BLACK THOUGHT PRESENTS:
Black Thought, Co-MC Quincy Harris, Phoebe Robinson, Kevin Barnett, Fahim Anwar, Emmy Blotnick, Cipha Sounds, Andy Haynes, Seaton Smith, Josh Johnson, Rachel Feinstein
307 Kent Ave.
New York, NY, 11249
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM (event ends at 11:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Black Thought Presents: Delirious
“Black Thought Presents: Delirious” is the exciting new comedy series created and curated by the MC of the Legendary Roots crew. Featuring the hottest new comedians, the series will look at popular culture and society through a humorous, yet poignant lens.
Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, better known as Black Thought, is an American rapper and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group, The Roots, as well as an occasional actor. Black Thought, who co-founded The Roots with drummer Questlove (Ahmir Thompson), is widely lauded for his live performance skills, continuous multisyllabic rhyme schemes, complex lyricism, double entendres, and politically aware lyrics.
Co-MC Quincy Harris
Host, media expert, brand influencer, and public speaker- Quincy Harris is vocal, witty, entertaining and on his way to the top. He has been a trailblazer from coast to coast in the radio sector for 15 years. Quincy’s quick wit and authenticity made him a favorite on the radio waves, but now he’s in front of the camera. After being on WTXF Fox 29’s Good Day Philadelphia for the past two years, Quincy will now host his television show, The Q. That’s right, the oh-so-hilarious Quincy Harris is now hosting his own show at 12 noon, Monday through Friday, bringing the latest in national headlines, lifestyle trends, and community involvement with a dose of spontaneity. From up-close and personal interviews with Kevin Hart, M. Night Shyamalan, and Patti LaBelle to performances by The world famous band, The Roots.
Quincy has also produced and acted in independent films, such as Exit Strategy, released in 2012. He has future goals of producing more movies and television shows under his production company, Germantown Entertainment.
When Quincy is not in the spotlight, he enjoys working out and spending time with his wife and two sons. He is also active in the community, acting as a mentor to the youth and tries to instill a growth mindset of “don’t be good, be great”. A family man and community leader, Quincy is always aspiring to do more and looking for ways to motivate others.
Quincy is a Temple University graduate and member of The National Association of Black Journalist.
Phoebe Robinson is a stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling writer, and actress whom Bust, Time Out NY, Vulture.com, Brooklyn Magazine, Essence, San Fransisco Sketchfest, O Magazine, and Buzzfeed.com have all praised and named one of the top comedians to watch. She has appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers and TODAY; TBS's Conan and Search Party, Comedy Central’s Broad City; as well having a recurring role on the Amazon show I Love Dick and creating and starring in Refinery29’s web series Woke Bae .
Robinson’s writing has been featured in The Village Voice, NY Mag, Bitch Magazine, Glamour Magazine as well as on Glamour.com, TheDailyBeast.com, VanityFair.com, Vulture.com, and NYTimes.com. She was also a staff writer on MTV’s hit talking head show, Girl Code, as well as a consultant on season three of Broad City.
Most recently, she and Jessica Williams, co-creators and co-stars of the hit WNYC Studios podcast 2 Dope Queens, turned it into four one-hour HBO specials, which premiered this winter. But 2DQ is not her only podcast. Robinson's also the host of the critically-acclaimed Sooo Many White Guys, also on WNYC Studios. Robinson is the author of the New York Times best selling book, You Can't Touch My Hair and Other Things I Still Have to Explain, a collection of essays about race, gender, and pop culture. And coming summer 2018, she makes her film debut in the Netflix summer comedy Ibiza. Robinson lives in Brooklyn.
Kevin Barnett is a comedian based out of NYC.
Fahim Anwar is a Los Angeles-based standup comedian, actor and writer. Formerly an aerospace engineer at Boeing, Fahim traded the cubicle for the stage and has never looked back. His parents however plead with him to look back nearly every day. "Is comedy worth throwing your life away for?" Fahim says, yes!
