Sidekickin’ with Julian Velard

Sidekickin’ with Julian Velard

Julian Velard, Dave Hill, Shalewa Sharpe, Michael Cruz Kayne, BSKi, Christopher Moynihan, + Special Surprise Guests!

Wed · September 26, 2018

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

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. 

Sidekickin’ with Julian Velard
Sidekickin’ with Julian Velard
Julian Velard’s lifelong dream is to be a Late Night Talk Show Sidekick. The problem is he doesn’t have a host. Every show Julian plays Paul Shafer to a different David Letterman in the hopes of finding his soulmate. Sidekickin’ follows a traditional Late Night Show format and features performances by stand-up comedians, musical guests and games, in-depth celebrity interviews and more. At the end of each show, Velard and his guest host perform a musical number together - all in hope that Julian will find his true host-mate, the perfect Johnny Carson to his Ed McMahon, or James Corden to his Reggie Watts, for people under the age of 40.
Julian Velard
Julian Velard
Julian Velard’s musical stylings and comedic timing have made him a fixture on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another. His music initially took hold overseas nearly a decade ago, where praise from The Guardian, Time Out London, and The Sunday Times led to a UK major label record deal.

He’s toured internationally as an opening act for Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp. He has also performed alongside a host of comedians including Will Ferrell, Reggie Watts, Paul Scheer, and Wyatt Cenac. Velard has written scores of songs for the internet and beyond including the viral sensation “HP Joelcraft” which was featured in Mashable, The AV Club, and Nerdist.

His 2017 album, “Fancy Words For Failure,” was profiled in The Wall Street Journal. Velard has two releases due out this year: the debut release of “Comfort Zone”, his comedy and music collaboration with Brooke Van Poppelen, and an EP of songs about fatherhood called “Sad Dad” .
Dave Hill
Dave Hill
Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, actor, radio host, and man-about-town originally from Cleveland, Ohio but now living in New York City in a totally sweet apartment with a party deck and everything. Hot chicks come over to hang out and eat cheese plates and stuff with him all the time and it’s awesome.

Anyway, on the show business front, Dave has appeared on Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Amazon’s The Tick, Comedy Central’s @midnight and Inside Amy Schumer programs, TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show, and TruTV's Comedy Knockout among a bunch of others. He is a frequent on-air host for HBO and Cinemax and has been on channels like MTV, VH1, BBC-America, and the Sundance Channel a whole bunch too. Dave also starred in his own television program The King of Miami on the Mojo Network, which was cancelled even though Dave really liked it. The show also aired in the United Kingdom on Sky TV’s Film24 Channel. And you can still watch The King of Miami on Hulu too, which Dave is super pumped about. Oh, and Dave was a correspondent on Hoppus on Music starring Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus on the Fuse channel, which ruled. Dave has been on other shows and in obscure movies too but let’s keep moving for now.

Dave performs live comedy over the world and has appeared at such festivals as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, SXSW, San Francisco Sketchfest, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Sasquatch Festival, Bumbershoot, Bonnaroo, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Crap Comedy Festival in Oslo, Outside Lands in San Francisco, and then some other ones too. He has also performed comedy at Sing Sing Correctional Facility twice and even ripped some guitar solos inside a Mexican prison once. In 2007, Variety magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comedians to Watch,” something he still won’t shut up about.

Dave hosts his own radio show The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU in Jersey City, New Jersey every Monday night from 9pm to midnight. The show is also broadcast on the UK's Fubar Radio. Dave is also a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life. He has also appeared on podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, The Adam Carolla Show, The Nerdist, and then roughly 78 other ones besides those.

Dave is the author of two books, Tasteful Nudes (St. Martins Press, 2012) and Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Blue Rider Press 2016). He has also written for the New York Times, GQ, Salon, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, New York Observer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, VICE,Guitar World, and a bunch of other places too. Comedy legend Dick Cavett called Dave “a major figure among American comic writers, past and present,” which is pretty much the coolest thing that has ever happened as far as Dave is concerned.

Dave is also a musician who currently sings and plays guitar in the power pop band Valley Lodge, whose song “Go” is the theme song to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and the psych/garage rock band Painted Doll. He was also a member of Cleveland rock bands Sons of Elvis and Cobra Verde as well as Diamondsnake, a heavy metal band with Moby. Additionally, Dave has played guitar for Walter Schreifels and muscle metal band Thor and bass for Lucy Wainwright Roche and former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley. He also contributed musical scores to films such as Dirty Deeds, Shoot First and Pray You Live, and then some other ones besides those two.

Additionally, Dave’s mostly imaginary Norwegian Black Metal Band Witch Taint is currently bringing its own disturbing brand of comedy and music to audiences all over the world. They’ve also sold a lot of T-shirts.

Dave has made out with a lot of chicks, is sweet at guitar, and smells really great. You can ask anyone.
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe is a comic in New York City. Originally from Atlanta, she has performed at The Star Bar, The Laughing Skull, The Atlanta Improv, The Creek & The Cave, and The Knitting Factory. Sharpe is the co-host of Thug Passion Presents, a live show where comedians perform table reads of classic black movies.
Michael Cruz Kayne
Michael Cruz Kayne
Michael is a Filipino-American comedian who performs, writes, directs, and produces at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. As an improviser, Michael has been seen in ASSSSCAT, What I Did For Love, and Baby Wants Candy. On the web, he's been in videos for Improv Everywhere, Funny Or Die, Above Average, reddit, and College Humor. He played Harry Potter in UCB's Kirk Cameron Repertory Players present A HARRY POTTER MUSICAL. He's appeared in both the stage and MNN versions of The Chris Gethard Show. At UCB he directed the two-person musical Fucking Identical Twins. He was a Creative Consultant for Billy On The Street and wrote for @midnight's pilot presentation.. A pilot he co-wrote and starred in, Good Dads, was recently screened at NYTVF. Terrible Babysitters, a webseries that he created with D'Arcy Carden, was part of SXSW's 2014 comedy line-up. Additionally, he wrote for Nickelodeon's Creative Lab and is the head writer of UCBComedy's Digital Team The Backyard. Michael is the founder of The Ally Program, a diversity initiative (endorsed and supported by UCB) that identifies talented and motivated UCB students and offers them mentors and free workshops.
Christopher Moynihan
Christopher Moynihan
American actor, writer and comedian, born 1 April 1973 in New York City, New York, USA. He plays the fictional character Sean Halloran in the mockmentary 'A Mighty Wind'.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/