Regular Comedy @ Villain
Aparna Nancherla, Melissa Villaseñor, Gary Gulman, Ronny Chieng, Anna Drezen, Chris Gethard, Ramy Youssef, Casey James Salengo, Courtney Maginnis
307 Kent Ave.
New York, NY, 11249
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM (event ends at 10:00 PM)
This event is 21 and over
Regular Comedy @ Villain
Regular Comedy is a semi-regular standup series featuring our favorite comedians currently living in or passing through New York City. This installment takes up residence at Villain, a converted warehouse venue on the south Williamsburg waterfront.
Aparna Nancherla is a NYC based comedian who's written for Late Night With Seth Myers, has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, has a Comedy Central Half Hour Special, is the longtime host of the very popular weekly show Whiplash at the prestigious UCB Chelsea, and has multiple appearances on Conan. Of the many lists Aparna has been listed in are Paste Magazine's 25 Best Comedians of 2016, Time Out's 10 Funniest Women of New York, LA Weekly's 12 Comedy Acts to Watch, and Flavorpill's 11 Essential Young Comedians in New York City. Her newest album, Just Putting it Out There, was widely Critically praised as one of the best comedy albums of 2016. Aparna is a frequent contributor to the New York Times.
Melissa Villaseñor broke barriers by becoming the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live. A comedic impressions expert, she got her start as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent” and has been named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 and Rolling Stone's 50 Funniest People Right Now. She tours nationally, headlining clubs and theaters and will release her second music EP later this year, as well as a book of her art.
Gary Gulman is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York City. Originally from Boston, Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. “Gary will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge, CK, Burr, Gulman: You heard it here first” raved the Village Voice. He’s made three TV specials, and three albums. Gary marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the “It’s About Time Tour,” selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder the New York Times wrote “Gary is finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”
Ronny Chieng is Chinese stand-up comedian and actor born in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, raised in Manchester, NH, USA and Singapore, who graduated from the University of Melbourne in Australia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce. Ronny started comedy in Melbourne in 2009. Since then has he had 3 sold out global stand up comedy theater tours in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and London. Ronny has been invited to the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal in 2012, 2013 and 2015. He made his US television debut on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2015. He was also invited to open for Dave Chappelle and Bill Burr on their national stand up comedy tours of Australia. Ronny has toured and recorded 4 separate stand up comedy specials - The Ron Way (2012), Can You Do This? No You Can't. (2013), Chieng Reaction (2014), You Don't Know What You're Talking About (2015). In 2015 Ronny moved to New York City after being hired as a correspondent on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central.
Anna is a comedian, writer, and actor living in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a writer for Saturday Night Live. She regularly performs standup and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, the People’s Improv Theater, Union Hall, the Annoyance, and other clubs across the country. She is the editor-at-large of Reductress, a satirical women’s magazine (Forbes, “ Best Websites for Women”), and is the coauthor of Reductress’ debut humor book, How to Win at Feminism (HarperOne). Anna co-wrote the viral Tumblr-turned-book How May We Hate You? (Potter Style) about her experiences working as a concierge in Times Square. She’s written for Cracked, MTV, Thought Catalog, Nylon, the Daily Dot, and has been featured in videos on CollegeHumor, Above Average, Buzzfeed, and the Funny or Die. Her sketch group Gentlemen Party (“intensely funny surrealist comedy" -Time Out NY) has performed at the PIT, Chicago Sketchfest, the Del Close Marathon, and the Museum of Modern Art. Anna is also a member of the Story Pirates, an educational organization that performs hilarious stories written by kids. NYU Tisch grad. She loves soup.
Chris is a comedian, actor, and writer. He's appeared on Broad City, Inside Amy Schumer, Parks and Recreation, and The Office. He's the creator and host of the beloved The Chris Gethard Show on TruTV. Chris has a half hour special on Comedy Central. Chris' 2016 one man show, Career Suicide, premiered in the spring on HBO. Chris' book LOSE WELL comes out this October.
Ramy Youssef is a Muslim-American comedian, originally from New Jersey. Ramy has performed on COLBERT. Ramy's half hour pilot RAMY was picked up to series at Hulu to air early 2019. Ramy stars, wrote and executive produces, with Jerrod Carmichael and A24 producing. The series takes viewers into the world a first-generation American Muslim who is on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. RAMY explores the challenges of what it’s like being caught between an Egyptian community that thinks life is a moral test, and a Millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences. He also recently wrapped an arc on Mr. Robot as well as a supporting role in Gus Van Sant’s new film Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot.
Casey James Salengo
Casey is a comedian. He lives in New York. He has a Comedy Central half hour special. He has been on Kimmel. He has an album called Wild Country Phoenix. He performs in the city regularly, as well as other places. He enjoys dogs.
Courtney is a comedian and actress based in Brooklyn, NY. She performs standup all over NYC including Caroline's, NY Comedy Club and The Stand. She has been a part of the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Underground Comedy Festival, Red Clay Comedy Festival and more. Courtney has been featured in sketches for Comedy Central, College Humor, as well as starred in the short film, "The Comedian's Wife" which was an Official Selection for the 2016 Big Apple Film Festival. She was most recently the subject for a story on NPR's Studio 360. Check out Courtney’s podcast, The Narcisistas and visit her at her weekly show, “Let’s See What Else” at Poco NYC every Wednesday at 8pm.
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