Fat Baby For Press Freedom
Mike Vecchione, Chris Distefano
Thu · May 25, 2017
Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
This event is 16 and over
Proceeds for "Fat Baby for Press Freedom" will directly benefit RSF's assistance to journalists reporting in dangerous countries, advocate for the release of journalists who are imprisoned or held hostage, and push for legislation that protects the rights of reporters and access to information the world over.
Tickets Include Draft Beer or Wine!
Giulio Gallarotti is a standup comedian and actor from Brooklyn, NY. Giulio has appeared on MTV shows such as Girl Code and Totally Clueless where he was a recurring cast member. As a standup comedian he has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live on AXStv, No Small Talk on Tidal and won backstages 360 comedy festival. Giulio has been featured in the New York Comedy Festival four years in a row where he headlined his own show in 2015. @notjulio
Recently named one of Variety's 2015 "10 Comics To Watch," Ricky Velez is a New-York based stand-up comic and actor who is currently a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. He was also recently selected as one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watchand as New York's Funniest, by the New York Comedy Festival.
Ben DeMarco is a New York City based comic and is the creator of the popular Fat Baby Comedy series. His recent TV appearances include MTV2, FX, and Comedy Central. He has also performed in several comedy festivals including The New York Comedy Festival and The New Orleans Comedy Festival.
Josh Wesson, born in California and raised on Long Island, brings plenty of life experiences to the stage that will definitely make you laugh. He grew up in quite a few different environments, from homeless shelters to motels to the suburbs, all of which has helped him to understand and relate to people of all backgrounds. Josh has a laid-back style of observational comedy that will make you feel like you’re just hanging out with one of your friends. He’s part of the successful Fat Baby crew, whose show was featured in the 2015 New York Comedy Festival. He has been seen on MTV2’s Charlamagne & Friends, Comedy Central, and FX, and is a regular at The Stand Comedy Club in NYC. Follow him on Twitter @JAYWESS.
Molly Austin wants to make you laugh in your hearts and maybe start a hair-braiding circle. She loves telling jokes so hard it isn't even funny and then it is. She is a rather busy bee as she has been buzzing all over NYC doing stand up for the people. She performs in various venues as well as produces two shows a week cause it's like, go hard or go home, if you wanna get athletic about it. Born helpless, nude, and unable to provide for herself, Molly Austin eventually overcame these handicaps to become a conjurer of charm, a wizard of wit, and a queen (or king, depending on your religious views) of komoidía! Molly has been performing with The Peoples Improv Theater since 2006 and has studied improv as well as sketch at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Molly also stretched her acting muscles at the Deena Levy Theater Studio for two years and can now cry on command. Molly is one half of the smash hit webseries, EMOTISTYLE . She blogs for Alice and Olivia and has contributed to Vice's Noisey, Marie Claire and other stuff she can send you if you ask her real nice. Molly Austin loves you and cats and pizza and then about five other people. xoxo Mollyisfunny.com
Mike has appeared on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Comedy Central's Fresh Face Debates, and Russell Simmons Presents: Stand Up at the El Rey Theatre. Mike also had a guest appearance on the IFC hit show Z Rock.
In 2010, Mike won the People's Choice Award for the New York Comedy Festival, was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, and was selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival (New Faces). Later that year, Mike went on to perform on the Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and shot his own Half Hour Special for Comedy Central.
In 2014, Mike appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell on Comedy Central, was again a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. In 2015, Mike appeared on Conan on TBS and Inside Amy Schumer.
Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering "Who the hell is that he's talking about?"
Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and The Comedy Cellar. Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom's friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend's Moms.
You can catch Chris all over MTV! He is a current cast member on MTV2s hit show "GuyCode". You can also see him featured on MTVs "GirlCode" "Failosiphy" and "Money From Strangers".
Chris was selected from hundreds of comedians across the country to be one of Comedy Centrals "Comics to Watch" as part of the 2012 New York Comedy Festival. He was selected as a finalist in "New York's Funniest" as a part of the 2012 New York Comedy festival as well. On June 20th, 2013, Chris made his network Televison debut, on The Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS. Chris has opened up for comedy legends such as Richard Lewis, Gilbert Godfried, and Artie Lange.
Chris has been heard on Sirius XM radio and his left elbow was featured on a National Subway Commercial. It's a good elbow. He would know. He loves elbows.