• 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

    Tue, March 10, 2015

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

    The Bell House

    Brooklyn, New York

    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
    Critically acclaimed lyricist, producer, writer, director, cinematographer and all around consummate entertainer- Jean Grae has been challenging the boundaries of artistry since her debut in 1996. Whether creating music with imaginative narratives that immerse the listener in a dark world of Grae’s design, or spilling her most personal stories of love and life experiences, she always delivers an honest performance that strikes the most vulnerable parts of her audience and keeps them wondering, “what will she do next?”

    Well into an almost 20 year long career that maintains not only relevancy, but continues to push the envelope of perception, marketing and branding. Grae has worked alongside Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Pharoahe Monch, and a list that this very small bio cannot contain. Sorry, bio.

    Grae recently made her directorial debut and created her company, “KAGD.” With videos for The Hellpit Faeries, Talib Kweli and herself under her belt, she created “Life With Jeannie” a half hour sitcom, written, directed by and starring Grae. “Life With Jeannie” premiered on 12/25 on JeanGraetv.com and Grae’s latest releases: Gotham Down cycles 1-3 is available on JeanGrae.bandcamp.com
    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/