Highlights: March 15th show

Our fourth show was a real deal New Yorker's dream, featuring conversations and games with Jordan Roth and Julie Klausner.

But the night kicked off with a pretty revealing collection of soundbites from New Yorkers on the street, talking about their biggest New York City fears. Some were scared of rats or crane collapses, while another person was fearful that de Blasio would be reelected. Pat said his biggest fear was falling down the steps when racing down to catch a subway. Jamie said hers was being inadvertently bumped onto the subway tracks. This set the the tone for our guests to reveal their biggest fears and gripes about living in New York City.

Jordan Roth, president of Jujamcyn on Broadway, which oversees 5 Broadway theaters (currently playing Book of Mormon, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Rotten!, and The Crucible) was up first. He's scared of SantaCon, or any large gathering of drunk people, and has serious qualms with how CitiBike racks take up entire blocks, not allowing space for pedestrians to cut through from street to sidewalk.

We also talked to him about his hit Periscope/Facebook Live show #MakingMondays, in which a group of creatives gather in a room and create art -- from painters, dancers, and writers, to cooks and songwriters. 

Then Julie Klausner, creator and star of Hulu's Difficult People, came out and talked about how much she can't stand Times Square. While Pat swears he'll help strangers with directions, Julie -- like most New Yorkers -- says she ignores them. Her other fears are getting slashed, which a bunch of people in our audience agreed with, and brunch lines.

She gave us some inside scoop on the making of Difficult People -- that a lot of the show is based in her real life experiences -- and that one episode next season has to do with the Cannibal Cop. Her and Jamie bonded over their love of the HBO documentary about him, "Thought Crimes." We then played a fun game of "Who's More Difficult?" (complete with a theme song from Music Director Leslie Goshko) and the first round was the best, because instead of choosing Pat or Jamie, Julie chose our NY1 colleague Roger Clark. The next season of Difficult People premieres in July.

As always, we wrapped up the show with trivia and Ask Pat and Jamie, in which Pat admitted to missing Jamie when she takes days off from NY1. Awwwwwww.

Stay tuned for the full show video and audio as a podcast, coming soon.

Highlights: January 28th Show

Our fun third show brought out our biggest crowd yet! Music Director Leslie Goshko kicked us off with a little Beastie Boys' GIRLS, to get us in the spirit. Then we talked about the snow storm and the huge slush puddles that New Yorkers are all too familiar with at every corner. Pat thinks crosswalks and sidewalks should be cleared more quickly and Jamie thinks Pat has a pro-pedestrian bias, that he should put on the proper footwear and stop complaining.

The Seat Belt Debate: since we've spent so much time together preparing for this talk series, we realized that Pat always wears a seat belt in a cab and Jamie never does. We polled the audience and found out that it's just as polarizing topic as we thought! They basically split down the middle -- wearing seat belts vs not wearing seat belts -- and we're still hearing from people via email and social media after the fact.

Our first guest was Adam "Ad Rock" Horovitz from the Beastie Boys (who, by the way, does *not* wear a seat belt in a cab). We talked to him about his love of Scrabble, his dog, and NY1. He even has a handmade NY1 guitar strap with Pat and Roger Clark's faces on it. Things he hates? Shmutz and loud trucks, especially the ones that drop their loading platforms instead of lowering them slowly. He described his time with the band as other worldly: "Imagine you're with your two best friends from high school and the three of you are playing in front of 100,000 people." Yea, we can't imagine.

Millennial superstar Ruby Karp came out next to tell a story about growing up New York City, which is funny because she's only 15. Now a sophomore at LaGuardia High School, she was interviewed by Amy Poehler on her Smart Girls show about feminism when she was 7. Ruby contributes to HelloGiggles and once a month hosts their storytelling night at UCB East in Manhattan. She says her mom forces her to wear a seat belt in cabs.

Our final guest was Leandra Medine aka the Man Repeller. Her office is one block from her apartment because she doesn't want to be stuck on any transportation that could "hold her prisoner." When asked about layering and how she does it so effectively, she said she doesn't think about it too much. "It's like a recipe where the exact science isn't good. You have to play a little; be creative." Pat introduced his daughter Lucy, who's launched a fashion blog of her own: NLLK. Leandra's forecasting bermuda shorts to be the next sartorial trend and one of her goals this year, that she learned from a friend, is to try and smile with your teeth at one person a day.

We finished with trivia and Ask #PatAndJamie where Pat explained his theory that the MTA is bluffing about shutting down the L train for years. Jamie advised the audience on what she thinks is the best way to JFK Airport: take the earliest flight out in the morning and you'll never hit traffic.

The podcast and video versions of the show will be available soon and in the meantime, get your tickets for our next show on Tuesday, March 15th.

Highlights of our first show at 92Y!

Our first show was a blast! It was a big weekend in the city -- with the Mets in the World Series, Halloween, and the NYC Marathon -- and our guests had plenty they loved (and hated) about each. 

Musical Director Leslie Goshko (above, in the blue sweater) kicked us off with our very own "Pat and Jamie's New York" theme song.

Alan Kalter read some hilarious tweets and Yelp reviews from cranky tourists. He then told us about his wife's brilliant idea to paint a line down the middle of sidewalks here to delineate where tourists and non-tourists should walk.

Then Jason Gay came out. He surprised the audience (and us!) by coming out in a full shark costume, tossing Halloween candy to the crowd. His theory about New York is that the "common DNA strain is FOMO. You think fun is being had that you are not a part of. The irony is that you move here, and you don't do an f'in thing." We also talked about his theory on rage, pulled from his book, Little Victories, that basically says rage never works. Especially at an airport, where agents are trained to ignore it. "It's 0 for rage."

That is something our final guest, Alex Karpovsky, totally disagrees with. His character, Ray Ploshansky, on HBO's "Girls" ran for community board member because he hated that there was nothing being done about noisy traffic outside of his apartment. Alex, not Ray, has similar distaste about the NYC Marathon; he thinks it's bad for traffic and pollution and that if you want to watch people run, you should go to Central Park. "Girls" fans: he teased having a new love interest (other than Marnie) this upcoming season.

Trivia was next and we had a special guest to ask one of the questions: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer!

Our audience got to ask whatever questions they had for us as well, and of course someone asked Jamie why she pronounces Van Wyck like Wike and not like Wick. (The answer.)

We mingled and took selfies after; the next day, one of our audience members, Jill, wrote a glowing review of the show

Our next show is Thursday, November 19th at 8:15pm. TICKETS! 

The Inaugural Show: Friday, October 30, 2015

Joining Pat and Jamie on stage:

  • Alex Karpovsky, best known for his role as Ray Ploshansky in the HBO comedy series GIRLS, has directed five feature-length films and numerous music videos. He has also acted in over thirty films, including the last two written & directed by the Coen Brothers Inside Llewyn Davis and the upcoming Hail, Caesar! It's unclear whether he wants to run for community board chairperson in real life.

  • Jason Gay is a sports columnist at The Wall Street Journal and has written for publications including VogueGQRolling Stone and The New York Observer. He once tweeted about a guy drinking coffee in a coffee shop and was retweeted 28,000 times (and faved 30,000). His new book, Little Victories, is on sale November 3rd.

  • Alan Kalter has been voicing commercials and announcing network and game shows forever and, for the last 20 years, has been Dave’s ‘announcer’ on "Late Show with David Letterman"

  • Musical Director Leslie Goshko is a contributing blogger for Huffington Post Comedy, host of Sideshow Goshko Storytelling Series, one-time performer in Hairspray on Broadway who excels at 80's TV show and, as it turns out, live talk show theme songs.