Featuring NYC's finest cooperative comics!
Host and special guests TBD.
Matthew Broussard, Emmy Blotnick, Rachel Feinstein, Damien Lemon and more team up on a fun filled fundraiser for the Co-Op School.
Prepare to laugh in the name of cooperation!
Now in it’s second year, the Comedy CoOp(erative) is an autonomous association of funny persons united voluntarily to meet their common comedic, economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-run and democratically-controlled showbiz enterprise, and giving back. Please join up!
The Co-op School provides a safe and stimulating micro-environment in which students experiment and learn. All members of The Co-op School—students, families, and staff—contribute to the development of our unique culture and participate in improving our community and beyond. As students learn to work together, preparing for their place in a global environment, our families also work within committees and on the board of directors to support the school. Whether it’s painting walls, assembling furniture, growing the school through various initiatives, we all contribute to help The Co-op School flourish. The CoOp is an awesome progressive and inclusive school that insists on having 20% of its students attend with full scholarships from the local area. As a result the school welcomes a diverse group of students both in terms of ethnicity and socio-economic background. The school’s founding tenants are; compassion, uniqueness, innovation and community. Events like this one help ensure that it’s great work continues.
Hosted by Michelle Collins
Michelle Collins came into the entertainment industry as the managing editor of VH1's bestweekever.tv, a pop culture website that tied into the series of the same name. The site earned her two Webby Awards for Best Celebrity Fan Blog. Collins joined The View as a co-host on the new LOGO/VH1 show The Gossip Queens, which was also in limited syndication. She joined The View on July 13, 2015 for the 19th season as a co-host. She was let go on June 3, 2016. She is currently a co-host of Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise, an after-show for Bachelor in Paradise.
Janeane Garofalo is an stand-up comedian, actress, political activist, and writer. She is the former co-host on Air America Radio's The Majority Report and has appeared in a number of feature length films and television shows, including: The Ten, Reality Bites, Wet Hot American Summer, The West Wing, 24, The Ben Stiller Show, and News Radio, among other.
The Daily Show's Gina Yahsere has been a stand up and TV star in the UK for several years now, with appearances on iconic TV shows such as Live At The Apollo & Mock The Wee. She broke onto the American comedy scene with her appearances on Last Comic Standing (NBC), where she made it to the final 10, and then never went home! She is also known in the US for being the only British comedian to ever appear on the iconic Def Comedy Jam.
Harris is former major league baseball draft pick, who decided on a career in comedy instead. Harris has been featured on BET’s Comic View, Premium Blend and Comic’s Unleashed. Harris toured the country opening for Saturday Night Live’s Tracey Morgan, and he performs in clubs and colleges across the country, including Caroline’ s on Broadway, Stand-Up New York, The Improv, and M.I.T.
liza treyger is a new york based stand up comic who's appeared on Seth Meyers, Desus and Miro, @midnight, this is not happening, Horace and Pete, Chelsea Lately, and more. She has her own comedy central half hour and album entitled, Glittercheese and enjoys gossip and snacks.
Noah Gardenswartz was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, but spent years cutting his comedy teeth in the diverse rooms of Atlanta, Georgia. Noah now lives in Brooklyn, New York, and when he’s not touring, he performs several nights a week in New York City, and co-hosts a monthly show called “Comedy Freaknik” at The Creek and the Cave. Before turning to stand-up full time, Gardenswartz worked as a journalist, hedge fund day-trader, and elementary school teacher
His comedy has been featured on TBS’ “Today’s Riff,” Bounce TV's "Uptown Comic,” in VICE Magazine and the Huffington Post. He has performed for the Summit Series, the High Plains Comedy Festival, and the New York Comedy Festival, among others. In 2012, Noah was named a semi-finalist in NBC’s “Stand Up For Diversity,” and in 2014 he was selected as one of the “New Faces” at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.
SEATON SMITH made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on the Fox show MULANEY. He recently appeared in a fun role for the most recent season of GIRLS. Chortle.com says SEATON “offers a mesmerizing, livewire performance, full of joy and amazing comic energy”. Originally from Washington D.C., SEATON performs stand up regularly at all of the major comedy clubs in NYC. Additionally, he has headlined shows across the country and performed at numerous colleges. SEATON was featured in the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Just For Laughs Festival 2014 in Montreal, and has appeared on THE NIGHLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE and LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS.
plus Special Guests
To be announced!