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Geeking Out: with Janeane Garofalo, Adam Wade & MORE!
Apr 1, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| 5 (advance) $8 at door
GEEKING OUT is a comedy show that brings crazy-talented writers, comedians, storytellers, and actors together for a night of shameless nerding out on the bands they love, the celebrities they obsess over and the video games that nearly wore their thumbs to stumps. Join us for a fun-filled night of true tales and PowerPoint presentations that embrace the undying enthusiasm and unchallengeable knowledge of a SUPERFAN!
Actress and Comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992. She was awesome on the Ben Stiller Show AND The Larry Sanders Show, and killed it as Beth ” in Wet Hot American Summer; especially that part where she was all like, “THE PHONE! THE PHONE! WHERE’S THE F***ING PHONE!” And also in that part where she asks Katie if she should put on a clean pair of pants to impress Niles Crane. She was not the voice of Daria. (One of the Geeking Out hosts who is a big fan may or may not have written this bio.)
Adam Wade is an 18-time StorySLAM winner and 2-time GrandSLAM champion at The Moth in New York City. Last month (November) he was on NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ telling a story about surviving Hurricane Sandy in Hoboken with his 80-year-old Italian landlady and her sister. For the past 3 years he’s been performing the monthly ‘Adam Wade from NH Show’ at the Theater Under St. Marks which has been praised by the NYTimes and TimeOut New York. He also hosts and produces 2 other monthly storytelling shows ‘Tales of the Cosmos’ at UCBeast and ‘Whatever Happened to the Nerds’ at the Magnet Theater.
Nisse Greenberg is an uncomfortable creature of habit who needs organization and delusion to maintain the delicate balance of brain chemistry that sloshes inside his mind-head. He delusionally believes in the success of a project that he has worked on in the past and will continue to work on in the future but has taken an extended break from because his mind was becoming very consumed with the future success and wasn’t participating enough in the current success of it. It’s called Drawn Out Storytelling and it’s on the internet. Right now he hosts and produces a show at the Tank Theater where he also curates a weekly storytelling series of other monthly storytelling shows. Was that confusing? Imagine having to explain it to people! The show he hosts and cares the most about (which is totally unfair to the other amazing shows that he helps do their thing at The Tank, but, like, don’t we all care more about ourselves sometimes? Especially in art?) is this show called Bad Feelings where he invites storytellers to tell those icky stories that make our stomachs feel like peach pits that are rotten. Do you like him yet? He’s really desperate for approval.nissegreenberg.com
**KERRI DOHERTY & JOSH GONDELMAN (HOSTS)**
Kerri Doherty is a NYC-based writer/storyteller whose awkward celebrity interview web series GEEKING OUT has accumulated over 1 million views and has included guests like Janeane Garofalo, David Koechner, John Hodgman and Kyle MacLachlan. GEEKING OUT was recently named one of “4 Web Series That Are Changing Comedy” by Policy Mic. She currently writes and co-hosts a TV Recap show for Entertainment Weekly.
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. He has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and Esquire. He is the co-creator and co-author of the popular Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed was named one of 2012′s best by Paste Magazine. The Ellen DeGeneres Show took notice of Josh’s writing skill and featured him as part of their “Tweetly Roundup.” Additionally, Josh has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. Josh’s debut standup comedy CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.