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Reproductive Health Access Project presents: A Hyde UnHappy Hour
Sep 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $15
On Thursday, September 29 at 6pm, the Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) is hosting a Hyde UnHappy Hour to support efforts to lift abortion coverage bans. If you are as unhappy as we are about the Hyde Amendment, join us for this exciting evening of food, drinks, live performances, and activism. All proceeds will benefit RHAP!
The event will be hosted by local comedians Eve Peyser and Melissa Rocha and will feature a variety of local performers including comedians Josh Gondelman, Jena Friedman, Shalewa Sharpe, and Subhah Agarwal. We’ll also have a raffle featuring items from pro-choice businesses like Babeland, Free Range Wine and Spirits, The Public Theatre, Bitch Media, Ms. Magazine, and more!
This year’s Hyde UnHappy Hour will take place at Littlefield, a diverse performance and art space in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood. Don’t miss this exciting evening of entertainment and activism. Get your tickets today!
Meet our Shows Hosts!
Eve Peyser is a writer and comedian who grew up in New York City, where she still lives. In 2016, Brooklyn Magazine named her one of the 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn. She is currently the night editor at Gizmodo. Her writing focuses on relationships and the internet. Her work can also be found on Gawker, New York Magazine, The New Inquiry, Esquire, and many other websites.
Melissa Rocha is a comic and actress from Texas, residing in Brooklyn for 10 years and never leaving. She hosts an all female comedy show: Just Pussy and curates her own film series: Strong Female Lead. She also hosts The TV Show Show- a comedy night that’s all about one TV show. Melissa is currently working on her first feature film: Bad Girl.
Our show will feature performances by the following comedians!
Sydnee Washington was born in New York City but spent most of her childhood in Oakland, California. She has a laid back approach to life which makes the bite to her comedy only slightly more palatable. Sydnee co-hosts a super high energy and consistently funny monthly Comedy show in the Lower East Side called ‘The Warm Up.’ There she hones her skills for the various spots and hosting gigs she has where she consistently wins over the jaded New Yorkers who brave the City’s comedy scene. Her humor and view toward vanity, dating both sexes, and how to party safely as a woman are both unique and refreshing.
Josh is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and a pretty good guy, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. Josh’s comedy touches on topics from rainbows to gangsta rap and makes them all equally hilarious thanks to his terrific writing and performing. In 2010, Josh traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, where he turned heads and captured first prize! Since then he has become an in-demand performer on a national scale. He 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 and SF Sketchfest. Josh’s grandmother was especially thrilled to see him on television on G4?s “Attack of the Show” and MavTV’s “Rooftop on the Road.” His first CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
When people see Subhah Agarwal writing jokes, they often ask her why she’s doing homework at the bar. When not screaming into a pillow, you can find her getting ID’d by bouncers outside of New York comedy clubs, with regular appearances at New York Comedy Club, Greenwich, Broadway, & the Laughing Devil. She has performed at the New York Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and was a featured comedian on PBS’s popular web series “Modern Comedian.”
Ana is a comedian in New York City. She produces, hosts, and performs at comedy venues and art spaces around the city. She hosts a monthly show on the first Sunday of every month at Over the Eight in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 8pm called Sundays with Ana. She writes and stars in the web series “Jana & Shasta” (Channel 101), and wrote “The Truth About Pangaea,” a comedy zine published by Social Malpractice Publishing. Ana has appeared on Fusion’s The Chris Gethard Show, TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, Comedy Central’s “Alternatino,” The Special Without Brett Davis, IFC’s “Boy Band,” and various videos for Mas Mejor. She was a finalist in the 2015 Andy Kaufman Awards. In January 2016, she was part of Ars Nova’s Showgasm Spotlight series with her show “Go, Baby, Go!” which featured a variety of her characters, stand-up, videos, and pictures. The New York Times describes Ana as “an inventive performer with a knack for off-kilter characters.”