Oh Hi, Mark: Greg Sestero & The Comic Genius of "The Room"

New York Comedy Festival Presents:

Oh Hi, Mark: Greg Sestero & The Comic Genius of "The Room"

Greg Sestero, Kurt Metzger, Jen Kirkman, Joel Esher, Jessica Delfino, and more special guests!

Sat, November 9, 2013

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

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$15.00

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This event is 21 and over

Oh Hi, Mark: Greg Sestero & The Comic Genius of "The Room"
Oh Hi, Mark: Greg Sestero & The Comic Genius of "The Room"
Go behind-the-rose petals of The Room—the wildest, most surreal, most ambitiously horrible film of all time—with the man holding the answers to all of your questions. Greg Sestero plays Mark, who turns his best friend Johnny into a cuckold when he sleeps with Johnny's future wife. His time on the set of The Room, and his friendship with its oddball writer/producer/director/star/madman Tommy Wiseau, is the stuff of cult lore, and was captured in Sestero's fascinating memoir The Disaster Artist. The book will have been out for a month, so Sestero will be on hand to field fan questions (no matter how weird), screen a never-before seen documentary, and welcome stand-up comedians as they celebrate the movie that tore them apart, Lisa. Every ticket guarantees you exclusive Room swag and the passion of Tennessee Williams. Hosted by Steve Heisler, writer/comic and resident Room obsessive.
Greg Sestero
Greg Sestero
Greg Sestero is an actor, producer, and writer. He was born in Walnut Creek, California and raised between the San Francisco Bay Area and Europe. He is fluent in both French and English.
At the age of 17, Greg began his career in entertainment by modeling in Milan for such designers as Valentino and Armani. Upon returning to California, Greg went onto pursue acting and appeared in several films and television shows before co-starring in the international cult phenomenon The Room. Greg's many passions include film, sports, nutrition, animals, and traveling . This is his first book. Greg now resides in Los Angeles.
Kurt Metzger
Kurt Metzger
Kurt Metzger is an American comedian, actor and writer. Metzger's stand-up act was featured on Comedy Central Presents in 2009, and his hour-long stage act titled "Kurt Metzger Talks to Young People About Sex" was released digitally on Comedy Central Records in 2011. He provides the voice of Randall Skeffington in Comedy Central's animated series Ugly Americans. He has also written for television programs such as Chappelle's Show and the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen.
Jen Kirkman
Jen Kirkman
Jen Kirkman is a stand-up comedian and the author of the New York Times bestseller, “I Can Barely Take Care of Myself”. Jen is currently a writer and regular round table guest on Chelsea Lately. She also was one of the stars of the hit-spin-off ‘mockumentary’ show After Lately. Jen’s latest stand-up album Hail to the Freaks (released March 2011) hit #13 on the Billboard Charts. Her debut album was 2006’s “Self Help.” Jen is also well known for her role as the narrator in a few episodes of the cult-hit series “Drunk History” which aired on Comedy Central and HBO. Jen has appeared on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Late Friday on NBC, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and BBC UK’s The World Stands Up. Entertainment Weekly said, “If you like Louis CK, check out Jen Kirkman’s hyper self-analytical humor.” Jen has a weekly podcast, “I Seem Fun: The Diary of Jen Kirkman.” She tours as a stand-up but is based in Los Angeles.
Joel Esher
Joel Esher
Joel Esher is a music director and teaching artist in New York City. He is the regional music director for the Striking Viking Story Pirates, a nationally respected arts and entertainment organization celebrating the ideas of young people. He is a teaching artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, where he facilitates students to create and perform their own original operas. Joel is an active pianist and music director for musical improvisation teams around the city as a regular house pianist for The Magnet theater and The Pit theater, as well as performances with Baby Wants Candy. As an arranger, his work can be seen on Ben Folds Presents: University A Cappella. Joel is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Music, where he majored in Musical Direction and Vocal Performance with a Certificate of Performance in Musical Theater.
Jessica Delfino
Jessica Delfino
Jessica Delfino is a comedic musician who sings mostly folk ditties about life and lady stuff. She was awarded a “Voice Choice” Award for “Best Guitar Slinging Comedian” by the Village Voice and the “ECNY Best Comedic Musician” award, she was a finalist in the Andy Kaufman Award and has appeared on Good Morning America, the Russell Brand radio show, The Dr. Demento Show, at the infamous Reading and Leeds Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Fest, Dublin Comedy Festival, on Fox News Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld, on stage with Weird Al Yankovic in the Apocalypse Tour and much more. Jessica also regularly performs at NYC’s best music and comedy venues and performs as part of Glamour's Women of the Year at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Nov 11. Please check her out on Twitter @JessicaDelfino or at JessicaDelfino.com.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/