Rent Party

Rent Party

host Yedoye Travis, host Farah Brook, Doug Smith, Molly Ruben-Long, Clare O'Kane, Diego Lopez, Eric Dadourian, Maria Wojciechowski

Wed · October 18, 2017

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

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Tickets available at door.

This event is 21 and over

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

Rent Party
Rent Party
Rent Party is a improvised music and stand up show that’s about as much fun as you can fit into one place. Yedoye Travis, Farah Brook and the backing band, The Original Lineup, invite New York’s best comedians to tell jokes and stories set to some of the best music in the city.
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host Yedoye Travis
host Yedoye Travis
Yedoye Travis is a comedian and writer from Atlanta, now based in New York City. He can be seen on the upcoming fourth season of Coming to the Stage on Hulu.

Photo by Jesse Damiani
host Farah Brook
host Farah Brook
Farah Brook hopes to heal you through the art form of stand up comedy. She is a recurring guest on FOX's Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue and performs every night at major venues across New York City. Farah’s YouTube video "Kiss Me NYC" went viral in April and has been viewed almost 5 million times by people all over the world. Her videos have been featured in The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, People Magazine, MTV and more. Farah is the co-creator and star of the hit web series Very Successful Web Series premiering at NYC Web Fest. She also co-created the series Prism Horizons alongside comedy brother Blair Socci. Her writing can be found published on Reductress and Someecards. Farah was named "Comic to Watch: 2016" on her own blog, and feels at this point in her life she might be ready for a robe.
Doug Smith
Doug Smith
Doug Smith is a New York-based comic recently selected as one of the "New Face" at 2013 Just For Laughs Festival. Doug first started in the world of improv comedy in 2006 at the UCB theater, making the leap to stand-up in 2009. Since then his dark material and quick delivery has made him a regular in both the NYC alt scene and clubs across the city. He is the co-producer/co-host of See You In Hell!, one of the city's most beloved stand-up showcases, recently winning Best Experimental Show at the 1st annual The Creek and The Cave Awards. Doug is also a regular contributor to Laughcake, an online video roast site. When off stage, Doug enjoys curling up on the couch with his cat and a pot of green tea to watch PBS documentaries. He is one of the few known males to suffer from early onset menopause.
Molly Ruben-Long
Molly Ruben-Long
After growing up in Brooklyn and receiving a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School, Molly Ruben-Long moved to New Orleans where she began writing and performing stand-up and sketch comedy. Her festival appearances include Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival, Fun Fun Fun Fest and Hell Yes Fest. Additionally, she has been featured on Viceland’s “Flophouse,” Fuse’s “Uproarious,” SeeSo’s “Hidden America with Jonah Ray,” and this one episode of the BBC’s “Newshour Extra” where they talk about feminism. She is one half of the sketch comedy duo Raw Honey.
Clare O'Kane
Clare O'Kane
Clare O'Kane is an actress, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, FunFunFun Fest, and other wonderful, independent festivals around the country, such as:
The Comedy Exposition (Chicago)
Crom Comedy Festival (Omaha)
Too Much Funstival (Denver)
The Savage Henry Comedy Festival (Humboldt)
Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans)
Ryan Stiles' Stand Up Summer Slam (Alberta)
Uncle Funny's Improv, Stand-Up and Trampoline Consortium's Annual Pig Picnic (Cleveland)
The Red Rock Haha UhOh Oopsie County Fair (Fort Collins)
and more!
She has been described as "sarcastic" and "half-Asian". Along with being a stand up, Clare is also one-third of the sketch group Blessed. They have made a couple of very funny videos, none of which have gone viral. When she's not sneezing or whatever, Clare travels around the country to perform stand-up comedy and "seize the day". She hopes to get that tattooed on her lower back (for free) someday. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with a guy and a cat.
Eric Dadourian
I'm listening. I'm here.
Maria Wojciechowski
Maria Wojciechowski is a bit of a ham with a love of comedy of all forms. She performs in any capacity she can making her a versatile entertainer with a strong background of sketch, improv, dance, music and stand up. Originally from Mobile, AL, Wojo studied theater at the University of South Alabama. After graduation, Maria moved to Chicago to improvise with the Second City and iO before heading to New York to pursue stand up. She was recently featured in Entertainment Weekly for her blog "I Look Like Laura Dern."

Theater is Easy described her comedy as possessing "a sharp wit" and "a clarity of prose." The Chicago Tribune has said that she makes "room for abject silliness in the midst of talking about her issues" while praising Maria for her "storytelling prowess."
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/