Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia

Right NOW! with Carolyn Castiglia

Carolyn Castiglia, Jena Friedman, Shalewa Sharpe, Myka Fox, It Was Romance, Elsa Waithe, Rebecca Vigil, Jenny Rubin, Sharron Paul, Karen Fratti

Thu · October 20, 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.
Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and director based in New York. Jena served as a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her work has been featured at SXSW, The New York Fringe Festival, The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Glamour, Salon, Gawker, Time Out New York and on Comedy Central.

Photo: Alex M. Smith
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe is a comic in New York City. Originally from Atlanta, she has performed at The Star Bar, The Laughing Skull, The Atlanta Improv, The Creek & The Cave, and The Knitting Factory. Sharpe is the co-host of Thug Passion Presents, a live show where comedians perform table reads of classic black movies.
Myka Fox
Myka Fox
Myka Fox is a comedian and writer who has been described as a “refreshing splash of water to the face,” “the funniest person alive,” and “deeply disturbing, we didn’t pay for this.” Her writing has appeared on SNL’s Weekend Update, Someecards, and a few reality shows that call their writers “producers.” Myka’s Twitter account (@mykafox) has been lauded as being the “best” by notable publications like the NY Post, Funny Or Die, and Playboy. As a co-host of the podcast, “This Week In Jackin’,” the premier masturbation podcast exploring the fantasies of comedians and great thinkers alike, she seeks to rid the world of jack-shaming. Myka regularly appears on John Fuglesang’s show “Tell Me Everything” on Sirius and the cult podcast “Keith and The Girl.” She has been featured at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and is a real threat on roast battles held at New York Comedy Club and The Stand. You can stop reading now.
It Was Romance
It Was Romance
It Was Romance began as the solo project of Lane Moore during a period when she was spending entirely too much time in police office waiting rooms, and being told by therapists that she'd been through too much and no one could help her. She started using found and collected instruments, including an electric ukulele with a distortion pedal that she plays like an electric guitar, and her own voice as her form of dealing with things that were deemed too intense even for professionals.

After her music began garnering serious attention from UK radio stations that began putting her songs on rotation, and internet fans urging her to play shows live, she decided that while she could play as a one man band, she'd rather find a backing band who could help her fully realize the songs as big and bold as she'd heard them in her head. Years later, she found those people.
Elsa Waithe
Elsa Waithe
Elsa Waithe is a Virginia native who’s been making a name for herself in the New York City standup scene for only a short while. She is the host of our monthly showcase of up and coming comedians Fresh Face Friday.
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.
Jenny Rubin
Jenny Rubin
Jenny Rubin is a native New Yorker, writer, comedian, and street photographer. She also produces and hosts the storytelling and comedy series THE JENNY RUBIN SHOW. Jenny has appeared on storytelling shows all over the city, and in the YouTube short gone viral, SHIT NATIVE NEW YORKERS SAY. As a photographer, her work can be seen in NEW YORK TIMES METROPOLITAN DIARY and in the self published photo book, NEW YORK WALK.
Sharron Paul
Sharron Paul
Sharron Paul is a Brooklyn-born actress, comedian, and producer. She co-hosts the long-running *CHEAP DATE* comedy show at Union Hall, which was deemed “One of the best things to do in Brooklyn” by TimeOut New York. She’s performed at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and NYC Podfest.

Sharron has appeared on ABC, MTV, and A&E, IFC’s “Neurotica”, as well as a number of College Humor sketches and music videos. She was also named "One of the funniest women on Twitter" by the Huffington Post. She is a contributor to Lady Parts Justice, a rapid response hub created by Lizz Winstead that uses comedy, culture and digital media to promote reproductive rights.
Karen Fratti
Karen Fratti
Writer and Healthcare Activist
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/