THE FINAL SHOW SHOW with Jean Grae

THE FINAL SHOW SHOW with Jean Grae

Scott Adsit, Travon Free, Joyelle Nicole, Jean Grae, DJ Donwill, Quelle Chris, Fernanda Meier, Shannon Manning

Wed · September 6, 2017

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

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Tickets available at door.

This event is 21 and over

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

The Show Show with Jean Grae
The Show Show with Jean Grae
A live talk show w/super special (sometimes surprise!) guests, music, news, comedy. Because someone needs to say what we're all thinking.


Scott Adsit
Scott Adsit
American actor, writer, voice actor and improvisational comedian, born 26 November 1965 in Northbrook, Illinois, USA.
Travon Free
Travon Free
Born and raised in Compton California, Travon Free is a comedian, actor, and writer who takes to the stage with a fearless edge. The two time finalist and winner of the Ice House comedy club's Uncle Clyde comedy contest proved he was born to command an audience from the first time he graced a stage. Looking back on the countless times he would sneak and listen to his mother's Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, and Bill Cosby albums, this direction in life made perfect sense. Travon is currently a writer for The Daily Show with John Stewart, a contributing writer to The Urban Daily, and has been seen on such shows as Chelsea Lately, Tosh.0, Party Down, House, Southland, in various commercials and has been a featuring act for comedy mentor and friend Russell Peters on multiple occasions.
Joyelle Nicole
Joyelle Nicole
Joyelle Nicole prides herself on being the nerd she was ashamed of growing up in NJ after being enrolled in both Asthma and Band Camp. Fortunately, these unique experiences inform her set. After braving open mics and bringer shows in LA she moved to NY to hone her craft. Her career kicked into gear when she was chosen as a semifinalist in Vancouver for NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity. Additionally, she was handpicked by her idol, Dave Chappelle, to open the Robinson Center in Little Rock and Tabernacle in Atlanta. She also finished 3rd out of 250 for the She-Devil Festival at the Laughing Devil in NY. Honored to be a reliable opener, Joyelle has had consistent road gigs with Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford and her largest audience to date with Russell Peters at the Borgata in front of 4,000. NBC chose her as a finalist for the NBC Stand Up competition in Los Angeles.

Presently making the transition into headliner, Joyelle performs all over the country and made her NBC digital debut with Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train in 2016.
Jean Grae
Jean Grae
Jean Grae is a multihyphenate artist whose work integrates music, comedy, and visual media. In addition to musical collaborations with The Roots, Talib Kweli, and Robert Glasper, the critically acclaimed performer, director, soundtrack composer, and writer has released nearly two dozen self-produced and engineered independent albums; her work is even archived in The Yale Anthology of Rap and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Culture.

Grae has been Keynote Speaker at Hip-Hop Week Montreal and lecturer at such institutions as Yale, Princeton, Columbia and the Kennedy Performing Arts Center. Additional appearances include NPR, 2 Broke Girls, Comedy Central, MSNBC, Vice, BET’s Hip Hop Awards, hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale and the Deadpool comic book, where she punched the titular antihero in the face.

Currently channeling her broad skill set and envelope-pushing experiences into genre-bending live ventures Church of the Infinite You, Dubbled Over and The Show Show, Grae continues defying boundaries and delivering funny, moving, inspirational experiences to audiences via earbuds, the stage, and screens both big and small.
DJ Donwill
DJ Donwill
Donwill is a Brooklyn based rap artist who has parlayed his passion for music and writing into a wide array of opportunities. He made his debut as a member of quizzically named rap group Tanya Morgan and has since garnered continuous critical acclaim with a string of impressive group and solo releases. A numerous list of stage performances has taken him far and wide on tours where he's shared the stage with acts that have included the Roots, Souls of Mischief and De La Soul.

Prior to becoming a recording artist he was an 8th grade art teacher and education still plays an important role in his career. Donwill has used his talents as a writer and producer to lead workshops for organizations like Reel Works and Carnegie Hall as well. He is a regular contributor to Flocabulary's Week In Rap series where he not only writes raps driven by the week’s news headlines but voices them as well.

Comedy is something he is passionate about as well and alongside Wyatt Cenac he co-hosts Shouting At The Screen, an interactive event based around blaxploiation cinema where the duo provides colorful commentary and encourages the crowd to chime in and play drinking games. Donwill is also the host of Bad With Names, a weekly podcast available on iTunes & Stitcher.
Quelle Chris
Quelle Chris
Quelle was first introduced as a member of the legendary Detroit hip hop group Wasted Youth, an extension of the Breakfast Club which also included well known Detroit rappers Elzhi and Ta'Raach. After a stint in the indie rock and electronic scene as a member of two bands, Quelle returned to hip hop along with Detroit hip hop heavyweight House Shoes and released Blue Mondays. He then changed directions releasing two albums with the electro-hop group Awesome in Outer Space and an album with his group Crown Nation called "Slutbag Edition." "SlutBag Edition," which Elzhi has called one of "his favorite albums of 2009" and has often been referred to as a detroit classic, led to production collaborations with artists like Guilty Simpson and Fool's Gold artist Danny Brown. After leading production on Danny Brown's historic release "the Hybrid" and scoring acclaim from greats like Rah Digga, Just Blaze and A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip, Quelle has returned to his roots as an emcee once again to bring balance back to the art from he was born to birth.

His newest project, "Shotgun and Sleek Rifle," is a return and homage to his roots. With features from House Shoes, Danny Brown, Crown Nation member Denmark Vessey, New York's Rock Marciano, and the group he started it all with, Wasted Youth. The album is a beautiful blend of soul and grunge, pulling both his deep roots in rock and his unmatched love for hip hop. As a teenager his mother asked Quelle what his ten year goal was; his response was "to fly and destroy planets." This new album, my friends, promises to be the closest he's come so far.
Shannon Manning
Shannon Manning
Shannon Manning is a writer and producer, and creator of Spark and Beauty Love Truth (improv inspired by guest musician) which has run for over a decade at UCB, PIT, Magnet, Barrow Street Theater, Standard Toykraft, and Union Hall with stellar musical guests. Shannon learned improv from the legendary comedy inspiration Del Close and loves to talk about it.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/