Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia

Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia

Carolyn Castiglia, Rebecca Vigil, Katie Hartman, Pat Brown, Lillian Bustle, Elna Baker, Steffany Allen, Trish Nelson, Kerryn Feehan, Badlands Booker

Thu · August 18, 2016

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

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia
Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia
The Religion Episode!

Panelists Subhah Agarwal (TruTV), Lux Alptraum (The Wonderful World of Boning), Mo Fathelbab (The Experiment Comedy Gallery, Nerdist) and Akaash Singh (MTV, Netflix) talk about the world's least controversial topic: religion. Just in time for the holidays!

An interview with stand-up comedian Brooke Arnold, who grew up "Inside the World's Most Woman-Hating Cult" (Marie Claire magazine, Growing Up Fundie)

Featuring Stand-Up Guest Jordan Carlos (The Nightly Show)

With Musical Guest Erin and Her Cello!

…and surprises from Katie Hartman (Seriously.TV) and more! Plus, as always, featuring the music of Rebecca Vigil and The Righteous NOW!

Hosted by Carolyn Castiglia (MTV, VH1, HLN)

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“A heady mix of stand-up comedy, music and conversation, Right NOW! is refreshingly self-aware and just the right amount of raw. Rebecca Vigil leads the house band and is both hilarious and an amazingly accomplished improvisational singer who complements Castiglia’s equally hilarious and incredibly quick-witted hosting style. No, really—I’ve rarely seen anyone as quick on their feet as Castiglia, and it works beautifully with the tone and pace of the show.” - A Women’s Thing
Carolyn Castiglia
Carolyn Castiglia
Carolyn Castiglia is a stand-up comedian known for her hilarious riffing and crowd work, wild storytelling and her incredible ability to freestyle rap. Carolyn has appeared on VH1, MTV2, Comedy Central, NBC, We TV, Food Network, Lifetime, fyi and more. For two years, she was featured nightly as NickMom's “Ultimate Sports Mom,” and she is a frequent guest commentator on HLN.
Rebecca Vigil
Rebecca Vigil
Bio: Rebecca Vigil is an actor and musical comedian working clubs and theaters all over the country. She is the co-creator and co-star of the award winning improvised musical about the love story of a real couple from the audience, Your Love, Our Musical. You may have heard her tell a story on the RISK! Podcast. And she can also be seen in the upcoming Netflix original movie, The Week Of.
Katie Hartman
Katie Hartman
Katie Hartman writes and performs as one half of the acclaimed NYC sketch comedy duo Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting (Edinburgh Fringe, NYC Fringe, Austin Sketchfest, Women in Comedy Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, etc.). SBJM was recently named “one of the twenty-five funny people that should have their own TV show” by Complex Magazine. She is co-creator/co-star of the web series "Made To Order" (madetoorderseries.com) which was recently was listed as one of "6 Brilliant Web Series" by Marie Claire. Katie can be seen on the popular series "High Maintenance" and with regularity on the Webby-winning YouTube channel "Barely Political." Katie improvises on Saturdays at 8pm with PIT house team Gypsy Danger.
Pat Brown
Pat Brown
Pat Brown debuted on television in 1999 on BET’s Comic View and went on to appear 8 times, the last being in 2013, on the Comic View Relaunch. From 2001-2002, Pat was a cast member and writer for BET’s The Way We Do It, starring Rickey Smiley. In 2004, she was a regional Winner and National Finalist in the Bacardi By Night Comedy Competition, and in 2007 she won the Las Vegas Comedy Festival “Best Female Comic” award.

