Cool Kids with Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins

Cool Kids with Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins

Jon Ronson, Maeve Higgins, Gary Richardson, Joe Berkowitz, Michelle Buteau, Angela Ledgerwood

Wed · June 14, 2017

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 with Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins
I'm New Here with Jon Ronson and Maeve Higgins
Jon Ronson (writer, showgirl) and Maeve Higgins (comedian, legend) are here to show you around! Each month they assemble comedians interspersed with writers and storytellers and scientists and artists who are fascinating and cool but not necessarily funny, and serve them up in a basement in Brooklyn.
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.
Gary Richardson
Gary Richardson
Gary Richardson is a young man having the time of his life.
Joe Berkowitz
Joe Berkowitz is a writer and staff editor at Fast Company. His next book, Away with Words, is available June 13th from Harper Perennial.
Michelle Buteau
Michelle Buteau
Michelle brings a cheeky swagger, unique perspective, and big personality to stage and screen.

She hosts the popular podcast Late Night, Whenever! at WYNC studios. (Subscribe where ever you get your podcasts!) Check out her latest stand up specials on Netflix, a half hour special on Comedy Central as well as an appearance on HBO’s Two Dope Queens special.

Homegirl has toured the country performing at colleges, clubs and comedy festivals. Go to Comedy Central Records immediately to download her album “Shut Up!” Not only is Buteau well known for playing Private Robinson on FOX's critically acclaimed series Enlisted, she’s also widely recognized as 'The Crazy Girlfriend' on Comedy Central's Key & Peele and Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show.

Michelle's dynamic presence both on television and on the stage, bringing an unapologetic frankness to every performance will have you saying “hay girl hay” the rest of your day.

Photo by Mindy Tucker
Angela Ledgerwood
Angela Ledgerwood
Angela Ledgerwood is the creator and host of Lit Up, a weekly conversation with some of the world’s most the most provocative and celebrated writers. Guests have included Maggie Nelson, Hanya Yanagihara, and Ann Patchett. (See full list of guest on iTunes here.) She started her writing career interviewing artists for Interview Magazine, and most recently she was Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Books Editor-at-Large. Previously she was a features editor at Cosmo where she interviewed some of her favorite people including Senator Elizabeth Warren, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. Her nonfiction has been published in Marie Claire, Esquire, The Coveteur, and Condé Nast Traveler.

Through 2014-2016, Angela curated the Thompson Hotel Blog worldwide, collating 150 notable creatives for their Influencer series. In 2015, she collaborated with PEN America for their live DIY Series with guests such as artist, activist, and writer Molly Crabapple, and New Yorker cartoonist Marissa Marchetto. Throughout 2015-16 Angela hosted a series of conversations at Soho House in New York with media mogul Arianna Huffington, stylist Garance Doré, Padma Lakshmi, Jay McInerney, and Hillary Clinton’s former Innovation Advisor Alec Ross. Now she hosts events at NeueHouse in New York with guests such as The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah. Angela has moderated for major literary festivals in the USA, including the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Texas Book Festival, Yale Writers Conference, Bryant Park Reading Series New York, and Brooklyn Bridge Summer Reading Series.

She was born in Sydney, Australia, where she graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Commerce. She spent her final year of undergrad at Cornell University in New York, and later completed an MFA in Fiction Writing from Pacific University in Oregon. She is a proud member of The Wing in New York. She has lived in Sydney, Los Angeles, the Bahamas and now lives in New York.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/