The Stand NYC @ SubCulture w/ Michelle Wolf, Judah Friedlander, Chris Distefano, Kevin Brennan, Carmen Lynch, Stavros Halkias, and More!

The Stand NYC @ SubCulture w/ Michelle Wolf, Judah Friedlander, Chris Distefano, Kevin Brennan, Carmen Lynch, Stavros Halkias, and More!

Fri · November 16, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 16 and over

Chris Distefano
Chris Distefano
Described as a high energy comic, Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life, typically leaving you on the edge of your seat wondering "Who the hell is that he's talking about?"

Chris has worked at all of the top comedy clubs across New York City including but not limited to Gotham Comedy Club, Carolines on Broadway, and The Comedy Cellar. Chris has a Bachelors degree in Psychology to impress his mom's friends, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy to impress his Moms friend's Moms.

You can catch Chris all over MTV! He is a current cast member on MTV2s hit show "GuyCode". You can also see him featured on MTVs "GirlCode" "Failosiphy" and "Money From Strangers".

Chris was selected from hundreds of comedians across the country to be one of Comedy Centrals "Comics to Watch" as part of the 2012 New York Comedy Festival. He was selected as a finalist in "New York's Funniest" as a part of the 2012 New York Comedy festival as well. On June 20th, 2013, Chris made his network Televison debut, on The Late Show with David Letterman, on CBS. Chris has opened up for comedy legends such as Richard Lewis, Gilbert Godfried, and Artie Lange.

Chris has been heard on Sirius XM radio and his left elbow was featured on a National Subway Commercial. It's a good elbow. He would know. He loves elbows.
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.
Carmen Lynch
Carmen Lynch
Carmen Lynch was just seen on The Late Show with David Letterman. Originally, she started off as pre-med at The College of William & Mary but then realized she didn’t want to cut people. Now, as a comedian, she’s been seen in the semi-finals of two seasons of Last Comic Standing. She’s also appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, Vh1′s “Winningest Winners” and performed several times for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait. She’s also toured in Spain and Costa Rica telling jokes in Spanish (if that’s preferable). Her web series “Apt C3″ and other performance dates can be found on www.carmenlynch.com.
Stavros Halkias
Stavros Halkias
Stavros Halkias recently moved to New York City, hoping to get on television and buy his mother a nice house. After dabbling with comedy in college, he started performing regularly in his hometown of Baltimore, where he was named New Comedian of the Year in 2012. Since then he’s toured clubs, colleges, and independent shows across the U.S., been featured on XM Satellite radio, and become a regular on Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude podcast. Here’s a list of some the great comedians he’s had the opportunity to work with: Tom Papa, Dave Attell, and Tig Notaro. Here’s a list of people that don’t approve of his comedy career: Emmanuel Halkias, his father.
Judah Friedlander
Judah Friedlander
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)

Notable movies:
American Splendor
The Wrestler
Meet the Parents
Feast
Zoolander
Wet Hot American Summer

Notable television:
30 Rock
The Daily Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Talk shows including: Letterman, Fallon, Meyers, Conan, Wilmore
Sesame Street
News discussion shows including: The Young Turks, Lawrence O'Donnell

Photo: Phil Provencio
Michelle Wolf
Michelle Wolf
MICHELLE WOLF has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape as she continues on the path of a breakout year, with the Village Voice calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” and The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” She recently served as the executive producer, writer, and host of the critically-acclaimed variety sketch series “The Break with Michelle Wolf” on Netflix. Previously, she made international headlines as the much buzzed-about headliner of the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner.

Wolf debuted her first hour-long stand-up special, “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady”, on HBO late last year. The well-reviewed special tackled a wide range of topics from her surprising thoughts on feminism, the environment and why Hilary Clinton could not be a “nice lady,” and more of life’s everyday absurdities. She received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.

Wolf was previously as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” Prior to joining “The Daily Show,” she was a writing supervisor and performer on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” where she also made her late-night television debut in July 2014. She appeared frequently on the show in various bits and as the popular recurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.”

Additionally, Wolf created and starred in two digital series, “Now Hiring” and “Used People” for Comedy Central and was a writer on the “88th Academy Awards” hosted by Chris Rock. She was named to Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015” and was one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by Time Out New York. She was also named to Rolling Stone’s list of the 25 funniest people on Twitter right now (@michelleisawolf) and selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” for the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Wolf headlines comedy clubs and colleges all over the country and has performed at a number of festivals including Outside Lands, Moontower, Bonnaroo, Just For Laughs Montreal, JFL 42 and the Dublin Comedy Festival. In 2016 she completed an incredibly successful first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a sold out run of her debut hour-long stand-up show “Michelle Wolf: So Brave.” The critically acclaimed show, which earned her a nomination for the Best Newcomer Prize from the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, garnered numerous four-star reviews from top publications such as the Guardian, Herald and Scotsman.

When not crisscrossing the nation on tour, Wolf lives in New York. She is an avid long-distance runner in her limited free time.

Twitter/IG
@michelleisawolf
Venue Information:
SubCulture
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY, 10012
http://www.subculturenewyork.com