EMCF 2017: These Comics Will Be The Stars Of Some Weird, Helmet-Based VR Platform
Kyle Ayers, Emmy Blotnick, Tanael Joachim, Shalewa Sharpe, Julio Torres, Ashley Brooke Roberts
Fri · September 15, 2017
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
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.
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Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2017
Founded in 2008 by Julie Smith Clem and Eugene Mirman, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is the world’s first sincere-and-ironic comedy festival that celebrates a close-knit comedy community, while making fun of the trappings of mainstream festival programming.
Kyle Ayers is a comedian, writer, actor, and all of that sort, living in New York City, by way of his hometown near Kansas City, Missouri. He brings his satirical look at growing up in the small town to the big city, with a unique viewpoint on his generation, our childhoods, and daily life. He was featured as a New Face in the illustrious 2015 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where Time Out New York heralded him as a "breakout star," saying that "Rural Missouri may have imbued theFirst Comes Love creator with an aw-shucks demeanor... but he has a progressive conviction praised by the likes of Brian Posehn and Canadian SiriusXM’s The Todd Shapiro Show." He will be featured on the upcoming season of "Uproarious" on Fuse.
Emmy Blotnick is a comedian who was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch. She’s currently a writer for The President Show on Comedy Central. Previously she's written for @midnight with Chris Hardwick, The Roast of Rob Lowe, Not Safe with Nikki Glaser and other fun shows. Emmy has appeared on @midnight and in festivals including SF Sketchfest, Riot LA and the New York Comedy Festival. You can hear some of her standup here on WNYC's 2 Dope Queens.
Tanael Joachim is a standup comedian who has made appearances on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and on Good Day New York on FOX. He is based in New York City but was born and raised in Haiti. Tanael has a very laid back, smooth, and conversational style and he jokes about race, society’s idiosyncrasies, and the inherent contrast between life in Haiti and America. Some people say his humor is smart and eye-opening; he would probably agree with these people.
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.
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.
Ashley Brooke Roberts
Ashley stand-up comedian, actor, and writer based in Brooklyn. She hosts the UCB East stand-up show Fresh Out! every Thursday at 8:30pm. For show dates and other very important info please visit her website at www.ashleybrookeroberts.com and follower her on twitter at @AshleyBRoberts. Thanks! HOPE YOU'RE GREAT!