When Scary Things Happen to Funny People: Comedians With Ghost Stories

Backfat Variety Presents

When Scary Things Happen to Funny People: Comedians With Ghost Stories

Emily Winter, Larry Mancini, Mike Drucker, Saurin Choksi, Jake Plunkett, Amy Shanker

Thu · October 25, 2018

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$6 Advance / $8 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
BackFat Variety
BackFat is a Time Out Critics' Pick comedic monthly variety show that's been going strong since 2012. It's is mix of actually-good standup, actually-funny music, and not-boring comedic readings.


Tix are $6 online and $8 at the door. The show is hosted by Larry Mancini (of the punk band The Tracys—now playing on the radio!) and Emily Winter (writer for NPR's "Ask Me Another," The New Yorker).
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.
Mike Drucker
Mike Drucker
Mike Drucker started doing comedy on a rainy February afternoon after spending months recording himself in his sad little NYU dorm. Not being as terrible as he thought, he continued to hit open-mics and was soon a regular at clubs around New York City. Within a year, he was performing at colleges and national comedy competitions, and was a finalist in Disney’s “So You Think You’re Funny” contest and the runner up for the title of Philadelphia’s Funniest. Since then, he has performed in comedy festivals across the country including the Boston Comedy Festival, Seattle International Comedy Competition, New Orleans Comedy Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival, and more.

With his sharp jokes and unusual topics, Mike has been lucky enough to write for places including Saturday Night Live, The Onion newspaper, The Onion News Network on Comedy Central, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, McSweeney’s, Nintendo, College Humor, The ESPY Awards, and the PBS Mark Twain Awards (TBS). His writing on and off television has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, and was nominated for Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year.

He has also appeared on television on ESPN, Comedy Central’s The Watchlist, Saturday Night Live, and a segment on comedy on Inside The NFL.
Saurin Choksi
Saurin Choksi
Saurin Choksi does comedy and makes good things in New York City. He's currently a writer on the Facebook / Refinery 29 talk show, "After After Party." A few years back he won The Boston Comedy Festival. He hosted a tv show on Fuse called White Guy Talk Show where he talked about pop culture and wore suits he couldn't afford. He's done a bunch of comedy festivals--Limestone, Bridgetown, and SF Sketch are his favorites. His stand up has been featured on FoxTV and Sirius/XM radio. He made internet videos for Seriously.tv and internet trolls seriously trolled him. He is a proud alumni of Chicago's Lincoln Lodge.

Choksi's joys are the two live stand up showcases he runs: Comedians You Should Know NYC and Brown Privilege Comedy. Everyone will tell you they are dope.

Chox dreams about one day building a robot who will be his son. He loves his girlfriend, his family, and 4 of his friends. He thinks you should be nice to yourself and is impressed by your power.
Jake Plunkett
Jake Plunkett
Hi. I'm Jake Plunkett. I'm a comedy producer/writer/DGA director based out of New York City. I've worked on many shows including:

69th Annual Emmy Awards (CBS)

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Triumph's Summer Election Special (HULU)

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (COMEDY CENTRAL)

Come Here & Say That (FUSION)

Crowd Goes Wild (FOX SPORTS 1)

Nikki & Sara LIVE (MTV)

I've also worked network-side with Lifetime and MTV.

I was twice-nominated for an Emmy for my work on the Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert.

I won an Emmy for my work on SNL 40.

Work with me, won't you?
Amy Shanker
Writer, editor, word fancier-upper. Animal lover. Others call her 'slightly amusing.' She prefers 'hilarious.'
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/