Hell Yeah: James Cross Goes On A First Date

Hell Yeah: James Cross Goes On A First Date

James Cross, Nikki Glaser, Joe Pera, Mary Houlihan, Alise Morales, Tony Zaret, Mary Kate Doherty, Brooke Eliot

Mon · July 9, 2018

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

$5 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. 

Hell Yeah with James Cross
Hell Yeah with James Cross
Former comedian James Cross has come here to do two things: tell great jokes and kick some ass, and he's all out of great jokes. Hell Yeah is a comedy show for people who are bored by regular comedy shows.

This month:

HELL YEAH: WE'RE GIVING AWAY FREE HAIRCUTS (AND HATS)

BRING A PHOTO OF A HAIRCUT YOU WANT TO THE SHOW AND JAMES CROSS WILL TRY HIS BEST TO CUT YOUR HAIR IN THAT STYLE. IF THE HAIRCUT IS BAD HE WILL ALSO GIVE YOU A FREE HAT.

SANDY HONIG (THREE BUSY DEBRAS, ADULT SWIM)
DAN BLACK (COMEDIANS OF WRESTLING)
TONY ZARET (RADUATE SCHOOL)
MARY KATE DOHERTY (THE ROAST OF HISTORY)
BROOKE ELIOT (@BROOKE_ELIOT666)

VIDEOS FROM
TOM MCDONALD (NYTF)
TREVOR LYON & AMIR KHAN (HERBERT'S VIDEO STORE)

+ MORE TBA

AUGUST 15TH
UNION HALL
7:30 DOORS / 8PM START
$5 ADV / $10 AT THE DOOR
James Cross
Nikki Glaser
Nikki Glaser
Nikki Glaser first gained notoriety during season four of Last Comic Standing when she advanced to the semifinals while she was still attending college. Since then, she has performed stand up on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Comic Standing 7. Nikki now headlines clubs and colleges, and has been invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2007, 2011, and 2012. Nikki has appeared in the film Punching The Clown, the comedy documentary I Am Comic, and Amy Schumer's pilot for Comedy Central. Nikki also cohosts the popular comedy podcast, You Had To Be There, which was recently profiled in The New York Times magazine. Additionally, Nikki is a frequent guest on The Bob and Tom Radio Show.

This year, Nikki, along with her podcast cohost, Sara Schaefer, can be seen on MTV hosting their weekly late-night talk show, The Nikki and Sara Show, which they have co-written and produced together. Nikki is currently residing in New York City where she can be seen performing regularly at The Comedy Cellar and other venues around the city.
Joe Pera
Joe Pera
Joe Pera is an actor and writer, known for The Pancake Breakfast Critic (2014), Joe Pera Talks with You (2018) and The Perfect Week (2014).
Mary Houlihan
Mary Houlihan
Mary Houlihan is a Brooklyn-based comedy writer, performer, artist, animator, and blonde woman. You might have seen or heard her on Difficult People, The Best Show With Tom Scharpling, or that one Martin Shkreli vid. Her writing, videos, and animation have appeared on Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Seriously.TV, and Reductress. She has been featured as a comedian to keep your li'l eyes on in Paste Magazine, TimeOut, Splitsider, Impose, and Bedford & Bowery. You can see her host the monthly shows Cartoon Monsoon, an episodic play with puppets 'n' stuff, and Future Forms, a stand-up/character/"???" showcase, both in Brooklyn.
Alise Morales
Alise Morales
Alise Morales is a comedy writer and performer. She is an improviser on UCBT's Lloyd Night, and a contributing writer for websites such as Betches and Reductress. In 2012 she was featured a featured standup in MTVU's College Quickies series and she is a member of the video sketch trio Horrible Insane Girl, which premiered on IFC's Comedy Crib in May 2015. She is one of the hosts of the Important Shit That Doesn't Matter podcast as well as many live shows including Cool Show (not lame) and The Roast of Your 15 Year Old Self. You can see her performing all over the city and in festivals across the country.
Tony Zaret
Tony Zaret
Just in case you are ready to go “berserkatroid bananas,” New York City comedian Tony Zaret is the only man capable of showing you exactly what that feels like. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zaret delivers a comedy style that is unmatched in NYC. In fact, his stage presence is so unusual that he can aptly be described as the Great White Buffalo of comedy (Ted Nugent reference will make sense later).
Zaret is a writer/producer for the USA Network, where he has been working, barring a stint at ABC, since 1999. He has worked his way up in the company, just like Michael J. Fox in The Secret of My Success. After preliminary flirtations with stand-up in NYC, Zaret moved to LA in 2007, where he decided to take the art form more seriously. Unfortunately, after six months Zaret was drained, and he took a break from comedy.
His efforts in stand-up would be put on hold until December, 2010, when he moved back to NYC and started getting on stage every night. Zaret believes that his growth as a stand-up did not really begin until he bombed at some of the tougher, more depressing open mics in NYC (and there are plenty of those). He started to experiment with creative ways to elicit laughter on stage, and after some time, he was at a stylistic crossroads: he realized he had to “either say crazy bullshit, or say real stuff, [but not] both.” He decided to say crazy bullshit.
This was a wise decision, because not only is Zaret’s crazy bullshit hilarious, but it provides a welcome, unique respite from the real stories many comedians tell. Zaret is extremely high-energy, and he comes at the audience hard from the beginning, firing off multiple rounds of endearing nonsense. He is “Double Live Gonzo,” like Tia Carrere in Wayne’s World. He is the type of comedian that will break open a room full of tired, jaded comedians and leave no knee unslapped.
Zaret has an interesting catalog of influences. Among Steve Martin and Norm Macdonald, he also lists 1970’s rock groups like Ted Nugent and the J. Geils Band. Zaret takes pleasure in Ted Nugent’s insane on-stage rants, and he claims that they fortify his unpredictable, rapid-fire comedic persona. So prepare for the heat when Zaret is on the cast list, because, as Ted Nugent once said, “Anybody wants to get mellow, you can turn around and get the fuck outta here, alright!”
Mary Kate Doherty
Mary Kate Doherty
Mary Kate really loves attention, so much so that she had a lip ring for 5 months in 2010. She is a comedian and artist located in Brooklyn and she desperately wants you to like her. She wants you to know this has nothing to do with her parents divorce. MTV, PIT, UCB. You can follow her on instagram: @gotnutmilk or twitter: @marykatedirty
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/