Jokes For Haiti - A Fundraiser to Help with Hurricane Relief Efforts in Haiti

Jokes For Haiti - A Fundraiser to Help with Hurricane Relief Efforts in Haiti

Wil Sylvince, Aparna Nancherla, Liza Treyger, Tanael Joachim, DJ Donwill

Sun · October 29, 2017

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

$10

This event is 21 and over

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

FUNDRAISER FOR (AND PLEASE MAKE ADDITIONAL ONLINE DONATIONS TO): NOVA HOPE FOR HAITI

Jokes For Haiti - A Fundraiser to Help with Hurricane Relief Efforts in Haiti
Stark White Entertainment and Tanael Joachim have teamed up to help lend a hand with the hurricane relief efforts. Haiti has been hit by several category 4 hurricanes while still dealing with the effects of last year's devastation caused by hurricane Matthew. As a Haitian comedian based here, Tanael felt the need to help out his homeland in the best way he knows: telling jokes. The goal is to put together a great show with a lineup of incredible comedians that can draw a fantastic crowd in order to raise as much money as possible to help alleviate the struggle of those who currently need it the most in Haiti right now.

All proceeds from the show go to Nova Hope For Haiti, a highly recommended and trustworthy non-profit that provides medical help to folks in Haiti, with a focus in the southern part, which was the area most affected by Hurricane Matthew.
Wil Sylvince
Wil Sylvince
Wil Sylvince is one of the most explosive comedians performing around the world today. His comedic performances on COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO’S DEF COMEDY JAM, and SHOWTIME all garnered standing ovations by the audiences, a feat rarely seen accomplished by many performers.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Sylvince has honed his act in New York’s top comedy clubs – the Comedy Cellar, Comic Strip Live, Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand-Up NY and the Gotham Comedy Club.

His unique perspective on political and social issues, with a twist of his West Indian Haitian culture makes Sylvince a comedian in high demand. He has been hand picked by comedian heavyweights Damon Wayans, D.L. Hughley, Wayans Brothers, Katt Williams and Gabriel Iglesias to tour the country.

When not touring with other comedians, Sylvince is a wanted commodity at college campuses everywhere. His versatility to work clean as well as edgy, make him one of the nation’s top booked college comedians.

In addition to his on camera work, Sylvince also prides himself on his exceptional comedy writing skills. His writing has been used and featured on The Fugees’ album The Score, Wyclef’s The Carnival. He was also a contributor to sketch shows Chapelle Show on Comedy Central and Damon Wayan’s The Underground.

His work definitely speaks for itself, leaving audiences in amazement and always wanting more. Wil Sylvince is definitely a rising star worth keeping an eye on.
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.”
Liza Treyger
Liza Treyger
Liza Treyger is a NY based stand up who started in Chicago. She has a Comedy Central half hour and has appeared in Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, @midnight, Adam Devine's House Party, Chelsea Lately and Horace and Pete. Check out her Comedy Central Snapchat series Like it with Liza.
Tanael Joachim
Tanael Joachim
Tanael Joachim is a standup comedian who has made appearances on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and on Good Day New York on FOX. He is based in New York City but was born and raised in Haiti. Tanael has a very laid back, smooth, and conversational style and he jokes about race, society’s idiosyncrasies, and the inherent contrast between life in Haiti and America. Some people say his humor is smart and eye-opening; he would probably agree with these people.
DJ Donwill
DJ Donwill
Donwill is a Brooklyn based rap artist who has parlayed his passion for music and writing into a wide array of opportunities. He made his debut as a member of quizzically named rap group Tanya Morgan and has since garnered continuous critical acclaim with a string of impressive group and solo releases. A numerous list of stage performances has taken him far and wide on tours where he's shared the stage with acts that have included the Roots, Souls of Mischief and De La Soul.

Prior to becoming a recording artist he was an 8th grade art teacher and education still plays an important role in his career. Donwill has used his talents as a writer and producer to lead workshops for organizations like Reel Works and Carnegie Hall as well. He is a regular contributor to Flocabulary's Week In Rap series where he not only writes raps driven by the week’s news headlines but voices them as well.

Comedy is something he is passionate about as well and alongside Wyatt Cenac he co-hosts Shouting At The Screen, an interactive event based around blaxploiation cinema where the duo provides colorful commentary and encourages the crowd to chime in and play drinking games. Donwill is also the host of Bad With Names, a weekly podcast available on iTunes & Stitcher.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/