The Stand NYC @ Esther & Carol w/ Jim Florentine, Kevin Brennan, Bonnie McFarlane, Christian Finnegan, Monroe Martin, Josh Wesson, and More!

The Stand NYC @ Esther & Carol w/ Jim Florentine, Kevin Brennan, Bonnie McFarlane, Christian Finnegan, Monroe Martin, Josh Wesson, and More!

Sat · October 27, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00

This event is 16 and over

The Stand pop-up series presents Saturday night showcases at Esther & Carol!

Featuring the best comedians Manhattan has to offer with an intimate, upscale, and upbeat ambience!

The Stand NYC
The Stand NYC
The Stand was named New York Magazine's "Best Comedy Club" for a reason. We pride ourselves on putting the very best talent on our stage each and every night. We often feature top names of today such as Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Bill Burr, Artie Lange, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Ari Shaffir and more - as well as the funniest up-and-comers in NYC. Come experience the best food, drinks, and laughter Manhattan has to offer!
Jim Florentine
Jim Florentine
JIM FLORENTINE is a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, comedian, voice artist, and performer, who is currently co-hosting VH1 Classic's hit heavy metal talk show series "That Metal Show" alongside Eddie Trunk and now label-mate Don Jamieson. JIM FLORENTINE is best known for his work on Comedy Central's show Crank Yankers where he performed the voice of Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed. Recently, JIM FLORENTINE opened up the American Carnage Tour for Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer in arenas across the country. JIM FLORENTINE comments; "performing in front of 13,000 Slayer fans every night was insane! It was like emceeing a rape!" JIM FLORENTINE also appears in the feature film "A Little Help" starring Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesley of The Office) and Chris O' Donnell (Scent of a Woman). JIM FLORENTINE plays the character Brian, who is Jenna Fischer's love interest in the film. A Little Helphas already won best film in several different film festivals and JIM FLORENTINE appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! on June 22 to promote the movie.

In June 2012 Jim just hosted the OMA Awards for MTV that aired worldwide. In Aug of 2012 That Metal Show that Jim co hosts on VH1 Classic will be going into it's 11th season. Jim also recently opened for the band Metallica at a festival called Orionfest that attracted over 50,000 fans!

"Being a fan of the Metal Blade label since its inception, it is truly an honor to be part of the family now. I will try my hardest to make the heaviest comedy album ever. So expect plenty of fat jokes!" comments JIM FLORENTINE.

Metal Blade Records CEO Brian Slagel adds: "I have always been a big fan of comedy and Jim is a great comedian. He is also a metal head and friend so I am so excited to welcome him to the Metal Blade Family!"

JIM FLORENTINE has also been in involved in shows such as HBO Inside the NFL, Late Late Show withCraig Kilborn, Chelsea Lately on E, The Howard Stern Radio & TV Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, MTV Music Video Awards, Spike TV Video Game Awards, HBO Down and Dirty Comedy Show, and The Apprentice just to name a few.

On Oct. 25 2011 Jim released his stand up CD on Metal Blade Records called Cringe N Purge. It landed at #3 on the Itunes Charts and #5 on the Comedy Billboard Charts. Here is one of the many positive reviews.

On Sept. 4 2012 Jim released his 2nd CD on Metal Blade Records called Awful Jokes From My First Comedy Notebook. That CD also landed at #3 on the Itunes Charts and # 10 on the Comedy Billboard Charts. Jim is only the 3rd comedian ever to have 2 CD's land in the top 10 in the same year! The concept for this CD was that Jim stumbled across his first comedy notebooks from when he first started doing comedy back in the early 90's. He couldn't believe how bad his early jokes were and decided to share them with his fans and went into a recording studio and read his awful jokes directly out of his notebook. The CD has recieved massive critical acclaim in the comedy world for taking a huge risk. Check out this review
In 2011 Jim launched his weekly Podcast called Comedy, Metal, Midgets. It is one of the most popular comedy Podcasts out there constantly landing in the top 20 every week. You can listen and subscribe for free here. iTunes

History (taken from Jim FLORENTINE's Wikipedia page):
In July 2001, FLORENTINE released Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 1. After numerous plays on the Howard Stern Radio Show, his CD ranking on Amazon.com went from 282,363 to number 2. The only artist ahead of him was the Backstreet Boys. Later that week, FLORENTINE's CD came in at #17 on the Internet Billboard charts.

