My Hometown

My Hometown

Ilana Michelle Rubin, Lana Schwartz, Long Neck, Marcia Belsky, Harris Mayersohn

Sun · June 10, 2018

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

$6 Advance / $8 Day of Show

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.

My Hometown
My Hometown
New York City: The Big Apple. The Concrete Jungle. A Catcaller's Paradise. Each year, millions of people from all over the world decide to start their lives in New York City, but where did they come from? And what did they leave behind? Well, that's what native New Yorkers Ilana Michelle Rubin and Lana Schwartz want to find out. Each month, they invite some of the city's funniest comedians to talk all about their hometowns. Were there football games? Pep rallies? What about Makeout Point? They want to hear it all, and so does their audience.
Ilana Michelle Rubin
Ilana Michelle Rubin
Ilana Michelle Rubin is a writer, stand up comedian, and improviser who often wonders how Drake spends his days off. Her work has been featured on Reductress, Daily Dot, and Play Too Much. In addition to being part of Nanners Comedy, she is also a writer and actor for the web show Deada$$, a parody late night talk show.

She loves Twitter and Instagram much to her own detriment, so please follow her on both platforms (please). Ilana previously worked at MTV, where she gained professional producing experience. These days she spends her afternoons babysitting, raising New York City’s youth to the best of her ability, while focusing more of her time on her comedy career.

One time in high school, her friends paid her $10 to dance silently for half an hour, and that is something she would happily do again today.
Lana Schwartz
Lana Schwartz
Lana Schwartz is a writer who was born, raised, and continues to live in New York City. She is a member of the sketch teams 17:38 and Deathbird, the latter of which currently has a show running at UCB called HINT: A Murder Mystery. Lana was previously a contributor at StarWipe, and she's also written for The New Yorker, The Hairpin, Above Average, The Toast, mental_floss, and various other sites around the internet. As one half of Nanners Comedy, Lana creates videos for the internet and hosts the monthly variety show My Hometown. By day, Lana is a writer at an environmental non-profit, which means she's happy to talk about climate change literally any time you would like. For more on Lana, as well as instructions on how to pronounce her name, please visit www.lanalikebanana.com.
Long Neck
Long Neck
Lily Mastrodimos has been recording songs as Long Neck since 2014, first as a solo project while she was a member of Jawbreaker Reunion and now as a fully realized rock band, with drums and electric guitars and everything. Mastrodimos writes the kind of personal, introspective songs that might be expected of someone who recorded her first album “Heights” alone in her room with a single mic and an MBox. The strength of her voice and her convictions lend Mastrodimos’s songs an urgency and energy that is only amplified by the addition of, well, amplifiers. As a full band, which now includes Kevin Kim, Alex Mercuri, and John Ambrosio, Long Neck makes music that’s somewhere between indie rock and pop punk--louder and faster than Mastrodimos’s solo output, but no less thoughtful.
Marcia Belsky
Marcia Belsky
Marcia Belsky is a New York City based stand-up comedian, musician and writer. In 2014, she was a semifinalist in the NBC StandUp For Diversity competition, and her web series Couch House was an official selection in the 2015 New York Television Festival. Currently, she performs stand up regularly around the New York area and has contributed to the popular satirical website Reductress. She is the lead singer of the "radical" feminist band Free the Mind and her project The Headless Women of Hollywood has been featured on Funny or Die, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Guys We F***cked, AV Club, E!News and more.
Harris Mayersohn
Harris Mayersohn
Harris Mayersohn is a writer, comedian and producer residing in Brooklyn, NY.

He currently works on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he plays recurring character, Stoney Von Dankington. He has also made appearances on Conan, Comedy Bang! Bang! and IFC's Comedy Crib.

Harris has contributed original writing to McSweeney's, Paste Magazine, Splitsider, ALSO Mag and writes monthly columns for The Higgs Weldon. He has contributed jokes to The Colbert Report and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Oh, and Harris has performed at venues and festivals all over the country including Crom Comedy Fest, the Hollywood Improv, the Laugh Factory, Comedyworks, The Stand and a whole bunch more, you get it. He produces and hosts a monthly stand-up/variety how called JUST A SHOW in Williamsburg.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/