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MARCH MADNESS: AN EVENING OF READINGS BY WOMEN WE LOVE
Mar 10, 2015 @ 8:00 pm| Free
Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and director based in New York. She is currently a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her work has been featured at SXSW, The New York Fringe Festival, The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Glamour, Salon, Gawker, Time Out New York and on Comedy Central.
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Jean Grae first performed under the moniker “What? What?” as a member of the indie group Natural Resource, providing classic singles such as “Baseball” and “Bum Deal.” Then with her solo efforts: Attack of The Attacking Things, This Week, The Bootleg of the Bootleg and the 9th Wonder produced Jeanius, provided the platform for Jean Grae’s ability to fit as many syllables as possible into short time spans. Grae has featured on tracks with Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Wale, Lil B the Based God, Phonte and Joell Ortiz and a long list of others that is impossible to fit into this bio. On a return to demonstrating her own abilities to produce (Jean has produced under the aka’s Run Run Shaw and Nasain Nahmeen) as well as direct, Grae released video and song “Kill Screen aka Steve Wiebe” from her upcoming project Gotham Down. Twisting time and space, Jean Grae’s much anticipated “Cake or Death” is set to be released second, though it chronologically precedes “Gotham Down” story wise. Her fate was ultimately changed forever with the actualization of Jean’s passion for comedy and satire in recent stand up appearances and a self-produced, written and directed sitcom, Life With Jeannie, is in the works. Recently, appearing on the John Hodgman show and Low Times podcast with Daniel Ralston, audiences were treated to her special blend of music and comedy. To sum up, Jean is a superhero. She’s better than everyone at doing everything. You should enjoy and support all of the things that she ever does, because she might disintegrate you if you don’t.
Aparna Nancherla started doing comedy in Washington, DC, before moving to Los Angeles and becoming wildly popular there. Last year, she was snapped up by FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, where she was hired as a writer and even appeared on camera for a few popular, funny segments. She currently splits her time between both coasts and her other credits include Last Comic Standing and WTF with Marc Maron.”
Phoebe Robinson is a stand up comedian, writer, and actor who both TimeOut NY and Flavorpill have named one of the top ten comics working in NYC. Most recently, she appeared on Comedy Central’sBroad City, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and the Today show, and is a writer on MTV’s hit talking head show Girl Code.
When not working in television, Ms. Robinson is a writer for Glamour.com and contributes to The New York Times, bitch magazine, xoJane.com, VH1.com, Refinery 29.com, Decider.com,VanityFair.com, and TheDailyBeast.com. Her blog Blaria (aka Black Daria), which is rapidly approaching 150,000 views, has been featured on The Huffington Post, and has launched a podcast as well as a monthly stand up show at UCB East that she co-hosts with The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams and it has consistently sold out since its inception nearly a year ago.
She recently just finished opening for The Daily Show’s Wyatt Cenac and Broad City on their comedy tours and is currently a staff writer on Fuse’s upcoming daily late night pop culture talk show. Follow her on Instragram at blariaakaphoeberobinson if you want to pictures of her afro in various weird shapes.