Jenny's Birthday Variety Show

Jenny's Birthday Variety Show

Hari Kondabolu, Rachel Pegram, Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers, Andrew Barbato, Gabe Gonzalez, Harris Mayersohn, Jenny Gorelick, Addie Weyrich, Joyelle Nicole

Wed · January 3, 2018

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

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.

Jenny's Birthday Karaoke Show
Jenny's Birthday Karaoke Show
"Ms. Gorelick is really onto something" - NYTimes
"Frighteningly upbeat" - Time Out New York

Comedian JENNY GORELICK (Improv Everywhere) celebrates monthly with a BIRTHDAY-THEMED VARIETY SHOW & BLOW-OUT)! This is NEW YORK's most celebratory & self-absorbed comedy show!

It is the party of the year, every month! Previous shows have been a Surprise Party, Clubbing, Magic Show, Slumber Party...and more!

JENNY’S BIRTHDAY has been running since December 2016 at Union Hall, Legion Bar, and Artichoke Pizza and featured in the Skint, Comedy Cake, Time Out New York, and the NYTimes.
Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu
Hari Kondabolu is a Brooklyn-based, Queens-raised comic who the NY Times has called “one of the most exciting political comics in stand-up today.” In March 2014, he released his debut standup album “Waiting for 2042” on indie-label Kill Rock Stars. He is currently NYU’s APA Institute’s “Artist in Residence” for the 2014-2015 Academic Year.​ ​Hari has done standup on the Late Show with David Letterman , Conan , Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011.His documentary “The Problem With Apu” is now available on the truTV website & app, iTunes, Roku, and Amazon Fire.
Rachel Pegram
Rachel Pegram
Rachel Pegram is a comedian, actor, and writer living in New York City. Onscreen, Rachel can be seen in the Adam Sandler Netflix movie The Week Of, as well as Don't Think Twice, The Chris Gethard Show on TruTv, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Late Show, Comedy Central, MTV, College Humor, BET and more. In 2018 she was chosen by Comedy Central as an "Up Next" comedian and performed at Clusterfest in San Francisco. Rachel performs regularly at Union Hall, both as a writer/performer with the sketch group Lo-Fi NYC and as co-host of That Shit Ray, a monthly late night-esque variety show. She also does improv at Asssscat at UCB Hells Kitchen.
Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers
Bowen Yang & Matt Rogers
BOWEN YANG is a comedian, producer and formerly mediocre chemistry major based in Brooklyn, NY. He creates and produces various live shows in New York, including "LIVE ON BROADGAY" at Littlefield, "LAKE HOMO HIGH" at The Annoyance, and the "LAS CULTURISTAS" podcast with Matt Rogers, which has been featured in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Splitsider and Time Out New York. TV credits include "BROAD CITY," "THE OUTS," and "HIGH MAINTENANCE." He performs sketch with POP ROULETTE—named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch." http://www.bowenyangcomedy.com/

MATT ROGERS is a comedian, actor, writer and host based in NYC, originally from Long Island. He currently performs regularly at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater with CHARACTERS WELCOME in NY. He was previously an actor on the UCB Maude team CHOIR. He was selected as one of Comedy Central's Comics To Watch- SKETCH in 2016. Matt is the artistic director of the musical sketch comedy group POP ROULETTE(Comedy Central Comics To Watch- SKETCH 2015), whose show Pop Roulette's AMAZING EARTH ran at UCB Chelsea for a year. He is also the co-host of the LAS CULTURISTAS podcast with Bowen Yang and GAYMESHOW with Dave Mizzoni every second Saturday of the month at 11:30 PM at UCB East. He is a proud alumnus of the NYU sketch group Hammerkatz, and his work has been featured on Above Average, Reductress, College Humor, Funny Or Die and MTV, among others. Matt is also an actor and director with Story Pirates and a member of the sketch group Chess Club Comedy. His biggest comedic influence is Eva Longoria. Follow along with the Goddamn hijinks on Instagram and Twitter @MattRogersTho. http://www.mattrogerscomedy.com/
Andrew Barbato
Andrew Barbato
Andrew Barbato is a New York based singer, writer, and comedian. His original musicals tour through schools and theatres all across our great nation! Hungry? Head on over to Ellen's Stardust Diner where Andrew waits tables and sings the most powerful moments from Disney’s Pocahontas. Follow him on Instagram @andrewprimate.
Gabe Gonzalez
Gabe Gonzalez
Gabe Gonzalez is 130 lbs. of absolute garbage and has been slowly cultivating a collection of used marijuana containers under his bed. He’s studied improv and sketch at Second City, talked about butt juice on Inside Amy Schumer, and joined a bunch of badass Latinos for the HBO doc Habla y Vota. When he isn’t busy paying off an insurmountable debt to Brown University, he enjoys playing with other peoples’ cats and plucking his own back hair. He’s ​a news producer at Mic. @gaybonez
Harris Mayersohn
Harris Mayersohn
Harris Mayersohn is a writer, comedian and producer residing in Brooklyn, NY.

