The Roast of History

The Roast of History

Matt Strickland, Jake Flores, Joe Rumrill, Mary Kate Doherty, Juliet Prather, Kady Ruth Ashcraft

Wed · January 2, 2019

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.

 

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.
Jake Flores
Jake Flores
“Jake Flores is like Anthony Bourdain but the bleak labyrinth of modern America is his food. He deftly navigates our current conundrum: do I take off work & set my alarm to go to the protest when I don't have rent and I know, statistically speaking, the bad guys always win... or do I drink the rest of my roommates' Fleischman's whisky because fuck it? We're doomed, we're all doomed and it's terrible but Jake Flores makes it terribly funny.”
-Songwriter Mishka Shubaly
"A bottle cap that New York tried to swallow and choked on" -Comedian Sam Tallent

"...all the humor one could pull from Texas-borne poverty, with the ability to wring the most bittersweet laughs from your very soul" -San Antonio Current

Jake Flores is a comedian who cut (mostly chipped and broke) his teeth doing stand up in Texas before moving to New York city to make it big (barely survive). His act, honed in dark bars and DIY house shows, and music venues that had nothing booked that night, is unique, thoughtful, messy, gritty, good, bad, and ugly. If there are jokes about airplane food, they are jokes about how airplane food is killing us. If there are jokes about how “women be shopping,” they are jokes about how shopping is killing us. Flores writes heavy material with a point. There are also some puns about Hitler. Jake has performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest, The Fest, SXSW , and in bars and venues across the country and is the creator and host of Mr Cleo , the fake psychic hotline comedy podcast. He recorded his debut stand up album, Humours , on Stand Up! Records, which is available on ITunes. Jake is the Author and creator of A Millennial Reviews, the hyper-cultural satirical television column in The New York Observer. He’s also written for Cracked , Vice, and The New York Times.
Joe Rumrill
Joe Rumrill
Joe Rumrill is a fictional one-eyed spinach-loving sailor created in 1929...Wait, no, hold on...Joe Rumrill is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian and writer who performs anywhere you need him (no sewers, please. Not after the last time...) His work has been featured in Seriously.TV, Splitsider, and the Village Voice. Joe can often be seen playing various characters on the weekly MNN series The Special Without Brett Davis. He's the creator of Fresh Perspectives a popular weirdo comedy showcase in Williamsburg that has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. He co-created Cartoon Monsoon, a monthly UNeducational "children's" variety show bursting with puppets, animation and costumed characters that can be seen at the Annoyance Theater. His talents were utilized as a writer/story producer for the upcoming web-series Start Talkin' with Scott Rogowsky. In addition to performing nightly on various shows throughout the city, he's currently hard at work on both his first hour-long solo show Joe Rumrill Is Too Scared To Be Shot Out Of A Cannon, and a musical based on the Gremlins movies. He hopes to one day, with the right combination of campaigning, crowdsourcing and luck, be the first person ever to perform stand-up comedy in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Speaking of, Joe's Christmas list can be provided upon request, and, as luck would have it, he's been a very good boy this year.
Mary Kate Doherty
Mary Kate Doherty
Mary Kate really loves attention, so much so that she had a lip ring for 5 months in 2010. She is a comedian and artist located in Brooklyn and she desperately wants you to like her. She wants you to know this has nothing to do with her parents divorce. MTV, PIT, UCB. You can follow her on instagram: @gotnutmilk or twitter: @marykatedirty
Juliet Prather
Juliet Prather
Juliet Prather is a comedian and producer living in New York City who just loves to laugh. She began comedy in Austin and has since been trained at UCBNY and iO Chicago. Juliet is a co-creator of Sup Comedy, a collective that gives space to female, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming voices. She also hosts The Good Show, a showcase of the best improv teams in the city, with her group Patio Talk. Juliet has been featured on MTV Live 420 Lab, made video sketches with Sup Comedy and It's Dangerous, and performs stand up all around town.
Kady Ruth Ashcraft
Kady Ruth Ashcraft
Juliet Prather is a comedian and producer living in New York City who just loves to laugh. She began comedy in Austin and has since been trained at UCBNY and iO Chicago. Juliet is a co-creator of Sup Comedy, a collective that gives space to female, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming voices. She also hosts The Good Show, a showcase of the best improv teams in the city, with her group Patio Talk. Juliet has been featured on MTV Live 420 Lab, made video sketches with Sup Comedy and It's Dangerous, and performs stand up all around town.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/