once again by law enforcement figures that seem to have it out for him. What follows is an anger-inducing sequence of events that involve forced confessions, unconvincing (and possibly planted) evidence, dodgy lawyers and a complete presumption of guilt from almost everyone involved. Years later, as Avery and Dassey continue to sit in prison, the appeals process continues in Making A Murderer: Part 2, which covers each attempt to free the pair in great detail. Compelling, infuriating and tragic, we guarantee you won't be able to stop watching Making a Murderer once you've started.
Details: 2 seasons, 10 episodes per season, 60-70 minutes per episode
Dark Tourist
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While there's no shortage of traditional travel shows on television these days, the Netflix Original series Dark Tourist takes an entirely different approach by setting its sights on unconventional destinations and frightening, morally-questionable itinerary activities. NZ journalist and documentarian Daniel Farrier embarks a journey across the globe, exploring the world's most confronting tourist spots and larks. From a narco tourism experience that sees him travel around Colombia with Pablo Escobar's number one hitman, to a tour through radioactive Fukushima, Farrier visits the world's most ill-advised tourist attractions so that you don't have to.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
American Vandal
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A note-perfect spoof of the 'true crime docu-series' model that's become all the rage following the success of Making a Murderer and Serial, American Vandal follows the investigation of a fictional crime in which an underachieving high school student is accused of spray painting dicks on every car in his high school's faculty car park. In its second season, which looks to be just as good as the first, the teen-aged documentarians find themselves on a new case, investigating a school-wide pooping-spree masterminded by someone who goes by the name 'The Turd Burglar'. Like any good true crime investigation series, American Vandal is filled with conflicting testimonies, unreliable witnesses, compelling evidence, huge revelations and, of course, moody cinematography. Hilarious and constantly surprising, American Vandal is a must-see for any true crime aficionado.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Car Masters: Rust to Riches
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If you love classic cars, particularly of the American muscle variety, you're going to love the Netflix Original series Car Masters: Rust to Riches. Join the loveable misfits of the Temecula-based auto shop Gotham Garage as they recover rusted-out car bodies from junkyards all over California and restore them way beyond their former glory — with some additional Gotham-style, to boot. From post-apocalyptic Kombi vans to beautifully restored concept cars (like the never officially released Lincoln Futura), the team at Gotham Garage will blow your mind with what they're able to accomplish. As an added twist to the car restoration format, each restored vehicle is eventually traded upwards in an attempt to land a huge six-figure payday that can split amongst the Gotham crew. One episode and you'll be hooked!
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
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Following his sudden and tragic death, now might be the perfect time to watch Anthony Bourdain's most recent series, Parts Unknown, which has been recently added to Australian Netflix. They say that chefs are like the new rock stars of our time, and if that's the case, the lovably-outspoken celebrity chef and author Anthony Bourdain was the culinary equivalent of Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins rolled into one charming yet thoughtful dish. In his show Parts Unknown, Bourdain travelled further than ever before, exploring cultures and cuisines that are underrepresented on Television. Unlike most other travel/food programs, Bourdain spends an equal amount of time exploring communities and meeting the locals in an effort to understand their cultures and political landscapes. Witty, eye-opening and extremely thought-provoking, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown is the most accomplished series the late writer and celebrity chef ever made.
Seasons on Netflix: 6
Wild Wild Country
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This six-part documentary series tells the almost-unbelievable story of a utopian cult that was founded by a charismatic Indian guru and went on to build its own city in the Oregon desert. Told using news stories and archival footage from the city’s heyday in combination with present-day interviews with those who were there, the slowly-escalating series jumps from free love to stoushes between cult members and local Oregonians and culminates in attempted assassinations, legal battles, bombings and mass poisonings. It’ll leave you wondering who’s really in the right — and pondering what rules people are willing to break as they attempt to hold on to power. Wild Wild Country is one wild, wild ride.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Stay Here
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A renovation series with a twist, Netflix's Stay Here sees underwhelming Airbnb and short-stay vacation properties transformed by a team of professionals in an effort to maximise their potential and profitability. Over the course of each half hour episode, designer Genevieve Gorder and real estate expert Peter help turn each lacklustre property into a five star experience. Eye opening and addictive, you'll like blow through Stay Here's whole eight episode season in a single weekend.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
The Defiant Ones
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Charting the rise of one of the world's most successful business partnerships, The Defiant Ones delves into the lives of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre — two men who not only conquered the music industry, but whose famous Beats Electronics brand went on to become a $3 billion player in the tech world with its sale to Apple in 2014. Featuring a huge number of candid interviews from major music industry titans, including Bono, Eminem, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springstein, Gwen Stefani, Trent Reznor and more, this three-part documentary series (which is considered a Netflix Original in Australia despite being made by HBO) is a must-watch for music lovers and people fascinated by those who display an incredible business acumen.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Rapture
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Fans of hip-hop will definitely want to check out Rapture, the new Netflix Original documentary series which spends each episode with a different major player in the rap game, kicking off with Logic and featuring T.I., Just Blaze, 2 Chainz and more over the course of its entire run. in Rapture, the artists themselves are tasked with describing their careers, how they got to where they are, and what kind of cultural legacy they think they'll leave behind. Candid interviews with the artists and the people around them provide an eye-opening insight into a world that's not quite as it seems on the surface.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Ugly Delicious
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A documentary series that simultaneously celebrates food while asking why we like it in the first place, Ugly Delicious is a must-watch for any food lover. World-renowned chef David Chang takes us on a culinary journey, exploring the foods we cherish, from pizza to barbecue and everything in between. Rather than just show us the best forms of each dish, Chang's approach is entirely different, looking back at the history and ethnography of each meal and asking us to do away with our food elitism. It's only then that we can open our minds up to the endless possibilities of what food can actually be.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Flint Town
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Shot over a two-year period, this gripping Netflix Original documentary series follows police in Flint, Michigan, shining a light on a town that has been crippled by dwindling resources, crumbling infrastructure, violence and a contaminated water supply. A harrowing look at an American city that's been failed by its government, Flint Town shows that many of the issues plaguing communities, and the law enforcement departments tasked with serving and protecting them, aren't as cut-and-dried as they appear on the surface. Flint Town is an eye-opening series that's bound to change the way you look at police and impoverished communities who can't find a way out of their struggles.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
The Toys That Made Us
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For people of a certain age, the toys they grew up with would come to define their childhoods. In this 8-part documentary series (only 4 eps are currently available), we get to see how our favourite toys came to be, while also meeting the people responsible for them. Kicking off with Star Wars toys, the show them gives us a glimpse at the surprising origins of Barbie, G.I. Joe and He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Now, the second season has arrived, bring new 1-hour episodes about Transformers, Star Trek, Lego and Hello Kitty toys. It's hard to imagine anyone who grew up in the 70s/80s/90s not getting a massive kick out of this.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
The Staircase
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A harrowing true crime series that's as binge-worthy as Making A Murderer (but was actually released long before it), The Staircase follows the real-life murder trial of noted author Michael Peterson for the mysterious death of his second wife Kathleen, who violently lost her life at the bottom of the family home's staircase. While the accused vehemently protests his innocence and (most of) his family stands by him, it isn't the first staircase-based death of a loved one that's taken place in his orbit. Though it appears to be an open and shut case at first, various factors surrounding this second death seem to defy explanation. Was it an accident or was it murder? We promise that your opinion on the matter will flip frequently throughout the original eight-part series, and will continue to do so in the three brand new episodes accompanying it on Netflix.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Hip Hop Evolution
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An incredibly fascinating four-part docu-series charting the birth of hip hop music, Hip Hop Evolution takes us on a trip back to New York City's South Bronx area during the tumultuous early '70s. Beginning with the famous DJ Kool Herc block party that started it all and continuing on to the early days of gangsta rap music in the late '80s, Hip Hop Evolution is an eye-opening examination of all the elements that led to rap music becoming the global phenomenon it is today. Featuring countless interviews with hip hop pioneers, including Africa Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow, this Netflix Original series is one of the most entertaining cultural lessons you're ever likely to see. Once you're finished watching this, keep the beat going with Netflix's other brilliant hip hop show, The Get Down.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Chef's Table
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From the makers of the incredible documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi comes this Netflix Original series that takes us into the lives (and kitchens) of six of the world's most celebrated chefs each season. Get an inside look at the artistry behind the creation of some of the most breathtaking dishes imaginable, and then start to wish you had the unlimited resources required to travel around the world, visiting each of these incredible restaurants. Mouth-watering and awe-inspiring.
Seasons on Netflix: 3
Skin Wars
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Did you know that competitive body painting was a thing? Well, if you didn't, Skin Wars is here to show you what you've been missing out on! Hosted by Rebecca Romijn and featuring RuPaul Charles, Skin Wars pits the world's best body painters against each other for a chance to win a grand prize of $100,000. Contestants are given weekly tasks that involve painting naked models. Need more convincing? Well, the tasks will put their skills for painting and storytelling to the test, with a panel of judges handing out verdicts at the end of each episode. The person who presents the least skin-tillating artwork will be sent packing. Brutal, but hey, war is Hell.
Seasons on Netflix: 3
The Haunting of Hill House
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Loosely based on the 1959 gothic horror novel by Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House follows seven members of the Crain family who are forever traumatised by their brief time living at an old mansion in 1992. From the show's title, you've probably surmised that the house is haunted, however, these particular ghosts will continue to haunt the Crain children well into adulthood – no matter where they live. Regularly flicking back and forth between the present and past, The Haunting of Hill House gets under your skin slowly, gradually revealing the escalation of horror that led the family to be as fractured as it is today. As chilling as The Haunting of Hill House is, it's the family drama aspect that resonates most. That said, you'll probably want to sleep with the lights on after binging this is one. If you're a fan of films like The Conjuring, It and Hereditary, you're going to love this.
Details: 1 season, 10 episodes per season, 60-70 minutes per episode
Maniac
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From director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) comes Maniac, a sci-fi dramedy that's almost impossible to describe (we'll try our best, though). Set it a retro-futuristic version of New York City (think 'Big Apple' by way of Blade Runner), Maniac follows two troubled individuals (played by Emma Stone and Jonah Hill) who sign up for a mysterious pharmaceutical trial that promises to improve their lives exponentially. Placed in a series of dream-like states, the pair somehow find themselves repeatedly drawn to each other in their shared delusion. Do the two characters share a destiny, or is this just a side-effect of the trial? Featuring beautiful visuals and incredible performances, Maniac is the kind of mind-bending miniseries that deserves your time.
