How May We Hate You? LIVE!

How May We Hate You? LIVE!

Michael Potts, Kevin Allison, Rebecca Vigil, Tim Dillon, Anna Drezen, Todd Dakotah Briscoe

Wed · April 1, 2015

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

$8 Advance / $10 Day Of Show

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.

How May We Hate You? LIVE!
How May We Hate You? LIVE!
Two former Times Square concierges present an evening of interactive hotel-themed comedy, featuring performers from Broadway shows, NYC comedy clubs, and touring musical theater shows. The co-authors of the viral Tumblr and upcoming book How May We Hate You? host a rotating cast of variety performers in this monthly show.

Hosted by Anna Drezen (UCB) and Todd Dakotah Briscoe (MSNBC)
Michael Potts
Michael Potts
Michael Potts is a veteran television, stage and film actor living in New York.

As a graduate of Columbia University and the Yale School of Drama, Potts developed his passion for performance into an extensive film, television and theater career. Aside from his acclaimed role on ‘The Wire,' he has held roles on primetime hits such as 'True Detective', ‘Bored to Death', ‘Damages,' ‘Nurse Jackie,' ‘Flight of the Conchords,' ‘Oz,' and ‘Law & Order.' On the silver screen, he has held his own alongside Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts in ‘Conspiracy Theory' and again in "The Peacemaker' with George Clooney and Nicole Kidman.

Potts' extensive theater background has afforded him a number of performances on New York's theater stages including roles in ‘Rent,' ‘The Tempest,' ‘Twelfth Night' and ‘Richard III' garnering him the prestigious Falstaff Award for best Male Supporting Performance and earning The Village Voice's Obie Award for his portrayal in the off-Broadway production of ‘The American Play.' Potts originated the role of Brooks, Sr in the Tony® Award-winning play ‘Grey Gardens' and additionally the role of Paul Pierce in Tony Kushner's ‘The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures' at the Guthrie Theatre. In the regions, Michael has starred in ‘Oedipus,' ‘Highway Ulysses,' ‘Romeo and Juliet,' ‘The Hostage' and ‘The Rivals' and was in the original company of ‘Lennon.'

Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Wisacky, South Carolina, Potts is an active supporter and contributor of the 52nd Street Project, which is dedicated to the creation and production of new plays for, and often, by kids between the ages of 9 and 18 that reside in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood in New York City. The organization achieves this goal through a series of unique mentoring programs that match kids with professional theater artists.
Kevin Allison
Kevin Allison
(Risk!, The State)
Kevin Allison is the host and creator of the wildly popular podcast, RISK!, where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share. After starting from scratch in Kevin’s bedroom in 2009, RISK! has grown to have nearly 1 million downloads per month and has featured stories from Margaret Cho, Kevin Nealon, Andy Dick, Sarah Silverman and regular folks from around the world. Kevin is also a member of the legendary sketch comedy group The State, whose 90’s MTV show remains a cult classic.
Rebecca Vigil
Rebecca Vigil
Bio: Rebecca Vigil is an actor and musical comedian working clubs and theaters all over the country. She is the co-creator and co-star of the award winning improvised musical about the love story of a real couple from the audience, Your Love, Our Musical. You may have heard her tell a story on the RISK! Podcast. And she can also be seen in the upcoming Netflix original movie, The Week Of.
Tim Dillon
Tim Dillon
Tim Dillon is a New York based comedian and writer. He has been featured in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and the New York Comedy Festival, has performed on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, and was recently one of the Top 100 finalists on Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. He co-hosts “Stewed: a comedy food podcast” with Mike Recine on Cave Comedy Radio. He is also regular on the hit comedy podcast Keith and the Girl and Fusion TV’s The Chris Gethard Show.
Anna Drezen
Anna Drezen
ANNA DREZEN – Anna is a writer for NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and the co-author of the books HOW TO WIN AT FEMINISM (HarperCollins, 2016) and HOW MAY WE HATE YOU (Potter Style, 2016). The latter, which was based on Anna’s experiences working as a concierge at a hotel in Times Square, was optioned by ABC this year and made into a pilot, starring Kat Dennings and directed by Will Gluck. She recently contributed to Kate McKinnon’s upcoming Audible series, HEADS WILL ROLL, collaborated with McKinnon on her 2017 Oscar nominee luncheon video, and consulted on Jena Friedman’s Adult Swim special, SOFT FOCUS. Other writing credits include; MTV, Cracked, Nylon and The Daily Dot. She has been featured in videos on CollegeHumor, Above Average, Buzzfeed, and Funny or Die. She was chosen to participate in Comedy Central’s 2017 UP NEXT showcase and can regularly be seen performing stand-up at colleges and clubs across the country. Anna is the editor-at-large of REDUCTRESS and is currently writing for Comedy Central's “Reductress" pilot starring Abby Elliott.
Todd Dakotah Briscoe
Todd Dakotah Briscoe
Todd Dakotah Briscoe graduated in 2007 from NYU: Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama. He recently received his MFA in Television Writing and Producing from LIU: Brooklyn where he studied with Norman Steinberg (Blazing Saddles) and worked with director Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek: The Next Generation.)

He is still trying to pay the loans on both.

Todd created the website "How May We Hate You" with Brooklyn comedian Anna Drezen. The Clarkson-Potter imprint of Random House/Penguin will be publishing the book version of "How May We Hate You" in early 2016.

Todd was actively involved for 4 years as a writer, performer and producer of Political Subversities, a weekly live musical-sketch show that features brand new material every week satirizing current events. Political Subversities has been featured on Gawker, Huffington Post, Bust Magazine and Todd represented the group several times on MSNBC. One time Reverend Al Sharpton called Todd a “turkey” on a special Thanksgiving Episode.

He has performed improv, sketch and solo comedy at Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, The People's Improv Theater, The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, Union Hall, 92Y and has been featured on The Risk Podcast and Myq Kaplan's Hang Out With Me Podcast. He was also seen with Vinny Guadagnino (Jersey Shore) in "Jesus Christ: Reality Star" at UCB New York.

He also played a stalker on an episode of Discovery ID's "Stalked!" and his friends will text him from the gym sometimes to let him know it's on.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/