Hot Tub with Kristen

Hot Tub with Kristen

Allison Castillo, Ryan Knighton, house band Adira Amram and The Experience, Christian Finnegan

Mon, May 7, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00 - $8.00

This event is 21 and over

*** Lineup is subject to change *** General Admission - Limited Seating ***

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Hot Tub with Kristen
Hot Tub with Kristen
Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, this weekly variety show features comedy from New York’s best comics and sketch groups, new music, and the occasionally oddity.

Please note that Kristen's co-host and partner-in-crime, Kurt Braunohler, won't be joining us this evening. He has more important matters to attend to, obviously.
Allison Castillo
Allison Castillo
Allison Castillo is a comedian and writer who wrote and hosted the first season of The Love Feed, a web series on YourTango.com. She has performed stand up on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, the British production The World Stands Up, and was a regular on VH1’s Best Week Ever. Named Best Female Stand Up at the Emerging Comics of New York 2004 Awards, she has performed in the Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival in New York and the Latino Laugh Festival in San
Antonio, Texas. She is the co-creator and co-host of the long running New York stand up show, Sweet Paprika, which was featured in Back Stage as part of “10 Standout Stand Ups Worth Watching.” Allison’s one woman show, Who Do You Think You Are?, was selected for the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado and her performance at the festival was profiled on the MTV documentary series True Life: I’m A Comic. The show also played in New York as part of the Toyota Comedy Festival at PS 122. Her next show, Unsolved Miseries, played at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and Joe’s Pub in New York. Both shows were featured at the HBO/Warner TV Workspace in Los Angeles. Allison’s humor dating book, The Score: The Ultimate Quiz to Test Who He Is, was called “a hilarious send up of the self-help quiz” by Publisher’s Weekly. She has also contributed writing to Cosmo, The New York Post, Jolie magazine, iVillage.com and ElleCanada.com. As a relationship expert, Allison has appeared on CBS 2 Morning News and Dayside on Fox News.
Ryan Knighton
Ryan Knighton
Ryan Knighton is most recently the author of C’mon Papa: Dispatches from a Dad in the Dark. When you strap a baby to her blind father and send them strolling into traffic, the only good to come of it is a funny and moving book about family, fatherhood and survival. Knighton is also the author of Cockeyed, his internationally acclaimed memoir about going blind, growing up, and getting both wrong. A tragic tale? Enough to have been short listed for the Stephen Leacock medal for Humour, and to have been called one of the year's hottest reads by People magazine. His adaptation of Cockeyed is currently in development as a motion picture with Jodie Foster directing. Knighton has also written numerous comic essays for Esquire, The New York Times, Salon.com, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Saturday Night, Canadian Living, The Believer, The Sunday Telegraph, and The Utne Reader, among many others.
house band Adira Amram and The Experience
house band Adira Amram and The Experience
Adira Amram has been performing her sly, sexy and subversive musical comedy all over NYC and beyond since 2005. Along with her backing band and dancers The Experience, she has performed at venues such as The Bowery Ballroom, The Williamsburg Music Hall, The Knitting Factory, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and UCB Theatre. Nationally and Internationally she has performed at Le Tulip in Montreal, The Independent in San Francisco, Spaceland and The Key Club in Los Angeles and The Mod Club in Toronto. She has performed as part of Pop Montreal, Austin's Art Outside, New York Comedy Festival, Castlebraid Comedy Festival. Her full length show "Adira Amram is: An American Idol" enjoyed encore performances at Ars Nova. She is also a three-time nominee for Best Musical Comedy Act at the ECNY Awards (2007, 2008, and 2009). She was the support act for the North American Tour of Kid Koala Presents: The Slew. In 2009 she released Hot Jams For Teens on North Street Records. She is currently collaborating with Seattle DJ, Dynomite D (The Beastie Boys, Kid Koala & Money Mark) on her forthcoming album. Her music videos have been featured on Huffington Post, Funny or Die and ucbcomedy.com
Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian who is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of VH1’s “Best Week Ever”. “Chappelle’s Show” fans will recognize him as ‘Chad’, the only white roommate in the infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. And pinko Communists know Christian from his regular appearances on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”. Christian is a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in countless network interstitials, the shows “Premium Blend” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and in his own special, “Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan”. Christian was also the host of TV Land’s “Game Time” and has appeared on “The Today Show” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”.