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.

Rent Party: Ep 2 w/Kenny DeForest, Shalewa Sharpe, Will Miles

Farah Brook
Farah Brook
Farah Brook hopes to heal you through the art form of comedy. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, NY Times, HuffPo, People Magazine, Vulture and more. Farah is the creator and host of the critically acclaimed podcast Psychic Hotline. She is a contributing writer for Reductress and plays Serena Joy in the parody Handmaid's Tale The Musical. Follow her online @farahbrook and please respect that she is verified.

Check out her solo show FARAH BROOK: I'M NOT THAT GIRL coming to Union Hall on November 14th.
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.
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
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.
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/