VULTURE FESTIVAL COMEDY SHOW

Vulture Festival

VULTURE FESTIVAL COMEDY SHOW

Wyatt Cenac, Ana Fabrega, Josh Gondelman, Matteo Lane, John Reynolds, Julio Torres, Emma Willmann, Sasheer Zamata

Sunday · May 20, 2018

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

$20

This event is 21 and over

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

 

VULTURE FESTIVAL COMEDY SHOW
VULTURE FESTIVAL COMEDY SHOW
Join us for a Vulture-curated evening of the very best stand-ups New York City has to offer. Featuring Wyatt Cenac, Ana Fabrega, Josh Gondelman, Matteo Lane, John Reynolds, Julio Torres, Emma Willmann, and Sasheer Zamata. The Bell House (149 7th Street, Brooklyn). Tickets $20.
Wyatt Cenac
Wyatt Cenac
Emmy and WGA Award winner Wyatt Cenac is a NY-based stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer. Armed with an “attentive, inquisitive perspective” (AV Club) and an “hilariously understated style” (Paste Magazine), he has become a favorite of audiences and critics alike. Wyatt’s second hour standup special, Brooklyn, which he also directed, premiered on Netflix in October 2014 and was also released as a limited edition vinyl-only album of the same title on Other Music. The hour was listed as one of the “11 Best Standup Specials of 2014” by Vulture and was praised as “some of his best, funniest insights” by The AV Club. Wyatt’s first hour special Comedy Person premiered on Comedy Central in May 2011, earning him a spot on Paste Magazine’s “Best Comedians” list of that year. The album of the special was named one of the “Best Comedy Albums of 2011” by Huffington Post.

From 2008 to 2012, Wyatt was a writer and popular correspondent on the hit latenight Comedy Central series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where he earned 3 Emmy Awards and one WGA award. He also spent three seasons writing for FOX’s King of the Hill. On the big screen, Wyatt has appeared in Mike Birbiglia’s acclaimed film Sleepwalk With Me, David Cross’ feature Hits, Darren Grodsky’s independent film Growing Up (and Other Lies) and Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy, which was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards. He also served as Executive Producer alongside Jay-Z on the feature An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, which screened at Sundance in 2012 to rave reviews, with The New York Times describing the film as “a most lovely and meticulously handmade hodgepodge of art and feeling.”

Wyatt has appeared on IFC’s popular TV series Maron, Adult Swim’s cult favorite The Eric Andre Show, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. This year he will also be Executive Producing a topical comedy series for Pivot. He is a latenight favorite, with appearances on Conan, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Last Call with Carson Daly. Wyatt performs standup to sold-out crowds nationally and internationally, and he has been featured as a performer at Bumbershoot, South By Southwest, The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Bonnaroo, and the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival.
Ana Fabrega
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. This spring, his standup will appear onscreen on Conan (TBS) and Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo).

Offstage, Josh has earned a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for his work on Last Week Tonight. He is also the co-author (along with Joe Berkowitz) of the book You Blew It, published Fall 2015 by Plume. In the past, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy On The Street. His writing has also appeared in prestigious publications such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and The New Yorker.
Gondelman is the co-creator and co-author of the Shorty Award-winning Modern Seinfeld Twitter account, and his own Twitter feed was named the year’s best by Paste Magazine in 2015. The Ellen DeGeneres Show took notice of Josh’s joke writing skill and featured him as part of their “Tweetly Roundup.”

Additionally, Josh has performed at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. His debut standup comedy CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions, and his sophomore release “Physical Whisper” will be released March 18th, 2016, also through Rooftop.
Matteo Lane
Matteo Lane
(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.
John Reynolds
John Reynolds
John Reynolds is New York based comedian from Chicago, IL. He has performed at and with The Second City Touring Company, IO Chicago, Annoyance Theatre, UCB NY, and in the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. John can be seen in the upcoming TBS series Search Party and Netflix's Stranger Things and The Characters.
Julio Torres
Julio Torres
Julio Torres is a Brooklyn-based comedian and Space Prince who currently writes for Saturday Night Live. His abilities have also been put to use in the most recent seasons of The Chris Gethard Show and Billy on the Street. As a standup Julio was named a New Face of the Montreal Comedy Festival, a Comedy Central Comic to Watch and a finalist for Standup NBC. The New York Times has called him “avant-guarde,” “intriguing,” but most importantly: “young.”

It is hard to say where Julio first appeared, but some say it was in El Salvador before moving to New York to go to The New School.
Emma Willmann
Emma Willmann
Maine native and Comedy Cellar regular, Emma is one of the top comedians in New York City. Emma made her late night debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in 2016 and has also performed standup on Fuse’s Uproarious, Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,and The Guest List and AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live. In 2017, Emma had the opportunity to record a set for the CNN series The History of Comedy. Later this year you can catch Emma on the MTV International talking head series Vidiots and the web series Gay Girl Straight Girl. She has also been active on the acting side, filming an episode of Judd Apatow’s Crashing and a recurring arc on the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Emma will be filming her first standup special on Netflix this Spring!

In addition to television, Emma has her own comedy show The Check Spot on SiriusXM and is currently the host of the hit podcast Inside The Closet available on Itunes.
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress and writer based in NYC. She was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for four seasons and has appeared on This American Life, Transparent, People of Earth, Bojack Horseman, At Home with Amy Sedaris and Inside Amy Schumer. She's in the films I Feel Pretty, The Outdoorsman, Yoga Hosers, Sleight, and Deidra & Laney Rob a Train. She serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights, and you can watch her standup special Pizza Mind on Amazon and listen to it on iTunes and Spotify.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/