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 is a curious bi-coastal comedian. He splits his time between NYC and LA where he can be seen in various clubs and underground rooms. He’s been on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” many shows on VH1, MTV, FUSE, and the movies Cloverfield, and Black Dynamite. He’s performed in the 2006 HBO US Comedy Arts Festival, All Points West, and the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Recently, he was seen on Comedy Central in both “The Awkward Comedy Show” (available on DVD and iTunes), and “Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey.” Baron can currently be seen on the new USA series “Fairly Legal.”
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