Dark Spots

Dark Spots

Shane Torres, Nate Fridson, Alison Zeidman, Gilbert Lawand, Rae Sanni, Anthony DeVito_, Ayanna Dookie, Mike Recine, Host: Ashley Brooke Roberts, Bryan Yang

Sun · May 28, 2017

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

$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.

Dark Spots
Dark Spots
Union Hall presents Dark Spots, a stand-up comedy showcase where the city's best comedians will perform their darkest, saddest, and most traumatic--but still funny--material.

The show is hosted by Shane Torres (CONAN), Nate Fridson (AST Records) and Alison Zeidman (Humor Contributor, New York Times), and has run on first Saturday nights at the popular alt comedy club The Creek & The Cave for over a year. The show was also recently selected for the 2016 New York Comedy Festival, produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with Comedy Central.

Dark Spots has attracted sold-out audiences from across Northern Brooklyn and Queens, and is now expanding with this special quarterly Union Hall showcase.

“Yes, it’s all super dark subject matter, but we promise this is still a comedy show,” says co-host and -producer Shane Torres. “The three of us love this kind of material, and we wanted to give comics a stage where they can do it for an audience that knows what they’re in for and is ready to laugh with us through the pain. We’re very excited to bring the show to a wider audience with Union Hall.”
Shane Torres
Shane Torres
Shane Torres is a stand up comedian and writer. You may have seen him in the background on Last Comic Standing or acting on IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang. He has also been part of Montreal Just For Laugh’s New Faces in 2013 that same year. Shane was also one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2012. Shane has performed at many festivals all over the country including Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, and many more.

He is the creator of the podcast radio show Help Wanted . Shane has also contributed writing to Laughspin, The Portland Mercury, and Nailed Magazine.
Nate Fridson
Nate Fridson
Nate Fridson lives in Brooklyn but get this: he used to live in the midwest, in Michigan. Have you ever heard of such a thing? He's contributed to Comedy Central, is the cohost of the hit stand up showcase, "Dark Spots," and he's the co-creator of the sports humor blog, "Microwave Johnson." His album, "Best Guy So Far," is available on A Special Thing Records. He is currently a very nice boy.
Alison Zeidman
Alison Zeidman
Alison Zeidman is a Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian and writer who got her start in Philadelphia and NYC. Alison has contributed humor writing to the New York Times, Time Out New York and Reductress, and currently writes for Adam Ruins Everything on truTV.
Gilbert Lawand
Gilbert Lawand left the corporate world in 2007 and helped usher in an Atlanta comedy boom by producing and hosting over 300 shows called "Comedy Gold." In 2015, he was a finalist in the Laughing Skull Festival and also produced the first annual Red Clay Comedy Festival. Gilbert has opened up large theater shows for both Dave Chappelle and Aziz Ansari. His comedy is a mix of social commentary and satire with a unique perspective based on his background: born in Baghdad to Catholic parents before moving to a town of 500 people in Georgia where he grew up on a farm. He recently moved to New York where he resides in Brooklyn.
Rae Sanni
Rae Sanni
Rae Sanni is a comedian and writer from Brooklyn, NY who has been bringing her unique perspective on everything from pop culture to race and gender relations to audiences all over. Rae co-hosts the Three A-Negroes podcast, and has been seen in the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and in Complex Magazine. You can find Rae on Twitter @Raesanni, where she muses on her love for cheddar cheese, NBA players, and being a black person.
Anthony DeVito_
Anthony DeVito_
(Carolines on Broadway)
Ayanna Dookie
Ayanna Dookie
I opened for Tommy Davidson at the DC Improv, was a finalist in the New York Underground Comedy Festival Emerging Comics Competition, appeared on Comcast-on-Demand, and helped Magooby’s Joke House earn the record of having The Longest Continuous Stand-Up Comedy Show in the World, contributing 2 out of the 82 hours of jokes.
Mike Recine
Mike Recine
Mike Recine is a funny, nice person who is sometimes awkward and anxious. He started comedy in Jersey at the age of 18 in 2006 and mostly performed for his very large Italian family. Since moving to New York in 2007 Mike has headlined top venues around the city and country. In 2010 he was nominated for Time Out New York's '~Joke of the Year' and an ECNY award for '~Best Emerging Comic' . Most recently, he was selected to perform in the '~New Faces Showcase' at the 2011 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Mike works really hard on his jokes and on being likeable. He owns 5 pellet guns and is happy to give you one.
Host: Ashley Brooke Roberts
Host: Ashley Brooke Roberts
Ashley stand-up comedian, actor, and writer based in Brooklyn. She hosts the UCB East stand-up show Fresh Out! every Thursday at 8:30pm. For show dates and other very important info please visit her website at www.ashleybrookeroberts.com and follower her on twitter at @AshleyBRoberts. Thanks! HOPE YOU'RE GREAT!
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/