Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Mark Normand, Sean Patton, Ronny Chieng, Mike Lawrence, Cort McCown, Nick Mullen, Dina Hashem, Ramy Youssef

Mon · April 30, 2018

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

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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.
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.
Ronny Chieng
Ronny Chieng
Ronny Chieng is Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, raised in Manchester, NH, USA and Singapore, who graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce.

Ronny started comedy in Melbourne in 2009. Since then has he had 3 sold out global stand up comedy theater tours in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and London. Ronny has been invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2012, 2013 and 2015. He made his US television debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2015. He was also invited to open for Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr on their national stand up comedy tours of Australia.

Ronny has toured and recorded 4 separate stand up comedy specials - The Ron Way (2012), Can You Do This? No You Can't. (2013), Chieng Reaction (2014), You Don't Know What You're Talking About (2015).

In 2015 Ronny moved to New York City after being hired as a correspondent on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central. He also lost 11kg but that was unrelated to comedy.
Mike Lawrence
Mike Lawrence
Mike Lawrence is an Emmy nominated New York City based comedian from South Florida who has found success in both writing and stand up. He is the winner of the first season of Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle.

He was a staff writer on season four of Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central’s Roast of Rob Lowe, Black and White on A&E, Triumph’s Election Special on Hulu and was a writer on the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, the 2015 Webby Awards, and We Have Issues on E!

Mike is a recurring guest on the Comedy Central TV show @midnight and his stand up has been featured on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, TBS’ Conan, FX’s Totally Biased, and John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show on Comedy Central. In 2013 His half hour special for Comedy Central aired in conjunction with the release of his album “Sadamantium”, produced by Comedy Central Records.

Additionally, Mike had his own Comedy Central Snapchat series You’re Wrong, and co-hosts the podcast Nerd of Mouth on Cave Comedy Radio and has appeared on countless others such as WTF with Marc Maron, Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude, You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes, Sklarboro County, My Wife Hates Me, Legion of Skanks, Who Charted, The Dana Gould Hour, The Adam Corolla Show, and The Artie Lange Show.
Cort McCown
Cort McCown
Cort McCown is an American actor and comedian.

McCown debuted on the 1985 hit film Teen Wolf with a role as one of Michael J. Fox’s basketball teammates. He followed that with a supporting role as Quint on the 1987 hit teen film Can’t Buy Me Love. In 1989 he had roles in the films Beverly Hills Brats and One Man Force. And 1992 comedy/horror film Auntie Lee’s Meat Pies, with Pat Morita.
McCown has also appeared on television shows like Hunter, JAG, Beverly Hills, 90210, and on the soap opera’s Passions and The Young and Restless. In 2010, he returned to TV with a role on the FX sitcom The League. He recently completed a Feature Film with the Sundance Award Winning Barnes Brothers.

In 2001 McCown began touring as a Stand Up Comedian, opening for acts like Andrew Dice Clay and Harland Williams. He is a regular at Los Angeles clubs The World Famous Comedy Store and Laugh Factory.
In 2003 McCown created The Playboy Comedy Tour that was at The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas for 9 years, winning “Best of Las Vegas” several times. He was also the Morning Show host for Playboy Radio when it debuted on Sirius Satellite Radio.

McCown was recently featured in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Festival in Nashville.

In 2014 McCown performed at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in the show “American…ish”, and The Amsterdam International Comedy Festival, as well as a Standup Tour in England.

Currently McCown has a Podcast with fellow Comedian Joe Bartnick titled “Insensitivity Training” on All Things Comedy Network. He can also be seen touring clubs across the country performing Standup Comedy.
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.
Dina Hashem
Dina Hashem
Dina Hashem first tried stand-up by auditioning for the 2010 New Jersey Comedy Festival at Rutgers University. After winning 1st place, she continued to pursue comedy and has been performing regularly in New York City. Dina's style involves a subdued delivery with dark observations about her life and Islamic upbringing. She was a competitor on Comedy Central's Roast Battle, and she has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, and popular NYC shows including UCB's Whiplash and Wyatt Cenac's Night Train for Seeso. Her writing has been featured on Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, and TV Land websites.
Follow her @dinahashem_
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.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/