Jonny Donahoe, John Hodgman, Maeve Higgins, and Special Guests!

Thursday · February 1, 2018

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

$12 adv / $15 door

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

**Please note that this event will be mixed seating/standing. Please arrive early for the best seat selection.


Often described as a unique voice in comedy, Josie Long is one of the most respected comedians of her generation. She started stand-up at age 14 and soon after went on to win the BBC New Comedy Award.

Josie has appeared on multiple TV and Radio shows, including the UK programs The News Quiz, Just A Minute, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Alternative Comedy Experience, Skins, 8 out of 10 Cats, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central, and Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls, as well as Australia’s Thank God You’re Here, and Comedy Central’s @midnight and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Hidden America for Seeso in the US. Josie has also worked extensively in factual areas - she investigated the rise of online comedy for The Culture Show on BBC2 and is the voice of the incredibly popular Radio 4 show and podcast Shortcuts. Her audio series All of the Planets Wonders is in development with Stitcher Premium in the US.

Josie has performed stand-up around the world and her eighth solo stand-up show, Something Better, started in full swing in September 2016 with a sell-out two weeks at the Soho Theatre in London, followed by a two-week run at the Barrow Street Theatre New York. In 2017, Josie has continued her success on the road, headlining at San Francisco’s Sketchfest and RIOT LA in the US, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia, and highlighted by a sold-out show at the Duchess Theatre in London’s West End. Josie also recorded Something Better as an hour-long special for Live From the BBC, which aired in July 2017. Winning her rave reviews, Something Better is a comical and positive narrative on Brexit and the tribulations of the Labour party, wittily combining the political and the personal.
Jonny Donahoe
Jonny Donahoe
Jonny Donahoe is an actor, comedian and writer, best known for his work with musical comedy act JONNY & THE BAPTISTS, with whom he has toured extensively in the UK and internationally; as well as performing numerous times on BBC Radio 4, BBC Television, and Channel 5 (UK).

Jonny co-wrote (with Duncan MacMillan) and was the original performer of the international hit one-man show EVERY BRILLIANT THING, with which he has toured over four years in four different continents. His performance was recently filmed and adapted into an HBO TV Special. He has also been nominated for New York’s Drama Desk, Off Broadway Alliance and Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Solo Performance for this show.

In 2016 he was commissioned to write THIRTY CHRISTMASES for Oxford’s Old Fire Station Theatre, which he also starred in and will transfer to the New Diorama Theatre in London in 2017. His next play WORKING CHRISTMAS will also open at Oxford’s Old Fire Station Theatre in late 2017. Other theatre credits include writing and performing in THE WORLD MUST BE PEOPLED (Nabakov/ Soho Theatre), and short plays REAL FLY GUY (Pleasance London), GUY FAWKES NIGHT (Old Vic Theatre). He is also a former BBC New Talent Finalist.

As a comedian with JONNY & THE BAPTISTS he has created five acclaimed full-length shows, most recently including EAT THE POOR (2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, then three-month UK tour). Broadcast credits include LIVE AT TELEVISION CENTRE and FRESH FROM THE FRINGE (both BBC TV), THE NOW SHOW, INFINITE MONKEY CAGE and SKETCHORAMA (all Radio 4). Other highlights include their full 2014 show being streamed live to 30 Odeon Cinemas across the UK as part of an Arts Council digital programme, and in 2015 performing at the National Theatre with Mark Thomas. They have been nominated for the British Comedy Awards, Musical Comedy Awards, New Act of the Year, and Leicester Comedy Festival Awards.
John Hodgman
John Hodgman
JOHN HODGMAN is a writer, comedian, and actor. 

He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York

Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American

Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.

After an appearance to promote his books on “The Daily Show,” he was invited to return as

a contributor, serving as the show’s “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire.”

This let to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career before the camera, becoming the

“Personal Computer” in a series of commercials for Apple computer, and more recently

playing recurring roles in FX’s MARRIED, HBO’s BORED TO DEATH, Cinemax’s THE


He has performed comedy for The President of the United States, at the TED conference,

and in a crypt in Green-Wood Cemetery. His apocalyptic comedy special RAGNAROK is

available on Netflix, and his subsequent one man comedy shows have played to sold out

audiences in many nice theaters around the country and in Canada. 

Finally, he is the host of the popular JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN podcast, where he settles

serious disputes between real people, such as “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” and “Should we

tell our children the TRUTH about Santa Claus.” He also contributes a weekly column under

the same name for The New York Times Magazine
Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins
Maeve Higgins is the host of the hit podcast Maeve In America: Immigration IRL. She has performed all over the world, including in her native Ireland, Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she's made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Irish Times, and she is writing a book of essays for Penguin due for publication later this year.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215