Jenny's Birthday Variety Show

Jenny's Birthday Variety Show

Jenny Gorelick, Addie Weyrich, Dave Mizzoni, Matt DeCaro, Mary Beth Barone, Zach Zimmerman, Milly Tamarez, Larry Owens, Sydnee Washington, Karen Chee, Andrew Barbato, Kuhoo Verma, Community Dance Corps, Ziwe Fumudoh, Gabe Gonzalez, Anna Roisman, Ayo Edebiri, Brian Flaherty, Brian Mchelaney, Eman El-Husseini, Friends Who Folk, ​Joyelle Johnson, Mary Beth Barone, Between Two Bushes, Vinny DePonto, Sasha Taran, Jason Walter, Kevin Bauer

Thu · December 6, 2018

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

$8 Advance / $10 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.

Jenny's Birthday Variety Show
Jenny's Birthday Variety Show
"Ms. Gorelick is really onto something" - NYTimes
"Frighteningly upbeat" - Time Out New York

Comedian JENNY GORELICK (Improv Everywhere) celebrates monthly with a BIRTHDAY-THEMED VARIETY SHOW & BLOW-OUT with her best friend ADDIE WEYRICH (Adult Swim). This is NEW YORK's most celebratory & self-absorbed comedy show!

It is the party of the year, every month! Previous shows have been a Surprise Party, Clubbing, Magic Show, Slumber Party...and more!

JENNY’S BIRTHDAY has been running since December 2016 at Union Hall, Legion Bar, and Artichoke Pizza and featured in the Skint, Comedy Cake, Time Out New York, and the NYTimes.
Jenny Gorelick
Jenny Gorelick
JENNY GORELICK is a comedy producer, performer, and birthday girl who the NYTimes thinks "is really onto something." She celebrates her birthday every month with her long-running variety show JENNY'S BIRTHDAY at Union Hall. In fact, she loves birthdays so much that she had a Sweet Sixteen on the Q Train in a viral video with Improv Everywhere that received 44M views. She was once called an "unassuming gal" by MTV, but we all know that was mistaken. In addition, she produces an all-female stand up comedy show to benefit relief for natural disasters called Her-icane that has raised thousands of dollars and was featured in the NYTimes. Taxi TV's Sandy Kenyon believes she is a "star of tomorrow," and now she can die happy.
Addie Weyrich
Addie Weyrich
Addie Weyrich is a Philly raised, New York based comedian, actor, and writer. You can see her all over the place, like on HBO, AdultSwim, Amazon or on stage in numerous bars and basements. If you don't like bars and basements, she gets it, just like, follow her on Instagram at @addieyomind or something.
Dave Mizzoni
Dave Mizzoni
Dave is a writer, actor, and choreographer who lives in Harlem and "loves it!" David is a proud NYU/Tisch Alumni who has created content featured on such websites as Funny or Die, Huffington Post, College Humor, Comedy Central, Mashable, Elite Daily, Reductress, and FOOD NETWORK (goals!!!) He has performed all over the country at festivals like Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, Toronto Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, and such epic NYC venues as Radio City Music Hall and The Beacon Theater. David is a UCB graduate, and devoted audience member. He loves a nice cheese plate and Big Little Lies. Check him out at davemizzoni.com
Matt DeCaro
Matt DeCaro
Matt DeCaro is a mostly sad, kinda funny Brooklyn singer songwriter. He's played Brooklyn Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and a whole lot of basements. He explores depression, past relationships, and overeating in hopes to fall asleep. It's honest, it's catchy, it's sad, it's loud, and it's all on Spotify!
Mary Beth Barone
Mary Beth Barone
Mary Beth Barone is a Manhattan-based comedian, improviser, and actor. She performs stand-up allll over the country at venues like Gotham Comedy Club, the Upright Citizens Brigade (on both coasts), and The Good Good Comedy Theatre. Mary Beth not only has short hair–she has produced, written, and starred-in over 30 web videos since 2016 including the sketch series Double Homicide, and the acclaimed short film Mary Beth’s Sex Tape. Mary Beth has a monthly stand-up residency at PUBLIC hotel in New York City with her frequent collaborator Michael Cruz Kayne. She currently hosts/produces the podcast Mildly Offensive and was featured in Viceland’s comedy docuseries, Funny How? Mary Beth has also been in videos for PureWow and Betches.
Zach Zimmerman
Zach Zimmerman
Zach Zimmerman is a queer comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He's a comedy contributer to The New Yorker, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and The Huffington Post. He's been described as a “joyously acerbic stand-up favorite” (TimeOut NY) and a “world class comic” (Chicago Reader) with his unique blend of stand-up, storytelling, and crowdwork. He's travelled the world, performing professionally with The Second City Theatricals, Baby Wants Candy, and headlining in venues throughout the Northeast.

