Comedians Who Said "Well, Who All Goin Be There?" 

Janelle James Comedy Festival

Comedians Who Said "Well, Who All Goin Be There?" 

David Cross, Judah Friedlander, Matteo Lane, Mia Jackson, Janelle James, + Special Guests!

Wednesday · December 5, 2018

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

$20 adv / $25 dos

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Front Bar opens at 5pm

Lineup subject to change

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

Janelle James Comedy Festival
Janelle James Comedy Festival
There's a new festival in town now that The Eugene Mirman Festival has ended after 10 wonderful years. Janelle James is taking the reins and presenting the same zany vibe and raucous laughter while adding her own personal touch at her inaugural three day festival. All shows are at The Bell House and in addition to the comedy featured on stage you'll be treated to fun and surprises surrounding the whole event, plus unannounced special guests!

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David Cross
David Cross
After taking his 2016, "Making America Great Again" tour through the hellscapes of America, masochist and glutton for punishment, David Cross is itching to get back out there again. "I feel like I haven't been yelled at enough by conservative christians. I want to get it right this time". So David will be working on new(ish) material for his next show. But since he is incapable of crafting jokes and does most of his writing onstage, this is where YOU come in. Come join him (me) at The Bell House in Brooklyn for some informal banter and jolly japes. And together let's see which shit sticks!
Judah Friedlander
Judah Friedlander
Stand-up comedy has been Judah's main thing since he first started in 1989. His onstage persona of The World Champion has taken on different shades over the years. It was initially a satire on narcissism & braggarts. Then the persona morphed into being a real life superhero (who is actually humble) subliminally getting audiences to question why we have heroes. For the past several years & currently, Judah's act has been predominantly satirizing American exceptionalism as well U.S. domestic and foreign policy. The World Champion is a champion of the world - who stands up for earth's rights and the people, animals, and plants of the planet. If America does the right thing, Judah will be the next president of the United States. Judah has a stand-up special & album coming out soon.

Author of books:
If the Raindrops United (2015)
How To Beat Up Anybody (2010)

Notable movies:
American Splendor
The Wrestler
Meet the Parents
Wet Hot American Summer

Notable television:
30 Rock
The Daily Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Talk shows including: Letterman, Fallon, Meyers, Conan, Wilmore
Sesame Street
News discussion shows including: The Young Turks, Lawrence O'Donnell

Photo: Phil Provencio
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.
Mia Jackson
Mia Jackson
Mia Jackson is a bonafide Georgia peach (that's Georgian for “native”) and self proclaimed know-it-all. After graduating from the University of Georgia she hit the local comedy scene and has thrilled audiences since day one. To her credit she has appeared on NickMom's Night Out, Viceland and was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer and the movie Mother's Day. In 2017, she was named a New Face at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and Atlanta's Creative Loafing named her the city's Best Stand-Up. Smart, funny, and versatile, Mia entertains all types of crowds.
Janelle James
Janelle James
Janelle is a New York based comedian that can be seen on The Comedy Lineup on Netflix, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac (NBC/Seeso), @midnight (Comedy Central), Uproarious (Fuse) and Crashing (HBO). She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine. Janelle’s debut comedy album, Black and Mild was released on September 29th, 2017 on Audible, iTunes, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify and anywhere else the finest comedy is sold and streamed. Janelle recently wrapped as a staff writer on The Rundown (BET) after touring with Chris Rock on his Total Blackout tour.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215