Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!

Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!

Maeve Higgins, Phoebe Robinson, Todd Barry, Chris Gethard, Aparna Nancherla, Michelle Buteau

Tuesday · February 20, 2018

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

$15

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This event is 21 and over

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

*All Proceeds go to INARA

 

Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!
Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!
Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!

Wondering what you can do to help Syrian children caught up in a terrible war? Do this! For one night only, join New York City’s freshest and funniest comedians and writers as they give their time and talent to raise the roof of The Bell House - and much needed funds for Syria’s children. Come along and support INARA.

INARA. provides life-altering medical care for children from conflict areas who have catastrophic injuries and are unable to access treatment due to war. Based in Lebanon, they do amazing and much needed work for sick and injured Syrian children.
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.
Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson
Phoebe Robinson is a writer, comedian, and actress whom Vulture.com, Essence, and Esquire have named one of the top stand up comedians to watch. She has appeared on late Night with Seth Meyer’s, TBS’s Conan, Last Call with Carson Daily, and Broad City. She has also landed a reoccurring role in the new Jill Solloway Amazon pilot I Love Dick. She is also the co - creator of the hit podcast with 2 Dope Queens.
Todd Barry
Todd Barry
New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.

Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas. You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver's right hand man in Amy Heckerling's Vamps, and as Paul Rudd's co-worker in David Wain's Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival.

Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.

Todd was the subject of a recent New York Times Arts section cover story, which referred to him as a “master of standup” and noted “when it comes to live performance, few comics are more consistently funny.”
In April 2013 the Todd Barry Podcast debuted. It reached #1 on the iT

“Comedy savants revere this Conan and Letterman veteran’s hushed, singsong sarcasm.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Piercing, blinding, slaying, violating wit.” – NPR
“Infuses his observational comedy with a wonderfully individual disdain.” – The Times of London

“He doesn't suffer fools, and fortunately for his comedy his definition of ‘fool’ doesn't discriminate.” – Pitchfork.com
“Acerbic wit, deadpan delivery and wickedly smart punchlines.” – Time Out New York

“Barry is so beautifully arid he is positively parched.” – London Evening Standard

“The success lies with the delivery, and in his ability to seamlessly merge ad-libbed material with his prepared schtick.” – The Age, Melbourne
Chris Gethard
Chris Gethard
Chris Gethard is the host of both “The Chris Gethard Show” on truTV and the hit podcast “Beautiful/Anonymous”.

Chris was also the writer and performer of “Career Suicide”, a 90 minute one man show that debuted on HBO in 2017 after sold out runs off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Produced by Judd Apatow, the special received massive critical praise.

Chris was a co-star of the film “Don’t Think Twice”, and has been seen in movies such as “The Other Guys”, “The Heat”, “Ghostbusters”, and “Anchorman 2”. His television credits include “Broad City”, “The Office”, “Parks and Recreation”, and “Inside Amy Schumer”.

Chris has been featured numerous times on This American Life. He’s the author of two books. He’s released two albums - his first debuted at number two on the Billboard Heatseekers chart
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna started out doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. 2016’s Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue, featured her as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene. She is a series regular in the debut season of Comedy Central’s Corporate and has reprised her role in season 2 of HBO’s CRASHING. Aparna is also featured in the second season of Netflix’s The Standups. Other television credits include Netflix’s Master of None and LOVE, HBO’s High Maintenance Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, appearing as a US correspondent for Dave’s (UK) Unspun with Matt Forde, and Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman. In 2018 she makes her feature debut in the Paul Feig movie A Simple Favor. Her TV stand up appearances include Seeso’s stand up series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, season 2 of Comedy Central’s Meltdown as well as Adam Devine’s House Party. In 2013, she made her late night stand up debut on TBS’s Conan and was one of the breakout New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Her TV writing credits include Late Night with Seth Meyers as well as being a regular correspondent/writer on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. She is also an alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program and currently headlines throughout the world and has been seen at a number of festivals including Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Moontower, SF Sketchfest, DC’s Bentzen Ball, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo and Dublin’s Vodaphone Comedy Festival. Aparna’s been featured on and in NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, XM Radio, and Slate V. She can regularly be seen performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s in LA and NYC. Her debut album Just Putting It Out There was released in July 2016 by Tig Notaro’s label Bentzen Ball Records and hit the #4 on Billboard Comedy Charts.
Michelle Buteau
Michelle Buteau
Michelle Buteau has been a staple at VH1, co-hosting VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey and appearing on countless "I Love The..." series, Best Week Ever, and The Jenny McCarthy Show. Her television stand-up appearances include the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. As an actor, Michelle played Private Robinson on FOX's critically acclaimed series Enlisted and 'The Crazy Girlfriend' on Comedy Central's Key & Peele. Her debut comedy album, Shut Up, is available on iTunes.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/