BackFat Variety

BackFat Variety

Emily Winter, Janelle James, Dan Perlman, Ana Fabrega, Brett Davis, Chris Calogero, Kerry Coddett

Tue · May 8, 2018

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

$6 Advance / $8 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.

BackFat Variety
BackFat Variety
BackFat is a Time Out Critics' Pick comedic monthly variety show that's been going strong since 2012. It's is mix of actually-good standup, actually-funny music, and not-boring comedic readings.


Tix are $6 online and $8 at the door. The show is hosted by Larry Mancini (of the punk band The Tracys—now playing on the radio!) and Emily Winter (writer for NPR's "Ask Me Another," The New Yorker).
Emily Winter
Emily Winter
Emily Winter is a comedian, writer, and NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge. She's written for Glamour, TV Land, Fusion TV, has performed in the San Francisco SketchFest, and co-created WHAT A JOKE, an anti-Trump comedy festival that raised more than $50K for The ACLU. Emily was raised in the Midwest on cheese and fastpitch softball.
Janelle James
Janelle James
Janelle James is a Caribbean-born comedian and writer living in New York. She has performed all over the country and in the best clubs, including the LAUGH FACTORY, GOTHAM, HELIUM and CAROLINE’S ON BROADWAY. She has also traveled extensively as the feature act with Hannibal Buress, Todd Barry, Rob Delaney and many others. Janelle can be seen on NBC SEESO'S NIGHT TRAIN WITH WYATT CENAC, @MIDNIGHT on COMEDY CENTRAL and UPROARIOUS ON FUSE (2016). She was included in the JUST FOR LAUGHS MONTREAL’S New Faces category for 2016, named one of the THE 50 MOST FUNNY PEOPLE IN BROOKLYN 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in the THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE PORTLAND TRIBUTE and TIMEOUT MAGAZINE.
Dan Perlman
Dan Perlman
Dan co-created and wrote an animated series, "That's My Bus!", that won 1st place at the 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival's Set To Screen Contest. Dan writes for Sirius XM's Bennington and has worked as comedy contributor for Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk Radio.
Ana Fabrega
Ana Fabrega
Ana Fabrega is a comedian in New York City. She produces, hosts, and performs at comedy venues and art spaces around the city. She hosts a monthly show on the first Sunday of every month at Starr Bar in Brooklyn at 8pm called Sundays with Ana. She was selected for Just For Laughs “New Faces: Characters” 2017 and for Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” for the 2016 New York Comedy Festival. The New York Times describes Ana as “an inventive performer with a knack for off-kilter characters.”

Ana is currently a writer on The Chris Gethard Show on truTV. She has appeared on IFC’s Portlandia, truTV's At Home with Amy Sedaris, TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, Comedy Central’s “Sunset Peak" and “Alternatino,” Chestnut Walnut’s “Little Banks on Wall Street,” MNN's The Special Without Brett Davis, IFC’s “Boy Band,” and various videos for Mas Mejor. She writes and stars in the web series “Jana & Shasta”(New York Television Festival), and wrote the comedy zines “The Truth About Pangaea" and “The Truth About Pangaea II” published by Social Malpractice Publishing. She was a finalist in the 2015 Andy Kaufman Awards. In January 2016, she was part of Ars Nova’s Showgasm Spotlight series with her show “Go, Baby, Go!” which featured a variety of her characters, stand-up, videos, and pictures.

Instagram: ana_fabrega
Brett Davis
Brett Davis
Brett Davis performs comedy under the guises of his many twisted characters on stage and on his weekly, live late night variety television show The Special Without Brett Davis airing online worldwide. He was recently profiled by The New York Times, was the most recent winner of The Andy Kaufman Award, and he was named a "Comic to Watch" by Comedy Central. He also is the increasingly disturbed host of The Podcast For Laundry where he portrays a laundry obsessive who "forces guests to sit through the truest ramblings of a madman." He wrote, produced and starred in IFC's Boy Band, Comedy Central's Autumn With Dracula, The Chris Gethard Show, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jon Glaser Loves Gear, Animals, Our Cartoon President, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, MTV and the film Clara's Ghost (Sundance).
Chris Calogero
Chris Calogero
Chris Calogero is a comedian and writer in Brooklyn. He’s been featured on Vice, Fusion TV and AOL’s 2 Point Lead web series and has performed in the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, What a Joke National Comedy Festival, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and More. Chris hosts a podcast called "Mourning Coffee" where he discusses grief, loss, death, and mourning with other comedians. He is also the co-host of "Not Quite Midnight" a hybrid stand-up comedy/late night show that has been featured in the New York Times.
Kerry Coddett
Kerry Coddett
Kerry Coddett [Cah-dit] is a New York- based comedian, actress, and writer. Born and raised in Brooklyn to Caribbean parents, Kerry draws comedic inspiration from her colorful surroundings and offers a uniquely unapologetic perspective that is both irreverent and insightful.

Kerry can be seen on MTV’S JOKING OFF, where comedy news site THE INTERROBANG touted her as a comedic force with "a gigantic stage presence who belongs on television." She’s also appeared on TRU TV’s new series COMEDY KNOCKOUT and has been on COMEDY CENTRAL’S THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE and WHY? W/ HANNIBAL BURRESS, HUFFINGTON POST LIVE, and ESSENCE LIVE. She has also been a guest co-host on THE YOUNG TURKS.

Kerry has written viral articles for THE HUFFINGTON POST and THE ATLANTIC, and has also been featured in numerous publications, including ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, MASHABLE, ELLE.COM, BUZZFEED, and SALON, among others. Kerry has performed stand up at the NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL, BROOKLYN COMEDY FESTIVAL and the EUGENE MIRMAN COMEDY FESTIVAL. She’s also the host of BROOKLYN, STAND UP!! a monthly stand up comedy show that has been listed in THE VILLAGE VOICE and THE NEW YORK TIMES. She has also written and starred in her own sketch comedy web series, THE CODDETT PROJECT.

When Kerry is not on stage telling jokes, she is finding ways to make real life as exciting. This usually involves starting conversations with strangers. In some places, that’s considered illegal. Kerry thinks not having a sense of humor should be illegal, too. Thank goodness Kerry is a comedian. She is not running for president.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/