Bacon Bits Comedy Brunch w/ Aida Rodriguez, Nick Mullen, Stavros Halkias, Remy Kassimir, Ian Fidance, Courtney Fearrington, Noah Gardenswartz, Chanel Ali, and More!

Bacon Bits Comedy Brunch w/ Aida Rodriguez, Nick Mullen, Stavros Halkias, Remy Kassimir, Ian Fidance, Courtney Fearrington, Noah Gardenswartz, Chanel Ali, and More!

Sun · April 22, 2018

Doors: 3:00 pm / Show: 3:30 pm

$15.00

This event is 16 and over

Come experience the best brunch and comedy Manhattan has to offer every Sunday afternoon!

Tickets are $15 and an extra $20 gets you unlimited mimosas and bacon!

Remy Kassimir
Remy Kassimir
Remy Kassimir is a New York City native stand up comedian and actor. She hosts the popular podcast “How Cum” on iTunes and is a regular guest on Sirius XM’s Insight Channel. She has been seen on The Meredith Veiera Show and in the background of one episode of 30 Rock (but for like, the whole episode. It’s cool).
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.
Courtney Fearrington
Courtney Fearrington
Courtney Fearrington is a Washington D.C. native that has already shown he has the ability to make any group of people laugh. As a comedian, former US Marine, and husband, he can cross boundaries and touch on a variety of topics. Courtney has quickly become a fixture in the DC area comedy scene. Recently has been a finalist in comedy competitions in VA and MD, as well as a finalist in the annual DC's funniest college competition. Along with touring clubs all over the area he can be heard weekly on his own internet radio show "Should Be Laughing" on WGMU radio.
Noah Gardenswartz
Noah Gardenswartz
Noah Gardenswartz is a New York based comedian and writer. His well-crafted mix of jokes, observations and personal stories have made him a New York City favorite, and a nationally booked headliner.



In 2016, Noah had his own half-hour special on Comedy Central, and also released his debut album, “Blunt” on Comedy Central records. His other TV appearances include two performances on Conan, Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party, and in 2015, he was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”



Gardenswartz is currently a writer on Amazon’s Golden Globe winning show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and he also writes for TruTV’s “Comedy Knockout,” while appearing regularly as a panelist on the show.



Before turning to stand-up, Gardenswartz worked as a journalist, hedge fund day trader, elementary school teacher, and even grew weed - though obviously not all at once.
Chanel Ali
Chanel Ali
Chanel Ali is a standup comedian, writer and actress living in New York City. After blossoming on the Philadelphia circuit, she quickly became a crowd favorite with her commanding stage presence and story-telling style. Her observational comedy covers her upbringing, her unique worldview, and the realities of being a polite person in the entertainment industry. Chanel has performed at the Limestone Comedy Festival and the Women in Comedy Festival, and earlier this year she filmed an episode of Night Train with Wyatt Cenac for Seeso.
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.
Stavros Halkias
Stavros Halkias
Stavros Halkias recently moved to New York City, hoping to get on television and buy his mother a nice house. After dabbling with comedy in college, he started performing regularly in his hometown of Baltimore, where he was named New Comedian of the Year in 2012. Since then he’s toured clubs, colleges, and independent shows across the U.S., been featured on XM Satellite radio, and become a regular on Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude podcast. Here’s a list of some the great comedians he’s had the opportunity to work with: Tom Papa, Dave Attell, and Tig Notaro. Here’s a list of people that don’t approve of his comedy career: Emmanuel Halkias, his father.
Aida Rodriguez
Aida Rodriguez
When Aida was a teenager one of her relatives declared that she would
end up a statistic, she did, she is 1 out of the 10 to make it to the finals of
NBC’s Last Comic Standing.

Aida Rodriguez’s “edgy, raw and in your face” style of comedy has set her
apart in a world that celebrates funny over double standards. Catching the
eye of some of the most recognizable names in Comedy, she is creating a
lane of her own. Roseanne Barr doesn’t understand why Aida doesn’t have
her own show yet and Keenan Ivory Wayans told the world that she is “like
a dose of truth serum”.

As a single mom of two, Aida has honed and nurtured her craft all while
juggling the daily grind and stresses of family and career. While providing
endless material, family remains the heart of the Aida Rodriguez
experience. “Suddenly, the pages of my journal have become a laughing matter!”

Aida is a regular on some of the nation’s most iconic comedy stages.
She has also hosted and/or been featured on numerous television and radio broadcast programs including but not limited to, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show, two-time host of the PBS’s Imagen Awards, Fox’s Laughs, Nickelodeon’s Mom’s Night Out, Parental Discretion, as well as NuVo’s Stand Up and Deliver seasons 1&2 and The Wedding Zinger. Aida recently was featured in Robert DeNiro’s latest film The Comedian after being handpicked by director Taylor Hackford.

When she’s not on your television or a local stage, you can catch Aida following another childhood dream of becoming Bob Hope, Aida serves yearly on USO and MWR tours; making her an international performer.
Venue Information:
The Stand
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
http://www.thestandnyc.com/shows/