The New York Times
Date: 2009-10-11
Author: ALLEN SALKIN

Article Mentions
Author, ALLEN SALKIN
Mentioned, Jimmy Fallon
Mentioned, David Letterman
Mentioned, Dan Allen
Mentioned, Seth Rogen
Mentioned, Costaki Economopoulos
Mentioned, Angela Bowers
Mentioned, Bud Light
Mentioned, Variety Magazine
Mentioned, VH1
Mentioned, UPS
Mentioned, AIG
Mentioned, TED
Mentioned, Workout
Mentioned, Home Night Club
ON Monday, John Garrett loaded a rental truck with his possessions in Indianapolis and started driving. Far away in Astoria, Queens, a $450-a-month bedroom, the tiniest in a dark second-floor apartment, awaited. Because so many comedians live in Astoria, the neighborhood has been appearing in many comedic short videos:"Laundromat" (Shot in an Astoria Laundromat)"Drinking with AIG" (shot in an Astoria bar) FUNHOUSE Paul Oddo, far left, and John Garrett, right, at their Astoria apartment where Dan Allen, center, once lived. More Photos That the room, featuring a view of power lines, had been dubbed the P.O.W. room by others who had lived in it was not fazing Mr. Garrett, 33. For him it represented a foothold from which he could battle to mak...(read more)
... ON Monday, John Garrett loaded a rental truck with his possessions in Indianapolis and started driving. Far away in Astoria, Queens, a $450-a-month bedroom, the tiniest in a dark second-floor apartment, awaited. Because so many comedians live in Asto ...
... The two had met at the Funny Bone club in South Bend, Ind. Mr. Alberstadt, in turn, knew Dan Allen, a comedian who is known for knowing everyone in New Yorks comedy world. In Astoria, Mr. Allen is the self-appointed commissioner of a basketball leagu ...
... can be found daily at the Waltz-Astoria cafe on Ditmars Boulevard, a relaxed place with a piano and beaten-in couches. Its a good place to sit and think, he said, a memo book and a cafe Americano on his table. I write on my porch, said Anthony Ata ...


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