About a year ago I was warned that I have a doppelganger in the neighborhood. My evil twin, comedian and Heeb contributor Todd Levin, not only lives around the corner from me in Park Slope, but also happens to share the same last name, though he pronounces it LEH-vin and I pronounce it leh-VIN. Early this summer we had a brief encounter in the street, and after overcoming our mutual confusion and attraction, we agreed to be best of friends, and stand in for each other whenever a body double was needed.
So last night I went to see Todd's comedy show, How to Kick People, at Mo Pitkin's in the East Village. The venue was packed, standing room only. And for good reason--the show was fantastic! Levin, together with his life partner, Bob Powers, and a team of guest comedy writers hailing from the ranks of Saturday Night Live, kept us laughing until we all realized that we had not accomplished everything we thought we would by the time we turned 34.