Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!
Mon · March 20, 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 and featuring Pete Lee, Luz Pazos, Dan Soder, Alia Janine, Amy Miller, Subhah Agarwal, Amy Shanker, Tim Dillon, 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.
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.
Perpetually 29 year old Luz Pazos, most likely the next break out Latina comedian is hard to understand…that’s because most people are too busy laughing at her jokes and forget that she has an accent. A former beauty queen from Peru, she is smart…and she can be a smart ass. With two degrees from Italy, she can afford to be. She has won several comedy contests in Los Angeles, has been on the Kroll show and has performed at the Comedy Store,Improv,Laugh Factory as well as many other top venues around America. In addition to Luz being one of the hardest working comedians currently in the business, she also writes sketch. Watch out America,this mama is HOT…funny HOT!
Originally from Aurora, CO, Dan Soder started doing stand-up at 21 while attending the University of Arizona. After two years of playing clubs and casinos all over the southwest, Dan decided he'd had enough of extreme heat and venomous animals, so he moved to New York to get serious about stand-up. After living in New York for six years Dan has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Conan, and appeared on Opie and Anthony. This year, you can see him on Comedy Central's The Half Hour and also see his commentary as a new cast member of MTV2's Guy Code.
Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area scene and is still a favorite at the San Francisco Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week. Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and a “contender for next alpha female comedian.” Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the “fiercest jokes he had ever heard.” Amy is currently in Portland being alpha and fierce and getting rained on, but works comedy clubs and festivals around the country, working with headliners from Norm Macdonald to Arsenio Hall to singer Ryan Adams.
- Last Comic Standing Semi-Finalist, Season 9
- Winner, Portland’s Funniest Person, Helium Comedy Club
- San Francisco Sketchfest
- Bridgetown Comedy Festival
- Riot LA Festival
- Doug Loves Movies
- NPR’s Marketplace
- The Bennington Show
- Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher
Subhah's unique perspective comes from growing up Indian-American in the mid-west. Strict parents in a suburban world led Subhah down a path of exploration and what came from it is a voice that is fast becoming one of the funniest up and coming comedians in New York City. Subhah has a relentless work ethic has been detailed in the PBS series MODERN COMEDIAN. She has also been featured on TRUTV, COMEDY CENTRAL, and MTV. When she's not touring colleges and clubs around the country you can catch her making regular appearances at the STAND COMEDY CLUB in New York City.
Growing up with the looks of a prepubescent Latino boy and a family that her friends dubbed "The Jewish Griswalds," Amy had no choice but to go into standup comedy. Her dry comedic style and edgier perspective stem from her time as an inner-city high school English teacher.
You've seen Amy on Fox's Laughs. She is a regular at Laugh Factory and Zanies and performs at clubs across the United States.
Alia Janine dubbed the “Funniest Porn-Star on Earth!” by the Huffington Post, and 2015 AVN “Mainstream Star of the Year” nominee, retired from adult entertainment in 2012, and in 2013 she moved to New York City to pursue a career in comedy. Since her switch in careers, Alia has performed in some of the country’s best comedy clubs including; The Comedy Store, LA Improv, UCB, The Stand, The Village Underground, New York Comedy Club, Chicago Laugh Factory, Stand Up NY, Gotham Comedy Club, and multiple Funny Bone Clubs. She has had the privilege of performing with some of today’s hottest comedians like; Dave Attell, Big Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Michael Che, Adrienne Iapalucci, and Jay Pharoah. Alia also has a growing resume of voice-over work, comedy sketches, and independent films. Alia has delighted her fans by appearing on many popular national radio shows including Sirius XM’s Sway in the Morning, The Jason Ellis Show, Derek and Romaine, and “My Wife Hates Me” with comedians Rich Vos and Bonnie MacFarlane. Likewise, she has had multiple appearances on many popular podcasts including; The Legion of Skanks, the Anthony Cumia Show, YKWD with Robert Kelly, The Artie Lang Podcast, and The SDR Show. She has been featured on RT TV, CBS, FOX, The Village Voice, Vice, Huffington Post, The Daily Dot, The New York Post, and favorite comedy websites Laugh Spin and The Interrobang. Alia, along with fellow comedian, Jaqi Furback, hosts the highly ranked Whormones Podcast on the Misfits Network, where they discuss different point-of-views on sexuality and feminism.