First Comes Love The Anniversary Show: "Adult film scenes from Craigslist, acted out live on stage"
Kyle Ayers, Matteo Lane, Will Winner, Marcia Belsky, Ahri Findling, Mike Abrusci, Andrew Collin, Tim Dillon, Courtney Maginnis, Nick Naney, Sarah Lazarus, Kerryn Feehan, Brendan Eyre, Christi Chiello, Casey James Salengo, Tom Cowell, Blair Socci, Evan Williams, JASON BURKE, Sharron Paul, Ryan Beck, JP McDade, Cate Weinberg, Anna Drezen
Thursday · February 11, 2016
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
$8 adv / $10 door
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This event is 21 and over
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First Comes Love
Adult film scripts from Craigslist, acted out LIVE on stage by comedians and the like. In an (admittedly) drunken state, Brooklyn comedian Kyle Ayers placed an ad on Craigslist, claiming to be the CEO/Producer of a major adult film company. He asked for 3-4 page porn scripts from aspiring adult film writers. What he didn’t expect, was to get over 1,000 responses in one week, which he now has comedians and friends act out verbatim on stage, for better or for worse. More funny and absurd than sexual or weird, past guests include Ron Jeremy (yeah, that guy), Sasheer Zamata, Emily Heller, Dan St. Germain, Nick Vatterott, Matteo Lane, and more. The show has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, RIOT LA, SF Sketchfest, and weird places all over this wonderfully lonely country.
"One of the most popular comedy shows in New York City"-Connected Comedy
"Bring your chainmail and your leather dildo. This show will get medieval on your ass" - Village Voice, NYC
"Don't miss this show, wherever it takes place next!" "Overall, a very well put together show" - Playlist HQ
First Comes Love Show Gets Down and Dirty - Yay! LA Magazine
Brooklyn Comedy Festival's 'Winter Wonderlandia' - New York Times
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.
(GirlCode, GuyCode, Joking Off )
Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago who is currently appearing on MTV2's Guy Code.
Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and Opera singer. After realizing that he can’t become Maria Callas, Matteo began telling jokes to strangers in dark rooms. Matteo has performed in the TBS Just for Laughs Festival, has been heard on SiriusXM and “Keith and the Girl,” and co-hosts a monthly variety show at the Creek and the Cave.
Marcia Belsky is a New York City based stand-up comedian, musician and writer. In 2014, she was a semifinalist in the NBC StandUp For Diversity competition, and her web series Couch House was an official selection in the 2015 New York Television Festival. Currently, she performs stand up regularly around the New York area and has contributed to the popular satirical website Reductress. She is the lead singer of the "radical" feminist band Free the Mind and her project The Headless Women of Hollywood has been featured on Funny or Die, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Guys We F***cked, AV Club, E!News and more.
Here's what you need to know about Andrew Collin: he's hilarious, a nice guy, and he has more insane stories in his 30-odd years than Forrest Gump had in a lifetime.
Tim is a NY-based comic who was a breakout at the 2016 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in the 'New Faces' category. Recently he won the title of 'NY’s Funniest' at the New York Comedy Festival where he also headlined three sellout shows on a double decker tour bus throughout Manhattan’s wealthiest neighborhoods. Tim has performed on the Oddball Comedy and Oddity Tour, and was featured on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing', 'The Chris Gethard Show' on Fusion, Fox's Red Eye, AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Knockout for 'TruTV', and season 2 of 'WYFD' with Big Jay Oakerson for Seeso. He is also the host of his own podcast 'Tim Dillon is Going to Hell.'
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.
Brendan Eyre is a comedian from NYC. He has performed as a NEW FACE at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival (2014)
Armed with a seriously quirky voice, an intense musical theatre background and a ridiculous love for all things pop culture; CHRISTI CHIELLO disarms you with cuteness while slinging her unique brand of dark and absurd humor. She is fresh-faced, fearless and quickly becoming one of New York City's fastest rising comics.
Christi Chiello is a New York City-based stand up comedian, actress & voice over artist. She has been featured in Time Out NY and The Village Voice. Christi made her television debut this year on MTV's Girl Code and is a regular guest on MNN's The Special Without Brett Davis. Christi has appeared in numerous comedy festivals including the New York Comedy Festival, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival. You can hear Christi on WFMU radio station and on the hugely popular Keith and the Girl comedy podcast where she recently received the KATG award for "Best New Guest." Christi has competed in several roast battles including Brian Moses & Jeffrey Ross's RoastMaster Championship at The Stand. Christi is the Creek and the Cave award winner for "Best Girl" and she performs every night at major clubs and alt rooms in New York City.
Christi is a cast member on the popular talking-head web series ASKHOLES and the comedy web series SEEING OTHER PEOPLE. ACTORS a show she co-created with Lorelei Ramirez was directed by Julio Torres and just finished it's popular 2 month run at The Annoyance Theatre in Brooklyn. Christi is also a new cast member of the very popular Livia Scott Sketch Show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Chelsea. The NY Times said LSSP is, "fast becoming one of the best and most imaginative shows in the city." Christi is also a contributing writer for SparkLife and you can hear some of her outrageous voices in the upcoming animation project from Lady Parts Justice featuring Lea Delaria & Ally Sheedy.
Casey James Salengo
Casey James Salengo is an NYC based comedian from the mountains of Vermont. He's performed in the Riptide Comedy Festival and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. He's usually very polite.
BLAIR SOCCI is an NYC-based comedian from Southern California. She recently starred in the MTV series, LADYLIKE, this past summer. Blair can also be seen on a new comedy series for FUSE TV called UPROARIOUS. This year she also served as creative consultant for Guy Code vs. Girl Code on MTV and also appeared on the show. When she isn’t watching Vanderpump Rules, you can find Blair performing nightly at some of the best clubs and alternative shows in town. Blair has also been lucky to perform alongside some of her favorite comics at the New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, CROM Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, and Chicago Comedy Exposition. Once a month, she co-hosts a popular show, NACHO BITCHES, at New York Comedy Club that she co-founded with Corinne Fisher of Guys We F*cked fame. Blair holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School and a Bachelors of English from UCLA – which as it turns outs out, she only got to list in this bio as you do not need any degrees to be a comedian.
Evan Williams is a New York City based comedian who got his start in North Carolina, moving to New York City in 2012. He's since been named one of Complex's 'Top Ten Comics Under 30' of 2014, one of Addiction.com's '5 Sober Comics You Should Know' of 2015, Time Out NY's Joke of the Week on April 2nd of 2015, and recently headlined Carolines On Broadway as part of their Breakout Artist Series.
Sharron Paul is a Brooklyn-born actress, comedian, and producer. She co-hosts the long-running *CHEAP DATE* comedy show at Union Hall, which was deemed "One of the best things to do in Brooklyn" by TimeOut New York. She's performed at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and NYC Podfest.
Sharron has appeared on ABC, MTV, and A&E as well as a number of College Humor sketches and music videos. She was also named "One of the funniest women on Twitter" by the Huffington Post. She is a contributor to Lady Parts Justice, a rapid response hub created by Lizz Winstead that uses comedy, culture and digital media to promote reproductive rights.
Ryan Beck is a writer and comedian from St. Louis, MO. He has been featured, among other more or less reputable places, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Anna Drezen is a comedian and a writer for Saturday Night Live. She wrote some books, is editor at large of Reductress, and hosts a monthly show at Videology called Fuck That Movie.