Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Mark Normand, Sean Patton, Laurie Kilmartin, Kevin Ryan, Erica Spera, Kelsey Cook, Khalid A. Rahmaan, Mo Vida, Gibran Saleem, Justin Silver

Mon · November 6, 2017

Doors: 9:30 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

$0.00

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

Aaron Berg
Aaron Berg
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.
Mark Normand
Mark Normand
Mark Normand is known for his "relentlessly punchy writing and expert delivery" (The Laugh Button)that has made him an internationally known touring comedian. 2016 has included multiple appearances on Louis CK's HORACE AND PETE, and an upcoming appearance on Seeso's "WHAT'S YOUR F@%king
Deal?!" and return appearances on Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and TBS's CONAN. Previously television stops including a Comedy Central HALF HOUR special, Showtime's SXSW COMEDY WITH W KAMAU BELL, MTV Other's INSIDE JOKE, the TruTV series WORLD'S DUMBEST and HOW TO BE A GROWNUP, Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT, and NBC's LAST COMIC STANDING. Mark also won Caroline's March Madness competition, beating out 63 other comedians, and released an album with Comedy Central records titled "Still Got It". This is a shocker for all of us but he was also voted Village Voice's "Best Comedian of 2013", I know right? Mark was born and raised in New Orleans, LA surprisingly to two normal parents. As a kid he spent most of his time shooting short films and wetting the bed. Mark started doing comedy right after college and quickly moved to New York. Mark now does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals including Portland, Seattle, DC, Boston, and was featured as a New Face at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Mark will be performing at the Melbourne Comedy Festival and Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in 2016. Mark is a constand podcast guest, appears often on Sirius XM radio, and when home in New York Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. His podcast "Tuesdays with Stories!" with co-host Joe List, also tours. More annoying accolades: Mark was named one of Comedy Central's Comics To Watch for the 2011 New York Comedy Festival. Mark was also named to Esquire's "Best New Comedians 2012", Splitsider's "Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast", and Time Out New York's "21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins". 

Mark still lives in New York City. 
Sean Patton
Sean Patton
Hello, my name is Sean Patton. I'm a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. I began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. I've also performed at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs Chicago (2013), Just for Laughs Toronto (2013), and Just for Laughs Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012). I've performed on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" (2009), "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2010), and "Conan" (2011, 2013). 2013 also marked the release of my Comedy Central Half Hour. More recently, I've been on "@midnight" (2014, 2015) and will be on the second seasons of "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail"(2015) and "This Is Not Happening" (2015). As for acting, I've appeared on IFC'S "Maron" and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer."
Those are the things I've done that I'm proud of. For a list of things I've done that I'm not so proud of... yeah right, you ain't never gonna know that! I love what I do, some of you will too (thanks!), and some of you will not (but thanks for coming).
I want to share myself with you, whomever you are.
Laurie Kilmartin
Laurie Kilmartin
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.
Kevin Ryan
Kevin Ryan
Kevin, originally from Philadelphia – now in New York City, is a stand up comic who is on stage every night telling jokes. He is quickly becoming an audience favorite with his easy going yet straight forward point of view. His jokes topics include everything from daily interactions with strangers to how his self esteem is so low that he is no longer in his own dreams. In 2015 Kevin made his television debut on ‘Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS TV and was also selected to participate in the Boston Comedy Festival.
Erica Spera
Erica Spera
Erica Spera is an NYC-based comedian from Binghamton, New York. She hosts a weekly podcast, 20 Minutes of Fire on SoundCloud and iTunes. She recently made her first Sirius XM appearance on Andy Cohen's channel.

Erica is the producer of 607 Comedy, where she hosts charity shows throughout the Upstate New York area. When she isn't having dinner with her ridiculously large family, you can find Erica performing nightly all over the big apple; doing stand up at bars, colleges, and comedy clubs such as Gotham, EastVille, Caroline's, Q.E.D., and The Creek & the Cave. She recently made her stand up TV debut on Gotham Comedy LIVE! on AXSTV.

Erica has performed alongside some of her favorite comedians in the Boston Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Hoboken Comedy Festival, Devil Cup, and the Ladies of Laughter.

Once a month, she co-hosts a free show The Halftime Show at The Standing Room in Long Island City, and every Friday she co-hosts Bitches Brew, at Halyard's Bar in Park Slope, Brooklyn. You should come see a show and meet Erica's parents.
Kelsey Cook
Kelsey Cook
Kelsey Cook is the daughter of an International Yo-Yo Champion and a Professional Foosball player, which made for a humor-filled life at a young age.

Kelsey has spent the last two years touring 50+ dates with Jim Norton. She splits her time between New York City and Los Angeles, and regularly appears as a guest on the Jim and Sam Show on Sirius XM.

Kelsey has a diverse skill set as a stand up comedian, beauty blogger and host. Her podcast, Cook’d, is at 150+ episodes and has featured guests like: Jim Norton, Bob Saget, Roy Wood Jr., Rory Scovel and many more. When Kelsey isn’t doing stand up, she is a probably at a local bar, hustling people who don’t know she is a World Champion foosball player.

Her television appearances include Comedy Central's "This Is Not Happening", AXS TV Presents Gotham Comedy Live, “Laughs” on FOX, “Uproarious” on FUSE, and “Greatest Party Story Ever” on MTV.
Khalid A. Rahmaan
Khalid A. Rahmaan
Khalid Rahmaan is a terrible driver, a delusional Knicks fan and a Brooklyn-based standup comic. He's written for the NAACP Image Awards and in 2015 he was a semi-finalist at the NBC Standup Competition. In addition to being a regular at comedy clubs in New York City, he's also performed at the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, the Accidental Comedy Festival and the Cinderblock Comedy Festival. Every month, you can find Khalid socially integrating his not-quite-gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood at his monthly show ELECTRIC LAUGHS. You should definitely book Khalid to perform at your event or say funny things into your camera, by hitting the contact form at the bottom of this page. He promises he doesn't usually speak in the third person.
Mo Vida
Mo Vida
Gibran Saleem
Gibran Saleem
Gibran Saleem was born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia in a Pakistani household. He started comedy while attending graduate school at New York University for Psychology. While attending school he was individually handpicked as an MVP nominee on the national TBS Rooftop Comedy College Competition and was a 2-time recipient of the UCB diversity scholarship.

Gibran is the only comedian to ever be selected, as a finalist for both the Stand-Up NBC and NBC's Late Night program; where he was 1 of 6 individuals hand selected over 1,000 submissions.

Gibran has been featured on MTV, TV Land, Popcorn Flix, PBS, CUNY TV, VOA, Elite Daily, and Cosmopolitan and performed his stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV. He was the focus of an international documentary on NHK TV called Asian Dreamers: Brown is Funny and has been featured in festivals nationally across the states as well as winning 1st place in the Hoboken comedy festival. Gibran is a staple among college campuses and travels throughout the year. He can be seen on the next season of Better Things on FX by Louis CK and Pamela Adlon.
Justin Silver
Justin Silver
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.
Venue Information:
The Stand
116 16th St.
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/