The Second Annual Chanukahstravaganza: Night of A Thousand Jews

A Benefit for the Anti-Defamation League

The Second Annual Chanukahstravaganza: Night of A Thousand Jews

Ilana Michelle Rubin, Lana Schwartz, Charles Gould, Yoni Lotan, Sam Reece, Anna Roisman, Orli Matlow, Ariel Gitlin, Max Dylan Ash, Rob Tanchum

Tue · December 12, 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 Second Annual Chanukahstravaganza: Night of A Thousand Jews
The Second Annual Chanukahstravaganza: Night of A Thousand Jews
Lana Schwartz and Ilana Michelle Rubin are two Jewish (you might have guessed), native New Yorkers who always get pretty lonely around the holiday season. For the second year in a row, they've invited some of the funniest Jewish comedians in New York City (where else?) to help them celebrate the Miracle of Lights: Chanukah. Hannukah. Hanukah. However you choose to spell it. There will be songs, there will be laughter, there will be surprises, and you know there will be snacks.

This is not a Christmas show. This isn't even holiday show. This is a Chanukah show. People of all faiths are, of course, welcome.
Ilana Michelle Rubin
Ilana Michelle Rubin
Ilana Michelle Rubin is a writer, stand up comedian, and improviser who often wonders how Drake spends his days off. Her work has been featured on Reductress, Daily Dot, and Play Too Much. In addition to being part of Nanners Comedy, she is also a writer and actor for the web show Deada$$, a parody late night talk show.

She loves Twitter and Instagram much to her own detriment, so please follow her on both platforms (please). Ilana previously worked at MTV, where she gained professional producing experience. These days she spends her afternoons babysitting, raising New York City’s youth to the best of her ability, while focusing more of her time on her comedy career.

One time in high school, her friends paid her $10 to dance silently for half an hour, and that is something she would happily do again today.
Lana Schwartz
Lana Schwartz
Lana Schwartz is a writer who was born, raised, and continues to live in New York City. She is a member of the sketch teams 17:38 and Deathbird, the latter of which currently has a show running at UCB called HINT: A Murder Mystery. Lana was previously a contributor at StarWipe, and she's also written for The New Yorker, The Hairpin, Above Average, The Toast, mental_floss, and various other sites around the internet. As one half of Nanners Comedy, Lana creates videos for the internet and hosts the monthly variety show My Hometown. By day, Lana is a writer at an environmental non-profit, which means she's happy to talk about climate change literally any time you would like. For more on Lana, as well as instructions on how to pronounce her name, please visit www.lanalikebanana.com.
Charles Gould
Charles Gould
Charles Gould is a comedian that lives in the Big Apple. If you recognize him he hopes it's because he has appeared on MTV (as a nerd), College Humor (as a nerd) and Law and Order (as a nerd blogger), but it's probably because he looks like a guy you went to camp with named Ethan (Jew). He hosts a weekly stand-up show at UCBeast on Thursdays at 10:30pm called the Dan + Joe + Charles show and a web series called Live @ The Apt where comedians do stand-up in NYC apartments. If you're the best looking person in your family or group of friends, then you won't find him funny.
Yoni Lotan
Yoni Lotan
YONI LOTAN IS AN ACTOR, WRITER, AND FILMMAKER. He's been active in the New York City comedy scene for over a decade and is currently a house player at the prestigious Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. There he performs on a nighty basis with HAROLD team "Higgins", sketch team "Nipsey. and the theatre Touring Company. Yoni is also a big KNOCKER (Yiddish term) in the film scene. With a variety of shorts under his belt and several viral YouTube hits, Yoni has a tremendous online presence. His videos have been featured on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, Buzzfeed, Gawker, Time Magazine, CNN, The Today Show, Huffington Post, Mashable, Sports Illustrated, New York Daily News, MTV, Fox and his mother’s Pinterest.
Sam Reece
Sam Reece
Sam Reece is a comedian, writer, and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. Her work has been featured on Splitsider, Funny or Die, Mashable, MyDamnChannel, CBC Punchline and more! She is one half of critically acclaimed sketch duo Girls with Brown Hair and is a member of OSFUG: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show which performs monthly at UCB Theatre East.
Anna Roisman
Anna Roisman
Anna is a comedian, actress, producer, host, writer, content creator, and singer based in NYC. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in TV Production. Anna's videos have been featured on Funny Or Die, Ad Week, the LA Times, Splitsider, MTV, Huffington Post, WhoHaha, College Humor, Elite Daily, Bark&Co, The Daily Dot, People, WICF Daily, and more. Anna is the creator of the series, "The Unemployed Show" which airs live on Facebook weekly on facebook.com/TheUnemployedShow. Anna went to the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival for the Snapchat Shorts Competition with her film, "Owen Wilson Dates Himself." Anna has been to the Montreal Just For Laughs festival where she pitched a half hour comedy pilot she co-wrote called, "This One Time At Camp." She is half of the comedy video team SortaKosher, and a co-creator of the hit unscripted drunk makeup tutorial series, "Beauty Shots." Anna co-created and starred in the webseries, 'There's No Place Like Home' for Elite Daily's Artist Residency. Anna co-hosts the monthly show at Caroline's On Broadway called "Revival: Comedians Revive Musical Roles Of Their Past." Anna also sings with the Losers Lounge at Joe's Pub. She is a co-producer of Quickiefest: The One Minute Movie Festival at The Anthology Film Archives in NYC. You can catch her performing all over the city doing standup, singing, eating a bagel, or walking her dog named Bobby Flay. Follow him on Instagram: @BobbyFlayTheDog so he can start making rent $$$.​ ​
Orli Matlow
Orli Matlow
Orli Matlow is a comedian and writer from Toronto, Canada. She is currently a staff writer at the awesome humor site Someecards. She represented Columbia University in the 2012 National College Comedy Competition, and was a finalist in the 2014 New York's Funniest Professional Comedy Competition, winning the Funniest College Student division. Orli performed at the 2016 Brooklyn Comedy Festival and the We're Trying Here Comedy Festival. She contributed to New York magazine once, translating the Hebrew edition of Playboy. Her name and translation appeared in the April 1, 2013 issue with Matt Lauer on the cover, making her parents and Hebrew School teachers very proud.
Ariel Gitlin
Ariel Gitlin
Ariel Gitlin is an actress and comedian living in Brooklyn, NY.

You can see Ariel perform with her Maude (House Sketch) Team, "The Foundation" at UCB Chelsea, on season two of HBO's Crashing, or performing characters around the city.
Max Dylan Ash
Max Dylan Ash
Max Ash is a writer/actor/comedian living in New York City. He developed his sketch comedy chops by writing and performing with Hammerkatz, NYU's premiere sketch comedy group which was fun. He writes for UCB's Maude team "Hot Bird" and previously wrote for "Dangerous Woman." Both groups are/were equally fun. He currently has a show running at the Chelsea theater called "BEENG BOONG: The Great And Powerful MTA" which is about the NYC Subway System and it's really fun. Thank you.
Rob Tanchum
Rob Tanchum
Rob is a writer/director/comedian living in an apartment. He graduated from NYU with a BA in Film & TV Production, which is impressive considering he spent most of his energy writing and performing sketch comedy as a member and director of HammerkatzNYU. He currently writes for the UCB house sketch team Nipsey. Last year he cowrote and performed in BEENG BOONG: The Great & Powerful MTA, which ran at the UCB for 6 months. His other work can be seen at comedy theaters around NYC and on his laptop in various folders. Recent directing credits include UCB Maude Night team Choir and Chloe Marsh's one woman show Chloe Doesn't Do Boys!
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/