Details: 1 season, 10 episodes per season, 26-47 minutes per episode
Lost in Space
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Based on the classic 1960s television series (and rather forgettable 1990s film) of the same name, Lost in Space is the latest show to get its own Netflix makeover. The space colonist family Robinson has found itself stranded on a mysterious planet once again, and it's up to them to find a way off that rock and back on course to its actual destination. Darker and more serious in tone than the original series, the new Lost in Space still offers the same sense of wonder, albeit with a new emphasis on survival in a harsh new realm. Visually spectacular.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Altered Carbon
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Based on the science fiction novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon explores a futuristic world where death has become an inconvenience rather than a permanent state. A human's entire life can be backed up onto a chip in their neck, so when they die, they can move onto to a different body and continue on in another form. But when a wealthy man's chip is destroyed by a would-be assassin (lucky he's rich enough to have a 24-hour satellite backup), he brings Takeshi Kovacs (Joel Kinnaman) out of digital prison after 250 years to solve his murder. Kovacs is the last remaining Envoy, a super soldier who is now tasked with working for the very people he fought a war against. With an epic scope and a visual style influenced by the cyberpunk classic Blade Runner, Altered Carbon is the most epic show that Netflix has produced to date.
Seasons of Netflix: 1
Stranger Things
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Following up its instant-classic first season, Stranger Things season 2 is now streaming on Netflix. Playing like a cross between Stephen King and Steven Spielberg, Stranger Things is a nostalgic and somewhat scary throwback to the classic Amblin films of the '80s. In the small town of Hawkins, Indiana, young boy Will (Noah Schnapp) disappears in the middle of the night without a trace. The very next day, a young girl in a hospital gown appears in town, scared and unable to speak. In true Goonies/Stand By Me-fashion, the girl joins up with Will's buddies in an attempt to track down their missing friend. Also embroiled in the mystery is the young boy's mother, Joyce (Winona Ryder) – a woman who must confront terrifying forces if she has any hope of seeing her son again. Without spoiling the first season for newcomers, Stranger Things 2 picks up a year later and not only introduces some new characters, but also an even bigger and more terrifying threat that must be stopped at all costs!
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Star Trek: Discovery
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It may take an episode or so to truly get off the ground, but the newest Star Trek TV series delivers all the intergalactic adventuring we could possibly hope for. There's no shortage of action or spectacular visuals here, though the show's creators have balanced it with the series' trademark smarts to provide a truly compelling new entry in the Star Trek canon. The cast, which is led by Sonequa Martin-Green and features the likes of Michelle Yeoh and Jason Isaacs, is extraordinary. We can't wait to see where Star Trek: Discovery takes us in the future.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Scream
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Many scoffed when it was announced that MTV would be making its own Scream show based on the hit Wes Craven-directed film series of the same name, but that initial cynicism bleeds away once the show sinks its hooks into you. Inspired by the films but in no way connected to them, the show maintains the meta-commentary and slashing action that the Scream name is known for while creating a whole new mythos of its own. Featuring a (mostly) likeable cast, buckets of blood and a central mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end, fans will definitely get a kick out of Scream's small-screen slashing mayhem. The first iteration of the show is done and dusted after two seasons, however, a brand new story will kick off later this year that follows a completely different group of characters. It's also been promised that the classic Ghostface mask will return!
Seasons on Netflix: 2
The Expanse
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Fans of brainy, politically-minded science fiction, like the incredible Battlestar Galactica reboot series, would do well to check out The Expanse, a futuristic series that sees our Solar System colonised by humans. Initially presented in the guise of a cop procedural about a missing person, The Expanse's stakes are quickly raised when a vast political conspiracy becomes apparent that threatens the fate of our galaxy. Starring Thomas Jane, Steven Strait and Shohreh Aghdashloo, The Expanse is a show that takes a little while to warm up to, but once you're hooked, you won't be able to look away.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Black Mirror
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As far as dystopian fiction goes, Black Mirror is up there with the very best. Penned by Charlie Brooker, who before this was disassembling and decimating the news in his show NewsWipe, Black Mirror consists of a handful of caustic tales about the perils of technology, shady governments and human nature as a whole.
Not only has Netflix nabbed the original seven episodes of the show to stream, comprising two series and a Christmas special, but it also funded two new seasons. Each standalone episode holds a mirror up to our society in extreme satire, with themes that are not too far from issues facing us all today: social media highs and embarrassing lows, technology going awry and new games that start to feel all-too real. Pitch-black comedy at its absolute darkest, Black Mirror is a must for tech-heads with a wicked sense of humour.
Seasons on Netflix: 4
Firefly
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After he had produced the perfect female lead in Buffy and before he was Hulk smashing with The Avengers, Joss Whedon created a short-run sci-fi series that has spawned not only a massive cult following but, quite astonishingly, a movie. The reason it was such an underground success was because Firefly takes the Star Wars framework of making space messy, where everything is a little rough around the edges – including the crew. It even has its own Han Solo in the form of Nathan Fillion's Malcolm Reynolds. Whedon's witty words permeate the whole of Firefly, which is not so much a space opera but a space rock opera.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Marvel's Iron FIst
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While many Marvel fans found the first season of Netflix's Iron Fist underwhelming, steps have been taken to address the show's issues (the fight scenes, the lead character's personality), leading to a vastly superior second season overall. Danny Rand (Finn Jones), heir to the Rand Industries fortune, returns to New York City after being presumed dead for 15 years. During that time, Danny was being trained by monks, earning himself the title of the Immortal Iron Fist — protector of the mystical (and eternal) hidden city of K'un-Lun. Upon his return, Danny discovers that his company is secretly being controlled by The Hand, an order that has been at war with K'un-Lun for centuries. With the help of martial arts teacher Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick), Danny must use his extremely powerful glowing fist to take down The Hand once and for all. In season 2, must taken down an old compatriot from K'un-Lun who embarks on a murderous rampage across New York.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Marvel's Luke Cage
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Netflix has been killing it with its Marvel shows so far, having already launched a number of top-tier shows including Daredevil and Jessica Jones. With Luke Cage, we got a new kind of hero — one who's proud to use to his powers in an effort to represent and protect his community. If you've watched Jessica Jones, you'll already be familiar with this literally unbreakable character, as he played a pivotal role in that show's first season. HIs own series, however, picks up some time after that, with Cage relocating from Hell's Kitchen to Harlem, and finding himself coming to blows with local gangsters. And, now that Luke Cage's second season has arrived on Netflix, it's time for Harlem's hero to once again re-enter our list of trending shows. Expect plenty of intense action with a real hip-hop flair. Unfortunately, Netflix has since cancelled the series after season 2, meaning fans will have to hope for more Luke Cage appearances in Netflix's other Marvel shows.
Series on Netflix: 2
Marvel's Jessica Jones
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In retrospect, it would seem impossible for Marvel to surpass its first Netflix Original series, Daredevil, with a show about a hard drinking ex-superhero that's little known outside of comic book circles, but that's pretty much what it's done with Jessica Jones. Though the show doesn't quite reach the action heights of Daredevil, Jessica Jones manages to be even more compelling in terms of story and character. Based on the comic Alias by Brian Michael Bendis, the first season of the show sees private investigator Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), bar owner Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and celebrity Trish Walker (Rachael Taylor) do battle with a mind-controlling creep named Kilgrave (David Tennant), whose incredible obsession with Jessica is causing everyone around her to die. The second season follows on from the events of Marvel's The Defenders, and finds Jones delving into her past in order to make sense of her latest case. Dark, violent and quite sexual for a Marvel show, Jessica Jones is required viewing for fans of the MCU.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Black Lightning
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Tackling issues of race, crime and violence in his community, the DC Comics character Black Lightning makes an electrifying debut on television. Unlike most other superhero vigilantes, Black Lightning (Cress Williams) is a school principal and family man during the day, juggling a rocky marriage and two free-spirited daughters in the process. In this TV version, Black Lightning returns to the streets to fight crime after a forced retirement period. Using stories ripped from the headlines, Black Lightning feels more current than every other television show in DC's Arrowverse. While Arrow, Flash and Supergirl won't be making an appearance in the first season of Black Lightning, we can certainly expect a team-up somewhere down the line. Black Lightning is also considered a Netflix Original in Australia, so you can expected new episodes to be fast-tracked as they're aired in the States.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Marvel's The Punisher
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Marvel's most polarising Netflix series to date, The Punisher seems the return of Frank Castle (Joe Bernthal) after the events of Daredevil: Season 2. Having already killed everyone involved in his family's death, Frank's attempts to lay low are interrupted when he is dragged into a military conspiracy that he may or may not have been involved in. Though it can be slow-paced at times (please Netflix/Marvel, look up the phrase 'cut to the chase' for me), it is nonetheless a powerful and violent show that isn't afraid to deal with some heavy topics. As a study on the effects of PTSD, The Punisher is surprisingly poignant. It may not hit the heights of Daredevil or Jessica Jones, but The Punisher still makes for a welcome addition to Marvel's television landscape.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Arrow
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Though the show has had its ups and downs over the years, Arrow has probably remained the most consistently-watchable of all the DC Arrowverse shows to date. Missing for five years and presumed dead, rich-kid Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) returns home to find his beloved Starling City overrun by crime and corruption. In an effort to fulfil a promise made to his dying father, Queen dons a hood, grabs a bow and arrow and becomes a deadly vigilante with one mission — to save his city. Of course, he can't do it alone, which is why Oliver recruits a team that includes John Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards) among others. Feeling a bit more like Batman than the Green Arrow comics it's based on, Arrow is nevertheless an action-packed superhero series worth watching.
Seasons on Netflix: 5
Marvel's The Defenders
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Everything has been leading to this – Marvel's insanely popular Netflix shows, each set in the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, are finally colliding in The Defenders. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, all the lead heroes of their own respective shows, must now come together to stop a threat that aims to watch New York City fall. Think of them like the television equivalent of The Avengers, only more street-level. Will they be able to put aside their differences to fight as a team? Or will The Hand, the shadowy, ancient criminal organisation that featured in both Daredevil and Iron Fist, take one more step towards global domination? You'll have to binge-through this 8-episode special event to find out!
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Bodyguard
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War veteran David Budd (Richard Madden, aka Robb Stark from Game of Thrones) works for the London’s Metropolitan Police. While travelling on a train with his kids, Budd is forced to lead police negotiations with a suicide bomber. He then gets assigned as the principal protection officer to UK’s Home Secretary (Keeley Hawes) and the twists and turns in this six-part series begin to unfurl. Each minute keeps you at the edge of your seat – every time you think you’ve figured something out, you’re proven wrong. Not only is the show gripping, it portrays today’s tense times extremely well. The Brits do police procedurals better than most, and this drama is no exception – in fact we think it’s the best BBC production in a while. The script shines through in the cast's perfectly restraint acting, and the plot is full of intrigue and suspense that will probably make your brain hurt – a must-watch in our books.
