Atlas Obscura Live! IMPOSTERS!

Atlas Obscura Live! IMPOSTERS!

Eric Grundhauser, Aparna Nancherla, Todd Robbins, Jonathan Soma, Shalewa Sharpe, Joey Skaggs

Thu · September 14, 2017

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

$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show

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This event is 21 and over

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

Atlas Obscura Live!
Atlas Obscura Live!
Hello New York friends!

It's time again for another Atlas Obscura LIVE! In previous shows, we've delved into the worlds of SIN, SCANDAL, and IMPOSTERS, but this December, we're getting into the spirit of the HOLIDAYS! Our live variety show brings our own writers and editors together with musicians, scholars, comedians, performers, and special guests Brittain Ashford (The Great Comet, Prairie Empire), Tony Zaret (The Meme Team Podcast), Raj Sivaraman (Jeopardy), and Sabra Lewis (Former Radio City Rockette) to share wondrous acts and amazing stories, all based around our festive shows of celebration and jubilation.
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla is by and large a comedian, or by and small rather. She has written for Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Late Night with Seth Meyers. You may have caught her standup on Conan and the Comedy Central Half Hour, her face on Master of None and Crashing, and her voice on Bojack Horseman. She was recently named one of Rolling Stone's "50 Funniest People Right Now" and you can see her in 2018 on the upcoming show Corporate on Comedy Central and the new season of Netflix's The Standups.
Todd Robbins
Todd Robbins
Todd Robbins is a New York City based performer who has spent decades specializing in arcane forms of popular entertainment, offbeat amusements and intriguing deceptions.
Jonathan Soma
Jonathan Soma
Soma was born in the South, is what someone from the North would say. He cooks for fun, codes for hire, and has more hobbies than can dance on the head of a pin. His work has been featured everywhere from Gawker to The New York Times.
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.
Joey Skaggs
Joey Skaggs
Joey Skaggs is a fine artist and social activist. Although he has painted and sculpted throughout his life, starting with his iconoclastic and controversial performance-art protests in the Sixties, his public work took on a new direction. Skaggs realized he could use art to challenge the system. Appalled at the cultural hypocrisy he saw around him, especially how it was blindly supported in the media, he began to satirize social issues with public performances and elaborately contrived media hoaxes. The mass media in turn became an unwitting collaborator in his concepts, reporting his satire as news. Joey Skaggs quickly acquired an international reputation as a cultural satirist and media critic. His work incorporates guerrilla tactics and traditional advertising and public relations techniques to promote his staged performances. Few media outlets over the last four decades have not fallen for one or another of his hoaxes. He has been covered in newspapers, magazines, and on radio and television around the world, in some cases many times as different people.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/