Off the momentum of his one hour special THERE'S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS, The New York Times listed Fahim as a "Most Promising Future Star." He's appeared on CONAN, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and performed at the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. His recent FILM/TV credits include WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, NEIGHBORS, DRUNK HISTORY, CARMICHAEL SHOW and SUPERIOR DONUTS to name a few. Currently, Fahim is serving as head writer and starring on a sketch show for Comedy Central with his comedy group (GOATFACE) which includes Hasan Minhaj from THE DAILY SHOW. It airs this fall.
Emmy Blotnick is a stand-up comedian and writer based out of New York. She has appeared on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, CONAN, and in her own half hour special on Comedy Central. Currently she is a staff writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Previously she was head writer for Comedy Central’s The President Show, with other writing credits including Comedy Central’s Not Safe with Nikki Glaser and @midnight. Emmy was highlighted as one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch and a "New Face" at Just For Laughs in Montreal.
Cipha Sounds (born Luis Diaz on April 19, 1976 in Bronx, New York) is an American radio and television personality. He is mostly known for his work as a DJ, a VJ for MTV and as a comedian.
Andy Haynes is a comedian based out of NYC by way of Seattle. Andy has multiple credits to his name, including TV appearances on Conan and a Comedy Central special, and has a couple of very great albums, such as GREATEST HITS.
Seaton Smith is a comedian & actor. In late 2014 Seaton made his television debut as ‘Motif’ on Fox's "Mulaney." Soon after in 2015 he had a breakout performance on "Late Night With Seth Meyers, appeared in "Inside Amy Schumer," appeared in the fifth season of HBO's “Girls,” and is a regular on Comedy Central's "Nightly Show." Vulture named him one of the 50 comedians you should know in 2015 and said "he’s bursting with energy in a way that sets him apart in a overcrowded stand-up scene." Chortle.com says Seaton “offers a mesmerizing livewire performance full of joy and amazing comic energy" and Time Out New York called him "a naturally effervescent stage presence...as spirited as he is cerebral…one to watch." In September 2015, under the legendary comedy record comedy New Wave, Seaton released his debut album "Bologna Meat," which Laugh Button reviewed: "Smith's humor is smart, energetic, and refreshingly clever as he fiddles with unique views on the world…continuously brings something new and exciting to stale topics.” He’s performed at over 200 colleges across the country and he has headlined shows across the world, appearing in international comedy festivals like the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the Iveagh Gardens Comedy Festival in Dublin. "I got platinum miles yo!" – Seaton Smith once said. Originally starting in Washington DC, he now lives in NYC.
Josh Johnson, is a standup, writer and performer from Louisiana by way of Chicago. He is currently a writer on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and has been featured on Kevin Hart’s Hart of the City. Josh was named one of Comedy Central’s ‘Comics to Watch’ in 2015 and one of the Just For Laughs Festival’s ‘New Faces’ in 2016. He is a former writer and performer on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he also made his late-night stand-up debut in 2017.
As a stand-up, Josh has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals around the world, including JFL Montreal, Bumbershoot, Moontower, Riot LA, Bridgetown, High Plains and the New York Comedy Festival. On screen, Josh has appeared on CONAN, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, and, in 2017, he released his Comedy Central half-hour special and album ‘I Like You’.
Rachel is a nationally touring comedian and actress. Huffington Post called her “the only comedian we’ve seen who can go from embodying her grandmother in one breath and a predatory guy on the street in the next and be equally convincing at both.” She has had three Comedy Central specials, including the most recent one hour special ‘Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple’. Rachel recently recurred on the Steven Soderbergh Amazon series RED OAKS and on Judd Apatow’s HBO comedy CRASHING. Her past credits include TRAINWRECK, TOP FIVE, THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, HBO’s LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, co-hosting THE VIEW on multiple occasions and several appearances on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER. Feinstein has also lent her voice to Adult Swim’s VENTURE BROTHERS and the phenomenally successful GRAND THEFT AUTO video game franchise.
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