Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler
Kevin Meaney, Simon Amstell, Joselyn Hughes, Baratunde Thurston
Mon, July 9, 2012
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLittlefield
$5.00 - $8.00
This event is 21 and over
*** Lineup is subject to change *** General Admission - Limited Seating ***http://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/125305/
Hot Tub with Kurt Braunohler
This week's Hot Tub is hosted single-handedly by the famous and attractive Kurt Braunohler.
With an inspired blend of lunacy that includes physical humor, impersonations, stylized caricatures of nightclub singers and his signature "man on the street" interviews. Emmy Award winner KEVIN MEANEY has been one of the country's most popular standup comedians for more than 25 years. His first HBO special in 1986 catapulted him to the forefront of the comedy scene. In 1987 Kevin made his debut appearance on, "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson and was invited by Johnny to join the guest panel. Since his first appearance Kevin has returned to the show a dozen times. He was a special guest on Saturday Night Live and has appeared on Letterman, Regis, Oprah and Conan.
Intensely vulnerable and painfully honest, award-winning British comedian, Simon Amstell, attempts again to heal himself in public following his critically acclaimed 2009 tour, Do Nothing. The Guardian newspaper calls Amstell, “The real deal. Where philosophy collides with anxiety: where Heidegger meets Woody Allen." And The Scotsman raves, "One of the most elegant, articulate, sensitive and endearing proponents of 'Soul Comedy’ that there is.”
Joselyn Hughes is a Los Angeles based stand up comedian, writer and actor. She was recently named one of “18 Funny Women You Should Be Following on Twitter” by the Huffington Post, nominated for the 1st Annual National Lampoon Twitter Awards, and featured as one of the “30 Under 30: Comedians You Should Watch” by Splashlife and Funny or Die. Her writing has been on Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Hello Giggles, the CC Insider, Huffington Post, AOL, and the Cheezburger Network. She has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, F*ck Yeah Fest, the DC Comedy Festival, The Hysterical Festival, and clubs and colleges all over the country. She was a nominee for the 2008 ECNY “Emerging Comic” award and has been featured in the New York Post, Comedy Smack, and Atom.com. Fancy, huh. Back in the day, Joselyn trained at The Second City Chicago, The Annoyance Theater in Chicago and the Upright Citizen’s Brigade in NYC. Her sketch comedy group “Macho” with comedian Brooke Van Poppelen has performed at the P.I.T. and UCB Theaters in New York City and just might make an appearance here and there when the two of them can get together. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she most recently worked on Comedy Central’s “Tosh.0.”
Baratunde Thurston is the CEO, co-founder, and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. When he’s not delivering keynote talks at gatherings such as SXSW Interactive, LeWeb, and Personal Democracy Forum, he writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a director’s fellow. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics, has advised the Obama White House, has more than 10 years experience in standup comedy, and more than 30 years experience being black. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.