Standup Comedy From Parents Who Want to Lie Down

Presented by Pretty Good Friends

Standup Comedy From Parents Who Want to Lie Down

Ophira Eisenberg, Eugene Mirman, Roy Wood Jr., Iris Bahr, Janelle James, Caroline Rhea

Monday · May 7, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15

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.

 

Standup Comedy From Parents Who Want to Lie Down
Standup Comedy From Parents Who Want to Lie Down
Standup comedians with kids. It’s laughable.

An evening of standup comedy from some of NYC's funniest comedians who happen to have kids and are likely very tired. Hosted by Ophira Eisenberg, featuring Eugene Mirman, Roy Wood Jr., Iris Bahr, and more; expect a night of hard hitting jokes about the magical and fucking maddening journey that is parenthood. Each one of them had to work hard to leave the house by 7, and regardless of what they are being paid, this show might be costing them money, so come join these standups as they mourn the loss of their old identity and celebrate the gain of new material, with bits about their chaotic life, crippling resentment, and of course joys of having dependents. They’ll also be drunk after half a beer. It’ll be fun!
Ophira Eisenberg
Ophira Eisenberg
Comedian, writer, and host of NPR's trivia show Ask Me Another.
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman
Eugene Mirman is a comedian, actor and hero who lives in Massachusetts. He voices “Gene” on Fox’s Emmy Award winning animated series Bob’s Burgers and hosts the Audible podcast, Hold On. He appeared regularly on Flight of the Conchords, Adult Swim’s Delocated, and Archer, and has two standup comedy specials on Comedy Central. His latest comedy special is available on Netflix. Eugene is also a frequent co-host of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s science/ comedy show, StarTalk. His fifth comedy album, I’m Sorry (You’re Welcome), is available from Sub Pop Records in multiple formats — a 9 Volume Digital Set, 7LPs, a chair, and a robe.
Roy Wood Jr.
Roy Wood Jr.
Roy Wood Jr. is a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. In 2017, Wood premiered his first one hour standup special, 'Father Figure,' on Comedy Central and a live album of the same name. In the same year he was named the new host for Season 4 of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, 'This is Not Happening.'

Entertainment Weekly described the thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. as 'Charismatic Crankiness.' His comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Prior to The Daily Show, Wood starred for three seasons season on TBS’ Sullivan & Son,

Wood, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, began his comedy career in 1999 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. In October 2006, Wood made his network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2008, Wood appeared on HBO’s historic Def Comedy Jam. In 2010, he was selected by America as one of the top three finalists on Last Comic Standing on NBC. Wood has made appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, TBS’ Conan, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Wood appeared at the Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the New Faces Showcase, an appearance that lead the Hollywood Reporter to call Roy a "standout". He is also known for his prank calls which he's done for over a decade on various radio morning shows including the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Show. In addition he has been a regular contributor to ESPN’s Sports Nation. His first full comedy CD 'Things I Think, I Think' was released in 2013.
Iris Bahr
Iris Bahr
Iris Bahr is a critically acclaimed writer, actor, director, producer and novelist. Having starred on numerous television shows (for full credits see imdb.com) , she is best known for her recurring role as Svetlana (which she wrote and directed for Mark Cuban's Hdnet) and her recurring role on Curb your Enthusiasm, where she plays the Orthodox Jewish Girl that gets stuck on a ski-lift with Larry David. Her critically acclaimed solo show, "DAI (enough)", in which she plays 11 different characters in a Tel Aviv cafe moments before a suicide bomber enters, had an extended hit run Off-Broadway and won the prestigious Lucille Lortel Award for Best Solo Performance, as well as 2 Drama Desk and UK Stage Award nominations for Best Performance and Sound Design. She has performed DAI around the world, including at the United Nations for over 100 ambassadors and delegates. Her first solo show, "Planet America", received an LA Weekly nomination for Outstanding Solo Show and is currently in development as a feature film.

Her critically acclaimed third solo show, I LOST YOU THERE, just completed a run at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC.
Janelle James
Janelle James
Janelle is a New York based comedian that can be seen on The Comedy Lineup on Netflix, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac (NBC/Seeso), @midnight (Comedy Central), Uproarious (Fuse) and Crashing (HBO). She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine. Janelle’s debut comedy album, Black and Mild was released on September 29th, 2017 on Audible, iTunes, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify and anywhere else the finest comedy is sold and streamed. Janelle recently wrapped as a staff writer on The Rundown (BET) after touring with Chris Rock on his Total Blackout tour.
Caroline Rhea
Caroline Rhea
Caroline Rhea, stand-up comedian and actress, brings a fresh, smart and spontaneous approach to all of her work.

In 1989, Caroline ventured to New York to start her career in stand-up comedy. She studied in the stand-up program at the New School of Social Research and trained at the comedy club, Catch a Rising Star. With nightly gigs at New York's venerable clubs, Caroline's status quickly
grew and she became an integral part of the city's comedy scene. Her career was further boosted by numerous appearances on "MTV's Half-Hour Comedy Hour," "Comic Strip Live" and "Caroline's Comedy Hour." For the last seventeen years, Caroline has continued to perform to sold-out audiences in top comedy clubs all over the country and in Canada.

Her feature credits include, "The Perfect Man," with Heather Locklear, a supporting role in "Man on the Moon," the story of the late comedian
Andy Kaufman, co-starring Jim Carrey, "Christmas With the Kranks," opposite Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, and the wrestling film, "Ready to Rumble," opposite Oliver Platt, David Arquette and Scott Caan. Caroline's television career has taken off since she first starred as
Aunt Hilda on The WB's sitcom "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch." She will next be seen in Lifetime's made for television movie "Fat Like Me," airing on January 8th, 2007. She was last seen in a one hour stand up special, part of Bravo's "Funny Girls," entitled "Rhea's Anatomy," which aired on Halloween 2006. Other credits include; host of "The Caroline Rhea Show," regular guest on Whoopi Goldberg's "Hollywood Squares," Drew's girlfriend on "The Drew Carey Show," the made for television movie "Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire," "Pride and Joy" on NBC, Host of NBC's "The Biggest Loser", Comedy Central's "Pulp Comic," "Comic Relief 8" and "HBO's One Night Stand 2005." She
also appeared in the pilot of HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," written by Larry David.

A Montreal native, Caroline currently resides in New York and Los Angeles.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/