Details: 1 season, 6 episodes per season, 60-75 minutes per episode
Orange is the New Black
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Back for its sixth season, Orange is the New Black is showing no signs of slowing down, with the women of Litchfield now experiencing some new problems after having been moved into a maximum security prison following last season's riot. It may have never reached the heady heights of House Of Cards, but Orange Is The New Black is another show that proves Netflix is now up there with HBO when it comes to offering decent programming. As per its prison setting, Orange doesn't shirk the big issues of violence and rape but manages to mix these with a heady dose of black humour and some occasional romance. If you haven't gotten onboard the OITNB train, now's the time to start your binge! For those who are up to date, check out the trailer for season 6 below.
Seasons on Netflix: 6
The Alienist
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Set at the turn of the 20th century, The Alienist finds New York City gripped by the heinous serial murders of young male prostitutes. With the city in a panic, police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Geraghty) appoints a team to track and apprehend the killer. This includes the unorthodox criminal psychologist, Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl), New York Times illustrator John Moore (Luke Evans) and aspiring detective Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning). A harrowing mystery that will have you on the edge of your seat, The Alienist is a grisly crime thriller in the vein of Mindhunter and From Hell.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Sons of Anarchy
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From the makers of the gritty award-winning series The Shield comes Sons of Anarchy, a crime drama that follows a bikie gang as its wreaks havoc across the small (and fictional) Californian town of Charming. Led by Jax Teller (Charlie Hunnam in his star-making role), the Sons must deal with cops, rival gangs and drug cartels, as well as inner turmoil from within the motorcycle club itself. Adding fuel to the fire is Jax's devious mother, Gemma (Katey Segal), who has a way of manipulating everyone around her — including her own son. With betrayals, bullets and bloodshed being a daily occurrence in Charming, there's never a dull moment across Sons of Anarchy's seven seasons. Be warned, the show can get extremely violent and occasionally deals with some very heavy subjects — if you're easily offended, you may want to steer your bike far away from this one.
Seasons on Netflix: 7
Manhunt: Unabomber
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With true crime stories being all the rage these days, the creative people in TV land have turned their attentions to story of the US domestic terrorist Ted Kaczynski, better known to most as the Unabomber. This dramatic retelling of the real-life events stars Paul Bettany as the Unabomber and Australia's own Sam Worthington as the FBI profiler who helped track him down. A gripping and sometimes harrowing series, Manhunt: Unabomber is consistent in its high level of quality throughout its entire run.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Godless
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Need a badass western series to tide you over until Westworld returns next year? Well, saddle up pardner, because Netflix's new limited series Godless should keep your spurs from jingling and jangling. From Scott Frank, director of The Lookout and A Walk Among the Tombstones, comes Godless, a show that sees an outlaw chase his ex-partner into a New Mexico town populated entirely by women. Starring Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and Scott McNairy, Godless is a gripping western that will shock and surprise you.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
The Sinner
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What causes a seemingly normal woman to violently murder a random person while out at the beach with her husband and newborn child? That is the premise behind The Sinner, a show which sees Jessica Biel take on a darker character than she ever has before. Bull Pullman also stars as an investigator who becomes obsessed with finding out where these violent fits of rage come from. Is there something hidden deep in her past that even she doesn't know about? Thrillingly told and terrifically acted, The Sinner is compelling viewing.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Mindhunter
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From David Fincher, director of such serial killer classics as Se7en and Zodiac, comes Mindhunter – a Netflix Original series that details how the FBI's profiling practices came into fruition. Academic and detail-oriented, the series sees its agents stare deep into the heart of darkness in order to better understand this new breed of demented killer that they've been tasked with chasing. Based on autobiographical accounts by FBI Agent John Douglas, who inspired the fictional character of Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris' seminal Hannibal books, Mindhunter is a gripping series that applies an analytical approach to a well-worn subject.
Seasons on Netflix : 1
Narcos
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With its latest season, Netflix's hit series Narcos has left Colombia behind and spun off into a different story exploring the Mexican drug trade. While it occasionally crosses over into the world of Pablo Escobar and the Cali Cartel, Narcos: Mexico is its own story, following the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel, led by Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (Diego Luna). Meanwhile, American DEA agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena (Michael Peña) relocates his family to the city in order to track the cartel, expecting to investigate a bunch of disorganised traffickers. Unfortunately, he gets more than he bargained for with Gallardo, whose ambition sees him build an unrivalled Mexican drug empire. Once again based on a true story, Narco: Mexico is just as riveting as the show's previous seasons, only with an entirely different Mexican flavour. Also, you don't need to have seen the previous seasons to enjoy this one. Check out the trailer below.
Details: 4 seasons, 10 episodes per season, 60 minutes per episode
Ozark
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Though Netflix's new crime drama Ozark has understandably been compared to Breaking Bad, the show approaches similar themes in an entirely different and uniquely intense way. Chicago businessman Marty Bryde (Jason Bateman, who also directs some of the episodes) seems like a standup guy, but has actually spent years laundering drug money for a Mexican cartel. When it's revealed that his friend and business partner has been skimming money off the top, Marty finds himself in debt to a trigger-happy drug lord who has no qualms about murdering Marty's entire family, including wife Wendy (Laura Linney) and their two young children. Now, Marty's only chance at keeping his family alive is to move them to the Ozarks, a long coastline in Missouri that Marty believes is potential a goldmine, so that he can pay back the money that's owed. Gripping and very adult, Ozark will surely appeal to fans of shows like Fargo and the aforementioned Breaking Bad.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
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True crime fans, get ready for your newest obsession. The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story recounts the 1994-1995 murder trial involving all-star NFL legend O.J. Simpson, in which he was accused of the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ronald Lyle Goldman. The first in a series of one-off stories, American Crime Story season one is an engrossing and terrifically-acted retelling of the infamous trial told from the perspectives of both the prosecution and the defence. Cuba Gooding Jr. gives a fantastic performance as O.J., while Sarah Paulson (as Marcia Clark), David Schwimmer (as Robert Kardashian) and John Travolta (as Robert Shapiro) provide exceptional support.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Mad Men
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Arguably one of the finest shows ever made, Mad Men is a brilliant time capsule that takes us on a journey through the ever-changing landscape that was 1960s America. Over the years, we get to see the country evolve through the eyes of the people who work at a swanky New York advertising agency – most notably our lead character Don Draper (John Hamm), a damaged individual with a hidden past and a drinking problem who is constantly engaging in infidelity. Through the show, we get some insight into the slow rise of power for women in the workplace while facing overt sexism, race relations and the evolution of the American family during the most tumultuous period in American history. Truly an outstanding, must-watch show.
Seasons on Netflix: 6
Suits
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You've never seen a lawyer show like this before. Suits mostly avoids the 'courtroom drama' angle that law shows usually take, and instead focuses on the dealings behind the scenes. Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) is a brilliant man with a photographic memory who is wasting his life away as a petty drug dealer, until lawyer-extraordinaire Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) hires him to work at the most prestigious law firm in New York. Let's hope no one finds out about his lack of a law degree. Absolutely addictive.
Seasons on Netflix: 6
House of Cards
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Funded completely by Netflix, House of Cards is an addictive series that sees a terrible man and his equally duplicitous wife manipulate their way into the Oval Office. It also boasts a visual style crafted by director David Fincher and immense acting by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. With allegations about Spacey coming to light recently, Netflix has dropped the actor from the show entirely, opting instead to put Wright front and centre for the show's final season. With five seasons currently available, Netflix's Card trick is still impressive and shows just how far Netflix has come, bringing the service worldwide critical acclaim and awards attention. With the world as focused on US politics as it is now, House of Cards is downright therapeutic entertainment. We can't wait to see how show fares without its former star.
Seasons on Netflix: 5
The Get Down
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Reportedly Netflix's most expensive show ever, The Get Down is an absolutely dazzling look into the birth of hip hop music in the South Bronx during the late 1970s. The show effortlessly blends real life footage from the period with scenes from the show, mixing them together like a good DJ. Created by Baz Luhrmann (Moulin Rouge!), The Get Down is bursting with style, drama, colourful characters and fantastic music. If you have even the slightest interest in hip hop music, consider The Get Down required viewing. Unfortunately, the show was too big for Netflix to handle, which is why we only have a single two-part season to enjoy. Though we wish we could've followed these characters further, we're glad we got to spend time with them regardless.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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Sure, It's easy to disregard Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It's a Star Wars kids show set during the prequel trilogy (you know, the trilogy that everyone hates), so obviously it doesn't seem like something any self-respecting adult would want to watch. How wrong you would be to assume that, as Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the best the series has been since the original trilogy. Each episode is like an epic mini-movie, with immense scope, fantastic production values, brilliant art design and tight direction. The entire series is available in HD on the service, including a Netflix-exclusive 13 episode season entitled 'The Lost Missions'.
Seasons on Netflix: 6
Castlevania
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Inspired by the beloved video game franchise of the same name and modelled after Japanese anime, the Netflix Original series Castlevania isn't shy about packing its short four-episode season with as much blood and guts as possible. Produced by noted geek Adi Shankar (Dredd) with animation by the renowned Frederator Studios (Adventure Time), Castlevania sees Dracula (Graham McTavish) wage war on mankind after the senseless killing of the one human he loved. Now, it's up to whip-cracking hero Trevor Belmont (Richard Armitage) to stop him. With comparisons to Game of Thrones, Castlevania is definitely a series made with adults in mind. If you like brutal medieval stories that are willing to explore some seriously dark territory, you're going to love Castlevania.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Voltron 84
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Finished watching Netflix's new Voltron reboot series and crave even more intergalactic action? Well, you're in luck – Netflix has seen fit to drop a whole bunch of classic Voltron episodes from the original series on its service! Rather than just posting them in the order they were released, the episodes have been handpicked by members of the creative team behind the new series. Not only that, each episode is prefaced by a short introduction from the person who picked it detailing why it's important to them. A must-watch for Voltron fans who want to take a stroll down memory lane.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
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One of the greatest cartoons of the '80s, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe has finally made its way to Netflix Australia! Set on the magical world of Eternia, the show follows Prince Adam, a young man who becomes the superhero He-Man whenever he holds aloft his magic sword and speaks the words: “by the power of Greyskull!” Together with his friends, Teela, Man-At-Arms, Battlecat and Orco, He-Man regularly faces off against the dastardly (and deliciously campy) villain known as Skeletor, who will stop at nothing in his attempts to take over the realm. If you're after a mad rush of nostalgia, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe should do the trick!
