Ari Shaffir, Duncan Trussell, Jourdain Fisher, Dante Nero, Sarah Tollemache, Gibran Saleem, and More!

Ari Shaffir, Duncan Trussell, Jourdain Fisher, Dante Nero, Sarah Tollemache, Gibran Saleem, and More!

Sat · May 20, 2017

Doors: 11:30 pm / Show: 11:59 pm

$15.00

This event is 16 and over

Ari Shaffir
Ari Shaffir
Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly).

Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central.

In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week.

Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.

For more information go to www.AriShaffir.com

Follow Ari on Twitter - @AriShaffir
Duncan Trussell
Duncan Trussell
Duncan Trussell is a stand-up comedian who currently stars on Syfy channel's "Joe Rogan Questions Everything". Duncan's popular podcast, "The Duncan Trussell Family Hour" (www.duncantrussell.com), is known for its blend of humor, fringe ideas, eclectic guests, and great interviews. He regularly tours the country as a stand-up comedian and has performed at Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and the Moontower Comedy Festival in Austin. In addition, Duncan has appeared on "Curb Your Enthusiasm", "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time", Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time", and Funny or Die's "Drunk History".
Jourdain Fisher
Jourdain Fisher
Now residing in New York, the North Carolina native, Jourdain Fisher is a comedian on the rise. With his fun material and open personality, audiences are drawn to his style and sense of humor. Jourdain is consistently pushing himself to create the best comedy experience for any venue he plays and has been doing so as a nationally touring act for the past seven years. After performing stand up for the first time at the age of 17 he continued to do so through high school and college. Stand up became a priority for him and now Jourdain has a degree that he doesn't use and a budding comedy career that should allow him to keep from working at the funeral home that his family owns. He has featured for crowd favorites such as Mike Epps, Tom Segura, D.L. Hugely, and Gary Gulman to name a few. Jourdain was selected to be a part of the 2015 Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, was a back to back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, a finalist in 2014's Carolina's Funniest Competition and a Regional Showcase Finalist for 2015's Stand Up NBC in New York. For any more personal information you can catch him talking about his life on a stage near you.
Dante Nero
Dante Nero
Dante Nero is a comedian, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. A trained martial artist, Nero dabbled in various fields before turning to comedy. He earned a fencing scholarship to SUNY New Paltz, before working for a phone company and serving as a bouncer and an exotic dancer. In 2001, Dante turned to a different sort of performance: stand up comedy. He quickly made a name for himself, working with established and successful comics like Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps. He co-hosted The Black Phillip Show with Patrice O’Neal, a relationship advice show on Sirius XM Radio. Dante has appeared on The Opie & Anthony Channel, Hot 97, and Chappelle’s Show. An accomplished actor, Dante has appeared on Z Rock on IFC, Damages on FX, and the popular series Fringe on FOX. Recently, Nero had a role in the NBC crime drama, The Blacklist. Dante has performed at all of the New York comedy spots, including the The Stand, Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, and Caroline’s on Broadway.
Sarah Tollemache
Sarah Tollemache
Described as dry, quirky and hilarious, Sarah Tollemache has been a professional comedian for over a decade. Starting in Houston, Texas, Sarah quickly made a name for herself when she was named ‘Best Local Comedian’ by the Houston Press and later was the winner of the prestigious Houston’s Funniest Contest. After being featured on consecutive seasons of NBC’s ‘Last Comic Standing’ Sarah took her talents to New York City. Since moving to New York, Sarah has been named one of the top 20 female comics to follow on twitter by the Huffington Post. In addition to performing stand-up comedy nightly in many of New York’s top clubs and alternative venues, Sarah can also be seen regularly performing at the Upright Citizen Brigade Theater where she is a writer and performing with her sketch group ‘Absolutely’.
Gibran Saleem
Gibran Saleem
Hi, my name is Gibran.

I’m named after a Lebanese poet, my Mom’s favorite poet. I like my mom, sometimes. She’d tell me to edit that, but I’m not too concerned with grammar. As long as the point gets across, “the meaning of the communication is the response it elicits.” I don’t know who said that, but I collect quotes in a word document on my laptop called “quotes.” The quotes range from optimism to cynicism to contemplative silliness. I also range from optimism to cynicism to contemplative silliness. Optimism in myself and others, cynicism in the simple happy thoughts lost when we lose touch with our inner youth. As for the contemplative silliness, I’m still thinking about it.

One of my favorite quotes is by Salvidor Dali, “Everything alter’s me, but nothing changes me.” It’s one of my favorite quotes for two reasons. One, Salvador Dali is one of my favorite artists. His perspective embraces a magical reality that makes one consider the world beyond the limited scope of everyday events and interactions. Two, because I believe that at the core we are all powerful individuals with equally robust personalities. It’s just that we are affected by certain things over time. Somethings for better, somethings for worse. It is how we let these things alter us that make us who we are.
Beyond all the veneers and shields we have developed overtime we are all still the same silly little children; running with tiny bodies and giant heads falling all over the place. We’ve just figured out ways to cushion the fall. But we’re still the same, we’re still falling all over the place.

I used to write poetry at one point. But I fell. I’ve found other ways to channel out those emotions. Sometimes those emotions turn to laughter. Sometimes not. It doesn’t matter as long as there’s growth. I don’t want to be the old me. I don’t want to be the new me, or the current me. I just want to be the best me. I want to maximize my potential. And in turn maybe it will help other’s maximize their own. Maybe not, but still, it something’s to work towards.

Hi, My name is Gibran. Nice to meet you.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/