RIOT Presents a Night of Really Funny People in Brooklyn

RIOT Presents a Night of Really Funny People in Brooklyn

Refinery29's comedy arm RIOT presents a Night of Really Funny People in Brooklyn as part of Brooklyn Comedy Festival.

Hosted by Michelle Buteau

Michelle Buteau has appeared on 'Last Comic Standing', Comedy Central's 'Premium Blend', Key and Peele, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Paramount Comedy Network's 'The World Stands Up' show. She was a favorite at this year's Bumbershoot and Bonnaroo Festivals and HGTV's '25 Worst Mistakes' series can't get enough of this hot talent. Michelle has also shared more then her opinions on VH1's 'Best Week Ever', MTV's 'Walk of Shame', and the Oxygen Network's 'Kiss & Tell' series. Check out the latest issue of Glamour magazine where Michelle dispenses '..some hilarious..' dating do's and don'ts. When she isn't touring the country performing at colleges, Michelle hosts 'Travelzoo Unleashed' for 'Buteaupia' is her premiere comedy album available on Catch her on stage when you can and see comedy's mistress blend her Jamaican-Haitian sassiness and girl-next door quality into a show that is anything but routine.

Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard is the host and star of "The Chris Gethard Show" on Fusion and the host of the popular Earwolf podcast "Beautiful Stories from Anonymous People". Chris recently starred in the Mike Birbiglia film, “Don’t Think Twice" and can be seen as ‘Todd’ on Comedy Central’s “Broad City". Other credits include Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer,” NBC’s “Parks and Recreation”, “The Office” and “The Heat.” Chris is the author of the book A Bad Idea I’m About to Do and his first stand-up album (“My Comedy Album”) debuted on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart in 2014. Chris's one man show, Career Suicide (produced by Judd Apatow) recently finished a successful off-broadway run at The Lynn Redgrave Theatre in NYC.

Emmy Blotnick

Emmy Blotnick is a comedian and writer based in New York. Her work has appeared on Comedy Central, VH1, MTV and others. She has recently appeared in Comedy Central’s "Comedians Crashing Couches", TruTV’s "Friends Of The People", a commercial for Intel, and three episodes of SELF Magazine’s series "Girl vs. Sweat". She co-hosts a fun monthly show with Matt Koff at Pacific Standard in Brooklyn.

Joyelle Johnson

Joyelle's comedy has taken her from coast to coast. Currently residing in Brooklyn, NY she has performed at Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, Comix, and Stand Up NY just to name a few. She gained her start in Los Angeles and all over Southern California at The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, and the various Improvs. As well as spending time in the South performing at Atlanta’s own Punchline, Laughing Skull and Uptown Comedy club. As a testament to Joyelle’s burgeoning career and work ethic she has opened for the Boston badboy Bill Burr, musical genius Craig Robinson, mistress of voices Maria Bamford, Brooklyn’s finest Tony Rock, international icon Gina Yashere, youtube sensation Eric Schwartz, and The Mo’Nique Show scripter Vanessa Fraction. Comedienne Maria Bamford says,"She inspires me to remember that if I put in the effort, beautiful results will follow. She’s also really kind, down-to-earth, generous, super-funny, and altogether the kind of artist that I aspire to be."

Alex English

Alex English is a Stand up Comedian, Writer & Actor based in New York City, by way of Detroit, Michigan. He likes to let people know where’s from, so that it scares people - it sometimes, almost, never scares anyone.

Alex has opened for Comedians James Adomian (IFC), Sasheer Zamata (Saturday Night Live) and Hadiyah Robinson (BET), and has even performed in the New York Comedy festival! Not bad for a guy that sometimes wears his underwear backward, right?

Catch him regularly blazing the stage at Stand Up NY comedy club, or co-hosting his free monthly “Cool” comedy show at The Standing Room, In Long Island City, Queens every last Wednesday of the month. He’s traveling these days too, so look out for him in your town! (especially if you’re on jack’d).

Jaboukie Young-White

Jaboukie Young-White is a Brooklyn based comedian from Chicago. He was recently featured in Rolling Stones 25 under 25. He gets off tweets and performs all over the city on the reg. Follow him @jaboukie

Shalewa Sharpe

Shalewa Sharpe got her start in Atlanta but now resides in Brooklyn. She has joked on extremely popular live shows (Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Comedy Night at The Knitting Factory) and at festivals (Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Atlanta’s Red Clay Comedy Festival). She co-produces and hosts “Thug Passion Presents,” a lively table read and celebration of classic black movies. Her debut album, “Stay Eating Cookies,” on Rotknee Presents Records came out this year.

Donwill (DJ set)

Donwill is a Brooklyn based rapper artist who has parlayed his passion for music and writing into a wide array of opportunities. He made his debut as a member of quizzically named rap group Tanya Morgan and has since garnered continuous critical acclaim with a string of impressive group and solo releases. A numerous list of stage performances has taken him far and wide on tours where he's shared the stage with acts that have included the Roots, Souls of Mischief and De La Soul.

Prior to becoming a recording artist he was an 8th grade art teacher and education still plays an important role in his career. Donwill has used his talents as a writer and producer to lead workshops for organizations like Reel Work and Carnegie Hall as well. He is a regular contributor to Flocabulary's Week In Rap series where he not only writes raps driven by the week’s news headlines but voices them as well.

$10.00 - $12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

*** Lineup subject to change ***

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