Ari Shaffir, Marina Franklin, Sam Jay, Gibran Saleem, Monroe Martin, Randy Syphax, and More!

Ari Shaffir, Marina Franklin, Sam Jay, Gibran Saleem, Monroe Martin, Randy Syphax, and More!

Thu · December 14, 2017

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

$15.00

This event is 16 and over

Ari Shaffir
Ari Shaffir
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

Follow Ari on Twitter - @AriShaffir
Marina Franklin
Marina Franklin
New-York based Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest comedians in the comedy scene today, with such notable appearances as, Wanda Syke's Herlarious, Showtime's Women Who Kill, Craig Ferguson's Late Late Show, The Jay Leno Show, Chappelle's Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, NBC's Last Comic Standing Season II, and Showtime at The Apollo.

She is a favorite in Comedy Festivals across the world, like Melbourne Comedy Festival, Scotland's Glasgow Comedy Festival, BBC's World Stand's Up, Rotterdam's Comedy Factory, Montreal's Just For Laughs, Ireland's Kilkenny Comedy Festival, and Nashville's Bonnaroo Music Festival. Franklin's career in entertainment wasn't always in stand-up comedy; originally from Chicago, she made her acting debut at the Illinois Rep Theatre. She then quickly realized her love for acting and went on to pursue a MFA in acting at Syracuse University. Franklin is viciously likeable, if there is such a thing.
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.
Monroe Martin
Monroe Martin
Monroe Martin is a colorful and imaginative comedian with a lifetime of hard knock experiences that have been spun into side-splitting jokes and stories.

Monroe was born and raised in Philadelphia, one usually wouldn’t find Monroe’s life story laughable. After all, how inappropriate is it to laugh at a foster child who jumped around from one dysfunctional family to another? Sit in the audience of one of Monroe’s performances and you’ll find yourself laughing at his adversity. Monroe’s honest and open approach to joke and storytelling universalizes his experiences.

Monroe’s creative and charismatic comedic voice has created a buzz within the New York comedy circuit. His intelligent and hysterical perspective resonates and has earned him respect among his peers.

Monroe is on his way to becoming the type of comedian he admires—one who says exactly what he wants, the way he wants to say it. He idolizes these types of comedians because he realizes that it takes guts to say how you truly feel whether it be right or wrong. It is especially hard to discuss the topics that are considered taboo and/or controversial. By saying what he wants, how he wants, Monroe is creating his legacy of being one of the funniest comedians in America.

Monroe says “All good comedians speak of life experience through their own unique perspectives.” Based on his experience, He has the makings of a great comedian, and is well on his way.

You've seen Monroe in the current season of Last Comic Standing. He can also be seen on the upcoming season of Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. Monroe has also been featured on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live. For on Monroe log onto www.monroemartincomedy.com or follow him on twitter @monroemartinIII
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.
Sam Jay
Sam Jay
Sam Jay is an emerging stand up comedian, actress, and speaker who hones her skills on the Boston comedy scene. Now a resident of Los Angeles, Sam is considered one of the industry’s hottest up-and-coming talents and she was selected as one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch in 2015. In addition to headlining some of the best comedy festival across the country, Sam is the star of Viceland’s new TV series ‘Flop House.’ As a queer woman of color, Sam is breaking ground in comedy every day.
When asked how long she has been doing comedy Samaria Sam Jay Johnson smiles and replies 'For as long as I could speak'. Hailing from Boston MA a city that is no stranger to comedic prowess; a place that can lay claim to the comedic talents of Jay Leno, Louis C.K., Conan O'Brien and many others, Sam Jay is setting her own stage. Some would say the fact that she's female, African American, and a lesbian has allowed her to stand out in a male dominated industry. But it is more so how she can take these experiences and make them not only funny but relatable. Witty, candid, and raw she is bringing about a brand of comedy that has yet to be seen. Provoking audiences by pushing their thinking while still giving her sets the feel of a barroom conversation with one of your funniest friends. Her familiar personality on and off stage has allowed her to build quite the buzz in and around Boston comedy circles. Her 2013 invite to Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and her 2014 acceptance into the Women In Comedy Festival as well as a stellar performance at the auditions for BET Comic View return to TV has got the industry insiders buzzing about this young lady. Opening for power house/veteran acts like Joe Clair BET, Hannibal Burres Comedy Central, and Rob StapletonComedy Central has not only helped this rising star hone her skills but has allowed her to branch out booking shows up and down the east coast. Performing at comedic institutions like Gotham NYC to the Comedy Studio in Cambridge Ma. Sam Johnson is wowing audiences and building her fan base. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/