The Roast of History

The Roast of History

Matt Strickland, Matt Koff, Natasha Vaynblat, Ariel Elias, Ayo Edebiri, Ben Wasserman

Mon · October 22, 2018

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

 

The Roast of History
The Roast of History
Throughout history there have been many figures and movements deserving of mockery, yet they somehow escaped unscathed, comedian Matt Strickland aims to rectify that situation. No historical figure will be safe as everyone from Rasputin to The Beat Generation to The 1968 Democratic Convention will become targets of New York's best and meanest comedians.
Matt Strickland
Matt Strickland
Matthew Strickland is a comedian and filmmaker living in Brooklyn. He has been seen on Comedy Central, MTV and heard on Radio Free Brooklyn. He directed Comedy Central's Every Damn Day and is the writer/director of MTV's 420 Theater. He is the host of Knapsack monthly at Crystal Lake Brooklyn. You can also hear him on his NBA podcast The Tao of Hoops or read his work in the Neu Jorker or Paul Ryan Magazine.
Matt Koff
Matt Koff
Matt is currently staffed as a writer on The Daily Show. He has also written for IFC's Onion News Network, GSN's The Newlywed Game, Comedy Central's Tosh.0 blog, and was a recurring panelist on The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. As a stand-up comedian, Matt can be seen on the forthcoming season of Adam DeVine’s House Party on Comedy Central. He has toured with such names as John Oliver and Mike Lawrence and can be seen regularly in New York at the Comic Strip, UCB Theater, and Littlefield.

In 2010, Matt won Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year contest and his web series with colleague Dan McCoy, 9am Meeting, won Best Animated Pilot at the New York Television Festival. In 2012, Matt wrote and starred in The Matt Koff Show, a live sketch show directed by UCB’s Will Hines.

Matt currently lives in Brooklyn, NY without a wife, kids, or even so much as a pet. Pretty sad stuff.
Natasha Vaynblat
Natasha Vaynblat
Natasha Vaynblat is a New York based comedian who has frequent flyer miles.
Ariel Elias
Ariel Elias
Ariel Elias is a nationally touring stand-up comedian with the Girls With Mace Comedy Tour and currently lives in New York City. Originally from Kentucky, her Jewish upbringing gave her a unique perspective of her surroundings and colored her humor. Through a combination of personal stories, clever writing, and dry wit, as well as climbing into The Stand's top ten Roast Battlers, Ariel has established herself as a strong up-and-comer in today's comedy scene.

She appeared in Seriously.TV's BLISSFUL THINKING, regularly contributes to the popular humor site Someecards, and her writing has been featured in Jezebel. Ariel co-hosts a podcast called Well Behaved, combining her love for history and comedy, and produces the monthly standup show Members Only, listed as one of New York's best new comedy shows according to Time Out Magazine. She regularly performs at clubs such as New York Comedy Club, The Stand, and Stand Up NY, and has made a name for herself in the underground scene including bars, sex shops, bowling alleys, and anywhere else that will have her.
Ayo Edebiri
Ayo Edebiri
Ayo is a Boston born, Brooklyn based comedian and writer. She wasn't good enough for the Celtics, but is making this work. She's performed in readings, musicals, and improv shows at places like UCB, the PIT, and Dixon Place. She's also appeared in videos for Refinery29 and Funny Or Die. She's in the sketch group Lo-Fi and currently works on The Rundown on BET as the Writers’ Assistant.
Ben Wasserman
Ben Wasserman
Ben Wasserman is a very funny boy who regularly performs his chaotic blend of comedy and crowd-participation at festivals and shows in NYC and all over the east coast. Ben's work has been profiled by VICE and Paste Magazine, and he recently painted with his butt for MTV.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/