Seasons on Netflix: 1
She-Ra: Princess of Power
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A spin-off of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra: Princess of Power was originally aimed at girls but works well for just about everyone. She-Ra, or Princess Adora, is He-Man/Prince Adam's sister, and is tasked with protecting the realm of Etheria from the evil tyrant Hordak. With the help of her talking steed, Swift Wind, who turns into a winged unicorn named Spirit, She-Ra leads a rebellion to take back Etheria once and for all. A terrific cartoon with amazing '80s visuals, She-Ra: Princess of Power is as powerful a blast of nostalgia as He-Man before it.
Seasons on Netflix: 1
Rick and Morty
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Playing like a hilariously twisted version of Back to the Future, Rick and Morty follows a whiny high schooler and his alcoholic scientist grandfather as they set out on crazy adventures across the Universe. From Dan Harmon, creator of Community, and Justin Roiland, who voices both the titular characters, Rick and Morty is an endlessly clever show that never ceases to come up with mind-blowing stories to tell. This isn't just the best animated sci-fi comedy since Futurama – it's even better. So, grab your Plumbus and strap in, because the second season of Rick and Morty is now available to stream on Netflix Australia!
Seasons on Netflix: 3
The Crown
Credit: Netflix
A truly opulent historical epic, The Crown is a majestic Netflix Original series that deals with Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) and her rise to the throne, starting in the 1940s and moving on to modern times. With a reported budget of £100 million, Netflix and Left Bank Pictures spared no expense to tell this story of royalty with as much detail and historical accuracy as possible. Though it might seem like a stuffy costume drama, the brilliant photography and incredibly sense of scale will leave you flabbergasted. Featuring terrific acting and wonderful direction from Peter Morgan (who directed the Oscar winning film, The Queen), The Crown is the perfect show for Downton Abbey fans who are looking for their next big fix.
Seasons on Netflix: 2
Peaky Blinders
Credit: BBC
This British gangster epic is set almost a century ago and charts the rise of Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and his gang in Birmingham. 'Peaky Blinders' refers to the gang's tendency to sew razor blades into the into the peaks of their caps — not exactly the warmest of welcomes, if you ask us. With incredible production value, acting, writing, costumes, sets and cinematography, Peaky Blinders is the kind of show that screams quality from every angle. To make the show even more of a 'must-watch', Tom Hardy lends his star power by playing the villain in the show's second season. Well c'mon then guv'nor, start watching!
Seasons on Netflix: 3
Spartacus
Credit: Starz
Before he was the showrunner for Marvel's Daredevil, Steven DeKnight worked on the gratuitously violent and sexual series Spartacus. At first glance, you'd be forgiven for thinking that there's nothing more to the show than meat-headed beefcakes fighting and screwing in a 300-aping manner, but there's so much more going on – we follow Spartacus (the late Andy Whitfield and his replacement, Liam McIntyre) as he is taken into slavery and forced to do cruel and unimaginable things in the gladiatorial arena, just waiting for the day that he can finally get his revenge on slave-owners Batiatus (John Hannah) and Lucretia (Lucy Lawless). All of this culminates in one of the most satisfying season finales in recent memory. Be warned – this show is filled with grotesque violence and an immense amount of sex and nudity. It's like Game of Thrones times ten.
Seasons on Netflix: 4
Vikings
Credit: The History Channel
Praise Odin! We finally have a brutal and (mostly) historically-accurate show about Norse culture that would make Thor proud. Vikings takes us on a journey through Scandinavian/European history as Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), a man who may or may not be a direct descendent of Odin himself, rises up the viking ranks and searches for new civilisations alongside his band of viking brothers. Best watched with a pint of mead in your hand.
Seasons on Netflix: 4
Marco Polo
Credit: Netflix
Netflix's answer to Game of Thrones, Marco Polo is the most epic and expensive Netflix original series to date. With a budget of $US90 million for the first season alone, the show is packed with big scale battles, thousands of extras, incredible locations and lavish sets. Set during Marco Polo's time in Mongolia under Kublai Khan, the series follows the famed Venetian's adventures as he navigates through Khan's Imperial City. You can guarantee that there will be blood, betrayal, intrigue and heaping helpings of sex and nudity. Hey, we told you it was like Game of Thrones!
Seasons on Netflix: 2
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Re: some thoughts on cultural appropriation

Quote from: Captain Video on April 05, 2019, 07:26:11 PM Also just about every Indian restaurant I have ever been too has vegetable biryani and they are all owned by people from India. Much like the “chop suey” created by Chinese American immigrants to suit American palates, “vegetable biryani” and “chicken tikka masala” are not really authentic Indian dishes. Quote from: Quetzalcoatl on April 06, 2019, 04:27:31 PM Why wouldn’t this particular Indian food (that I’ve never heard of before) be subject to evolution? Biryani has a history in the context of Indian cuisine. It represents the Persian and Arabian influences on the cuisine, and is related to kabsa in Middle Eastern cooking. The basis of those dishes is rice and meat; it’s what the dish is. A vegetarian simmered rice dish is properly called a pulao , not a biryani . The whole point of the article’s criticism of “vegetable biryani” was that it’s not an authentic evolution of Indian food, but a bastardization of an Indian dish by a non-Indian cook who clearly does not understand the cuisine. It’s not a moral judgment about whether it’s okay to make and sell an inauthentic desi -themed food to an unwitting public, but a simple point of fact that it’s technically incorrect to call a rice and vegetable dish “biryani.” On the whole, Indian people seem very proud of their country’s unique food, so this kind of objection is not surprising. It’s up to you whether or not you choose to respect the opinion of an Indian person who grew up eating that cuisine. Quote from: Quetzalcoatl on April 06, 2019, 04:27:31 PM If there is a demand for a vegetarian version, then such a version is very likely to appear, as Captain Video’s anecdote seems to suggest. This appeal to laissez faire capitalism argument would probably make the bastardization even more obnoxious in the eyes of food purists. After all, we’re talking about India, the most vegetarian country in the world by far. As such, Indian food culture is perhaps the world’s most vegetarian-friendly. So it’s not surprising for an Indian to express disdain over some non-Indian restaurant offering a cheap veggie knock-off of one of their country’s most popular dishes. Quote from: Quetzalcoatl on April 06, 2019, 04:27:31 PM To think of a particular food as having some sort of essence seems fallacious to me. Foods and cuisines are evolving, not static. It’s not that the food has an unquantifiable “essence” as such. It’s that the names of dishes have meaning for the people who know that particular food, and people familiar with the cuisine are able to recognize when some traditional dish is being made incorrectly. I’ve learned that the tacos we eat in Sweden are very different from the ones you can find in Mexico. Apparently they are rather Swedified tacos. We used minced meat as filling, which they apparently don’t in Mexico. Who told you that? Mexican tacos quite often contain minced meat. Quote from: Quetzalcoatl on April 06, 2019, 04:27:31 PM It is also pretty common here to use sour creme as dipping, again which I understand that they don’t do in Mexico either. Sour cream is also not an uncommon ingredient in Mexican tacos. Except that it’s not usually “dipped” in the cream; the cream is usually smeared on the tortilla before applying the fillings. Does this harms Mexico or Mexicans? Seems rather far-fetched to me. It is natural that foods are adapted to local conditions and demands in new places. I don’t believe it does. Those kinds of accusations seem arbitrary and ultimately unjustifiable to me. I mean, I can see the harm if somebody steals a proprietary taco recipe from a Mexican cook and used it to make money. But it would be just as wrong if one Mexican cook stole the recipe from another. The immorality has nothing to do with the ethnicity of some gringo cooking an authentic Mexican recipe or changing it in some inauthentic way. Quote from: Quetzalcoatl on April 06, 2019, 04:27:31 PM There is as it happens a distinction between sushi in Japan and Western-style sushi . Again, I find this hard to object to, and have a hard time to understand why others would find it objectionable. Look at this Japanese seafood pizza with squid ink sauce , or these so-called ” sushi burritos ” for that matter. As far as I’m concerned, all the variety just makes food more interesting. « Last Edit: Today at 12:22:03 AM by John Albert » Logged

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Comedy Shows in New York City This Weekend – April 12-April 14 – City Guide NY

Charles Bacquet Comedy and Variety Show – Broadway Comedy Club April 12, 2019 – New York
Charles Bacquet presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You’ve seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more! Kevin Downey Jr., Steve Marshall, Dina Hashem
April 12, 2019 – New York
18 & over 2 beverage minimum per person Non- Refindable & Non- Transferable
Comedyjuice (The Vintage Lounge) W/ Comedy Central’s Sydnee Washington, Conan’s Dan St Germain, Andy Ostroff, Jf Harris, & More – Gotham Comedy Club April 12, 2019 – New York
ComedyJuice is one of the top live comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of All-Star stand up comedy events each year. ComedyJuice has been called the best standup comedy show in the nation by sources ranging from Sirius Satellite radio to People magazine. ComedyJuice attracts such comedy stars as Sarah Silverman, Daniel Tosh, Aziz Ansari, Dane Cook, and Marc Maron on a regular basis and has consistently been a place to discover new comedy stars before they are famous. With regular shows at many of the top comedy clubs in the country, ComedyJuice is proud to add Gotham Comedy Club to that list and launch ComedyJuice NYC. Every Tuesday night at 9:30pm. You never know who will drop in, but you always know you will get the best in live comedy.
Rad Motel Live – The PIT April 12, 2019 – New York
New York city’s oldest sketch comedy group of the year, Rad Motel is a collection of dear friends who first performed together at Brown University. Today their credits include ClickHole, Funny or Die, College Humor, People, Vh1, SPIKE, AOL, CMT, The YES Network and many other basic cable channels. Come check in for new videos, live show information and free HBO. Enjoy your stay.
Pop Show – Union Hall April 12, 2019 – Brooklyn
This event is 21 and over This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.
Taggart and Wittert: Lawyers at Law – Union Hall April 12, 2019 – Brooklyn
This event is 21 and over This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.
Glory! – A Traumatic Comedy – Dixon Place April 12, 2019 – New York
GLORY! is a dramatic comedy that takes us through a harrowing, albeit hilarious night with two elderly African American sisters. After shooting her undercover spy husband, panic-stricken Jesstell shows up at true crime buff Bitty’s house at the crack of dawn. Mystery and mayhem ensue as family secrets get spilled, shots are fired, and the truth is revealed. This serious black comedy is the sisterhood of Lucy and Ethel with a dash of soul.
