Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve

Butterboy with Jo, Aparna and Maeve

Drennon Davis, Evan Williams, Loyiso Madinga, Maggie Crane, Calise Hawkins

Mon, April 30, 2018

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

$8.00 - $10.00

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.
Drennon Davis
Drennon Davis
From his elaborate characters and sketches, to his provocative songs and animation, Drennon has made a name for himself as one of the most innovative minds in today’s comedy scene. His live performances of the Imaginary Radio Program combine live music and beat-boxing with one-man sketches into a show that the Los Angeles Comedy Bureau writes "not only lives up to its name, but exceeds expectation in what you could possibly think it is." Drennon was recently featured on Comedy Central's new show Adam Devine's House Party, NBC's Last Call and was a semi finalist on Last Comic Standing. His new animated show The Long Legs can be seen on MTV's rebirth of Liquid Television in 2013. He was recently featured in LA Weekly's Top 10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014.
Evan Williams
Sober at 19, married at 21, Carolina-born comedian Evan Williams moved to New York City with his wife and Dumbbells at 23 to pursue the dream. Bringing his life experiences to the stage and putting a light spin on dark events became a passion. He been featured on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle II and was a 2016 ‘New Face’ at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He’s also been listed as a ‘Top Comedian Under 30’ by Complex Magazine, one of Addiction.com‘s ‘5 Sober Comics You Should Know’, and has been featured in TimeOut NY, Interrobang, and The New York Times. He can also be seen on MTV’s Bugging Out and as a finalist on the Seeso original series ‘New York’s Funniest’. For booking, visit the ‘Contact’ page.
Loyiso Madinga
Loyiso Madinga
Loyiso Madinga may be small in stature but he’s definitely not short on jokes. This rural raised boy has quickly risen to being a certified international comic. Having started in 2012 when spent a week at the Teatro where he shared the stage with international acts like Tom Segura Loyiso’s career was on the fast track. Since then, he quickly became a regular on David Kau’s Blacks Only line up. He then travelled the country on Trevor Noah’s Nationwild tour and represented SA at the Montreux Comedy Festival, Switzerland, and Busan Comedy Festival, Korea. His debut one man show, Born Free-ish, was a four night, sold out success.

And he’s as comfortable on screen as he is on stage. Loyiso has written and performed on the two-time Emmy finalist satire show, Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola and also written and performed on the hit sketch show, Bantu Hour. All of this in just five years and he’s just beginning. From a small village in the Eastern Cape to world stages, his 1.65m of height means Loyiso Madinga is tall on the inside.
Maggie Crane
Maggie Crane
Maggie graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2016 with a liberal arts degree so she is now qualified to do exactly nothing. Maggie moved from the rolling countryside of Massachusetts to a windowless basement in Bushwick. She liked the sad, scary basement so much that she decided to be a stand-up comedian. Maggie regularly features at The Lantern, New York Comedy Club, Greenwich Village, and various dive bars all over New York City. In 2017 and 2018 she opened High Mud Comedy Festival In North Adams Mass. Maggie’s mother Maureen encouraged Maggie to try to pursue a more lucrative career, so Maggie decided to write plays as well. (Not what I meant Margaret!” - Maggie’s mom.) Her play “Ed and Mo” went up at Dixon Place main-stage in 2017 and before that, her work has been featured by the melancholy players, Rat Queen Theatre Company, and Dublin Players. When Maggie isn’t telling people her emotional problems on stage or telling everyone she is writing but is really checking Facebook- she can be found giving walking tours all over New York.
Calise Hawkins
Calise Hawkins
Calise Hawkins is a nationally touring comedian and freelance writer for Nickelodeon. She has been a featured panelist on Lewis Black's "The Root of All Evil", a finalist in NBC's "Stand-Up for Diversity" competition & a semi-finalist in New York Comedy Festival's "Funniest Comedian in New York". She has also been featured on Last Comic Standing.