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Josh Sharp Sings! Live! w/Sasheer Zamata, Chris Gethard & Jo Firestone

May 3, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $8
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Josh Sharp tells a bunch of gay stories and stand-up, all inside of one long D’Angelo song. Basically a one-man diversity showcase, so I guess come or you’re a bigot? This show is str8-friendly.

Featuring: Sasheer Zamata, Chris Gethard & Jo Firestone!

Sasheer Zamata
Saheer Zamata is an actress, writer, and comedian living in NYC and is currently a featured player on Saturday Night Live. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Drama, she moved to New York in 2009 and began performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Her work has been featured in Jezebel, Hairpin, Vulture, Think Progress, Clutch Magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Times. She’s done stand up at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival, the Letterman Showcase in the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch Showcase, and has opened for John Mulaney and the Bonnaroo365 tour. Cosmo also listed her as a comic to watch. She has performed in online videos for Jest and College Humor that have been featured on the Today Show and Jezebel. She wrote and performed in a webseries for The Cooking Channel, called Fodder. She co-starred in The Cooking Channel’s Back In Time for Thanksgiving special. She also appears in sketches on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. And you can occasionally see her in commercials for Target, Verizon Wireless and NY Lotto.
Chris Gethard
Chris Gethard is a comedian. He’s been doing stuff in New York City for about fifteen years now. Occasionally he pokes his head into some mainstream stuff – maybe you’ve seen him do small parts on shows like The Office, Parks and Recreation, Broad City, and Louie. He’s also been in movies like The Other Guys and The Heat. He also once had a sitcom on Comedy Central that he was the star of that got canceled very quickly.

He also likes doing a lot of stuff that’s smaller scale and more on his terms and stays a little bit in the underground. For example, he does a ton of stand up and tours all over. And he wrote a book. And put out an album on Don Giovanni Records, which is one of his all time favorite music labels ever.

He is also the host and creator of THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW, which is his pride and joy. It’s a public access television show that airs live every Wednesday night and that gets pretty out of the box. It’s heartfelt and at times strange and at times very funny and it features good guests and very great bands. Every Wednesday Chris hangs out with some of his best friends and they take calls from sad kids all over the world and dance like idiots and just have a good time.

Every once in a while Chris will do a weird project aimed at being amongst people, like the time he walked across the country crashing on the floors of his fans (and also strangers who were confused by him) or how he sometimes organizes stand up shows that take place in peoples’ actual homes.

Basically, Chris is a guy who tries to be funny and driven and do things his own way. He sort of has a chip on his shoulder and for a generally quiet nerdy guy can sometimes have a feeling of semi-self-righteous anger driving his work. It’s all good.

He was named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch in 2010, and has told stories on This American Life. Chris was a guest writer at Saturday Night Live. He was also an original writer on The Onion News Network, which launched its online platform with a sketch he wrote that was written about in The New York Times. He also sold a pilot to Comedy Central. Chris is the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show, a variety and talk show that began as a stage show at UCB before becoming a weekly live public access show during the summer of 2011 and has also promoted the show as a guest on both Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan.

Chris is the author of “A Bad Idea I’m About to Do,” “Weird NY”, and the co-author of “Weird NJ” volumes one and two, “Weird US,” and “Weird VA.” As an actor, you can see Chris this summer in Iron Man 3, and later this year opposite Mila Kunis and Robin Williams in The Angriest Man In Brooklyn. Chris can also be seen in multiple episodes of the final season of NBC’s The Office.

Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn. She has created several poppin’ Brooklyn events, including Punderdome 3000, the Annual Inner Beauty Pageant, Bullsh*t History, and Friends of Single People. For more information on upcoming shows, you can visit her website at meatballpresents.tumblr.com
Josh Sharp
Josh Sharp is a stand up and sketch comedian who was included on Vulture’s 2015 “Comics You Should Know” and was named a “Comic to Watch” by TimeOut NY. He was featured in NYCF’s “Best of Sketch” in 2013, 2014 and 2015. You can see his lewdy crudey queer musical “Fucking Identical Twins” now running at the UCB Theatre, his experimental comedy show “Cool Shit/Weird Shit” on the 4th Friday of the month at UCB-East, his gay variety show “A Gay Show For All People” monthly at the Duplex, or you can just stay at home and watch TV on your computer like a loser. If that’s your game, his web series, “How Shit Works”, is soon to drop on IFC.com.

Details

Date:
May 3, 2015
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$8

Venue

Union Hall
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY , NY 11215 United States
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Phone:
718-344-8962