Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!
Mark Normand, Joe List, Abby Rosenquist, Alex Pavone, Paul Mecurio, Blair Socci, Leclerc Andre, Annie Lederman
Mon · July 31, 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 Mark Normand, Joe List, Paul Mecurio, Annie Lederman, Blair Socci, Abby Rosenquist, Leclerc Andre, KP Burke, Alex Pavone, 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.
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.
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.
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.
lex Pavone’s unique brand of comedy is part rambling insane man, part storyteller, part daredevil. You really never know what’s coming next. One of the more personable comedians, Alex sees the stage as a launching point, instead of a home during his act. Known for walking out into the audience, from tabletop to tabletop, and liberating a few shots along the way, Alex Pavone’s brand of storytelling is one not easily forgotten.
Alex has opened for Bobby Lee, served as a panelist on Video on Trial and MTV’s Cocktales. Making his comedy debut in 2007, Alex Pavone has yet to make it big, but he’s certainly well on his way. To see one of his upcoming performances, check out Best Comedy Tickets’ NYC Comedy Club Schedule where you’ll find uptodate listings. Just be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time as he has developed a cult following that loves to pack the clubs he performs at all comedy shows in NYC. Alex Pavone is a regular performer at The Stand NYC.
A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Paul Mecurio is an Emmy and Peabody Award winner for his work on "The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart." He has appeared in his own Comedy Central Special, starred in his own series on HBO, appeared on CBS's "The Late, Late Show," VH-1, "Conan O'Brien," "Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld," "Hannity," CNN, MSNBC, "The Tonight Show," "The Daily Show," and ABC's "Wednesday's at 9:30." Paul graduated with honors from Georgetown Law School and began his career on Wall Street as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at the law firm of Willkie Farr and Gallagher and later as an investment banker at CS First Boston. All the while, Paul was honing a second career writing and performing comedy and was hired by Jay Leno to write jokes for "The Tonight Show." With the encouragement of Jay, Paul moved center stage, leaving Wall Street and starting his career as a stand-up comedian.
BLAIR SOCCI is an NYC-based comedian from Southern California. She recently starred in the MTV series, LADYLIKE, and on the new comedy series for FUSE TV called UPROARIOUS. This past year she also served as creative consultant for Guy Code vs. Girl Code on MTV and also appeared on the show. She is the host of the podcast, How To Be a Beefy Woman, and was recently named to Bustle’s 2017 Comedians to Watch. When she isn’t watching Vanderpump Rules, you can find Blair performing nightly at some of the best clubs and alternative shows in town. Blair has also been lucky to perform alongside some of her favorite comics at the New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, CROM Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival, and Chicago Comedy Exposition. Once a month, she co-hosts a popular show, NACHO BITCHES, at New York Comedy Club that she co-founded with Corinne Fisher of Guys We F*cked fame. Blair holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School and a Bachelors of English from UCLA – which as it turns outs out, she only got to list in this bio as you do not need any degrees to be a comedian.
Looking towards the future, Blair notes that she wouldn’t mind having her own weird cooking show after she gets old and slows down. In terms of extracurricular goals, she hopes to become un-allergic to dogs, cats, and horses, and get really good at drawing.
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.