• Risk! featuring Kevin Allison and more!

    Risk! featuring Kevin Allison and more!

    Kevin Allison, Jerry Franklin, Jeff Hiller, John Early, Janelle James, Tracey Segarra, plus special guests!

    Wed, December 14, 2016

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

    The Bell House

    Brooklyn, New York

    $15.00

    This event is 21 and over

    *Please note that this event will be mixed seating/standing. Please arrive early for the best seat selection.

    Risk!
    Risk!
    RISK! is a live show and podcast “where people tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share in public” hosted by Kevin Allison, of the legendary TV sketch comedy troupe The State. The award-winning live show happens monthly in New York and Los Angeles. It’s featured people like Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Lampanelli, Kevin Nealon, Margaret Cho, Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, Lili Taylor, Rachel Dratch, Andy Borowitz and more, dropping the act and showing a side of themselves we’ve never seen before. The weekly podcast gets hundreds of thousands of downloads each month. Slate.com called it “jaw-dropping, hysterically funny, and just plain touching.”
    Kevin Allison
    Kevin Allison
    (Risk!, The State)
    Kevin Allison is the host and creator of the wildly popular podcast, RISK!
    John Early
    John Early
    John Early is a comedian who recently created and starred in his own episode of Netflix's The Characters. He’ll be appearing soon in the film Neighbors 2, The Disaster Artist opposite Sharon Stone, the upcoming TBS comedy Search Party, and a mini series for Vimeo with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant.

    His previous credits include Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Love, Animals, Broad City, High Maintenance, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, 30 Rock, and the indie features Fort Tilden (SXSW Grand Jury Prize) and Other People (2016 Sundance opening night film). He was a writer on season 4 of truTV’s Billy on the Street.

    Early is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He performs a live sketch show Hey™ with Kate Berlant, co-hosts a weekly stand up show at Cake Shop, and has been a part numerous comedy festivals including Just For Laughs, South by Southwest, Riot LA, Treasure Island Music Festival, and Festival Supreme. He was named one of Time Out New York's Top Ten Comedians of 2015.
    Janelle James
    Janelle James is a Caribbean born comic who started doing standup in the midwest. Moving to the midwest was such a jarring experience that Janelle, already a person prone to melodramatic mood swings quickly fell down a hole into deep depression. A chance conversation with a neighbor about a local open mic led to Janelle trying to reap the benefits of talk therapy without the bills (or therapist) and trying her hand at stand up comedy. Janelle's stand up is a mix of raunch, family life and morbid thoughts about depression and aging. She has featured all over the midwest and NYC in such places as The Jukebox Comedy Club, NY Comedy Club and The Knitting Factory. She was a top three finalist in both the 2011 Laugh Comedy Competition and the 2012 Jukebox Comedy Competition. Janelle has also traveled extensively as the feature act with veteran comics and performed at the 2013 Bridgetown and Limestone comedy festivals.. When not performing, Janelle can be found tweeting the boredom away @janellejcomic or complaining to anyone who'll listen about how having kids makes it so much harder to move into a van and live the glamorous life of a road comic.
    Tracey Segarra
    Tracey Segarra launched her career in New York City as a reporter and editor for local newspapers and national wire services, interviewing assorted politicians, celebrities and criminals. She now heads up marketing for a professional services firm. She is a 2-time Moth StorySlam winner, a Moth GrandSlam champion and the host of a new storytelling show on Long Island, "Now You're Talking!"
    Venue Information:
    The Bell House
    149 7th Street
    Brooklyn, New York, 11215
    http://www.thebellhouseny.com/