• Employee of the Month

    Employee of the Month

    Catie Lazarus, Robert Smigel, Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, Mo Rocca, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lady Rizo, The New Guys

    Wed, September 18, 2013

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

    The Bell House

    Brooklyn, New York

    $20 adv

    This event is 21 and over

    *Line-up subject to change

    Employee of the Month
    Ever wonder what it’s like to have a dreamy job? We did too. Come see why The New York Times calls Employee of the Month Show "beloved" and Blackbook calls "comedy darling" Catie Lazarus's "hilarious podcast talk show" a must see. Join Catie as she interviews (and honors) November's phenomenal Employees of the Month: the bad ass television writer Amy Sherman Palladino (Creator Gilmore Girls & Bunheads), Hollywood's hit screenwriter Danny Strong (Recount, Game Change, Hunger Games, Lee Daniel's The Butler), star stylist Mel Ottenberg, and singing sensation Diane Birch. Plus, enjoy comedy sketches and music from house band The New Guys (Shockwave, Grey McMurrary & Eric Biondo). www.employeeofthemonthshow.com
    Catie Lazarus
    CATIE LAZARUS is a writer and comedian. ECNY (Excellence in Comedy in New York) awarded her “Best Comedy Writer” and Lewis Black says, "she's more brilliant than she'll ever know." Lazarus hosts the critically acclaimed podcast EMPLOYEE of the MONTH and has contributed drivel to Slate, The Daily Beast, TheBillfold, Splitsider, Bust Magazine, Cosmo, and edited the "Kvetch" section of Heeb Magazine. Lazarus has interviewed over a 100 artists, writers, comedians, and celebrities including Miss Piggy, Grover, Elmo, and Triumph The Insult Comic Dog. @catielazarus
    Robert Smigel
    Is an Emmy winning writer and actor. He created SNL's TV Funhouse while he was a writer/performer at SNL. He also wrote and appeared on The Dana Carvey Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien, where he served as the first head writer. Smigel has also appeared on Curb Your Enthusiasm and, most recently, in Judd Apatow's This is 40. With his wife Michelle, Smigel created the annual benefit Night of Too Many Stars on Comedy Central which has raised millions of dollars to help children with autism.
    Triumph The Insult Comic Dog
    Triumph The Insult Comic Dog is best known for stealing the limelight on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and has gone onto appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central's Autism Speaks benefits, and had his own Grammy nominated comedy album Come Poop with Me.
    Mo Rocca
    Host of The Cooking Channel's "My Grandmother's Ravioli," Mo Rocca is best known for being a Correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning News with Charles Osgood, panelist on NPR's Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and the host of Foodography on the Cooking Channel. Mo served as a correspondent on The Daily Show and The Tonight Show.
    Lin-Manuel Miranda
    Lin-Manuel Miranda is best known as the Tony-winning composer-lyricist and star of Broadway’s In the Heights, which received four Tony Awards, including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical, with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score. Miranda is also co-founder of the hip-hop comedy troupe Freestyle Love Supreme and has appeared on Modern Family, Electric Company, The Sopranos, House M.D., Do No Harm, and The Wire.
    Lady Rizo
    Lady Rizo is a ‘Cabaret Superstar', according to New York Magazine, as the Grammy-winning starlet has sung with everyone from Yo Yo Ma to Moby to Alan Cummings. Rizo was also nominated for an MVPA for choreographing the video for the single New York, New York featuring Debbie Harry. Rizo has collaborated with Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher for Cymbeline, playwright (and Employee of the Month winner) Adam Rapp, and Taylor Mac's epic The Lily's Revenge.
    The New Guys
    The New Guys are all phenomenal musicians in their own rights. Our band master is Shockwave, a beatboxer actor, and co-producer of Employee of the Month. Shockwave is a rockstar amongst kids, due to his starring role on Electric Company. He is a rockstar to adults, as a member of the critically acclaimed freestyle rap group Freestyle Love Supreme. Eric Biondo is a trumpeter, composer, and singer, who has performed with, amongst others, Antibalas Afrobeat, Massick Attack and TV on the Radio. Grey McMurrary is a guitarist, singer, and composer who performs with (k)Nights on Earth, Beyondo, and Naked Earth. The New Guys are often joined by Arthur Lewis as well as Common Rotation (Eric Kufs, Jordan Katz, and Adam Busch).
    Venue Information:
    The Bell House
    149 7th Street
    Brooklyn, New York, 11215
    http://www.thebellhouseny.com/