I'm New Here with Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins

I'm New Here with Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins

John Hodgman, Aparna Nancherla, Joe Zimmerman, Shaina Feinberg, Andy Mills, Maeve Higgins, Jon Ronson

Wed · October 11, 2017

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

This event is 21 and over

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

I'm New Here with Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins
I'm New Here with Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins
Jon Ronson (writer, showgirl) and Maeve Higgins (comedian, legend) are here to show you around! Each month they assemble comedians interspersed with writers and storytellers and scientists and artists who are fascinating and cool but not necessarily funny, and serve them up in a basement in Brooklyn.
John Hodgman
John Hodgman
JOHN HODGMAN is a writer, comedian, and actor. 

He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.

After an appearance to promote his books on “The Daily Show,” he was invited to return as a contributor, serving as the show’s “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire.”

This let to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career before the camera, becoming the “Personal Computer” in a series of commercials for Apple computer, and more recently playing recurring roles in FX’s MARRIED, HBO’s BORED TO DEATH, Cinemax’s THE KNICK. 

He has performed comedy for The President of the United States, at the TED conference, and in a crypt in Green-Wood Cemetery. His apocalyptic comedy special RAGNAROK is available on Netflix, and his subsequent one man comedy shows have played to sold out audiences in many nice theaters around the country and in Canada. 

Finally, he is the host of the popular JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN podcast, where he settles serious disputes between real people, such as “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” and “Should we tell our children the TRUTH about Santa Claus.” He also contributes a weekly column under the same name for The New York Times Magazine
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla is delighted you are here. She’s a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. She recently worked as a writer and performer for Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC. You can also catch her on the current season of Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central and on the upcoming season of Judd Apatow’s Love on Netflix.Other credits include writer and performer on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and appearances on Conan, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @midnight, Adam Devine’s House Party, Last Comic Standing, and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. She has also done videos for Above Average, Refinery29, Funny or Die, Slate V, and MTV Other. Aparna has accumulated a list of ‘top comedian’ lists and awards including: Variety’s “Top Ten Comics to Watch 2016,” Shorty Nomination for “Best Comedian on Social Media 2016,” Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015,” Marie Claire’s “Funniest Women of 2015,” Time Magazine’s “140 Top Tweeters of 2014,” Jezebel’s “Comedy Queens of 2014,” Time Out NY’s “10 Funniest Women in New York,” Flavorpill’s “11 Essential Young Comedians in New York City,” LA Weekly’s “12 Comedy Acts to Watch” and Serial Optimist’s “10 Comics You Must Know.”
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.
Shaina Feinberg
Shaina Feinberg
Shaina Feinberg grew up in New York City and is a writer/performer/comedian. She performs all over New York City and has produced content for This American Life, The New York Observer, Wiretap, HBO, Periods Films, Sirius Radio and more. For close to 8 years, she made a public access TV show called The Spew with Julie Showers.
Andy Mills
NYTimes Audio / Radiolab / Boat Captain
Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins brings the pain - of laughter! She is a writer and comedian standing at 6”4 or thereabouts. Her second book of essays was published in Ireland and the UK in october. She lives in New York.
Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson
Jon’s books - So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Lost at Sea, and Them - are all international and New York Times bestsellers. He co-wrote the screenplay for Frank, starred Michael Fassbender. He writes for The Guardian, has appeared on This American Life, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and his many TV documentaries include Stanley Kubrick's Boxes and The Secret Rulers of the World. The movie adaptation of THE PSYCHOPATH TEST is currently in development starring Scarlett Johannson.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/