The Stand NYC @ Improv Asylum! w/ Ari Shaffir, Judah Friedlander, Laurie Kilmartin, Vladimir Caamano, Ian lara, and More!

The Stand NYC @ Improv Asylum! w/ Ari Shaffir, Judah Friedlander, Laurie Kilmartin, Vladimir Caamano, Ian lara, and More!

Sat ยท January 12, 2019

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

$25.00

This event is 16 and over

The Stand Pop Up Series continues at the Improv Asylum!

The Stand NYC
The Stand NYC
The Stand was named New York Magazine's "Best Comedy Club" for a reason. We pride ourselves on putting the very best talent on our stage each and every night. We often feature top names of today such as Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan, Bill Burr, Artie Lange, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Ari Shaffir and more - as well as the funniest up-and-comers in NYC. Come experience the best food, drinks, and laughter Manhattan has to offer!
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
Judah Friedlander
Judah Friedlander
Stand-up comedy has been Judah's main thing since he first started in 1989. His onstage persona of The World Champion has taken on different shades over the years. It was initially a satire on narcissism & braggarts. Then the persona morphed into being a real life superhero (who is actually humble) subliminally getting audiences to question why we have heroes. For the past several years & currently, Judah's act has been predominantly satirizing American exceptionalism as well U.S. domestic and foreign policy. The World Champion is a champion of the world - who stands up for earth's rights and the people, animals, and plants of the planet. If America does the right thing, Judah will be the next president of the United States. Judah has a stand-up special & album coming out soon.

Author of books:
If the Raindrops United (2015)
How To Beat Up Anybody (2010)

Notable movies:
American Splendor
The Wrestler
Meet the Parents
Feast
Zoolander
Wet Hot American Summer

Notable television:
30 Rock
The Daily Show
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Talk shows including: Letterman, Fallon, Meyers, Conan, Wilmore
Sesame Street
News discussion shows including: The Young Turks, Lawrence O'Donnell

Photo: Phil Provencio
Laurie Kilmartin
Laurie Kilmartin
Laurie Kilmartin spent her first 10 years as a standup in San Francisco, the second 10 in New York City and now lives in LA. She currently writes for CONAN on TBS. When home in LA, Laurie does standup about 3-4 times a week. She uses her 10 hiatus weeks each year to go back on the road. Recent headlining dates include Acme Comedy Club in Minneapolis, The Punchline in San Francisco, Rooster T Feathers in Sunnyvale, The Laughing Skull in Atlanta, Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, The Comedy Underground in Seattle, and pretty much every gig in Arizona.
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.
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!
Ashley Barnhill
Ashley Barnhill
Ashley Barnhill has became known for her dark and compact one-liners. This past July she was selected for Just for Laugh's New Faces of 2015. She has also been touring the nation with Dave Chappelle and Marc Maron. You can catch her on this year's Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival. She's also performed at festivals such as SXSW, Moontower and Bridgetown. Splitsider named her one of The Next Wave of 2015's: Up-and-Coming Comics in Los Angeles.

Also, a filmmaker, Ashley has written, directed and acted in many of her own shorts that have been front-page featured on Funny or Die and Huffington Post. She wrote, produced and acted in the sketch "#blessed," which the Huffington Post referred to as "a twisted take on daily affirmations." It was also an official selection of Chicago's Gold Coast Film Festival and a finalist in Funny or Die and Los Angeles Film Festival's Make 'Em LAFF contest. She recently released the sketch "Where Do You Want To Eat?". Ashley is also a Top 10 Finalist in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Project Greenlight. The Top 10 represent 0.2% of the 5,000+ submissions. The docu-series will air on HBO in September.

Ashley has studied sketch and improv at the UCB and is trained in the Meisner Technique. She recently guest-starred IFC's Maron and you can catch her on the upcoming season on Comedy Central's Drunk History in September.

Ashley's twitter has also been featured on the Huffington Post's "18 Funny Women You Should Be Following on Twitter", and recently highlighted as Splitsider's Follow Friday. Her twitter has also been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Venue Information:
Improv Asylum
307 W 26th St.
New York, NY, 10001
http://www.improvasylum.com