Struggle Bus LIVE!

Struggle Bus LIVE!

Josh Gondelman, Mychal Denzel Smith, Molly Knefel, Katharine Heller, Sally Tamarkin

Wed · October 25, 2017

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$10 Advance / $12 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.

Struggle Bus LIVE!
Struggle Bus LIVE!
The Struggle Bus LIVE with special guests Josh Gondelman, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Molly Knefel

Your favorite advice podcast is coming to the stage. Climb aboard the Struggle Bus with Kate and Sally who are here to fix your lives — live! Along with special guest co-hosts Josh Gondelman, Mychal Denzel Smith, and Molly Knefel, we'll answer listener emails and audience questions, play some games, and share lots of feelings and lots of opinions.
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. This spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly.
Mychal Denzel Smith
Mychal Denzel Smith
“His writing promises to spark some very important conversations that can help us better understand what it means to be, among other things, young, black, and male,” says Marc Lamont Hill, the host of HuffPost Live. That’s as real as it gets when it comes to Mychal Denzel Smith. A Knobler Fellow at The Nation Institute, and a contributing writer for The Nation Magazine and others, this young, up-and-coming thought leader faces issues of politics, race, gender, hip-hop, and black male identity head-on–and he doesn’t mince words. Whether he’s taking on the killing of Trayvon Martin or the growing movement in Ferguson, his work is widely known and respected as one of the leading voices on racial justice, appearing in publications like The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Guardian. He was named by Ebony Magazine’s as “What’s Next” in politics and civil rights for 2014, was included as one of Planned Parenthhood’s 99 Dreamkeepers for Black History Month in 2015, made the list of New Social Justice Leaders by Sean Combs’ Revolt TV, and was also recognized among The Root 100.

Mychal is also a TV commentator and public speaker, appearing on Al Jazeera America, CNN, HuffPost Live, and MSNBC. Like in his writing, he speaks with a passion and forthrightness that is a breath of fresh air for audiences. Mychal embodies what it means to be a young thought leader; he believes that the next generation deserves better, and that we should do better. Most importantly, he makes us believe that we can.
Molly Knefel
Molly Knefel is a writer and co-host of Radio Dispatch, a daily lefty political podcast. She has written for Rolling Stone, the Nation, and the Guardian, and has appeared in the web-series-turned-HBO-show High Maintenance. She also teaches drama at an after school program in the Bronx.
Katharine Heller
Katharine Heller
Katharine Heller is an actor, writer, playwright, storyteller, podcaster and voiceover artist, and has been seen/heard in various TV commercials. She is the playwright of The Boy in the Basement, based on the satirical romance novel she also wrote, which premiered to critical acclaim at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2008. She returned to the Fringe Festival in 2010 with her one woman show, My Dad’s Crazier Than Your Dad: A Scientific Inquiry. Katharine is the host of the storytelling podcast Tell The Bartender (featured on NPR's Guide to Great Podcasts, named Top 10 NYC Based Podcasts by Brokelyn), and the Founder/Owner/Receptionist/CEO/Office Manager/President/Vice President/Janitor/Assistant Business Development Strategist of The Podcast Shop, which produces countless (ok, 8) amazing podcasts. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, petting your dog on the street, making personalized action figures for friends and ice skating. SAG-AFTRA/AEA www.katharineheller.com
Sally Tamarkin
Sally Tamarkin
Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) is a writer, editor, and apple (the fruit) enthusiast living in Brooklyn. She is the co-creator of the weekly advice podcast The Struggle Bus and she came in ninth place in the 1988 New Haven, CT citywide spelling bee. She is a frequent co-host on the political comedy podcast Citizen Radio as part of Lady Power Hour.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/