Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Laugh to Keep from Crying: A WOC Comedy Showcase

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Thurs, 10/11
8pm at Starr Barr
214 Starr St, BK, NY

Laugh to Keep from Crying is the second event presented by Yeah, That's What She Said as a part of the 2018 Ritual community programming. 

Ritual is a series of events centered around your self-care and revitalization. As the world around us becomes more violent and toxic, YTWSS is working to provide a space of healing, rejuvenation and creativity. We will use art, music, poetry, skills sharing, laughter and each another to give us an outlet to take care of ourselves. Although self-care can sometimes feel out of reach and hard to do on a daily basis, as a community we can support and uplift each other in finding our own ritual of self-preservation. 

Laugh to Keep from Crying is an all women of color comedy showcase as a part of the Ritual series. Let's support WoC comedians interrupting this male-dominated industry & take a break from the outside world, even for just one night.

Hosted by the hilarious queen Milly Tamarez (Milly Tea) 
Karolena Theresa
Arti Gollapudi
Jen Kwok
Fareeha Khan
Chewy May
Dominique Euqinimod
Taylor Garron

Suggested donation $10-15 sliding scale. All donations go directly to performers.

https://www.facebook.com/events/321588918590423/?ti=icl

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Oct
2
9:00 PM21:00

Woke AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show

 WOKE AF is a monthly all-inclusive comedy variety show where artists share performances - some comedic, some not - speaking to the social issues they're passionate about. WOKE AF is equal parts hilarity and enlightenment and if you don't go to this YOU'RE RACIST! JK! But seriously you should come.   Hosted by  Nicole Pasquale  ~vibes~ by DJ BIG WILLY GET SILLY ( William Martinez )  Produced by: Nicole Pasquale, Peter Valenti,  Carly Jane Hoogendyk ,  Linda Latortue , & William Martinez.  WOKE AF is every first Tuesday of the month at 9 pm @ Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East Village. To keep up follow us on instagram @wokeafshow

WOKE AF is a monthly all-inclusive comedy variety show where artists share performances - some comedic, some not - speaking to the social issues they're passionate about. WOKE AF is equal parts hilarity and enlightenment and if you don't go to this YOU'RE RACIST!
JK! But seriously you should come. 

Hosted by Nicole Pasquale
~vibes~ by DJ BIG WILLY GET SILLY (William Martinez)

Produced by: Nicole Pasquale, Peter Valenti, Carly Jane HoogendykLinda Latortue, & William Martinez.

WOKE AF is every first Tuesday of the month at 9 pm @ Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East Village. To keep up follow us on instagram @wokeafshow

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Aug
23
9:00 PM21:00

All Rise: A Comedy Show About Law

 Join your hosts and real-life legal eagles Andrea Coleman and JR Strauss as they guide you through the minefield of American jurisprudence using comedy, guile, and good old fashioned case law.   What’s funnier than the cornerstones of American justice? Andrea and JR are here to argue that the answer is NOTHING.  All Rise is an entertaining mock RE-trial of landmark U.S. Supreme court cases, featuring sketch, dance, a hilarious guest judge, and know-it-all experts. And get ready for the rare instance where you’ll WANT to be chosen for Jury Duty…  This month: Immigration, or “Build a wall or open the borders – is it closing time in America?”   Andrea and JR proudly fight alternative facts with legal fictions as they face off over America’s immigration laws, argue if there’s anything cool about ICE, and ask some of New York’s best comedians and legal experts to testify before guest judge Ike Ufomadu and a jury of slightly buzzed audience members.   Special guests: Ike Ufomadu Sandy Chansamone Blaze Mancillas Raj Sivaraman Jen Kwok Laura Sofia Rodriguez - LGTBQ/Detention Staff Attorney with American Friends Service Committee Directed by Andrew Tisher   Doors: 9:00pm Show: 9:30pm Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door 21+

Join your hosts and real-life legal eagles Andrea Coleman and JR Strauss as they guide you through the minefield of American jurisprudence using comedy, guile, and good old fashioned case law. 

What’s funnier than the cornerstones of American justice? Andrea and JR are here to argue that the answer is NOTHING.

All Rise is an entertaining mock RE-trial of landmark U.S. Supreme court cases, featuring sketch, dance, a hilarious guest judge, and know-it-all experts. And get ready for the rare instance where you’ll WANT to be chosen for Jury Duty…

This month: Immigration, or “Build a wall or open the borders – is it closing time in America?” 

