Last night we held our first TV Dinner Party at Nitehawk Cinema in Brooklyn, with a viewing of the very Brooklyn Bored To Death. Before the screening, as old Buster Keaton movies flickered on the screen, guests seated in the theater enjoyed a delicious, specially prepared "haute TV dinner" homage by chef Saul Bolton, paired with wine from Brooklyn Oenology. Then the latest episode was aired, and it's arguably one of the funniest in the series: In this one the fictional Jonathan Ames, played by Jason Schwartzman, appears on a fictional Dick Cavett talk show to promote his new book. But his arch nemesis, Louis Green, played by John Hodgman, is also booked on the show, to promote his book! Horns hilariously lock.

Afterward, our special guests Ames and Hodgman fielded questions during a Q&A, where Hodgman told the audience that in Jonathan Ames's world things are better, and the Dick Cavett Show is still a wildly popular show on television, and can help an author sell a million books. That is probably what we love best about the show—it's Brooklyn, and New York City, but a little bit better. And just look at how happy the guy who writes it is—on his Tumblr last night, Hodgman wrote, "At Nitehawk for the Gothamist screening of the Bored to Death episode 3.3... Here is the real Jonathan Ames, the cheeriest and most rosy cheeked I’ve ever seen him."

Stay tuned for our next TV Dinner Party...