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

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

Jon Ronson, Maeve Higgins, Emma Brockes, Amelia Lester, Raj Sivaraman, Naomi Ekperigin, Phoebe Robinson

Tue · December 1, 2015

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

$12.00

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.
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.
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.
Emma Brockes
Emma Brockes
Emma Brockes is a Guardian writer based in New York.

Her book, SHE LEFT ME THE GUN: MY MOTHER'S LIFE BEFORE ME, was published by The Penguin Press (U.S), and Faber (U.K). The book she wrote before that was about musicals.
Amelia Lester
Amelia Lester
Amelia Lester is the executive editor of The New Yorker’s website, and was previously the magazine’s managing editor.
Raj Sivaraman
Raj Sivaraman
Raj Sivaraman is a writer, comedian, and writer/comedian (Oh! And scientist!). He is one of the co-hosts of the Universe City podcast, which breaks down scientific papers for mainstream audiences, and has performed in several festivals all over the country and presented his research at as many international scientific conferences. As a sketch writer, he released an album in 2012 entitled “In Case of Emergency” and was one of the main writers/performers for Boston News Net.

Raj uses his unique perspective to highlight the quirks of American imperialism, objectivist philosophy, the theory of evolution, and why Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes are the best. Raj has performed with noted comedians such as Gary Gulman, Eddie Brill, and Myq Kaplan, and has appeared on Jeopardy! He also asked out Kate Middleton on a date, and she no-showed. But he’s too proud to take her back now.
Naomi Ekperigin
Naomi Ekperigin
Naomi Ekperigin is a Los Angeles-based actor, stand-up and writer, who’s written for NBC’s Great News, Comedy Central’s Broad City and Hulu’s Difficult People. She’s a 2 Dope Queens regular and has performed stand-up on their HBO special as well as Late Night with Seth Meyers. Her Comedy Central Half Hour debuted in 2016, and her new podcast Couples Therapy recently debuted on the How Stuff Works Network.
Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson
PHOEBE ROBINSON is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, which was turned into four one-hour, critically-acclaimed HBO specials. She is a New York Times best-selling author of the book You Can’t Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain. Following these successes, Phoebe has gone on to be a staff writer for the final season of Portlandia, act in TBS’s Search Party, host another critically-acclaimed podcast for WNYC Studios entitled Sooo Many White Guys, and made her film debut in the Netflix summer comedy Ibiza.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/