Sasheer Zamata Party Time!

Sasheer Zamata Party Time!

Sasheer Zamata, Gabriel Royal, Alex English

Sun, December 11, 2016

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

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

 

Sasheer Zamata Party Time!
Sasheer Zamata Party Time!
Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze.

EVERYONE GETS A COPY OF THIS MONTH'S POSTER!

Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on Saturday Night Live. She performs improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater (with BUCKY and Doppelganger) and stand up at colleges and clubs across the country. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, ABC's Would You Fall For That, and This American Life. She co-created and co-starred in the webseries Pursuit of Sexiness, which was named one of the Top 10 Web Series of 2013 by Variety, and part of Glamour's 7 Web Series We Can't Stop Watching in 2015.

Sasheer has been listed in Cosmopolitan's 13 Funny Women to Watch in 2014, Time Out New York's Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC in 2014, Brooklyn Magazine's 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn, and Complex Magazine's Women in Comedy You Should Be Paying Attention to Right Now in 2015. She's done stand up at Bonnaroo, SXSW, Moontower Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Great American Comedy Festival, and Women in Comedy Festival.

She will be in the upcoming films Sleight, directed by JD Dillard, and Yoga Hosers, directed by Kevin Smith. She also serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights.

Gabriel Royal
Gabriel Royal
It takes a while for Gabriel Royal’s musical style to strike you. His songs build up slowly, the arrangements between his singing and cello playing pulling you in and… you are hooked. You might think that's too long of a time to pay attention to music nowadays, then think about how it took Gabriel five years busking on the New York city subway to finally get noticed and have his first album recorded.

The album’s first video for the R&B infused “Say It’s Right”, directed by Blake Farber, is a delicate and intimate portrayal of Gabriel’s unique way of singing over his own cello playing. This is not music for the Vine generation, forever seeking instant gratification. These are songs that grow with each listen, expanding its power inside of you. The son of a musician, always having a piano, guitar and drums around the house, Gabriel Royal began singing in his diapers in Muskogee, Oklahoma, making songs to sing for trees, according to his mother.

A certified visual art teacher, Gabriel Royal started writing music with friends just for fun, not with a music career in mind. It wasn’t before one of his best friends, fellow musician Johnny Polygon, forced him to go on tour with him in 2011 that Gabriel saw the possibilities in front o him. Back in New York, he decided to play in the subway a lot more.

“I was dead broke and saw a subway musician playing while I was on my way home with one dollar in my pocket. He was a pretty crappy artist and I felt like I could do better, and this guy had $20 in his bag. That was twenty times as much as I had at the time. So I went home, got my cello, came back to the subway and took a chance. The first night I made $30 and every time I've been back since I've made more”, says Gabriel.

Continuing the process of being bullied into his music career by friends, Gabriel met Beto Landau, who was instrumental in Gabriel taking recording an album seriously. Having never written or arranged anything on or for the cello before, usually doing it on the piano, the instrument came around the same time he started busking.

Influenced by Stevie Wonder’s groove to Burt Bacharach's relaxed, jazzy yet poppy sensitivities, including outcast contemporary artists such as John Legend, Hiatus Coyote, Flying Lotus, James Blake, Jangle Monae and Thundercat, Gabriel’s trademark sound is his singing over a cello, the result being an easy listening modern chamber pop.
Alex English
Alex English
Alex English has quickly become a very familiar face in the New York City comedy circuit. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, English moved to the big apple & immediately commanded the stages of local bars and comedy clubs across the city. He runs a weekly comedy show called "LoudMouth!" & in 2015, Complex Magazine listed him as one of "The Best Personalities to Follow on Twitter." He contributes writing for "Lady Parts Justice" & has been featured in the New York Post.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/