Follow him on Medium, Instagram, Twitter, and Grindr.
Milly Tamarez
Milly Tamarez
Milly Tamarez is a comedic actress based out of Brooklyn, New York. She has been featured on Vice, BET, Flama, Above Average, Univision, and Comedy Central. She is the one of the creators and producers of the Diverse as Fuck Festival a comedy festival that highlights diversity. She is one of the founders of the all women of color improv team Affirmative Action. As a main cast member of the online video sketch collective deadass her work has been featured in the Daily Dot, HelloGiggles, Galore Magazine, Adweek, CodeBlack Report. She is currently in the Advanced Study Program of the Upright Citizens Brigade. She is also a company member of Story Pirates. You can catch milly at any number of sketch and improv shows across NYC.
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.
Sydnee Washington
Sydnee Washington
Sydnee is originally from New York City but raised in Oakland, California. Growing up with a backyard & a big wheel really has made her more approachable than most New Yorkers. Sydnee and her frequent collaborator, Marie Faustin, host the popular podcast “The UnOfficial Expert” with ComedyHype. They also host the Lower East Side comedy staple, Hot Box Comedy. Sydnee writes and stars in her one woman show "Death of a Bottle Girl" (seen at the Duplex and Caveat) and has appeared on MTV, TruTv, and various videos for GQ and Elite Daily.
Karen Chee
Karen Chee
Karen Chee is a comedy writer/performer who contributes regularly to The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Splitsider. She has also written for Reductress, Shondaland, Funny or Die, and The Washington Post. Around town, Karen does sketch comedy with Lo-Fi and improv with anyone who will let her.
Andrew Barbato
Andrew Barbato
Andrew Barbato is a New York based singer, writer, and comedian. His original musicals tour through schools and theatres all across our great nation! Hungry? Head on over to Ellen's Stardust Diner where Andrew waits tables and sings the most powerful moments from Disney’s Pocahontas. Follow him on Instagram @andrewprimate.
Kuhoo Verma
Kuhoo Verma
Kuhoo Verma is an NYC based artist. She performs regularly at venues such as 54 Below, Joe’s Pub, The People’s Improv Theatre, and more. Favorite roles include Zubeida (X-Files Girl) in The Big Sick, Aditi in Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Monsoon Wedding, and Alva in Shaina Taub’s The Suffragists. Upcoming: The Secret Garden(Stage Revival) , Insomnia (TV). Much love and light.
Community Dance Corps
Community Dance Corps
The Community Dance Corps (CDC) is an all-female dance team comprised of some of New York’s most talented comedians and actresses. The CDC creates humorous (but cool!) dance routines and practices as a team twice a month. Dances are quirky, punchy, and sometimes gorgeous. You’ve been warned!
Ziwe Fumudoh
Ziwe Fumudoh
Ziwe Fumudoh is a writer at The Rundown with Robin Thede. She has a web series called Baited with Ziwe. Her jokes have been featured in The Onion, Above Average, and Reductress. Additionally, her tweets have appeared in Buzzfeed, CNN, Cosmopolitan, The Fader, NPR, NYMAG, and the New York Times.
Gabe Gonzalez
Gabe Gonzalez
Gabe Gonzalez is 130 lbs. of absolute garbage and has been slowly cultivating a collection of used marijuana containers under his bed. He’s studied improv and sketch at Second City, talked about butt juice on Inside Amy Schumer, and joined a bunch of badass Latinos for the HBO doc Habla y Vota. When he isn’t busy paying off an insurmountable debt to Brown University, he enjoys playing with other peoples’ cats and plucking his own back hair. He’s ​a news producer at Mic. @gaybonez
Anna Roisman
Anna Roisman
Anna is a comedian, actress, producer, host, writer, content creator, and singer based in NYC. She graduated from Boston University with a degree in TV Production. Anna's videos have been featured on Funny Or Die, Ad Week, the LA Times, Splitsider, MTV, Huffington Post, WhoHaha, College Humor, Elite Daily, Bark&Co, The Daily Dot, People, WICF Daily, and more. Anna is the creator of the series, "The Unemployed Show" which airs live on Facebook weekly on facebook.com/TheUnemployedShow. Anna went to the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival for the Snapchat Shorts Competition with her film, "Owen Wilson Dates Himself." Anna has been to the Montreal Just For Laughs festival where she pitched a half hour comedy pilot she co-wrote called, "This One Time At Camp." She is half of the comedy video team SortaKosher, and a co-creator of the hit unscripted drunk makeup tutorial series, "Beauty Shots." Anna co-created and starred in the webseries, 'There's No Place Like Home' for Elite Daily's Artist Residency. Anna co-hosts the monthly show at Caroline's On Broadway called "Revival: Comedians Revive Musical Roles Of Their Past." Anna also sings with the Losers Lounge at Joe's Pub. She is a co-producer of Quickiefest: The One Minute Movie Festival at The Anthology Film Archives in NYC. You can catch her performing all over the city doing standup, singing, eating a bagel, or walking her dog named Bobby Flay. Follow him on Instagram: @BobbyFlayTheDog so he can start making rent $$$.​ ​
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.
Brian Flaherty
Brian Flaherty
Brian shouts O-H! on the streets forgetting he is hasn't been in Columbus for five years and will often chatter about electrons forgetting that no one in the television industry cares about his wasted degree in Chemistry. Brian has worked as an Assistant Director for The Travel Channel, Food Network, A&E, MTV, and many others with and without acronyms. His first children's picture book Where The Subway Cars Go, illustrated by Andy Aidekman, is due out on shelves as soon as it gets published. He also does magic. Mostly in bars for free drinks which he hates drinking because he knows, no matter how much water he guzzles, he will get a hangover. The last time he was on this show he pulled a card out of his ass. He's still figuring out how to top that.
Eman El-Husseini
Eman El-Husseini
Since her comedy debut Eman El-Husseini has racked up an impressive list of credits.

