Fat Baby Live!
Wyatt Cenac, Ari Shaffir
Thu · September 28, 2017
Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm
This event is 16 and over
Fat Baby is the best live comedy show in New York City for a reason; it's the most fun. It's a show people are excited to watch that comedians are excited to perform on. Mix-in a satirical game show and a weird, fun musical performance by up and coming talent and you get a comedy experience second to none. Fat Baby combines the respective genres creating a fun, interactive Standup show with a fresh twist. Fat Baby is a wild, unpredictable thrill for both the audience and the comics!
Giulio Gallarotti is a standup comedian and actor from Brooklyn, NY. Giulio has appeared on MTV shows such as Girl Code and Totally Clueless where he was a recurring cast member. As a standup comedian he has appeared on Gotham Comedy Live on AXStv, No Small Talk on Tidal and won backstages 360 comedy festival. Giulio has been featured in the New York Comedy Festival four years in a row where he headlined his own show in 2015. @notjulio
Recently named one of Variety's 2015 "10 Comics To Watch," Ricky Velez is a New-York based stand-up comic and actor who is currently a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. He was also recently selected as one of Comedy Central's Comics to Watchand as New York's Funniest, by the New York Comedy Festival.
Ben DeMarco is a New York City based comic and is the creator of the popular Fat Baby Comedy series. His recent TV appearances include MTV2, FX, and Comedy Central. He has also performed in several comedy festivals including The New York Comedy Festival and The New Orleans Comedy Festival.
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.
The only Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent to ever collaborate with MC Frontalot, the versatile Wyatt Cenac is also a writer, director, actor, and standup comedian. Born and raised in New York City, Cenac was a writer on the animated series King of the Hill before landing a writing and correspondent gig on the Daily Show in 2008. In 2009, he displayed his love of hip-hop by bringing rapper Slim Thug on the show for the song "Still a Boss," while two years later he made a guest appearance on the MC Frontalot album Solved. He also debuted his Comedy Central television special Comedy Person in 2011, with the album of the same name landing that year, while 2012 saw him leave The Daily Show to focus on his solo career. In 2014 his second comedy special, Brooklyn, debuted on Netflix with the accompanying album landing on the Other Music Recording Company. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi
Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly).
Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central.
In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week.
Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.
For more information go to www.AriShaffir.com
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