The Talent Show presents: TED Talks

The Talent Show presents: TED Talks

Jon Benjamin, Kate McKinnon, Julie Klausner, Eliot Glazer, Evan Q. Franceschini, Alexis Ohanian (Founder, reddit), Cintra Wilson, Hosted by Josh Ruben

Wed, July 25, 2012

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

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

***Limited seating. Lineup subject to change.***

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The Talent Show presents: TED Talks
The Talent Show presents: TED Talks
TED Talks: Inspirational, outrageous, transformational. But take away any factual reality and what do you have? Our show! Join us and some of our favorite talkers bullshitting around with authority – and laser pointers!
Jon Benjamin
Jon Benjamin
Jon Benjamin is an American comedian who is sometimes credited with an H. in front of his name. His show, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, can be seen on Comedy Central!
Kate McKinnon
Kate McKinnon
Kate McKinnon is an American actress and comedian, best known for her sketch comedy work as a cast member on The Big Gay Sketch Show and currently on Saturday Night Live.
Julie Klausner
Julie Klausner
Julie Klausner is a comedy writer/performer, podcaster, and author. Her podcast, How Was Your Week, was recently named one of the best 10 comedy podcasts of the moment by Rolling Stone and one of the best podcasts in GQ's Comedy Issue and in the New York Times. Her first book, I Don't Care About Your Band, was optioned by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, in 2010. Julie's TV staff writing credits include Funny Or Die Presents: Billy On The Street, Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins, and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She's also written for Robert Smigel's "TV Funhouse" on SNL, and for comedy legend Joan Rivers on a few different occasions. Currently, she's finishing a YA Novel called Art Girls Are Easy for Little, Brown and writing a pilot based the novel Apocalipstick for NBC. She also recaps The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for NYMag.com, and will soon recap The Real Housewives of New York City as well.
Eliot Glazer
Eliot Glazer
Eliot Glazer is a writer and comedian who has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade since January 2007 under Will Hines, Charlie Todd, Joe Wengert, and Bobby Moynihan. With his sister Ilana, Eliot co-produces the High School Talent Show. Additionally, Eliot is an editor at Urlesque.com], and the creator of My Parents Were Awesome [myparentswereawesome.com], while is available in book-form on Amazon and in Barnes & Noble.
Evan Q. Franceschini
Evan Q. Franceschini
Evan Francescini is a boy who is a native Tennessean who is not scared of the spotlight! He is a middle schooler who's favorite subject is English class because: "without it, we wouldn't understand anything else."
He loves comedy and music; his favorite bands being Weezer and The White Stripes.
Clear the floor!!!
Alexis Ohanian (Founder, reddit)
Alexis Ohanian (Founder, reddit)
Alexis Ohanian is a startup founder and investor in Brooklyn, NY.

After graduating from UVA in 2005, Alexis and his co-founder Steve Huffman started reddit, which has become one of the most popular social news websites online.

After leaving his full-time position at reddit, Alexis focused on his social enterprise Breadpig. Described as a "Newman's Own for nerds," Breadpig publishes books featuring some of the most popular webcomics in the world (like XKCD and SMBC), and produces other geeky novelties like Awesomesauce and LOLmagnetz. The non-sustainable profits are donated to worthy causes.

In 2010, Alexis helped launch hipmunk, the most agony-free way to search for a flight or hotel. He ran the marketing/pr/community for hipmunk's first year before moving to an advisory role and joining the fight against SOPA & PIPA.

These days, Alexis is an investor with over fifty tech startups in his portfolio, he sits on the board of reddit inc., is Y Combinator's Ambassador to the East, co-founder of the non-profit IHAS, and he’s writing a book called Without Your Permission, set to launch in 2013. Along the way, Alexis spoke at TED, spent 3 months living in Yerevan, Armenia as a Kiva Fellow, and was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30.

He proudly doodled the logos for all three of his startups. He also loves his cat, Karma.
Cintra Wilson
Cintra Wilson
Cintra Wilson is a writer, performer, critic and style consultant. Her work can be read on Salon and in the Hartford Advocate and the New York motherfucking Times.
Hosted by Josh Ruben
Hosted by Josh Ruben
Josh Ruben is a director, writer and cast member at comedy website CollegeHumor.com. Josh is a proud producer of the very first Woodstock Comedy Festival coming to Woodstock, NY - September 20-22 2013. All net proceeds for the Woodstock Festival go to two charities - The Polaris Project (www.polarisproject.org) which fights human trafficking and Family of Woodstock (www.familyofwoodstockinc.org), a local social services agency that specializes in domestic abuse prevention and awareness. Check out www.woodstockcomedyfestival.org for more info.