I've made it my pet project in recent months to help spread the word about Kevin Geeks Out! to all fans of horror and genre entertainment in general living in the approximate vicinity of New York City. If you haven't checked it out yet, you're doing yourself a grave disservice--but one which you will have the opportunity to amend this coming Friday. That's because 92Y Tribeca is once again hosting the hilarious Kevin Maher's masterfully funny (and informative!) multimedia extravaganza. Much like Moses, I may not be getting down there with you (thankfully due to family obligations and not being smitten by the hand of God), but that's no reason why you can't enter the geek Promised Land.
This time out, it's the "April All-Stars" edition of Kevin Geeks Out!, which means it'll be a veritable smorgasbord of delightful esoterica. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Will Rokos will take you through a scene from Monster's Ball, from script to screen. Cartoonist R. Sikoryak will act out scenes from his Golden Age comics/English Lit. mash-up, Masterpiece Comics (which I must own pronto). Cinema Journal editor Heather Hendershot will give a presentation entitled "Don Knotts: Reluctant Sex Object", which, as far as I'm concerned, defines the phrase "worth the price of admission." Jay Ruttenberg of TimeOut New York will explain why Billy Madison is the greatest comedy ever made. All this, plus tasty treats, Jesus vs. Magneto, and much, much more.
The show is currently half-sold, and tickets go for a piddling $10, so get yourself over to the Kevin Geeks Out! page at the 92Y Tribeca website and snag yourself a seat before it's too late. I'm currently in a state of angst over having to miss this one, so a bunch of you will just have to go and let me know how it was. Worst case scenario, you'll at least get to meet the terminally cool Tenebrous Kate, who will be on-hand for all the shenanigans.
Past Kevin Geeks Out! reviews:
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