Yourself, Your Body

Yourself, Your Body

Arti Gollapudi, Marie Faustin, Fareeha Kahn, Jes Tom, Karolena Theresa & Mary Kate Heggerty, Amanda Justice, Free the Mind

Tue · June 5, 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. 

Yourself, Your Body
Yourself, Your Body
Hosted by Arti Gollapudi & produced by Amanda Justice, Yourself Your Body is a comedic variety show discussing our hearts, farts, strange parts, and minds with an aim to dismantle social binaries & the beauty standards of mainstream media through sharing stories & reclaiming space. This show is dedicated to the weird, the beautiful, the gross, and, ultimately, the human.

"Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard."
- Helene Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi is a Brooklyn based performance artist who is currently getting her masters in Performance Studies at NYU. She curates & hosts Yourself, Your Body at UCB East and Comedy CUNT at Bluestockings Bookstore every other month. Recently, Arti curated a funhouse of rejection NO DICE featuring original artwork, installations, & other people's work as well centered around the feelings of desire, fear, repudiation, & acceptance.
Marie Faustin
Marie Faustin
Marie Faustin is a NY-based comedian and actress and one of the fastest rising talents on the comedy scene. She was recently named a 2017 "New Face of Comedy" at the international Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Marie has appeared in GQ Magazine, MTV's GirlCode, MTV2's Vidiots, VH1's All Jokes Aside, BET's SocialAwards and TruTV's Late Night Snack. From 2016 - 2017, Marie was the host of Oxygen's Very Real Talk. She's a regular feature in Time Out NY and is the on-air host of 99.5FM's "Tall Tales in the Big City." Marie also co-hosts the weekly podcast: The Unofficial Expert.
Fareeha Kahn
Fareeha Kahn
Fareeha Khan is a comedian based in Brooklyn, NY by way of Virginia. Her work has been featured on MTV Decoded, Refinery29, Funny or Die, Above Average, and other cool websites. She performs stand up regularly around New York and has been featured on Comedy Central and NBC network showcases. She's performed at festivals such as the Women in Comedy Festival, Austin Sketch Fest, Chicago Sketch Fest, and Hell Yes Fest. She was chosen to participate in the Riot x TBS Comedy Writers Lab in 2017. She hosts The 'Sup Show, a bi-monthly show featuring women, queer, and gender non-conforming performers. She was named "best actress" at Quickie Fest IV for playing a teenage boy named Ronnie. We out here.
Jes Tom
Jes Tom
Jes Tom (they/them) is an actor and weird queer stand up comic. Born & raised in San Francisco and now based in New York, Jes's comedy gleefully provides the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. As a comic, Jes has shared stages with Awkwafina, Kate Bornstein, Aparna Nancherla, and Rosie O'Donnell. Their writing has been published in Condé Nast's Them, and they appeared in the Funny Or Die short film "Soojung Dreams of Fiji." In collaboration with fellow comedian Chewy May, Jes Tom wrote, co-directed, and starred in the viral video Ghost In The Shell PSA, which received praise on platforms such as Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Nextshark, iO9, and Perez Hilton. Jes has been featured in GO Magazine, Splitsider, and the Fader, and were named one of TimeOut New York's "LGBTQ POC Comedians We're Obsessed With." Their first half hour comedy special, "COLD BREW" is available to watch on Vimeo. Follow Jes on Twitter @jestom and Instagram @jesthekid.
Karolena Theresa & Mary Kate Heggerty
Karolena Theresa & Mary Kate Heggerty
Karolena and Mary Kate are best friends and all-purpose gurus, here to save the day with their bottomless (yeah right, they do squats) wisdom and clarity. With a shared expertise in topics ranging from LeAnn Rimes to Shonda Rhimes (including nothing in between), these two offer results-oriented, no-holds-barred opinions and charisma to a private client list primarily encompassing strangers who didn't ask for them. Catch them together on stage, in @karobeanah's Instastory, or in a downtown bar conning European tourists.
Amanda Justice
Amanda Justice
Amanda Justice is a video and installation artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013. She has performed at the Peabody Essex Museum, the Wythe Hotel, Upright Citizens Brigade, the Superchief Gallery, The Glove, Bluestockings, New England Conservatory, Friend Street Gallery, Illuminus Boston, and the Bakalar Gallery in Boston, MA. She has had her work screened at galleries and festivals including OUTFest, IndieGrits, FLEX festival, Third Eye Festival, and her work was featured on OUT.com. Click here for a full list of screenings, exhibitions, and performances.

Amanda is 1/2 of the Comedy Cunt Collective, which holds monthly shows around NYC.

Her work uses video installation, sculpture, and performance to investigate how society projects itself upon itself, most specifically in terms of the relationship to nature and nature’s relationship to our culture. @ajustice + amandajustice.com to see more work
Free the Mind
Free the Mind
Free the Mind (Isabel Martin & Marcia Belsky) is a feminist musical comedy duo that believes every person, living or dead, should be a woman. Since debuting their premiere EP album "Men Will Fall" in August 2016, they have been featured on the popular podcast "Guys We Fucked" and can be seen performing all around the New York City Area.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/