My Hometown:

My Hometown:

Lana Schwartz, Ilana Michelle Rubin, David Bluvband, Jes Tom, Chris Burns, Rachel Sennott, Charlie Bardey, Carmen Christopher, Ryan Leach

Wed · February 6, 2019

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

$6 advance / $8 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.

My Hometown:
My Hometown:
New York City: The Big Apple. The Concrete Jungle. A Catcaller's Paradise. Each year, millions of people from all over the world decide to start their lives in New York City, but where did they come from? And what did they leave behind? Well, that's what native New Yorkers Ilana Michelle Rubin and Lana Schwartz want to find out. Each month, they invite some of the city's funniest comedians to talk all about their hometowns. Were there football games? Pep rallies? What about Makeout Point? They want to hear it all, and so does their audience.
Lana Schwartz
Lana Schwartz
Lana Schwartz is a writer who was born, raised, and continues to live in New York City. She is a member of the sketch teams 17:38 and Deathbird, the latter of which currently has a show running at UCB called HINT: A Murder Mystery. Lana was previously a contributor at StarWipe, and she's also written for The New Yorker, The Hairpin, Above Average, The Toast, mental_floss, and various other sites around the internet. As one half of Nanners Comedy, Lana creates videos for the internet and hosts the monthly variety show My Hometown. By day, Lana is a writer at an environmental non-profit, which means she's happy to talk about climate change literally any time you would like. For more on Lana, as well as instructions on how to pronounce her name, please visit www.lanalikebanana.com.
Ilana Michelle Rubin
Ilana Michelle Rubin
Ilana Michelle Rubin is a writer, stand up comedian, and improviser who often wonders how Drake spends his days off. Her work has been featured on Reductress, Daily Dot, and Play Too Much. In addition to being part of Nanners Comedy, she is also a writer and actor for the web show Deada$$, a parody late night talk show.

She loves Twitter and Instagram much to her own detriment, so please follow her on both platforms (please). Ilana previously worked at MTV, where she gained professional producing experience. These days she spends her afternoons babysitting, raising New York City’s youth to the best of her ability, while focusing more of her time on her comedy career.

One time in high school, her friends paid her $10 to dance silently for half an hour, and that is something she would happily do again today.
David Bluvband
David Bluvband
Human Fish on The Chris Gethard Show.
Jes Tom
Jes Tom
Jes Tom (they/them) is an actor and weird queer stand up comic. Born & raised in San Francisco and now based in New York, Jes's comedy gleefully provides the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. As a comic, Jes has shared stages with Awkwafina, Kate Bornstein, Aparna Nancherla, and Rosie O'Donnell. Their writing has been published in Condé Nast's Them, and they appeared in the Funny Or Die short film "Soojung Dreams of Fiji." In collaboration with fellow comedian Chewy May, Jes Tom wrote, co-directed, and starred in the viral video Ghost In The Shell PSA, which received praise on platforms such as Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Nextshark, iO9, and Perez Hilton. Jes has been featured in GO Magazine, Splitsider, and the Fader, and were named one of TimeOut New York's "LGBTQ POC Comedians We're Obsessed With." Their first half hour comedy special, "COLD BREW" is available to watch on Vimeo. Follow Jes on Twitter @jestom and Instagram @jesthekid.
Chris Burns
Chris Burns
Chris Burns is an actor/comedian/writer living in Brooklyn, NY. He’s appeared in and written many an online sketch as one half of the comedy duo BrickBurns, and is very proud of his groundbreaking, drama filled series of dramatic vignettes Straight Marriage;
Rachel Sennott
Rachel Sennott
My name is Rachel Sennott and I'm a comedian, actor and writer living in Hell's Kitchen (home of the delicious Hell's Chicken). I can be seen on HBO's High Maintenance and in Shiva Baby, an indie short premiering at SXSW this year.

I write and perform in my own sketches (check them out !!). They have been featured on Splitsider, Funny or Die and Whohaha. I am a stand-up comedian and you can see me perform in both clubs in NYC and intimate basements in Brooklyn. I also run two monthly shows, Puke Fest (various locations) and Ur Gonna Sleep Rly Well Tn at Caveat. Send me emails at rachel.sennott@nyu.edu!
Charlie Bardey
Charlie Bardey
Charlie Bardey (@chunkbardey) is Brooklyn-based comedian, writer, and educator. Born and raised in New York City, Charlie performs all around the city. His work has been featured on BuzzFeed, and he was recently profiled by Vulture Magazine. He can be found hosting ExtraBlurt!, a children's gameshow podcast from Pinna, and Stacy, a monthly comedy show at Rebecca's Bar in Bushwick, every second Thursday.
Carmen Christopher
Carmen Christopher
Carmen is a Brooklyn based comedian from Chicago, IL. He was a writer and performer on The Chris Gethard Show and has appeared on; At Home with Amy Sedaris, A Maine Movie, Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV's Bugging Out, IFC Comedy Cribs, and was a 2017 Comedy Central Comic to Watch. He also has roles in the upcoming season of HBO's High Maintenance, Comedy Central's Alternatino, and Netflix original movie Otherhood. He created Little Banks on Wall Street and co-created Sunset Peak (Comedy Central). He performs stand-up, sketch, and improv all around the city and has been touring opening for Chris Gethard.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/