Thoughts & Prayers: A Mandatory Assembly

The Bushes Present

Thoughts & Prayers: A Mandatory Assembly

Kristen Buckels, Lacey Jeka, Dulcé Sloan, Sydnee Washington, Alex English, Alison Leiby, Gary Richardson, Will Miles, Colin Quinn

Wednesday · September 12, 2018

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

$10 Advance / $12 Day of Show

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event is mixed seated and standing room. Every ticket guarantees admission but does not guarantee a seat. Please arrive early for the best seat selection. **

Thoughts & Prayers: A Mandatory Assembly
Thoughts & Prayers: A Mandatory Assembly

All proceeds will be donated to RAICES

Kristen Buckels
Kristen Buckels
Kristen Buckels is a comedian, writer and producer based in New York City. She is the co-creator with Lacey Jeka of Between Two Bushes that features their sketch comedy and duo stand up that is currently opening for Colin Quinn on tour. Kristen has produced work for comedians; John Mulaney, Nick Kroll, Colin Quinn, Hasan Minhaj, Neal Brennan, Mike Birbiglia, Nicole Byer, Chris Gethard and Robert Smigel. She is currently the Associate Producer on Comedy Central's "The Other Two" with show runners Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider (SNL alum). She has written and produced work for Funny or Die, Fusion, JAX Media, Comedy Central, Hulu and Netlix. You can find her doing stand up throughout the city or making pros/cons lists over daily tasks at your local coffee shop. She can also be heard on some episodes of David Feldman's podcast, The David Feldman Show.
Lacey Jeka
Lacey Jeka
Lacey Jeka (The Chris Gethard Show, Reductress, The Annoyance) has just come off a run of "Tween Twin Detectives". She has been on TV in nothing you have seen. You can catch her performing in tiny basements around the city and using fitting rooms to just sit for a little on her phone and look at herself in the mirror for a few minutes. Lacey is a known witch.
Dulcé Sloan
Dulcé Sloan
Dulcé Sloan is an American stand-up comedian, actress and writer. She is a correspondent for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. She started performing stand-up comedy in May 2009 after being encouraged by friends who worked at the Funny Farm Comedy Club. She won the 12th Annual StandUp NBC comedy showcase in 2015. In February 2016, she performed on Conan O'Brien's talk show. She has appeared on truTV's Comedy Knockout, @midnight with Chris Hardwick and The Steve Harvey Show.
Sydnee Washington
Sydnee Washington
Originally from New York City but raised in Oakland, California. Growing up with a backyard & a big wheel really has made her more approachable than most New Yorkers. Currently a cast member on MTV's international show "Vidiots". Recently performed her sold out solo show "Death of a Bottle Girl" at The Duplex Cabaret Theatre. Residency at "The PIT Presents" for 2016. Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2016. Hosts “The UnOfficial Expert” Podcast with Marie Faustin available on iTunes & ComedyHype. Has appeared in AustinMartinez Music Videos on TruTv "Late Night Snack". and various YouTube videos for VH1, GQ and Elite Daily.
Alex English
Alex English
photo credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America

It is without a doubt, stand-up comedian Alex English is ready to become the next big name in entertainment.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, English ushers in a impressively individual outlook on life that is the result of being raised in what he refers to as: “semi-southern culture.“ His material has been lauded as ”hilariously smart,“ as he offers his perspective on subjects such as financial strains, race relations & sexuality.

Onstage, English maintains an unparalleled charisma that audiences instantly fall in love with.

In 2012, Alex began his stand-up comedy career in New York City & very quickly began earning stage time in major comedy clubs across Manhattan.

English regularly graces such renowned stages as: Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, New York Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand Up NY & frequently appears on many popular independent comedy shows in the Greater New York City Area such as: Comedy at The Knitting Factory and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac.

He also co-hosts & produces the monthly “LoudMouth!” comedy show in the East Village-Manhattan, as well as the monthly “Latchkey” comedy show at The Standing Room, In Long Island City, Queens.

And yes, you guessed it! Alex is a hit on the internet! Alex has been featured in such media outlets The Guardian, Yahoo! News & he was even named one of “15 Twitter Personalities Who Should Be on TV” by Complex Magazine in 2013 (under the former name ‘Alex Newell’).

In 2016, English appeared in both the Thunderfest Comedy Festival in Boston, MA & the Cinderblock Comedy Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Alex is currently touring his stand up act all over the country and works as a Writer, Performer & Social Media Ambassador for
Lady Parts Justice, co-founded by co-creator of the “The Daily Show,” Lizz Winstead.

In the Fall of 2016, English will be making his television acting debut as “Devin” in an episode of BRIC TV’s new series “Brooklynification.”
Alison Leiby
Alison Leiby
Alison Leiby is a stand-up and writer who currently writes for The Opposition with Jordan Klepper on Comedy Central. She has previously written for The President Show, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and more. Her humor writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, McSweeney's, and many other publications. She co-authored the parody books Lean Over: Women, Work, and Women's Work and Marry Smart...Or Die with writing partner Alyssa Wolff.
Gary Richardson
Gary Richardson
Talk about a young man having the time of his life.
Will Miles
Will Miles
Will Miles is a comedian.

He is currently a writer on The Chris Gethard Show on truTV and can be seen on the next season of Hulu's Difficult People and HBO's Crashing.

He was also recently named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 50 Funniest Comedians and COMEDY CENTRAL's 10 Comics To Watch.

He has been a part of Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Hell Yes Fest, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, and Accidental Comedy Festival just to name a few.

Miles cohosts the podcast, Hopefully We Don't Break Up, with fellow comedian Giulia Rozzi available for download on iTunes.

He also cohosts the wildly popular show, Comedy At The Knitting Factory, every Sunday night in Brooklyn.

His debut stand up comedy album, Good Year, is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and more.
Colin Quinn
Colin Quinn
From the old MTV days to SNL to Comedy Central to Broadway, CQ is apparently refusing to leave the business. So if you enjoyed his other one man shows, or you just are at a place in your life where you are lost and you need intelligent laughs, come see his new show. One In Every Crowd.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/