Ari Shaffir, Nikki Glaser, Leah Bonnema, Randy Syphax, Jourdain Fisher, Derek Gaines, Dante Nero, and More!

Ari Shaffir, Nikki Glaser, Leah Bonnema, Randy Syphax, Jourdain Fisher, Derek Gaines, Dante Nero, and More!

Sun · January 14, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00

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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
Leah Bonnema
Leah Bonnema
Leah Bonnema is a Stand-Up Comic based in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and College Candy listed Leah as one the Ten Funniest Female Comics. She has been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, VH1’s 100 Greatest Series, IFC’s Comedy Drop, Above Average, Elite Daily, Arise Entertainment 360, ComedyTimeTV, Internet Action Force, Patrice O’Neal’s The Black Philip Show and is a regular on Riotcast Radio’s The Hole. Leah has had the honor of performing for the troops in Iraq, toured throughout the Middle East and performed for the US Marines at the famed Friar’s Club. Leah was a finalist in ‘New York's Funniest’ during the NY Comedy Festival and was featured on ‘The America Stands Up Showcase’ at The Magner's Glasgow Comedy Festival. She has also performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, The 360 Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, The Reel Recovery Film Festival, The Charleston Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, AfroPunkFest, The Hoboken Comedy Festival and at The Piccolo Fringe. Leah has opened for comedy legends Darrell Hammond, Kevin Nealon, Paul Mooney, Sarah Silverman, Pat Cooper and Gilbert Gottfried. She headlined the Breakout Artist Series at Caroline's on Broadway, which was rated a "Top Pick" by AM NY. Leah has been a freelance comedy writer for United Stations Radio, Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice and Funny or Die’s Billy on The Street. The NY Times said Leah is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics” and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature”. She hails from the mountains of rural Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies and Women’s Studies from McGill University. Leah loves animals, guacamole nachos and Gandalf.

You can see some of her clips on YouTube.com/LeahBonnema. For her schedule and more information please click on the calendar link here, and follow on Twitter @LeahBonnema



“One To Watch” - Elite Daily

“A force of nature” - The Scotsman Newspaper

“A promising favorite” - The New York Times

“One of Funniest People You Should Know About…. Her Twitter feed is equal parts intentionally bad puns, Machiavelli references and language that would make a teamster blush tomato red” - Triple J Magazine

“Giggle Goddess” - Comediva

“It Girl….brash and bold, leaving no prisoners and issuing no apologies” - Holly Pinafore Magazine

“The Brilliant Leah Bonnema…” - Village Voice

“Leah Bonnema is the most talented comedian I've ever worked with. She is completely honest in her material and her delivery pulling directly from her everyday life and talking with the audience, making us feel at home with her and relaxed in the palm of her hand.”-Karen Sommers Theater Director and Media Arts Manager at The Art of Elysium, Los Angeles

“Leah Bonnema's stage presence is a force to be reckoned with. Her personal storytelling coupled with her rapid fire wit is unprecedented. This is one comic who truly commands your attention and dominates the stage!” -Blondelogicblog.com

“Leah Bonnema, founder and host of Rosie the Irreverent, a comedy line-up showcasing hilarious female comics, has done yearly benefits for Pets for Life NYC, an animal surrender prevention program. Leah's benefits have allowed Pets for Life NYC to assist hundreds of animals in need. She is a great asset to Pets for Life NYC as both a volunteer with the program and as the warm and welcoming host of these wonderful comedy benefits. Leah is such a fabulous comedian! And if that is not enough, we love Leah even more because she is the proud mom of two rescued guinea pigs, Tupac and R2D2." -Jenny Olsen Pets for Life NYC Coordinator The Humane Society of the United States

“The first female comic, Leah Bonnema, kicked off her set with the recent passing of Utah's Kill The Miscarriers bill. Her least controversial bit was about telling a kid in PetCo to "Shut the fuck up!" She's only the second comic I've ever seen, after Sarah Silverman, to pull off abortion jokes and I don't know that I've seen anyone do a suicide joke and make it the perfect button to their set.” -117-Hudson.com

“By far the best performance was given by the beautiful Leah Bonnema. The actress used her onstage powers to shine and is absolutely a joy to watch." -Jade Estaban Estrada, Arts and Entertainment Columnist for the Villager-New York and The Downtown Express New York
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.
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.
Derek Gaines
Derek Gaines
The man with the smile of a thousand angels, Derek Gaines, a California born New Jersey resident, raised a new face in the wonderful art of comedy. July 29th 1984 was the day that the Lindenwold's only campaign began. Derek started in the vicious comedy clubs of Philadelphia and than began to move around the tri-state area (Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York) working and still working on what he would like to call the "Left field crusader show", the style of comedy that speaks to all but touches the very hearts of the Black, "can't-be-a-thug suburbanite only children" of the US. Derek trusts and believes God for this gift he has been given and just wants to bring it back for the people. "Progress and not peril" is his motto and he plans to take that with him through every stage of his career.
Dante Nero
Dante Nero
Dante Nero is a comedian, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. A trained martial artist, Nero dabbled in various fields before turning to comedy. He earned a fencing scholarship to SUNY New Paltz, before working for a phone company and serving as a bouncer and an exotic dancer. In 2001, Dante turned to a different sort of performance: stand up comedy. He quickly made a name for himself, working with established and successful comics like Tracy Morgan and Mike Epps. He co-hosted The Black Phillip Show with Patrice O’Neal, a relationship advice show on Sirius XM Radio. Dante has appeared on The Opie & Anthony Channel, Hot 97, and Chappelle’s Show. An accomplished actor, Dante has appeared on Z Rock on IFC, Damages on FX, and the popular series Fringe on FOX. Recently, Nero had a role in the NBC crime drama, The Blacklist. Dante has performed at all of the New York comedy spots, including the The Stand, Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, Comic Strip Live, Gotham Comedy Club, and Caroline’s on Broadway.
Nikki Glaser
Nikki Glaser
Nikki Glaser is a comedian, writer, and host whose television appearances have included The Tonight Show, CONAN, and Last Comic Standing. She was the co-host of the MTV late night talk show, Nikki & Sara LIVE, as well as the popular podcast, You Had To Be There. She lives in New York City, performing nightly at clubs such as The Comedy Cellar and The Stand, and travels frequently as a nationally touring headliner.

Nikki can currently be seen as a regular contestant on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and will guest star on the upcoming season of Inside Amy Schumer.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/