ADULT SEX ED WITH DANI FAITH LEONARD - NOVEMBER 28th AT CAVEAT

ADULT SEX ED WITH DANI FAITH LEONARD - NOVEMBER 28th AT CAVEAT
America’s failure to provide accurate sex education in schools is comedy’s gain.

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WHO: Host Dani Faith Leonard (Big Vision Empty Wallet, Lez Bomb)

Emmett Jack Lundberg (BROTHERS)

Keisha Zollar (Comedy Central)

Joanna Hausmann (Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, Joanna Rants)

Selena Coppock ((Amazon's Red Oaks, VH1, NY Times)

Anna Suzuki (She's Gotta Have It, AzN PoP)

Eman El-Husseini (Just for Laughs)

WHAT: Hosted by Dani Faith Leonard, ADULT SEX ED combines personal storytelling from a diverse roster of guests, scripted sketches, and exploratory deep dives on sexual topics in a hilarious, spicy, and inclusive setting. Every storytelling segment concludes with an easily achievable and practical takeaway for the audience. The goal for these action items: to encourage our viewers to engage in immediate, healthy, and awesome sex. Okay, not totally immediate - we’ll ask them to Uber home first.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 28th at 9:00pm

WHERE: Caveat - 21A Clinton St. New York NY 10002

HOW: $15, 21+ - ticket link - Facebook event

On Wednesday, November 28th, Dani Faith Leonard brings ADULT SEX ED to Caveat, combining personal storytelling from a diverse roster of guests with scripted sketches and exploratory deep dives on sexual topics in a hilarious, spicy, and inclusive setting. Every storytelling segment concludes with an easily achievable and practical takeaway for the audience. The goal for these action items: to encourage our viewers to engage in immediate, healthy, and awesome sex. Okay, not totally immediate - we’ll ask them to Uber home first. This show is 21+. Tickets are $15 and available at www.caveat.nyc

 Photo credit: Caleb McCotter

Photo credit: Caleb McCotter

Dani Faith Leonard is a comedian, writer, and producer. In 2010, she co-founded BIG VISION EMPTY WALLET, an inclusion-focused incubator that develops and amplifies unique voices in film and TV, as well as BIG VISION CREATIVE, a NY-based, but palm-tree-loving production company. Recent producing projects include feature film THE LIGHT OF THE MOON, SXSW 2017 Audience Award Winner released in theaters last Fall in conjunction with UN Women, and feature film LEZ BOMB, executive produced with Bobby Farrelly, which opened in theaters on November 9th. Dani performs as a storyteller, has a background in sketch comedy, and almost dies or kills others on every vacation she takes. Like her new live show, ADULT SEX ED, her work typically sits at the intersection of comedy and activism and is best paired with a tequila cocktail.

Instagram: @danifleonard
Twitter: twitter.com/DaniFLeonard

www.bigvisionemptywallet.com



Free comedy 9/8 - Laugh Exchange LIVE with Dulce Sloan, Ophira Eisenberg and more

Laugh Exchange LIVE!

September 8th at Littlefield in Brooklyn

Featuring Ophira Eisenberg, Shalewa Sharpe, Usama Siddiquee and More

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For images and info, visit www.sharkpartymedia.com/laughexchangelive

WHO AND WHAT: Laugh Exchange LIVE! welcomes Ophira Eisenberg, Shalewa Sharpe, Usama Siddiquee and many more to help introduce comedy fans and performers to Laugh Exchange, a game-changing new mobile comedy app. After a pre-show red carpet with photos by Jenni Walkowiak, host Carolyn Castiglia will be joined by co-hosts from the Laugh Exchange roster to introduce a live contest version of the app, with 48 comics doing 1 minute sets each, following 6 different themes throughout. At the end, eight winners will be chosen and everyone will dance the night away with DJ Donwill. Brought to you by Laugh Exchange.

WHEN: Saturday, September 8th - doors and red carpet at 7:00pm, show at 8:00pm
WHERE: Littlefield - 635 Sackett St. Brooklyn NY
HOW: Free ticket and drink with RSVP - https://ticketf.ly/2LS8v03

On September 8th at Littlefield in Brooklyn, Laugh Exchange LIVE! welcomes Ophira Eisenberg, Shalewa Sharpe, Usama Siddiquee and many more to help introduce comedy fans and performers to Laugh Exchange, a game-changing new mobile comedy app. After a pre-show red carpet with photos by Jenni Walkowiak, host Carolyn Castiglia will be joined by co-hosts from the Laugh Exchange roster to introduce a live contest version of the app, with 48 comics doing 1 minute sets each, following 6 different themes throughout. At the end, eight winners will be chosen and everyone will dance the night away with DJ Donwill. Brought to you by Laugh Exchange. Admission is free with RSVP and includes one drink. 21+.

 

Partial lineup (subject to change): 

 

Rufat Agayev

Erik Bergstrom

Farah Brook

Mike Brown

Chris Calogero

Carolyn Castiglia

Selena Coppock

Abbi Crutchfield

Jessica Delfino

Ayanna Dookie
Ophira Eisenberg
Wanjiko Eke
Negin Farsad
Courtney Fearrington
Tyler Fischer
Myka Fox
Katie Hartman
Calise Hawkins
Courtney Maginnis
Adam Mamawala
Larry Owens
Sharron Paul
Khalid Rahmaan
Anna Roisman
Casey James Salengo
Shalewa Sharpe
Usama Siddiquee

Dulce Sloan
Lillian Thakuria
Jes Tom
Rebecca Vigil
Emily Winter
Bryan Yang
Angel Yau

 

ABOUT LAUGH EXCHANGE

 

Laugh Exchange is the future of mobile comedy, and we want you to join us there! The beautifully designed app launches October 2018 with a exciting short-form comedy competition show. Creators will submit material for themed episodes in advance, and the top eight contestants compete for prize money on the streaming show, which airs three nights a week. Winners are chosen by interactive audience vote. But don’t worry - at Laugh Exchange, everyone wins! All creators who submit will have their material featured on the app. After each show, creators can easily share their submissions to other social channels, directly from the app. Audience members can also make money from watching and voting. Laugh Exchange’s format of simple, real-time episodes and a gamified engagement and compensation model is fresh, exciting and rewarding for anyone who loves a good laugh.

