Her-icane: All Women+ Stand Up Comedy for Disaster Relief

Her-icane: All Women+ Stand Up Comedy for Disaster Relief

Kate Villa, Jenny Gorelick, Jo Firestone, Mary Beth Barone, Karolena Theresa, Eva Victor, Fareeha Khan

Sat · April 13, 2019

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

$8 advance / $10 day of show

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**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Her-icane: All Women+ Stand Up Comedy for Disaster Relief
Her-icane: All Women+ Stand Up Comedy for Disaster Relief
Her-icane is a monthly showcase of all women+ comics to benefit disaster relief...because women are funny, and the planet is in crisis. Running since November 2017, the series has raised thousands of dollars for relief efforts for the hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the Carolinas and the California Wildfires.
The show is hosted by Kate Villa (MTV) and Jenny Gorelick (Jenny’s Birthday Show at Union Hall) and has been featured in the New York Times, amNY, Time Out New York, Bedford & Bowery, and the skint.
Kate Villa
Kate Villa
Kate is a stand-up comedian and writer based in NYC. She has written for MTV, Cartuna/IFC, and was the writers' assistant at The Break With Michelle Wolf and The President Show, on which she was also a digital contributor. Kate writes punch up jokes for Cartuna and contributes to social for Mad Magazine. Her writing can be seen in McSweeney's, The Belladonna, and Hellogiggles, to name just a few. She gives tours of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and can be seen on ‘Mysteries At The Museum.’ She is never rude to waiters.
Jenny Gorelick
Jenny Gorelick
JENNY GORELICK is a comedy producer, performer, and birthday girl who the NYTimes thinks "is really onto something." She celebrates her birthday every month with her long-running variety show JENNY'S BIRTHDAY at Union Hall. In fact, she loves birthdays so much that she had a Sweet Sixteen on the Q Train in a viral video with Improv Everywhere that received 44M views. She was once called an "unassuming gal" by MTV, but we all know that was mistaken. In addition, she produces an all-female stand up comedy show to benefit relief for natural disasters called Her-icane that has raised thousands of dollars and was featured in the NYTimes. Taxi TV's Sandy Kenyon believes she is a "star of tomorrow," and now she can die happy.
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on Earwolf and WFMU. Her half hour special aired on Comedy Central in 2016, and her album, "The Hits" is available now on Comedy Central Records. If you like puns, check out her game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.
Mary Beth Barone
Mary Beth Barone
Mary Beth Barone is a Manhattan-based comedian, improviser, and actor. She performs stand-up allll over the country at venues like Gotham Comedy Club, the Upright Citizens Brigade (on both coasts), and The Good Good Comedy Theatre. Mary Beth not only has short hair–she has produced, written, and starred-in over 30 web videos since 2016 including the sketch series Double Homicide, and the acclaimed short film Mary Beth’s Sex Tape. Mary Beth has a monthly stand-up residency at PUBLIC hotel in New York City with her frequent collaborator Michael Cruz Kayne. She currently hosts/produces the podcast Mildly Offensive and was featured in Viceland’s comedy docuseries, Funny How? Mary Beth has also been in videos for PureWow and Betches.
Karolena Theresa
Karolena Theresa
New York-based, Queens-native, stand-up comedian, actress, comedy writer and comedic improviser. She's going on tour with Awkward Sex and the City and hosts the shows The Black Out and Big Mouths! Her make up is on fleek and her Snapchat is lit: Karobeanah
Eva Victor
Eva Victor
Eva Victor is an actor, writer and comedian originally from San Francisco. She is an editor at Reductress and an actor with the Story Pirates. You can see her on MTV Decoded, at SF Sketchfest (upcoming). Or, catch her co-hosting the monthly Reductress show Haha Wow! at Caveat and eating this very toasted everything bagel!
Fareeha Khan
Fareeha Khan
Fareeha Khan is a comedian, writer, actor, and artist based in NYC. She has written for MTV Decoded and Reductress, and she was part of the Riot x TBS Comedy Writers Lab last year. She has appeared in comedy shorts for Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central, and Funny or Die. She has performed on some of the best shows in the city, including Butterboy, Comedians You Should Know, Asian AF, and more. You can see her performing stand up and characters regularly around town or at one of the shows she hosts: The 'Sup Show at Caveat and OutCasts at Union Hall. She also does improv with her pal Rachel Kaly at a fun and insane two-prov show called Twins F*cking. Her web series Ronnie Luvs Comedy is available on the internet. In it, she plays a teenage boy named Ronnie, which she got the "Best Actress" award for at Quickie Fest IV because I guess she's good at playing a teenage boy. She hails from Pakistan and also somehow Virginia.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/