Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Co-hosted by Shalewa Sharpe
Emmy Blotnick, Rob Cantrell, Jordan Carlos, Norlex Belma, Julio Torres, Sarah Tollemache, Shalewa Sharpe
Mon, September 3, 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.
Emmy Blotnick is a comedian and writer based in New York. Her work has appeared on Comedy Central, VH1, MTV and others. She has recently appeared in Comedy Central’s "Comedians Crashing Couches", TruTV’s "Friends Of The People", a commercial for Intel, and three episodes of SELF Magazine’s series "Girl vs. Sweat". She co-hosts a fun monthly show with Matt Koff at Pacific Standard in Brooklyn.
Stand-Up comedian, actor, rapper, writer and coffee expert Rob Cantrell has been seen on several TV networks, he has made appearances most recently (2013) on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert” and FX’s “Totally Biased with W Kamau Bell”. From 2010-12, Cantrell performed in two full-length Hip-Hop music videos shown on Comedy Central’s “Atom Films” TV program, he was seen in a promo for HBO’s “Flight Of The Concords” and toured in the long running play “The Marijuana-Logues”. He has performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW and the New Music Seminar. On June 1st 2013, Rob released his first all music comedy album titled “Dreams Never Die” with 7 original songs. Rob is based in Brooklyn, NY. He was born and raised in Washington DC, but spent part of his youth in a small town in southern Virginia enjoying cheese biscuits. Cantrell first started performing stand-up comedy when he moved to San Francisco after graduating from college with an English Degree and a brown corduroy jacket with paisley patches on the sleeves. After three years of performing Stand-Up in San Francisco, he gained national attention as a top ten finalist on the very first season “Last Comic Standing” on NBC television. He then moved to LA for a while, enjoyed it, but decided he wanted to hone his craft in New York City. He moved to New York in 2005, he now lives in the “County Of Kings” and enjoys designing rainbows with his mind.
A product of a 'Huxtable-like' upbringing, Jordan Carlos, is a
Brooklyn-based stand up comic brought up on the mean streets of suburban North Dallas where he was the only black kid in class and at all the Bar Mitzvahs. He’s appeared most notably as Stephen Colbert’s black friend “Alan” on the Colbert Report, and performed his stand up on Comedy Central’sLive at Gotham,” The Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy, and various New York Comedy Festivals. “
With an even keeled delivery belying blistering takes, Norlex Belma has become one of the hottest comics working in New York City. Norlex got his Stand-up start in Pittsburgh after attending Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music and now resides and performs back home in his native Brooklyn. In 2016, he was featured in the PBS documentary The Comedy Confluence. Since then he has performed at clubs and colleges around the country including Zanies, Carolines, The Stand, New York Comedy Club, The Blue Note NYC, University of Pittsburgh, and NYU. Norlex has opened for several national headliners such as Jermaine Fowler, Emma Willmann, Godfrey, Sam Tallent, Liza Treyger, Marina Franklin, and Rob Schneider. He has also been a featured in the Burning Bridges Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, and Orlando Indie Comedy Festival.
Julio is a Brooklyn-based comedian who moved to NYC from El Salvador to study literature at the New School. He has since parlayed his short story and play writing into stand-up, making observations on pop culture, his strict vegan diet, and ranking other people’s lifestyles on a scale from “chill” to “kind of whatever I guess.” Last year, Julio was a finalist in the 2013 NBC Stand-Up for Diversity showcase and awarded a spot on the 2014 NBC College Diversity Tour. Most recently, Julio was named one of Comedy Central’s 2014 Comics to Watch.
I'm a female. I have two arms and two legs with a head on top of my torso, well on top of my neck which is on top of my torso. I like having a few beers and shooting the shit with friends. I'm kind of flaky. I'll make a lot of plans with you the night before, but the next day after sleeping in I probably won't answer my cell phone if you call. That is just the way that God made me.
Shalewa Sharpe got her start in Atlanta but now resides in Brooklyn. She has joked on extremely popular live shows (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Comedy Night at The Knitting Factory) and at festivals (Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Atlanta’s Red Clay Comedy Festival). She co-produces and hosts “Thug Passion Presents,” a lively table read and celebration of classic black movies. Her debut album, “Stay Eating Cookies,” on Rotknee Presents Records came out this year.