Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Jourdain Fisher, Damien Lemon, Maria Wojciechowski, Vladimir Caamano, Graham Kay, Katie Boyle, Nick Mullen, Ian Lara, Josh Gondelman, Pete Lee

Mon · January 8, 2018

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

$0.00

This event is 16 and over

Come experience the best free show and hang 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.
Jourdain Fisher
Jourdain Fisher
Now residing in New York, the North Carolina native, Jourdain Fisher is a comedian on the rise. With his fun material and open personality, audiences are drawn to his style and sense of humor. Jourdain is consistently pushing himself to create the best comedy experience for any venue he plays and has been doing so as a nationally touring act for the past seven years. After performing stand up for the first time at the age of 17 he continued to do so through high school and college. Stand up became a priority for him and now Jourdain has a degree that he doesn't use and a budding comedy career that should allow him to keep from working at the funeral home that his family owns. He has featured for crowd favorites such as Mike Epps, Tom Segura, D.L. Hugely, and Gary Gulman to name a few. Jourdain was selected to be a part of the 2015 Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, was a back to back winner of The Ultimate Comic Challenge, a finalist in 2014's Carolina's Funniest Competition and a Regional Showcase Finalist for 2015's Stand Up NBC in New York. For any more personal information you can catch him talking about his life on a stage near you.
Damien Lemon
Damien Lemon
Damien Lemon's comedy career began from his seat in the back of public school classrooms and continued at his college alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he fine tuned his ability to make people laugh until they choke.

On stage, his material comes from everywhere and nowhere, from fornicating politicians driving up sex prices to the "Stop BCC'N!" campaign, and is delivered with a flair that can be best described as an all-inclusive bug-out session.

Damien is a regular cast member on the hit MTV2 shows Guy Code and Guy Court, and makes appearances on Charlemagne and Friends. He was also featured on Hip Hop Squares and Russell Simmons: The Ruckus on Comedy Central.
Maria Wojciechowski
Maria Wojciechowski
My name is Maria Wojciechowski. I'm a stand up comedian, and people tell me I look like the actress Laura Dern.
Vladimir Caamano
Vladimir Caamano
With the name "Vladimir," few people expect a Dominican from The Bronx to take the stage. His comedic style is the fruit of an immigrant Dominican family living in the cultural mecca that is New York City and is described as an elegant combination of urban grit and intellect. He began polishing his wit in the concrete jungles of The Bronx and Washington Heights and after graduating from Wesleyan University launched into Standup Comedy.

He is an NBC Standup for Diversity Finalist and has been featured on "Gotham Comedy Live" on AXS.TV, Standup 360, ComedyTime and NUVO TV's "Standup and Deliver". Vladimir tours nationally and is a regular in the New York scene performing at the Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, HA Comedy Club and the Comic Strip Live. He is also a Diversity Scholarship Winner at The People's Improv Theater where he is also taking writing courses. Whether discussing his grandfather who fathered 43 kids, traveling to college without luggage, or mimicking his parents struggle to pronounce his name, you will enjoy watching this comedian weave a hilarious fabric of truth and absurdity.
Graham Kay
Graham Kay
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.
Katie Boyle
Katie Boyle
Katie Boyle is an Irish comedian (hence the accent) living in Brooklyn, just like the movie minus the Italian husband. She performs daily all over the city and loves this country so much especially your several different types of milk! She has been seen on stage in The Stand, New York Comedy Club, Broadway, Greenwich, Creek and the Cave and many other amazing clubs and refuses to say ‘third’ on stage. She runs a monthly show; Transplants Comedy Show. She has toured multiple states and was featured in the Hartford Funnybone. Generally she talks extensively about her journey through american culture and her insane murderous family! This year she was in the Cinderblock festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and seen on Mtv Ireland (there is no Mtv Ireland...yet).
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.
Ian Lara
Ian Lara
Ian Lara is really just a regular guy from Queens, New York. He started comedy right after college because he didn't feel like going to law school and he's loved every second of it. Usually you can catch him performing every night in some of the best and worst shows in New York City, or he's on the road at a club or college near you. Ian Lara might become a household name but really all he wants is to get big enough where he can wear those big hats Pharrell wears to awards shows. Peace!
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and a pretty good guy, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. Josh's comedy touches on topics from rainbows to gangsta rap and makes them all equally hilarious thanks to his terrific writing and performing. In 2010, Josh traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, where he turned heads and captured first prize! Since then he has become an in-demand performer on a national scale. He has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. Josh's grandmother was especially thrilled to see him on television on G4?s "Attack of the Show" and MavTV's "Rooftop on the Road." His first CD, "Everything's The Best" was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
Pete Lee
Pete Lee
Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment.

In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns, lasting two episodes! At the end of 2008 he then shot his own Comedy Central half Hour Special, which earned him a “cult” following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next four years at 500 colleges across the country.

In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever, which debuted in January.

If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/