Feb
18
6:00 PM18:00

Avant-Garde-Arama

What better way to celebrate the opening of our new spaces and the East Village Series than with an expanded open house Avant-Garde-Arama – our longest running program – welcoming everybody back to the anything-can-happen ethos at 150 First Avenue. We’re excited to share the incredible lineup of artists performing simultaneously on multiple stages in our new home with you. Join us for a night of performance, drink, and dance!

Lineup

Hosts
The Factress (aka Lucy Sexton)
Carmelita Tropicana
Ikechukwu Ufomadu

Featuring
Adrienne Truscott
Alexandra Tatarsky
Charles Dennis
Cornelius Loy
Courtnee Roze
Daphne Always
Erin Markey
Hamm
Holly Hughes
The Illustrious Blacks
James Godwin
Joe E. Jeffreys
John Kelly
John Zorn
Justin Hicks and Jade Hicks, The Hawtplates
Mina Nishimura
Momo Shade
Morgan Bassichis
Nuyorican Poets Cafe – La Bruja
Pat Oleszko
Patti Spliff
Peggy Pettitt
Penny Arcade
Pharmakon
Reggie Watts
Seung Min Lee
Shane Shane
Sibyl Kempson, 7 Daughters of Eve Thtr. & Perf. Co.
Sister Jean Ra Horror
Tony Stinkmetal
Will Sheridan
And many more…

Photos
Santiago Felipe

Organized by Salley May with Tyler Ashley, Laurie Berg, Benjamin Kimitch, Juliana May, Will Rawls, Heather Robles, Ali Rosa-Salas, Shanta Thake, Stewart Uoo, Gillian Walsh, Edisa Weeks.

Information

  • Sunday, February 18
  • 6pm–9pm Performances and Open House
  • 9pm–1am Dance party with JD Samson, Justin Strauss, and more
  • 12:30am Last Entry
  • FREE
  • (first come, first served; enter through the red doors and bring ID)
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Feb
9
7:00 PM19:00

That Good Good

THAT GOOD GOOD
(a benefit show)

THAT GOOD GOOD is a night of comedy and music hosted by Julienne Jones (she don't have Facebook bc she's that interesting) where you can laugh and cry and get sloshed and walk away knowing that you contributed to something GOOD. For the February edition of That Good Good, all proceeds will be going to The Trevor Project!

As always, the line up this month is KILLER.

Comedy by:
Julio Torres
Tessa Skara
Ikechukwu Ufomadu
Catherine Cohen
Alex Song

Music by:
Jess Best
Russell Elliot

Plus all night jazz dreams from:
Connor Kent
Nick Marks
Stefan Haerle

And of course this amazing art work from Siobhán Gallagher!!

These comedians will make you scream and these musicians will make you swoon, I promise. PLUS a mid-show raffle with a prize that is guaranteed to make you transcend the space-time continuum and meet god herself. WOW.

Can't wait to see you there and get some GOOD GOOD going in this messed up world.

THAT GOOD GOOD
February 9th, 7:00pm
The Footlight Bar
465 Seneca Avenue
$10 tickets at the door

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Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Boundaries

Vital Joint is tickled to host (BOUNDARIES), a new-ish night of comedy hosted by Tabitha Vidaurri & Joe Bonacci.

FEATURING:
Keisha Zollar
Kelly Cooper
Ike Ufomadu
Dan McNamara

Vital Joint - 109 Meserole Street (not Avenue!)
$5
No BYOB
Cash Only

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Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Comedy for the People

Join us for a comedy show at Cloud City and help us raise funds for the Center for Economic Research and Social Change, support their projects like the irreplaceable Haymarket Books, the annual Socialism Conferenceand the quarterly theory journal the International Socialist Review. 

Shaina Feinberg and Joe Schiappa host Comedy for the People!

featuring
Drae Campbell
Jude Dry
Karolena Theresa
Jeff Seal & Buttons
Danny Katch
Monique Moses
Ikechukwu Ufomadu
Justin Williams

$10-$20 sliding scale cover

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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Em's Damn Good Rogering

A monthly showcase of NY's hottest up and coming stand-ups in an intimate venue. Come down to see comics you'll see on TV one day and say to yourself in your living room, "Oh my god, I saw them at Pete's! They were two feet from my face!"

Hosted by Emma Rogers

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Jan
23
3:00 PM15:00

Play Reading of 'Bender & Brian'

BENDER AND BRIAN

by Trish Harnetiaux
Directed by Knud Adams
with Ikechukwu Ufomadu and Jacob A. Ware

Not many know the true story of Bender and Brian. Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall were not the first actors cast in John Hughes’ iconic movie The Breakfast Club. Initially, two other actors played the roles, but were fired after an altercation that occurred while filming the scene when they go to take their jackets off at the same time. This pivotal day was, well, pivotal for our original Bender and Brian, as they went on to live their lives together. This is their story. 

