The Stand NYC Presents Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!
Dan Soder, Sean Patton, Kerryn Feehan, Monroe Martin, Paul Virzi, Ashley Barnhill, Stavros Halkias, Nina Daniels, Allie Mae Brand
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 9:30 PM / Show 10:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Aaron now makes his home in New York City where he works most of the top comedy clubs. Aaron just wrapped 13 episodes as Floyd in the groundbreaking new TV series 24 HOUR RENTAL which will be airing on Superchannel in 2013. He has appeared at the Boston Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, and performed a nationally televised gala set for the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival. His first solo show, The Underbelly Diaries ran off-Broadway at Theatre Row in NYC where it was chosen as "one of three shows you can't afford to miss" in the New York Daily News. The show has been adapted as a feature film and is being produced by Timshel Pictures. Aaron also recently appeared off-Broadway in Jeremy Levy's one act play 21 DAYS and is a subject in the upcoming documentary A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE about 6 Canadian Comedians who travelled to Israel to perform to diverse audiences. He will also be featured in Alan Zweig's new film WHEN JEWS WERE FUNNY. Additional recent Televison guest appearances include KING, Breakout Kings and Murdoch Mysteries. He has also been heard on CBC's The Debaters.
Originally from Aurora, CO, Dan Soder started doing stand-up at 21 while attending the University of Arizona. After two years of playing clubs and casinos all over the southwest, Dan decided he'd had enough of extreme heat and venomous animals, so he moved to New York to get serious about stand-up. After living in New York for six years Dan has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Conan, and appeared on Opie and Anthony. This year, you can see him on Comedy Central's The Half Hour and also see his commentary as a new cast member of MTV2's Guy Code.
Hello, my name is Sean Patton. I'm a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. I began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. I've also performed at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs Chicago (2013), Just for Laughs Toronto (2013), and Just for Laughs Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012). I've performed on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" (2009), "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (2010), and "Conan" (2011, 2013). 2013 also marked the release of my Comedy Central Half Hour. More recently, I've been on "@midnight" (2014, 2015) and will be on the second seasons of "The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail"(2015) and "This Is Not Happening" (2015). As for acting, I've appeared on IFC'S "Maron" and Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer."
Those are the things I've done that I'm proud of. For a list of things I've done that I'm not so proud of... yeah right, you ain't never gonna know that! I love what I do, some of you will too (thanks!), and some of you will not (but thanks for coming).
I want to share myself with you, whomever you are.
Kerryn Feehan is a comic, writer, actress and producer living in NYC. She produces and hosts the longest running (4 years) monthly all female stand up and burlesque show “Stand up and Take Your Clothes Off” the first Sunday of every month at The Kraine Theater. Kerryn performs regularly at Caroline’s, The Comic Strip Live, Broadway Comedy Club, The Stand, and Stand Up New York. She is a recurring guest on The Real Ass Podcast, Keith and the Girl, Myka Fox and Friends, This Week in Jackin, Guys we Fucked, We the People, Hot Mess Comedy Hour, and Hard Lonely and Vicious podcasts.
Kerryn has also appeared on the Tru Tv show Friends of the People, Spike Tv’s Inkmasters and Funny or Die. She has also lent her comedic acting to many webseries including, “I’m not Buying It”, “Brooklyn Trees”, and “Clench and Release”. She can be seen in the Daily Share video “What your bartenders really think of your tinder dates”. She also created the webseries “The Experts” which will air on HLN’s The Daily Share in February 2016, as well as “Keeping Kerryn ans Sydnee Sober” released this year.
Kerryn wrote, produced and starred in the short film “Shitfaced” which follows a young female alcoholic comic in the early stages of her career. She also has a lead role in Another Urban Riff’s feature film “How to Score Your Life” directed by Steven Tanenbaum, as well as a featured role in Sean Lynch’s short film “Game Night.”
Kerryn is also a comedy writer who’s work can be seen on Reductress.com and The Loom for Someecards.com.
Monroe Martin is a colorful and imaginative comedian with a lifetime of hard knock experiences that have been spun into side-splitting jokes and stories.
Monroe was born and raised in Philadelphia, one usually wouldn’t find Monroe’s life story laughable. After all, how inappropriate is it to laugh at a foster child who jumped around from one dysfunctional family to another? Sit in the audience of one of Monroe’s performances and you’ll find yourself laughing at his adversity. Monroe’s honest and open approach to joke and storytelling universalizes his experiences.
Monroe’s creative and charismatic comedic voice has created a buzz within the New York comedy circuit. His intelligent and hysterical perspective resonates and has earned him respect among his peers.
