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Psychic Rodeo 11: Prenav Behari, Karmen Naidoo, Tom Achilles, Meghan Frank, The Sweetheartz of the Psychic Rodeo

Aug 3, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


It’s the first Friday of the month, so that means it’s time to get down with Brooklyn’s most unpredictable night of music and comedy, The Psychic Rodeo.

The Psychic Rodeo
a free night of music and comedy at The Brooklyn Commons!
Friday, June 1 at 8:30pm
388 Atlantic Avenue
(between Hoyt and Bond) in Brooklyn

This month’s host: Pranav Behari


Tom Achilles
Karmen Naidoo
Meghan Frank
Kyle Gordon
Tom Paciaffi
The Sweetheartz of the Psychic Rodeo

“It’s like “The Muppet Show,” but with people!” – Kermit the Frog

“Comedic talent is often found in the most unturned corners of New York City…I had the delight of finding it in Pranav Behari, a comedian who performed at the monthly Comedians on the loose show at Gotham Comedy club. He started off the show with high energy. He was the first comic up on stage, but his confidence and hilarious material would have left him better suited for a spot closer to the headliner…Be on the lookout for Pranav Behari. His presence is strong, his jokes are intellectual and biting, and he commanded the crowd, arguably better than most.” – Stef DAgostini, Stellar Underground

Tom Achilles (tomachilles.com) is a standup comedian living in Brooklyn, NY. He performs in venues all around the city like Joe’s Pub, Q.E.D., Countdown Theater, Under St. Mark’s and The PIT. Tom also co-hosts the popular monthly comedy show Let’s Hang? at Von in the East Village with Meghan Frank.

Karmen Naidoo is straight outta the Motherland hailing, from South Africa. She continues to pursue her comedy career in New York City, the heart of Comedy since 2016. Featured as the only female finalist on Comedy Central’s “Grab the Mic” back in 2015, she has been featured in “The Bantu Hour,” a South African satirical sketch and variety comedy show hosted by the legendary comedian Kagiso Lediga and featuring music icon Hugh Masekela. With over 100 performances in her first year of comedy, Karmen continued to pursue her passion in New York, by performing at the Desi Comedy Festival, the 2017 New York Comedy Festival, Comics You Should Know and the San Francisco Comedy Festival SketchFest 2018. Her originality and quirky style resonate with audiences both young and old.

Meghan Frank can be seen performing in venues all over the New York City, including Duplex, Metropolitan, The Lantern and QED. She also co-hosts the popular East Village comedy shows Let’s Hang? and Hot Fuss.

Kyle is an actor, writer and musician based in New York City. Kyle can be seen performing improv weekly as a member of Magnet Theater house team The Heel and at schools around the country with the nationally recognized entertainment organization Story Pirates. He’s performed with his pop-punk/emo parody band My Dark Little Corner at New York Sketchfest, Cinder Block Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, and New York Comic-Con and they can be seen performing regularly all around New York.

Hailing from New York, our second Tom of the evening, Tom Paciaffi, looks more suited to front an ‘80s glam rock band than to offer any intelligent social commentary. Defying this image, his set includes his darkly humorous insight into topics such as religion, drugs, depression and relationships. Tom’s onstage mixture of self-deprecation and his distaste for conformity is countered by recounting the juvenile antics described in his memoir, “Trouble,” which have continued into his thirties. Dark in nature but not intended to shock, Tom simply presents his honest opinion, uncut. What you decide to do with that is up to you.

Whether you know Brady Oh from his singing on the evil villain Garmadon’s theme in the newly released “LEGO Ninjago Movie,” as the high-energy vocalist and keyboard player in The Brady Oh Show (bradyohshow.com) and Hunters & Runners (huntersandrunners.bandcamp.com) or his bandmate Jesse Lent as the frontman of The Monte Vista (https://themontevista.bandcamp.com/), bassist-producer of CSC Funk Band, whose “Above The Starrs,” an all-instrumental tribute to legendary rap duo Gang Starr has became a sought-after treasure for vinyl collectors and beat heads alike after being released as a Record Day exclusive (fleamarketfunk.com/2017/03/30/csc-funk-band-above-the-starrs) or host of the political talk show “TrumpWatch” on WBAI 99.5FM New York, nothing either of them has done is quite like this. Equal parts Graham Parsons, Rolling Thunder-era Bob Dylan and John Cale, The Sweetheartz of the Psychic Rodeo harken back to a time when the song was king.


**The Psychic Rodeo is a free monthly event presented on the first Friday of every month at the Brooklyn Commons in conjunction with Love Sick Records.