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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

Play Reading of 'Bender & Brian'

BENDER AND BRIAN

by Trish Harnetiaux
Directed by Knud Adams
with Ikechukwu Ufomadu and Jacob A. Ware

Not many know the true story of Bender and Brian. Judd Nelson and Anthony Michael Hall were not the first actors cast in John Hughes’ iconic movie The Breakfast Club. Initially, two other actors played the roles, but were fired after an altercation that occurred while filming the scene when they go to take their jackets off at the same time. This pivotal day was, well, pivotal for our original Bender and Brian, as they went on to live their lives together. This is their story. 

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Jan
19
9:00 PM21:00

Comedy by Proxy

**You must RSVP through EventBrite in advance to gain free entry to the show. Tickets will be $5 at the door.**

Comedy By Proxy is a secret comedy show in Bushwick where performers are openly encouraged to do the weirdest things they can think of. It's a sideshow circus with punchlines on LSD. It'll be messy, it'll be weird, and it will definitely be unforgettable. Featuring national headliners and the best alternative comedians in NYC.

We have an amazing line-up and FREE PIZZA!

HOSTED BY: Jake Fromm and Anya Volz

FEATURING:
Ben Kronberg (Comedy Central, Conan)
Lorelei Ramirez (VICE)
Ikechukwu Ufomadu (SF Sketchfest)
Ashley Bez (Someecards)
Ben Wasserman (MTV)
Maria Wojciechowski (@ILookLikeLauraDern1)
and more!

Doors and pizza at 8:30, show starts at 9:00. 21+

Bushwick, near the Myrtle J stop
Exact address will be sent to ticket holders on the day of the show.

Presented by Jake Fromm, Anya Volz, and Lucas Connolly

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Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

DURBIS: A Workout

Doors at 7:30pm. $8 advance, $10 day of. Tickets and info available here.

This New Year, make your fitness resolutions a fitness reality with DURBIS, a medium-intensity, high-cost, and low-key psycho workout. Trainers/gurus/desperate freaks Bowen Yang and Sam Taggart lead this workout and fitness seminar that teaches you the DURBIS outlook: getting fit is a way of getting railed and getting railed...is a way of life. Just bring your body to class, DURBIS will do the rest.

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Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Ike's Wonderful World of Leisure

What is leisure? 

Is it right for me? 

If you’ve had these concerns - or especially if you haven’t - then consider attending Ike's Wonderful World of Leisure

Comic entertainer Ikechukwu Ufomadu will facilitate an evening-length presentation on the subject. Featuring the latest research, live demonstrations, group exercises and PowerPoint™ presentations, the audience can expect to walk away with fresh insight into best practices. This evening is suitable for beginning and advanced practitioners alike. 

Vital Joint - 109 Meserole Street (not Avenue!)
Doors at 7:45 pm
Show at 8 pm
$10
No BYOB

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Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Ike's Wonderful World of Leisure

What is leisure? 

Is it right for me? 

If you’ve had these concerns - or especially if you haven’t - then consider attending Ike's Wonderful World of Leisure

Comic entertainer Ikechukwu Ufomadu will facilitate an evening-length presentation on the subject. Featuring the latest research, live demonstrations, group exercises and PowerPoint™ presentations, the audience can expect to walk away with fresh insight into best practices. This evening is suitable for beginning and advanced practitioners alike. 

Vital Joint - 109 Meserole Street (not Avenue!)
Doors at 7:45 pm
Show at 8 pm
$10
No BYOB

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Jan
9
9:00 PM21:00

Send in the Clowns

First show of 2018!! These clowns just won't quit. We got a LOT of end of 2017/beginning of 2018 business to explore so come have so much fun for FREE w/ standup from:

Colby Smith!
Ikechukwu Ufomadu! 
Joyelle Johnson! 
Milly Tamarez!
Jim Murtagh! 

Hosted by Eytan Boclin and Liam Klinkenberg

cheap beer too

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Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

12th Annual Fifty First Jokes NYC

Doors at 7pm; Show at 8pm. $15 Tickets, available here.

50 First Jokes NYC returns to The Bell House once again on January 5th! "50 Comics. One Mega Show. 1st New Joke of the New Year!" - That's been the logline that defines this very special party show, celebrating the massively talented stand up comedy scene in this City. A mixture of established NYC comedians along with the best and brightest up-and-comers share the stage to present the 1st new joke they've written since The Ball has dropped. This fun, fast and loose show is a favorite amongst audience and comedians alike.

Hosted by John F. O'Donnell, Featuring Alison Leiby, Ana Fabrega, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Casey James Salengo, Emmy Blotnick, Ike Ufumadu, Janelle James, Jo Firestone, Jordan Temple, Mary Houlihan, Matteo Lane, Noah Gardenswartz, Robert Dean, Sam Taggart, Sean Donnelly, Will Miles, Ziwe Fumudoh, and more!

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Dec
30
to Dec 31

OSFUG Presents: A Fast Fuckin' Character Showcase

$9 Tickets, Available Here.

Stefon. Debbie Downer. Penelope. Funny characters we love. 

The only thing we'd change about them? 

