Comedy is about to get the Greenlight.
On Jan. 21, Fort Greene’s new Greenlight Bookstore hosts its first literary humor night.
The series will bring together comic writers from print and audio/visual.
“The comedy world is so compartmentalized. There really aren’t a whole lot of shows that offer a place for that,” said Scott Jacobson, a former “Daily Show” writer who lives a few blocks from the bookstore. “I want to get a good mix I never quite achieved with the stand-up show.”
The first event pulls heavily from talent in and around the neighborhood, with Jacobson, fellow “Daily Show” exile Jason Reich of Boerum Hill, and Bob Powers, a Clinton Hill comedian joined by Josh Lieb (“Daily Show”) producer, Tami Sagher (“30 Rock”) and Fort Greener Gabe Liedman (VH1’s “Best Day Ever,” pictured).
“I want a lot of locals, and I also want it to be a destination for people outside of the neighborhood,” said Jacobson, who is actually relocating to Los Angeles to write.
But the show must go on.
Comedy night, every third Thursday at 7:30 pm at Greenlight Bookstore [686 Fulton St. at S. Portland Avenue in Fort Greene, (718) 246-0200.
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