Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!
Justin Silver, Laurie Kilmartin, Graham Kay, Derek Gaines, Elon Altman, Ramy Youssef, Annie Lederman, Justin Smith
Mon · May 29, 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 Justin Silver, Laurie Kilmartin, Graham Kay, Derek Gaines, Elon Altman, Ramy Youssef, Annie Lederman, Justin Smith, 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.
Justin Silver is a rising star in the stand up comedy world. He can be seen regularly at the Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s on Broadway, and Stand Up NY on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A Queens native, Justin is also passionate about animal rights. He spent over a decade rehabilitating and caring for abused animals before opening a full-service pet care organization in New York entitled The Language of Dogs. Justin recently founded the Funny For Fido organization, where comedians ‘stand up for homeless animals.’ The non-profit organization books fundraising shows to help support volunteer-based, no-kill animal shelters. Funny For Fido has lured some of the biggest names in the New York comedy scene, including Colin Quinn, Amy Schumer, Judah Friedlander, Big Jay Oakerson, and the late Patrice O’Neal. Currently, Justin mixes his love of both dogs and comedy into the reality series Dogs in the City. The series, which airs nationally on CBS, features Justin as the host and “dog guru.” Justin helps his clients solve their assortment of pet issues. Justin lives in New York City.
Laurie Kilmartin spent her first 10 years as a standup in San Francisco, the second 10 in New York City and now lives in LA. She currently writes for CONAN on TBS. When home in LA, Laurie does standup about 3-4 times a week. She uses her 10 hiatus weeks each year to go back on the road. Recent headlining dates include Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, The Punchline in San Francisco, Rooster T Feathers in Sunnyvale, The Laughing Skull in Atlanta, Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, The Comedy Underground in Seattle, and pretty much every gig in Arizona.
An award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and TV writer, Graham Kay has been described as "a definite act to follow, [who] has mastered the art of sarcasm" by NOW Magazine. Graham won the coveted Just for Laughs 2013 Homegrown Comic Competition, and was runner up at the 2013 Seattle International Comedy Competition. He has also won the 2012 Yuk Yuk's Oktoberfest Competition, the 2011 Steam Whistle Comedy Competition and in 2013 was nominated for Best Breakout Artist at The Canadian Comedy Awards.
Graham has been featured on CBC-TV's Halifax Comedy Festival special, The iChannel's No Kidding, and The Being Frank Show. In addition, he's a regular on MuchMusic's Video On Trial, and the current host of the popular Sirius/XM radio show and podcast, The Sport Brahs. Graham also wrote for the upcoming new CTV sitcom Spun Out, starring comedy legend Dave Foley. The show premieres on CTV in winter 2014. In 2010, Graham was the only Canadian to be selected to perform at both the Glasgow Comedy Festival in Scotland, and the World Series of Comedy in New York City. It was a fun year. But he's still having a good time.
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.
Ramy Youssef is a comedian who performs standup all over the world. He was a regular on the Nick at Nite series See Dad Run and is a recurring character on the third season of USA's Mr. Robot. He headlined the first Palestinian Comedy Festival in Ramallah. His comedy has been featured by MTV, BBC, The Atlantic Journal, and The Associated Foreign Press.
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.