Monday, February 18th 2013: 8PM-DTF Free Comedy // 11PM-BLASPLHEGMY

(jump to 11PM-BLASPHLEGMY)

8PM TONIGHT (no cover):

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From Erin Lennox:

We be back! And this week we have a Grammy!!!! (an old woman we found on the bus and now can’t get rid of). Come celebrate the Pope’s departure and probable murder with these choir girl/boys:
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  • Sheng Wang (Comedy Central half hour, John Oliver Show, NBC):  “Sheng Wang is a Taiwanese Texan who developed and honed his comedy in the thriving standup community of the San Francisco Bay Area.  He performs jokes based on personal experiences and observations and addresses common non-sense with honesty and ill logic.  His refreshingly affable stage presence combined with a healthy penchant for absurdity and self-deprecation make his act hilarious and universally accessible. He has toured with the Comedians of Comedy and American Eagle’s ‘Campus Comedy Challenge.’  He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Live at Gotham’ and attended the ‘Just for Laughs’ comedy festival in Montreal. Wang’s half hour Comedy Central special aired in 2011.  NBC also awarded him with a holding deal that same year.  Wang’s appearance on the John Oliver NY Stand Up Show aired in August of 2012.”
  • Mike Drucker (Fallon, SNL, Onion):  Mike Drucker started performing comedy on a rainy February afternoon after months of recording himself in his sad little NYU dorm.  Not being as terrible as he thought, he continued to hit open mics and was soon a regular at clubs around New York City.  Within a year, he was performing at colleges and national comedy competitions, and was a finalist in Disney’s “So You Think You’re Funny” contest and the runner-up for Philadelphia’s Funniest.  Since then, he has performed at colleges and in comedy festivals across the country including the Boston Comedy FestivalSeattle International Comedy CompetitionNew Orleans Comedy Festival,New York Underground Comedy Festival and more.”
  • Joyelle Johnson (opens for Maria Bamford): “We can all use an overabundance of Joy in our lives, which is exactly what this lovely lady brings to the stage.  As an adult, Joyelle Nicole prides herself on being the black nerd that she was ashamed of growing up.  Subsequently, Her comedy writing includes an extensive vocabulary (that had her pummeled by lesser minded mortals as a child) combined with a worldly perspective (due to her inability to stay put).Joyelle’s comedic trinity considers George Carlin the father, Dave Chappelle the son, and Chris Rock the Holy Ghost.  Comedy is her religion, and healing people through laughter renews her faith every time she hits a stage both urban and mainstream alike.”
  • Andrew Short (Sirius Radio, Brad Austin’s list of terrible comics):  “Andrew Short is a boyish-looking man bothered by the world he lives in.  With his self-described “booming gay voice” he hammers thunderously on pop culture, suburbia, and self-righteous soccer moms, playing an impassioned devil’s advocate to bullying and gifted children.  Through a cheerfully misanthropic worldview, Andrew affably deconstructs personal and public problems, managing to be convincing without being preachy.  Part rant, part playful, he’s quick talking, quick-witted, and quick with the jabs at both society and himself.  Andrew has performed at the Rooftop Aspen Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest and has been featured on Sirius Radio.”
  • Ashley Brooke Roberts (Dream Show):  “Ashley is a New York comedian who performs all over the city.  She has a radio show on Washington Heights Free Radio ever other Wednesday called ‘you can take it with you’ and runs Everyday Dirt, a monthly comedy/bluegrass show in Brooklyn.”
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  • Nate Fridson (Opens for Sklar Brothers, Survived Detroit): “Nate Fridson is a fast rising star out of the rich comedy scene of Detroit.  Featuring well-crafted jokes and an inviting, accessible style, Nate’s act has been called ‘smart,’ ‘original,’ and, ‘better than it used to be’ by both peers and audiences alike.  A caustic writer who ‘brings sarcasm to an art form,’ Nate shies from no subject— his material grows from deep, probing roots in the autobiographical to reveal a skewed, surreal worldview.  Nate has performed at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, was a semi-finalist at the New York Comedy Contest, and recently traveled to Japan to perform for the US Troops stationed on Okinawa.”
  • Co-host Nick Maritato“Nick crushes planets with his crippling death-light (totally awesome).”
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  • Host Erin Lennox“Erin Lennox is a nice girl and a writer / comedian based in Brooklyn, NY.  She is originally from Chapel Hill, NC and has been in 3 bar fights.    Since starting stand up in 2010, Erin has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Women in Comedy Festival, the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and at an impromptu roast of her grandfather.”
Hot jammin’ tunes provided by DJ Huggy Bear.
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11PM TONIGHT (no cover):


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Another Installment of Blasphlegmy at Grand Victory (245 Grand Ave).

Inhaler, Loki & Spunkspurter will help you not care about having to going back to work on Tuesday.  Killing your braincells with Hard Rock and Heavy Metal and Booze.  Starts at 11pm.
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