Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!
Abby Rosenquist, Yannis Pappas, Dean Delray, Annie Lederman, Sarah Tollemache, Matthew Broussard, Keith Carey, James Goff, Jon Rudnitsky, Judah Friedlander
Mon · June 26, 2017
Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
This event is 16 and over
Come experience the best free show in all of Manhattan! Featuring club regulars, up & coming talent, and surprise drop-ins...this is Frantic!
Hosted by Aaron Berg with Judah Friedlander, Abby Rosenquist, Yannis Pappas, Dean Delray, Annie Lederman, Sarah Tollemache, Matthew Broussard, Keith Carey, James Goff, Jon Rudnitsky, and More!
Aaron now makes his home in New York City where he works most of the top comedy clubs. Aaron just wrapped 13 episodes as Floyd in the groundbreaking new TV series 24 HOUR RENTAL which will be airing on Superchannel in 2013. He has appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, and performed a nationally televised gala set for the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His first solo show, The Underbelly Diaries ran off-Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC where it was chosen as "one of three shows you can't afford to miss" in the New York Daily News. The show has been adapted as a feature film and is being produced by Timshel Pictures. Aaron also recently appeared off-Broadway in Jeremy Levy's one act play 21 DAYS and is a subject in the upcoming documentary A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE about 6 Canadian Comedians who travelled to Israel to perform to diverse audiences. He will also be featured in Alan Zweig's new film WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY. Additional recent Televison guest appearances include KING, Breakout Kings and Murdoch Mysteries. He has also been heard on CBC's The Debaters.
Abby Rosenquist started performing stand up while pursuing a degree in construction engineering at the University of Nebraska. Since graduation her dark, fast paced comedy has gotten her invited to perform at various festivals and venues all over including the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Abby will be making her television debut on Fuse's Uproarious this fall.
Yannis Pappas is a stand-up comedian and current host of AOL's Original Series, 2 Point Lead. He was the Co-Anchor of Fusion Live, a live, primetime, one-hour news magazine program which focused on current events, pop culture and satire. Fusion TV network launched in September 2013 as a joint venture of ABC
Yannis' Half Hour Comedy Central Special aired in June of 2014 and is available on Amazon, iTunes, ComedyCentral.com and whenever Comedy Central re-runs it. Yannis was also the co-host of MSG's sports fan show, The Bracket.
He has also been featured on AXS TV, TRUTV's How To Be a Grown Up, VH1's "Best Week Ever", Fox Business, Good Morning America on ABC. He was the first comedian to ever do stand up on the New Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon–It was a test show and didn't air, but that's kind of a cool thing.
He tours the world as a stand-up comedian and is known for his immensely popular characters Mr. Panos and Maurica.
MARC MARON podcast WTF and Maron TV show on IFC
Joe Rogan Podcast
ALSO his own podcast Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk"
Film Credits QUENTIN TARANTINO'S "HELL RIDE"
The Long Shots with Ice Cube
Annie Lederman is a talented comedian known for her hilarious regular panel appearances on Chelsea Lately and as a cast member of MTV's Girl Code.
She recently appeared on Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT, was featured on The Soup Investigates, and performed on the first season of Adam Devine's House Party.
She regularly tours with the likes of Jim Norton and Marc Maron. In addition to Girl Code, Annie is shooting a show for the E! network which is set to air later this summer.
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’.
Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and, in 2012, winner of Houston's Funniest Person, Matthew Broussard isn't sure where he's from. Before doing stand up, he earned a degree in Applied Math from Rice University and got fired from being a financial analyst. His comedy relies on his killer timing, subtle wit, and devilish good looks. Also, he's not very witty and his timing could use some work. When he's not drawing puns for his webcomic, mondaypunday.com, he enjoys swimming, using semicolons pretentiously, and resembling a villain from an 80s movie.
Despite earning a coveted spot on Comedy Central's Adam DeVine's House Party after only doing stand-up for 18 months, and booking a principle role in the comedy film Intramural, the first feature film he's ever auditioned for - his Cajun father and Jewish mother still hope he gets an MBA. TV Credits include: Adam Devine's House Party, Last Call With Carson Daly, The League, and The Mindy Project, and MTV's Sex Tips For Girls. Matthew can currently be seen in MTV2's Guy Code and will soon be seen on MTV2's Not Necessarily News.
Keith Carey is a Long Beach-based comedian who performs all over the country, sharing his thoughts on comic books, homophobia, racism, the joys of crystal meth, and other hard-hitting topics. Born in Seattle, Keith moved to Orange County, CA at the age of 5. He first took the stage at an open mic in Long Beach in June of 2011, and he hasn't slowed down since. Keith performs nightly, either on the road or at home in Los Angeles, sharing his blend of personal stories, social commentary, and good old-fashioned American dick jokes. Keith is a regular at the Comedy Store's popular Roast Battle, which he also performed on at 2016's RIOT Alternative Comedy Festival in LA. He has also been featured onNerdist.com's "Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction," where he made a sexual nightmare out of the film "Space Jam." He produces a monthly show in Los Angeles called Warp Zone that has seen performances from Aziz Ansari, Maria Bamford, Pete Holmes, and many more. Keith also co-hosts the Mean Boys Podcast. He is a big dumb idiot and he loves you.
Actor, comedian, and writer James Goff was born and raised in the South Bronx of New York City. In just a short time in the business, James has demonstrated the unique ability to bridge the gap between any audience, and connect with them on a level that makes them feel they've known him for years.
Not only has he worked with some of the best in the business, James Goff's appearances also include Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central's Open Mic Fight, Sirius Radio, and a performance for Superbowl XLII Champions The New York Giants.
When he's not headlining around the country, James is producing a weekly podcast, The Force 2 Care Podcast, centered around surviving parenthood and speaking to at risk youth about overcoming life's obstacles.
On August 31, 2015, it was announced that Rudnitsky would join the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player for the show's forty-first season. In the third episode of that season, Rudnitsky portrayed Anderson Cooper in a sketch, acting as moderator for a Democratic presidential debate, for which he was criticized by Cooper. He has also done impressions of Wolf Blitzer, John Mayer, Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise, and Vladimir Putin (in a dress rehearsal sketch on the episode hosted by Donald Trump), while also doing a Dirty Dancing sketch, which was seen as one of his high points of the season. On August 9, 2016, Rudnitsky departed the show.
Stand-up comedy has been Judah's main thing since he first started in 1989. His onstage persona of The World Champion has taken on different shades over the years. It was initially a satire on narcissism & braggarts. Then the persona morphed into being a real life superhero (who is actually humble) subliminally getting audiences to question why we have heroes. For the past several years & currently, Judah's act has been predominantly satirizing American exceptionalism as well U.S. domestic and foreign policy. The World Champion is a champion of the world - who stands up for earth's rights and the people, animals, and plants of the planet. If America does the right thing, Judah will be the next president of the United States. Judah has a stand-up special & album coming out soon.
Author of books:
If the Raindrops United (2015)
How To Beat Up Anybody (2010)
Meet the Parents
Wet Hot American Summer
The Daily Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Talk shows including: Letterman, Fallon, Meyers, Conan, Wilmore
News discussion shows including: The Young Turks, Lawrence O'Donnell
Photo: Phil Provencio