Friends Who Folk & Friends: Album Release

Friends Who Folk & Friends: Album Release

Rachel Wenitsky, Ned Riseley, Bowen Yang, Catherine Cohen, Larry Owens, Tim Platt

Sun · October 14, 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 comedian appearances subject to change without notice

Friends Who Folk
Friends Who Folk
Comedic folk duo Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley) host an evening of comedy, folk, and friendship to celebrate the release of their new album, with help from some beautiful guests!

Part concert, part variety show, part seance, all deranged, Friends Who Folk & Friends invites audiences to explore the power of music - its ability to transform, numb, and alienate. We are friends and we love to folk.
Rachel Wenitsky
Rachel Wenitsky
Rachel Wenitsky is a writer and actor in NYC. She is the deputy editor at Reductress, as well as a writer and co-host of the Reductress podcast Mouth Time! She is also the head writer of The Story Pirates Podcast on Gimlet media. In April 2018 she guest wrote on two episodes of Saturday Night Live.

As a performer, she is one half of the musical comedy duo Friends Who Folk (The New Yorker Shorts & Murmurs). They perform all over the city and are in the process of producing their first EP. She is also a voice actor and singer on The Story Pirates Podcast and a member of the musical group Pop Roulette (Comedy Central Comics to Watch).

Rachel has been on *TeLiViSiOn* on The Good Fight and Elementary, and most recently shot a role in the upcoming film Luce, starring Naomi Watts.

She has a BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and also trained in sketch and improv at UCB if that's something you're into!
Ned Riseley
Ned Riseley
Ned Riseley is a performer and writer. Acting credits include the Broadway revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation and premieres of the musicals Poster Boy and Unknown Soldier at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He is one half of the comedy duo Friends Who Folk, which Paste Magazine called "a crazy insanely madly unbelievably inconceivably unthinkably good faux-folk band." Their #content has been featured in The New Yorker, Splitsider, Paste, and Glamour, and they have performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Caroline's, Club Cumming, and Union Hall.
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.
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen is a comedian, actor, voiceover artist, and poet living in Brooklyn. She performs on a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and hosts the monthly variety show It's A Guy Thing at Union Hall, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." Her work has been featured on Splitsider, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, New York Mag's The Cut, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and The New York Comedy Festival. Follow her @catccohen for tweets and Instagram poetry.
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.
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.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/