Yourself, Your Body

Yourself, Your Body

Arti Gollapudi, Amanda Justice, Pooja Reddy, Jeena Bloom, Alex Song, Sydnee Washington, With words of wisdom from Mary Kate Hegarty & Karolena Theresa

Sat · December 22, 2018

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

$8.00 - $10.00

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. 

Yourself, Your Body
Yourself, Your Body
Hosted by Arti Gollapudi & produced by Amanda Justice, Yourself Your Body is a comedic variety show discussing our hearts, farts, strange parts, and minds with an aim to dismantle social binaries & the beauty standards of mainstream media through sharing stories & reclaiming space. This show is dedicated to the weird, the beautiful, the gross, and, ultimately, the human.

"Censor the body and you censor breath and speech at the same time. Write yourself. Your body must be heard."
- Helene Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi is a Brooklyn based performance artist who is currently getting her masters in Performance Studies at NYU. She curates & hosts Yourself, Your Body at UCB East and Comedy CUNT at Bluestockings Bookstore every other month. Recently, Arti curated a funhouse of rejection NO DICE featuring original artwork, installations, & other people's work as well centered around the feelings of desire, fear, repudiation, & acceptance.
Amanda Justice
Amanda Justice
Amanda Justice is a video and installation artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2013. She has performed at the Peabody Essex Museum, the Wythe Hotel, Upright Citizens Brigade, the Superchief Gallery, The Glove, Bluestockings, New England Conservatory, Friend Street Gallery, Illuminus Boston, and the Bakalar Gallery in Boston, MA. She has had her work screened at galleries and festivals including OUTFest, IndieGrits, FLEX festival, Third Eye Festival, and her work was featured on OUT.com. Click here for a full list of screenings, exhibitions, and performances.

Amanda is 1/2 of the Comedy Cunt Collective, which holds monthly shows around NYC.

Her work uses video installation, sculpture, and performance to investigate how society projects itself upon itself, most specifically in terms of the relationship to nature and nature’s relationship to our culture. @ajustice + amandajustice.com to see more work
Pooja Reddy
Pooja Reddy
Born in Brooklyn and confusingly raised in rural Kentucky, Pooja Reddy is a stand-up comedian and writer currently living in New York City. A recovering government employee under the Obama Administration, Pooja now performs her writing at venues all over Brooklyn and Manhattan such as Caveat NYC, Union Hall, The PIT Theatre, and any bar basement with a microphone. Pooja hosts and curates the comedy show, Kutti Gang, a showcase for female, GNC, and queer South Asian comedians.
Jeena Bloom
Alex Song
Alex Song
Alex Song is a writer, actor, and comedian in New York. She has written for TV shows including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and HBO's Night of Too Many Stars. She recently had a supporting role in Netflix's The Week Of, directed by Robert Smigel and starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock. Alex is the co-host and producer of the popular variety show Asian AF in New York
Sydnee Washington
Sydnee Washington
Was born in New York City but spent most of her childhood in Oakland, California. Sydnee was recently honored as an “UpNext” comedian at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest. Sydnee co-hosts a super high energy and hilarious monthly Comedy show in the Lower East Side called 'Hot Box Comedy'--where she consistently wins over the jaded New Yorkers who brave the city’s comedy scene. Her humor and view toward vanity, dating both sexes, and how to party safely as a woman are both unique and refreshing.

A cast member in MTV's international tv show "Vidiots". Has a solo show called "Death of a Bottle Girl". Cohost of the very popular podcast "The UnOfficial Expert”. And has appeared on TruTv VH1 and various YouTube videos for GQ, Cosmo, and Elite Daily.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/