Actor Dan Soder is likely to be higher referred to as the affable finance bro Mafee on Showtime’s “Billions,” which simply started filming its fourth season. However the 35-year-old Astoria resident additionally has a facet hustle as a humorist. Followers can get a style of it on his half-hour particular on Netflix’s “The Standups” or on his SiriusXM present, “The Bonfire” with Huge Jay Oakerson, Monday by way of Thursday at 6 p.m. He tells LAUREN STEUSSY how he spends his weekends.
It’s uncommon that I’m really round on a weekend, since I tour lots. But when I’ve a free Saturday, I prefer to sleep in and simply naturally get up. I’ve lived in Astoria for 12 years, and I do know there’s quite a lot of cool espresso outlets, however I at all times simply find yourself going to Dunkin’ Donuts for espresso — I’ve lived right here for thus lengthy that I do know the employees. I like to stroll to Astoria Park, down by the water, take a look at all of the canines.
For lunch I’m going to a sandwich place known as Andrew & Frank’s Deli, which is likely to be the best sandwich place ever. There’s an enormous debate within the neighborhood over that place or a spot on the identical avenue known as Sal, Kris & Charlie’s Deli. I like them, but when it’s a Saturday, I’m going to Andrew & Frank’s.
If I’m doing reveals on the Comedy Cellar [in the Village], I like to eat after my units on the close by Olive Tree Cafe. I’d argue they’ve among the finest wings within the metropolis. And I grew up idolizing that again desk due to comedians like Colin Quinn, Jim Norton, Bobby Kelly. So sitting again there with my mates, like Michelle Wolf, Huge Jay Oakerson and Mark Normand, is the very best.
Between reveals, I don’t drink, so I’ll take a stroll, smoke a bowl and get some espresso. There’s a board-game retailer known as the Uncommons — it’s truthfully the very best iced espresso I’ve ever had. This place, you get a bunch of your mates collectively and play board video games like Threat, however I believe my mates would mock me with out mercy if I wished to go play a board recreation.
My favourite stroll on a pleasant night time is to undergo Gramercy down by way of Union Sq. to the West Village — it’s good people-watching. As a lonely single man, it’s form of enjoyable to observe couples fight. Like, I don’t should take care of that!
On Sundays, I’ve a buddy who I prefer to have lengthy conversations with, and we love to try this at museums. We’ll go to the Museum of Pure Historical past, take a look at dinosaurs — I’m mainly an enormous baby — or go to the Met. You possibly can break up the dialog with some artwork. For dinner, I would exit on a date. One among my favourite Italian spots in Astoria is Vesta. I get the squid-ink pasta with scallops. The proprietor has been there for years and the meals’s f - - king unbelievable.
Typically, my favourite place is my sofa at house. It was one of many first issues I purchased once I didn’t should work as a waiter at Dos Caminos — shout out to everybody nonetheless choosing up shifts! Once you’re on the highway lots, you actually discover ways to recognize being house.