Emo Philips

Emo Philips

Carla Rhodes

Monday · October 22, 2018

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

$20 adv / $25 dos

This event is 21 and over

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

 

Emo Philips
Emo Philips
Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times throughout the English-speaking world (including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End). Since starting out, at the age of twenty, in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on
HBO), and many appearances on network television, in both America and the UK. He has appeared in films (most notably, as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF) and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Doctor Katz and Home Movies), but his first love, stand-up, remains
his true one.
Carla Rhodes
Carla Rhodes
CARLA RHODES is a ventriloquist. Hailing from Louisville, Kentucky, she’s been throwing her voice since the age of 9 and was mentored by the legendary Shari Lewis. Notable NYC venues include Bowery Ballroom (opening for Neil Hamburger & Tim Heidecker), Joe’s Pub, Terminal 5 (opening for the Eels), The Slipper Room (where she is a monthly regular) and just about every rock’n’roll, burlesque and alternative comedy venue in NYC.

She’s been up and down the ol’ USA from performing in Los Angeles (shows include The Tomorrow Show! & Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristin) to Dragon*Con in Atlanta at the sold-out Puppet Slam. She’s been across the pond to The Glasgow Comedy Festival and appeared on cabaret and vaudeville shows in London too! Whew!

Past honors include Andy Kaufman Award Finalist and performing her solo rock & roll ventriloquism musical “The Continuing Story Of Carla Rhodes” at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest & Joe’s Pub.

What about television? Notable national shows include CBS Sunday Morning and ABC’s The Gong Show. Current projects include a web series pilot “The Plight Of Cecil” centered around her main character, Cecil Sinclaire.

Unfortunately, you’ve most likely seen her cantankerous sidekick CECIL SINCLAIRE in the gutter, not looking at the stars.

Dubbed by New York Magazine as one of the “Ten New Comedians That Funny People Find Funny,” according to Backstage “Carla Rhodes isn’t your typical ventriloquist… She’s intent on shaking up the norm…” and described in NYC’s The Villager as “the Savion Glover of vents, almost single-handedly injecting a notoriously uncool and backward-looking performance branch with a badly-needed kick in the ass,” Carla Rhodes is certainly bringing ventriloquism screaming into the 21st century!
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/