TOO MANY IDEAS with Kyle Ayers

TOO MANY IDEAS with Kyle Ayers

Kyle Ayers, Jo Firestone, Josh Gondelman, Aparna Nancherla, Nick Naney, Courtney Maginnis, and more!

Thursday · July 20, 2017

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

$12 adv / $15 door

This event is 21 and over

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

TOO MANY IDEAS
TOO MANY IDEAS
Comedian and ill-advised idea executor Kyle Ayers invites some of his most wonderful friends and hosts a night mashing up stand up comedy and some of his favorite shows of his own creation before Kyle packs up his wigs and moves across the country.

Too Many Ideas will feature:

First Comes Love, Boast Rattle, Jo Firestone, Josh Gondelman, Aparna Nancherla, and more!

Boast Rattle, the COMPLIMENT contest. Comedians compete to see who can compliment one another in this showdown of sweetness, this clash of consideration, this barrage of benevolence. Playing off of the idea of roasts, Boast Rattle has two comedians go head-to-head, delivering alternating blows of the nicest order. Featured in the New York Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and more!

First Comes Love, adult film scripts from Craigslist, LIVE on stage. Kyle (drunkenly) put a fake job listing on Craigslist for adult film writers, and asked for samples. Using the talents of some of the best comedians around (and willing members of the audience!), First Comes Love honors this aspiring porn writers by acting these scripts out, live on stage. Word for word, line for line, typo for typo, comedians, actors, and audience members pay tribute through performance, and get really, really weird. Featured at SF Sketchfest, RIOT LA Festival, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and more.
Kyle Ayers
Kyle Ayers
Kyle Ayers is a comedian, writer, actor, and all of that sort, living in New York City, by way of his hometown near Kansas City, Missouri. He brings his satirical look at growing up in the small town to the big city, with a unique viewpoint on his generation, our childhoods, and daily life. He was featured as a New Face in the illustrious 2015 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where Time Out New York heralded him as a "breakout star," saying that "Rural Missouri may have imbued theFirst Comes Love creator with an aw-shucks demeanor... but he has a progressive conviction praised by the likes of Brian Posehn and Canadian SiriusXM’s The Todd Shapiro Show." He will be featured on the upcoming season of "Uproarious" on Fuse.
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion. She was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch in 2015 and a New Face at this year's Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Jo recently made a card game for pun lovers called Punderdome.
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. Offstage, Josh is a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO and the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the forthcoming book You Blew It,available this October from Plume.

In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV's Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney's Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker. He is the co-creator and co-author of the popular Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed was named one of 2012′s best by Paste Magazine. The Ellen DeGeneres Show took notice of Josh's joke writing skill and featured him as part of their "Tweetly Roundup."

Additionally, Josh has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. His debut standup comedy CD, "Everything's The Best" was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
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.
Nick Naney
Courtney Maginnis
Courtney Maginnis
Courtney Maginnis is a comedian and actress based in Brooklyn, NY. She performs Standup all over NYC including Caroline's, NY Comedy Club and The Stand. She has been a part of the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival and Red Clay Comedy Festival. Courtney has been featured in sketches for College Humor, Ch2 and starred in the Channel 101 series "Just Kidz". She has also starred in the short film, "The Comedian's Wife" which was an Official Selection for the 2016 Big Apple Film Festival. Her first feature film appearance is in "Psychotic" a horror film due out October 2016. She was most recently the subject for a story on NPR's Studio 360.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/