Small Talk hosted by Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone, Janeane Garofalo, Michelle Buteau, Marie Faustin, Catie Lazerus, Sam Taggart
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Small Talk hosted by Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone (Tonight Show, Joe Pera Talks With You) joins friends and children to discuss how they make their everyday decisions.
Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on Earwolf and WFMU. Her half hour special aired on Comedy Central in 2016, and her album, "The Hits" is available now on Comedy Central Records. If you like puns, check out her game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.
Actress and comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.
Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as "The Truth About Cats and Dogs," “Wet Hot American Summer,” “Ratatouille,” "Steal This Movie," "Reality Bites," "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion," "Mystery Men," “The Ten” and "The Cable Guy". Janeane also co-authored the best seller "Feel This Book," with Ben Stiller.
Janeane was a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show and played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on "The Larry Sanders Show," for which she received an Emmy nomination. During the fall of '94 she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live." Some of Janeane's other television work includes two specials for HBO, FOX’s “24,” “Mad About You," and the final season of NBC's "The West Wing," where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.
In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the world. She was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, "The Majority Report." A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane's well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.
Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, actress/comedian Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. Michelle has had stand-up specials on Netflix and Comedy Central, as well as an album called SHUT UP!, which was released on Comedy Central Records. She was also a featured comedian on the 2 DOPE QUEENS special for HBO. Last year, she shot the Netflix feature ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE with Ali Wong and Randall Park, a recurring role on TALES OF THE CITY for Netflix, and a leading role in the TV remake of FIRST WIVES CLUB for BET. Her other TV credits include THE TICK on Amazon, BROAD CITY and KEY & PEELE on Comedy Central, and ENLISTED on FOX. In the podcast space, she produced and hosted the talk show LATE NIGHT WHENEVER for WNYC. She and Jordan Carlos’s popular live show ADULTING will be a podcast for WNYC this year.
Photo by Mindy Tucker
Marie Faustin is a NY-based comedian and actress and one of the fastest rising talents on the comedy scene. She was recently named a 2017 "New Face of Comedy" at the international Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Marie has appeared in GQ Magazine, MTV's GirlCode, MTV2's Vidiots, VH1's All Jokes Aside, BET's SocialAwards and TruTV's Late Night Snack. From 2016 - 2017, Marie was the host of Oxygen's Very Real Talk. She's a regular feature in Time Out NY and is the on-air host of 99.5FM's "Tall Tales in the Big City." Marie also co-hosts the weekly podcast: The Unofficial Expert.
Sam is a standup, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn. He is a creator of various live shows such as Live on Broadgay, Sam's BIG Day, and Lake Homo High. He also co-hosts the standup shows Future Forms and Stevie. He's had videos featured on IFC, acted on The Late Show w/ Stephen Colbert, and was named one of Brooklyn's 50 funniest comedians by Brooklyn Magazine.
$7 Advance / $10 Day of Show
**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.
Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice
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