Modern Comedian Live

New York Comedy Festival Presents:

Modern Comedian Live

Scott Moran, Ben Kronberg, Ted Alexandro, Beth Stelling, Sara Schaefer, Bonnie McFarlane, with special guest comedian Phil Hanley, and very special guests!

Wed, November 6, 2013

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

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$10 ADV / $12 DOS

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Modern Comedian Live
Modern Comedian Live
Modern Comedian is a highly acclaimed stand-up comedy documentary web-series produced and directed by Scott Moran. Part of the PBS Digital Studios network, the series goes behind the scenes of the inner working of many of today's great comics.. Modern Comedian Live will feature stand-up performances by some of our favorite comedians from past episodes, a special screening of previously unseen series footage, and the premier of a brand new episode. The evening will be hosted by Scott Moran and will include surprise guest appearances that you won't want to miss.
Scott Moran
Scott Moran
Scott Moran is a stund up comedian and film maker currently working out of New York City. As a stand up, Scott tours the country as a feature act in comedy clubs while performing regularly at shows and clubs around New York City. As a film maker, Scott currently produces the critically acclaimed documentary web series “Modern Comedian”
Ben Kronberg
Ben Kronberg
Ben Kronberg combines clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments like the guitar, Casio-keyboard and iPhone! Much of his material has been inspired by girlfriends, who are now incidentally ex-girlfriends. Since his breakout performance at HBO's Aspen Comedy Festival, Ben has performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "Last Call With Carson Daly" and "John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show." Comedy Central recently named Ben as one of the "Comics to Watch." Ben is also the star of the popular web series: "Ted & Gracie," a story of a woman who is engaged to a serial killer, but has no idea. Ben recently filmed his first Half Hour Comedy Central Special.
Ted Alexandro
Ted Alexandro
Ted Alexandro has been a comedian for twenty years. Time Out NY called Ted “One of the funniest comedians working today.” Ted has performed on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central. Ted opened for Louis C.K. at Carnegie Hall. Ted has performed internationally in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Jakarta, England, Holland, Israel, South Africa and Qatar. Ted has been very active in the Occupy Wall Street movement and is one of the founders of Occupy Astoria Long Island City. Ted has appeared on the television shows “Oz”, “Dr. Katz” and “Louie”. Ted collaborated with Hollis James on such videos as “Kiss Our American Ass” and “Nobody’s Dummy”, which can be found on Ted’sYouTube channel. Ted and Hollis are currently creating the webseries “Teacher’s Lounge.”
Beth Stelling
Beth Stelling
LA Weekly named Stelling #2 on a list of “12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013.” Patton Oswalt also just listed Beth as one of his favorite up-and-coming comics during his AMA on Reddit. She was a New Face of Comedy at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and will be returning to the fest this year. A few months after arriving in LA, Stelling made her standup television debut on TBS’s Conan. Conan announced the release of her debut comedy album, Sweet Beth, on Rooftop Comedy’s record label. Her second appearance was on TV Guide Network’s Stand-up In Stilettos with Kate Flannery. Beth was deemed “Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter” by Huffington Post. Nerdist.com has been a big supporter of Beth, including her in their “Four Funny Female Comedians You Need to Know” alongside Shelby Fero, Tig Notaro and Ali Wong. Beth can be heard on Chris Hardwick’s annual podcast Stand-up Cluster 2013 and with Pete Holmes on his podcast “You Made It Weird” #134.
Sara Schaefer
Sara Schaefer
Sara Schaefer is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer, and producer based in New York City. She is the co-host of MTV’s late night show Nikki & Sara Live airing Tuesdays at 11 pm. She won two Emmy awards for her work as the Head Blogger for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2010, and has written for BestWeekEver.tv and Who Wants to Be A Millionaire. Sara has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, FX, MTV, E!, Fuse, and AOL.
Sara’s television appearances include Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Best Week Ever, Money From Strangers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Sara met Nikki Glaser in 2010 and the two began their podcast You Had To Be There. The podcast quickly grew and eventually led to their show at MTV. In 2011, Sara was a writer for Who Wants to be a Millionaire, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy.
Bonnie McFarlane
Bonnie McFarlane
Bonnie McFarlane has appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Friday Night, Premium Blend, hosted Later on NBC and was a regular on Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. She also landed roles in several other pilots and television shows including Gross Pointe, Scare Tactics and The Drew Carey Show. Bonnie has also written for various television shows including The Man Show, Spy TV and Trigger Happy. She has appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and is a regular on The Late Show with David Letterman. Most recently Bonnie taped her first HBO hour special, which is currently airing. Bonnie continues to pursue stand up, writing and acting and has created several multi media stage shows like The Fake, Fake Show starring Zach Galifinakis and a short film starring Patton Oswald called Sushi Whore.
with special guest comedian Phil Hanley
with special guest comedian Phil Hanley
Phil Hanley began stand-up comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, often in between bands at music venues. In these establishments he discovered and honed his unique blending of material and crowd interaction that makes no two of his performances the same. Phil's style can best be described as unpredictably reflective, delivered with sharp accuracy and rooted in the grand tradition of joke-telling.
Phil's performances at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal brought him international acclaim. His jokes were recognized in the Montreal Gazette's annual "Best Jokes of the Festival." He was also named one of the five comics creating a buzz at the festival by The Hollywood Reporter and rewarded with a featured segment on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno. Phil's other credits include multiple appearances on the CBC's hit radio show "The Debaters" and he will also be appearing throughout the first season of CBC's "The Debaters" television show. He has also appeared at the Halifax Comedy Festival, Global's Vancouver International Comedy Fest, XFM satellite radio and his own television special on the CTV and Comedy Network -- he also won the "Vancouver's Funniest Comic" competition. One of Phil's most cherished accomplishments is being a credited screenwriter for Don Knotts' final film project.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/