Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Hari Kondabolu, Michelle Biloon, Maria Shehata, Sam Taggart, Samantha Ruddy, Dwayne Kennedy
Mon, July 23, 2018
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$8.00 - $10.00
Tickets at the Door
This event is 21 and over
Monday Summer Funday Promo: Every Monday until 9/3, be one of the first 75 ticket buyers and get a "Buy One, Get One Free" Taco Coupon redeemable at our sister joint Parklife. We'll also have 2 for 1 cans of Victory Summer Love to keep you hydrated during the show.
*** Lineup subject to change *** Seating is first-come, first-served ***
Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Three chuckle monsters descend on Littlefield every Monday at 8pm, clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, these three friends, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Jo Firestone combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Gowanus! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won't want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies!
Jo Firestone is a comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on WFMU and Earwolf. She was recently named a New Face at the 2016 Just for Laughs Festival, and her Comedy Central half hour comes out this fall. If you like puns, check out her board game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers. If you don't like puns, don't worry about it. You can also see Jo doing stand-up in different basements around the city.
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. Last year, she released her debut album, Just Putting It Out There, on Tig Notaro’s new label, Bentzen Ball Records and recorded a Comedy Central half hour special. This year, she was named one of “The 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone. Currently, you can catch her on the latest seasons of Bojack Horseman, Master of None and Love, all on Netflix, as well as on HBO's Crashing. She's also written for Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) and Totally Biased (FX). Aparna will next appear on the upcoming Comedy Central show, Corporate.
Maeve Higgins is the host of the hit podcast Maeve In America: Immigration IRL. She has performed all over the world, including in her native Ireland, Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she's made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Irish Times, and she is writing a book of essays for Penguin due for publication later this year.
Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who has been described by Timeout NY as “smart, analytical and rising.” He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011. He is currently a writer for FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, set to make its debut in August 2012. He will also be appearing on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Standup this summer. He made his UK television debut on BBC 3’s Russell Howard’s Good News in April 2011, which preceded a month-long run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He then had a regular segment on the first series of BBC3′s “Live at the Electric” starring Russell Kane. He has also appeared on Episode 69 (Live Portland Super Show) of WTF with Marc Maron. When in New York City, he co-hosts the mostly improvised, monthly talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip hop group Das Racist). He also wrote the cover story for Spin Magazine about Das Racist last November.
Michelle Biloon has twice appeared on the roundtable for E!'s "Chelsea Lately". She conducted backstage interviews for Comedy Central's "The Gong Show with Dave Attell". She also has performed stand-up on CBS's "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" as well as on Comedy Central's Premium Blend," Byron Allen's "Comedy.tv" and NickMom's "Mom's Night Out."
Maria Shehata is an Egyptian-American comedian born and raised in Ohio. She has lived in New York, LA, and now London where she is quickly making a name for herself at some of the top comedy clubs in the country. She has a conversational delivery and no-nonsense candor that is sardonic yet playful, and has been charming audiences all over the US, UK, and Europe.
Maria’s stand up has been featured on Comedy Central’s “The Watch List,” Showtime’s “Bridging the Gap,” Nuvo TV's "Stand Up and Deliver," and the films "The Cradle of Comedy," "100 Jokes," and “Just Like Us." She has trained in improv and sketch with UCB and Second City. Maria has won awards including Best Comedian at the Hollywood Festival of New Cinema, she was nominated for Best Actress at the Miami Web Fest, where her web series "My Super-Overactive Imagination" won Best Comedy.
Sam is your typical comedian-next-door (assuming you live in Brooklyn). He co-hosts the monthly variety show CUBE, writes and acts in videos with MEAT, and performs standup in various shows around New York. He trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade and has been featured on WFMU, the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, and the Boston Improv Festival.
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.
Dwayne Kennedy, a Chicago native, has developed into one of the nation's top comedians. His social commentary and satirical diversions demonstrate a comic genius that is truly unique. Touted as 'one of today's most insightful comedians,' he has performed his stand-up act in comedy clubs nationwide. He was awarded the Jury Award for best stand-up at the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, and was a semifinalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing" Season 5. Currently you can see Dwayne on the FX show "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell". His television appearances include "The Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". Last year, Dwayne starred in his own half-hour comedy special for Showtime. An accomplished actor, Dwayne has made numerous guest appearances on television programs that include the hit series "Seinfeld" and "Martin". Included among his many film credits are "How High", "Desperation Boulevard", "Amy Stiller's Breast", and "Talkin' Dirty After Dark". Dwayne Kennedy's comedic style incorporates an exceptional mixture of razor-sharp wit, biting satire and social consciousness that consistently leaves audiences desperate for more.