The BackFatLor

The BackFatLor

Emily Winter, Larry Mancini, Brian Bahe, Drew Anderson, Kendall Farrell, Calvin Cato, Hugh McIntyre

Thu · February 14, 2019

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

The BackFatLor
The BackFatLor
Welcome to BackFat Variety's annual dating show THE BACKFATLOR! Think Last Comic Standing meets The Bachelor: Four single, accomplished standup comics compete in comedy challenges to win an all-expenses-paid date with a striking bachelor, thanks to sponsor IDK Tonight.


It's Brooklyn's answer to dating shows—complete with succulents instead of roses—and it's the most fun you'll have watching love unfold in February. The BackFatlor is created and hosted by Larry Mancini (ESPN Radio) and Emily Winter (The TODAY Show, NPR, The New York Times).
Emily Winter
Emily Winter
Emily Winter is a writer on NPR's "Ask Me Another" and an NBC Late Night Writers Workshop script judge. She's also written for The New Yorker's Shouts & Murmurs, Glamour, Fusion TV, TV Land, and The Barnes & Noble Review, and has performed at San Francisco SketchFest, The Limestone Festival, Laughing Skull and many others. Emily co-created WHAT A JOKE, an anti-Trump comedy festival that raised more than $50K for The ACLU over inauguration weekend in 2017. Emily hosts and co-produces three live shows: BackFat Variety, Comedy at Rose Gold, and Side Ponytail, is a Midwestern gal who loves cheese curds and fastpitch softball.
Larry Mancini
Larry Mancini
Larry Mancini is the bassist / banter-ist of the Brooklyn punk band, The Tracys. Their new album, Humdinger, has been described as "out now" by numerous publications.
Brian Bahe
Brian Bahe
Brian Bahe is a Native American, queer stand-up comedian and writer originally from Phoenix, Arizona, now based in New York City. His jokes touch on his cultural experiences growing up and his present day navigation of New York City while being neither rich nor hot, all of which is told from an unheard perspective in comedy. He’s performed at clubs and theaters across the country such as Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NYC, Punch Line Philly, and Punch Line SF. He's been a featured performer at festival across the country including SF Sketchfest, Women in Comedy Festival, and Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival.
Drew Anderson
Drew Anderson
Drew Anderson is a comic/writer based in Brooklyn. He has performed all around the country including the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and New York Comedy Festival. His writing has been featured on the NPR show Music&Stories and he currently contributes writing to Reductress, McSweeney's, and the popular game Cards Against Humanity. He co-hosts the monthly TimeOut NY Critic Pick, STEVIE (a comedy show), at Union Hall with Sam Taggart & Marcia Belsky. Drew was a cast member of Handmaids Tale: the Musical, which after a sold-out run in Brooklyn, played at the Kennedy Center for the Bentzen Ball Comedy Festival. He debuted his show, Ready for Bed, at Ars Nova this past summer.
Kendall Farrell
Kendall Farrell
Kendall Farrell is a Vermont based comedian who recently won the VT's Funniest Comedian Contest. Kendall produces comedy shows and open mics around the state, and performs regularly throughout the Northeast.
Calvin Cato
Calvin Cato
Calvin S. Cato got his comedic start with the Wesleyan University stand-up comedy troupe Punchline, then transferred his unique brand of humor to New York City in 2006. He's performed in comedy clubs, off-Broadway theaters, coffee houses, the backs of bars, and even a beauty salon. He appeared on the Game Show Network, showcased on QPTV, performed on the critically acclaimed Naked Comedy Show, and produced an unemployment/recession-themed comedy show at Comix Comedy Club from 2008 to 2010. He has also been favorably reviewed in The Examiner, The Collared Sheep and Inside New York. In 2011, he was a featured act in the North Carolina Comedy Arts festival and was a warm-up comic for the 1st Annual Funny Girls in Film Festival. He is a part of the 2012 Out of Bounds Festival in Austin, Texas. Come catch a high-energy act that promises to never be the same show twice!
Hugh McIntyre
Hugh McIntyre
Hugh McIntyre is a music journalist based in New York City. He covers all things music for Forbes and his byline has appeared in The Huffington Post, Billboard, Mashable, Noisey, The Hollywood Reporter, MTV, Fuse, and dozens of other magazines and blogs around the world. He moved to New York City from Boston six years ago and has been loving the city ever since.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/