Boogiemanja – The PIT April 12, 2019 – New York
BoogieManja (n): 1.) A huge, exciting, experimental monster. 2.) An hour of fantastic sketch comedy. 3.) Something that changes shape or form every month
April Fools Comedy Jam – Barclays Center April 12, 2019 – Brooklyn
April Fools Comedy Jam gets bigger every year as the best stand-up comics from around the country descend to Barclays Center on Friday, April 12 to provide top-notch comedy. The jam-packed show headlines Sheryl Underwood, Michael Blackson, Lil Rel, Bill Bellamy, Affion Crockett, Luenell, Tony Roberts, AJ Johnson, HaHa Davis, Majah Hype and more. The show ensures a night of rapid-fire laughs, hosted by MTV’s comedian Rip Micheals, known for jaw-dropping performance and crowd interactions.
Emmy Blotnick & Guests – Comedy Works April 12, 2019 – Saratoga Springs
EMMY is a very talented stand up/actress/writer based in NY. She is currently the Head Writer for the Comedy Central series THE PRESIDENT SHOW. Previously, she wrote for Apple’s CARPOOL KARAOKE, NOT SAFE WITH NIKKI GLASER, the COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ROB LOWE, and @Midnight. She was head writer on the Comedy Central pilot G.O.A.T. starring Liza Treyger and Noah Gardenschwarz. As a standup, she has been highlighted as one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch and TimeOut’s Women of Comedy.
Corinne Fisher, Maria Heinegg, H. Foley – New York Comedy Club April 12, 2019 – New York
Wondering what to do tonight? Our New York stand up comedy showcase is one of the most fun things to do on a weeknight! Whether you’re with your friends from work looking for a great Happy Hour, want to have a fun, casual date night or just love to laugh every day, our comedy nights have you covered! Featuring: Maria Heinegg Corinne Fisher H Foley
Chuck Nice, Phil Hanley, Keith Alberstadt, James Mattern – New York Comedy Club April 12, 2019 – New York
Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Featuring: James Mattern Phil Hanley Keith Alberstadt Chuck Nice
Phil Hanley, H. Foley, Chuck Nice, Corinne Fisher – New York Comedy Club April 12, 2019 – New York
Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Featuring: H Foley Corinne Fisher Phil Hanley Chuck Nice
Mike Britt, Keith Alberstadt, James Mattern, Chuck Nice – New York Comedy Club April 12, 2019 – New York
Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Featuring: James Mattern Keith Alberstadt Chuck Nice Mike Britt
Free Tickets!!! Thurs Hilarious Comedy Club Show! Special Guests! – Broadway Comedy Club Through April 12, 2019 – New York
FREE TICKETS!!! See HILARIOUS Headlining New York City comedians at the Broadway Comedy Club Comics from Conan, FOX, Fallon, MTV, Netflix, Sirius XM, Comedy Central & more!!! Only a 2 Drink Minimum per person–(full bar menu!) Great For A Cheap Night Out at a NYC Comedy Club! Reserve ASAP. 17 years old and over.
Through April 12, 2019 – Brooklyn
Laughing Buddha’s Open Mic Frenzy
North Coast – The PIT April 13, 2019 – New York
With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast’s explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show’s improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by a live beatboxer. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as “mind-blowing” and “next level” by critics and audiences alike.
Versus – Caveat April 13, 2019 – New York
WrestleMania meets Debate Club Your hosts Meg Pierson, Zak Martellucci, and Dustin Growick lead a rotating cast of special guest experts in a battle royale of serious—and not so serious—topics. Who will come out on top? Dinosaurs or mammals? Biology or physics? Space or oceans? Chock-full of trivia, games, and prizes, the show will conclude with the answer to an age-old question. The winner is up to you, as audience endorsements and YOUR vote will ultimately determine which team is crowned champion of VERSUS.
Linda Loves Bingo – (Le) Poisson Rouge April 13, 2019 – New York
WIN BIG AT NYC’S #1 DRAG GAME SHOW—LINDA LOVES BINGO! Join hostess Linda Simpson as players vie for a treasure trove of prizes, from discount-store delights to a cash jackpot. Thrills, laughs and prizes galore! Bring along your friends, relatives, your special someone, or just come alone—Anyone can be a winner at this fun-filled affair! Great for birthday celebrations and other special gatherings. (Arrive early for best seats.) The New York Times, Time Out and New York magazines all agree: Bingo with Linda is a blast! FREE Admission! Players pay $10 each for Bingo cards that are good for entire night. Full bar and food menu. *Happy Hour 6:30–7:30pm *Games 7:30–9:30pm
Bob Saget – PlayStation Theater April 13, 2019 – New York
All Ages Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (“Full House” and “Americas Funniest Home Videos”) but he’s also an out of his mind, Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special “That Ain’t Right” to his scene-stealing cameos in “Entourage,” and “The Aristocrats,” it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side.
Super Video Bros. – Union Hall April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
Super Video Bros. is a video clip Show where comedians Mike Brown (MTV) and Dillon Stevenson (Okayplayer) react to a series of music videos associated with a common theme. This show has special guests, audience participation and JAMS!!
Her-Icane: All Women+ Stand up Comedy for Disaster Relief – Union Hall April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
Her-icane is a monthly showcase of all women+ comics to benefit disaster relief…because women are funny, and the planet is in crisis. Running since November 2017, the series has raised thousands of dollars for relief efforts for the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Carolinas and the California Wildfires. The show is hosted by Kate Villa (MTV) and Jenny Gorelick (Jenny’s Birthday Show at Union Hall) and has been featured in the New York Times, amNY, Time Out New York, Bedford & Bowery, and the skint.
Saturday Matinee – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice It’s never too early for Comedy! Join us for the quintessential New York City Comedy experience. Our happy hour show presents a mix of citywide stars, club favorites, and fresh faces so you can kick off your evening with a lot of laughs
Laughing Buddha – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Laughing Buddha Comedy presents an evening of NYC’s emerging comics as they join Jeff Lawrence for a hilarious night of laughter.
Saturday Night Headliners – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Whether you’re a local or just visiting the greatest city in the world, New York City stand up comedy is a must-do activity. New York Comedy Club offers the most authentic NYC comedy experience in the city. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Your favorite podcast stars (Guys We Fucked, Legion of Skanks, Tuesdays With Stories), SiriusXM personalities (Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Andy Fiori, Shuli Egar), TV stars (Judah Friedlander, Rell Battle, Andrew Schulz, Carly Aquilino), Late Night personalities (Rory Albanese, Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman), plus hot young talent about to burst onto the scene.
Saturday Night Headliners on 4th St. – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Your favorite podcast stars (Guys We Fucked, Legion of Skanks, Tuesdays With Stories), SiriusXM personalities (Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Andy Fiori, Shuli Egar), TV stars (Judah Friedlander, Rell Battle, Andrew Schulz, Carly Aquilino), Late Night personalities (Rory Albanese, Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman), plus hot young talent about to burst onto the scene.
Saturday Prime Time Comedy – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more
Saturday Prime Time Comedy on 4th – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Your favorite podcast stars (Guys We Fucked, Legion of Skanks, Tuesdays With Stories), SiriusXM personalities (Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Andy Fiori, Shuli Egar), TV stars (Judah Friedlander, Rell Battle, Andrew Schulz, Carly Aquilino), Late Night personalities (Rory Albanese, Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman), plus hot young talent about to burst onto the scene.
Saturday Late Night – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Wondering what to do tonight? Our New York stand up comedy showcase is one of the most fun things to do on a weeknight! Whether you’re with your friends from work looking for a great Happy Hour, want to have a fun, casual date night or just love to laugh every day, our comedy nights have you covered
Wild Kratts – Live! in New York – Beacon Theater April 13, 2019 – New York
Wild Kratts[2] (stylized as WILD KRATTS) is an American-Canadian educational children’s live-action/animated series created by Chris and Martin Kratt. The Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group produce the show, which is presented by PBS in the United States. The show’s aim is to educate children[3] about biology, zoology, and ecology, and teach kids small ways to make big impacts. It has ties to the Kratts’ previous show, Zoboomafoo, and contains many of its characters.
Bob Saget – Music Hall of Williamsburg April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (“Full House” and “Americas Funniest Home Videos”) but he’s also an out of his mind, Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special “That Ain’t Right” to his scene-stealing cameos in “Entourage,” and “The Aristocrats,” it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side. From directing MGM’s cult favorite feature film “Dirty Work,” to directing and producing the highly acclaimed ABC television movie, “For Hope,” to starring in the critically acclaimed, Paul Weitz off-Broadway play, “Privilege, to starring on Broadway in the Tony Award winning “The Drowsy Chaperone,” Bob Saget shows no signs of stopping. Ever. In 2007 came the hugely successful DVD release of “Farce of the Penguins,” an R-rated comedy/documentary/love story, that he voiced-over, wrote, directed, and produced, with producer David Permut. And then came the hit NBC quiz show “1 VS 100,” where Bob ad-libbed his way through the one-hour prime time format. In 2008, “The Comedy Central Roast of Bob Saget” premiered to the second highest ratings of … ( read more )
April 13, 2019 – New York
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April 13, 2019 – New York
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Main Stage – Improv Asylum April 13, 2019 – New York
The Main Stage Show combines interactive improv sets with hilarious, topical sketches that are sure to leave audiences clamoring for more. Audience suggestions help inspire scenes on stage that are made up on the spot guaranteeing that no two shows are ever the same. This 90-minute show is performed in two acts with a brief intermission. The Main Stage cast comes together on Saturday evenings to build a new experience every night.
