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Comics Marc Maron Will Probably Resent in the Next Couple of Years
Sep 27, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm| $12
(Comedy Central’s The Half Hour)
Mike Lawrence is a comedian born and raised in South Florida. He began doing comedy as a way to escape the dullness of his job at the McDonald’s Drive-Thru and quickly fell in love with it. He moved to New York in 2007, where he could write about all of his miserable life experiences from a safe distance. He has since performed at the New York Comic Con — a dream come true. He performed at the “New Faces” showcase at the 2010 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. He was also nominated for Best Male Comedian at the 2010 ECNY Awards and featured in Time Out New York. He made his television debut on “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” on Comedy Central on April 14, 2011.
Adam Newman is a very funny Brooklyn-based comedian. He has appeared on John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central, was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch, won Carolines’ Comedy Madness competition, and released his debut stand-up CD, Not for Horses, via Rooftop Comedy Productions. His new web series, My Dad is in a Boy Band, comes to The Warner Sound January 2013. Adam’s TV appearances include MTV’s The CollegeHumor Show and F’nMTV, various talking head shows on TV Guide Network, the Tyra Banks Show (weird), and dozens of CollegeHumor Originals on CollegeHumor.com, including their popular series Very Mary Kate, Hardly Working, and High Times Editorial Office. Adam has been featured in Time Out New York and The New York Daily News, wrote for Run it Back on Cartoon Network, and starred in an Animal Planet pilot called Cute Hunters.
Applying smooth charisma to a layer of explosive energy, topped off with unforgettable characters sure to permanently reside in your brain, Seaton Smith leaves his audience in a state of comedic euphoria as he killed performing on Opie and Anthony Virus tour and the New Faces show at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He also is a online phenom signing a deal with Sierra Mist where he was able to showcase his chops at producing the skit Pimpin Referee. And he’s a youtube favorite with his popular webseries, Annoy Charlie Smith Inc.
Jim Tews is a man of many comedic talents who has been clawing his way to the middle for nearly a decade. Since starting as a standup comic in Cleveland eight years ago, he’s traveled the country and relocated to New York City.
In 2007 he was a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, In 2008 he created the “popular” web series The Opener for HBO’s new media division and in 2010 he was the winner of the New York Comedy Contest. He was also one of this years New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal. His work has been featured on the front pages of YouTube, MySpace and several other online outlets that were once considered relevant. He has yet to completely accept his parents’ divorce and is on a foolish quest to get them back together. Will he accidentally find wisdom and maturity along his journey?
Based in New York City, Kate Berlant performs her psychedelic, absurdist stand-up in some of the most celebrated alternative comedy shows in New York and Los Angeles. Her weekly show “Crime & Punishment” at the famed Lower East Side music venue the Cake Shop regularly features beloved comics like Reggie Watts, Michael Showalter and Janeane Garofalo. Often improvised, her stream-of-consciousness comedy often leaves people wondering what just happened to them– in a good way! Her act has been described as “if David Lynch did stand-up.” She has performed her PowerPoint presentation, “An Illustrative Colonoscopy into an Epistemological Kitty Cat” in several NYC gallery spaces, and was selected by Brooklyn’s 2011 SITE Fest as a featured performer.
Ahmed Bharoocha has been in the Montreal Comedy Festival, Glasgow Comedy Festival and the Great American. His Sketch group Dead Kevin was featured on Tosh.0, are featured channel on ComedyCentral.com and were named one of the top comedy acts to watch in 2013 by LA weekly. He was born in into a Irish Catholic/Pakistani Muslim household. He discovered his passion for entertaining at a young age making films with his older sister and his best friend. During college Ahmed got a job as a dishwasher at a comedy club in RI. After working there for a year, washing dishes, watching comedy and writing he finally made the move from the kitchen to the stage and hasn’t washed a dish since. He quickly made a name for himself and has become a favorite in the Boston Comedy scene and became Comic in Residence at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge. In 2009 Ahmed was selected by Eddie Brill to perform in the Great American Comedy Festival honoring, and selected to perform in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Seattle Comedy Festival. In 2010 he won the Magners Comedy Festival. Ahmed has performed with National headliners such as Louis C.K. and Aziz Ansari. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2008 with a BFA in Acting and has been cast in many student films and College Theater productions as well as written and directed short plays and films. In 2005 Ahmed traveled with his older sister Maureen Bharoocha to Pakistan and filmed Abajee. Abajee has gone on to win several awards in film festivals all over the world, such as Best Actor in the Jordan Film Festival. Ahmed is also part of one of RI top improv groups “Unexpected Company” and a two-man sketch group “Uncle Mustache”.