MAKE THEIR SKETCHES SHORT AS FUCK! JOIN A SHITLOAD OF UCB PERFORMERS AS WE BRING YOU 40 FAST FUCKIN ORIGINAL CHARACTERS IN ONE HOUR! NO BULLSHIT! JUST FAST FUCKIN' FUNNY CHARACTERS! BE READY TO PISS YOUR PANTS WITH LAUGHTER AS THE BEST COMEDIANS IN NEW YORK DESTROY THE STAGE!

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Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy Central Corporate Retreat: The Most Beautiful Boy in the World

Tickets on sale here.

Corporate Retreat Presents: The Most Beautiful Boy In The World Congo-Bongos Thru The Bible

Follow The Most Beautiful Boy in the World on a madcap romp through the Old Testament as God tries to save his soul and prove once and for all that Heaven IS real. A Comedy Central Corporate Retreat!

Starring Alyssa Stonoha as The Most Beautiful Boy In The World with Sandy Honig & Peter Smith rounding out the cast of colorful characters. And featuring Buddy The Dog and DogRelations!

“They may make a believer out of you yet!”

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Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

No Notifications

No Notifications: A Screening of New Videos by Tynan DeLong + Friends,” features a whole bunch of brand new video premieres from Tynan DeLong, featuring such NYC luminaries as Blair Socci, Sam Taggart, Eliza Hurwitz, and more! For the last few months, DeLong attempted to make a video each week and on Thursday, December 14th, he is screening the results for the first time! The show will also feature new videos from Colin Burgess and Keaton Monger. Hosted by DeLong, he’ll be joined by friends Ike Ufomadu, Colin Burgess and Caroline Yost, bringing it on home with some good old fashioned live, in-person bits. So join us for a evening of new vids ~ at the end of the night, you’ll be glad ya did!

Videos:

Emergency Room (d. Tynan DeLong)
Starring: Colin Burgess, Amy Zimmer, Sam Taggart, J.P. McDade & Lawrence “Doc” Herbert

Watermelon (d. Tynan DeLong)
Starring: Colin Burgess

Basketball (d. Colin Burgess)
Starring: Tynan DeLong

Primo & Me (d. Tynan DeLong)
Starring: Eliza Hurwitz & Steve Girrard
Animation by Mary Houlihan

Randall Island (d. Tynan DeLong & Colin Burgess)
Starring: Eliza Hurwitz & Phil Meister

Silly Roommates (d. Colin Burgess)
Starring Blair Socci & Tynan DeLong

Beats (d. Keaton Monger & Tynan DeLong)
Starring Blair Socci & Tynan DeLong

Reek of the Week: S2 (d. Keaton Monger)
Starring Tynan DeLong, Nick Naney & Dan Licata

Analog Hog (d. Colin Burgess)
Starring Tynan DeLong

Vital Joint - 109 Meserole Street (not Avenue!)
8pm
$5
No BYOB
Cash Only

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Dec
11
8:00 PM20:00

A Cartoon Monsoon Family Christmas

Cartoon Monsoon at Union Hall - Brooklyn

Featuring: Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Julio Torres, Mitra Jouhari, Clare O'Kane & more! 

Cartoon Monsoon is a live children's show for adults full of crazy costumed characters, puppets, original music, and cartoons.

Event Detail http://www.unionhallny.com/event/1601325
Purchase https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1601325

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Dec
8
7:30 PM19:30

Jingle Bail Rock

Proceeds go to the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund to get the unconvicted home for the holidays. 

TICKETS REQUIRED (Available here) • $35.00 • OPEN BAR • Doors at 7:30PM • Performances start at 8:00PM

FEATURED PERFORMERS: The Range • Miss Eaves • I.O.D. • Teen Girl Scientist Monthly • DJ John Swan • Ikechukwu Ufomadu

After Party at Starr Bar • Drink Specials TBD

Right now nearly half a million people are locked up in jails nationwide who can't afford to post bail before their trial; that number is larger than most other countries' entire incarcerated population. A staggering 63% of the people in U.S. jails are unconvicted and jailed only because they are too poor to afford their often low cash bail. NOV10 believes wealth should not be the determinate of freedom, so we've partnered with the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund to help get unconvicted New Yorkers home for the holidays.

All proceeds from this party will go towards freeing jailed individuals accused of a misdemeanor and helping them navigate their future hearings and trial. In 95% of cases the money is returned to the Bail Fund, so if we raise just $5,000 that will likely bail 100+ people out over time!

Organizer: NOV10 is a Brooklyn-based community action group empowering its members with the connection, knowledge, and tools to advocate together for a progressive vision for a just nation locally and nationally.

SPONSORED BY: Old Blue Last Beer • Lagunitas Brewing Co • 
Breuckelen Distilling

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Dec
7
9:30 PM21:30

Ike for the Holidays

Tickets available here

The holiday season comes but once a year, which makes the decision of how to mark the occasion a special one. Comic entertainer Ikechukwu Ufomadu invites you to consider Ike for the Holidays - an evening of humor, warmth and musical joy, featuring special guests from across the entertainment domain.

Doors at 9:00pm. Showtime at 9:30pm.

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