After the release of Terrorizing Telemarketers Volume 2 in late 2001, Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Carolla took a liking to FLORENTINE's prank calls and hired him for a show to debut in June 2002 on Comedy Central called Crank Yankers. FLORENTINE played Special Ed, a mentally challenged teenager, and Bobby Fletcher, a despicable, alcoholic slob who is the older cousin of Ed.

After season 1, Eminem took a liking to FLORENTINE's characters and flew him out to his Detroit studio to do prank calls together for the upcoming season of Crank Yankers. The following year in 2004, Eminem and FLORENTINE did a bit together on the MTV Music awards show where Eminem beat up Special Ed, who kept annoying him (and tore his leg off). Crank Yankers lasted 3 seasons on Comedy Central. The show moved over to MTV2 in 2006 for one season. FLORENTINE's Special Ed character that he created is still played at various Sporting Events at stadiums across the USA.

FLORENTINE was featured on the series premiere of Down and Dirty with Jim Norton, a stand-up comedy series that aired on HBO on October 3, 2008. The series spotlights new and established talent, including Artie Lange, Bill Burr (Chappelle Show), Patrice O'Neal (Scary Movie 4), and Andrew Dice Clay. Lemmy, leader of the heavy metal band Motörhead, serves as the musical director.

Later that year, That Metal Show which FLORENTINE hosts made its debut on VH1 Classic. It's described as "The Tonight Show for AC/DC fans". He is also co-hosting along with Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson. The show is currently in its 8th season.

FLORENTINE has been seen on The Apprentice, Comedy Central's Mother Load, HBO's Inside the NFL, Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Opie and Anthony Show, The Howard Stern Show, Spike TV's Video Game Awards, MTV Music Video Awards, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central, VH1's The List, and Louie Anderson's Comedy Showcase. He also voiced the redneck radio host Bobbie Ray in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories.

FLORENTINE has a series of prank call CDs known as Terrorizing Telemarketers Volumes 1-5. The CDs feature a series of recorded telephone conversations, often with FLORENTINE receiving calls from telemarketers, wherein he turns the tables on often aggressive salespeople by being deliberately difficult and creating awkward situations.

In 2004, FLORENTINE worked one season on HBO's Inside the NFL performing various comedy sketches. The show won an Emmy that season and FLORENTINE has proudly said in various interviews that when he was single he kept it on his night stand and it would close the deal anytime he had a date over. He called it his "Mariano Rivera".

At the same time, FLORENTINE released two hidden camera DVDs called Meet The Creeps where he and his partner Don Jamieson pull outrageous pranks on people. The DVD has got in the hands of some Comedy Central executives and they brought Meet The Creeps to their broadband channel called Motherload. After the two successful seasons, Comedy Central did a Meet The Creeps pilot for the network. The pilot was deemed too mean spirited and the show never made it on the network.

Between 2004 and 2008, FLORENTINE made 3 appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC. He also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn. In 2007, FLORENTINE appeared on the last episode of The Apprentice in season 4 doing his edgy stand-up comedy at a conservative charity event. He asked Trump's partner George if he wears a diaper. He has not been asked back on the apprentice since. He is an occasional guest on the late-night Fox News Channel show Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld. Later in 2010, FLORENTINE appeared in the feature film A Little Help as Brian, the love interest of Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesley of The Office).

Jim's TV & Radio Appearances:
Lopez Tonight in June 2010
VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show"
HBO "Down and Dirty Comedy Show"
TMZ
The Apprentice
Comedy Central's Mother Load
HBO "Inside the NFL"
"Late Late Show" with Craig Kilborn
Comedy Central's "Crank Yankers"
Fox News Red Eye
Chelsea Lately on E!
Spike TV Video Game Awards
MTV Music Video Awards
Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC
Last Call with Carson Daly on NBC
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn on Comedy Central
The Howard Stern Radio & TV Show
MTV's "Beach House"
VH1's "The List"
Louie Anderson's "Comedy Showcase"
The Joy Behar Show
Kevin Brennan
Kevin Brennan
Known for his no holds barred style, Kevin Brennan is one of the top standup comedians in the country. Brennan started his comedy career in Chicago but soon relocated to New York City to pursue his dream of being on the “Late Show with David Letterman.” He shined on his first Letterman appearance which then led to subsequent memorable appearances on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “Last Call with Carson Daly”.

Kevin was voted “Best Comedian” at the 2005 Aspen Comedy Festival, which led to his own HBO half‐ hour comedy special.

