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!
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.
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.
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.
Monday Funday Promo!
Every Monday, be one of the first 75 ticket buyers and get a "Buy One, Get One Free" Taco Coupon redeemable at our sister joint Parklife, where you can now join us for Butterboy After Hours! There will be tunes from Donwill plus food and drink specials to ensure your Monday nights are the best day of the week.
Parklife is located at 636 Degraw Street, just one street over from Littlefield.
"Maeve In America" Book Release
Maeve Higgins is the author of Maeve in America: Essays by a Girl from Somewhere Else, on sale from Penguin Books on August 7, 2018. She is also a contributing writer for The New York Times and the host of the hit podcast Maeve in America: Immigration IRL. She is a comedian who has performed all over the world, including in her native Ireland, Edinburgh, Melbourne, and Erbil. Now based in New York, she cohosts Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk, both the podcast and the TV show on National Geographic, and has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and on WNYC’s 2 Dope Queens.
Guest Host Kevin Townley
Kevin Townley is an actor, author and singer based in New York. He is also the host of long running stage show, Talent Show.
Todd Barry first performed comedy in 1987 at Coconut's Comedy Club in North Miami, Florida. Since that first performance, Todd has been a guest on nearly every late night show, including three appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," ten appearances on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," NBC's "Late Friday," and Comedy Central gave him his own half hour special on "Comedy Central Presents." His acting credits include "Louie," HBO's "Larry Sanders Show," "Sex and the City," "Bored To Death," and “Flight of the Conchords,” voice work on "Lucy, The Daughter of the Devil," "Dr. Katz," "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," and "Aqua Teen Hunger Force," and featured roles in the movies “The Wrestler” and "Road Trip."
Photo: Steven Dewall
Janelle James is a New York based comedian that can be seen on NBC Seeso's Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight on Comedy Central and Uproarious on Fuse (2016). She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of the The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in the The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine.
Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, writer and actress that's been seen on Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central's This is Not Happening, The Jim Gaffigan Show, TruTV, Lifetime and Vh1. She's a MothGrand Champion, a TEDx speaker, and the co-host of the Hopefully We Don't Break Up podcast. As writer, she's worked on MTV's Girl Code and Silent Library, TV Land's Younger and Bravo's Odd Mom Out. Her new album True Love was recently named one of SiriusXM's top comedy albums of 2016 and one of the 100 Best Things Of 2016 by The Comedy Bureau. More at giuliarozzi.com
Joyelle's comedy has taken her from coast to coast. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY she has performed at Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Comix, and Stand Up NY just to name a few. She gained her start in Los Angeles and all over Southern California at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and the various Improvs. As well as spending time in the South performing at Atlanta’s own Punchline, Laughing Skull and Uptown Comedy club. As a testament to Joyelle’s burgeoning career and work ethic she has opened for the Boston badboy Bill Burr, musical genius Craig Robinson, mistress of voices Maria Bamford, Brooklyn’s finest Tony Rock, international icon Gina Yashere, youtube sensation Eric Schwartz, and The Mo’Nique Show scripter Vanessa Fraction. Comedienne Maria Bamford says,"She inspires me to remember that if I put in the effort, beautiful results will follow. She’s also really kind, down-to-earth, generous, super-funny, and altogether the kind of artist that I aspire to be."
Emmy Blotnick is a comedian and writer based in New York. Her work has appeared on Comedy Central, VH1, MTV and others. She has recently appeared in Comedy Central’s "Comedians Crashing Couches", TruTV’s "Friends Of The People", a commercial for Intel, and three episodes of SELF Magazine’s series "Girl vs. Sweat". She co-hosts a fun monthly show with Matt Koff at Pacific Standard in Brooklyn.
Michelle Buteau is a comedian/host/performer. You can catch her co-hosting on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey weekdays at 9AM. Michelle has been a staple at VH1 appearing on countless I Love The series, Best Week Ever, where she was nominated for a New Now Next Award, and also played the sassy sidekick on The Jenny McCarthy Show. As a comedian, Buteau has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs and comedy festivals. Her television stand-up appearances include The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. As well as playing Private Robinson on FOX’s critically acclaimed series Enlisted, Michelle is also known as “The Crazy Girlfriend” on Comedy Central’s Key & Peele and Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show.