First Set, hosted by Giulia Rozzi

First Set, hosted by Giulia Rozzi

Giulia Rozzi, Jim Tews, DC Benny, Sasheer Zamata, Robert Dean

Wed, March 29, 2017

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

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$7.00

Cancelled

This event is 21 and over

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

First Set, hosted by Giulia Rozzi
First Set, hosted by Giulia Rozzi
Comedians are interviewed as they share rare and embarrassing footage of one of their first sets. Don't worry, they'll perform current material, too.
Giulia Rozzi
Giulia Rozzi
Giulia Rozzi is a comedian, writer and actress that's been seen on Chelsea Lately, Comedy Central, The Jim Gaffigan Show, TruTV, Lifetime and Vh1. She's a MothGrand Champion, a TEDx speaker, and the co-host/creator of Stripped Stories. Check out her web series Seeing Other People and her podcast Hopefully We Don't Break Up. More at giuliarozzi.com

Photo: Francine Daveta
Jim Tews
Jim Tews
Comedian and writer Jim Tews has had an eventful 2014, he made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing and was featured in an episode of Louie. Previously he was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, as well as SF Sketchfest.

He recently created/ co-wrote and starred in The Undone Sweaters web series about a sociophobic Weezer cover band, which was featured on Funny or Die and Nerdist.com. He also created the HBO Labs’ web series The Opener and recently directed a feature length documentary about Cleveland’s independent comedy scene called Make Fun.

He has yet to completely accept his parents’ divorce.
DC Benny
DC Benny
In the hard-hitting New York comedy world, D.C. Benny is a heavyweight contender. His unorthodox style of comedic story-telling, seasoned with original characters, has earned him a rabid fan base of all shapes, sizes, shades and ages over the last 26 years.

As an English major at the University of Maryland, he entered a talent show where he got big laughs doing impressions of all of his professors. He soon became a fixture at local comedy clubs in the D.C. area, before moving to Brooklyn NY.

Once in New York, he made a name for himself as a white comic who was happy to work the urban rooms in addition to performing at the mainstream comedy clubs.

Benny killed on his first tv appearance on Showtime At the Apollo and has since performed in all over the U.S. and toured internationally.

Many of his fans know him from his dramatic film and tv roles. He has been seen on multiple Law and Orders, had a long run on the soap As The World Turns, and has been in many feature films such as Freedomland with Samuel Jackson and John Singleton’s Illegal Tender.

He has also been in numerous national commercials for Verizon, Dell, Volkswagon, Wendy’s, and was the main character in the Budweiser “How You Doin’?” Superbowl spots.

His Comedy Central half hour is one of the highest rated in the networks history, and he was a top 8 finalist in season 8 of Last Comic Standing.

His weekly comedic story-telling show, Urban Myth, became an underground staple, where performers such as Dave Chapelle, Ben Bailey, Jim Gaffigan, Marc Maron, Jim Norton, and Colin Quinn would drop by and tell their true, funny, stories.

Benny still lives in Brooklyn with his wife and animals, where he works on his writing projects, fiddles around with old Land Rovers, and makes his own sauce.
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and current cast member on NBC’s “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.” She has appeared on TBS’s “People of Earth,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer,” "Bojack Horseman," Seeso’s “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” and has voiced the role of “Maise” in Nickelodeon’s “Albert” and appears in the upcoming features, "Sleight" and "Deidra & Laney Rob A Train.” She also serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights. Her one-hour standup comedy special, "Pizza Mind" debuts on March 30th on SeeSo.

Robert Dean
Robert Dean
(Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch" and AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live")

Originally from Connecticut, Dean has been living and performing comedy in NY for over six years. He recently headlined Caroline’s on Broadway as part of their Breakout Comedy Artist Series, was a finalist in the NY's Funniest Competition, and a Regional Finalist in Comedy Central's Up Next. Dean has been featured at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in Time Out NY and performs nightly at the best venues in New York and around the country. Dean made his Television debut as Sexy Abraham Lincoln Lobster Man on Comedy Central’s Half Hour with Nick Vatterott. Robert Dean produces a popular weekly stand-up show in Brooklyn, a podcast titled What About What About Bob?, and does a decent Alan Alda impression.

He is my favorite comedian of all time. -Alan Alda
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/