Other appearances include NBC’s Comics Unleashed, Sundance Film Festival, Comedy Central’s Jamie Fox Laffapalooza, Three Can Play That Game with Vivaca Fox, Guest Host Hot 97 Atlanta, AXS TV Gotham Live, Bounce TV’s Off The Chain, Bob and Tom Show Radio Show, regular on Sirius The Foxhole, 2013 WINNER of the She-Devil Comedy Festival and Laughs on Fox.
Lillian Bustle
Lillian Bustle
Lillian Bustle is a burlesque performer, singer, MC, and public
speaker/gleeful loudmouth about body love! Her recent TEDx talk,
Stripping Away Negative Body Image, sheds light on the positive effect of burlesque and visual diet on self-image, and has been shared by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Lillian hopes to help people of all shapes and sizes celebrate in their own skin and re-define the word "beautiful." You can hear Lillian on The Body PosCast, a semi-weekly podcast that she co-hosts with actress and YouTuber Liza Poor. Find The Body PosCast on iTunes or online at www.thebodyposcast.com.
Elna Baker
Elna Baker
Elna Baker is a writer and comedic storyteller. She’s a regular contributor on This American Life and has appeared on The Moth Radio Hour, Prairie Home Companion, BBC Radio 4, All Things Considered, WTF with Marc Maron, Studio 360, The Joy Behar Show and in the book The Moth: 50 true stories. She’s written for ELLE, Glamour, Men’s Journal, O Magazine, Rookie, Refinery29, More Magazine and xoJane.com. Her memoir The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance was published by Penguin, earning four stars in People Magazine and the 2010 AML award for best humor writing. She currently scouts stories for This American Life and performs throughout NYC.
Steffany Allen
Steffany Allen
Steffany Allen, aka Steffany Bready-Edwards, is a Fashion Stylist &
Personal Style Coach with focus on the Plus/Curvy/Voluptuous Woman. Bready-Edwards has worked in retail, sales, designer showrooms, studios and in production in the fashion industry for more than twenty years. She began her work at the prestigious Manolo Blahnik in 1995, starting out as an assistant in shipping/receiving and quickly being promoted to Manager of Production and Distribution. In 2009, Bready-Edwards parted ways with Manolo Blahnik establishing her own business. Inspired by her grandfather, an exceptional tailor, she created SteffanyAllen, LLC.

SteffanyAllen has provided fashion styling for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and Full Figured Fashion Week ™, in NYC and LA, Key Stylist for Ashley Stewart, editorial styling for Plus Model Magazine and has been a talent/guest wardrobe stylist for The Nate Berkus Show.
Trish Nelson
Trish Nelson
Trish Nelson is a performer, producer, and the founder of BanterGirl, a company designed to help female creators produce and launch their work. She has produced and curated monthly shows around the city for John Hodgman, Carolyn Castiglia, Dave Hill, and for the company Women of Letters, among others. She also produced and was the co-host of the long-running weekly comedy show, Big Effing Deal, with her comedy partner Beth Hoyt.
Kerryn Feehan
Kerryn Feehan
Kerryn Feehan is a comic, writer, actress and producer living in NYC. She produces and hosts the all-female stand-up and burlesque show, “Stand Up and Take Your Clothes Off,” the first Sunday of every month at The Kraine Theater. Kerryn performs regularly at Caroline’s, The Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, The Stand, and Stand Up New York. She is a recurring guest on many podcasts, including The Real Ass Podcast, Keith and the Girl, Myka Fox and Friends, This Week in Jackin, Guys we Fucked, We the People, Hot Mess Comedy Hour, and Hard, Lonely and Vicious.

Kerryn has appeared on Tru TV's Friends of the People, Spike TV’s
Inkmasters, and Funny or Die. Kerryn wrote, produced, and starred in the short film “Shitfaced,” which follows a young female alcoholic
comic in the early stages of her career.
Badlands Booker
Badlands Booker
Eric "Badlands" Booker, known as "The People's Champ," has maintained a position at the top of Major League Eating's rankings for over 15 years. Badlands excites fans at eating events by performing selections from his rap albums, Hungry & Focused 1-4, Extended Play, Surf & Stillwell & Big Man Mentality. He's currently ranked #13 in the world by MLE and remains among the most popular competitive eaters in America.

Badlands is more than an eater--he is a personality. Badlands has
appeared frequently on television shows, including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, a commercial for the website giant Go Daddy, and the ABC reality show Wife Swap. Badlands lives with his wife and sons in Long Island. He is accomplished in judo and is a conductor for New York City's 7 Subway Train.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/