I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around?

I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around?

Jonathan Goldstein, Sabrina Jalees, Dave Hill, Sam Green, Brooks Wheelan, Maeve Higgins, Jon Ronson

Tue · January 6, 2015

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

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around?
I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around?
Sometimes the only thing to do is to move to New York City. So you do it. You take a deep breath, you move here, you take a look around and you breathe out. That exhale might sound like a terrified scream, or a delighted giggle. Who knows? Jon Ronson does! Maeve Higgins does! Two funny people – Jon Ronson (writer, showgirl) and Maeve Higgins (comedian, legend) bring you new writing, great stand up and super fresh interviews with other strangers from strange lands who have made New York their home.

I'm New Here--Can You Show Me Around? will take place at Union Hall every month until Maeve or Jon get deported.
Jonathan Goldstein
Jonathan Goldstein
Jonathan Goldstein's writing has appeared in The Walrus, The New York Times, GQ, and The National Post. He is a frequent contributor to PRI's This American Life and the New York Times Magazine, and was a 2002 co-recipient of The Third Coast Audio Festival's Gold Prize. In 2004, he was awarded a Canadian National Magazine award for humor. He is author of 'Lenny Bruce is Dead' and 'Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!'. His latest book, 'I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow', is available for purchase online.
Sabrina Jalees
Sabrina Jalees
I'm a stand up comic and professional socializer. A new My Sexy Podcast out every Wednesday avail on iTunes. Also, I love you.
Dave Hill
Dave Hill
Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, actor, radio host, and man-about-town originally from Cleveland, Ohio but now living in New York City in a totally sweet apartment with a party deck and everything. Hot chicks come over to hang out and eat cheese plates and stuff with him all the time and it’s awesome.

Anyway, on the show business front, Dave has appeared on Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Amazon’s The Tick, Comedy Central’s @midnight and Inside Amy Schumer programs, TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show, and TruTV's Comedy Knockout among a bunch of others. He is a frequent on-air host for HBO and Cinemax and has been on channels like MTV, VH1, BBC-America, and the Sundance Channel a whole bunch too. Dave also starred in his own television program The King of Miami on the Mojo Network, which was cancelled even though Dave really liked it. The show also aired in the United Kingdom on Sky TV’s Film24 Channel. And you can still watch The King of Miami on Hulu too, which Dave is super pumped about. Oh, and Dave was a correspondent on Hoppus on Music starring Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus on the Fuse channel, which ruled. Dave has been on other shows and in obscure movies too but let’s keep moving for now.

Dave performs live comedy over the world and has appeared at such festivals as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, SXSW, San Francisco Sketchfest, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Sasquatch Festival, Bumbershoot, Bonnaroo, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Crap Comedy Festival in Oslo, Outside Lands in San Francisco, and then some other ones too. He has also performed comedy at Sing Sing Correctional Facility twice and even ripped some guitar solos inside a Mexican prison once. In 2007, Variety magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comedians to Watch,” something he still won’t shut up about.

Dave hosts his own radio show The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU in Jersey City, New Jersey every Monday night from 9pm to midnight. The show is also broadcast on the UK's Fubar Radio. Dave is also a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life. He has also appeared on podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, The Adam Carolla Show, The Nerdist, and then roughly 78 other ones besides those.

Dave is the author of two books, Tasteful Nudes (St. Martins Press, 2012) and Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Blue Rider Press 2016). He has also written for the New York Times, GQ, Salon, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, New York Observer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, VICE,Guitar World, and a bunch of other places too. Comedy legend Dick Cavett called Dave “a major figure among American comic writers, past and present,” which is pretty much the coolest thing that has ever happened as far as Dave is concerned.

Dave is also a musician who currently sings and plays guitar in the power pop band Valley Lodge, whose song “Go” is the theme song to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and the psych/garage rock band Painted Doll. He was also a member of Cleveland rock bands Sons of Elvis and Cobra Verde as well as Diamondsnake, a heavy metal band with Moby. Additionally, Dave has played guitar for Walter Schreifels and muscle metal band Thor and bass for Lucy Wainwright Roche and former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley. He also contributed musical scores to films such as Dirty Deeds, Shoot First and Pray You Live, and then some other ones besides those two.

Additionally, Dave’s mostly imaginary Norwegian Black Metal Band Witch Taint is currently bringing its own disturbing brand of comedy and music to audiences all over the world. They’ve also sold a lot of T-shirts.

Dave has made out with a lot of chicks, is sweet at guitar, and smells really great. You can ask anyone.
Sam Green
Sam Green
Sam Green received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from University of California Berkeley, where he studied documentary with acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs.

His most recent projects are the “live documentaries” Utopia in Four Movements (2010) and The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller, which premiered May 1, 2012, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Both works are performed live, with Green narrating and musicians performing the soundtrack. Love Song will be touring throughout 2012-13.

Green’s 2004 feature-length film, the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Weather Underground, tells the story of a group of radical young women and men who tried to violently overthrow the United States government during the late 1960s and 70s. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast on PBS, included in the Whitney Biennial, and has screened widely around the world.

Green’s previous long documentary, The Rainbow Man/John 3:16, follows the bizarre rise and fall of a man who became famous during the 1970s by appearing at thousands of televised sporting events wearing a rainbow wig. The film premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival and has screened at festivals worldwide. “More than an exploration of life, The Rainbow Man is a parable about alienation, the media, and the meaninglessness that often defines American life.” – Trevor Groth, Sundance Film Festival

Green’s short documentaries include lot 63, grave c, Pie Fight ’69 (directed with Christian Bruno), N-Judah 5:30, and The Fabulous Stains: Behind the Movie (directed with Sarah Jacobson).
Brooks Wheelan
Brooks Wheelan
Brooks is a cool dude. He went to University of Iowa and got a biomedical engineering degree, but then pursued comedy.

Here’s some stuff he’s done:
-Cast Member of Saturday Night Live (2013-14)
-Had the #1 comedy album on iTunes with the release of his debut album, “This is cool, Right?” which was hailed by many outlets as one of the best comedy albums of 2015
-Released a Comedy Central Half Hour special
-Appeared on Conan
-Appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers
-Appeared on Girls
-Appeared on MTV’s Ridiculousness
-Appeared on @Midnight
-Appeared on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party
-One of Comedy Central’s 10 comics to watch in 2012
-Voice of Fred on Disney’s Big Hero 6 television series
-Montreal Just For Laughs Festival in 2013, 2014, and 2016
-RollingStone named him as one of the top 45 acts from the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
-Also performed at Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, SXSW, Sasquatch Music and Arts Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and many others.

The A.V. Club described Brooks’ stand up as absurd and honest saying, “Wheelan is a considerable talent with a unique voice and perspective.”
Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins
Maeve is the host of the hit podcast Maeve In America: Immigration IRL. She has performed all over the world, including in her native Ireland, Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she's made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Irish Times, and she is writing a book of essays for Penguin due for publication later this year.
Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson
Jon’s books - So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Lost at Sea, and Them - are all international and New York Times bestsellers. He co-wrote the screenplay for Frank, starred Michael Fassbender. He writes for The Guardian, has appeared on This American Life, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, and his many TV documentaries include Stanley Kubrick's Boxes and The Secret Rulers of the World. The movie adaptation of THE PSYCHOPATH TEST is currently in development starring Scarlett Johannson.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/