Rent Party

Rent Party

Farah Brook, Yedoye Travis, Matt Ruby, Aminah Imani, Sam Taggart, Hari Kondabolu, Stavros Halkias, Joyelle Nicole, Rosebud Baker

Wed · April 18, 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. 

Rent Party
Rent Party
Rent Party is a improvised music and stand up show that’s about as much fun as you can fit into one place. Yedoye Travis, Farah Brook and the backing band, The Original Lineup, invite New York’s best comedians to tell jokes and stories set to some of the best music in the city.
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Farah Brook
Farah Brook
Farah Brook hopes to heal you through the art form of stand up comedy. She is a recurring guest on FOX's Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue and performs every night at major venues across New York City. Farah’s YouTube video "Kiss Me NYC" went viral in April and has been viewed almost 5 million times by people all over the world. Her videos have been featured in The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, People Magazine, MTV and more. Farah is the co-creator and star of the hit web series Very Successful Web Series premiering at NYC Web Fest. She also co-created the series Prism Horizons alongside comedy brother Blair Socci. Her writing can be found published on Reductress and Someecards. Farah was named "Comic to Watch: 2016" on her own blog, and feels at this point in her life she might be ready for a robe.
Yedoye Travis
Yedoye Travis
Yedoye Travis is a stand up comedian, writer, and actor from Atlanta, GA. In 2017 he was named a New Face at the Montreal Just For Laughs festival, during which he opened for W. Kamau Bell and taped for Kevin Hart's LOL Network. He has since appeared on Search Party, Comedy Central, and Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and contributed content for MTV. He has also performed at the Hell Yes and Bridgetown Comedy festivals and appeared on the fourth season of Coming to the Stage. His debut album, OK, produced by Comedy Dynamics, was released on January 12th, 2018.
Matt Ruby
Matt Ruby
I'm a standup comedian and the creator of Vooza, a video comic strip about the tech world (aka "The Spinal Tap of startups"). You can find out when/where I'm telling jokes by joining my email list. I've been featured on MTV, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, NY Magazine, Time Out NY ("Joke of the Year" nominee), ComedySmack (Winner of Best Web Short of the Year), Gawker, and lots of other places.

I've appeared across the country at comedy venues and festivals (including SXSW, Bridgetown, NY Comedy Contest, SF Comedy Contest, Boston Comedy Festival, and the New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival).

I'm a co-producer of Hot Soup, a standup show in NYC. And once a month, Mark Normand and I cohost We're All Friends Here, "the comedy chat show with boundary issues" that's also a podcast (listen).

Sandpaper Suit is the name of my comedy blog. It was nominated for Best Comedy Website by The ECNY awards.
Aminah Imani
Aminah Imani
Born in Providence, RI raised in Atlanta, GA; Aminah Imani is a stand up comedian who resides in New York City. In simple words, she is funny. Her career was triggered by an incident on the DC metro after speaking of her aspirations to be a comedian, when a random local challenged her demanding, “Show me some funny!”

Since then Aminah has set out on the comedy circuit performing at clubs, theaters, and hosting events for all occasions. Career highlights includes her performance at her alma mater, Howard University, Homecoming Comedy Show, she was a semi finalist in the Miller Lite Stand Up Competition, was featured on Essence’s girlfriend adventures web series, the 202 DC Comedy Festival, Blavity and BRIC TV. Aminah currently produces her own podcast, Wine Before Nine, available on sound cloud and iTunes.

Aminah is a hardworking individual whose comedy is best described as storytelling using wit and sarcasm. She lives by the affirmation, “I will be a better person today than yesterday” with hopes to spread laughter and show the people some funny!
Sam Taggart
Sam Taggart
Sam is a standup, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn. He is a creator of various live shows such as Live on Broadgay, Sam's BIG Day, and Lake Homo High. He also co-hosts the standup shows Future Forms and Stevie. He's had videos featured on IFC, acted on The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, and was named one of Brooklyn's 50 funniest comedians by Brooklyn Magazine.
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.
Stavros Halkias
Stavros Halkias
Stavros Halkias recently moved to New York City, hoping to get on television and buy his mother a nice house. After dabbling with comedy in college, he started performing regularly in his hometown of Baltimore, where he was named New Comedian of the Year in 2012. Since then he’s toured clubs, colleges, and independent shows across the U.S., been featured on XM Satellite radio, and become a regular on Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude podcast. Here’s a list of some the great comedians he’s had the opportunity to work with: Tom Papa, Dave Attell, and Tig Notaro. Here’s a list of people that don’t approve of his comedy career: Emmanuel Halkias, his father.
Joyelle Nicole
Joyelle Nicole
Joyelle Nicole prides herself on being the nerd she was ashamed of growing up in NJ after being enrolled in both Asthma and Band Camp. Fortunately, these unique experiences inform her set. After braving open mics and bringer shows in LA she moved to NY to hone her craft. Her career kicked into gear when she was chosen as a semifinalist in Vancouver for NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity. Additionally, she was handpicked by her idol, Dave Chappelle, to open the Robinson Center in Little Rock and Tabernacle in Atlanta. She also finished 3rd out of 250 for the She-Devil Festival at the Laughing Devil in NY. Honored to be a reliable opener, Joyelle has had consistent road gigs with Hannibal Buress, Maria Bamford and her largest audience to date with Russell Peters at the Borgata in front of 4,000. NBC chose her as a finalist for the NBC Stand Up competition in Los Angeles.

Presently making the transition into headliner, Joyelle performs all over the country and made her NBC digital debut with Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train in 2016.
Rosebud Baker
Rosebud Baker is a standup comic and writer who has been featured on SiriusXM's Raw Dog Comedy Radio, SeriouslyTV, SeeSo, and Fox’s Red Eye w/ Tom Shilloue. Her acting has been featured on Discovery Channel and Sundance Channel, and in several independent feature films. She regularly performs live at New York Comedy Club, Stand-Up New York, Broadway Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club and is ranked in the Top 10 comics regularly performing on Roastmasters at The Stand Comedy Club in New York. In 2016, Rosebud was winner of the New York Comedy Competition at New York Comedy Club, and has opened for SNL's Colin Jost at Carolines On Broadway.
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She's a contributing writer for Someecards and a Staff Writer for Elite Daily.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/