Two-Book Minimum

Two-Book Minimum

Janeane Garofalo: How About This, Jared Logan, Ophira Eisenberg, hosted by Dan Wilbur and Ross Hyzer

Wed · December 17, 2014

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

$7.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Two-Book Minimum
Two-Book Minimum
Join a pair of writer-comedians as they invite their favorite writer-comedians to do stand-up, tell stories, and shout a few drunken ramblings about their favorite books. Dan Wilbur (Better Book Titles creator, author of “How Not to Read”) and Ross Hyzer (New Yorker contributor) host writers from The Daily Show, MTV, Comedy Central, and College Humor.

Past guests have included: Janeane Garofalo, Dave Hill, Jared Logan, Ophira Eisenberg, and Jordan Carlos
Janeane Garofalo: How About This
Janeane Garofalo: How About This
Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.

Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” "Steal This Movie," "Reality Bites," "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Mystery Men," “The Ten” and "The Cable Guy". Janeane also co-authored the best seller "Feel This Book," with Ben Stiller.

Janeane was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on "The Larry Sanders Show," for which she received an Emmy nomination. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Some of Janeane's other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX’s “24,” “Mad About You," and the final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.

In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.
Jared Logan
Jared Logan
Jared Logan's contagiously giddy and cartoonish stand-up act has been
wowing audiences across the country. Getting his start in Chicago,
Logan recently relocated to New York City. He has appeared on Comedy
Central's Live at Gotham, TBS, and was a featured comic on
collegehumor.com. He took home the award for Best Comedian at the
Chicago Comedy Awards and won the Comedy Idol Competition in Detroit.
In his free time, Logan acts as dungeon master for the best Dungeons &
Dragons game in New York City.
Ophira Eisenberg
Ophira Eisenberg
Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s hit trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another where she has interviewed and played silly games with the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, Connie Britton, Weird Al, Josh Groban, George Takei, Ethan Hawke, Ellie Kemper, Lewis Black, Uzo Aruba and more. She has appeared on HBO’s Girls, Comedy Central & @midnight, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. Ophira's debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a feature film with Zucker Productions. She is also a regular host and teller with The Moth and released her second comedy album BANGS! on Comedy Dynamics.
hosted by Dan Wilbur and Ross Hyzer
hosted by Dan Wilbur and Ross Hyzer
Dan Wilbur is a comedian, writer, and avid video game player living in Brooklyn, NY. He only eats fast food on weekends and occasionally exercises by accident (police, fire). He has read nearly half of nearly half of all the books he owns.

If you like Dan, even a little, it’s probably because you’ve seen his writing or you’re his parents. His writing is featured on Collegehumor.com, McSweeney’s, the Onion News Network. Dan is the creator and editor of Better Book Titles. His first humor book “How Not to Read” is available now from Perigee (Penguin).

Ross Hyzer is a writer and stand-up comedian who has performed at the US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and whose humor writing regularly appears on The Huffington Post. Based in New York City, he performs across the country, and has shared the stage with Lewis Black, Ted Alexandro, Tom Shillue, Kristen Schaal, Todd Barry, and others. He lives in New York City with his wife and a cat who is such a lazy bones, it is crazy.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/