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STAND UP FOR BERNIE SANDERS: BERN’IN DOWN THE HOUSE HOSTED BY WILL MILES, KENNY DEFOREST, AND CLARK JONES
Nov 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $10
A night of Stand-Up comedy to raise money for and show support of Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.
Ted Alexandro has been a comedian for twenty years. Time Out NY called Ted “One of the funniest comedians working today.” Ted has performed on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central. Ted opened for Louis C.K. at Carnegie Hall. Ted has performed internationally in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Jakarta, England, Holland, Israel, South Africa and Qatar. Ted has been very active in the Occupy Wall Street movement and is one of the founders of Occupy Astoria Long Island City. Ted has appeared on the television shows “Oz”, “Dr. Katz” and “Louie”. Ted collaborated with Hollis James on such videos as “Kiss Our American Ass” and “Nobody’s Dummy”, which can be found on Ted’sYouTube channel. Ted and Hollis are currently creating the webseries “Teacher’s Lounge.”
THE LUCAS BROTHERS
THE LUCAS BROTHERS (Kenny & Keith) were born in a ghetto in Newark, NJ then raised in a ghetto in High Point, North Carolina and now perform comedy all over the country, even in ghettoes.
They’re the creators of the animation show, Lucas Bros. Moving Co. on FOX (ADHD). Also, they are set to appear in 22 Jump Street this summer. In addition, they are the creators of the sketch/film comedy show, Friends of the People, on TruTV.
They are firm believers in the legalization of marijuana.
Bret “The Hitman” Hart is their favorite person of all time.
A message from the Bros: Everything you just read is false.
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer, who you might know as the newest correspondent on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’. A featured storyteller for The Moth, Minhaj’s work has garnered acclaim in film, web, and television. He hosted the documentary special ‘Stand Up Planet’ produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
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.
Seaton Smith is an actor and comedian who you may know from his role as “Motif” on FOX’S Mulaney. Vulture named him one of The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015, and he brought his skills to late-night with an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. He has headlined shows across the country, performed at over 200 college campuses, as well as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival.
Michelle Wolf is a NY-based writer and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She currently works as a writing supervisor on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she also made her late night television debut as a comic in July 2014. Michelle appears regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.” She has also appeared on Comedy Central’s hit late night gameshow @ Midnight.
Recently named on Vulture’s list of “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015” and one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by TimeOut New York, Michelle was also named one of Complex Magazine’s 50 Funniest Comedians on Twitter (@michelleisawolf) and selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” for the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Prior to her work on Late Night, Michelle was a writer and producer on MTV’s popular show Girl Code.
Michelle headlines comedy clubs and colleges all over the country. She has performed at the Riot LA Comedy Festival and as part of the San Francisco Sketchfest Dozen. This summer she will continue the festival circuit with performances at Moontower, Bonnaroo and the Dublin Comedy Festival.
(Comedian: VH1, Chelsea Lately) Giulia Rozzi is a NYC based comedian, actress and writer that was raised in Boston by two adorable Italian immigrants. She has appeared on Chelsea Lately, MTV, Vh1, TLC, CNN, and has written for MTV’s Girl Code and Silent Library. She is also co-host of one of the longest running storytelling shows Stripped Stories and co-hosts the bi-monthly comedy show Dive Comedy at Freddy’s in Brooklyn. A natural storyteller, Giulia was named a Moth GrandSlam winner and her solo show Bad Bride just wrapped a successful 8 month run at the UCB theatre. Bad Bride will return to NYC this summer and will tour all over the US this fall. Photo: Francine Daveta
Will Miles is a New York based comedian. He has been featured in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Time Out Chicago, the Village Voice, and was voted one of the funniest comedians of 2014 by Brightest Young Things. In 2014, he was a featured performer in Comedy Central’s New York Comedy Festival and appeared on Saturday Night Live. He has also been heard on The Moth and on National Public Radio’s All Things True show. On top of these things, Will has toured with Hannibal Buress since 2011. In 2015, Will was featured on truTV’s Friends Of The People and Fusion TV’s Come Here And Say That.
Kenny DeForest is a 5 year stand up comedy veteran based in Chicago, IL. Labeled a hustler by his peers, Kenny’s comedy can be described as edgy, smart and honest. Since arriving in Chicago, Kenny has become a regular performer at Chicago’s top clubs and showcases including Laugh Factory, Comedians You Should Know, and the widely released “Chicago Mixtapes: Comedy Mixtape”; all after being named “Favorite Newcomer 2010″ by comedyofchicago.com. The most important thing of note is that Kenny always has as much fun performing as audiences do watching him.
Clark Jones is part of the Chicago-originated, world renowned Two Black Dudes and a Microphone Comedy Show. He is a comedy writer for the Chicago Tribune, and has toured and opened for everybody from Hannibal Buress to Joe Torry.