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, Todd Barry, Jared Freid, Kristen Buckels, Lacey Jeka

Wednesday · January 30, 2019

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

$10 adv / $12 dos

Cancelled

This event is 21 and over

This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances and imminent cold weather from the polar vortex.

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.
Todd Barry
Todd Barry
New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.

Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas. You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver's right hand man in Amy Heckerling's Vamps, and as Paul Rudd's co-worker in David Wain's Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival.

Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.

Todd was the subject of a recent New York Times Arts section cover story, which referred to him as a “master of standup” and noted “when it comes to live performance, few comics are more consistently funny.”
In April 2013 the Todd Barry Podcast debuted. It reached #1 on the iT

“Comedy savants revere this Conan and Letterman veteran’s hushed, singsong sarcasm.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Piercing, blinding, slaying, violating wit.” – NPR
“Infuses his observational comedy with a wonderfully individual disdain.” – The Times of London

“He doesn't suffer fools, and fortunately for his comedy his definition of ‘fool’ doesn't discriminate.” – Pitchfork.com
“Acerbic wit, deadpan delivery and wickedly smart punchlines.” – Time Out New York

“Barry is so beautifully arid he is positively parched.” – London Evening Standard

“The success lies with the delivery, and in his ability to seamlessly merge ad-libbed material with his prepared schtick.” – The Age, Melbourne
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/