Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Janeane Garofalo, Kara Klenk, Jared Logan, George Civeris, Mike Brown, Marina Franklin
Mon, August 27, 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.
Janeane Garofalo is an stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, and writer. She is the former co-host on Air America Radio's The Majority Report and has appeared in a number of feature length films and television shows, including: The Ten, Reality Bites, Wet Hot American Summer, The West Wing, 24, The Ben Stiller Show, and News Radio, among other.
Kara Klenk is a stand up comic, improviser, and actor based in New York City. She has appeared on SpikeTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, The TVGuide Network, and Nick-at-Nite. She performs in clubs all over New York City, and has appeared on Comedysmack.com as well as on Comedy Central's Atom.com. Kara was a semi-finalist in the 2009 New York Comedy Contest, was selected for Time Out New York's Joke of the Week, and was nominated for Joke of the Year. She also produces and hosts a long-running NYC show called If You Build It.
Jared Logan's contagiously giddy and cartoonish stand-up act has been wowing audiences across the country. Getting his start in Chicago, Logan recently relocated to New York City. He has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, TBS, and was a featured comic on collegehumor.com. He took home the award for Best Comedian at the Chicago Comedy Awards and won the Comedy Idol Competition in Detroit. In his free time, Logan acts as dungeon master for the best Dungeons &Dragons game in New York City.
George Civeris is—thrillingly—a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn. George was recently chosen as a New Face of Comedy at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Before that, he won MoveOn.org's nationwide "Laughter Trumps Hate" contest, which was judged by a panel that included Judd Apatow, Adam McKay, and Baratunde Thurston. He has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival, the Limestone Comedy Festival (where he opened for SNL's Colin Quinn), the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and—against all odds—the Women in Comedy Festival. He co-hosts Living For It, a monthly comedy show at the Living Gallery in Bushwick. Before moving to New York, he co-produced an award-winning weekly alternative comedy showcase in Boston called the Mendoza Line.
George grew up between two equally iconic cultural meccas: Athens, Greece and Chatham, New Jersey. After graduating high school in Athens, he spent six years in the San Francisco Bay Area and later moved to Boston to attend graduate school at MIT. His master's thesis on the role of humor in online discourse was read by over two people. When George is not doing comedy he works at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, where he studies how the internet is ruining our lives.
MIKE BROWN is a standup comic and writer based in Harlem, New York. He was named one of Rooftop Comedy’s Comics to Watch, Caroline’s Best of New Talent and a semi-finalist in NY Funniest competition presented by Carolines/JetBlue. Along with featuring at various comedy festivals like Comedy Central’s New York Comedy Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Mike Brown has appeared on Adult Swim, MTV, TruTV, and Funny or Die. Along with stand-up, Mike Brown produces COMEDY OUTLIERS (a podcast and comedy showcase) and writes the comedy web series Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop (featured on Splitsider & ComedyHype.com).
New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as, TRAINWRECK for Judd Apatow, Conan O'Brien, LOUIE Season V, THE JIM GAFFIGAN SHOW, Showtime's WOMEN WHO KILL, and CHAPPELLE’S SHOW. She was previously a staff writer on HBO’s DIVORCE and Louis C.K. named her one of his Top 7 Comedians to Watch.
She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC's World Stand's Up, Rotterdam's Comedy Factory, Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Ireland’s Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. Marina most recently toured with Louis C.K. and performed with him at Madison Square Garden.