Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Pete Lee, Mark Normand, Ari Shaffir, Ali Kolbert, Joe List, Ian Lara, Jourdain Fisher, Josh Wesson

Mon · July 17, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

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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 Pete Lee, Mark Normand, Ari Shaffir, Ali Kolbert, Joe List, Ian Lara, Jourdain Fisher, Josh Wesson, and More!

Aaron Berg
Aaron Berg
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.
Pete Lee
Pete Lee
Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment.

In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns, lasting two episodes! At the end of 2008 he then shot his own Comedy Central half Hour Special, which earned him a “cult” following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next four years at 500 colleges across the country.

In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever, which debuted in January.

If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.
Mark Normand
Mark Normand
Mark Normand is known for his "relentlessly punchy writing and expert delivery" (The Laugh Button)that has made him an internationally known touring comedian. 2016 has included multiple appearances on Louis CK's HORACE AND PETE, and an upcoming appearance on Seeso's "WHAT'S YOUR F@%king
Deal?!" and return appearances on Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and TBS's CONAN. Previously television stops including a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, Showtime's SXSW COMEDY WITH W KAMAU BELL, MTV Other's INSIDE JOKE, the TruTV series WORLD'S DUMBEST and HOW TO BE A GROWNUP, Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT, and NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING. Mark also won Caroline's March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians, and released an album with Comedy Central records titled "Still Got It". This is a shocker for all of us but he was also voted Village Voice's "Best Comedian of 2013", I know right? Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. Mark started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, and was featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Mark will be performing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in 2016. Mark is a constand podcast guest, appears often on Sirius XM radio, and when home in New York Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. His podcast "Tuesdays with Stories!" with co-host Joe List, also tours. More annoying accolades: Mark was named one of Comedy Central's Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named to Esquire's "Best New Comedians 2012", Splitsider's "Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast", and Time Out New York's "21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins". 

Mark still lives in New York City. 
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
Ali Kolbert
Ali Kolbert
In the past, Ali Kolbert was as an NBC Page--where she worked on shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. Recently, Ali made her television debut in that very building, on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Ali has worked as a contributing writer at The Onion and her clever and provocative stand-up won her the title of Stage 72's "Greatest New Comedian." She recently performed in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta.

Ali's writing credits include Above Average. Ali performs stand-up comedy nightly in NYC bars and clubs. She even once impersonated Reese Witherspoon on The Howard Stern Show.
Joe List
Joe List
Joe List began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 just weeks after graduating from high school. Since that time List has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, FoxNews Red Eye, The Artie Lange Show, as well as AXSTV's Gotham Comedy Live. List has also twice been featured at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal as well as the Vancouver Comedy Festival and Oslo Comedy Festival. His album So Far No Good can be heard regularly on Sirius Radio. List is also the co-host of his own popular weekly podcast Tuesdays with Stories as well as being a regular on Robert Kelly's You Know What Dude podcast. In June of 2014, List made his network television debut on the Late Show with David Letterman and was seen on Comedy Central's Half Hour in 2015.
Ian Lara
Ian Lara
Ian Lara is really just a regular guy from Queens, New York. He started comedy right after college because he didn't feel like going to law school and he's loved every second of it. Usually you can catch him performing every night in some of the best and worst shows in New York City, or he's on the road at a club or college near you. Ian Lara might become a household name but really all he wants is to get big enough where he can wear those big hats Pharrell wears to awards shows. Peace!
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.
Josh Wesson
Josh Wesson
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.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/