Last Chance: RSVP For The Village Voice Web Awards, Starring Todd Barry, Christopher R. Weingarten, And Astronomical Kid, Right Now

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Listen. We put together a little thing tonight that we thought you might enjoy: The first-annual (?) Village Voice Web Awards, wherein we honor the victors of various categories (really hoping for an Awesome Tweets nod) and throw a thoroughly random-ass assemblage of folks onstage, including Todd Barry (your host), Astronomical Kid (your musical entertainment), Christopher R. Weingarten (your profanity-based entertainment), and a few cans (just a few!) of Four Loko (your inebriant). It's at Santos Party House, starting at 7 p.m. You can come, if you want: just RSVP to cdodero AT List closes at 5 p.m. C'mon, you know you want to see this in person:

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Astronomical Kid Will Perform "Stop Looking at My Moms" at the Village Voice Web Awards Tuesday

via Astronomical Kid's Facebook

Tomorrow night, the Village Voice's first annual Web Awards will take place at Santos Party House from 7 to 10pm. Comedian Todd Barry will deliver the funny, our resident hokey pokey expert Christopher R. Weingarten will spit out the condensed version of his 140 Character Conference Twitter rant, and the winner of New York's best music site will be announced. (Much love to the kind typists who voted for Sound of the City, but we can't do that.) And now we can also announce that Astronomical Kid, the Bed-Stuy high-school freshman best known for defending his mama against sketchy-dude ogling, will open the ceremony with his much-blogged "Stop Looking at My Moms." We have no idea how this happened either.

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Yeah, So, Christopher R. Weingarten Will Recreate His Condensed 140 Character Rant Live at Our Web Awards Next Tuesday

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This is not Christopher R. Weingarten, it's our host Todd Barry. Notice a pattern?

We here at the Village Voice are in the final stages of preparing for our first annual Web Awards, which takes place this Tuesday, December 7 at Santos Party House. Comedian, funnyman, all-around rad dude Todd Barry will host. An award for New York's Best Music Blog will be presented, based on your votes and the infallible expertise of SOTC's triple-threat tag-team. (Nominees announced Friday.) And it is with tremendous pleasure that I take this moment to announce that . . . our very own YIMBY/F2K10 columnist Christopher R. Weingarten (a/k/a @1000TimesYes) will be recreating Eric Harvey's 44-second edited clip of his 140 Character Conference Twitter rant, live! Yes, you can see Whiney curse like a syphilitic sailor and say things like, "Wet spitballs of non-news" and "Fucking Keyboard Cat," and "You're gonna wanna shoot yourself in the fucking face" right before your very eyes, while enjoying free Dogfish Head beer. Plus, there will be Four Loko. Yes in your backyard!

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Photos: Neil Hamburger at the Brooklyn Knitting Factory

all photos by Nate "Igor" Smith
Neil Hamburger and Todd Barry

Neil Hamburger
November 12
Knitting Factory

Stand-up character Neil Hamburger has, for years, been infamous for his unmannerly Michael Jackson jokes. The best one: "Why did Michael Jackson dangle his infant son over the railing? Because he was punishing him for not finishing his plate of sperm." And so when the greasy-combover anti-comedian headlined the Knitting Factory last night in Brooklyn, he went there, of course. He also went after Heath Ledger, sort of. Hamburger did ten minutes of old jokes, but all the punchlines were about how great Heath Ledger was--the whole bit being that one assumed he'd make fun of the Joker, but no. Then came his closing. Why was Mary-Kate Olsen the last person Academy Award-winning actor Heath Ledger called before he died? Because he had taken a lot of pills and he needed advice on how to throw up. Todd Barry, Gavin McInnes, and "lousy" record reviewer Mark Prindle were there, Nate "Igor" Smith took photos (full gallery here), and the dudes outnumbered the ladies. It was just that kind of night.

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