Decolonize Your Mind

Decolonize Your Mind

Karen Chee, Larry Owens, Fareeha Khan, Rachel Pegram, Mitra Jouhari, Jes Tom, Bowen Yang

Sun · July 15, 2018

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

$8 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. 

Decolonize Your Mind
Decolonize Your Mind
Decolonize Your Mind is the comedy variety show of your dreams! Come and laugh as everyone's favorite twins Larry Owens and Karen Chee host some of New York's funniest comedians...just for YOU!
Karen Chee
Karen Chee
Karen Chee is a comedy writer/performer who contributes regularly to The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Splitsider. She has also written for Reductress, Shondaland, Funny or Die, and The Washington Post. Around town, Karen does sketch comedy with Lo-Fi and improv with anyone who will let her.
Larry Owens
Larry Owens
Larry is a performer, writer, director, and comedian residing in New York City.

He is a staff writer on upcoming TruTV show Paid Off, where the winner of each show will receive full student loan debt relief. Awesome!

Larry recently completed his first feature film, To Dust, opposite Matthew Broderick. Named one of TimeOutNY's "comedians we're obsessed with " Larry studied drama and improvisation at the School at Steppenwolf.
Fareeha Khan
Fareeha Khan
Fareeha Khan is a comedian based in Brooklyn, NY by way of Virginia. She performs around NYC regularly. She was lucky to be one of eight comedians chosen to participate in the Riot x TBS comedy writers lab in 2017. She's written and performed original content about the Muslim American experience for MTV Decoded. She co-hosts 'Sup, a bi-monthly show and a weekly open mic featuring female, queer, and gender non-conforming performers. The show has been called "a phenomenon: a wildly supportive, female-driven event" by the Stellar Underground.
Rachel Pegram
Rachel Pegram
Rachel Pegram is a comedian, actor, writer, and singer living in New York. Rachel was born and raised in Denton, Texas. She's appeared in videos and sketches for MTV, CollegeHumor, Above Average, The Scene, Mashable, Refinery29 and more. She is on the sketch group Lo-Fi NYC which performs monthly shows at Under St. Mark’s and she also hosts a late night-esque variety show with her comedy partner Rachel Joravsky called That Shit Ray monthly. She's also on a house team at UCB.
Mitra Jouhari
Mitra Jouhari
Mitra Jouhari is a writer/comedian who lives in Brooklyn. Upcoming projects include an Adult Swim pilot called "Three Busy Debras" (which she co-wrote, co-starred, and co-produced with Sandy Honig and Alyssa Stonoha), writing for "High Maintenance" on HBO, and co-starring in the independent feature "F1", directed by Shahrzad Davani. She has written for "Miracle Workers" on TBS, "The President Show" on Comedy Central, and prior to that was a staffer at "Full Frontal w/ Samantha Bee" on TBS. TV/Film Credits include: "The Big Sick", "Broad City", "Friends From College", "Full Frontal", as well as videos for the New Yorker, IFC, Comedy Central, Above Average, Refinery29's RIOT, and more. Her writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, American Bystander, McSweeney's, Reductress, Flaunt Magazine, Reality Beach, Splitsider, and Rookie. She co-hosts the monthly live show "It's a Guy Thing" at Union Hall. She is from Ohio which is why she is nice.
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.
Bowen Yang
Bowen Yang
Bowen Yang is a comedian, producer and formerly a mediocre chemistry major based in Brooklyn, NY. He creates and produces various live shows in New York, including "Live on Broadgay" at Littlefield, "Lake Homo High" at The Annoyance, and the "Las Culturistas" podcast with Matt Rogers. TV credits include "Broad City," "The Outs" and "High Maintenance.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/