(l to r) Bob Powers, Todd Levin, and Friend
Todd Levin and Bob Powers, both humor writers, often
found themselves in a frustrating place, drifting somewhere between
stand-up comedy and literary performance. How to Kick People was
conceived as the antitode: a comedy show for bookworms, and
a literary show for clowns.
On the last Wednesday of each month Todd and Bob – the
show's hosts, and its most frequent contributors – step
onstage with talented and attractive writers, comics, and other
performers to create a funny evening of literary entertainment.
For only seven dollars, at the very least you're going to feel
a little better. Join us: you've always been our favorite, you
.SOME THIRD-PARTY ATTENTION:
from The NY Post...
Bob, Todd & How to Kick People were featured in "Inside Jokers,"
an article about the alternative comedy scene in New York City.
(Page One | Page
"Following a successful November run, Todd Levin and Bob
Powers relaunch their now-monthly series How to Kick People,
with guests that include Moth storyslam veteran Tom Shillue, Cupcake
host and comic Jen Kirwin, and Floating Vaudeville host Von Von
Von...In their performances that are part reading, part improv,
Levin and Powers aim (if, at times, acerbically) to entertain,
and promise, if all else fails, that the participants will be
from The Onion...
"...the popular How to Kick People, a winning hybrid
of comedic storytelling, performance, and other random bits."
from The L Magazine...
"We've totally recommended this show before, but we're doing
it again. Have we run out of interesting things to recommend?
Of course not, you negative jerk. This just happens to be something
we like so much that we want to tell you about it again with added
Featured as a "Don't Miss" in TimeOut
New York and highlighted each month as an Editor's Pick.
from The Gothamist...
Read the Gothamist interview with Bob and Todd here.
SOME THOUGHTS FROM PAST H2KP PERFORMERS:
[author, Loser Goes First]
"Can't say enough good about what Bob Powers and Todd
Levin are doing with How to Kick People. It's got to be the best
comedic and literary event happening in town. Really fun night
and somehow it felt like hanging out with family and friends from
gradeschool instead of the proverbial room of East Village hipsters."
AJ Jacobs [author, The Know-It-All]
"I loved reading at How to Kick People. The crowd was smart,
the other readers were hilarious, and Todd paid for the beer."
Kimya Dawson [musician, 1/2 of The Moldy Peaches]
"It was great to spend the evening in a cold dark basement
full of totally genius insane people. It felt like we
were plotting to smartly overthrow the serious."
For inquiries, including press relations, bookings, a desire
to perform, or general good wishes, contacting us via this email
link will work nicely.