Friends Who Folk & Friends

Friends Who Folk & Friends

Catherine Cohen, Larry Owens

Thu · March 8, 2018

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

$5 advance / $10 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Comedic folk duo Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley) host an evening of musical comedy, folk, and friendship. Part concert, part variety show, part seance, Friends Who Folk & Friends invites audiences to explore the power of music - its ability to transform, heal, or just like, help you zone out and forget you have a body.



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

*Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice

Friends Who Folk
Friends Who Folk
Comedy folk duo Friends Who Folk takes you on a journey through the magical, intricate and startling world of folk music.

RACHEL WENITSKY is a New York-based actor, writer and comedian. She is a writer and associate editor at Reductress, host of Reductress’s podcast Mouth Time and head writer of the Story Pirates podcast with Gimlet Media. She performs musical sketch comedy with Pop Roulette and is one half of the comedy folk duo Friends Who Folk. Recent theater credits include Song For a Future Generation and Big Bend In the Red Dirt Dessert, both at the Williamstown Theatre festival. TV/Film credits include The Good Fight and Elementary.

NED RISELEY is a Cloisters-based actor and writer. Most recently, he appeared on Broadway in the revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation. He has also performed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, which is where he met his folk partner, Rachel. Their duo Friends Who Folk has been featured in The New Yorker, Splitsider and Glamour, and they perform regularly at venues like UCB, Club Cumming and Union Hall. He lives inside the Cloisters.
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen is a comedian, actor, voiceover artist, and poet living in Brooklyn. She performs on a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and hosts the monthly variety show It's A Guy Thing at Union Hall, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." Her work has been featured on Splitsider, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, New York Mag's The Cut, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and The New York Comedy Festival. Follow her @catccohen for tweets and Instagram poetry.
Larry Owens
Larry Owens
Larry is a performer, writer, director, and comedian residing in New York City.

He is a staff writer on upcoming TruTV show Paid Off, where the winner of each show will receive full student loan debt relief. Awesome!

Larry recently completed his first feature film, To Dust, opposite Matthew Broderick. Named one of TimeOutNY's "comedians we're obsessed with " Larry studied drama and improvisation at the School at Steppenwolf.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215