The Heirs Of Hogwarts – The PIT April 13, 2019 – New York
With He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named soundly defeated and Harry Potter and friends fully grown there aren’t many adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry… or are there? Join us for a loving homage to the fantastical world of Harry Potter with The Heirs of Hogwarts, a completely improvised magical tale created before your very eyes. And, like the flavor of a Bertie Bott’s Bean: anything is possible. Come by broom, portkey, and floo powder for a fantastic show and a friendly reminder that magic is real
Backyard Show – Pinebox Rockshop April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
Co-hosted and produced by longtime comedians, friends, and 1-year-anniversary roommates Leanne Velednitsky and Rebecca Weiser, Backyard Show is a FREE variety show about getting cozy with NYC’s best comedians, celebrities, and inanimate objects
The Diversity Show (The Vintage Lounge) – Gotham Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Three men — an Indian. an African-American. a White Jewish guy. What do they have in common? Nothing . . . except their passion for comedy, their ability to break down racial and ethnic barriers through laughter, and their belief that diversity enhances all of our lives. These 3 men – Akash Bhasin, Alex Barnett and Charles McBee – who come from three very different backgrounds, use comedy to tackle head-on the racial and ethnic prejudices and stereotypes that even now in the 21st Century still linger. Through their unique comedic perspectives, these men challenge the prejudices that still exist in today’s world. And, when they do, look out, you’ll find yourself not only laughing out loud but emerging with new perspectives on race and ethnicity and the wonderful diversity of American culture. So, what do these men, these comedians have in common? Nothing except the fact that they all use comedy and laughter to bring everyone closer together . . . . Oh, and all three of them love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The Diversity Show . . . Bringing People Together One Joke at A Time The Diversity Show Is Brought To You By: Alex Barnett As the White, Jewish husband of a Black … ( read more )
Goldilocks and the Three Bears – Eastville Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
Brought to you by The Toy Museum of NY & The EastVille Comedy Club. Creativity is celebrated as kids in the audience help rewrite this classic fairytale – mad libs style! Goldilocks, the Puppet, gets into all kinds of shenanigans with the Three Bears improv actors, and the audience! This is the most popular improv show for children in Brooklyn! Hosted by the Toy Museum’s founder, Queen Marlene… this interactive show is fun for everyone, but especially fantastic for ages 3 to 10. Parents and adults can enjoy specialty crafted brunch cocktails, mimosas, wine, and beer at the bar, while their little ones watch the show in the showroom! NO TWO DRINK MINIMUM. As a limited offering for 2019, we’ve SUSPENDED the 2 drink minimum in the name of phenomenal comedy in Brooklyn! We still offer specialty crafted cocktails available to quench your thirst if you so desire. Along with yummy homemade popcorn and candy. All ages welcome. Line-up subject to change. Arrive 30 mins before showtime as seating is on a first-come basis. Those arriving late are not guaranteed seats. If reservations are missed, they can be rescheduled without penalty.
Christian Finnegan, – Eastville Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
NO TWO DRINK MINIMUM. As a limited offering for 2019, we’ve SUSPENDED the 2 drink minimum in the name of phenomenal comedy in Brooklyn! We still offer specialty crafted cocktails available to quench your thirst if you so desire. Along with yummy homemade popcorn and candy. All ages welcome. Line-up subject to change without notice. Arrive 30 mins before showtime as seating is on a first-come basis. Those arriving late are not guaranteed seats. If reservations are missed, they can be rescheduled without penalty.
Cpt: Comedy Peoples Time – The PIT April 13, 2019 – New York
Presented by LeMar McLean, Comedy People’s Time showcases late-night TV’s funniest writers and performers, with a fresh crop of standups each month and a rotation of players you’re sure to love.Instagram: comedypeoplestimeTwitter: CPT_Live
Gas Station Horror – The PIT April 13, 2019 – New York
Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways. Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes. GSH has been featured as a hot pick in the skint, Hy Reviews, The Blot, Time Out NY, and Horror Society, among many others! “GSH manages to be all of the things we want from a comedy show – slick, silly, welcoming, and hilarious from house open to post-show. J. W. Crump created a monster, and invites the whole city to come laugh at it.” – Kevin Laibson, Former PIT Artistic Director Gas Station Horror is J. W. Crump, Sean Reidy, Connor McClure, B. J. Thorne, Josh Krebs, Kaitlin Fontana, Sam Jackel, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Keisha Zollar, Tim Mele, Ali Gordon, Jordan Hirsch, and Tracy Mull. Tech by Max Bank.
Gas Station Horror – The PIT April 13, 2019 – New York
Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways. Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes. GSH has been featured as a hot pick in the skint, Hy Reviews, The Blot, Time Out NY, and Horror Society, among many others! “GSH manages to be all of the things we want from a comedy show – slick, silly, welcoming, and hilarious from house open to post-show. J. W. Crump created a monster, and invites the whole city to come laugh at it.” – Kevin Laibson, Former PIT Artistic Director Gas Station Horror is J. W. Crump, Sean Reidy, Connor McClure, B. J. Thorne, Josh Krebs, Kaitlin Fontana, Sam Jackel, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Keisha Zollar, Tim Mele, Ali Gordon, Jordan Hirsch, and Tracy Mull. Tech by Max Bank.
Eight is Never Enough – Broadway Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW! The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY meets Broadway.
Sheba Mason Show – Broadway Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
The child of playwright Ginger Reiter and comedian Jackie Mason, Sheba Mason has been performing since appearing in her mother’s plays at the age of 2. Honing her own skills onstage for years, Mason has become a fixture of the Manhattan comedy scene, spouting witticisms about everything from politics to grandmothers. Now, she’s taking her show on the road, and she’s bringing along some of her talented friends. Join Mason for a hilarious night of comedy alongside Comedy Central’s Tom McCaffrey, Raj Mahal and more of New York’s brightest up-and-coming comics.
All Star Stand Up Comedy – Broadway Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Broadway Comedy Club presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners , as well as Up and Comers…See the stars of tommorow , today .These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You’ve seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more! Ryan Reiss- (Howard Stern Show, Seth Meyers). Aaron Berg- (Comedy Central, AXS TV’s Live at Gotham).
Neko White, Chris Scopo, Skyler Higley, James Mattern – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Wondering what to do tonight? Our New York stand up comedy showcase is one of the most fun things to do on a weeknight! Whether you’re with your friends from work looking for a great Happy Hour, want to have a fun, casual date night or just love to laugh every day, our comedy nights have you covered! Featuring: Chris Scopo Neko White James Mattern Skyler Higley
Sarah Tollemache, Ari Shaffir, H. Foley, Dante Nero – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Featuring: H Foley Sarah Tollemache Ari Shaffir Dante Nero
Krystyna Hutchinson, James Mattern, Ari Shaffir – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Featuring: James Mattern Krystyna Hutchinson Ari Shaffir
Dante Nero, Sarah Tollemache, H. Foley, Ari Shaffir – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Featuring: H Foley Sarah Tollemache Ari Shaffir Dante Nero
Ari Shaffir, James Mattern, Jon Fisch, Krystyna Hutchinson – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Whether you’re a local or just visiting the greatest city in the world, New York City stand up comedy is a must-do activity. New York Comedy Club offers the most authentic NYC comedy experience in the city. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Featuring: James Mattern Krystyna Hutchinson Ari Shaffir Jon Fisch
Laughing Buddha – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Laughing Buddha Comedy presents an evening of NYC’s emerging comics as they join Jeff Lawrence for a hilarious night of laughter. Featuring… Jeff Lawrence
Saturday Matinee – New York Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
It’s never too early for Comedy! Join us for the quintessential New York City Comedy experience. Our happy hour show presents a mix of citywide stars, club favorites, and fresh faces so you can kick off your evening with a lot of laughs!
Jared Freid – Gotham Comedy Club April 13, 2019 – New York
Jared Freid is a New York City based comedian. Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, Jared ventured away from the Boston suburb to rural Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University. While attending the school, Jared quickly became the “Tailgate Czar” of his fraternity. A passed down designation to run his house’s weekly tailgate. It was at that position where he grew a once modest event into a school wide phenomena. After graduation, Jared hung up his Elvis wig (nobody knows why the tailgate czar wore an Elvis wig) and entered the world of finance. It became clear that selling life insurance and annuities wasn’t Jared’s passion. Instead, he spent most of his days writing emails about nothing to friends and submitting some short form essays around the Internet. Four years after starting in the financial world, Jared broke the news to his parents that he’d be leaving to become a full time comedian. Once he revived his mom, Jared made his way into the New York comedy scene. Since then, Jared has been featured on TruTV, MTV, NFL Network, AXS TV, and The Today Show. He’s known to a cult following as “JTrain” thanks to his viral videos and weekly columns he’s written for Br… ( read more )
Backyard Show – Pinebox Rockshop April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
Co-hosted and produced by longtime comedians, friends, and 1-year-anniversary roommates Leanne Velednitsky and Rebecca Weiser, Backyard Show is a FREE variety show about getting cozy with NYC’s best comedians, celebrities, and inanimate objects!!!
The Great American Country Drifters – Pinebox Rockshop April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
Every month The Great American Country Drifters assemble at Pine Box Rock Shop to play their newest songs! A comedy band that perfectly reflects the absurdity of current day USA, they are the country band for a dumb nation in decline. Known for hits like “(I Love My) Gay Son”, “7 Day Weekend” and “I Love War”, these boys have never a met a book they didn’t hate and a beer they wouldn’t chug. Triggered yet New York Liberal Media Coastal Elites?
Freeze Frame, The Musically Improvised Sitcom (And Friends!) – The PIT April 13, 2019 – New York
FREEZE FRAME! gets the name of a sitcom that’s never existed from the audience, and improvises a very special musical episode of that sitcom. Annemarie Cullen, Tori Smith, Kate DeFeo, Adam Payne, Michael Serpe, Dana Moore, Mel Rubin
Interactive Comedy Murder Mystery Dinner Show – The Hideout Downstairs April 13, 2019 – New York
America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing in New York City, New York! Solve a hilarious crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Join us at the “The Hideout” for an event that is very different from a traditional murder mystery dinner show. Our actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience! This results in a fun, social and interactive evening suitable for all adults. We perform at the “The Hideout”. We are located in the heart of NYC, giving guests a front row seat to all of the endless action and constant excitement of Broadway. We cater to both leisure and business travelers, which is why we are a perennial favorite among travelers to NYC.
Glory! – A Traumatic Comedy – Dixon Place April 13, 2019 – New York
GLORY! is a dramatic comedy that takes us through a harrowing, albeit hilarious night with two elderly African American sisters. After shooting her undercover spy husband, panic-stricken Jesstell shows up at true crime buff Bitty’s house at the crack of dawn. Mystery and mayhem ensue as family secrets get spilled, shots are fired, and the truth is revealed. This serious black comedy is the sisterhood of Lucy and Ethel with a dash of soul.
Centralia – The PIT April 13, 2019 – New York
New York improv legends Centralia have been wowing audiences since before we all had smartphones. Their highly theatrical style of improvisation is so seemless most folks assume it was scripted. But it’s not, nothing this crazy could be. Always wild, always funny and never like the ordinary, Centralia is a must see improv experience.
The Baldwins – The PIT April 13, 2019 – New York
The PIT’s longest running team, The Baldwins, perform their signature brand of longform improv comedy at 8pm every Saturday night. “One of the most impressive and absurd long-form improv routines in the city.” – TimeOut NY “Terrific, hilarious and disgusting.” – Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Your Mother The Baldwins are Kevin Cragg, Daniela Donohue, Tarik Davis, Chris Griggs, Sarah Nowak, Amanda Peck, Pat Sheperd, and Micah Sherman.
