Stand Up For Charleston

Stand Up For Charleston

Seaton Smith, Aparna Nancherla, Michelle Buteau, Hasan Minhaj, Kevin Avery, Myq Kaplan, Naomi Ekperigin, DJ Chela

Wednesday · July 29, 2015

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 adv / $25 door

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Proceeds will support Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, and Project South, a leadership development group organizing for racial and economic justice throughout the South.

Stand Up For Charleston
Stand Up For Charleston
Join Aparna Nancherla, Hasan Minhaj, Seaton Smith, Michelle Buteau, Guy Branum & more for a night of comedy to benefit Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, and Project South, a leadership development group organizing for racial and economic justice throughout the South.

Hosted by Naomi Ekperigin

Music by DJ Chela

Produced by Moore + Associates

In partnership with GEER

Sponsors: Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), Whitesmith Entertainment, Comedy Gives Back, L.O.C.A. - Ladies of Comedy Association, and Resource Generation
Seaton Smith
Seaton Smith
Seaton Smith is an actor and comedian who you may know from his role as "Motif" on FOX'S Mulaney. Vulture named him one of The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015, and he brought his skills to late-night with an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers. He has headlined shows across the country, performed at over 200 college campuses, as well as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna Nancherla
Aparna started out doing comedy in her hometown of Washington D.C. and now resides in New York City. 2016’s Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue, featured her as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene. She is a series regular in the debut season of Comedy Central’s Corporate and has reprised her role in season 2 of HBO’s CRASHING. Aparna is also 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, appearing as a US correspondent for Dave’s (UK) Unspun with Matt Forde, and Hulu’s I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman. In 2018 she makes her feature debut in the Paul Feig movie A Simple Favor. Her TV stand up appearances include Seeso’s stand up series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, season 2 of Comedy Central’s Meltdown as well as Adam Devine’s House Party. In 2013, she made her late night stand up debut on TBS’s Conan and was one of the breakout New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Her TV writing credits include Late Night with Seth Meyers as well as being a regular correspondent/writer on FX’s Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. She is also an alumna of the NBC Stand Up for Diversity program and currently headlines throughout the world and has been seen at a number of festivals including Comedy Central’s Clusterfest, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Moontower, SF Sketchfest, DC’s Bentzen Ball, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo and Dublin’s Vodaphone Comedy Festival. Aparna’s been featured on and in NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post Magazine, XM Radio, and Slate V. She can regularly be seen performing at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade’s in LA and NYC. Her debut album Just Putting It Out There was released in July 2016 by Tig Notaro’s label Bentzen Ball Records and hit the #4 on Billboard Comedy Charts.
Michelle Buteau
Michelle Buteau
Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/actress Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. Michelle's television credits include THE TICK, BROAD CITY, KEY & PEELE, ENLISTED on FOX, and the upcoming RUSSIAN DOLL for Netflix. She has had a stand-up special on Comedy Central, as well as an album called SHUT UP which was released on their label. Her latest special will be released on NETFLIX.

She was a featured comedian on the 2 DOPE QUEENS special for HBO and is currently producing and hosting LATE NIGHT WHENEVER, a talk show podcast for WNYC.
Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer, who you might know as the newest correspondent on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’. A featured storyteller for The Moth, Minhaj's work has garnered acclaim in film, web, and television. He hosted the documentary special ‘Stand Up Planet’ produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Kevin Avery
Kevin Avery
KEVIN AVERY is a stand up comedian and a writer on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. He has also had the distinction of being the head writer on the critically acclaimed and criminally short FX original series,Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. His other television writing credits include VH1′s Best Week Ever. Kevin is also the writer, star and executive producer of the award-winning short film Thugs, The Musical.
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and many other shows. In 2014 he released his hour-long special Netflix special Small Dork and Handsome.
Naomi Ekperigin
Naomi Ekperigin
Naomi Ekperigin is a New York City based actor, stand-up comedian and writer who was recently named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch." She has appeared on "The Nightly Show," Sundance TV's "The Approval Matrix," VH1, MTV, and FX's "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell." Most recently Naomi worked as a staff writer on season 3 of Broad City and the upcoming Hulu Original Series Difficult People, starring Julie Klausner and Billy Eichner.
DJ Chela
DJ Chela
Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, the Charleston massacre and subsequent church burnings hit home for Chela. She sees racial justice as her life work, constantly seeking effective ways to be a white ally and mobilize the white community to dismantle racist patriarchy.

A modern day alchemist, DJ Chela mixes movements, communities and evolutionary patterns together like records. From a prolific DJ career traveling the world and working with luminaries, to dedicated spiritual and healing studies, to a breadth of artistic projects, Chela weaves together lineages of expression to inspire her audiences and engage their spirits. Chela has been making her imprint in clubs, radio, mixtapes, live shows and battles for over 10 years. In turntablism she earned the 2009 Winter Music Conference Spin Off battle runner-up, out of 36 competing DJs.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/