The Resistance Comedy hosted by Benari Poulten and Rojo Perez

Fundraiser for the ACLU

The Resistance Comedy hosted by Benari Poulten and Rojo Perez

Dean Haspiel, Emily Galati, hosted by Mike Brown, Carolyn Castiglia, Benari Poulten, Rojo Perez

Sat · February 4, 2017

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

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

The Resistance Comedy
The Resistance Comedy
Resist. Laugh. Resist.

Comedy to benefit our common good, with alternating hosts and comics. Proceeds will be donated to the charity/NGO/non-profit of their choosing.
Dean Haspiel
Dean Haspiel
Emmy award winner and Eisner Award nominee Dean Haspiel created BILLY DOGMA, illustrated for HBO's "Bored To Death," was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, and is the co-founder of Hang Dai Editions. Dino has written and drawn many superhero and semi-autobiographical comix, including collaborations with Harvey Pekar, Jonathan Ames, Inverna Lockpez, Stan Lee, and Jonathan Lethem. He recently collaborated with writer Mark Waid on THE FOX for Archie/Red Circle Comics. Look out for his latest efforts, PSYCHOTRONIC COMIX, and FEAR, MY DEAR: A Billy Dogma Experience.
Emily Galati
Emily Galati
Emily Galati offers up intelligent and hilarious material with impeccable timing and charm. In 2016, Emily made her late night debut on Conan. In 2014, she was chosen as a semi-finalist on "Last Comic Standing", appeared on Fox's "Laughs", and "Comics Unleashed". She has been chosen to represent Chicago in the "Best of the Midwest" Competition at Gilda's LaughFest, has been a semi-finalist in NBC's Stand Up for Diversity, and finalist in the Bob and Tom Comedy Contest.
hosted by Mike Brown
hosted by Mike Brown
Mike Brown is a standup comic and writer based in Harlem, New York. He was named one of Rooftop Comedy’s Comics to Watch, Caroline’s Best of New Talent and a semi-finalist in NY Funniest competition presented by Carolines/JetBlue. Along with featuring at various comedy festivals like Comedy Central’s New York Comedy Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Mike Brown has appeared on Adult Swim, MTV, TruTV, and Funny or Die.
Carolyn Castiglia
Carolyn Castiglia
Carolyn Castiglia is a stand-up comedian known for her hilarious riffing and crowd work, wild storytelling and her incredible ability to freestyle rap. Carolyn has appeared on VH1, MTV2, Comedy Central, NBC, We TV, Food Network, Lifetime, fyi and more. For two years, she was featured nightly as NickMom's “Ultimate Sports Mom,” and she is a frequent guest commentator on HLN.
Benari Poulten
Benari Poulten
Benari Poulten is a comedian and writer. He is a writer/producer for FS1's Garbage Time with Katie Nolan and is a former senior producer and contributor for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore on Comedy Central. As a stand-up comic, he has played clubs across the country, from The Comedy Studio in Boston to The NerdMelt Showroom in LA and he has toured nationally and internationally with the G.I.'s of Comedy. He was a writer and performer for Shoot the Messenger Productions and is a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, currently handling public affairs. He is a veteran of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, having served on 3 separate deployments, including Iraq and Afghanistan. He is affectionately known as G.I. Jew.
Rojo Perez
Rojo Perez
Rojo Perez is a New York-based comedian. Originally from Puerto Rico, he moved to Florida and began performing stand-up comedy at age 20 in local clubs and small cafés. A cast member on MTV's Decoded, Rojo was featured on Comedy Central's Funny 'Cause It's True, Time Out New York and Univision's FLAMA. This year he was selected as a Standup NBC finalist and has been a part of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, LA Riot Comedy Festival and Akumal Comedy Festival in Mexico. Rojo has also performed at top-tier comedy clubs across the country, such as the Comedy Studio in Boston, the Comedy Club on State in Madison, Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, ACME Comedy Company in Minneapolis, and Go Bananas Comedy Club in Cincinnati.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/