Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!

Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!

Jon Ronson, Maeve Higgins, Eugene Mirman, Mike Birbiglia, Todd Barry, Mehran Khaghani, Tanael Joachim, plus special guests!

Sunday · December 4, 2016

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

$25.00

Sold Out

This event is 21 and over

We are thrilled that this is sold out, but sad that there are not more tickets available! The show will be available as a podcast later in the year, subscribe to www.maeveinamerica.com and please consider donating to the wonderful INARA here too. 

 

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

*All Proceeds go to INARA

 

Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!
Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!
We are thrilled that this is sold out, but sad that there are not more tickets available! The show will be available as a podcast later in the year, subscribe to www.maeveinamerica.com and please consider donating to the wonderful INARA here too.

Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!

Wondering what you can do to help Syrian children caught up in a terrible war? Do this! For one night only, join New York City’s freshest and funniest comedians and writers as they give their time and talent to raise the roof of The Bell House - and much needed funds for Syria’s children. Come along and support INARA.

INARA. provides life-altering medical care for children from conflict areas who have catastrophic injuries and are unable to access treatment due to war. Based in Lebanon, they do amazing and much needed work for sick and injured Syrian children.
Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson
Jon Ronson is a writer and journalist known for bestsellers like So You’ve Been Publicly ShamedThe Psychopath TestThem: Adventures with ExtremistsLost at Sea and The Men Who Stare At Goats which was turned into a film. His most recent book was the 2016 Amazon Kindle Single, The Elephant in the RoomA Journey into the Trump Campaign and the Alt Right. 


Jon’s original screenplays include Frank, which he co-wrote with Peter Straughan, and Okja, recently released by Netflix. It premiered in competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews. Jon is a regular contributor to This American Life, the New York Times magazine and GQ magazine and he lives in New York City, where he’s just finished an original audio series for Audible, The Butterfly Effect available July 27 at audible.com/butterflyeffect

Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins
A TV star in her native Ireland, Maeve Higgins has performed all over the world, including Edinburgh, Melbourne and Erbil. Now in New York, she’s made a name for herself there too, but 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. Maeve hosts a live show every month with author Jon Ronson and is a frequent guest at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. Maeve makes great radio and is currently hosting a podcast about immigration called 'Maeve In America' for First Look Media.
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman is a comedian, actor and hero who lives in Massachusetts. He voices “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy Award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers and hosts the Audible podcast, Hold On. He appeared regularly on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and Archer, and has two standup comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. Eugene is also a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science/ comedy show, StarTalk. His fifth comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), is available from Sub Pop Records in multiple formats — a 9 Volume Digital Set, 7LPs, a chair, and a robe.
Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia
Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, writer, actor, and director known for his highly personal approach to comedy. Birbiglia burst onto the scene in 2006 with his critically acclaimed debut, “Two Drink Mike” on Comedy Central Records, and followed that with “My Secret Public Journal Live,” “Sleepwalk With Me Live” and “My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend.” He toured his most recent show,
“Thank God for Jokes,” to more than 100 cities, and filmed it for Netflix, where it will premiere in 2017. Birbiglia can also be seen as Danny Pearson in Orange is the New Black, as well as in
Amy Schumer’s Trainwreck, The Fault in Our Stars, and in his own films, Sleepwalk With Me and Don’t Think Twice. See Birbiglia online at www.birbigs.com and at twitter.com/Birbigs

photo credit: Evan Sung
Todd Barry
Todd Barry
New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.

Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas. You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver's right hand man in Amy Heckerling's Vamps, and as Paul Rudd's co-worker in David Wain's Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival.

Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.

Todd was the subject of a recent New York Times Arts section cover story, which referred to him as a “master of standup” and noted “when it comes to live performance, few comics are more consistently funny.”
In April 2013 the Todd Barry Podcast debuted. It reached #1 on the iT

“Comedy savants revere this Conan and Letterman veteran’s hushed, singsong sarcasm.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Piercing, blinding, slaying, violating wit.” – NPR
“Infuses his observational comedy with a wonderfully individual disdain.” – The Times of London

“He doesn't suffer fools, and fortunately for his comedy his definition of ‘fool’ doesn't discriminate.” – Pitchfork.com
“Acerbic wit, deadpan delivery and wickedly smart punchlines.” – Time Out New York

“Barry is so beautifully arid he is positively parched.” – London Evening Standard

“The success lies with the delivery, and in his ability to seamlessly merge ad-libbed material with his prepared schtick.” – The Age, Melbourne
Mehran Khaghani
Mehran Khaghani
Mehran Khaghani is a standup comedian, emcee, actor, event producer, upstart, social advocate, serial yeller, trouble-maker, love-spreader, line-pusher and general intellect of intimidating proportion currently living in New York City. Remarkably gay and of Iranian descent, Mehran has a well earned reputation as a performer who can make any event a raucous, joyous success.

He has been a finalist in multiple comedy festivals, tours nationally, was featured on Season 9 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has been seen on MTV, Comedy Central, IFC, TruTV and Seeso and is a regular at the world famous Comedy Cellar in New York City. Mehran currently hosts one of New York’s hottest weekly bar shows, Hush Money, every Monday night at Pinks bar in the East Village and cohosts Paid or Pain for Sirius Radio.
Tanael Joachim
Tanael Joachim
Tanael performs regularly at some of the best clubs in New York, including Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, to name a few and the best alternative shows, such as Comedy at The Knitting Factory and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac. He's been a featured performer at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. He's also the host of Jest for Fun, a monthly stand up comedy show in the East Village of Manhattan, as well as a contributing writer for Elite Daily.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/