Bodeguita Hosts Diverse Comedy Show with a Bushwick Voice

Anna Bradley-Smith

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One of Brooklyn’s best new comedy shows is bringing top-class comedians to Bushwick’s doorstep each Thursday night for free.

Stand-up comedian Chris Kazimi started weekly stand-up show “Easy Listening Comedy” to give a home for high quality comedy with a Bushwick voice.  The show has just celebrated its 20th consecutive performance at cuban bar Bodeguita at 6 Suydam St.

Kazimi, who has lived in Bushwick for 10 years, loves stand-up and said he wanted to create something different from a regular bar show, fostering a relaxed and open community vibe, and he thought there was space for that kind of show in the neighborhood.

Easy Listening’s audience at Bodeguita.

“Honestly, I want people to leave with a feeling of relief that they were present and forgot their problems for a second,” Kazimi said. “Maybe they made some friends or they got to see some of the most talented comedians they admire in a small Bushwick bar.”

With comics who have appeared on Netflix, Hulu, HBO and in comedy clubs across the country, it’s no surprise Easy Listening’s audience is growing week by week with Kazimi at the helm doing lighting, sound, and of course his own stand-up. The show brims with diversity, highlighting comedians of color and many women. 

Kazimi said his plan is full speed ahead putting on shows that give a rich comedy club-esque experience with a chic, young Bushwick flair and feel. To keep up with the show follow @easylisteningcomedy on Instagram and head to Bodeguita every Thursday night at 9 p.m.

Cover image courtesy of Noel Woodford.

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