Hot Tub with Guest Host Adam Newman
Chris Gethard, Michael Che, Simon Feilder, Brent Sullivan, Die Roten Punkte
Mon, August 6, 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/125321/
Hot Tub with Guest Host Adam Newman
Hot Tub is a weekly evening of comedy, music, and other weird shit. Come see the best and the newest comedians in the city! This edition will be hosted by the great Adam Newman!
Chris Gethard is a writer, actor, and comedian living in New York City. A mainstay performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, he has performed at the Just for Laughs festivals in both Montreal and Chicago, at South by Southwest, and at various colleges and theaters throughout the US. He was named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch in 2010, and has told stories on This American Life. Chris was a guest writer at Saturday Night Live. He was also an original writer on The Onion News Network, which launched its online platform with a sketch he wrote that was written about in The New York Times. He also sold a pilot to Comedy Central. Chris is the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show, a variety and talk show that began as a stage show at UCB before becoming a weekly live public access show during the summer of 2011 and has also promoted the show as a guest on both Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. Chris is the author of "A Bad Idea I’m About to Do," "Weird NY", and the co-author of "Weird NJ" volumes one and two, "Weird US," and "Weird VA." As an actor, you can see Chris this summer in Iron Man 3, and later this year opposite Mila Kunis and Robin Williams in The Angriest Man In Brooklyn. Chris can also be seen in multiple episodes of the final season of NBC’s The Office.
Michael Che is a stand-up comic from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. As the youngest child of seven, he has been his family's source of comic relief since he was old enough to wear diapers. Growing up with much older siblings, Che became familiar with stand-up comedy at a very young age when he watched Eddie Murphyand Damon Wayans' specials. However, it wasn't until he attended LaGuardia Music and Performing Arts High School that he realized performing could be a future career. Che has been featured at major comedy clubs throughout Manhattan, but has built a name for himself playing alternative rooms in New York's downtown scene.
Since diving headlong into the world of stand-up comedy, UK-based comedian Simon Feilder has been a semi-finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards, a finalist in the Amused Moose Talent Quest, Laughing Horse New Act, Bath New Act, Leicester New Act Competition and Jongleurs Comedy Callback. Always the bridesmaid. Simon has been described as "Highly entertaining" by TimeOut and “Compelling to watch... Unashamedly feelgood.” by Chortle.co.uk. In 2011 Simon was picked by Bound & Gagged Productions to be part of their AAA Stand-up show at the Edinburgh festival. An in-demand voiceover artist, Simon has lent his wild enthusiasm and vocal talents to BAFTA-winning kids’ show Yo Gabba Gabba for NickJr and the BAFTA-nominated Jim Jam & Sunny for CITV.
New York City-based stand-up comedian Brent Sullivan describes his act as a true interpretation of himself on stage. Full of dichotomies, he has been described as wonderfully sarcastic, lovingly condescending and “gay – but not gay.” Brent's laid-back stories have resonated strongly with fans, and you will find him hosting and performing at a wide variety of popular shows throughout the city. Brent's recent solo show at UCB, “Fag Life: A Conversation With Fred Phelps,” received rave reviews.
Die Roten Punkte
Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) are the Prinz and Prinzessin of Berlin’s underground rock scene. Orphaned as teenagers, Astrid and Otto found themselves homeless in Berlin before they dove into a rock baptism by fire (started by one of Astrid’s cigarettes). Born-again as Die Roten Punkte, the duo was catapulted into European stardom. Described as “a lipstick-smeared, tantrum-loving, sonic collision between the B52s, Kraftwerk and the early Ramones”, Die Roten Punkte are truly one of a kind. Astrid’s avant-garde style and legendary antics inspire both reverence and fear, while Otto’s dynamic stage presence brings to mind a whirling dervish on meth. With a string of awards and sell-out shows across New York, Montreal and Edinburgh, this counter-culture rock duo has reached the pinnacle of their artistry. They are art rock incarnate.