A former writer/performer on “Saturday Night Live,” Kevin taped a pilot for NBC called “Number One Son” about growing up in a big Irish‐Catholic family.

Most recently, Kevin has written for Comedy Central’s “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald” as well as the “Latin Grammys” hosted by George Lopez. He is a sought out guest on many comedy podcasts such as Breuer Unleashed, on Sirius Satellite Radio.

Kevin’s comedy CD entitled, “I Said It”, has garnered rave reviews and will keep audiences laughing for years to come.

Currently based in New York but ever bi‐coastal, Kevin Brennan continues to impress as a performer and writer.
Bonnie McFarlane
Bonnie McFarlane
Bonnie McFarlane hails from Northern Canada but is still always cold.
A national headlining comedian, McFarlane's radio and television credits includes an HBO special, two comedy central specials, three Letterman appearances, a Tonight Show appearance, The Howard Stern Show and a regular on the Opie and Anthony/Jimmy radio show. Bonnie regularly appears as a guest on Fox's Redeye and is a regular cast panelist on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show starring Larry Willmore. Bonnie is also a cast member on the current season of Tru TV's, How To Be A Grown Up. Bonnie has acted in numerous television shows and can be seen in the newly acclaimed web series "Cop Show" starring Colin Quinn and Jerry Seinfeld. She most recently made an award winning comedy documentary feature about funny women called Women Aren't Funny starring Joan Rivers, Rosie O'Donnell, Sarah Silverman and Maria Bamford. It's available on iTunes and Netfix. The HuffingtonPost listed McFarlane as the number one funniest female you should know. Marie Claire Magazine said she is one of the 50 Funniest Women Right Now. Paste Magazine chose the podcast she does with her husband, Rich Vos as one of the Top Ten best comedy podcasts today. It's called My Wife Hates Me. McFarlane also co-hosts a national radio show on Sirius XM with her husband based on the podcast. Bonnie has written a book for Harper Collins that will be coming out February 23 2016 called: You're Better Than Me. Her comedy has been described as sly, inventive and edgy. Huffpo referred to her crowd work as "the best in the biz."She is active on social media and was singled out by several online publications as one of the top people you should be following on Twitter.
Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff.

Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch of "Chappelle's Show". He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" and in Spring 2014 he can be seen on VH1′s "I Love the 2000′s". He's also co-host of Zest TV's travel show, "CustomNATION".

Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special "Au Contraire!", as well as "Comedy Central Presents", "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and countless network interstitials. He's also appeared on "Conan", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Good Afternoon America" and "The Today Show".

Christian's latest comedy special, "The Fun Part" was released on Netflix in April 2014. It's available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, "Two for Flinching" and "Au Contraire!".

Christian also hosts a music geek podcast called "Audio Spackle" for Cave Comedy Radio. It can be found on iTunes.

When he's not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their faithful pooch Griswold.
Monroe Martin
Monroe Martin
Monroe Martin is a colorful and imaginative comedian with a lifetime of hard knock experiences that have been spun into side-splitting jokes and stories.

Monroe was born and raised in Philadelphia, one usually wouldn’t find Monroe’s life story laughable. After all, how inappropriate is it to laugh at a foster child who jumped around from one dysfunctional family to another? Sit in the audience of one of Monroe’s performances and you’ll find yourself laughing at his adversity. Monroe’s honest and open approach to joke and storytelling universalizes his experiences.

Monroe’s creative and charismatic comedic voice has created a buzz within the New York comedy circuit. His intelligent and hysterical perspective resonates and has earned him respect among his peers.

Monroe is on his way to becoming the type of comedian he admires—one who says exactly what he wants, the way he wants to say it. He idolizes these types of comedians because he realizes that it takes guts to say how you truly feel whether it be right or wrong. It is especially hard to discuss the topics that are considered taboo and/or controversial. By saying what he wants, how he wants, Monroe is creating his legacy of being one of the funniest comedians in America.

Monroe says “All good comedians speak of life experience through their own unique perspectives.” Based on his experience, He has the makings of a great comedian, and is well on his way.

You've seen Monroe in the current season of Last Comic Standing. He can also be seen on the upcoming season of Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. Monroe has also been featured on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live. For on Monroe log onto www.monroemartincomedy.com or follow him on twitter @monroemartinIII
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:
E&C Studio
146 Bowery
New York, NY, 10013