Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction

Christian Finnegan, Sean Patton, Joe Zimmerman, Nariko Ott, Bryan Cook, Emmy Blotnick, Host: Ashley Brooke Roberts, Shalewa Sharpe, Alyssa Wolff

Fri · May 26, 2017

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

$10.00

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.

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction
Making quarterly appearances at Union Hall since December of 2012, Bryan Cook’s hit show Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is a live comedy event (and Nerdist podcast) which was just recognized as one of LA’s top comedy shows by the LA Weekly. Each show features comics writing pieces of erotic fan fiction based upon their own whims or audience suggestions.

Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction is held monthly at the Virgil in Los Angeles, CA and has been featured as part of the Outside Lands Festival (SF), Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland), Riot LA (Los Angeles), San Francisco Sketch Fest, Just For Laughs (Chicago), Bumbershoot (Seattle) and more.

See why Rolling Stone said, “Its audacity alone is compelling enough, but in its best moments, the gross jokes transcend porn mechanics to become a titillating delight.”
Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff.

Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1’s “Best Week Ever” and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous “Mad Real World” sketch of “Chappelle’s Show”. He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom “Are We There Yet?” and in Spring 2014 he can be seen on VH1′s “I Love the 2000′s”. He’s also co-host of Zest TV’s travel show, “CustomNATION”.

Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special “Au Contraire!”, as well as “Comedy Central Presents”, “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and countless network interstitials. He’s also appeared on “Conan”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Good Afternoon America” and “The Today Show”.

Christian’s latest comedy special, “The Fun Part” was released on Netflix in April 2014. It’s available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, “Two for Flinching” and “Au Contraire!”.

Christian also hosts a music geek podcast called “Audio Spackle” for Cave Comedy Radio. It can be found on iTunes.

When he’s not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their faithful pooch Griswold.
Sean Patton
Sean Patton
Hello, my name is Sean Patton. I’m a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. I began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. I’ve performed at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, JFL Chicago, JFL Toronto, JFL Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012, 2016), Moontower Festival, RIOT LA, High Plains, Nashville Comedy Festival and will premiere my show NUMBER ONE this year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I’ve performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan (2011, 2013) and my Comedy Central Half Hour was released in 2013. Additionally, I’ve appeared on @midnight (2014, 2015), The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening (2015,2016,2017), What’s Your F@#king Deal?! and Viceland’s Flophouse and Party Legends. On screen, I have appeared on IFC's Maron, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV’s Those Who Can’t.
Joe Zimmerman
Joe Zimmerman
Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with a wide-eyed, aw-shucks demeanor, 2013 was a big year for New York City-based comedian Joe Zimmerman. In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, he made his late night debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and was chosen as one of the acclaimed New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal. Buzzfeed named him a top comic to watch, saying “…Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic.” and “You’d be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable show.”

In 2014 he recorded a Half Hour Special which aired on Comedy Central July 25th, as well as being a featured performer on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing, where he drew praise from Roseanne & Russell Peters. 2014 also saw the release of his debut solo album, “Smiling at Wolves” which reached #2 on the i-Tunes comedy charts.

Joe is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, who toured from 2008-2012 and recorded two albums. Joe grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from Davidson College in 2005.
Nariko Ott
Nariko Ott
Winner of the Portland's Funniest Person Contest 2016 and named one of SplitSider Magazine's "Top Up and Coming Comedians" in 2015, Nariko Ott is definitely a name you won't forget. He's been accepted into the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The Redwood Comedy Festival and the Idaho Laugh Fest. Always working, Nariko has established himself in the comedy community by regularly hosting at Helium Comedy Club. He’s the producer of the “Just One of The Guys” the all-female comedy/drag showcase and host of "No Pun Intendo" at Ground Kontrol in Portland. The Willamette Week also recently named Nariko Ott as a member of their “Funniest Five,” their ranking of the top 5 funniest people in the city.
Bryan Cook
Bryan Cook
Bryan Cook originally hails from the barren hellscape of rural Maine, and began his comedy career in Seattle, before relocating to Los Angeles where he writes for Joan Rivers' Fashion Police. Cook is the host and creator of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, presented every month at the esteemed Nerdmelt Theater in LA, as well as all over the US. In 2012, he was featured as an opening act on Kyle Kinane's Great Mistakes Tour, and has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Fest, Riot LA, and Bumbershoot Festival. Cook has also performed at some of the finest alternative rooms in the country, including Holy Fuck (LA), Big Terrific (NYC), and The Grawlix (Denver). He has had the honor of sharing the stage with Nick Kroll, Hannibal Burress, Jen Kirkman, Todd Barry, Baron Vaughn, and has contributed to McSweeney's.
Emmy Blotnick
Emmy Blotnick
Emmy Blotnick is a comedian who was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch. She’s currently a writer for The President Show on Comedy Central. Previously she's written for @midnight with Chris Hardwick, The Roast of Rob Lowe, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser and other fun shows. Emmy has appeared on @midnight and in festivals including SF Sketchfest, Riot LA and the New York Comedy Festival. You can hear some of her standup here on WNYC's 2 Dope Queens.
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!
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe is a comic in New York City. Originally from Atlanta, she has performed at The Star Bar, The Laughing Skull, The Atlanta Improv, The Creek & The Cave, and The Knitting Factory. Sharpe is the co-host of Thug Passion Presents, a live show where comedians perform table reads of classic black movies.
Alyssa Wolff
Alyssa Wolff
Alyssa Wolff is a New York City-based comedian, and writer. She performs all over the city, often at the following venues: Gotham Comedy Club, UCB Theater East, The Creek and the Cave, The Laughing Devil Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, TriBeCa Comedy Lounge, Dark Horse Comedy Club as well as at various bars. She has been a featured performer in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, and the She-Devil Comedy Festival.

Alyssa is also the co-author of two original parody e-books: LEAN OVER, which was featured on Page Six, in Fast Company, and on Galley Cat as well as MARRY SMART OR DIE. Both are currently available for sale on Amazon.com.

Alyssa is also a frequent contributor for Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, The Date Report, Nerve.com, The Toast, The Huffington Post, and co-authors a weekly column on Total Sorority Move.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/