PADMA PUTS ON A COMEDY SHOW

An Evening To Benefit The Movement Voter Project

PADMA PUTS ON A COMEDY SHOW

Michelle Wolf, Roy Wood, Jr., Jo Firestone, John Early, Ziwe Fumudoh, Catherine Cohen, Larry Owens, Pat Regan, Hosted by Matt Rogers & Bowen Yang

Wednesday · October 24, 2018

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

$25

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This event is 21 and over

Proceeds to benefit The Movement Voter Project

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

PADMA PUTS ON A COMEDY SHOW
PADMA PUTS ON A COMEDY SHOW
Join author, host, and A.C.L.U. immigration ambassador Padma Lakshmi for a night of comedy and activism, featuring sets from a curated list of comedians who are *not* Louis C.K. The evening will benefit the Movement Voter Project (https://movement.vote/), a progressive organization that helps donors - big and small - support local community-based campaigns, with a focus on youth and communities of color.
Michelle Wolf
Michelle Wolf
Michelle Wolf has quickly established herself as a major voice in the comedy world and is poised for a breakout year in 2018. She is currently the host of her new weekly comedy-variety series The Break with Michelle Wolf, which streams on Netflix. Earlier this year, Wolf made headlines when she hosted the “most watched” White House Correspondent’s Dinner ever. In December 2017 Michelle’s first hour-long stand-up special Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady, premiered on HBO. The well-reviewed special, tackled a wide range of topics from her surprising thoughts on feminism, the environment and how nature is sexist to the mystery surrounding public bathrooms, why Hilary Clinton could not be a “nice lady” and more of life’s everyday absurdities.

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.
Roy Wood, Jr.
Roy Wood, Jr.
Currently a correspondent on 'The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah', Roy has been described by the Hollywood Reporter as "A Standout", and Entertainment Weekly called his brand of thought provoking comedy as "charismatic crankiness". In 2016 'Variety' magazine named him one of 10 Comics to watch.

Prior to 'The Daily Show' Roy spent three years on the TBS' sitcom, Sullivan and Son. And is still a regular on

He's currently a regular on 'Conan', ESPN's 'SportsNation' & Comedy Central's @Midnight.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Roy began his comedy career in 1998 at the age of 19 while attending Florida A&M University. He went on to make his television debut in 2006 on The Late Show with David Letterman. and finished third in the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing.

He's also appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central's Premium Blend and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Prior to this he also appeared at the 2006 Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in the "New Faces Showcase". In 2006, Wood appeared on the Bob and Tom Radio Show: The Comedy Tour on Comedy Central.

Also a veteran of radio (2001-2012) Roy's morning show took home awards from the Alabama Broadcasters association for 'Best Large Market Morning Show'.

Wood has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD's: My Momma Made Me Wear This (2003), Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer (2005) and I'll Slap You to Sleep! (2009). And has recently released his first comedy CD Things I think, I think (2013)
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on Earwolf and WFMU. Her half hour special aired on Comedy Central in 2016, and her album, "The Hits" is available now on Comedy Central Records. If you like puns, check out her game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.
John Early
John Early
John Early is a comedian who wrote, created, and starred in the critically acclaimed miniseries 555 for Vimeo with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant, directed by Andrew DeYoung. He also wrote, executive produced, and starred in his own episode of Netflix's THE CHARACTERS. John plays Elliot in SEARCH PARTY on TBS, and has also appeared on TV in WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER, 30 ROCK, BROAD CITY, DIFFICULT PEOPLE, HIGH MAINTENANCE, LOVE, PORTLANDIA, HATERS BACK OFF and ANIMALS, and in the films THE DISASTER ARTIST opposite Sharon Stone, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, OTHER PEOPLE, NEIGHBORS 2, FUN MOM DINNER and FORT TILDEN. He was also a writer for Season 4 of BILLY ON THE STREET. While in New York, he was an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosted the variety show Showgasm. He performed his solo show Literally Me (4 time New York Times Critics' Pick) to sold out crowds at Joe's Pub and The Bell House, and co-hosted a weekly stand up show at Cake Shop. John currently hosts a monthly variety show in Los Angeles at The Satellite. He has performed stand up at various comedy festivals including Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Bonnaroo, South by Southwest, Pemberton, Treasure Island, Outside Lands, Riot LA, and Festival Supreme. John was also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee and is a graduate of the Atlantic Acting School at Tisch School of the Arts NYU.
Ziwe Fumudoh
Ziwe Fumudoh
Ziwe Fumudoh is a writer at The Rundown with Robin Thede. She has a web series called Baited with Ziwe. Her jokes have been featured in The Onion, Above Average, and Reductress. Additionally, her tweets have appeared in Buzzfeed, CNN, Cosmopolitan, The Fader, NPR, NYMAG, and the New York Times.
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen is a comedian, actor, voiceover artist, and poet living in Brooklyn. She performs on a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and hosts the monthly variety show It's A Guy Thing at Union Hall, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." Her work has been featured on Splitsider, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, New York Mag's The Cut, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and The New York Comedy Festival. Follow her @catccohen for tweets and Instagram poetry.
Larry Owens
Larry Owens
Larry is a performer, writer, director, and comedian residing in New York City.

He is a staff writer on upcoming TruTV show Paid Off, where the winner of each show will receive full student loan debt relief. Awesome!

Larry recently completed his first feature film, To Dust, opposite Matthew Broderick. Named one of TimeOutNY's "comedians we're obsessed with " Larry studied drama and improvisation at the School at Steppenwolf.
Pat Regan
Pat Regan
Pat is a stand-up comedian, improviser, and a celebrated fixture of Manhattan's social elite. Pat Regan is the Lena Dunham of Facebook and wants you to follow him on twitter.com where his twitter name is @poregan.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/