The Stand NYC Presents Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

The Stand NYC Presents Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!

Mon · April 8, 2019

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

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This event is 16 and over

The best free show in all of Manhattan continues it's run at Rockwood Music Hall! 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.
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
Paul Mecurio
Paul Mecurio
A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Paul Mecurio is an Emmy and Peabody Award winner for his work on "The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart." He has appeared in his own Comedy Central Special, starred in his own series on HBO, appeared on CBS's "The Late, Late Show," VH-1, "Conan O'Brien," "Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld," "Hannity," CNN, MSNBC, "The Tonight Show," "The Daily Show," and ABC's "Wednesday's at 9:30." Paul graduated with honors from Georgetown Law School and began his career on Wall Street as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at the law firm of Willkie Farr and Gallagher and later as an investment banker at CS First Boston. All the while, Paul was honing a second career writing and performing comedy and was hired by Jay Leno to write jokes for "The Tonight Show." With the encouragement of Jay, Paul moved center stage, leaving Wall Street and starting his career as a stand-up comedian.
Shane Gillis
Shane Gillis
Shane Gillis is a stand up comic out of Philadelphia. He was named 2016 Philly’s Phunniest at Helium Comedy Club. In 2014 he was named Baltimore’s New Comedian of the year. Shane has been heard on the Bennington Show and The Bonfire on XM as well as the Anthony Cumia Show. He also was in the Laughing Skull Comedy festival in Atlanta as well as Thunderfest in Boston. He texts with Rich Vos.
Josh Wesson
Josh Wesson
Josh Wesson, born in California and raised on Long Island, brings plenty of life experiences to the stage that will definitely make you laugh. He grew up in quite a few different environments, from homeless shelters to motels to the suburbs, all of which has helped him to understand and relate to people of all backgrounds. Josh has a laid-back style of observational comedy that will make you feel like you’re just hanging out with one of your friends. He’s part of the successful Fat Baby crew, whose show was featured in the 2015 New York Comedy Festival. He has been seen on MTV2’s Charlamagne & Friends, Comedy Central, and FX, and is a regular at The Stand Comedy Club in NYC. Follow him on Twitter @JAYWESS.
Abby Rosenquist
Abby Rosenquist
Abby Rosenquist started performing stand up while pursuing a degree in construction engineering at the University of Nebraska. Since graduation her dark, fast paced comedy has gotten her invited to perform at various festivals and venues all over including the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. Abby will be making her television debut on Fuse's Uproarious this fall.
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.
J.F. Harris
J.F. Harris
J.F. HARRIS IS A STAND UP COMIC & WRITER FROM BLUE COLLAR STATEN ISLAND NY. HE GOT HIS START IN IMPROV AND SKETCH COMEDY IN THE WINDY CITY WHERE THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE NAMED HIM ONE OF THE “COMICS TO SEE BEFORE THEY ARE FAMOUS.” IN CHICAGO J.F. WORKED REGULARLY AT THE FAMED IO AND ANNOYANCE THEATERS. AFTER HIS TIME IN CHICAGO HE HEADED BACK HOME TO NEW YORK CITY WHERE HE BEGAN TO CUT HIS TEETH AT STAND UP COMEDY AND HONE HIS CRAFT OVER SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE TAKING HIS ACT ON THE ROAD. J.F. NOW HEADLINES CLUBS ACROSS THE U.S. AND CANADA AND HAS THE PLEASURE OF PLAYING THEATERS AND ARENAS WITH HIS GOOD FRIENDS TRUTV'S IMPRACTICAL JOKERS AND JOEL MCHALE. HE HAS PREFORMED IN SUCH FESTIVALS AS THE KENNEDY CENTER'S DISTRICT OF COMEDY, THE NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE WILD WEST COMEDY FESTIVAL, GILDA'S LAUGHFEST AND THE JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL IN BOTH CALGARY AND WINNIPEG. YOU MAY HAVE SEEN HIM ON ADULT SWIM OR TRUTV, SEEN SOME OF HIS SKETCHES ON WILL SMITH’S YOUTUBE AND INSTAGRAM. J.F. NOW CALLS LOS ANGLES HOME. IF YOU ARE IN TOWN YOU CAN CATCH HIM HOSTING HIS MONTHLY NEW MATERIAL SHOW, WORKSHOP, AT THE WORLD FAMOUS COMEDY STORE THE LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.
Adam Rowe
Adam Rowe
Widely regarded as one of the most exciting, young comics in the world; Adam Rowe has risen from a prodigious newcomer to an international headline act, since his debut in 2010. He is one of the most sought after acts for all of The UK’s biggest comedy clubs & festivals, whilst he has also performed in & headlined clubs in The Middle East & The United States.



His natural, laid back persona combined with brutally honest, opinionated stand-up and his phenomenal ad-libbing ability make each of his performances unique, gloriously unpredictable and, most importantly, always hilarious.



TOURING

Adam has opened for Andrew Schulz, Jason Manford & was hand-picked to support Bill Burr on the UK leg of his 2019 tour “50”, including two nights at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London. He’s completed two solo tours; ‘Unbearable’ (2017) and ‘Undeniable’ (2018), both of which sold out dates all over the UK and in 2019 he will take his third solo tour ‘Pinnacle’ on the road, before taping this show as an hour-long special in 2020.



TV & ONLINE

February 2019 saw Adam make his TV debut, on The Stand-Up Sketch Show (ITV2). Most of his stand-up has been viewed online, with a staggering 50 million views racked up across various platforms such as his YouTube channel, his social media pages and viral-sharing pages such as 'LadBible', 'UniLad' and 'Live At Hot Water Comedy Club'.
Kenny Warren
Kenny Warren
Kenny Warren hails from Portland, Oregon. stand-up comedian, show producer, entrepreneur, barber, and single father. There is nothing average about the self-coined “™Averageblackman”. Kenny Warren’s original brand, “DSC"(Different Shades of Comedy) encompasses comic book styled super hero, “Just Us League” T-shirts. Mr. Warren provides stage time for NYC’s best and brightest up and coming comedians, most featured on MTV, Comedy Central and your favorite Late Night talk shows, by producing four weekly comedy shows, and two monthly shows. His perseverance and work ethic has established him as a trail blazer in the New York City comedy scene. In just 5 years of pursuing comedy Kenny Warren CREDITS *  TruTv 
 *  Wendy Williams 
 *  The Daily Show 
 *  ESPN 
 *  Comics Cutting Comics 
 Kenny’s witty comedic style includes a splash of misdirection. His stage presence has allowed him to perform on some of New York’s legendary stages such as, New York Comedy Club, Gotham Comedy Club and Broadway Comedy Club not to mention he the comedy capital of the world. Every facet of recently headlined the Hartford Funny Bone in Connecticut.
Kenny’s brand is on the rise. He was recently featured on Jimmy Martinez + Rip Michaels Experince @ Carolines on Broadway for the New York Comedy Festival, The Daily Show” with Roy Woods, ESPN, TruTV (David Tutera's Show), and The Wendy Williams show. Kenny Warren’s innovative concept and live show, “Comics Cutting Comics” is his biggest project to date. This web series progressed to becoming a successful live show that is soon to be performed nationally. This live show is set to conquer stages all over the country. "™Averageblackman” will continue to embark on remarkable endeavors in entertainment to become a household name and brand. Here's a link: https://youtu.be/FGjj5t7V9do Website for more info: Differentshadesofcomedy.com
Venue Information:
Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.rockwoodmusichall.com/