Hell Yeah with James Cross

Hell Yeah with James Cross

James Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Rachel Sennott, Ryan Creamer, Arti Gollapudi, Brooke Eliot, Tony Zaret

Mon · February 4, 2019

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

$5 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.

Hell Yeah with James Cross
Hell Yeah with James Cross
Former comedian James Cross has come here to do two things: tell great jokes and kick some ass, and he's all out of great jokes. Hell Yeah is a comedy show for people who are bored by regular comedy shows.
James Cross
Janeane Garofalo
Janeane Garofalo
Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.

Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” "Steal This Movie," "Reality Bites," "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Mystery Men," “The Ten” and "The Cable Guy". Janeane also co-authored the best seller "Feel This Book," with Ben Stiller.

Janeane was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on "The Larry Sanders Show," for which she received an Emmy nomination. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Some of Janeane's other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX’s “24,” “Mad About You," and the final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.

In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.
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!
Ryan Creamer
Ryan Creamer
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi
Arti Gollapudi is a Brooklyn based performance artist who is currently getting her masters in Performance Studies at NYU. She curates & hosts Yourself, Your Body at UCB East and Comedy CUNT at Bluestockings Bookstore every other month. Recently, Arti curated a funhouse of rejection NO DICE featuring original artwork, installations, & other people's work as well centered around the feelings of desire, fear, repudiation, & acceptance.
Brooke Eliot
Tony Zaret
Tony Zaret
Just in case you are ready to go “berserkatroid bananas,” New York City comedian Tony Zaret is the only man capable of showing you exactly what that feels like. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zaret delivers a comedy style that is unmatched in NYC. In fact, his stage presence is so unusual that he can aptly be described as the Great White Buffalo of comedy (Ted Nugent reference will make sense later).
Zaret is a writer/producer for the USA Network, where he has been working, barring a stint at ABC, since 1999. He has worked his way up in the company, just like Michael J. Fox in The Secret of My Success. After preliminary flirtations with stand-up in NYC, Zaret moved to LA in 2007, where he decided to take the art form more seriously. Unfortunately, after six months Zaret was drained, and he took a break from comedy.
His efforts in stand-up would be put on hold until December, 2010, when he moved back to NYC and started getting on stage every night. Zaret believes that his growth as a stand-up did not really begin until he bombed at some of the tougher, more depressing open mics in NYC (and there are plenty of those). He started to experiment with creative ways to elicit laughter on stage, and after some time, he was at a stylistic crossroads: he realized he had to “either say crazy bullshit, or say real stuff, [but not] both.” He decided to say crazy bullshit.
This was a wise decision, because not only is Zaret’s crazy bullshit hilarious, but it provides a welcome, unique respite from the real stories many comedians tell. Zaret is extremely high-energy, and he comes at the audience hard from the beginning, firing off multiple rounds of endearing nonsense. He is “Double Live Gonzo,” like Tia Carrere in Wayne’s World. He is the type of comedian that will break open a room full of tired, jaded comedians and leave no knee unslapped.
Zaret has an interesting catalog of influences. Among Steve Martin and Norm Macdonald, he also lists 1970’s rock groups like Ted Nugent and the J. Geils Band. Zaret takes pleasure in Ted Nugent’s insane on-stage rants, and he claims that they fortify his unpredictable, rapid-fire comedic persona. So prepare for the heat when Zaret is on the cast list, because, as Ted Nugent once said, “Anybody wants to get mellow, you can turn around and get the fuck outta here, alright!”
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/