Deep-er-ness

Deep-er-ness

Janelle James, Kevin Avery, Doug Smith, Joe Zimmerman

Tue · June 28, 2016

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

$7 Advance / $10 Day of Show

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.

Deep-er-ness
Deep-er-ness
Stand-up comedy, but deeper...er.

Host Joe Zimmerman presents his favorite comedians for stand up sets that explore the more meaningful topics (i.e. philosophy, psychology, religion, environment, economy, death, love, childhood, race, history, social commentary, current events, personal stories, etc). After each set, Joe and the comic sit down for a “deep talk,” in which Joe and the featured comic sit awkwardly close and Joe asks them a few ridiculous questions.

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.
Kevin Avery
Kevin Avery
KEVIN AVERY is a stand up comedian and a writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He has also had the distinction of being the head writer on the critically acclaimed and criminally short FX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. His other television writing credits include VH1′s Best Week Ever. Originally from San Francisco, CA, Kevin’s high-energy brand of stand up has been called “as rare and magical as a sparkle-unicorn doing West Side Story choreography under a liquid light show,” by the SF Weekly.

Kevin has been praised by the Oakland Tribune for his “sharp-witted” style and “impressive physical comedy.” Of his animated style of stand up and storytelling, the San Francisco Chronicle raves, “Avery is Amazing!” His debut comedy CD, Hardcore, recorded live at the Punchline in San Francisco, is available on iTunes and at RoofTopComedy.com

Kevin is the writer, star and executive producer of the award-winning short film Thugs, The Musical, about a frustrated, sightly delusional, and extremely non-urban black actor who writes, directs & stars in a disastrous musical to prove to Hollywood and the world that he can “act black.” The Dallas Weekly calls it an “uproariously funny mockumentary,” and the Texas Black Film Festival director declared it to be “hands down, THE funniest and wittiest film at the TBFF 2012 Fest! Welcome to a new generation of black social parody.” Thugs, The Musical is the winner of the Audience Award for Best Film at 2012 LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and the 2012 MIX International Film Festival, Best Short Film at the 2012 Montgomery Film Festival, Best Comedy Film at the 2012 San Francisco Black Film Festival, and the winner of both Best Short and Best in Show at the 2012 Tupelo Film Festival.

Kevin also wrote, produced and stars in the popular web videos Black Guys on a Beautiful Day and Not in a Gay Way. He is the creator of the web series, Kevin Avery’s Obsessed, the pilot of which was featured on MSN’s The Bubble. (Episode 1) (Episode 2)
Doug Smith
Doug Smith
Doug Smith is a New York comic who recently made his late night debut on CONAN. Following his selection as a New Face at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival in 2013, he's been featured at the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the NY Comedy Festival. Doug co-hosts the stand-up/variety show See You in Hell which The Comedy Bureau listed in the Top 100 Best Things in Comedy. A finalist in both Caroline's March Madness competition and NY's Funniest competition on Seeso, Doug is also the creator and star of the web series Secret Weapon, a finalist at the Channel 101 festival. In addition to CONAN, Doug's TV appearances include Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, Uproarious on Fuse, and the new season of This Is Not Happening on Comedy Central.
Joe Zimmerman
Joe Zimmerman
Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with a wide-eyed, aw-shucks demeanor, 2013 was a big year for New York City-based comedian Joe Zimmerman. In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, he made his late night debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and was chosen as one of the acclaimed New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal. Buzzfeed named him a top comic to watch, saying “…Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic.” and “You’d be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable show.”

In 2014 he recorded a Half Hour Special which aired on Comedy Central July 25th, as well as being a featured performer on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing, where he drew praise from Roseanne & Russell Peters. 2014 also saw the release of his debut solo album, “Smiling at Wolves” which reached #2 on the i-Tunes comedy charts.

Joe is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, who toured from 2008-2012 and recorded two albums. Joe grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from Davidson College in 2005.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/