#HelpLiza: A Benefit Show For Comedian Liza Dye

#HelpLiza: A Benefit Show For Comedian Liza Dye

Jermaine Fowler, Murderfist, Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Wolf, Sue Smith, Aparna Nancherla, John Early, + more!, Hosted by Naomi Ekperigin & Justin Perez

Thu, March 27, 2014

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$10.00 - $15.00

This event is 21 and over

***Limited seating. Lineup subject to change.***

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#HelpLiza: A Benefit Show For Comedian Liza Dye
#HelpLiza: A Benefit Show For Comedian Liza Dye
Liza Dye is a New York City comedian who was struck by a subway train on February 13th. She survived and is in good spirits but her left leg was fairly badly injured and she is expected to have to stay in the hospital until doctors see fit to release her. Because she has no health insurance, we're putting together a benefit to help her out with medical expenses.

100% of proceeds from the show will go directly to pay for Liza Dye's hospital bills.

You can also donate directly here:

http://www.helpliza.com/
Jermaine Fowler
Jermaine Fowler
On his 20th birthday, Jermaine Fowler, moved to New York City from Washington D.C. with a small suitcase and big dreams. Soon after, he was being acknowledged in the New York Post's 50 Funniest Jokes alongside David Letterman and Jay Leno. He's performed in festivals across the country like the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival where he won the Rooftop Comedy Silver Nail Award. He's also performed as a finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity and is currently on tour with Comedy Central. He is regularly featured on CollegeHumor.com and you may recognize him in commercials for SoBe Lifewater, Bud Light, Scion (Comedy Central), and Microsoft Bing. Jermaine was recently chosen by ABC to act in their 10th Annual Diversity Showcase. Now 24, you can catch Jermaine on SyFy's brand new series "Insane or Inspired", Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show, and the reboot of In Living Color coming this June.
Murderfist
Murderfist
Murderfist is the premier light-flavored, full-bodied, underground comedy group for the upper crust comedy bigwigs of New York City. Murderfist has showcased it’s biscuits at Caroline’s on Broadway, The Laugh Factory, The PIT, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and featured at the FringeNYC 2008 with “All Hail The Great Serpent!” Most recently they were awarded the 2009 ECNY award for Best Sketch Comedy Group and appeared as an official selection of SketchFest NYC 2010.
Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson
Stand up comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson recently made her television debut on TV Guide’s “100 Shows to See Before You Die.” She was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity competition and was a part of their college tour, which traveled the USA. She has performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and for the second straight year, she appeared in the Women in Comedy Festival. Phoebe has also appeared on Sirius XM’s Raw Dog Comedy Show, in The Daily News, the NY Post as well as on The Smoking Jacket and Rooftop Comedy websites. Her writing has been published in the New York Times and most recently, she became a blogger for the Huffington Post. Currently, she hosts a weekly comedy show at Manchester Pub called Case of the Mondays and performs at venues all over NYC. And every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, you can read her blog Blaria at http://blaria.com.
Michelle Wolf
Michelle Wolf
Michelle Wolf is a writer and producer on MTV’s Girl Code and was head writer for the 2013 Style Awards on CNN. Michelle was recently named to Complex Magazine’s 50 Funniest Comedians on Twitter with the likes of Steve Martin, Ricky Gervais, and Chris Rock. She is also a writer for Someecards.com. Check Michelle out on twitter @michelleisawolf. She is literally always on it.

Photo: Mindy Tucker.
Sue Smith
Sue Smith
Sue Smith is a comedic actor, writer, and standup who has appeared on all those clip shows on VH1: Best Week Ever, I Love the 2000s, and 40 Greatest Viral Videos.

Sue has studied at the UCB since 2007. Her solo character show, Minimum Rage, ran at the UCB on both coasts and people seemed to like it. (It was a Time Out Critic's Pick and profiled in the New York Daily News.)

Her writing has appeared in xoJane, Brokelyn, VICE and other places that aren't as trendy. She has a cool web series called Brokelandia, a cool improv team called HMS Quarterly, and a cool podcast called Tits & Giggles. She's pretty cool. (But not aloof. Honestly, she's very nice. Too nice.)
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Queen of that slightly cynical but innocent humor, Aparna Nancherla has been winning audiences everywhere she goes. You may have caught her on “Last Comic Standing”, The Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Aspen Rooftop or WTF podcast. Writer and player on W. Kamau Bell’s “Totally Biased” Aparna is sure to be soaking up the laughs. Look out for her on SF Sketchfest’s comedy lineup this year.
John Early
John Early
John Early is a comedian, actor, and filmmaker based in New York. He is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He co-hosts Crime & Punishment at Cake Shop with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant. Their live sketch show Hey™ has been performed at both Union Hall and The Virgil in Los Angeles. His play The Witchelor, which he co-wrote with Nicole Spiezio, has been performed at Ars Nova and Atlantic Stage 2. He's been on 30 Rock, the feature film Fort Tilden (SXSW Grand Jury Prize), and starred in several of his own shorts. He performs stand up all over the city, most recently at BAM, Joe's Pub, and UCB
Hosted by Naomi Ekperigin & Justin Perez
Hosted by Naomi Ekperigin & Justin Perez
Naomi Ekperigin has been making audiences laugh for over 10 years--from coast to coast and on both hemispheres. She can be found performing at such New York City venues as The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, Gotham Comedy Club, or Karma Lounge, where she produces the monthly show Coyote Average. You may have seen her on VH1's "The Short List," on the 5 Funny Females tour, or maybe on tour with the National Theater of the Deaf back in 2005.

Justin Perez is a writer and comedian from Brooklyn, NY. He is the writer and star of the upcoming web series, 'The Moving' , and hosts like fifty shows such as 'The Birthday Show Show', 'Gettin It' podcast and 'Totally Requesty', a comedic TRL at The PIT. You can follow him on twitter @thefartbox