The Spectacular Superfriends Show!
The Ampersands, Michael Kupperman, Dan St. Germain, Chris Gethard, Julie Klausner
Thu, May 19, 2011
This event is 21 and overhttp://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/36567/
The Spectacular Superfriends Show!
Featuring the music of Adam WarRock & The Ampersands, and the comedic stylings of Dan St. Germain & Michael Kupperman & friends!
Adam WarRock is a nerd and geek emcee who raps about popular culture, comic books, and other geek topics. He’s bringing his brand of Silver Age Hip Hop to Meltdown Comics, where he’ll rap about Marvel and DC comics, Doctor Who, and other geek touchstones on the heels of his best-selling album, The War For Infinity and the acclaimed Oni Press Mixtape.
The Ampersands are a New York/New England studio collective, whose music is at once massive and delicate, and always unique and memorable. Their highly acclaimed debut album "And" was co-produced by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Apples in Stereo) and released by Stringshot records in 2008. After years in the studio, their second album, This is Your Adventure Too, is due this fall. Aaron McQuade will be making a rare live appearance to represent The Ampersands, alongside his friend Adam WarRock.
Michael Kupperman is an American cartoonist and illustrator. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others. His first book, Snake 'n' Bacon's Cartoon Cabaret, was released in 2000 and portions were animated for Comedy Central's TV Funhouse. In 2009, Michael created the animated show Snake 'n' Bacon for Adult Swim and released his second book, Tales Designed to Thrizzle: Volume 1, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
Photo: Seth Kushner
Photo: Seth Kushner
Dan St. Germain
Dan St. Germain has been seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Electric Company, MTV2′s Guy Code, MTV’s World of Jenks, MTV’s New Years Eve Bash, VH1′s Big Morning Buzz, Spike TV, and Hoppus on Music. He’s also been featured on Comedy Central.com’s Indecision 2010, College Humor Live, Jokes.com, Atom.com, and in ad campaigns for Bushmills Whisky, Pre-play, and Fins. He’s written for the Onion Sports Network, Onion News Network, Silent Library, Hoppus on Music, and been featured on WTF with Marc Maron, Keith and the Girl, and Sirius Radio. His shorts have appeared on the front page of Funny or Die, Best Week Ever, and The Huffington Post. He appeared as a “New Face” at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival in 2011 and has also been a part of the Eugene Mirman, Bridgetown, New York, Ars Nova, Hoboken, UNC, and Boston Comedy Festivals. He’s a 2009 ECNY nominee for Best Emerging Comic, a 2010 ECNY nominee for Best Male Standup, a Finalist in the NY Comedy Contest, a Semi Finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, and selected as part of the Young Playwrights Festival in 2002. He’s the co-creator of the two man show They Hated Each Other which ran at UCB and co-produces the annual Auld Lanxiety and Wrestlemania Woodshed. Check out Dan in the upcoming film Wifed Out and on John Oliver's NY Standup Show.
Chris Gethard is a writer, actor, and comedian living in New York City. A mainstay performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, he has performed at the Just for Laughs festivals in both Montreal and Chicago, at South by Southwest, and at various colleges and theaters throughout the US. He was named one of Variety’s Ten Comics to Watch in 2010, and has told stories on This American Life. Chris was a guest writer at Saturday Night Live. He was also an original writer on The Onion News Network, which launched its online platform with a sketch he wrote that was written about in The New York Times. He also sold a pilot to Comedy Central. Chris is the creator and host of The Chris Gethard Show, a variety and talk show that began as a stage show at UCB before becoming a weekly live public access show during the summer of 2011 and has also promoted the show as a guest on both Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. Chris is the author of "A Bad Idea I’m About to Do," "Weird NY", and the co-author of "Weird NJ" volumes one and two, "Weird US," and "Weird VA." As an actor, you can see Chris this summer in Iron Man 3, and later this year opposite Mila Kunis and Robin Williams in The Angriest Man In Brooklyn. Chris can also be seen in multiple episodes of the final season of NBC’s The Office.
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.