Vow of Celibacy: Book Party + Comedy Show

A Brooklyn Comedy Festival Event

Vow of Celibacy: Book Party + Comedy Show

Erin Judge, Myq Kaplan, Aparna Nancherla, Phoebe Robinson, Mehran Khaghani, Samantha Ruddy, Carrie Gravenson, Rae Sanni, Kaytlin Bailey, Jenny Chalikian, + DJ TRx

Thu, August 25, 2016

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

This event is 21 and over

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Vow of Celibacy: Book Party + Comedy Show
Vow of Celibacy: Book Party + Comedy Show
Join us for a free comedy show & party celebrating the release of 'Vow of Celibacy' - Erin Judge's debut novel .

Featuring Erin Judge, Myq Kaplan, Phoebe Robinson, Mehran Khaghani & more

+ music from DJTRx
Erin Judge
Erin Judge
Erin's bio by Myq Kaplan: Erin Judge is a (hilarious) comedian and (thoughtful) writer and (human) being. She's been featured on NBC's Last Comic Standing (2014), on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham (2008), and at lots of comedy festivals, and she has performed in more than 40 cities with the Pink Collar Comedy Tour. You can read all about her in TimeOut New York, the Boston Globe, the New York Times and the Ithaca Times. Her debut comedy CD, entitled So Many Choices, is available via Rooftop Comedy. Life offers us all so many choices, but choosing this album needn't be one of them. Definitely choose it. And everything Erin does. In addition to being hilarious, she is insightful, caring, fascinating, wise, and even more hilarious.

Erin's writing has appeared on Salon, Thought Catalog, the Good Men Project, and in the Boston Phoenix and the Dallas Observer. She has written for the stage with The Meaning of Wife & as a contributor to Wake Up World!, Lizz Winstead's satirical off-Broadway show. Her debut novel, Vow of Celibacy, is about a bisexual stylist, an anonymous blogger, secrets, dreams, lovers, closets, and showing the whole world who you really are. She is currently seeking a publisher. Erin blogs at somakeitup. She thinks and says good/smart/reasonable/kind/funny things about sex, sexuality, gender, feminism, society, and everything. You should listen to her say these (or any) things. The world will be better. And funnier.
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan recently made his debut on “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” his half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special debuted earlier this year, and he was recently a Top 5 finalist on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” at the New Faces show of the 2009 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, was voted 2008’s Best Local Comedian in the Boston Phoenix, and won the 2009 NY’s Funniest Standup Competition.
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Queen of that slightly cynical but innocent humor, Aparna Nancherla has been winning audiences everywhere she goes. You may have caught her on “Last Comic Standing”, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Aspen Rooftop or WTF podcast. Writer and player on W. Kamau Bell’s “Totally Biased” Aparna is sure to be soaking up the laughs. Look out for her on SF Sketchfest’s comedy lineup this year.
Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson
Stand up comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson recently made her television debut on TV Guide’s “100 Shows to See Before You Die.” She was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity competition and was a part of their college tour, which traveled the USA. She has performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and for the second straight year, she appeared in the Women in Comedy Festival. Phoebe has also appeared on Sirius XM’s Raw Dog Comedy Show, in The Daily News, the NY Post as well as on The Smoking Jacket and Rooftop Comedy websites. Her writing has been published in the New York Times and most recently, she became a blogger for the Huffington Post. Currently, she hosts a weekly comedy show at Manchester Pub called Case of the Mondays and performs at venues all over NYC. And every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, you can read her blog Blaria at http://blaria.com.
Mehran Khaghani
Mehran Khaghani
Mehran Khaghani is a standup comedian, emcee, actor, event producer, upstart, social advocate, serial yeller, trouble-maker, love-spreader, line-pusher and brain to be reckoned with who is currently living in the Boston area. Remarkably gay and of Iranian descent, Mehran has a well earned reputation as a performer who can make any event a raucous, joyous, memorable success.

He has raved extensively, bartended to the point where he’s burned every imaginable bridge in the restaurant industry and really threw his loved ones for a loop when, for a period of four years, he held a series of rather serious administrative positions at Harvard University. In 2007, he began his career in standup comedy and took to the medium like a fish to water. In his second year in comedy and first year competing, Mehran made the finals of the Boston International Comedy Festival. He has been nominated in the Best Comedian category of the Boston Phoenix’ Best of Boston poll every year since 2010, winning the title his first year. Word on the street is that he was slated to win in 2012, but the damn magazine went out of business. Ain’t that bout a bitch.

He has has worked with global acts such as Maz Jobrani, Eugene Mirman, Amanda Palmer and Tom Green and has no intention of ever stopping to regale the masses with his unique brand of highbrow vulgarity– not until he dies or he makes enough money to fund a private militia. Just like Celine Dion.
Samantha Ruddy
Samantha Ruddy
Samantha Ruddy is a comedian and writer who hails from outside Scranton, Pennsylvania, and makes a home now in Brooklyn, New York. She has been selected to perform in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the 2015 Devil Cup. In addition to standup, she is a contributing writer to Collegehumor, Someecards, and Reductress.
Carrie Gravenson
Carrie Gravenson, a native New Yorker, won the 2009 New York Underground Comedy Festival's Emerging Talent Stand-Up Competition and was a runner up in 2009′s Catch a Rising Star Stand-Up Competition. She was a semi-finalist in the Ventura Comedy competition and the She Devil Comedy Contest in 2012. She produced "Disruptive Influence" and co-produced "The Tomfoolery Hour," popular monthly comedy showcases in New York City. She traveled the country with the Pink Collar Comedy Tour which has performed in over 50 cities, coast to coast and Canada, and was featured in various publications and on CW San Diego 6. In 2014, she headlined at Carolines on Broadway, NYC's premier comedy nightclub, as well as other venues around the country.
Rae Sanni
Rae Sanni
Rae Sanni is a comedian and writer from Brooklyn, NY who has been bringing her unique perspective on everything from pop culture to race and gender relations to audiences all over. Rae co-hosts the monthly stand up comedy show LoudMouth!, and has been seen in Vulture, Buzzfeed, and on Glamour.com. You can find Rae on Twitter @Raesanni, where she muses on her love for Rihanna, NBA players, and being a black person.
Kaytlin Bailey
Kaytlin Bailey is the founder of the Pink Collar Comedy Tour and performs regularly at the famous Vagabond Cafe in the West Village of Manhattan. Her nothing-to-lose honesty and brazen comedic style are sure to make you laugh, or avoid eye contact with your significant other...and mom. She is originally from Raleigh, NC.