Third Annual Bushes B-Day Bash!

All Proceed to Benefit Planned Parenthood

Third Annual Bushes B-Day Bash!

Alison Leiby, Uncle Function, Sydnee Washington, Anna Drezen, Larry Owens, Mark Normand, Kristen Buckels, Lacey Jeka

Wednesday · January 30, 2019

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

$10 adv / $12 dos

This event is 21 and over

Front Bar Opens at 5pm

*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Third Annual Bushes B-Day Bash!
Third Annual Bushes B-Day Bash!
All Proceed to Benefit Planned Parenthood
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.
Sydnee Washington
Sydnee Washington
Sydnee is 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. Sydnee and her frequent collaborator, Marie Faustin, host the popular podcast “The UnOfficial Expert” with ComedyHype. They also host the Lower East Side comedy staple, Hot Box Comedy. Sydnee writes and stars in her one woman show "Death of a Bottle Girl" (seen at the Duplex and Caveat) and has appeared on MTV, TruTv, and various videos for GQ and Elite Daily.
Anna Drezen
Anna Drezen
Anna Drezen is a comedian and a writer for Saturday Night Live. She wrote some books, is editor at large of Reductress, and hosts a monthly show at Videology called Fuck That Movie.
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.
Mark Normand
Mark Normand
Mark Normand is a fun-loving, New York comedian. Ok, I’m gonna brag a little here but hey, you’re on the site so that must mean you’re somewhat interested. I don’t know, I’ve just seen other comics do this. Ah screw you, I’m proud of these credits! Sorry, I got worked up there. (I just wanna be liked)

So far, Mark has done a One-Hour Comedy Central special “Don’t Be Yourself”, a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, has appeared on TBS’s CONAN 6 times, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Showtime’s “Live at SXSW”, INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, TruTv, Best Week Ever, MTv, Last Comic Standing, @Midnight and released an album with Comedy Central records titled “Still Got It” (it’s not bad). This year, Mark took first place at the Great American Comedy Festival competition. In 2013 won Caroline’s March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians. And this is a real shocker for all of us, but he was also voted Village Voice’s “Best Comedian of 2013”, I know, right? In 2012, Mark appeared on “John Oliver’s New York Standup Show” on Comedy Central, and in 2011 was picked as one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.”

Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. He started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, Vancouver, Melbourne and in 2013 was featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival.

More annoying accolades that no one really cares about: Mark was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named Esquire’s “Best New Comedians 2012”, Splitsider’s “Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, and Time Out New York’s “21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins”. Whew, sorry about all that.
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.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/