writer, artist and comedian
Pat Kewley is a writer, artist, and comedian from Buffalo, NY.
He has presented his absurdist comedy, videos, and character performances at traditional venues as well as DIY spaces around Buffalo, Rochester, and New York, and shared the stage with alt-comedy stars like Eric Andre and Wham City.
His writing has appeared in national outlets like Slate, Salon, McSweeneys Internet Tendency, and Paste Magazine, and his art and comics have appeared locally in The Public and Artvoice, as well as the Washington City Paper and Broken Pencil Magazine. He is the author of "Notable Failures in Buffalo History", a humorous look at various strange-but-true schemes and oddball characters from Buffalo's past.
Since 2009, he has been a member of Buffalo's DIY arts collective Sugar City, helping to run Sugar City's gallery and event space, as well as events elsewhere around Buffalo .
Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater
BY PAT KEWLEY
@ VOL 16
ON APR 14, 2016
"The world's first movie theater was in Buffalo, New York."
In Buffalo Vitascope: The Story of the World's First Movie Theater from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 16, comedian and cartoonist Pat Kewley tells the true story of Vitascope Hall, which opened on Buffalo, New York's Main Street in 1896 and was likely the world's first permanent, specially constructed movie theater. Using period photographs, newspaper clippings, and his own cartoon drawings, Kewley spreads the word about Buffalo's amazing & unique place in film history, touching on the early days of moviegoing, the first films, and the unsung Buffalonians who helped pioneer the film industry in our own backyard.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2016.