 

www.laughexchange.app

Open Mic in Brooklyn - THE OUTER LOOP THEATER EXPERIENCE

Last Tuesday, I was invited by a friend to attend an open mic at 6pm in Williamsburg at Over the Eight. I had never been to an open mic before and thought it would be nice to hear different artists from the New York scene.

First off, the space is really nice. The bar is very laid back, with a great atmosphere. Another room at the back is where the open mic took place. It is separated from the main bar and has a stage, cozy seats and plasma TVs to allow filmmakers to broadcast their work. The bar makes great Mexican food and we were provided with free samples of empanadas. As I said, the atmosphere is really relaxed and I loved that ! We were told not to hesitate to move during the performances, either to get a drink, take a bathroom break or just get another empanada.

The different artists were very different from one another and presented all excellent work. I was seriously shocked by the quality of each artist’s work. In an hour and a half, came on stage a singer/songwriter, a poet, a stand up perfomer,  a writer, a filmmaker and actors to play a scene from a playwright. All of these people were extremely talented, which I was not expecting ( I though maybe one or two will be really good but no- all of them !).

After the open mic, everyone could meet at the bar and mingle, chat, talk about different opportunities, or even get into deeper conversation about the state of the arts in the US today.

I decided to interview Michael Herman, who is behind the organization of these events and here is what he had to say :

Nina Moritz: Could you tell me a bit more about the project? 

Michael Herman: So the non-profit company I founded 6 years ago, The Outer Loop Theater Experience, presents a super cool event called Talk Hard, which is a monthly open mic/showcase format opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, poets, musicians, singers, djs, painters, writers, dancers, spoken word and hip hop artists, to get a peek at any new piece they're working on.... in front of a supportive, but critical audience. If they want some feedback? Great. And if they just want to hear it out loud in front of other humans? Great.

Nina Moritz: How often do you organize events? 

Michael Herman: Talk Hard happens twice every month: The final Monday of each month, in Harlem, at Solace. And the 2nd Tuesday of each month in Brooklyn, at Over the Eight. And we’re looking at adding a 3rd one in midtown very soon.

Nina Moritz: What is the idea behind it? 

Michael Herman: The Outer Loop is fundamentally a playground where we all come together to better our community and support the work of all playful human beings. So Talk Hard is one of these playgrounds for artists of all disciplines to come and play. I also like to think of it as a safe place to fail. We, as artists, need that.

Nina Moritz: Can any  kind of artist attend (designers, producers etc..)? 

Michael Herman: Absolutely. Any artist at all. And for that matter, any human. We welcome anyone who wants to share their experience(s) with others.

Nina Moritz: Tell me a bit more about you and what you do. 

Michael Herman: I am a director, playwright and teacher. I founded The Outer Loop in 2009 to help playwrights and other artists develop their work and get it up in front of audiences. Nothing brings me greater joy, than to watch a new play come to life, and a young artist have that first audience experience. It’s why we do what we do. For the moment.

I had an amazing time attending, I felt like being part of something, seeing talent emerge before my eyes and I’m pretty sure a lot of the people I saw will blow up in the coming years. Everyone was welcoming and supportive of each other, clapping loudly, encouraging each other. It was so easy to talk to everyone. If

you have some work you are unsure about and would like feedback, this is the place! If you are looking for a great time and a great show, this is the place!

Seriously, please go and check it out, you will not regret it!

Here's some additional information from their website: http://www.outerlooptheater.org/

JOHN MAKES ME LAUGH, HE CAN MAKE YOU LAUGH TOO!

This weekend in comedy you must take a look at John Witherspoon

You might know click with the name but Once you see this funny face you will start to remember every time you've seen him on screen and all the times that you have actually laughed.

John Witherspoon is funny and the comic that makes’ other comics laugh.

For years he was one of the stars of the sitcom the Wayans Bros.—and arguably the funniest character in the film Friday—and in an old Eddie Murphy flick his bit about “being coordinated”has become a classic in comedy circles.

John’s style is full comedy barrels with a rat-a-tat cadence that streahws across all types of audiences.

In short, a ticket at Gotham Comedy Club to see John Witherspoon is a guarantee good buy because your paying to laugh and he will deliver on that promise.

  • Who: John Witherspoon
  • Where: Gotham Comedy Club  22:30 $26, VIP $115
  • When: 

FRI 20th FEB - Gotham Comedy Club 20:00 $26, VIP $115

SAT 21st FEB - Gotham Comedy Club  20:00 $26, VIP $115 John  Witherspoon

Gotham Comedy Club  22:00 $26, VIP $115 John  Witherspoon 

 SUN 22nd FEB - Gotham Comedy Club  20:00 $26, VIP $115John  Witherspoon

  • Venue name: Gotham Comedy Club
  • Address: 208 W 23rd St 
  • Cross street: Between Seventh and Eighth AvesTransport: Subway: C, E, 1 to 23rd St
  • Website: gothamcomedyclub.com