Andrea and JR proudly fight alternative facts with legal fictions as they face off over America’s immigration laws, argue if there’s anything cool about ICE, and ask some of New York’s best comedians and legal experts to testify before guest judge Ike Ufomadu and a jury of slightly buzzed audience members. 

Special guests:
Ike Ufomadu
Sandy Chansamone
Blaze Mancillas
Raj Sivaraman
Jen Kwok
Laura Sofia Rodriguez - LGTBQ/Detention Staff Attorney with American Friends Service Committee
Directed by Andrew Tisher


Doors: 9:00pm
Show: 9:30pm
Tickets: $10 adv / $12 door
21+

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Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

The Odd Rock Comedy Hour

 We’re back on Aug 18that 7:30 to Oddly Rock your dog days of summer! We have a blazing hot lineup including:  • Dave Hill! Musician, host of the G-ddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU, and founding member of black metal band Witch Taint!  • Jen Kwok! Singer, musician, writer, actor, as seen on Comedy Central, PBS, and Rolling Stone!  • And much more hot summer action!  Hosted by comedian, musician, and oddball Rob Paravonian, known the world over for his Pachelbel Rant and known in the outer boroughs for his song about the G Train!

We’re back on Aug 18that 7:30 to Oddly Rock your dog days of summer! We have a blazing hot lineup including:

• Dave Hill! Musician, host of the G-ddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU, and founding member of black metal band Witch Taint!

• Jen Kwok! Singer, musician, writer, actor, as seen on Comedy Central, PBS, and Rolling Stone!

• And much more hot summer action!

Hosted by comedian, musician, and oddball Rob Paravonian, known the world over for his Pachelbel Rant and known in the outer boroughs for his song about the G Train!

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Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Gathering the Coven: A Talk Show for Witches

 "Gathering the Coven" is a light-hearted talk show for witches that features magical comedians, musicians, and practicing witches of NYC. We will be gathering the coven every full moon in the Underground at  The Peoples Improv Theater .   Our June show will feature prayers from  Alexius Diana , music from  Jen Kwok  (Songs for One) &  Alyson Greenfield  (Magical Realist) - plus special guests  Elena Simon  (Kiss Me I'm Jewitch!) will dish about being a comedy witch,  Selena Coppock  (Seen Better Days) will share her love of candles,  Gabe Morales  (San Francisco Sketch Fest) will gab about gardening, and the magical  Liz Pressman  (NY Post) will put the audience under her spell. Join us for our first show ever, won't you?   http://gatheringthecoven.com/

"Gathering the Coven" is a light-hearted talk show for witches that features magical comedians, musicians, and practicing witches of NYC. We will be gathering the coven every full moon in the Underground at The Peoples Improv Theater

Our June show will feature prayers from Alexius Diana, music from Jen Kwok (Songs for One) & Alyson Greenfield (Magical Realist) - plus special guests Elena Simon (Kiss Me I'm Jewitch!) will dish about being a comedy witch, Selena Coppock (Seen Better Days) will share her love of candles, Gabe Morales (San Francisco Sketch Fest) will gab about gardening, and the magical Liz Pressman (NY Post) will put the audience under her spell. Join us for our first show ever, won't you?

http://gatheringthecoven.com/

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Jul
15
8:30 PM20:30

The Odd Rock Story Hour

 Stories set to music, featuring some of NYC’s finest comedic songwriters and performers—that’s what you get when comedian/musician Rob Paravonian brings his Odd Rock Comedy Hour to  Storyfest , the PIT’s mid-summer  storytelling festival ! Featuring: Rob Cantrell (NBC, HBO, Comedy Central) Jen Kwok (Comedy Central, PBS, Rolling Stone) Pat Wise (Audio Snacks, Cool Show Not Lame) Harmon Leon (Vice, Tale, Author) Bipolar Bradley (Sidewalk) Adam Blotner (Edinburgh Fringe, Funny or Die) Hosted by Rob Paravonian (SiriusXM, Comedy Central, Dutch Public Television that one time)  https://www.facebook.com/events/1718386864876459/

Stories set to music, featuring some of NYC’s finest comedic songwriters and performers—that’s what you get when comedian/musician Rob Paravonian brings his Odd Rock Comedy Hour to Storyfest, the PIT’s mid-summer storytelling festival!
Featuring:
Rob Cantrell (NBC, HBO, Comedy Central)
Jen Kwok (Comedy Central, PBS, Rolling Stone)
Pat Wise (Audio Snacks, Cool Show Not Lame)
Harmon Leon (Vice, Tale, Author)
Bipolar Bradley (Sidewalk)
Adam Blotner (Edinburgh Fringe, Funny or Die)
Hosted by Rob Paravonian (SiriusXM, Comedy Central, Dutch Public Television that one time)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1718386864876459/

