Fountain of Comedy: A Show to Benefit Fountain House

Fountain of Comedy: A Show to Benefit Fountain House

Sasheer Zamata, Anna Drezen, Julio Torres, Sam Grittner, Marcia Belsky, Shalewa Sharpe, Pop Roulette, Nicole Silverberg, Fountain House

Sun · January 15, 2017

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

$12 Advance / $15 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.

Fountain of Comedy: A Show to Benefit Fountain House
Fountain of Comedy: A Show to Benefit Fountain House
Fountain of Comedy: A Show to Benefit Fountain House at Union Hall - Brooklyn

Come on out this MLK weekend to enjoy a night of comedy from New York's best comedians, all to benefit local organization Fountain House. Hosted by Nicole Silverberg.

Featuring:
Sasheer Zamata (SNL)
Sam Grittner (Playboy.com, UCB)
Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress)
Julio Torres (SNL, JFL)
Marcia Belsky (Headless Women of Hollywood, Free the Mind)
Shalewa Sharpe (Eugene Mirman Comedy Fest)

and MORE!
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from January 18, 2014 until May 20, 2017.” She has appeared on TBS’s “People of Earth,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer,” "Bojack Horseman," Seeso’s “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” and has voiced the role of “Maise” in Nickelodeon’s “Albert” and appears in the upcoming features, "Sleight" and "Deidra & Laney Rob A Train.” She also serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights. Her one-hour standup comedy special, "Pizza Mind" debuted on March 30th on SeeSo.
Anna Drezen
Anna Drezen
Anna Drezen is a comedian and a writer for Saturday Night Live. She wrote some books, is editor at large of Reductress, and hosts a monthly show at Videology called Fuck That Movie.
Julio Torres
Julio Torres
Julio Torres is a Brooklyn-based comedian who moved to NYC from El Salvador to
study literature at the New School. In 2013, Julio was a finalist in the NBC Stand-Up for
Diversity showcase, then was named one of Comedy Central’s 2014 Comics to Watch.
Last summer, Julio was named one of the New Faces in the 2015 Montreal Just for
Laughs Comedy Festival. Julio has developed original content with Fred Armisen and
Horatio Sanz for Broadway Video’s Mas Mejor network, with his series DIEGO +
VALENTINA now up. Julio is currently a staff writer on the 42nd season of SATURDAY
NIGHT LIVE after his Emmy nominated guest writing stint in season 41, previously
writing for THE CHRIS GETHARD SHOW and BILLY ON THE STREET within the year
as well. In 2016, Julio was honored as one of OUT Magazine's OUT 100. Julio can also
be seen on Louis CK’s HORACE & PETE as well as HIGH MAINTENANCE on HBO.
Sam Grittner
Sam Grittner
Sam Grittner is a writer and stand-up comedian who has performed at UCB, Creek & the Cave, and elsewhere. He is the Co-Host of 'LET ME FINISH' and the creator @TonightonGirls.
Marcia Belsky
Marcia Belsky
Marcia Belsky is a New York City based stand-up comedian, musician and writer. In 2014, she was a semifinalist in the NBC StandUp For Diversity competition, and her web series Couch House was an official selection in the 2015 New York Television Festival. Currently, she performs stand up regularly around the New York area and has contributed to the popular satirical website Reductress. She is the lead singer of the "radical" feminist band Free the Mind and her project The Headless Women of Hollywood has been featured on Funny or Die, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Guys We F***cked, AV Club, E!News and more.
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.
Pop Roulette
Pop Roulette
Pop Roulette is the high octane, slightly tipsy, very adult Mickey Mouse Club you never knew you needed. Drawing from the #real #struggles #millennials face on a daily basis, Pop Roulette performs their distinct brand of unsentimental, comedic yet critical satire through the lens of a sugar-coated, expertly choreographed, musical sketch show.

Based in New York City, Pop Roulette has performed to packed houses at UCB, The Bellhouse, Union Hall, Knitting Factory, Ars Nova and the PIT among others. In 2015 they were selected as Comedy Central Comics To Watch and performed alongside top comedians from NY and LA at UCB's Comics to Watch Showcase. They have toured throughout the country at festivals including: Chicago Sketch Festival, Toronto Sketch Festival, Charleston Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival and at the DSI Comedy Theatre.

Their music videos have amassed hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and have been featured on Buzzfeed, Funny or Die, Papermag, Slate, The Daily Dot, Mashable and many more. They have also partnered with College Humor 2 and Mashable to create original content.

Being in your 20's is #hard. Let Pop Roulette sing about it!

Nicole Silverberg
Nicole Silverberg
Nicole Silverberg is a comedian and writer for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee. She is editor-at-large at Reductress, where she also co-writes and co-hosts their podcast Mouth Time. Nicole was named one of the 50 Funniest People in Brooklyn by Brooklyn Magazine.
Fountain House
Since 1948, Fountain House has pioneered innovative, comprehensive and humane ways to improve the lives of people with mental illness. Our award-winning programs empower our members to focus on work, wellness and social connections. At our house on West 47th Street, over 1,300 men and women live, work, and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.

Over the decades, Fountain House has helped transform the lives of more than 20,000 members in New York City, supporting them in becoming vibrant contributors to society. We have developed a model for community based mental health treatment that is been embraced around the world. In fact, there are more than 300 programs modelled after Fountain House in 34 countries serving over 100,000 people with mental illness.

Fountain House creates a culture that transforms lives. Our members, in partnership with staff, operate employment, education, housing and wellness programs. They perform all activities, including advocacy, administrative support, building maintenance and food preparation that keep our community going. Members hold jobs, graduate from schools, develop social networks and experience fewer hospitalizations and improved overall health. Increased fulfillment, sense of purpose, and stability inevitably follow.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/