Sidekickin’ with Julian Velard
Julian Velard, Jen Kirkman, Nore Davis, Akie Bermiss, Michael Kayne, Matt Rogers, + Special Surprise Guests!
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
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Sidekickin’ with Julian Velard
Julian Velard’s lifelong dream is to be a Late Night Talk Show Sidekick. The problem is he doesn’t have a host. Every show Julian plays Paul Shafer to a different David Letterman in the hopes of finding his soulmate. Sidekickin’ follows a traditional Late Night Show format and features performances by stand-up comedians, musical guests and games, in-depth celebrity interviews and more. At the end of each show, Velard and his guest host perform a musical number together - all in hope that Julian will find his true host-mate, the perfect Johnny Carson to his Ed McMahon, or James Corden to his Reggie Watts, for people under the age of 40.
Julian Velard’s musical stylings and comedic timing have made him a fixture on The Howard Stern Show and NPR’s Ask Me Another. His music initially took hold overseas nearly a decade ago, where praise from The Guardian, Time Out London, and The Sunday Times led to a UK major label record deal.
He’s toured internationally as an opening act for Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Goldfrapp. He has also performed alongside a host of comedians including Will Ferrell, Reggie Watts, Paul Scheer, and Wyatt Cenac. Velard has written scores of songs for the internet and beyond including the viral sensation “HP Joelcraft” which was featured in Mashable, The AV Club, and Nerdist.
His 2017 album, “Fancy Words For Failure,” was profiled in The Wall Street Journal. Velard has two releases due out this year: the debut release of “Comfort Zone”, his comedy and music collaboration with Brooke Van Poppelen, and an EP of songs about fatherhood called “Sad Dad” .
“Shorter observations provide the grouting between excellent extended anecdotes. She paints gut-wrenchingly chilling pictures…. and it is a testament to her skills that it is gut-bustingly hilarious too.” - The Evening Standard UK
"Ms. Kirkman knows how to deliver a one-liner, but her inclination is to linger in the telling of a story. She digs into a subject, embroidering it with jokes at various angles.” - The New York Times
You know Jen from her critically acclaimed Netflix specials “I’m Gonna Die Alone” and “Just Keep Livin’?” as well as Chelsea Lately, @Midnight, Conan, and her NY Times Bestselling books. Jen lives in Los Angeles and New York City and is currently writing on the award winning Amazon Prime show, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
Nore Davis is a New York-based comedian who delivers an energetic performance filled with witty quips and sharp punch lines, combined with an amazing stage presence. He has appeared on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, HBO’s Last Week Tonight, MTV’s Nikki & Sara Live, Sasheer Zamata’s Play Time, The Artie Lange Show, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and will appear in the upcoming feature Go/Don’t Go in 2019. His standup can be seen on Conan, and he has appeared in many videos on College Humor and was featured on WNYC 2’s Dope Queens Podcast with Phoebe Robinson & Jessica Williams. Davis also wrote on Seriously.tv and on Jessica Williams’ Comedy Central pilot. His self-produced Amazon special You Guys are Dope is out now, as well as his most recent album, Too Woke, which released November 2018 on Blonde Medicine.
Matt Rogers is a comedian, writer, actor and host based in New York City. He is the host of the Las Culturistas podcast with Bowen Yang, which was recently named by Time Out New York and Esquireas one of the Best Podcasts of 2017. He was selected as one of Just For Laugh's New Faces for 2017 and a Comedy Central Comic to Watch for 2016. A veteran performer at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, Matt can currently be seen on the cast of Characters Welcome and is also the host of the popular GAYme Show! at UCB East. He is the artistic director of the musical sketch comedy group Pop Roulette and will be featured in the upcoming Russell Simmons-produced Netflix film The After Party in 2018.
$8.00 - $10.00
** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.
*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.