My Hometown:

My Hometown:

Lana Schwartz, Ilana Michelle Rubin, Dave Mizzoni, Sam Taggart, X MAYO, Matt Koff, Fumi Abe, Alison Leiby

Mon · April 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. 

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.
Dave Mizzoni
Dave Mizzoni
Dave Mizzoni is a New York City actor, producer, host, and stand-up comic. After graduating from NYU's Tisch School he began doing comedy with sketch group Pop Roulette (Comics to Watch 2015). Dave has been seen recently live at JFL42, Vulturefest, and on LOGO TV. Dave produces and hosts running shows in NYC including Gayme Show! at Caveat, The List at PUBLIC Arts, LOL Comedy Fundraiser at Ace Hotel, Isn't It Grand at SOHO Grand, Stand-Up Video at Videology, and many more. David has produced and hosted events venues like Littlefield, The Bell House, Union Hall, Ace Hotel, The Duplex, and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. Time Out New York called him a "comedy crush" which is the kind of adulation he literally requires in order to survive. Dave proudly identifies as the Betty Draper of the gay comedy community.
Sam Taggart
Sam Taggart
Sam is a standup, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn. He is a creator of various live shows such as Live on Broadgay, Sam's BIG Day, and Lake Homo High. He also co-hosts the standup shows Future Forms and Stevie. He's had videos featured on IFC, acted on The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, and was named one of Brooklyn's 50 funniest comedians by Brooklyn Magazine.
X MAYO
X MAYO
X is a performer, writer, and taco expert. She hails from the City Of Angels and currently resides in New York City. She has studied at UCB since 2015. X is the creator and host of "Who Made The Potato Salad?, where a comedy show made in 24 hours, happens at a popping a** party. Known to sell-out, Who Made The Potato Salad only stars people of color and always includes a DJ, twerking and amazing comedy! You can also catch X on the Facebook Series "Strangers." X loves improvising with her team "Take It Personal" lead by Cipha Soundz. X is also on Harold Night with her house team "Too Damn Much" X is obsessed with 90's black sitcoms and in her mind she is Khadijah James. You can follow X on IG -@80dollarsandasuitcase
Matt Koff
Matt Koff
Matt is currently staffed as a writer on The Daily Show. He has also written for IFC's Onion News Network, GSN's The Newlywed Game, Comedy Central's Tosh.0 blog, and was a recurring panelist on The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. As a stand-up comedian, Matt can be seen on the forthcoming season of Adam DeVine’s House Party on Comedy Central. He has toured with such names as John Oliver and Mike Lawrence and can be seen regularly in New York at the Comic Strip, UCB Theater, and Littlefield.

In 2010, Matt won Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year contest and his web series with colleague Dan McCoy, 9am Meeting, won Best Animated Pilot at the New York Television Festival. In 2012, Matt wrote and starred in The Matt Koff Show, a live sketch show directed by UCB’s Will Hines.

Matt currently lives in Brooklyn, NY without a wife, kids, or even so much as a pet. Pretty sad stuff.
Fumi Abe
Fumi Abe
Fumi Abe is a Japanese-American stand-up comedian based in New York City by way of Columbus, Ohio. His comedy has been featured on Rooftop Comedy, MTV Decoded, and Seriously.TV.

In 2017, Fumi was selected as a semi-finalist at the Stand Up NBC competition. He also recently opened for Ronny Chieng from the Daily Show at Carolines on Broadway. In addition, he has performed at various comedy festivals across the country such as Limestone Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, and was part of the Audible.com Fresh Voices Showcase at SF Sketchfest.
Alison Leiby
Alison Leiby
Alison Leiby is a comedian and writer in New York. She hosts "It's a Long Story" at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, a stand-up and storytelling show that's been running for over two years. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, VICE, The Hairpin, and many other publications. She co-authored the two parody ebooks Lean Over: Women, Work, and Women's Work and Marry Smart OR DIE. You can find her performing around the city when she isn't busy looking at her phone.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/