Monroe is on his way to becoming the type of comedian he admires—one who says exactly what he wants, the way he wants to say it. He idolizes these types of comedians because he realizes that it takes guts to say how you truly feel whether it be right or wrong. It is especially hard to discuss the topics that are considered taboo and/or controversial. By saying what he wants, how he wants, Monroe is creating his legacy of being one of the funniest comedians in America.
Monroe says “All good comedians speak of life experience through their own unique perspectives.” Based on his experience, He has the makings of a great comedian, and is well on his way.
You've seen Monroe in the current season of Last Comic Standing. He can also be seen on the upcoming season of Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. Monroe has also been featured on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live. For on Monroe log onto www.monroemartincomedy.com or follow him on twitter @monroemartinIII
￼Paul performs all over the country and many of the nation's top comedy clubs have called him one of the strongest up and comers working today. Recently, Paul was a semi-finalist for NY's Funniest Comic Competition for the NY Comedy Festival in NYC. He also opened for Bill Burr at Carnegie Hall where he killed in front of sold out 2800 people which was also part of the NY Comedy Festival. Paul's Stand-Up can be heard on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio daily. He has recently made a TV appearance on Fox's "Redeye" Spike TV and wrote for the 2011 ESPN Espy Awards. He has opened numerous times for some of the best comedians in the business. Comics such as Dave Attell from Comedy Central's "Insomniac"and Bill Burr from Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" and his one hour special "Let It Go" are just a couple. Paul has also shared the stage with the likes of Tracey Morgan, Bob Saget, Christopher Titus and Louis CK. Paul never fails in keeping the laughs coming and making the audience feel comfortable with his hard hitting personal approach. He is fun to watch and has a great stage presence.
Ashley Barnhill has became known for her dark and compact one-liners. This past July she was selected for Just for Laugh's New Faces of 2015. She has also been touring the nation with Dave Chappelle and Marc Maron. You can catch her on this year's Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Festival. She's also performed at festivals such as SXSW, Moontower and Bridgetown. Splitsider named her one of The Next Wave of 2015's: Up-and-Coming Comics in Los Angeles.
Also, a filmmaker, Ashley has written, directed and acted in many of her own shorts that have been front-page featured on Funny or Die and Huffington Post. She wrote, produced and acted in the sketch "#blessed," which the Huffington Post referred to as "a twisted take on daily affirmations." It was also an official selection of Chicago's Gold Coast Film Festival and a finalist in Funny or Die and Los Angeles Film Festival's Make 'Em LAFF contest. She recently released the sketch "Where Do You Want To Eat?". Ashley is also a Top 10 Finalist in Ben Affleck and Matt Damon's Project Greenlight. The Top 10 represent 0.2% of the 5,000+ submissions. The docu-series will air on HBO in September.
Ashley has studied sketch and improv at the UCB and is trained in the Meisner Technique. She recently guest-starred IFC's Maron and you can catch her on the upcoming season on Comedy Central's Drunk History in September.
Ashley's twitter has also been featured on the Huffington Post's "18 Funny Women You Should Be Following on Twitter", and recently highlighted as Splitsider's Follow Friday. Her twitter has also been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Stavros Halkias recently moved to New York City, hoping to get on television and buy his mother a nice house. After dabbling with comedy in college, he started performing regularly in his hometown of Baltimore, where he was named New Comedian of the Year in 2012. Since then he’s toured clubs, colleges, and independent shows across the U.S., been featured on XM Satellite radio, and become a regular on Robert Kelly’s You Know What Dude podcast. Here’s a list of some the great comedians he’s had the opportunity to work with: Tom Papa, Dave Attell, and Tig Notaro. Here’s a list of people that don’t approve of his comedy career: Emmanuel Halkias, his father.
Nina Daniels is an LA based stand-up comedian, actor and content creator originally from Long Island, NY. Nina’s youtube video My Man Is a Jewmaican was featured on the front pages of both Funny or Die and Elizabeth Bank’s WhoHaHa.com. Nina TV appearances include Season 3 and 4 of IFC’s MARON, Showtime’s MASTER’S OF SEX and she can be seen in the Sundance Award winning film PARIAH. Nina is currently developing her own half hour comedy which she will star, write and produce. Every last Tuesday of the month you can find Nina at the Nerdmelt Showroom hosting one of LA’s hottest new shows Nina Daniels Presents: The Playground. Produced with Brianne Trosie (Producer Funny or Die).
Nina can be seen on some of your favorite alt stand-up shows including The Meltdown w/ Jonah and Kumail, The Super Serious Show, Hot Tub, The New Negroes, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, Comedy at the Knitting Factory among others. You can also see at comedy clubs across the country including the Hollywood Improv, Punch Line SF, Zannies, Caroline’s and many others.
The best free show in all of Manhattan continues it's run at Rockwood Music Hall! This is FRANTIC! hosted by Aaron Berg!