Couples Therapy

Couples Therapy

Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Michelle Buteau, Josh Sharp, Mehran Khaghani, Aaron Jackson, Ian Fidance

Fri · December 15, 2017

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

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is 21 and over

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

Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Hosted by Andy Beckerman and Naomi Ekperigin

Couples Therapy is a stand-up show where lovers, ex-lovers, spouses, siblings, friends and even parents and children perform sets together about their relationship. It’s the fun of a comedy show mixed with the intimacy of a private therapy sesh and a one-of-a-kind performance that you won’t get to see at any other comedy show. And it's hosted by a real-life couple!
Naomi Ekperigin
Naomi Ekperigin
Naomi Ekperigin is a Los Angeles-based actor, stand-up and writer, who’s written for NBC’s “Great News”, Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and Hulu’s “Difficult People”. She was recently named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Comedians to Know”, and was both a Comedy Central Comic to Watch and a Just for Laughs New Face. She’s performed stand-up on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” as well as the upcoming “2 Dope Queens” HBO special, and her Comedy Central Half Hour debuted in 2016.
Andy Beckerman
Andy Beckerman
Andy Beckerman has been writing and performing comedy since 2009. In 2016, he co-created and executive produced a comedic pilot about race called Inside Caucasia for truTV and served as a consultant on Jessica Williams’ Comedy Central pilot. Previously, he has written for shows like The Pete Holmes Show (TBS) and Cedric’s Barber Battle (The CW). He also produces and hosts the popular interview podcast Beginnings about the creative origins of writers and performers, and guests have included everyone from Veep’s Matt Walsh to Carl Newman of The New Pornographers. His first indie pilot Grumpkin Hollow was a finalist in the New York Television Festival/Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition.
Michelle Buteau
Michelle Buteau
Michelle Buteau has been a staple at VH1, co-hosting VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey and appearing on countless "I Love The..." series, Best Week Ever, and The Jenny McCarthy Show. Her television stand-up appearances include the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. As an actor, Michelle played Private Robinson on FOX's critically acclaimed series Enlisted and 'The Crazy Girlfriend' on Comedy Central's Key & Peele. Her debut comedy album, Shut Up, is available on iTunes.
Josh Sharp
Josh Sharp
Josh Sharp is a stand up and sketch comedian who was included on Vulture's 2015 "Comics You Should Know" and was named a "Comic to Watch" by TimeOut NY. He was featured in NYCF's "Best of Sketch" in 2013, 2014 and 2015. You can see his lewdy crudey queer musical "Fucking Identical Twins" now running at the UCB Theatre, his experimental comedy show "Cool Shit/Weird Shit" on the 4th Friday of the month at UCB-East, his gay variety show "A Gay Show For All People" monthly at the Duplex, or you can just stay at home and watch TV on your computer like a loser. If that's your game, his web series, "How Shit Works", is soon to drop on IFC.com.
Mehran Khaghani
Mehran Khaghani
Born an anchor baby in London, Mehran single-handedly rescued his Iranian family from the Ayatollah Khomeini. Ever gracious, teenage Mehran evened the score in the United States by dropping out of college and taking up homosexuality.

Honing his sharp sense of the absurd while working at Harvard University, Mehran's early experience navigating regime change came in handy when he personally escorted deposed president Larry Summers off the property. He would later go on to produce several successful shows with the University-affiliated Oberon Theater.

A quick riser in the Boston comedy scene, Mehran was named Best Comedian in Boston by the Boston Phoenix, and was a two time finalist in the International Boston Comedy Festival. At Emerson College's Semel Theater, Mehran recorded a half hour of comedy for Die Laughing, produced by Friends co-creator, Kevin Bright.

Mehran has opened for such acts as Maz Jobrani, Tom Green and Eugene Mirman. He works regularly with some of the hottest up-and-comers in comedy and has been in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival for the last four years. He has played to crowds of thousands at leading venues, like the Wilbur Theater, the Berklee Performance Center, and the Lisner Auditorium and has toured extensively at colleges and universities. A leading MC in the emerging neo-burlesque scene, Mehran plays to an audience of 30,000 each December at the historic Somerville Theater.

He recently moved to Manhattan, where he lives with his husband and his tiny idiot dog.
Aaron Jackson
Aaron Jackson
Aaron Jackson is an actor, writer and comedian based in New York. Currently at UCB, you can see Aaron in 'Fucking Identical Twins: A Musical,' which he co-wrote. He also performs improv every Saturday night with his team WHAT I DID FOR LOVE. Previous UCB credits include 'Erik Dies, You're Stupid and We Hate You,' a show he co-wrote and co-starred in, Harold Night (Sandino, Salmon Diane), Maude Night, Newsadoosies, the UCB Touring Company, and the now defunct, world-famous 3 For All competition, a show he proudly co-hosted with perennial favorites, Big Fat Fatties.
Ian Fidance
Ian Fidance
Ian Fidance is an offbeat yet upbeat stand up comic & writer from Wilmington, Delaware who calls New York City his home; Brooklyn to be specific, but you can already tell by his mustache.

A delicious cup of tea best drank live, his comedy has been described as "bizarre yet funny" by The Interrobang. A popular guest on SiriusXM radio's "The Bennington Show," he's been featured in the Boston, Brooklyn, and New York Comedy Festivals, written & performed in sketches for Huffington Post, Above Average, and Conde Nast, was commissioned by Nike to write & star in a live media presentation for the unveiling of their "Hyper" line of athletic wear, and made his stand up TV debut on the third season of AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live."
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/