Friends Who Folk

Friends Who Folk

Rachel Wenitsky, Ned Riseley, Lorelai Ramirez, Rachel Pegram, Milly Tamarez, Drew Anderson

Thu · March 7, 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.
Lorelai Ramirez
Lorelai Ramirez
Hello. My name is Lorelei. I'm an artist, comedian, and writer. I originally hail from the swampland of Miami, FL where I developed into a girl and/or woman with a fondness of wearing sweaters, making drawings and moving my head strange. (please see video's*). I am a writer for VICE'S The Creators Project, where I write about art and comedy, I am a self-published author, an artist, and yesterday I went to the DMV and renamed myself "Micheal Keaton".

If you would like to stare into my eyes in search of some premonitions and/or "truth", I host a Monthly show at Manhattan Inn called "Not Dead Yet" featuring some of the best local comedians, musicians and performers around New York. When I am there I scream and wriggle.

Other things about me: My mother thinks I am possessed and I have accepted this as my only beautiful truth.

Thank you.
Rachel Pegram
Rachel Pegram
Rachel Pegram is a comedian, actor, writer, and singer living in New York. Rachel was born and raised in Denton, Texas. She's appeared in videos and sketches for MTV, CollegeHumor, Above Average, The Scene, Mashable, Refinery29 and more. She is on the sketch group Lo-Fi NYC which performs monthly shows at Under St. Mark’s and she also hosts a late night-esque variety show with her comedy partner Rachel Joravsky called That Shit Ray monthly. She's also on a house team at UCB.
Milly Tamarez
Milly Tamarez
Milly Tamarez is a comedic actress based out of Brooklyn, New York. She has been featured on Vice, BET, Flama, Above Average, Univision, and Comedy Central. She is the one of the creators and producers of the Diverse as Fuck Festival a comedy festival that highlights diversity. She is one of the founders of the all women of color improv team Affirmative Action. As a main cast member of the online video sketch collective deadass her work has been featured in the Daily Dot, HelloGiggles, Galore Magazine, Adweek, CodeBlack Report. She is currently in the Advanced Study Program of the Upright Citizens Brigade. She is also a company member of Story Pirates. You can catch milly at any number of sketch and improv shows across NYC.
Drew Anderson
Drew Anderson
Drew Anderson is a Brooklyn-based comic who came up in Chicago's bustling comedy scene.

While in Chicago he performed at the Laugh Factory, Zanies Chicago (Queer Comedy), Chicago Underground Comedy, Entertaining Julia as well as improvising regularly at the iO theater where he last produced the QWEIRDO show.

Now in NYC, he performs regularly at the UCB, The Stand, Union Hall, QED Astoria, Littlefield, Ars Nova, and is a co-host of the monthly show STEVIE at Our Wicked Lady in Bushwick. He has performed at the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Cinder Block Comedy Festival, & Crom Comedy Festival in Toronto. His writing has been featured on the NPR show Music&Stories.

Drew is also a proud actor/director with the Story Pirates, an educational organization that performs hilarious stories written by kids.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/