Emmy Blotnick & Guests – Comedy Works April 13, 2019 – Saratoga Springs
EMMY is a very talented stand up/actress/writer based in NY. She is currently the Head Writer for the Comedy Central series THE PRESIDENT SHOW. Previously, she wrote for Apple’s CARPOOL KARAOKE, NOT SAFE WITH NIKKI GLASER, the COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF ROB LOWE, and @Midnight. She was head writer on the Comedy Central pilot G.O.A.T. starring Liza Treyger and Noah Gardenschwarz. As a standup, she has been highlighted as one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch and TimeOut’s Women of Comedy.
Stand-Up Classes – Comedy Works April 13, 2019 – Saratoga Springs
FROM FIRST-TIMERS TO WORKING COMICS, LEARN STAND-UP AND POLISH YOUR ACT Interested in becoming a Stand-Up Comedian? Want to figure out where to start, or how to improve what you’ve already got? If so, this is the class you’ve been waiting for. This course has been designed to teach anyone from the novice to the professional comedian how to be funnier. This does not guarantee you will be funnier, but it will give you a better understanding of what it takes to be funny. We will provide the tools and the knowledge to bring out the best in each of you. Over six weeks, you will be taught the proper way to host a show, construct a joke, deliver a line, structure a set, and find the confidence to make anything funny! Whether you are an aspiring comedian looking to improve your craft, a business executive learning the basic skills to spice up a presentation, or an individual that is curious about what it would take to step up on stage and attempt the purest of all art forms, this course has the keys to help you reach those or any other goals you may set for yourself.
Tinderella – The PIT April 13, 2019 – New York
One-part stand-up comedy One-part dating game sho One-part guess who? Tinderella is a monthly variety show that examines and pokes fun at the crazy era of modern digital romance. Bachelor/bachelorette stand-up comics perform for you, then participate in a dating game show, where they’ll choose between three mystery contestants. The only information given comes from the contestant’s REAL online mobile dating profile. How else does a performer find love in the crazy era of modern digital romance?
Bob Saget – Bar Chord April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
All Ages Yes, Bob Saget has starred in many successful television shows, including two of the most family-friendly shows network TV has ever produced (“Full House” and “Americas Funniest Home Videos”) but he’s also an out of his mind, Grammy-nominated standup comedian for over thirty years. From his HBO special “That Ain’t Right” to his scene-stealing cameos in “Entourage,” and “The Aristocrats,” it’s always effective as Saget embraces his dark side.
Jared Freid Headlines Gotham Comedy Club – Gotham Comedy Club Through April 13, 2019 – New York
Jared Freid is a New York City based comedian. Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, Jared ventured away from the Boston suburb to rural Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University. While attending the school, Jared quickly became the “Tailgate Czar” of his fraternity. A passed down designation to run his house’s weekly tailgate. It was at that position where he grew a once modest event into a school-wide phenomena. After graduation, Jared hung up his Elvis wig (nobody knows why the tailgate czar wore an Elvis wig) and entered the world of finance. It became clear that selling life insurance and annuities wasn’t Jared’s passion. Instead, he spent most of his days writing emails about nothing to friends and submitting some short form essays around the Internet. Four years after starting in the financial world, Jared broke the news to his parents that he’d be leaving to become a full-time comedian. Once he revived his mom, Jared made his way into the New York comedy scene. Since then, Jared has been featured on TruTV, MTV, NFL Network, AXS TV and The Today Show. He’s known to a cult following as “JTrain” thanks to his viral videos and weekly columns he’s written for Br… ( read more )
Jeff Garlin – Carolines on Broadway Through April 13, 2019 – New York
eff Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. He is also known as the executive producer and co-star of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which returned for a much anticipated ninth season after a six-year hiatus. He is also known as the patriarch Murray Goldberg on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” currently in its sixth season on ABC. This past Spring, Garlin co-wrote, directed, and starred in “Handsome,” the first Netflix murder mystery. The film premiered on the streaming service on May 5. Garlin adapted his solo stage show, “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With,” into an independent film that premiered to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival, and which IFC released in 2007. The studio released his second feature as writer, director and star, “Dealin’ With Idiots,” in July 2013. Garlin was executive producer on the 2013 Academy Award nominated documentary “Finding Vivian Maier,” about a mysterious nanny who gained a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.
April Fools Comedy Jam – Barclay’s Center Through April 13, 2019 – Brooklyn
Sheryl Underwood Michael Blackson Bill Bellamy Tony Roberts Arnez J Luenell Haha Davis Majah Hype AJ Johnshon Hosted By MTV & Wild N’ Out’s Own Rip Micheals Tickets start at only $30 Barclays Center 620 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY
Free Tickets!! Fri Night! Hilarious NYC Comedy Club Show! Headliners! + Special Guests! Big Show! – Broadway Comedy Club Through April 13, 2019 – New York
See HILARIOUS New York City comedians at the Broadway Comedy Club! Friday Night! FREE TICKETS!!! AMAZING show! HEADLINER Comics from Conan, FOX, Fallon, MTV, Netflix, Comedy Central & more!!! Only a 2 Drink Minimum per person–(full bar menu!) Great For A Cheap Night Out! at a NYC Comedy Club! Reserve ASAP. 318 West 53rd & 8th
Glory – Dixon Place Through April 13, 2019 – New York
Written by Nan-Lynn Nelson. Starring Marjorie Johnson & Sandra Mills Scott Directed by Kevin R. Free with Ellie Covan GLORY! is a dramatic comedy that takes us through a harrowing, albeit hilarious night with two elderly African American sisters. After shooting her undercover spy husband, panic-stricken Jesstell shows up at true crime buff Bitty’s house at the crack of dawn. Mystery and mayhem ensue as family secrets get spilled, shots are fired, and the truth is revealed. This serious black comedy is the sisterhood of Lucy and Ethel with a dash of soul. This Dixon Place production is made possible, in part, with public funds from NYC Department of Cultural Affairs with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo & the NY State Legislature.
Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: The Ship Be Sinkin’ – The Producer’s Club Through April 13, 2019 – New York
Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble (IRTE) Presents: The Ship Be Sinkin’ The largest cruise ship ever built is going down!! What did it hit? Who will survive? Why does that singer keep singing? Find out at the hilarious improvised comedy that will float your boat! Conceived and Directed by Robert Baumgardner Starring: Izzy Church, Nannette Deasy, Michael Hauschild, Natalie Hunter, Jamie Maloney, Connie Perry, Brittney Rae, and La’Rema S. Russell Featuring live music performed by Tym Moss Technical Director: Anne Carlton WHEN: Fridays & Saturdays April 5, 6, 12 & 13 TIME: 8:00pm WHERE: The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 Tickets $15 Online / $17 at the Door Season Pass and Group Discounts Available
The Telephone Show – The PIT April 14, 2019 – New York
Patrick Keene hosts a show inspired by Chicago’s Mullaney Chain, where improvisers call each other one by one to form a team! No one knows what the line-up will be! $1 for both the audience and participants!
Judah Friedlander, Dan St. Germain, Jonny Loquasto, Casey Balsham – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall, and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy.
Edoardo Ferrario Show – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Edoardo Ferrario brings his new stand up comedy show for the first time in New York City. Diamoci un tono (Let’s put ourselves together) is more than just a title, is an impartial advise. He speaks of sports, healthy eating, pop music and Italian cuisine, love relationships, night club life, exotic religions and of the age-old matter of people that waits standing for half an hour after your plane has landed. Per la prima volta a New York, Edoardo Ferrario con il suo stand up comedy show. Diamoci un tono, più che un titolo un consiglio spassionato. Una buona occasione per parlare di sport, alimentazione sana, musica pop e cucina italica, relazioni sentimentali, discoteche riminesi, religioni esotiche e dell’annoso problema delle persone che si alzano in piedi appena l’aereo atterra e rimangono mezz’ora così. Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice
Student Driver: Indie Road – The PIT April 14, 2019 – New York
Dana Krashin, Jon McDermott, Ryan McDonough, Anna Moore, Erin Singleton, Ryan Stadler, William Thorne and Garret Willingham Watch out! Student Driver: Indie Road is shaking up the PIT Underground! Come revel in the fun, supportive vibe as we celebrate New York City’s indie-improv community and beyond! Each week, two kick-ass indie teams dominate the stage, followed by the fast-paced, down-and-dirty moves of host team, Student Driver. Catch future superstars in a new team debut and say you knew them when! Bow down to seasoned veterans flexing their improv might! Eat cake because it’s somebody’s birthday! Your place is here, your time is now
Sunday Evening Comedy – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice It’s never too early for Comedy! Join us for the quintessential New York City Comedy experience. Our happy hour show presents a mix of citywide stars, club favorites, and fresh faces so you can kick off your evening with a lot of laughs
MATT KOFF RECORDS AN ALBUM – Union Hall April 14, 2019 – Brooklyn
Join Matt Koff (The Daily Show, WNYC’s Two Dope Queens) for his first ever comedy album recording. Featuring special guests Emmy Blotnick (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing), and other big surprises!
Lone Bird Comedy – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Lone Bird Comedy was created by brothers and comedians, Paul Verdi and Michael Verdi and offers up some of the hottest young comedians in Brooklyn on a monthly basis. Now catch the heat here at NYCC
Free Puppies Love Bacon: Stand up Comedy for People Who like Puppies – The Lantern Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Don’t miss our last last show before the puppies go on Summer Haitus! Come Sunday Funday with Laurel Cummings (The Bacon Beacon) as she hosts a joyous spring evening with some of New York’s favorite standups.
Sunday Night Comedy on 4th St. – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall, and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Your favorite podcast stars (Guys We Fucked, Legion of Skanks, Tuesdays With Stories), SiriusXM personalities (Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Andy Fiori, Shuli Egar), TV stars (Judah Friedlander, Rell Battle, Andrew Schulz, Carly Aquilino), Late Night personalities (Rory Albanese, Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman), plus hot young talent about to burst onto the scene.
Sunday Primetime – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more
Sunday Primetime on 4th – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Wondering what to do in the East Village? Our New York stand up comedy showcase is one of the most fun things to do on a weeknight! From a casual date night to a spontaneous friends night out, you can’t miss with an incredible stand up show that will become a great conversation piece over drinks or dinner later tonight and a favorite memory for years to come
Jeff Garlin – Carolines on Broadway April 14, 2019 – New York
Jeff Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. He is also known as the executive producer and co-star of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which returned for a much anticipated ninth season after a six-year hiatus. He is also known as the patriarch Murray Goldberg on ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” currently in its sixth season on ABC. This past Spring, Garlin co-wrote, directed, and starred in “Handsome,” the first Netflix murder mystery. The film premiered on the streaming service on May 5. Garlin adapted his solo stage show, “I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With,” into an independent film that premiered to critical acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival, and which IFC released in 2007. The studio released his second feature as writer, director and star, “Dealin’ With Idiots,” in July 2013. Garlin was executive producer on the 2013 Academy Award nominated documentary “Finding Vivian Maier,” about a mysterious nanny who gained a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.
