Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve

Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve

Judah Friedlander, Shalewa Sharpe, Joe Zimmerman, Rebecca O'Neal, Khalid Rahmaan, + more!

Mon, November 20, 2017

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

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

*** Lineup subject to change *** Seating is first-come, first-served ***

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Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve
Three chuckle monsters descend on Littlefield every Monday at 8pm, clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, these three friends, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Jo Firestone combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Gowanus! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won't want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies!

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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.

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Aparna Nancherla is a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. Last year, she released her debut album, Just Putting It Out There, on Tig Notaro’s new label, Bentzen Ball Records and recorded a Comedy Central half hour special. This year, she was named one of “The 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone. Currently, you can catch her on the latest seasons of Bojack Horseman, Master of None and Love, all on Netflix, as well as on HBO's Crashing. She's also written for Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC) and Totally Biased (FX). Aparna will next appear on the upcoming Comedy Central show, Corporate.

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Maeve Higgins is the host of the hit podcast Maeve In America: Immigration IRL. She has performed all over the world, including in her native Ireland, Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she's made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Irish Times, and she is writing a book of essays for Penguin due for publication later this year.
Judah Friedlander
Judah Friedlander
On the comedy stage, Judah Friedlander is The World Champion. He is the best athlete in the world, greatest martial artist, the sexual desire of every woman, and a role model to children. Let’s face it, Judah is the greatest comedian in the world… And the most humble. Judah is an extra-dark blackbelt in karate. Judah is known to comics & audiences as one of the funniest and most original stand-up comedians. Seeing Judah perform live is always a unique experience. He always has new jokes & he plays off the audience making up jokes on the spot. You will never see Judah do the same show twice. Because Judah is so awesome, he’s also one of the most copied comedians. But a copy is never as good as the original. And no one can top The World Champion.

Judah started doing stand-up in 1989 and has been doing it just about every night ever since. Even though Judah has made over 30 movies & appeared in hundreds of TV shows - stand-up comedy is Judah’s priority and specialty. He is not an actor who does stand-up on the side. He’s a stand-up comedian who acts on the side. You can watch Judah as “Frank Rossitano” on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock” every night in syndication & on Comedy Central, as well as in new episodes every Thursday night on NBC. Judah has made multiple hilarious appearances on many late night talk shows including: Letterman, Conan, Fallon & The Daily Show. Judah was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2003 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in the Sundance-winning “American Splendor”. Some of his other movies include “Meet the Parents”, “Wet Hot American Summer”, “Feast”, “Zoolander”, and “The Wrestler”. Judah’s hilarious instructional karate book “How To Beat Up Anybody” is based on his stand-up act, but with all brand new material. He sells & signs it after shows. Judah does meet & greets after every show. Judah does not charge for photos. So, you don’t have to ask Judah if it’s ok to take a photo – you can take one with him, and it’ll be the sexiest photo you’ve ever seen. Next year Judah will be coming out with both a stand-up album and stand-up concert movie.
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe got her start in Atlanta but now resides in Brooklyn. She has joked on extremely popular live shows (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Comedy Night at The Knitting Factory) and at festivals (Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Atlanta’s Red Clay Comedy Festival). She co-produces and hosts “Thug Passion Presents,” a lively table read and celebration of classic black movies. Her debut album, “Stay Eating Cookies,” on Rotknee Presents Records came out this year.
Joe Zimmerman
Joe Zimmerman
New York City-based comedian Joe Zimmerman has had an eventful couple of years. In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, and was one of the prestigious comedians to be chosen to film a CC Half Hour stand-up special in 2014. Joe made his late night debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, performed on Nickelodeon’s NickMom Night Out, appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, and was chosen as one of the acclaimed New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal, where he was positively reviewed by both The Spit Take and Time Out NY. Joe’s debut album “Smiling at Wolves” reached #2 on the ITunes Comedy charts when released by New Wave Entertainment in January 2014.

Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with a fun loving demeanor, Joe has been personally selected by Ricky Gervais as a Conan contest finalist, other festivals, and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM and Pandora. He is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, the most requested tour in the Southeast from 2008-2012. The Beards released two albums (2011’s Cardio Mix on Comedy Central Records); their Beards Across America MSN web series amassed more than a million views.
Rebecca O'Neal
Rebecca O'Neal
Rebecca O'Neal is a stand up comedian and host of a television show - One Night Stand Up - in her hometown of Chicago, IL. She now resides in Brooklyn, has performed at Bridgetown and RIOT Comedy festivals, and will appear on the season 2 of Netflix's Easy.
Khalid Rahmaan
Khalid Rahmaan is a Fleetwood Mac fanatic, an adventurous eater and a Brooklyn-based standup comic. You can find Khalid integrating his gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood at his monthly show “It's Sooo Up & Coming”. When he’s not on stage, he’s giving his take on the news in the Headliner app on your iPhone as “khalidsays”. You should book Khalid by emailing him at krahmaan1@gmail.com – he was a Semi-Finalist in the 2015 NBC Standup Competition. He promises he doesn't usually speak in the third person.