Since 2002, Karaoke Killed the Cat has been one of New
York’s most bold and vocal night parties. Every Friday, founder Chris Goldteeth and hype man Lord Easy unleash a show of dance, song and the occasional pants-less singalong at Brooklyn’s Union Hall. With no inhibitions and a democratic approach to exhibition, the two karaoke DJs have built this midnight party into a community-building testament to oral tradition.

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James Boo is a freelance journalist and the Editor-in-Chief of Real Cheap Eats, a locals’ guide to New York food for $10 or less. You can read more of his stories at jamesboo.com.

Elann Danziger is an actor, writer, photographer, and former karaoke host living in Park Slope. He produces and hosts the podcast Lost & Rewound, and has no plans of updating Last Night’s Karaoke anytime soon.