Presented by New York Comedy Festival
Ari Shaffir: "Shooter" Live Table Read
Danish and O'Neill, Dan Soder, Michelle Wolf, Robert Kelly, Tim Dillon, and Special Guests!
Sunday · November 11, 2018
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Bell House
Tickets at the Door
This event is 21 and over
In 1998, Ari Shaffir wrote a screenplay in college. His first and only movie script he ever wrote. It was... not good. It was about a man who gets the power of speed from He-Man and now wants to play college basketball. Uch. The script for "Shooter" has been mocked on podcasts for years. And now, for the first time ever, the script will be heard.
Ari, along with Danish and Oneill, will be performing a live table read of "Shooter" along with some of their comedian friends. It will be a read and a mock-a-long.
It's not quite as bad as "The Room" but it's not much better, either.
**Please note that this event will be mixed seating/standing. Please arrive early for the best seat selection.https://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1766768/
Ryan O’Neill was born in a small town in Indiana. He spent his childhood living in a motel that his family ran and working on his grandparents’ farm. Life on the farm was no walk in the park. Ryan was often called out of school to help pregnancy test cattle or fix broken water lines. In other words, it was hard fucking work, especially for a child. Later, Ryan achieved a lifelong dream by becoming an open-wheel racecar driver. This sounds like bullshit, but it’s actually true. Ryan has pictures to prove it. He showed great talent but feared that he would never be able to raise the kind of money he needed to race in the big leagues. So, Ryan quickly pursued another love: writing. He started that new ambition by attending Columbia College in Chicago at age 21. He quickly became a freshman sensation because he could legally buy beer. He worked hard and graduated in 3 years and headed off to Los Angeles. He quickly realized that getting noticed as a comedy writer was near impossible, so he decided to try his hand at stand up comedy, a decision that would both better his life and almost destroy it. The betterment came from meeting his writing partner, Jeff Danis. Their chance encounter would end up changing the world for the better. So far, the journey has been an adventure that he wouldn’t trade for anything and also would never do again.
Together, the duo co-created, wrote, and directed two seasons of the hit web series Daddy Knows Best, starring Steve Rannazzisi, which amassed over ten million views online. They've written on episodes of @midnight, numerous sketches for Comedy Central, and directed a pilot based on the cult movie classic, Windy City Heat. They currently have a TV pilot in development and are writing a series starring themselves. After years of performing stand up separately, they decided to combine forces to make something even more powerful, a la Voltron, and the comedy world hasn’t been the same since. Together, they’ve headlined at clubs across the country. Danish and O’Neill were two of the four members of the cult classic podcast, Boner City USA. When that came to an end, they decided to start their own podcast, aptly titled Danish and O’Neill.
Prior to launching The Break, Wolf worked as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and as a writing supervisor and performer on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where she also made her late-night television debut as a comic in July 2014. Michelle appeared regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.”
Wolf also created and starred in two digital series, Now Hiring and Used People for Comedy Central and wrote for the 88th Academy Awards hosted by Chris Rock. Wolf was named to Vulture’s list of “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015” and one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by TimeOut New York. She was also named to Rolling Stone’s list of the 25 funniest people on Twitter right now (@michelleisawolf) and selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” for the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Wolf headlines comedy clubs and colleges all over the United States and has performed at a number of festivals including the Riot LA Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Moontower, Bonnaroo, Just For Laughs Montreal, JFL 42 and the Dublin Comedy Festival. In 2016 she completed an incredibly successful first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a sold out run of her debut hour-long stand-up show Michelle Wolf: So Brave. The critically acclaimed show, which earned her a nomination for the Best Newcomer Prize from the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, garnered numerous four-star reviews from top publications such as the Guardian, Herald and Scotsman.
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