Pop Show: The Festival

Pop Show: The Festival

Ziwe Fumudoh, Cole Escola, Friends Who Folk, Sam Taggart, Marcia Belsky, Rachel Sennott, Becky Chiccoine and Sam Reece, Jen Goma, Lorelei Ramirez, Kiko Soirée, Alex English

Saturday · June 1, 2019

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15 adv / $20 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.

Pop Show: The Festival
Pop Show: The Festival
Ziwe is a "pop star". She's invited some of the city's best comedians to perform original pop songs (and pop presentations!) so they can be "pop stars" together.

Featuring:

Cole Escola

Friends Who Folk

Sam Taggart

Marcia Belsky

Rachel Sennott

Becky Chiccoine and Sam Reece

Jen Goma

**LINE UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE**
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.
Cole Escola
Cole Escola
Cole Escola co-created, wrote, and starred in the television comedy program "Jeffery & Cole Casserole" which ran for two noble seasons. Other TV appearances include "Law & Order," "Smash," "Nurse Jackie," and the forthcoming Hulu series, "Difficult People." He originated the role of Cletus the Fetus in Bridget Everett's "Rock Bottom" at The Public and can currently be seen in his monthly solo sketch show "Cole Escola Is The First Gay President" at the Duplex.
Friends Who Folk
Friends Who Folk
Comedic folk duo Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley) host an evening of comedy, folk, and friendship to celebrate the release of their new album, with help from some beautiful guests!

Part concert, part variety show, part seance, all deranged, Friends Who Folk & Friends invites audiences to explore the power of music - its ability to transform, numb, and alienate. We are friends and we love to folk.
Marcia Belsky
Marcia Belsky
Marcia Belsky is a New York City based stand-up comedian, musician and writer. In 2014, she was a semifinalist in the NBC StandUp For Diversity competition, and her web series Couch House was an official selection in the 2015 New York Television Festival. Currently, she performs stand up regularly around the New York area and has contributed to the popular satirical website Reductress. She is the lead singer of the "radical" feminist band Free the Mind and her project The Headless Women of Hollywood has been featured on Funny or Die, USA Today, Buzzfeed, Guys We F***cked, AV Club, E!News and more.
Kiko Soirée
Jon Wan is a performer, drag artist, and organizing consultant based in New York City. Trained at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater, He performs monthly at the All Asian Variety Show, Asian AF, does stand up and solo performance all across New York City and Brooklyn and in 2017, was named by Time Out Magazine as one of the 'LGBT rising comedians to watch'. He also performs under the sweet and sultry drag persona, *Kiko Soirée*, and co-produces the character-driven drag cabaret "Kiko and Tuna" seasonally at the Duplex in the West Village. He's a proud member of the nationally recognized children’s theater and arts education organization, Story Pirates. His Spanish is better than his Cantonese which accurately sums up his life as an ABC so far. He has the vocal range of Britney Spears. Off stage, he's a professional organizing consultant and happy co-owner of the retired racing greyhound, Yahoo Explorer (actual track given name, not named after web browsers) who you can follow in IG @yahoothewhite. Otherwise, hmu @kikosoiree. Life is a beautiful ride!
Alex English
Alex English
photo credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America

It is without a doubt, stand-up comedian Alex English is ready to become the next big name in entertainment.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, English ushers in a impressively individual outlook on life that is the result of being raised in what he refers to as: “semi-southern culture.“ His material has been lauded as ”hilariously smart,“ as he offers his perspective on subjects such as financial strains, race relations & sexuality.

Onstage, English maintains an unparalleled charisma that audiences instantly fall in love with.

In 2012, Alex began his stand-up comedy career in New York City & very quickly began earning stage time in major comedy clubs across Manhattan.

English regularly graces such renowned stages as: Gotham Comedy Club, The Stand, New York Comedy Club, Caroline’s on Broadway, Stand Up NY & frequently appears on many popular independent comedy shows in the Greater New York City Area such as: Comedy at The Knitting Factory and Night Train with Wyatt Cenac.

He also co-hosts & produces the monthly “LoudMouth!” comedy show in the East Village-Manhattan, as well as the monthly “Latchkey” comedy show at The Standing Room, In Long Island City, Queens.

And yes, you guessed it! Alex is a hit on the internet! Alex has been featured in such media outlets The Guardian, Yahoo! News & he was even named one of “15 Twitter Personalities Who Should Be on TV” by Complex Magazine in 2013 (under the former name ‘Alex Newell’).

In 2016, English appeared in both the Thunderfest Comedy Festival in Boston, MA & the Cinderblock Comedy Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Alex is currently touring his stand up act all over the country and works as a Writer, Performer & Social Media Ambassador for
Lady Parts Justice, co-founded by co-creator of the “The Daily Show,” Lizz Winstead.

In the Fall of 2016, English will be making his television acting debut as “Devin” in an episode of BRIC TV’s new series “Brooklynification.”
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/