Book Club: A Comedy Show

Book Club: A Comedy Show

Conner O'Malley, Catherine Cohen, Alexandra Song, Saurin Choksi, Blythe Roberson, Colin Stokes

Sat · October 14, 2017

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

$6 Advance / $8 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

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

 

Book Club: A Comedy Show
Book Club: A Comedy Show
Book Club is a comedy variety show where hosts Colin Stokes and Blythe Roberson (The New Yorker, The Onion), along with some of NYC's best comedians, read the books so you don't have to.
Conner O'Malley
Conner O'Malley
Conner O’Malley started doing comedy in 2005 in his home town of Chicago. Conner has written and performed in over 20 original shows at the Annoyance Theater. He performed at iO on the harold teams Mrs. Dad, Sports Team, and Baby Problems. In 2012, Conner performed in the Chicago Just for Laughs Festival, in the solo sketch comedy showcase “Alone.” He is a founding member of the video sketch comedy group Sad On Vacation. Conner is one third of the improv team Hunks’R’Us, a team that performs at The Annoyance Theatre NY. He writes and makes videos for his website Coozehoun and writes/performs for “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen is a comedian, actor, voiceover artist, and poet living in Brooklyn. She performs on a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and hosts the monthly variety show It's A Guy Thing at Union Hall, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." Her work has been featured on Splitsider, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, New York Mag's The Cut, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and The New York Comedy Festival. Follow her @catccohen for tweets and Instagram poetry.
Alexandra Song
Alexandra Song
Alexandra Song is a comedy writer and performer in NYC and is currently a writer on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Alex has also appeared on MTV's Girl Code and The Chris Gethard Show and has written for truTV's Comedy Knockout and VH1. She has acted in videos for Funny or Die, IFC, Above Average, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Elite Daily, Mashable, Mas Mejor, and more.
Saurin Choksi
Saurin Choksi is a comedian who performs in Chicago and anywhere he can get to on a bus. Sometimes he talks about his family, arrests, girls, illuminati lizard scum from outerspace and other such tasty topics. A few of his favorite comics he's had the fortune to work with are Rory Scovel, Tig Notaro & Kyle Kinane. Last year Choksi performed at the TBS Just for Laughs Chicago, Bridgetown, Limestone & Cape Fear Comedy Festivals. This year he was accepted to SF Sketchfest as well as the Laughing Skull & Devil Comedy Festivals. He is a regular at Laugh Factory Chicago, Second City's UP Comedy, & The Comedy Bar. Choksi performs at some of the best clubs in the country like Comedy on State (Madison, WI), The Comedy Attic (Bloomington, IN) & Carolines (NYC). He's also a proud alumni of the nation's longest running independent comedy showcase, The Lincoln Lodge. Every Tuesday, Choksi presents Chicago's best comics to my neighbors in Roscoe Village, 2 blocks from my home at The Side Bar Show. Choksi is affable and a friend to monkeys everywhere.

Huzzah! Now I can switch to talking like a normal human...

I've always loved comedy since I was a little kid. I remember buying Bill Cosby tapes in elementary school. The first time I saw Eddie Murphy Raw it blew my mind. (Also I was like 11 and well you've seen it...). In college I started buying books on joke writing and stand up comedy but had no idea how to start. Also those books made my head hurt. When I moved to Detroit in 2003, I started taking classes at Second City Detroit. I learned a ton there and met amazing, talented people who are now my closest friends. I did stand up for the first time in 2006 and started to have a sneaky feeling maybe that's what I should be doing. Then I moved to Chicago in 2009 and saw all the awesome comics working really, really hard. It finally clicked in my head, "Oh, you do it every night if you want to be good." That's what I've been trying to do ever since.

My favorite books usually have dragons in them. I went to the University of Texas and thus am a fan of college football. I have spent more time in my life actively memorizing rap lyrics than I think normal. Alot of friends call me by my last name. Some don't. It's really fine either way.
Blythe Roberson
Blythe Roberson
Blythe Roberson is a comedy writer and art tart who lives in NYC. She is a contributor to ClickHole and a headline contributor to The Onion. Her work has appeared on The New Yorker dot com, McSweeney's, and the Hairpin. She has created and starred in too many web series to count.
Colin Stokes
Colin Stokes
Colin Stokes is the Associate Cartoon Editor at The New Yorker, and a contributor to The Onion. His work has appeared in those two places, as well as McSweeney’s, GQ, and an infinite number of others.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/