Book Club: A Comedy Show

Book Club: A Comedy Show

Blythe Roberson, Colin Stokes, Nore Davis, Joe Zimmerman, Rebecca O'Neal, Jen Spyra

Sat · January 27, 2018

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.

*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.

Book Club: A Comedy Show
Book Club: A Comedy Show
Book Club is a comedy variety show where hosts Colin Stokes and Blythe Roberson (The New Yorker, The Onion), along with some of NYC's best comedians, read the books so you don't have to.
Blythe Roberson
Blythe Roberson
Blythe Roberson is a writer and comedian who lives in Brooklyn. She is a contributor to The New Yorker, The Onion, and ClickHole and a staffer at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She is currently writing a book, How To Date Men When You Hate Men, for Flatiron Books. Blythe is a member of the sketch group Lo-Fi NYC and hosts two variety shows at Union Hall: "The Scientists" and "Book Club."
Colin Stokes
Colin Stokes
Colin Stokes is the Associate Cartoon Editor at The New Yorker, and a contributor to The Onion. His work has appeared in those two places, as well as McSweeney’s, GQ, and an infinite number of others.
Nore Davis
Nore Davis
NORE DAVIS, the young refreshing face of comedy, delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. Edgy and clean, NORE tells it like it is, speaking to audiences everywhere. NORE is a comedian for the masses, relating to everyone from teens to the mature adult, delivering original content, and leaving no topic unturned. From relationships to family, race, and politics, NORE brings a comedic talent that has been refined in front of countless audiences on the world's biggest stages.

NORE’s credits include Kevin Can Wait CBS, Boardwalk Empire, Luke Cage, Inside Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Ours to Own Campaign on www.Upworthy.com, two appearances on Gotham Comedy Live, nickmom Night Out, and The Ruckus. Time Out NY named Nore one of the Top 10 Comics to Watch at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal. Other festival appearances include Bridgetown and Chicago Comedy Festivals. His first CD Home Game was released on Black Friday 2014, on RoofTopComedy to rave reviews, with sales still climbing. His second CD Away Game on Comedy Dynamics is doing just as well. NORE is always perfecting his act. Look out for this rising star, as he reinvents comedy one laugh at a time.
Joe Zimmerman
Joe Zimmerman
Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with a wide-eyed, aw-shucks demeanor, 2013 was a big year for New York City-based comedian Joe Zimmerman. In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, he made his late night debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and was chosen as one of the acclaimed New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal. Buzzfeed named him a top comic to watch, saying “…Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic.” and “You’d be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable show.”

In 2014 he recorded a Half Hour Special which aired on Comedy Central July 25th, as well as being a featured performer on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing, where he drew praise from Roseanne & Russell Peters. 2014 also saw the release of his debut solo album, “Smiling at Wolves” which reached #2 on the i-Tunes comedy charts.

Joe is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, who toured from 2008-2012 and recorded two albums. Joe grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from Davidson College in 2005.
Rebecca O'Neal
Rebecca O'Neal
Rebecca O’Neal is a stand up comedian from Chicago where she hosted weekly shows at Laugh Factory and a comedy television show - Chicago’s One Night Stand Up on WCIU The U. She appeared in season 2 of Netflix’s Easy & has performed at Bridgetown and RIOT comedy festivals. In Chicago and around the Midwest, Rebecca has opened for Michael Che, Arsenio Hall, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Roy Wood Jr, Ron Funches, Janeane Garofalo, Sasheer Zamata, Michelle Wolf, Cameron Esposito, and more!
Jen Spyra
Jen Spyra
Hey Mom! My name is Jen, and I'm a staff writer on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and formerly a Senior Writer for The Onion, where I also headed the editorial video department as a writer, director and producer. Beyond The Onion, my humor writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, McSweeney’s, The Daily Beast and elsewhere.

As a comic, I've been featured on shows like Laugh Factory's Chicago's Best Standup Showcase, and I've performed improv on teams at iO Chicago, iO LA, and UCB.

I have an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Northwestern University ('12) and a BA in English from Columbia University (Barnard College '07).
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/