He currently works on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he plays recurring character, Stoney Von Dankington. He has also made appearances on Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang! and IFC's Comedy Crib.

Harris has contributed original writing to McSweeney's, Paste Magazine, Splitsider, ALSO Mag and writes monthly columns for The Higgs Weldon. He has contributed jokes to The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Oh, and Harris has performed at venues and festivals all over the country including Crom Comedy Fest, the Hollywood Improv, the Laugh Factory, Comedyworks, The Stand and a whole bunch more, you get it. He produces and hosts a monthly stand-up/variety how called JUST A SHOW in Williamsburg.
Jenny Gorelick
Jenny Gorelick
JENNY GORELICK is a comedy producer, performer, and birthday girl who the NYTimes thinks "is really onto something." She celebrates her birthday every month with her long-running variety show JENNY'S BIRTHDAY at Union Hall. In fact, she loves birthdays so much that she had a Sweet Sixteen on the Q Train in a viral video with Improv Everywhere that received 44M views. She was once called an "unassuming gal" by MTV, but we all know that was mistaken. In addition, she produces an all-female stand up comedy show to benefit relief for natural disasters called Her-icane that has raised thousands of dollars and was featured in the NYTimes. Taxi TV's Sandy Kenyon believes she is a "star of tomorrow," and now she can die happy.
Addie Weyrich
Addie Weyrich
Addie Weyrich is a Philly raised, New York based comedian, actor, and writer. You can see her all over the place, like on HBO, AdultSwim, Amazon or on stage in numerous bars and basements. If you don't like bars and basements, she gets it, just like, follow her on Instagram at @addieyomind or something.
Joyelle Nicole
Joyelle Nicole
We can all use an overabundance of Joy in our lives, which is exactly what this lovely lady brings to the stage. As an adult, Joyelle Nicole prides herself on being the nerd she was ashamed of growing up. Subsequently, her writing includes an extensive vocabulary (that had her shunned by lesser mortals as a child) combined with a worldly perspective (due to her inability to sit still).

Onstage, Joyelle talks about her life. After growing up in the suburbs of NJ and being ridiculed for enrollment in both Band and Asthma Camp, she attended Boston College. Upon graduation she moved to LA and commenced a comedy pursuit which has taken her around the world.

Presently residing in Brooklyn, Joyelle is proud to have safely relocated from the housing projects of Bensonhurst where she heard gunshots all times of to the renovated but not yet gentrified Crown Heights. Thusly, she has performed all over NY and the surrounding areas.

Honored to be a reliable opener, her comedic dream came true when she was asked by her idol, Dave Chappelle, to open for him in Little rock and Atlanta. She’s featured the most for Hannibal Buress and her largest audience to date was opening for Russell Peters at the Borgata Casino in front of 3,700. Touring with Maria Bamford even garnered her an honorable mention in the failing New York Times and a review by The Laugh Button.

Highlights of her career include being chosen as a semi-finalist in Vancouver, BC for NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity showcase which lead to NBC following her to LA to perform as a top ten finalist in the competition. From performing at festivals like Sketchfest, Bonnaroo and Bumbershoot, to making her television debut on Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train for SeeSo, Joyelle has a lot to look forward to with this track record. Time Out NYtold everyone why they loved her. At the close of the Incessant Depression that was 2016 she reached comedy mecca becoming a regular at the world famous Comedy Cellar. Performing at every comic’s fantasy venue spawned another article from the failing New York Times.

Joyelle’s comedic trinity considers George Carlin the father, Dave Chappelle the son, and Chris Rock the Holy Ghost. Comedy is her religion, and healing people through laughter renews her faith every time she hits a stage both urban and mainstream alike.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/