Brooklyn Comedy Festival Presents Jo Firestone & Friends
Jo Firestone, Dan Licata, Clare O'Kane, Joyelle Johnson, Manolo Moreno
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Doors 7pm, show 8pm. Seats are limited and on a first come first serve basis. Lineup is subject to change.
Jo Firestone (Adult Swim) has five friends and they're all great at comedy! Their names are Dan Licata (SNL), Clare O'Kane (Shrill), Manolo Moreno (Dr. Gameshow), Joyelle Nicole Johnson (HBO), and Ashley Brooke Roberts (NPR's Ask Me Another!). Don't miss Jo and her pals at this very special Brooklyn Comedy Festival show.
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.
Dan Licata is a NYC-based comedian and one of the co-hosts of Dan + Joe + DVD Show. He is one of the writers & co-producers of Joe Pera Talks With You on Adult Swim, and previously co-wrote Joe Pera Helps You Find the Perfect Christmas Tree. He’s made appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Chris Gethard Show, and has made several videos for JASH. He is currently working to achieve his high school diploma.
Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a Brooklyn based stand up comedian, writer and actress. She can be seen on the final season of HBO’s Crashing and is currently the warm up comic for Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act on Netflix. Joyelle made her network TV debut last year on Late Night with Seth Meyers and most recently wrote for the final season of Broad City.
She has performed on Comedy Central’s digital series Comics to Watch, Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train for Seeso, Laff Tracks for TruTV as well as being a panelist for Refinery 29/Facebook Watch’s After After Party and MTV News. Joyelle was selected for the 2018 FOX Comedy Showcase, was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity Showcase and has performed at festivals like Sketchfest, Bonnaroo, The New York Comedy Festival and Bumbershoot. And while transitioning to the headliner that she is today she regularly features for Hannibal Buress and has opened for Dave Chappelle, Maria Bamford & Russell Peters.
She also combines her dream of comedy and activism by touring with Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice League.
I’m a comedian, writer, and proud etcetera-er. In addition, I have a large amount of respect for authority figures, an extensive Disney pin collection, and a Bug Out Bag for when the S.H.T.F.
I teach 10-year-olds stand up at Gotham Comedy Club throughout the year, AMA.
I perform live versions of my newsletter “Ashley Explains It All” sporadically at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY. For five years, I hosted a stand up show every Thursday with comedian Jim Tews at the UCB East Village called Fresh Out! NY before the beloved venue closed. RIP.
I currently write for Ask Me Another on NPR.
I wrote for Nat Geo’s Explorer where I took a shot of Wild Turkey with Dan Rather and was held in a loving embrace by Jeff Goldblum.
I acted on the UCB Maude teams The Prom and Absolutely, as well as the all-lady sketch show Bullshit Women.
I’ve been in commercials for all your favorite household products (Febreeze, Scrubbing Bubbles, DampRid, Seamless, etc.).
In college, I won an award from the Associated Press for general news reporting for writing about a county board member with ties to dog fighting.
I love writing bios.
And I have written an erotic novel called The Kings Property, which details the adventures of Fritz and the last honest men in the apocalypse.
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