Monday, October 15th 2012: 7PM-DTF Free Comedy // 11PM-The Kings of Karaoke

7PM TONIGHT (no cover):

YES!! It’s the second ever installment of DTF Free Comedy, hosted by Erin Lennox!  Tonight will be co-hosted by Nick Maritato!
  • Mark Normand (Comedy Central, John Oliver Show, Eurovision): “My name is Mark Normand. I am from New Orleans and I do stand up comedy in New York City or wherever someone will have me. My parents are still together, I have an older brother, and as a child I wet the bed. I love stand up comedy.”
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  • Emily Heller (Baby Geniuses, John Oliver Show, Fresh Out): “Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You may have seen her on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. In 2011, She was included in Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch, won Rooftop Comedy’s Silver Nail Award, and was named one of the ‘Funniest People in Town’ by 7×7 Magazine. Praised in San Francisco for what her friends call her ‘self-deprecating feminist slob poetry,’ Emily now lives in New York City and performs stand-up all over the country.”
  • Michael Che (John Oliver Show, Bunk IFC, Comedy Central): Michael Che is a stand-up comic from the Lower East Side of Manhattan. As the youngest child of seven, he has been his family’s source of comic relief since he was old enough to wear diapers. Growing up with much older siblings, Che became familiar with stand-up comedy at a very young age when he watched Eddie Murphy and Damon Wayans’ specials. However, it wasn’t until he attended LaGuardia Music and Performing Arts High School that he realized performing could be a future career. As a performer, Che cites Patrice O’Neal and George Carlin as his biggest influences. He appreciates performers that can identify humanity in the most controversial actions and convey it to the audience through humor — which is the approach he takes with his comedy. Che has been featured at major comedy clubs throughout Manhattan, but has built a name for himself playing alternative rooms in New York’s downtown scene.”
  • Victor Varnado (Conan, Kimmel, Awkward Comedy Show, Jedi): “Victor Varnado’s devilish knack for outrageousness and originality plays out in his personal URL: bestalbino.com. Varnado has navigated the adversities of born legally blind and an African-American albino with unique sensibilities to become a nationally known actor and comedian and, according to legend, a Jedi. You may recognize him from appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Adult Swim and My Name is Earl – not to mention films with Arnold Schwarzenegger (End of Days), Eddie Murphy (The Adventures of Pluto Nash), Julia Stiles (A Guy Thing) and Werner Herzog (Julien Donkey Boy).”
  • Nick Turner (Conan, King Temp, MTV, Yelling): “Nick Turner’s too good to put a bio on his website.”
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  • 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.”

 

11PM TONIGHT (no cover):

The Kings Of Karaoke are the dominant force behind Brooklyn’s sing-along scene,” says Brooklyn Exposed, calling them the “monarchs of music murder land.”  New York Magazine named them the best karaoke “For a Party Thrown by Guys So Good at Throwing Karaoke Parties They Do It Every Day.”  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to accolades and awards this karaoke troupe has amassed.

If you think it’s silly for karaoke hosts to garner so much attention, then you clearly don’t take your karaoke seriously enough.  Luckily there’s a cure for that, and it’s every Monday at 10:00 PM at The Grand Victory for the low low price of FREE.

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