BackFat Variety Presents: 'MericaVision

BackFat Variety Presents: 'MericaVision

Emily Winter, Larry Mancini, Rebecca Vigil, Jen Kwok, Tommy McNamara, Pretty Sad White Girls, Chris Calogero, Julia Shiplett, Maria Wojciechowski, Tim Platt, CW Headley and Ethan SP, Max and Nicky, Lauren Hope Krass, Steve DeSienna, Kale Bogdanovs, Lynn Bixenspan, Dewey Lovett, Chris Donahue, Dekunle

Fri · July 6, 2018

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:30 pm

$8 advance / $10 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.

BackFat Variety Presents: 'MericaVision
BackFat Variety Presents: 'MericaVision
Song contest featuring artists from around the nation. Which comedic musician will WIN on behalf of their state? YOUR votes decide! 'MericaVision is brought to you by BackFat Variety, a Time Out Critics' Pick comedy show founded in 2012 and hosted by Emily Winter (The New Yorker) and Larry Mancini (of the band The Tracys)
Emily Winter
Emily Winter
Emily Winter is a writer on NPR's "Ask Me Another" and an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge. She's also written for The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs, Glamour, Fusion TV, TV Land, and The Barnes & Noble Review, and has performed at San Francisco SketchFest, The Limestone Festival, Laughing Skull and many others. Emily co-created WHAT A JOKE, an anti-Trump comedy festival that raised more than $50K for The ACLU over inauguration weekend in 2017. Emily hosts and co-produces three live shows: BackFat Variety, Comedy at Rose Gold, and Side Ponytail, is a Midwestern gal who loves cheese curds and fastpitch softball.
Larry Mancini
Larry Mancini
Larry Mancini is the bassist / banter-ist of the Brooklyn punk band, The Tracys. Their new album, Humdinger, has been described as "out now" by numerous publications.
Rebecca Vigil
Rebecca Vigil
Bio: Rebecca Vigil is an actor and musical comedian working clubs and theaters all over the country. She is the co-creator and co-star of the award winning improvised musical about the love story of a real couple from the audience, Your Love, Our Musical. You may have heard her tell a story on the RISK! Podcast. And she can also be seen in the upcoming Netflix original movie, The Week Of.
Jen Kwok
Jen Kwok
Jen Kwok is a writer and performer from Palmdale, CA who is based in New York City. Armed with a velvety voice and razor-sharp wit, Jen combines comedy, music, improv and character work to create a twisted spin on daily life. Jen’s work has been featured by The New York Times, PBS, ComedyCentral, BuzzFeed, and Rolling Stone Magazine. Most recently, Jen was seen playing keytar as Band Leader of MTV's Middle of the Night Show. Other film and television work include Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, HBO’s High Maintenance, PBS’s Asian America, and the movie Eat, Pray, Love.
Tommy McNamara
Tommy McNamara
Tommy McNamara is a New York comedian. He is a Sports Headline Contributor for the Onion and was recently featured on The Comedy Show Show on Seeso. Tommy has performed at respected comedy venues all over the country, including: The Improv in Los Angeles, UCB in both New York and LA, Knitting Factory, The Comedy Attic, Zanies, New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club, Up Comedy Club, Second City, Laugh Factory Chicago (where he was a regular), and the Lincoln Lodge (where he was a cast member). Tommy has performed at San Francisco Sketchfest, Oddball Comedy Festival (Chicago winner of Funny Or Die's Road 2 Oddball Tour), Great American Comedy Festival, Devil Cup in NYC, the Crom Comedy Festival,the Comedy Exposition of Chicago, Thunderfest, and the 26th Annual Comedy Festival (AV Club/Onion). His show Tommy McNamara Unplugged sold out venues in both Chicago and New York. He misses you!
Pretty Sad White Girls
Pretty Sad White Girls
Just another white girl duo. Ugh, I know. We're sorry.
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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.
Julia Shiplett
Julia Shiplett
Julia Shiplett is a comedian, writer and storyteller here in New York. She has performed around the country, including at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and Limestone Comedy Festival to name a few. She has been featured on the Moth Radio Hour and recently made her television debut on season 2 of HBO's Crashing.
Maria Wojciechowski
Maria Wojciechowski is a bit of a ham with a love of comedy of all forms. She performs in any capacity she can making her a versatile entertainer with a strong background of sketch, improv, dance, music and stand up. Originally from Mobile, AL, Wojo studied theater at the University of South Alabama. After graduation, Maria moved to Chicago to improvise with the Second City and iO before heading to New York to pursue stand up. She was recently featured in Entertainment Weekly for her blog "I Look Like Laura Dern."

Theater is Easy described her comedy as possessing "a sharp wit" and "a clarity of prose." The Chicago Tribune has said that she makes "room for abject silliness in the midst of talking about her issues" while praising Maria for her "storytelling prowess."
Tim Platt
Tim Platt
Tim Platt is a comedian, actor, and musician who has been featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, MasterClass with Steve Martin, and the Comedy Central series "Someones In Here". An alumni of the absurdist children's theater company The Story Pirates as well as the Upright Citizen Brigade's Lloyd Night, Tim is also one half of Pasic and Platt, a duo that puts on comedy theater events grounded in slow, tense, and emotionally honest scene work. Tim writes and puppeteers for Cartoon Monsoon, a live kids show for adults, and also wrote the song "V is for Vegetable" that will appear on Sesame Street this March. He hosts the monthly Made of Bugs: A Comedy Show with Music at the Footlight and co-hosts the experimental comedy show Sloop Jumbly at Vital Joint. Tim does stand up all over the city.
Lynn Bixenspan
Lynn Bixenspan
Lynn Bixenspan is really nice! Also, she’s done a lot of stuff. She hosts and produces the storytelling and therapy show Relationshit. She’s been on MTV, Comedy Central, and the Biography Channel. She’s also written for Fuse. She was nominated for an Emerging Comics of New York Award. You might have heard her on RISK! or seen her telling stories and doing stand-up but you might not have. You should, though! She probably wants to be friends.
Chris Donahue
Chris Donahue
Chris Donahue is a standup comedian and filmmaker living in Brooklyn, NY. He produced and hosted the long running Thursday night show at the historic 2A Bar. Did you know The Strokes used to hang out there?

When Chris isn’t at his own shows, staring into the audience, looking for Julian and/or Albert of The Strokes, he’s running around the city performing on shows at Union Hall, The Creek and the Cave, UCB, and at Bobby Tisdale’s Wards of Merkin.

Seriously, if you know The Strokes, tell them about him.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/