• Risk! featuring Kevin Allison and more!

    Risk! featuring Kevin Allison and more!

    Kevin Allison, Asher Novek, Thomas McKean, Phoebe Robinson, Jillian Richardson, DC Benny

    Wed, January 25, 2017

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

    The Bell House

    Brooklyn, New York


    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! 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!
    Asher Novek
    Asher Novek is a community organizer, storyteller, and sometimes wedding officiant. He co-hosts and co-produces the storytelling podcast "The Whole Story" with Julia Whitehouse, available on iTunes. He produces and hosts the monthly storytelling show "So What Happened Was" in Park Slope. He has appeared on Word Up, Surprise Stories, Cinema Stories, and Dear Show. His solo show, "good", will be performed at the PIT on March 4th. And he's single.
    Thomas McKean
    Thomas McKean has told stories in such venues as the Bric Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY; MASS MoCA, North Adams, Mass.; and the Abrons Art Center, NY, NY. Also a visual artist, he's been in shows at David & Schweitzer, Brooklyn, NY; the Augusta Savage Gallery, UMass, Amherst, Mass; and the William Turner Gallery, Atlanta, GA; among others; his illustrations have appeared in The Nation and Food and Wine. In addition, his latest book, A Conversation with Ruth Pitter, was published by the HappenStance Press, Glenrothes, Scotland. He was invited to lecture on it at West Chester University, West Chester, PA. He lives in and was born in New York.
    Phoebe Robinson
    Phoebe Robinson
    Phoebe Robinson is a stand up comedian, writer, and actor who both TimeOut NY and Flavorpill have named one of the top ten comics working in NYC. Most recently, she appeared on Comedy Central'sBroad City, NBC's Last Comic Standing and the Today show, and is a writer on MTV's hit talking head show Girl Code.

    When not working in television, Ms. Robinson is a writer for Glamour.com and contributes to The New York Times, bitch magazine, xoJane.com, VH1.com, Refinery 29.com, Decider.com,VanityFair.com, and TheDailyBeast.com. Her blog Blaria (aka Black Daria), which is rapidly approaching 150,000 views, has been featured on The Huffington Post, and has launched a podcast as well as a monthly stand up show at UCB East that she co-hosts with The Daily Show's Jessica Williams and it has consistently sold out since its inception nearly a year ago.

    She recently just finished opening for The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac and Broad City on their comedy tours and is currently a staff writer on Fuse's upcoming daily late night pop culture talk show. Follow her on Instragram at blariaakaphoeberobinson if you want to pictures of her afro in various weird shapes.
    Jillian Richardson
    Jillian Richardson is a freelance writer who brings humor and playfulness to business. You can read her work in places like Salon, Narratively, Marie Claire, The New York Post, and Quartz. If you want to stalk her, visit her website at thatJillian.com and subscribe to her weekly events newsletter, The Joy List. *High five.*
    DC Benny
    You may know D.C. Benny as "Chaz" from the soap: "As The World Turns". You possibly know him as "Caesar" from the Latino gangster film: "Illegal Tender".You could have watched him as a finalist on "Last Comic Standing". It's conceivable that you may be one of the almost ten million people who wrote things like "he corny" in the comment section of his Youtube clip: "White boy Rips The Apollo". In a perfect world you would have have read one of his essays in The New York Observer, Narratively, New York Magazine, or Heeb Magazine. Most know him as the someone who loses all willpower when he walks into Whole Foods. His wife has a store in the Gowanus where he messes around when he is supposed to be helping. He has a big dog called Grits and two cats who requested that they not be named.
    Venue Information:
    The Bell House
    149 7th Street
    Brooklyn, New York, 11215