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Jun
23
9:00 PM21:00

Earth's Greatest... (A Game Show)

The year is 2162 and the universe is in catastrophic trouble. Only the VERY best humans can save it. The Plutars, an alien race, have traveled through history to find the most impressive humans from each category (conquerors, feminists, one-term presidents, people called James, etc), reanimating the top five people – but the catch is that they can only keep one from each batch alive. The five reanimated contestants must compete in a series of challenges to decide which of them will get to live – and join the aliens in their mission of salvation.

The show is hosted by lowly humans Keisha Zollar and Andrew Kimler, who the aliens have identified as the best game show hosts in human history.

Created by KAZM


Doors: 9:00pm
Show: 9:30pm
Tickets: $10
21+
Please note that the venue is seated and standing room. Please arrive early for best seats.

ABOUT KAZM

KAZM is a comedy writing team who made content for the Internet Action Force, and official and unofficial digital content for Hillary for America, including contributing to James Franco’s endorsement videos and puking quietly in the UCB bathroom when the Ohio results came in. KAZM consists of Keisha Zollar (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Astronomy Club), Andrew Kimler (Now This, Applying It Liberally, Electoral Dysfunction), Zoe Samuel (A Comedy of Manors), and Mark Lichtenstein (ABC/CBS News, Robot Butt, Extra Newsfeed, MovieTimeGuru, etc). KAZM once spent over a year being politely screwed within the bowels of Sinclair Broadcast Group, before we realized they were evil.

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Jun
8
9:00 PM21:00

Denied From New York

THE SEASON FINALE

Join us for the FINAL LIVE SHOW (before September 27th anyway) and get your summer started with:

Kristin Brey
Grace Canahuati
Gary DeNoia
Katie Hutch
Sarah Peele
James Tison
Ann Marie Grace

and special guest
Mary Cait Kelly

with musical guest
Jen Kwok

all written and hosted by
Giancarlo Mariutto
Sean Reidy

And directed by true angel
Anthony Jackson

The Peoples Improv Theater
123 E 24th St, New York, New York 10010

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Jun
5
9:00 PM21:00

WOKE AF: A Mind-Opening Variety Show

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WOKE AF is a monthly all-inclusive comedy variety show where artists share performances - some comedic, some not - speaking to the social issues they're passionate about. WOKE AF is equal parts hilarity and enlightenment and if you don't go to this YOU'RE RACIST!
JK! But seriously you should come. 

This June we're featuring:

Hari Kondabolu (Netflix)
Dewayne Perkins (The Break with Michelle Wolf)
Jen Kwok (ABC, HBO)
Aileen Danielle Clark (UCBT)
Black Power, White Privilege (two-person improv team from DC)
& more!

Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, East Village
153 E 3rd St, New York, New York 10009

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Jun
4
6:30 PM18:30

Hypothesisters: Songs of Scientific Women

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Caveat presents
Hypothesisters: Songs of Scientific Women
:: Underground Science Festival NYC ::

Hypothesisters: Songs of Scientific Women is a cabaret featuring original songs by Kate Villa (The Break With Michelle Wolf), Lisa Mongillo(Reductress), Grace Oberhofer (BMI) and Amanda D'Archangelis (Single Rider: The Musical). It’s full of discoveries, nuclear fission, fossilized shit, and women saving the world. Let’s map the sky, bitches.
Hosted by: 
The Harvard Computers:
Alexandria Iona (Cold Coffee, UCB) 
Lindsay-Elizabeth Hand (Edge In Motion) 

Featuring: 
Hannah Shealy (Williamstown Theater Festival) 
Liz Damuth (54 Below)
Jen Kwok (Friends from College)
Alexis Floyd (Single Rider: The Musical)
Gaby Hornig (54 Below)

With Characters From: 
Monique Moses (Broad City, UCB)
Maggie Widdoes (Dead Meet, UCB)
Molly Ruben-Long(JFL)
Glennis LaRoe (Come Ova)
Fareeha Khan (SUP)
Juliet Prather (SUP) 

Music Directed by Michael Kaish (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical) 

Doors: 6:30, Show: 7:00
Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
21+

::: About the Underground Science Festival NYC :::
Unearthing science buried by racism and sexism

Tired of hearing the same names honored at every science event? Wondering what’s missing from the mainstream narrative? Sick of boring panels with high ticket prices – or have you just avoided these things at all costs? The Underground Science Festival was created for you. Subversive science comedy, unconventional deep dives into the failures that drive science, and introductions to the unsung and forgotten science heroes who should have gotten credit all along. Come have a drink with us and go home smarter.

