The Stand NYC @ Esther & Carol! w/ Judah Friedlander, Yameneika Saunders, Marina Franklin, Derek Gaines, Paul Virzi, Crystal Marie Denha, Lev Fer, and More!

The Stand NYC @ Esther & Carol! w/ Judah Friedlander, Yameneika Saunders, Marina Franklin, Derek Gaines, Paul Virzi, Crystal Marie Denha, Lev Fer, and More!

Fri · February 15, 2019

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

This event is 16 and over

The Stand Pop Up Series continues at E&C Studio at the Sohotel!

Yamaneika Saunders
Yamaneika Saunders
Yamaneika Saunders has been captivating audiences with her dynamic stage presence for over a decade and across the entire country. Born and raised in Baltimore, MD, Yamaneika has since tackled both the New York and LA comedy scene by combining her high energy improv skills with a unique vulnerable perspective on life. This mix forces her to go beyond the typical humor one would expect to hear, and allows her to connect to audiences from any background. A semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, one of the stars of Funny Girls on Oxygen and panelist on The Meredith Vieira Show, Yamaneika is finally bringing her talents to the world stage; let's just hope they can handle her...
Marina Franklin
Marina Franklin
New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as, Wanda Syke's Herlarious, Showtime's Women Who Kill, Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show, The Jay Leno Show, Chappelle's Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, NBC's Last Comic Standing Season II, and Showtime at The Apollo.

She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC's World Stand's Up, Rotterdam's Comedy Factory, Montreal's Just For Laughs, Ireland's Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville's Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin's career in entertainment wasn't always in stand-up comedy; originally from Chicago, she made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre. She then quickly realized her love for acting and went on to pursue a MFA in acting at Syracuse University. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.
Derek Gaines
Derek Gaines
The man with the smile of a thousand angels, Derek Gaines, a California born New Jersey resident, raised a new face in the wonderful art of comedy. July 29th 1984 was the day that the Lindenwold's only campaign began. Derek started in the vicious comedy clubs of Philadelphia and than began to move around the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York) working and still working on what he would like to call the "Left field crusader show", the style of comedy that speaks to all but touches the very hearts of the Black, "can't-be-a-thug suburbanite only children" of the US. Derek trusts and believes God for this gift he has been given and just wants to bring it back for the people. "Progress and not peril" is his motto and he plans to take that with him through every stage of his career.
Paul Virzi
Paul Virzi
Paul performs all over the country and many of the nation's top comedy clubs have called him one of the strongest up and comers working today. Recently, Paul was a semi-finalist for NY's Funniest Comic Competition for the NY Comedy Festival in NYC. He also opened for Bill Burr at Carnegie Hall where he killed in front of sold out 2800 people which was also part of the NY Comedy Festival. Paul's Stand-Up can be heard on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio daily. He has recently made a TV appearance on Fox's "Redeye" Spike TV and wrote for the 2011 ESPN Espy Awards. He has opened numerous times for some of the best comedians in the business. Comics such as Dave Attell from Comedy Central's "Insomniac"and Bill Burr from Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" and his one hour special "Let It Go" are just a couple. Paul has also shared the stage with the likes of Tracey Morgan, Bob Saget, Christopher Titus and Louis CK. Paul never fails in keeping the laughs coming and making the audience feel comfortable with his hard hitting personal approach. He is fun to watch and has a great stage presence.
Lev Fer
Lev Fer
21 year old Comedian in New York City.
Host of Complicated with Lev Fer & Producer of Live at the Barbershop.

Appeared on: Skankfest Comedy Festival, Real Ass Podcast, The Interrobang.
Crystal Marie Denha
Crystal Marie Denha
Crystal Marie Denha is a first generation, multi-talented performer hailing from Detroit, MI. She has performed across the United States and internationally as a stand-up comedian. As a TV Host she's appeared on several major outlets as a sports and entertainment news host. Her work as an actor includes credits on Jane the Virgin, Real Husbands of Hollywood and Quality Problems, to name a few.
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
Venue Information:
E&C Studio
146 Bowery
New York, NY, 10013