The Stand NYC Presents Frantic! FREE Show Hosted By Aaron Berg!
Gary Gulman, Michael Kosta, Sean Patton, Matthew Broussard, Yedoye Travis, Allie Mae, Chike Robinson, Anjelica Scannura
185 Orchard St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 10:00 PM / Show 10:30 PM
This event is 16 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.
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.”
Michael Kosta is a stand-up comedian who was most recently seen on Fox Sports 1’s flagship series, Crowd Goes Wild. Kosta and Regis Philbin lead a panel of sports experts in a lighthearted look at the daily happenings in the world of sports. After 176 live episodes the show got canceled because Regis didn't know shit. Some of Michael's successful segments were “This Week in Punting,” “Stupid Sports Stuff You Can Actually Buy Online,” and “On This Date in Sports History”.
Kosta started out as an athlete; he is quick to point out that he was once-ranked number 864 in the world in professional tennis and earned over $11,000 on tour. Don't laugh, that's $11,000 more than you made as a pro athlete.
Kosta gained attention as a comedian when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen. He quickly relocated to Los Angeles where he began his television career; he made regular appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno & Chelsea Lately before both those hosts drowned in their money and ended their shows. He has performed on Conan, @Midnight and also starred in his own comedy special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta. As a host, Michael acted as a know-it-all correspondent for E!’s spinoff of The Soup, entitled The Soup Investigates, and was recently seen guest hosting the hit G4 series, Attack of The Show; that stint ended after Kosta caused the show as well as the network to be cancelled (the media says that the network was being reformatted, but we know better).
His other TV credits include TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents, Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy and Michael also hosted the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards’ Backstage Live show.
Kosta has also shot pilots with MTV, NBC, E! and developed a late night talk show with Comedy Central and recently developed his own scripted pilot based on his life, produced by Fox. All of those projects were colossal failures.
In the sports world, Kosta hosted Fox Sports Network’s CCHA All Access, a hockey show in Detroit, for which he won two “Michigan Emmys” as performer/host. Those are like regular Emmys, but smaller and a lot less prestigious. He is also the author of a book titled “101 Tips for Winning More Tennis Matches” which earns him quarterly royalty checks of around $110.
Michael lives in Los Angeles where he hopes to someday become famous and forget the little people. You should sleep with him.
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.
Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and, in 2012, winner of Houston's Funniest Person, Matthew Broussard is not exactly sure where he's from. Matthew earned a degree in Applied Mathematics and a job as a financial analyst before moving to West Hollywood to pursue stand-up comedy full time. His brand of playful, witty humor covers topics from physics & grammar to the hardships of looking like an 80s movie villain. Aside from his popular webcomic, mondaypunday.com, he can be seen on The League, The Mindy Project, Conan, Roast Battle, and has his own Half Hour Special on Comedy Central. But his Cajun father and Jewish mother still really want him to take the GMAT.
Yedoye Travis is a comedian from Atlanta, currently based in New York. He has performed at the Hell Yes and Bridgetown Comedy festivals and has appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the fourth season of Hulu's Coming to the Stage and co-hosts the Rent Party podcast, which is recorded live every third Wednesday of the month at Union Hall.
Chike Robinson is a 24-year-old stand-up comedian from Flint, Michigan with fresh material that is for everybody. Refusing to use heavy profanity in his act has paid off thus allowing Chike to perform at charity events for organizations such as Big Brother Big Sisters as well as for many Youth Poetry Groups. Chike has even performed live at The Legendary ShowTime at The Apollo! Performing in Comedy clubs, theaters, church's and even colleges, while taking his brand of comedy from Michigan all the way to NYC. He also had the chance to Open for Def Jam Comedy Legend and host Joe Torry!
Anjelica Rose Scannura was born in Toronto, Ontario and is of Maltese and Irish ancestry. The vivacious beauty with green eyes began dancing at the age of four and has studied many forms of dance such as ballet, Irish dancing, flamenco and bellydance. Her determination, talent and persistence has led her to become an award-winning choreographer and she has travelled to Spain, Malta, Ireland, Jordan, the United States, Mexico and The Caribbean performing solo as well as with her family owned dance company Ritmo Flamenco. She has also won International dance competitions such as Bellydancer of the Universe and premiered work at the Madrid Choreographic Competition and performed with the Canadian Opera Company.
A graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts, Anjelica was thrown into stage productions and plays where she was able to gain experience in acting. Booking her first commercials at the age of 17 (Swiss Chalet & Scotiabank), she began serious studies in acting is constantly training with influential coaches such as Lewis Baumander, Bruce Clayton, Matthew Harrison, Shawn Lawrence, Catherine McNally, Al Bernstein among others. Anjelica loves the comedic and improvisational side of acting and is currently performing Stand-Up comedy in various clubs in Toronto and surrounding areas.
Anjelica has appeared on film, the small screen and music videos in a diverse range of styles. In "Camp Rock" (Disney) she acted opposite Joe Jonas, appeared on "Overruled" (Family Channel) and was assistant choreographer for "How to be Indie". She enjoyed working with Canadian director Reginald Harkema in her supporting role in the TIFF film Manson, My Name is Evil alongside Sarah Gadon. She starred in the 2015 CBC movie "Flamenco" which won the So You Think You Can Pitch award at the ReelAsian Film Festival two years prior. She also recently appeared on "Satisfaction" (CTV), "Exhibitionists" (CBC), and "Rogue" (The Movie Network) alongside Cole Hauser.
The best free show in all of Manhattan continues it's run at Rockwood Music Hall! This is FRANTIC! hosted by Aaron Berg!