Friday, July 30, 2010

Title This Post


My Top 10, in no order (Feel free to make up your own...)
  1. Hot Weiner
  2. Crazy Weiner
  3. Raging Weiner
  4. Feisty Weiner
  5. Nutty Weiner
  6. Wrathful Weiner
  7. Wacky Weiner
  8. Heated Weiner
  9. Exasperated Weiner
  10. Stimulated Weiner

Extra, Extra!

You may be saying to yourself, "What in the high hell is going on with the sparse posting here on Rubinville lately?" Well, rest assured there is a good reason for it. We have just launched our all-new Top to Bottom site, which will bring you all the news stories, everyday, that we think you need to know about. Some will be newsy, some will be fun, and some will be ridiculous. Just a little more from the people that brought you Rubinville and The Six Pack.

Now click over there and put it in your favorites. If you don't, I will know, and I won't be happy. And remember, an unhappy comedian is a funny comedian. Oh wait, that doesn't quite fit in this case.


Oh, just go.

And not to worry, now that it's up, Rubinville will get back to it's usual buzzing self.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Blast from the Paula Poundstone Past

Six Pack #47 just went live on iTunes, featuring our guest Paula Poundstone. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned Paula in all my years of Rubinville, but she was one of my first comic influences from back in the day. I remember seeing this HBO special when I was probably 12 or 13 and being blown away how she was seemingly unscripted and did so much crowd work. I'm not sure there's been an HBO special like it ever since. This is just the first part of it, but you can click the right column on YouTube to check out the rest.

Now prepare to get warped back into the late 1980's...

You can listen to the episode over at or download directly on iTunes.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Chilling with Channing


On air with Frank DeCaro now and just chatted it up with the legendary Carol Channing. Not bad for two yokels like Ben and Dave...

Radio is Fun


We guest hosting on Sirius today from 11 am to 2 eastern on The Frank DeCaro Show. Sirius channel 109/XM 98. /Via Twitter @benanddave

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bop Bo Wop Skee Do Dop


I'm headed this evening to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola which is at the Jazz Center at Columbus Circle. It's a belated birthday dinner form a suitor who shall remain nameless. Somehow in all my years I've never been to a Jazz club, which seems really strange because I really do love jazz and have some playing in my apartment quite often.

I'm looking forward to commiserating with the musicians about the tortured lives that only jazz musicians and stand-up comedians can truly understand as we sip martinis and smoke cigarettes. Since I don't smoke cigarettes I'll go buy a pack to practice on before I get there.

Now what does one wear to a jazz club? I mean I have my jazz hands, of course...

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fear Not


Barry (one of the famous comment peeps around here), has informed me that the crime rate around Rubinville has been spiking since I haven't been around for a few days.

Fear not, the sheriff is back in town at the very same time that Lindsay Lohan is going to jail. Those two thing combined should give you all the courage to get out and spend money and live your lives as normal once again.

Remember, if you don't, the terrorists win.

And by terrorists I mean other blogs that keep you busy during the day.

Ok, gotta clean and shine my badge, I'll be back later...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Love New York

Thanks to trusty Rubinvillian Alphonso for passing this one along. It's so great it almost makes me want to go to the east side to ride a train just to see if I can get involved next time.

Eh, actually, it would take a lot more to get me to the east side, but still it's pretty freakin' cool...

Go Flip Yourself Mel

This clip is also from yesterday's View, but starts just before Whoopi's ridiculous defense of Mel Gibson that I posted. Enjoy Joy Behar, not only explaining what a racist piece of crap he is, but also giving him the old Italian flip off, which I plan on helping Joy bring back into the mainstream after watching this...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It Rained Today


In an ironic twist, I was on my way to the New York City comedian wet t-shirt contest.

Bye, George


Bad week for Yankees. First Bob Shepherd dies, now George Steinbrenner. Good thing Babe Ruth is already dead.

/Via Twitter @rubinville

Wow Whoopi Wow

Whoopi Goldberg had a what I can only describe as a complete mental fart on The View yesterday. Surely she wasn't defending the racist, anti-semitic, misogynist, homophobe Mel Gibson. Oh wait, that's exactly what she was doing...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Chew On This


One more test to see if this iPhone blog app is working correctly. If it does, it changes everything. And by everything I mean this site, and just slightly.

And anyway you're already following me in Twitter, right? Cuz that's where I post most of the really edgy stuff...

Bed Bath & Beyond Blog


I just downloaded this app that will supposedly allow me to post from my iPhone. Does it work? You'll know before I do.

(And yes, I was at Bed Bath & Beyond picking out shower curtains. What of it? Wanna fight?)

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Hot in Cleveland

Lebron James announced he is going to Miami, and Cleveland Cavs fans promptly set his jersey on fire as retaliation.

Oh, and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wrote this rather amazing open-letter about the whole situation.

That's all, I mainly just liked the title of this post.

Lotsa Lebron (and) Link Love


No, that's not me, it's Mr. Ego himself, Lebron James, who will be announcing his free-agency decision tonight during a one-hour special on ESPN. US Weekly is reporting that he has a party planned in Miami for this weekend, so I'm gonna go out on a limb and say he is gonna sign with the Heat. Yes, I get all my sports news from US Weekly. There, I said it.

In other news, The Six Pack kinda, sorta, vaguely, maybe got a mention on via the New York Mag Daily Intel piece about my Rachel Dratch accidental pregnancy-outing. You can see it here.

And if this link-heavy post isn't enough, Queerty found our interview with Scott Herman pretty interesting, especially his quote about Jersey Shore's Situation's "shit abs."

I haven't done this much with a link since "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link."

Not sure what that is? Click here and find out.

Oh, and also you should check out this obituary of TV host Art Linkletter.

That is all. Really...

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Free Koby!

As I mentioned a couple posts ago, I finished up Pride here in NYC by having dinner with a few friends, amongst them worldwide eating champion Kobayashi. Well, Koby was arrested today at the big Nathan's July 4th Hot Dog Eating Contest.

On the day we all celebrate freedom, all Koby wanted was to do what he loves without signing a contract that was basically not going to allow him work in the USA for the whole year. Instead he's spending the night in jail.

Take a look...

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Baby Blogga

Well, hot damn, I was right. And New York Mag Daily Intel picked it up. That's right, we break stories on The Six Pack...

Faux Preg


Pictured here are Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and former Saturday Night Live actress, Rachel Dratch. (Kagan on the left, for those of you who are confused.)

I show these two side-by-side for two reasons. First, as many people have been saying, Dratch must play Kagan on SNL. After watching some of the hearings I actually sometimes think I'm watching an SNL skit. Not that having Al Franken around hurts that.

Secondly, last night Ben and I were at the red carpet premiere of "The Kids Are All Right", starring Annette Bening Julianne Moore. Dratch walked the red carpet with a very pregnant Amy Poehler. Though the two weren't really answering questions I was able to snag Dratch for a second and commented on how they were both pregnant. She kinda muttered something and then Poehler quickly dragged her away. After the odd interaction I checked Google to confirm that she is pregnant and couldn't find any such information.

So, basically I either broke the story (I'm nothing if not a crack journalist), or I just told a women she looks pregnant, when, in fact, she is not.

Hmm, unless she was smuggling a bowling ball into the premiere. She is a comic after all, and it's always good to have an emergency prop...