A Very Frantic! Christmas! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

A Very Frantic! Christmas! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Jon Rudnitsky, Nick Mullen, Luis J. Gomez, Dan St. Germain, Ramy Youssef, Dan Perlman, Randy Syphax, Gibran Saleem, Ian Fidance, Abby Rosenquist, Rich Vos

Mon · December 25, 2017

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

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Give the gift of laughter this Christmas Day with Frantic! FREE Show 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.
Jon Rudnitsky
Jon Rudnitsky
On August 31, 2015, it was announced that Rudnitsky would join the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player for the show's forty-first season. In the third episode of that season, Rudnitsky portrayed Anderson Cooper in a sketch, acting as moderator for a Democratic presidential debate, for which he was criticized by Cooper. He has also done impressions of Wolf Blitzer, John Mayer, Martin Scorsese, Tom Cruise, and Vladimir Putin (in a dress rehearsal sketch on the episode hosted by Donald Trump), while also doing a Dirty Dancing sketch, which was seen as one of his high points of the season. On August 9, 2016, Rudnitsky departed the show.
Nick Mullen
Nick Mullen
Nicholas "Nick" Mullen is an American stand-up comedian currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. He is the primary host of the podcast Cum Town, along with comedians Stavros Halkias and Adam Friedland. He is the only host of Cum Town to appear on every episode. Mullen started the podcast in May of 2016, with then-guest Halkias. Mullen has a sizable following on Twitter, as well as a popular blog on Thought Catalog, via the character Nicole Mullen.

Mullen was born in New York, where he currently lives, and moved to Baltimore, MD as a small child. Presumably, he is the only child of divorced parents, as of yet unnamed in public. His father remarried to a woman with multiple daughters. Mullen has said that he was treated unfairly in comparison to his stepsisters- at least as a teenager- but hasn't exhibited any open resentment toward any of his family. Mullen has discussed his early exposure to what he considers the True internet, an unsupervised anonymous era that today's censored version pales in comparison to. Mullen has cited this exposure as the reason for his current sense of humor and personality, specifically mentioning that he first saw the popular shock image Goatse when he was nine years old.

Mullen started out in his hometown of Baltimore, doing comedy in the evening while working or going to school in the day. At 28, he has been doing comedy for almost twelve years, starting when he was sixteen. Mullen dropped out of high school, and although he has never received any form of higher education, he has tested for his GED, presumably earning it. During these years, Mullen's stepmother required that he have a job in order to live with her and her father. Nick has said he has worked at GameStop, Domino's, Papa John's, Jimmy John's, and "a million sandwich shops." It is unclear which of these service industry jobs were worked in Baltimore.

Mullen saved and moved to Austin, TX for several years, where he met comedians Chris Cubas, Jake Flores, Kath Barbadoro, and Norman "Hormone" Wilkerson, the former of whom he lived with. Not much else is known about this period of Nick's life, although it can be inferred that he contracted Herpes at some point after 2010, when he was still living in Austin. It has been stated outside of Cum Town that Mullen received the STD from a female comedian. Mullen has lived in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Austin a second time before moving to New York. He met his co-hosts and comedian Brandon Wardell in DC, although Stavros Halkias is also from Baltimore, and less than a year younger than him.

Nick Mullen has lived in New York for over three and a half years. He currently lives with Felix Biederman and Amber A'Lee Frost in Bedford-Stuyvesant, in Brooklyn. Upon first moving to the city, he lived in a tenement-like illegal housing facility for around one year, until he was suddenly kicked out, as the owner was developing the property. He then moved into an apartment with a Chinese family in Chinatown, Manhattan, for another year, until his current roommates offered him his current apartment. Mullen works as a Production Assistant on local television shoots, usually as a truck driver. He has also worked as an extra, and regularly auditions for commercial work/small-scale television roles.

Mullen's podcast, Cum Town, is a weekly one-hour comedy podcast, formatted mostly around the host's conversations. The show often features guests, and the hosts will occasionally prepare "bits" or characters to speak with for a segment of the show. Nick has denounced planning, half-jokingly, and most character interactions last less than ten minutes. The podcast has released 33 episodes in 2016, all of which have aired on Wednesdays. The podcast is uploaded usually after 9:00 EST, and is rarely recorded the same day. Mullen is the podcast's host, producer, editor, intern, and "fluffer", and also purchased the equipment to record initially. The podcast has a Patreon, where users can donate money to the show. Because Nick bought all the podcasting equipment, he receives half of the donation money while Stavros and Adam split the other half. If a user so chooses, they can donate $5.00/month to gain access to Cum Town premium episodes.
Luis J. Gomez
Luis J. Gomez
Luis J. Gomez is a stand up comedian, actor, and radio personality based out of New York City. He’s been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, and MTV2’s “Guy Code”. Luis currently hosts “The Countdown” on Sirius XM’s RUSH channel 93 alongside UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping and has made regular appearances on The Bennington Show, The Anthony Cumia Show, and UFC Unfiltered. Recently, Luis performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was named a “breakout performer” by Time Out NY. Luis also hosts the wildly popular Legion of Skanks Podcast with his best friends and fellow comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dave Smith.
Dan St. Germain
Dan St. Germain
"St. Germain has a playful, freewheeling sensibility that sends the audience tumbling through daydreams of his design." —Time Out, NY

Dan St Germain was chosen as a featured comic in Variety's "10 Comics To Watch" list, was listed as one of Paste Magazine's Top 10 Great Underrated Comedians, named Time Out NY's "Comedy Break Out" of 2013, selected as one of Mandatory.com's "Comedians to Watch Out For" in 2014, and he's currently developing a show with FOX.

He's got a Half Hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, @Midnight, We Love the 2000s, John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, The Electric Company, Guy Code, and Friends of the People.