Traveling across Canada, the U.S and the Middle East she covers a wide range of topics, from how lesbians are the new gentlemen to her parents’ wedding anniversary landing on, you guessed it, September 11th.

The Montreal Gazette describes her as “Fearless and ferociously funny” and named her “The queen of Montreal comedy”

FESTIVAL APPEARANCES:

New York Arab American Comedy Festival (2008-2015)
Amman Standup Comedy Festival (2009)
Just For Laughs Festival (2010, 2012 + 2014)
and more!
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, 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.
Mary Beth Barone
Mary Beth Barone
Mary Beth Barone is a Manhattan-based comedian, improviser, and actor. She performs stand-up allll over the country at venues like Gotham Comedy Club, the Upright Citizens Brigade (on both coasts), and The Good Good Comedy Theatre. Mary Beth not only has short hair–she has produced, written, and starred-in over 30 web videos since 2016 including the sketch series Double Homicide, and the acclaimed short film Mary Beth’s Sex Tape. Mary Beth has a monthly stand-up residency at PUBLIC hotel in New York City with her frequent collaborator Michael Cruz Kayne. She currently hosts/produces the podcast Mildly Offensive and was featured in Viceland’s comedy docuseries, Funny How? Mary Beth has also been in videos for PureWow and Betches.
Between Two Bushes
Between Two Bushes
Lacey Jeka and Kristen Buckels are NYC based comedians and writers. Between their two bushes, their credits include: Netflix, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's Oh, Hello, The Chris Gethard Show, Neal Brennan's 3 Mics, The Special Without Brett Davis, Colin Quinn's Cop Show, Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King and Triumph's 2016 Election Special for Hulu.
Vinny DePonto
Vinny DePonto
Is a mentalist, illusionist, and theatre artist with an undying interest in the mysterious. The New York Times has said, “What distinguishes the good magician from the great is the rigor of execution and quality of artistry. Mr. DePonto’s craftsmanship consistently impresses.” In addition to his live performances, DePonto’s consulting work can be seen on Broadway in Angels in America, in Lincoln Center’s Ghostlight, and in television shows on The Discovery Channel, NBC, and Netflix.
Kevin Bauer
Kevin Bauer
Kevin Bauer is a Queens-based comedian who has been featured on MTV's 4:20 Theater, Puppy Bowl XIV commercials and Pix11 News at Ten. A member of the comedy group Lo-Fi NYC, Kevin also produces the acclaimed YouTube morning show Good Morning Astoria and performs weekly around the city.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/