Battle of the Divas: JANET vs JLO
Matteo Lane, Christi Chiello, Molly Austin, Sydnee Washington, Rob Haze
Wed · January 10, 2018
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show
This event is 21 and over
Battle of the Divas: JANET vs JLO
Janet Jackson repped by Sydnee Washington
Jennifer Lopez repped by Rob Haze
With drag performances by Shuga Cain & Elizabeth James
With “DJ” Molly Austin
Hosted by Christi Chiello & Matteo Lane
**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.
*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.
Battle of the Divas
This long running Brooklyn show pits two of the greatest divas against each other to settle it once and for all.
Hosted by Matteo Lane and Christi Chiello
Feat. DJ Molly Austin
Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago. Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM, and also recently performed on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY. He can also be seen on MTV’s GIRL CODE and MTV2’s GUY CODE, and the IFC holiday special AT JOE’S PUB alongside Tony Hale and the Dap Kings. Matteo is also currently developing an IFC digital series that he will both write and star in, and an animated project with Titmouse. In 2014, Matteo was selected to be a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer.
Christi made her Comedy Central debut on Jeff Ross's Roast Battle, opposite legend Jimmy Carr. She was named a 'New Face of Comedy' at the International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2017. Christi's appeared on TruTV's Late Night Snack, IFC's Comedy Crib and MTV's GirlCode. She co-hosts Battle of the Divas with Matteo Lane (Time Out NY's pick for 'Best of the NY Comedy Festival') and White Chocolate with Petey DeAbreu. Her one woman show "It's Christi, B*tch!" premiered in November at Ars Nova and is hailed as a "must see comedy event" by Time Out New York. You can hear Christi as Baby Saffron in Pinkalicious and Peterrific on PBS Kids!
Molly Austin is a stand up comic in nyc. She has been featured on Tru tv's Late Night Snack as part of her comedy duo Austin Martinez Comedy. She and Christi are bffs and she doesn't really like it when people sneeze.
Sydnee is originally from New York City but raised in Oakland, California. Growing up with a backyard & a big wheel really has made her more approachable than most New Yorkers. Sydnee and her frequent collaborator, Marie Faustin, host the popular podcast “The UnOfficial Expert” with ComedyHype. They also host the Lower East Side comedy staple, Hot Box Comedy. Sydnee writes and stars in her one woman show "Death of a Bottle Girl" (seen at the Duplex and Caveat) and has appeared on MTV, TruTv, and various videos for GQ and Elite Daily.
Rob Haze is a comedian hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. In the past few years, he has come a long was from performing funny poems at college poetry nights. In 2012, Rob was a finalist in NBC Stand Up for Diversity and was selected to be part of their 2013 College Tour. Following that success, Rob was chosen as the 2015 winner of the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival and selected as a "New Face" in the prestigious 2015 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Rob has been featured on Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central, the Viceland show Flophouse and the 9th season of Last Comic Standing. Recently, he made his Late Night debut on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Currently, he is cohost of the Kanye West podcast, "The Book of Ye" and shares his gift of comedy at clubs, colleges, and corporations all over the country. He prides himself on bringing people together rather than tearing them apart.