Acker & Blacker's Star Wars: Escape from Vodran Book Release Variety Show!

Acker & Blacker's Star Wars: Escape from Vodran Book Release Variety Show!

Paul and Storm, Jonathan Coulton, Jean Grae, Hal Lublin, Mark Gagliardi, Janina Gavankar, and more!

Friday · October 6, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$30

This event is 21 and over

*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Acker & Blacker's Star Wars: Escape from Vodran Book Release Variety Show!
Acker & Blacker's Star Wars: Escape from Vodran Book Release Variety Show!
Music, comedy, variety, outer space stuff, the force and it will all be canon!
Paul and Storm
Paul and Storm
Paul and Storm (Paul Sabourin and Greg “Storm” DiCostanzo) are known internationally and across the Internet for their original comedy music (often with a “nerd-ish” bent). In addition to their own live performances, they are co-founders of the geek-oriented variety show w00tstock, along with Wil Wheaton and Adam Savage, and co-produceJoCo Cruise. The duo’s original webseries musical, “LearningTown“, debuted on YouTube’s Geek & Sundry channel in January 2013. Also in 2013, their song “Another Irish Drinking Song” was featured in the hit movie Despicable Me 2, and in July had their guitar smashed on stage by George R. R. Martin (and deserved it). Their fifth full-length CD,Ball Pit, came out in 2014, and was the central item of the duo’s wildly successful Kickstarter campaign
Jonathan Coulton
Jonathan Coulton
Jonathan Coulton is from the Internet. While a struggling music industry fell to pieces over file sharing and shifting business models, he quietly and independently amassed a small army of techies, nerds, and dedicated superfans. His songs cover an eclectic range of subjects, from zombies and mad scientists to marriage and parenthood. In concert he moves fluidly between pathos and ridiculous fun. Seeing your first Coulton show is like walking into an insider club meeting, but one that gleefully welcomes and indoctrinates you in short order.

After leaving a perfectly good software career to pursue music full time, Jonathan embarked on a bold experiment in forced-march creativity called Thing a Week, in which he recorded and published a new song every Friday for a year. Much to his surprise, this plan worked, and he has since released many albums and toured all over the world. You may know him from many things, including the songs from Portal and Portal 2, his cover of Sir Mix-a-Lot‘s “Baby Got Back” (infamously hijacked by Glee), his theme songs for Rifftrax and the TV show “Going Deep with David Rees,” or his work with longtime pal John Hodgman.

He owns and runs his own fan cruise called the JoCo Cruise, as profiled in Wired magazine. Through Kickstarter he funded a graphic novel based on his songs, and written by Greg Pak, called Code Monkey Save World. He is currently the One Man House Band for the NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.”

IS THERE ANYTHING HE CANNOT DO?
Jean Grae
Jean Grae
Jean Grae is a multihyphenate artist whose work integrates music, comedy, and visual media. In addition to musical collaborations with The Roots, Talib Kweli, and Robert Glasper, the critically acclaimed performer, director, soundtrack composer, and writer has released nearly two dozen self-produced and engineered independent albums; her work is even archived in The Yale Anthology of Rap and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Culture.

Grae has been Keynote Speaker at Hip-Hop Week Montreal and lecturer at such institutions as Yale, Princeton, Columbia and the Kennedy Performing Arts Center. Additional appearances include NPR, 2 Broke Girls, Comedy Central, MSNBC, Vice, BET’s Hip Hop Awards, hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale and the Deadpool comic book, where she punched the titular antihero in the face.

Currently channeling her broad skill set and envelope-pushing experiences into genre-bending live ventures Church of the Infinite You, Dubbled Over and The Show Show, Grae continues defying boundaries and delivering funny, moving, inspirational experiences to audiences via earbuds, the stage, and screens both big and small.



Hal Lublin
Hal Lublin: @HalLublin
Mark Gagliardi
Mark Gagliardi
Mark Gagliardi is best known for his appearances in the viral sensation and Comedy Central show Drunk History and for the role of Croach in The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a monthly live stage show and hit podcast. He is a graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University and The Second City Conservatory and has improvised regularly at iOWest.. He has acted in over 200 plays and toured as a member of the original revival cast of National Lampoon Lemmings. On TV he played the villain Savage on Disney XD's I'm In The Band and has appeared on various TV shows including How I Met Your Mother and The League. He played the Genie in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular at Disney's California Adventure and works at Universal Studios as an actor and improv coach.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/