Persisticon

In support of Emily's List

Persisticon

Ophira Eisenberg, Bridget Everett, Negin Farsad, Jo Firestone, Jaclyn Friedman, Jon Glaser, Murray Hill, Sally Kohn, Aparna Nancherla, Angie Pontani

Sunday · March 25, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$50 - $100

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This event is 21 and over

Where COMEDY, ART, and electing FEMINISTS collide.

Laugh, listen, dance, and help raise gobs of cash for Emily's List: committed to electing progressive, pro-choice women, and equalizing the representation of all genders in government.

Performers + speakers include*: OPHIRA EISENBERG, BRIDGET EVERETT, NEGIN FARSAD, JO FIRESTONE, JACLYN FRIEDMAN, JON GLASER, MURRAY HILL, SALLY KOHN, APARNA NANCHERLA, and ANGIE PONTANI. More to be added!

PERSISTICON is the passion project of Diana Kane, Theo Kogan, Lynn Harris, and Leslie King, who are here to take ACTION, build COMMUNITY, make IMPACT, and have FUN. PERSISTICON's inaugural event will support Emily's List and thus ELECT FEMINISTS. Future events will raise money/a ruckus for other key progressive causes.

*subject to change

Persisticon
Persisticon

Where COMEDY, ART, and electing FEMINISTS collide.


Laugh, listen, dance, and help raise gobs of cash for Emily's List: committed to electing progressive, pro-choice women, and equalizing the representation of all genders in government.


Performers + speakers include*: OPHIRA EISENBERG, BRIDGET EVERETT, NEGIN FARSAD, JO FIRESTONE, JACLYN FRIEDMAN, JON GLASER, MURRAY HILL, SALLY KOHNAPARNA NANCHERLA, and ANGIE PONTANI. More to be added!


Want to help? Have questions? Email: Persisticon@gmail.com


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PERSISTICON is the passion project of Diana Kane, Theo Kogan, Lynn Harris, and Leslie King, who are here to take ACTION, build COMMUNITY, make IMPACT, and have FUN. PERSISTICON's inaugural event will support Emily's List and thus ELECT FEMINISTS. Future events will raise money/a ruckus for other key progressive causes.


Also on the Persisticon team: Cassandra Alcide, Christina Clare, Melisa Coburn, Martha Corcoran, Ferne Pearlstein, Andrew Wagner


*subject to change

Ophira Eisenberg
Ophira Eisenberg
Comedian, writer, and host of NPR's trivia show Ask Me Another.
Bridget Everett
Bridget Everett
Bridget Everett has been called one of the "Funniest People in New York" by Time Out. Her film, theater and television credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Two Broke Girls, Sex And The City (movie), The Bleep Show w/Whitney Cummings, Bridget and Neal are F*cking and Adam Is Watching, At Least It’s Pink, and most recently a guest spot at Carnegie Hall performing with the legendary Patti Lupone. Bridget has appeared at Montreal and Chicago's Just For Laughs Festival, HBO's Aspen United States Comedy Arts Festival, The Adelaide International Cabaret Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, FunFunFun and The New York Comedy Festival. Bridget and her band The Tender Moments just released their debut album (“POUND IT”)and play to sold-out crowds across the country.
Negin Farsad
Negin Farsad
Negin Farsad was named one of the 50 Funniest Women by the Huffington Post, named one of the 10 Best Feminist Comedians by Paper Magazine, and was selected as a TEDFellow for her work in social justice comedy. She has written for/appeared on Comedy Central, MTV, PBS, IFC, Nickelodeon and others. She is director/producer of the feature films Nerdcore Rising starring Weird Al Yankovicand The Muslims Are Coming! starring Jon Stewart, David Cross and Lewis Black (both available on Netflix). Her next film 3rd Street Blackout, starring Janeane Garofalo and Ed Weekswill be released in 2016 along with a book How to Make White People Laugh (published by Grand Central, a division of Hachette).
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a comedian and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work has been featured on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion. She was named one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watch in 2015 and a New Face at this year's Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Jo recently made a card game for pun lovers called Punderdome.
Jaclyn Friedman
Jaclyn Friedman
Jaclyn Friedman is a writer, educator and activist, and creator of three books Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape (one of Publishers’ Weekly’s Top 100 Books of 2009), What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety, and her latest, Unscrewed: Women, Sex, Power and How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All. Her podcast, also called Unscrewed, is paving new paths to sexual liberation, and was named one of the Best Sex Podcasts by both Marie Claire and Esquire.
Jon Glaser
Jon Glaser
Jon Glaser is an actor, comedian and writer. He created and starred in Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, a mini-series which recently aired on adult swim. He played Councilman Jamm in Parks and Recreation, and Laird on Girls. He was an Emmy nominated writer for Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Inside Amy Schumer, the creator and star of the adult swim series Delocated, and the author of My Dead Dad Was in ZZ Top.
Murray Hill
Murray Hill
NYC nightlife legend, comedian, and renowned entertainer MURRAY HILL, “the hardest working middle-aged man in show business,” is a relentless shtick slinger, larger-than-life personality and freewheeling ad-libber. Murray’s razor sharp wit and frenetic showman antics have delighted folks worldwide for over a decade. The New York Times anointed Murray “Downtown’s New ‘It’ Boy.” He’s been included in “Best of New York” lists in the Village Voice, Time Out, Paper, New York Magazine; inducted into PAPER’s Nightlife Hall of Fame; selected as OUT magazine’s Top 100 influential performers twice; included in New York Magazine’s “Fifty Most Iconic Gender Benders of All Time,” PAPER’s “Top Ten ‘It’ Boys in NYC Nightlife History,” and named one of the top 12 gender-bending performers in NYC by Time Out. The City of New York awarded Murray a Citation for his positive impact on the LGBT community in Brooklyn.
Sally Kohn
Sally Kohn
Sally Kohn is one of the leading progressive voices in America today. The author of THE OPPOSITE OF HATE (April 2018, Algonquin) and host of STATE OF RESISTANCE podcast, Sally is a CNN political commentator and columnist. Before that, she was a Fox News contributor — and before that worked for over 15 years as a community organizer. Sally's writing has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, New York Magazine, More Magazine, RollingStone.com, Elle.com, USA Today, Time, Afar Magazine and many other outlets. She's also a popular keynote speaker and frequently leads media and speaking skills workshops for grassroots activists and corporate leaders.
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.
Angie Pontani
Angie Pontani
One of today's top burlesque performers, Angie Pontani, The Italian Stallionette, dazzles on stages around the world, as well as carries her art into other fields and genres, including film, fitness, writing and television. This Brooklyn bump-n-grind bombshell has spread the gospel of burlesque across the globe. The New Yorker calls Angie, “first rate, the perfect centerpiece!” and rightfully so, as her signature acts and productions set standards of style and class.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/