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MATT KOFF RECORDS AN ALBUM – Union Hall April 14, 2019 – Brooklyn
Join Matt Koff (The Daily Show, WNYC’s Two Dope Queens) for his first ever comedy album recording. Featuring special guests Emmy Blotnick (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Rob Cantrell (Last Comic Standing), and other big surprises!
Olivia Grace & Friends – The Creek and The Cave April 14, 2019 – Long Island City
Olivia Grace (Comedy Central, Roast Battle) is leaving New York City for a lengthy tour that will leave her in Los Angeles for an indefinite period of time. Olivia invites you to celebrate this send-off as her final show in NYC (for now), by coming out to this one-night-only show at The Creek and The Cave with Olivia Grace and some of her favorite comedians in NYC. FRIENDS: Devon Walker (Comedy Central) Ashley Hamilton (Big Sky Comedy Festival) Raanan Hershberg (StandUp NBC) Madison Allen (Blue Whale Comedy Festival) Lizzy Cassidy (Keith and The Girl)
Olivia Grace & Friends – The Creek and The Cave April 14, 2019 – Long Island City
Olivia Grace (Comedy Central, Roast Battle) is leaving New York City for a lengthy tour that will leave her in Los Angeles for an indefinite period of time. Olivia invites you to celebrate this send-off as her final show in NYC (for now), by coming out to this one-night-only show at The Creek and The Cave with Olivia Grace and some of her favorite comedians in NYC. FRIENDS: Devon Walker (Comedy Central) Ashley Hamilton (Big Sky Comedy Festival) Raanan Hershberg (StandUp NBC) Madison Allen (Blue Whale Comedy Festival) Lizzy Cassidy (Keith and The Girl)
Krystyna Hutchinson – Eastville Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – Brooklyn
NO TWO DRINK MINIMUM. As a limited offering for 2019, we’ve SUSPENDED the 2 drink minimum in the name of phenomenal comedy in Brooklyn! We still offer specialty crafted cocktails available to quench your thirst if you so desire. Along with yummy homemade popcorn and candy. All ages welcome. Line-up subject to change without notice. Arrive 30 mins before showtime as seating is on a first-come basis. Those arriving late are not guaranteed seats. If reservations are missed, they can be rescheduled without penalty.
Eight is Never Enough – Broadway Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
COME BE A PART OF THE SHOW! The cast of EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH delivers hilarious comedy improvised on the spot based on audience suggestions and participation. Every show is topical and customized to you. Think WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY meets Broadway.
Hot Take Comedy – Broadway Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Hot Take Comedy presents a lineup full of our Top Headliners. These are the best comedians from New York City with special guests from all across the country. You’ve seen them on MTV, HBO, The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more!
Matt Pavich, Brendan Sagalow, Leah Bonnema – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Wondering what to do in the East Village? Our New York stand up comedy showcase is one of the most fun things to do on a weeknight! From a casual date night to a spontaneous friends night out, you can’t miss with an incredible stand up show that will become a great conversation piece over drinks or dinner later tonight and a favorite memory for years to come! Featuring: Brendan Sagalow Matt Pavich Leah Bonnema
Leah Bonnema, Daniel Tirado, Subhah Agarwal, Maria Heinegg – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Featuring: Maria Heinegg Subhah Agarwal Daniel Tirado Leah Bonnema
Sunday Night Comedy on 4th St. – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Nothing says downtown NYC like a microphone, a stool, a brick wall and a comedian. Stand up comedy has been a staple of Village nightlife for decades! The newly expanded New York Comedy Club is proud to join the thriving arts and entertainment scene in the East Village, building on our strong presence at our flagship location in Gramercy.
Lone Bird Comedy ft. Shane Gillis, Sarah Tollemache, Michael Verdi – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Lone Bird Comedy was created by brothers and comedians, Paul Verdi and Michael Verdi and offers up some of the hottest young comedians in Brooklyn on a monthly basis. Now catch the heat here at NYCC! Featuring: Sarah Tollemache Shane GIllis Daniel Tirado Lindsay Theisen Veronica Garza Michael Verdi Ali Mehedi Alex Gardes
Sunday Evening Comedy – New York Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
It’s never too early for Comedy! Join us for the quintessential New York City Comedy experience. Our happy hour show presents a mix of citywide stars, club favorites, and fresh faces so you can kick off your evening with a lot of laughs!
Comedy Classes: The Stepping Stones to Stand-Up Comedy – Gotham Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
It seems so simple. A mic, an audience, some jokes… It is a deceptivly hard art form. It requires craft, precision and dedication. Just being funny isn’t enough. As an emerging comic you are the performer, writer, director, choreographer and your own personal advisor. A misstep in one are impacts all others. This class is designed to work with comics from those who are stepping on stage for the first time, to those who have some experience, and gets them to put into place the tools and systems that will move them into the comedy industry.
The Mixtape Comedy Show – Gotham Comedy Club April 14, 2019 – New York
Comedian Royale Watkins brings you an original mix of the funniest comics, the Livest music and a guaranteed good time! Four comics, one of NY’s most incredible DJ’s, a live band and a guest music act to close to show. Past performers include Tracy Morgan, Tom Papa, Sherri Shepherd, Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld to name a few. But what really sets The Mixtape Comedy Show apart from other shows is your presence. We look forward to seeing you at the show
Informal Attire – Pinebox Rockshop April 14, 2019 – Brooklyn
Informal Attire, the hardest working improv team in the world, presents a monthly free show featuring three of the best improv teams New York City has to offer. Informal Attire is also one of those teams.
Too Many Asians! – Upright Citizens Brigade Theater Through April 22, 2019 – New York
April 10 @ 7:30pm April 22 @ 9:00pm There’s too many Asians on the stage! Wait no there’s only one. A one-man characters sketch show by Woody Fu. By the end of the show, you will be an Asian ally or dead, GUARANTEED. Directed by Hunter Nelson
Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time Tour – Palace Theater Through May 02, 2019 – Albany
Jim Gaffigan is a three-time Grammy nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life. In addition to two seasons of the semi-fictitious Jim Gaffigan Show, which he wrote and produced with his wife Jeannie, and his widely popular stand-up comedy specials, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from Portlandia and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to HBO’s cult hits Flight of the Concords and Bored to Death to dramatic roles in Law & Order. On the silver screen, his many credits include Three Kings, Hot Pursuit, and Experimenter. 2018 will be Gaffigan’s biggest year to date with an astonishing 13 films slated to release or start production in almost every genre including comedy, drama, thriller, fantasy and animated features. Current and upcoming projects include the historical drama Chappaquiddick for Entertainment Studio, Fox Searchlight’s cult classic sequel Super Troopers 2, IFC Films/Showtime’s sports drama… ( read more )
Quinn for the Win Comedy Benefit at Empire City Casino – Empire City Casino Through October 18, 2019 – Yonkers
Supporting a few comedic jokes may help finally put ALS on ice. Empire City Casino, the host venue for one of the area’s largest simultaneous ice bucket challenges occurring every August in support of ALS research, is taking the fight against the debilitating disease one step further by hosting the inaugural Quinn for the Win Comedy Benefit on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the casino’s Good Time Room. One hundred percent of ticket sales benefit Yonkers native Pat Quinn, who was diagnosed with ALS more than five years ago, and his charitable organization Quinn for the Win. Comedians Chris Monty and Jimmy Q will deliver jokes to raise valuable dollars to support Quinn’s care and additional ALS research. Hailing from Queens, Monty’s two-decade career in comedy and television transcends multiple generations from baby boomers to millennials. His recent projects include the Amazon Prime special, What’s The Worst That Could Happen, and the Netflix original series, Orange is the New Black. Joining him is Jimmy Q, who brings his brutally honest humor about life to audiences all across the region.
Tyrannosaurus – RaR Bar Through May 22, 3018 – Long Island City
TYRANNOSAURUS is a weekly stand up comedy show at R’A’R Bar (30-01 35th Ave. Queens, NY 11106) in Long Island City! Each week Sam Evans (Montreal Just For Laughs Festival) and Patrick Hastie (SF Sketchfest) carefully curate a solid lineup of comedians from Conan, The Tonight Show and Comedy Central, mixed with only the best up and coming new talent! The show is always FUN and the show is always FREE! This week’s comedians: Allison Summers (OUT OF BOUNDS COMEDY FESTIVAL), Brantley Brice (SPLITSIDER), Adam Sokol (SF SKETCHFEST), Ella Fritts (ELLA FRITTS: STREET PERSON), Charlton Jon (@CharltonJ0N). *** Plus Special Guests ***
Jackknife Comedy – The Creek and The Cave Through March 02, 3019 – Long Island City
Jackknife Comedy is a rad monthly stand up show the first Saturday of every month at The Creek and The Cave in Queens, hosted by two dummies from Iowa named Gideon Hambright and Patrick Hastie! Each show they pick a bunch of their favorite comedians to come do sets, be cool and have a blast! This months comics are: J.P. McDade (TRUTV’S COMEDY KNOCKOUT), Julie Mitchell (VICELAND’S FLOPHOUSE), Hayden Kristal (NBC STAND UP FOR DIVERSITY), Jill Weiner (TRIAL BY LAUGHTER), Nonye Brown-West (NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL), Connor Creagan (CAROLINE’S), Billy Hurley (UCB) and Idris Alton (EVERYBODY EATS). Come out and party! Tickets are only $5. You can buy them at the door or online at http://creeklic.com/events/jackknife-comedy-5-2019-03-02/ Looking for Free Group Planning Services? Get free advice on planning your group’s trip to New York. Name : Where is Your Group Coming From? Type of Group :

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Wow! Momo launches a new brand Wow! China

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Kolkata-based QSR start-up, Wow! Momo has launched its sister brand Wow! China, a fast-food Chinese cuisine format. The brand opened its first outlet in Kolkata in December.
Both Wow! Momo and Wow! China are owned by Wow! Momo Foods Private Limited and the company is eyeing a turnover of ₹200 crore by the end of this fiscal. It plans to invest ₹12 crore to set up 40 Wow! China outlets across cities such as Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Bengaluru.
Wow! Momo Foods Private Limited reported a turnover of ₹120 crore in FY19, and it claimed to be EBITDA positive.
According to Sagar Daryani, CEO and co-founder, Indian Chinese or Chinese food that will suit Indian palates will be the focus of the company’s new offering. “Like Wow! Momo, the new brand format shall operate out of kiosks, food court outlets in malls & tech parks, high-street locations and through a cloud kitchen model,” he was quoted as per a press release by the company. Published on

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