I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around?

I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around?

Jon Ronson, Maeve Higgins, Sara Yasin, Jo Firestone, Maria Konnikova, Janelle James

Wed · March 9, 2016

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

$12.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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

I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around?
I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around?
Sometimes the only thing to do is to move to New York City. So you do it. You take a deep breath, you move here, you take a look around and you breathe out. That exhale might sound like a terrified scream, or a delighted giggle. Who knows? Jon Ronson does! Maeve Higgins does! Two funny people – Jon Ronson (writer, showgirl) and Maeve Higgins (comedian, legend) bring you new writing, great stand up and super fresh interviews with other strangers from strange lands who have made New York their home.

I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around? will take place at Union Hall every month until Maeve or Jon get deported.
Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson
Jon’s books - So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Lost at Sea, and Them - are all international and New York Times bestsellers. He co-wrote the screenplay for Frank, starred Michael Fassbender. He writes for The Guardian, has appeared on This American Life, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and his many TV documentaries include Stanley Kubrick's Boxes and The Secret Rulers of the World. The movie adaptation of THE PSYCHOPATH TEST is currently in development starring Scarlett Johannson.
Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins
Maeve is the host of the hit podcast Maeve In America: Immigration IRL. She has performed all over the world, including in her native Ireland, Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she's made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Irish Times, and she is writing a book of essays for Penguin due for publication later this year.
Sara Yasin
Sara Yasin
Sara Yasin is a foul-mouthed Palestinian-American journalist raised in the south of the United States. When she's not busy yelling about her various hyphenated identifies on the Internet, she works for BuzzFeed News as a Social News Reporter. She's interested in human rights, press freedom, women's rights, and cheese.
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on Earwolf and WFMU. Her half hour special aired on Comedy Central in 2016, and her album, "The Hits" is available now on Comedy Central Records. If you like puns, check out her game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.
Maria Konnikova
Maria Konnikova
Maria was born in Moscow, Russia and came to the United States when she was four years old. She is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Confidence Game (Viking/Penguin 2016) and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013).

She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and is currently working on an assortment of non-fiction and fiction projects.

Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Slate, California Sunday, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Wall Street Journal, Salon, The Boston Globe, The Observer, Scientific American MIND, WIRED, and Scientific American, among numerous other publications.
Janelle James
Janelle James
Janelle James is a Caribbean-born comedian and writer living in New York. She has performed all over the country and in the best clubs, including the LAUGH FACTORY, GOTHAM, HELIUM and CAROLINE’S ON BROADWAY. She has also traveled extensively as the feature act with Hannibal Buress, Todd Barry, Rob Delaney and many others. Janelle can be seen on NBC SEESO'S NIGHT TRAIN WITH WYATT CENAC, @MIDNIGHT on COMEDY CENTRAL and UPROARIOUS ON FUSE (2016). She was included in the JUST FOR LAUGHS MONTREAL’S New Faces category for 2016, named one of the THE 50 MOST FUNNY PEOPLE IN BROOKLYN 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in the THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE PORTLAND TRIBUTE and TIMEOUT MAGAZINE.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/