4th Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza: A Benefit for a Future that Doesn't Suck

Presented by Pretty Good Friends

4th Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza: A Benefit for a Future that Doesn't Suck

Eugene Mirman, Aparna Nancherla, Caroline Rhea, David Cross, And More Special Guests!

Sunday · May 7, 2017

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

This event is 21 and over

*Tickets On Sale Tuesday, March 28th at 12pm EST

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

4th Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza: A Benefit for a Future that Doesn't Suck
4th Annual Grist Comedy Extravaganza: A Benefit for a Future that Doesn't Suck
Grist is a source of intelligent, irreverent environmental news and commentary that’s been around since 1999, when the internet was made of rubber bands. We set out to change the way the story of the environment was told — to make the issues accessible and relevant, and to wake readers up to the problems confronting us. Now, with the alarm raised, we are pointing our beacon in a new direction: toward a just, sustainable future. To do this work, we will transform the story of the environment, and the story society tells itself about its future. Our motto: Less freaking out, more figuring out.
Presented by Pretty Good Friends
Presented by Pretty Good Friends
We create meaningful and funny content, events, and experiences through the scope of intelligent and absurdist humor. We use comedy as a tool to educate, inform, communicate and connect - while still inspiring a spirit of fun and irreverence.
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman is a comedian, actor and hero who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He voices “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy Award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers. He was on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and has had two comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. He is a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science show Star Talk. His fifth comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), being released by Sub Pop Records, will be available in multiple formats as a 9 Volume Digital Set, 7LPs, a Chair, a Robe on October 30th, 2015.
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian of the stand-up variety, but can often be seen sitting. She recently wrote for Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC, as well as taping a half hour special for Comedy Central. You can also see her on the new HBO show Crashing, the most recent season of Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central, and on the upcoming seasons of Love and Master of None on Netflix. In addition, she currently hosts the long-running popular underground New York comedy show, Whiplash.
Caroline Rhea
Caroline Rhea
Caroline Rhea, stand-up comedian and actress, brings a fresh, smart and spontaneous approach to all of her work.

In 1989, Caroline ventured to New York to start her career in stand-up comedy. She studied in the stand-up program at the New School of Social Research and trained at the comedy club, Catch a Rising Star. With nightly gigs at New York's venerable clubs, Caroline's status quickly
grew and she became an integral part of the city's comedy scene. Her career was further boosted by numerous appearances on "MTV's Half-Hour Comedy Hour," "Comic Strip Live" and "Caroline's Comedy Hour." For the last seventeen years, Caroline has continued to perform to sold-out audiences in top comedy clubs all over the country and in Canada.

Her feature credits include, "The Perfect Man," with Heather Locklear, a supporting role in "Man on the Moon," the story of the late comedian
Andy Kaufman, co-starring Jim Carrey, "Christmas With the Kranks," opposite Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, and the wrestling film, "Ready to Rumble," opposite Oliver Platt, David Arquette and Scott Caan. Caroline's television career has taken off since she first starred as
Aunt Hilda on The WB's sitcom "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch." She will next be seen in Lifetime's made for television movie "Fat Like Me," airing on January 8th, 2007. She was last seen in a one hour stand up special, part of Bravo's "Funny Girls," entitled "Rhea's Anatomy," which aired on Halloween 2006. Other credits include; host of "The Caroline Rhea Show," regular guest on Whoopi Goldberg's "Hollywood Squares," Drew's girlfriend on "The Drew Carey Show," the made for television movie "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire," "Pride and Joy" on NBC, Host of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", Comedy Central's "Pulp Comic," "Comic Relief 8" and "HBO's One Night Stand 2005." She
also appeared in the pilot of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," written by Larry David.

A Montreal native, Caroline currently resides in New York and Los Angeles.
David Cross
David Cross
David Cross began his professional television career as a writer on "The Ben Stiller Show." It was there that he first met Bob Odenkirk, with whom he would later co-create the award-winning HBO sketch comedy series, "Mr. Show with Bob and Dave." Cross has since starred as Tobias Fünke in "Arrested Development" and has appeared in numerous films including "Men in Black," "Ghost World," 'Scary Movie 2" and "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind." Cross also maintains a notable stand-up career and has released two comedy CDs on SubPop Records: the Grammy-nominated "Shut Up You Fucking Baby!" and "It's Not Funny." In addition to his larger roles, Cross has made cameo appearances on "Just Shoot Me," "The Drew Carey Show," "NewsRadio," "Strangers with Candy" and "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." Cross also provided voices for the Xbox game "Halo 2" and appeared on Adult Swim's "Tom Goes to the Mayor" (for which Bob Odenkirk is executive producer).
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/