Friends Who Folk and Friends

Friends Who Folk and Friends

Rachel Wenitsky, Ned Riseley, Sydnee Washington, Natalie Walker, Ziwe Fumudoh, Pat Regan

Mon · January 14, 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.

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.
Rachel Wenitsky
Rachel Wenitsky
Rachel Wenitsky is a writer and actor in NYC. She is the deputy editor at Reductress, as well as a writer and co-host of the Reductress podcast Mouth Time! She is also the head writer of The Story Pirates Podcast on Gimlet media. In April 2018 she guest wrote on two episodes of Saturday Night Live.

As a performer, she is one half of the musical comedy duo Friends Who Folk (The New Yorker Shorts & Murmurs). They perform all over the city and are in the process of producing their first EP. She is also a voice actor and singer on The Story Pirates Podcast and a member of the musical group Pop Roulette (Comedy Central Comics to Watch).

Rachel has been on *TeLiViSiOn* on The Good Fight and Elementary, and most recently shot a role in the upcoming film Luce, starring Naomi Watts.

She has a BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and also trained in sketch and improv at UCB if that's something you're into!
Ned Riseley
Ned Riseley
Ned Riseley is a performer and writer. Acting credits include the Broadway revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation and premieres of the musicals Poster Boy and Unknown Soldier at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He is one half of the comedy duo Friends Who Folk, which Paste Magazine called "a crazy insanely madly unbelievably inconceivably unthinkably good faux-folk band." Their #content has been featured in The New Yorker, Splitsider, Paste, and Glamour, and they have performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Caroline's, Club Cumming, and Union Hall.
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.
Natalie Walker
Natalie Walker
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.
Pat Regan
Pat Regan
Pat is a stand-up comedian, improviser, and a celebrated fixture of Manhattan's social elite. Pat Regan is the Lena Dunham of Facebook and wants you to follow him on twitter.com where his twitter name is @poregan.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/