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

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

Robin Ince, Mehran Khaghani, Maeve Higgins, Jon Ronson, Pat Brown

Tue · March 3, 2015

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

$10.00

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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.
Robin Ince
Robin Ince
Mehran Khaghani
Mehran Khaghani
Born an anchor baby in London, Mehran single-handedly rescued his Iranian family from the Ayatollah Khomeini. Ever gracious, teenage Mehran evened the score in the United States by dropping out of college and taking up homosexuality.

Honing his sharp sense of the absurd while working at Harvard University, Mehran's early experience navigating regime change came in handy when he personally escorted deposed president Larry Summers off the property. He would later go on to produce several successful shows with the University-affiliated Oberon Theater.

A quick riser in the Boston comedy scene, Mehran was named Best Comedian in Boston by the Boston Phoenix, and was a two time finalist in the International Boston Comedy Festival. At Emerson College's Semel Theater, Mehran recorded a half hour of comedy for Die Laughing, produced by Friends co-creator, Kevin Bright.

Mehran has opened for such acts as Maz Jobrani, Tom Green and Eugene Mirman. He works regularly with some of the hottest up-and-comers in comedy and has been in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival for the last four years. He has played to crowds of thousands at leading venues, like the Wilbur Theater, the Berklee Performance Center, and the Lisner Auditorium and has toured extensively at colleges and universities. A leading MC in the emerging neo-burlesque scene, Mehran plays to an audience of 30,000 each December at the historic Somerville Theater.

He recently moved to Manhattan, where he lives with his husband and his tiny idiot dog.
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.
Pat Brown
Pat Brown
Pat Brown debuted on television in 1999 on BET’s Comic View and went on to appear 8 times, the last being in 2013, on the Comic View Relaunch. From 2001-2002, Pat was a cast member and writer for BET’s The Way We Do It, starring Rickey Smiley. In 2004, she was a regional Winner and National Finalist in the Bacardi By Night Comedy Competition, and in 2007 she won the Las Vegas Comedy Festival “Best Female Comic” award.

Other appearances include NBC’s Comics Unleashed, Sundance Film Festival, Comedy Central’s Jamie Fox Laffapalooza, Three Can Play That Game with Vivaca Fox, Guest Host Hot 97 Atlanta, AXS TV Gotham Live, Bounce TV’s Off The Chain, Bob and Tom Show Radio Show, regular on Sirius The Foxhole, 2013 WINNER of the She-Devil Comedy Festival and Laughs on Fox.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/