March Madness: An Evening of Readings by Women We Love

Jezebel Presents

March Madness: An Evening of Readings by Women We Love

Ariel Dumas, Jena Friedman, Jean Grae, Aparna Nancherla, Phoebe Robinson, Juli Weiner, Delaney Yeager

Tuesday · March 10, 2015

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

FREE (RSVP)

This event is 21 and over

March Madness: An Evening of Readings by Women We Love
March Madness: An Evening of Readings by Women We Love
Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman
Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and director based in New York. She is currently a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her work has been featured at SXSW, The New York Fringe Festival, The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Glamour, Salon, Gawker, Time Out New York and on Comedy Central.

Photo: Alex M. Smith
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.



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.
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.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/