Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Casey Balsham, Saurin Choksi, Jes Tom, Chike Robinson, Carmen Christopher, + more!
Mon Dec 3
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
This event is 21 and over
Monday Funday Promo: Every Monday, be one of the first 75 ticket buyers and get a "Buy One, Get One Free" Taco Coupon redeemable at our sister joint Parklife, where you can now join us for Butterboy After Hours! There will be tunes from Donwill plus food and drink specials to ensure your Monday nights are the best day of the week.
*** 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.
Having started comedy in Los Angeles CA before heading to New York to really dig in, Casey Balsham hit the ground running performing all over the city and co produces a popular monthly show at New York Comedy Club. She has been seen on Lifetime, NuVo TVs Stand Up and Deliver, Arise 360 news, TIDALs No Small Talk Series, and appeared on Gotham Comedy Live twice. She was selected to perform at Festivals in North Carolina, Austin, Atlanta, New York Comedy, Maine and was a finalist at The Big Sky Comedy Festival in Montana. She also co hosted the AVN affiliated Go Fuck Yourself awards in Las Vegas, which she invited her dad to which was a hilarious experience. Casey was one of the lead roles in the off Broadway production of HA! The Musical, a musical about stand up comedy that sold out every show in its first run, and in its second run at the NYCF.
Saurin Choksi is a comedian who performs in Chicago and anywhere he can get to on a bus. Sometimes he talks about his family, arrests, girls, illuminati lizard scum from outerspace and other such tasty topics. A few of his favorite comics he's had the fortune to work with are Rory Scovel, Tig Notaro & Kyle Kinane. Last year Choksi performed at the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago, Bridgetown, Limestone & Cape Fear Comedy Festivals. This year he was accepted to SF Sketchfest as well as the Laughing Skull & Devil Comedy Festivals. He is a regular at Laugh Factory Chicago, Second City's UP Comedy, & The Comedy Bar. Choksi performs at some of the best clubs in the country like Comedy on State (Madison, WI), The Comedy Attic (Bloomington, IN) & Carolines (NYC). He's also a proud alumni of the nation's longest running independent comedy showcase, The Lincoln Lodge. Every Tuesday, Choksi presents Chicago's best comics to my neighbors in Roscoe Village, 2 blocks from my home at The Side Bar Show. Choksi is affable and a friend to monkeys everywhere.
Jes Tom (they/them) is a New York based actor, writer, and weird queer stand up comic, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. As a comic, Jes has shared stages with Awkwafina, Kate Bornstein, Aparna Nancherla, and Rosie O'Donnell. As an actor, they appeared in the Amazon short film "Soojung Dreams of Fiji" (AAIFF “Audience Award”) and played the lead in “Anatomy of an Orchid" dir. Sonja O’Hara (Independent Magazine's “10 Filmmakers to Watch”). Their writing has been published by Reductress, By Shondaland, and Condé Nast's Them. In collaboration with fellow comedian Chewy May, Jes Tom wrote, co-directed, and starred in the viral video Ghost In The Shell PSA, which received praise on platforms such as Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Nextshark, iO9, and Perez Hilton. Jes has been featured in GO Magazine, Splitsider, and the Fader, and were named one of TimeOut New York's "LGBTQ POC Comedians We're Obsessed With." Jes was a 2018 StandUp NBC semifinalist. Their self-produced half hour comedy special, "COLD BREW" is available to watch on Vimeo. Follow Jes on Twitter @jestom and Instagram @jesthekid.
Chike Robinson is a Stand up Comedian from Flint, Michigan whose work has been featured on Amy Poehlers Seeso for New Yorks Funniest,The Young Guns Of Comedy Tour which traveled throughout the states, As well as co producing & Hosting "Time Of Your Life" a live Variety show showcased in the 2017 New York Comedy Festival sponsored by the network TBS. Chike also is staring in the new 2018 Original Series titled "Critically Ashamed".
Carmen is a Brooklyn based comedian and Chicago native. He is a writer for The Chris Gethard Show and has appeared on; At Home with Amy Sedaris, A Maine Movie, Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV's Bugging Out, IFC Comedy Cribs, and was a 2017 Comedy Central Comic to Watch. He created Little Banks on Wall Street and co-created Sunset Peak (Comedy Central). He performs improv, stand-up, and sketch all around the city and is touring the country this summer opening up for Chris Gethard.