This Won’t Hurt: A Benefit for The Brooklyn Free Clinic

This Won’t Hurt: A Benefit for The Brooklyn Free Clinic

Karen Chee, Aparna Nancherla, Ashley Brooke Roberts, Ike Ufomadu, Brittany Carney, Joe Castle Baker, Kenice Mobley

Sunday · May 12, 2019

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15 Student/ $20 GA / $50 VIP

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.

This Won’t Hurt: A Benefit for The Brooklyn Free Clinic
This Won’t Hurt: A Benefit for The Brooklyn Free Clinic

This Won’t Hurt: A Benefit for The Brooklyn Free Clinic


Featuring: Aparna Nancherla


Hosted by: Karen Chee


Comedy by: Ashley Brooke Roberts, Ike Ufomadu, Brittany Carney, Joe Castle Baker, Kenice Mobley


Music by: the p53's


The Brooklyn Free Clinic (BFC) is a student-run free clinic addressing health disparities in Brooklyn through service and education at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. This Won’t Hurt: A Benefit for The Brooklyn Free Clinic is an annual fundraising event with live music, a silent auction and a comedy show hosted at The Bell House with all ticket proceeds going towards the BFC. The event will start with a happy hour, where guests can enjoy food and drinks and peruse items up for auction in addition to BFC merchandise. SUNY Downstate’s very own student band, the p53’s, will also be performing. Afterwards, there will be a comedy show. Our musicians and comedians will be donating their time and talent to support our clinic and the patients we serve.


Doors: 5:00 PM


p53 Concert: 5:30 PM


Show: 7:00 PM


21 and over


$15 Student / $20 GA / $50 VIP

Karen Chee
Karen Chee
Karen Chee is a comedy writer/performer who contributes regularly to The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Splitsider. She has also written for Reductress, Shondaland, Funny or Die, and The Washington Post. Around town, Karen does sketch comedy with Lo-Fi and improv with anyone who will let her.
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. Think a wine you didn’t order.

Currently, Aparna plays Grace the belabored HR rep on the Comedy Central show, Corporate and has also reprised her role in Season 2 of HBO’s Crashing. She was featured in the second season of Netflix’s The Standups. . Other television credits include Netflix’s Master of None and LOVE, HBO’s High Maintenance, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and appearing as a US correspondent for Dave’s (UK) Unspun with Matt Forde. In 2018 she makes her feature debut in the Paul Feig movie A Simple Favor. Her TV stand up appearances include CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, TBS’s CONAN, Seeso’s stand up series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, as well as multiple appearances on Comedy Central.

In 2016, she released her debut album, Just Putting It Out There, on Tig Notaro’s label, Bentzen Ball Records, and recorded a half hour special for Comedy Central. In that same year, Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue, featured Aparna as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene. Aparna currently is writing and performing standup in NY, LA and all over the country!
Ashley Brooke Roberts
Kenice Mobley
Kenice Mobley
Kenice Mobley is a standup comedian and filmmaker who lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Kenice performs stand up comedy around the country and recently participated in the Women in Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, the Limestone Comedy Festival and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival this year. She also appeared on Laughs on FOX and SiriusXM. She hosts Person About Town, an interview and relationship podcast available as part of the Women In Comedy Podcast Network.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/