Late Night Fight with Calise Hawkins

Late Night Fight with Calise Hawkins

Calise Hawkins, Mike Drucker, Matt Richards, Sara Pappalardo, Alex English, Alingon Mitra, Jacob Williams, Ayanna Dookie, Derek Gaines, Alex Song, Sydnee Washington, Erin Maguire

Tue · January 29, 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.

Late Night Fight with Calise Hawkins
Late Night Fight with Calise Hawkins
"Late Night Fight" features two comedian/writers going head to head with monologue jokes on the latest National News, International News, and Evergreen topics. Host, Calise Hawkins, will moderate a panel of experienced judges as they vote on a winner and have a fun discussion with their own "hot takes" in front of a live audience.

HOST

Calise Hawkins - Writer for @midnight

JUDGES

Mike Drucker - Writer for Full Frontal W/Samantha Bee

Matt Richards - Writer for Snoop Dog

Sara Pappalardo - Founder of Reductress

COMEDIANS

Alex English - Writer for The Rundown W/Robin Thede

Alingon Mitra - Writer for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Jacob Williams - MTV's Wild N Out

Ayanna Dookie - TruTv's Laff Tracks

Derek Gaines - TBS's The Last O.G.

Alex Song - Writer for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon

Sydnee Washington - MTV's Vidiots

Erin Maguire - ESPN
Calise Hawkins
Calise Hawkins
Calise has done stand up comedy on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC, “Russell Simmons Presents Stand Up at the El Rey” on Comedy Central, “Stand Up In Stilletos” on TV Guide Channel, “Gotham Live” on AXS tv, two episodes of “Nick Mom Night Out” on Nick Jr, and two seasons of “Last Comic Standing” on NBC.

She has written for Comedy Central’s @midnight and Hood Adjacent, Disney's Walk The Prank, Disney's Just Roll With It, MTV’s Totally Clueless, Girl Code, and Charlemagne’s Uncommon Sense. And she was a cast member of Oxygen’s Funny Girls.
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 been the head writer for Netflix Bill Nye The Science Guy, and is currently writing for TBS Full Frontal With Samantha Bee.
Matt Richards
Matt Richards
Matt Richards is an actor, comedian, and writer that has performed on thousands of shows around the country. Matt was selected as a NEW FACE Character2018 for the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was a standout in the 2017 CBS Diversity Showcase. You can see Matt on CBS’ 2 Broke Girls, Nickelodeon’s School of Rock, as well as KC Undercover and Bizaardvark for Disney. Matt is the VO host for the pop culture gameshow Trivial Takedown for FUSE, and has written for the past two seasons of Jokers Wild starring Snoop Dogg on TBS. Matt is currently the newest comic to join the HQ Trivia team of hosts- catch him on a iphone near you!
Sara Pappalardo
Sara Pappalardo
Sarah Pappalardo is co-founder and editor of the satirical women's magazine, Reductress. She co-authored the book, How to Win at Feminism, and produces the podcast, The Reductress Minute.
Alex English
Alex English
Alex English has quickly become a very familiar face in the New York City comedy circuit. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, English moved to the big apple & immediately commanded the stages of local bars and comedy clubs across the city. He runs a weekly comedy show called "LoudMouth!" & in 2015, Complex Magazine listed him as one of "The Best Personalities to Follow on Twitter." He contributes writing for "Lady Parts Justice" & has been featured in the New York Post.
Alingon Mitra
Alingon Mitra
Making his television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alingon finished first in the public vote 5 weeks in a row to win the comic comeback contest and perform on the finale. He has since been invited to do stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. In addition, he wrote for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Adam Ruins Everything. Alingon went on to be named one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also won both the Boston Comedy Festival and the "Funniest Comic in New England" contest in the same year. Alingon was a writer for the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon and can now be found on Twitter, on Facebook, or in bed.
Jacob Williams
Jacob Williams
Jacob Williams' comedy follows his misadventures through the worlds of dating, day jobs, and dining alone. He recently made his late-night network television debut performing stand-up on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT (CBS). Jacob first made his prime-time network television debut as a stand-up comedian on AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (NBC) and advanced to the semifinals. He also performed on the COMEDY CENTRAL shows ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY and ROAST BATTLE. Jacob has been a cast member on the hit improv/sketch comedy series NICK CANNON PRESENTS: WILD ‘N OUT (MTV) for eight seasons. He lives in New York City where he performs regularly in between tour dates at colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events across America.
Ayanna Dookie
Ayanna Dookie
Growing up with the worst last name of all times, Ayanna Dookie had no choice but to develop a sense of humor. Initially using her sarcasm and witty personality as arsenal against those who picked on her, Ayanna, more affectionately referred to as “Doo-Kayy!” eventually channeled and developed it into her own brand of comedy.
Her style is one of sarcasm, and just plain ignorance. Ayanna is a regular guest on Baltimore’s 98 Rock Morning Show. She has performed at numerous clubs and comedy festivals nationwide, and opened for numerous national headliners such as Tommy Davidson, Tony Woods, and Mark Curry.
Derek Gaines
Derek Gaines
Derek Gaines was born and raised in California, but found his comedy chops in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African American in the suburbs.

He was a cast member of Trutv's Joking off and is currently a series regular on TBS The Last OG.
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.
Erin Maguire
Erin Maguire
Erin Maguire hails from Boston but made NYC her home years ago when she realized she hates Dunkin' Donuts. She now roams the mean streets of the city searching for stage time. Her stand up has brought her to the Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival and Laugh Your Asheville Off. She won the Woodstock Comedy Festival and was a finalist in the 2017 Boston Comedy Festival. Dammit people, she loves a festival. Erin appears at clubs in NYC and headlined Stand Up NY with "Smahtass." She's appeared on ESPN and the Game Show Network. Her YouTube channel, the Boozy Broadcast (cocktails inspired by current events) has at least seven followers. But most days, she's just trying not to get sunburned.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/