He's the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out, was featured on My Damn Channel, In Security on Comedy Central Studios, and has collaborated with Above Average. Dan's been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron, Carolla, You Made it Weird, Ron and Fez, Bob and Tom, Fitzdog Radio, and The Artie Lange Show. He's starred in a Super Bowl commercial with Howard Stern, Jack Link's promos for Comedy Central, and was selected by Time Out New York as having one of the best jokes about New York City, on a list that included Woody Allen.

Check out My Dumb Friends, his podcast on the All Things Comedy Network and his album Bad at the Good Times on AST Records, both of which were listed by Paste Magazine as among the best podcasts and albums of 2014.

This winter he'll be hosting The Joke on HLN and appearing on New Girl.
Ramy Youssef
Ramy Youssef
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.
Dan Perlman
Dan Perlman
Dan Perlman is a stand-up comedian and writer from New York City. He performs at Stand Up NY, Caroline's on Broadway, and The Stand, as well as the best alternative rooms in the city, like Knitting Factory, Union Hall, and UCB East.

Dan co-created and wrote an animated series, That's My Bus!, which recently received a pilot order from FOX, after winning 1st place at the 2015 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival's Set To Screen Contest. Dan also co-writes and co-stars in the popular web series, Flatbush Misdemeanors, following their previous web series, Moderately Funny, featured on CollegeHumor. On radio, Dan was a comedy contributor for Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Radio and a writer for SiriusXM's Bennington. Dan has appeared on TruTV, MTV2, and as a cast member on MTV's Vidiots. Most recently, Dan wrote for the 2017 WGA Awards, hosted by Lewis Black.

Dan's festival credits include the New York Comedy Festival (2014-2016), Montreal Just For Laughs (2015, 2017), SF Sketchfest (2016), Boston Comedy Festival (2015), New Orleans Hell Yes Fest! (2015), and Finger Lakes Comedy Competition (2015, 1st place).
Randy Syphax
Randy Syphax
Just 6 months into stand up Randy Syphax made his local TV debut; he was tolerable in a if-you-know-him kinda way, so he left it online for his Mom. Born and raised just outside of DC, Randy naturally grew-up a Bulls fan, til Jordan played for the Wizards. Randy loves being a Stand-up Comedian. Now based out of New York City, he hopes to learn how to stay a Stand-up Comedian. He was recently featured in the 2014 New York Comedy Festival and is against racism, sexism, and homophobia.
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.
Ian Fidance
Ian Fidance
Ian Fidance is an offbeat yet upbeat stand up comic, writer, and actor from Wilmington, Delaware who calls New York City his home; Brooklyn to be specific, but you can already tell by his mustache.

A delicious cup of tea best drank live, his comedy has been described as "bizarre yet funny" by The Interrobang. A popular guest on both SiriusXM radio's "The Bennington Show" and the Anthony Cumia Show with Artie Lange, he's been featured in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, as well as the Boston, Brooklyn, and New York Comedy Festivals, written & performed in sketches for Above Average, Conde Nast, and Funny or Die, was commissioned by Nike to write & star in a live media presentation for their "Hyper" line of athletic wear, and made his stand up TV debut on the third season of AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live."

After working a million jobs while growing up an only child to a single mother in Delaware, Ian has grown to be a live force and a stand out stand up with a fresh, positive voice in comedy. He can be seen nightly riding his bike(cycle) everywhere sharing his unique point of view and wild stories at places like New York Comedy Club, The Stand, UCB Theatre, the Creek & the Cave, Union Hall, and The Bell House. Every month he hosts a live stand up & animation show called "Picture This!" at Union Hall in Brooklyn. He'll hit the road often playing clubs, colleges, and independent venues all across the country, but will usually use his car for that.
Abby Rosenquist
Abby Rosenquist
Abby Rosenquist started performing stand up while pursuing a degree in construction engineering at the University of Nebraska. Since graduation her dark, fast paced comedy has gotten her invited to perform at various festivals and venues all over including the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Abby will be making her television debut on Fuse's Uproarious this fall.
Rich Vos
Rich Vos
Best known from NBC's hit reality show "Last Comic Standing," Rich Vos is one of the most exciting and broadest headlining comedians in the country. Back Stage Magazine says of Vos, "He has an uncanny 'Everyman' ability to likeably bond with anyone in the audience…" The excitement of a Rich Vos show stems from his unique, no-holds-barred perspective on relationships, divorce and parenthood. Vos pulls no punches when it comes to comedy. On many occasions, he will deliver some of the quickest crowd banter, leaving audiences not knowing what to expect next.

Vos is a "comic's comic" who is quick, off-the-cuff and appeals to all types of audiences, best represented by his extensive resume of television and radio appearances. He has two Comedy Central Half-Hour Specials and appeared in two other Comedy Central specials. He was a regular guest on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn," and has been a regular guest on "The Opie and Anthony Show" for the past 10 years. Vos has appeared on HBO, Showtime, Starz, "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," NBC's "American Dreams" and "The View." He is also a regular on the Joy Behar show, made three appearances at the Apollo, four appearances on BET, and was the first white comic to perform on HBO's "Def Comedy Jam." He also wrote for the 2005 Oscars, and has appeared on and wrote for many roasts.

Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Vos struggled to beat drug and alcohol addictions. He now celebrates his victories on stage with stories about kids, divorce, marriage and recovery. Besides being a proud parent of three beautiful girls, he just celebrated 25 years, clean and sober.

His strength as a live performer comes from years of headlining clubs across the country and performing shows for colleges, corporations and charities. He is inundated with letters of thanks and gratitude for the good work he has done. When he is not on the road, he can be seen regularly at Caroline's and The Comedy Cellar as well as other clubs all over New York City, which he calls home.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/