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May
26
9:00 PM21:00

An Asian-American Film Thing

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Caveat presents
An Asian American Film Thing

Come celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by screening short films by Asian-American filmmakers. There will be a discussion with the filmmakers and a musical treat at the end of the event. Hosted by Angel Yau and Hye Yun Park, this night will explore Identity and the power of visual storytelling.

Doors: 9:00pm, Show: 9:30pm

Tickets: $8 adv / $10 door

21+

Caveat
21 A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Please note this is a mixed seated and standing venue. Please arrive early for the best seats.

Hye Yun Park is an actor, writer, filmmaker based in New York. She has written and performed in several short films and created 2 seasons of the award winning web series HEY YUN, which she wrote, directed and starred in. First Kiss NYC, a viral video she made of diverse New Yorkers smooching strangers, has been written up by the Huffington Post, Daily Mail UK and many more. When not making weird videos, she is prancing around town taking pictures of toys, clowning around or acting in other people’s films. Her new web series BKPI — a multi-racial action dramedy about 3 female private investigators. 

Angel Yau is a comedian, storyteller and filmmaker from Queens, New York. She started her comedy career (unintentionally) when she ran for her high school election. She has been featured on Joe Mande’s Award-Winning Comedy Special- her first Netflix thing and the Funny or Die short film, Soojung Dreams of Fiji- her first Amazon thing! She is proudly part of the first ever all Asian, all female, musical sketch group, AzN PoP! who just got featured on NBC’s Asian American: A to Z. She is also currently on the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's Maude Team, “What Would Do.” She has a stop-motion animation series on youtube where she explores her childhood in solitude, rejection and alienation.

Featuring:
David Fung from The Fung Bros.
SJ Son
Woody Fu
Theresa Loong
Joon Chung
Tanmaya Shekhar
Anna Mikami
Esther Chen

With Performances by:
Jen Kwok
Jessica Rowboat
Wo Chan

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Bitchcraft!
Apr
11
7:30 PM19:30

Bitchcraft!

Our April 11th show will feature a number of songs from “Apologies From Men” (the album that uses real male apologies for the lyrics) plus standup, storytelling, and characters from the lovely: 
Jen Kwok (Comedy Central) 
Kofi Thomas (Boston Comedy Festival Finalist)
Gregory Levine (Guilty Pleasures Cabaret)
Robin Bady (United Solo Festival)
Lois Thompson (Black Light Comedy)
Alyson Greenfield (Magical Realist)
Alexius Diana (Irreplaceable You; The Post)
Kate Weber (Amazon Reviews: The Musical!)
Tahlia Sworld (NY Funny Songs Fest)
Brändy Rowëll (The Stonewall Inn). 

As always, Bitchcraft is hosted by Lauren Maul (one of Brooklyn Magazine’s 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn) and Selena Coppock (recently seen on the sitcom Red Oaks on Amazon). Tickets are $5 at the door, but the glamorous entertainment is PRICELESS. See you there, bitches!

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DaF (Diverse as F***) Festival
Mar
31
8:30 PM20:30

DaF (Diverse as F***) Festival

Caveat presents
Diverse as Fuck Comedy Festival

March 31 - Night 2 (Sat) Tickets: bit.ly/2FqVS9d

The DaF Comedy Festival highlights underrepresented voices in society by creating a safe and supportive space for expression.

We welcome all forms of comedy regardless of race, sexual orientation, religion, ability and age.

By doing this, we’ll accentuate all voices of the comedy community and shed light on the diversity that currently exists in our lives.

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Apologies from Men: The Concert
Mar
9
9:30 PM21:30

Apologies from Men: The Concert

The apologies of men, set to music. Featuring the apologies of Louis CK, Kevin Spacey, Mario Batali and more! Described by IndieWire as "one of the most brilliant upsides to come out of the recent wave of sexual assault stories rocking Hollywood" this concert and album is brought to you by Lauren Maul, the creator of "Amazon Reviews: The Musical!"

Featuring the musical talents of...
Alyson Greenfield
Jen Kwok
Tahlia Sworld
Chase O'Donnell
Alexius Diana
Kate Weber

Tickets are $10, but the misogyny is PRICELESS. Tix here.

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