KGB in the News

02/03/2020
Time Out New York
Electric Bitch

Veteran improviser Katy Berry takes you on an eccentric musical journey that wraps cabaret, burlesque and improv into one show. ›› read more

05/17/2019

This a Ukrainian Facebook page with some cool videos. So if you ever wanted to brush up on your Ukrainian, here's your chance! ›› read more

04/18/2019
NY Times
From left, Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang will host “Las Culturistas Live: I Don’t Think So, Honey!” | Photo: Mindy Tucker

Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

‘THE BREAKDOWN WITH BORIS KHAYKIN’ at the Red Room at KGB Bar (April 24, 7 p.m.). Every fourth Wednesday of the month, upstairs at this East Village bar, Khaykin hosts a talk show with a twist in which guest improvisers perform scenes based on the interviews he conducts alongside his sidekick, “Uncle” Jawnee Conroy. This month, they welcome the comedian Ted Alexandro and the writer Eric Levitz from New York magazine’s Intelligencer, while Rebecca Vigil, Katie Hartman and Emma Vernon provide the play-by-play and color commentary through improv. Katie Hannigan performs a stand-up set, and the beat boxer Exacto serves as the house band. ›› read more

04/03/2019
NY Post
KGB Bar’s tin ceilings date back to the 1880s, per manager Lori Schwarz

Looking for something with a little more kick? Try KGB Bar at 85 E. Fourth St. The building dates from 1838 and was renovated in the 1880s, which is when general manager Lori Schwarz believes that the tin ceilings were added.

Today, each ceiling is painted, says Schwarz, including in the Red Room, a “speakeasy complete with a copper bathtub but was the headquarters of Emma Goldman’s Secret Society of anarchists in 1914.”

Turns out the truth about tin ceilings is that New Yorkers of all stripes — from poets to shopkeepers to radical activists — really do exist under one roof. ›› read more