Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen
Kate Beaton, Baron Vaughn, Eric Ledgin, house band Adira Amram and The Experience
Mon, July 25, 2011
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmLittlefield
$5.00 - $8.00
This event is 21 and over
$5 in advance, $8 at the doorhttp://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/49407/
Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen
Hosted by Kurt Braunohler and Kristen Schaal, this weekly variety show features comedy from New York's best comics and sketch groups, new music, and the occasional oddity.
Kate Beaton is an award-winning cartoonist best know for her wildly popular webcomic, Hark! A Vagrant. Beaton's self-published History Comics won the 2009 Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. Hark! A Vagrant was nominated for a Harvey Award for Best Online Comics Work in 2010, and Joe Shuster Awards in 2009 and 2010. Her work has been profiled in Wired, Macleans, and Comic Book Resources, and has appeared in the New Yorker. In June 2009 she released a book titled Never Learn Anything From History, and will be releasing a book this fall with Drawn and Quarterly.
Baron Vaughn recently released his first comedy recording, Raised By Cable, produced by AST Records, available at Amazon (mp3 and CD), and iTunes. Baron’s performed stand-up on Conan (twice), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (below) and has had numerous appearances on Comedy Central most recently in the form of his own “Half Hour” comedy special. He’s performed in the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival (Aspen), The Just for Laughs Comedy Festival (Montreal), The South Beach Comedy Festival (Miami), Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin), San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Vancouver Comedy Festival, All Points West Music Festival (New Jersey), FYF Music Festival (Los Angeles), Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival (TN), and Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (Seattle). He has also appeared in many shows on VH1, MTV, FUSE as well as the films Black Dynamite, Cloverfield, The Other Guys (Deleted Scenes), and was a series regular on USA’s recently canceled Fairly Legal (2010-2012).
Eric Ledgin is currently a writer for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His writing credits also include Emmy award-winning PBS cartoon "WordGirl", WordGirl, and The Showbiz Show with David Spade. Eric wrote and directed the films "The Funniest Movie Ever...Just Kidding," and "Puberty: The Movie."
house band Adira Amram and The Experience
Adira Amram has been performing her sly, sexy and subversive musical comedy all over NYC and beyond since 2005. Along with her backing band and dancers The Experience, she has performed at venues such as The Bowery Ballroom, The Williamsburg Music Hall, The Knitting Factory, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair and UCB Theatre. Nationally and Internationally she has performed at Le Tulip in Montreal, The Independent in San Francisco, Spaceland and The Key Club in Los Angeles and The Mod Club in Toronto. She has performed as part of Pop Montreal, Austin's Art Outside, New York Comedy Festival, Castlebraid Comedy Festival. Her full length show "Adira Amram is: An American Idol" enjoyed encore performances at Ars Nova. She is also a three-time nominee for Best Musical Comedy Act at the ECNY Awards (2007, 2008, and 2009). She was the support act for the North American Tour of Kid Koala Presents: The Slew. In 2009 she released Hot Jams For Teens on North Street Records. She is currently collaborating with Seattle DJ, Dynomite D (The Beastie Boys, Kid Koala & Money Mark) on her forthcoming album. Her music videos have been featured on Huffington Post, Funny or Die and ucbcomedy.com