Friends Who Folk

Friends Who Folk

Comedic folk duo Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley) host an evening of comedy, folk, and friendship, with help from some beautiful guests!

Part concert, part variety show, part seance, all deranged, Friends Who Folk & Friends invites audiences to explore the power of music - its ability to transform, numb, and alienate. We are friends and we love to folk.

Rachel Wenitsky

Rachel Wenitsky is a writer and actor in NYC. She is the deputy editor at Reductress, as well as a writer and co-host of the Reductress podcast Mouth Time! She is also the head writer of The Story Pirates Podcast on Gimlet media. In April 2018 she guest wrote on two episodes of Saturday Night Live.

As a performer, she is one half of the musical comedy duo Friends Who Folk (The New Yorker Shorts & Murmurs). They perform all over the city and are in the process of producing their first EP. She is also a voice actor and singer on The Story Pirates Podcast and a member of the musical group Pop Roulette (Comedy Central Comics to Watch).

Rachel has been on *TeLiViSiOn* on The Good Fight and Elementary, and most recently shot a role in the upcoming film Luce, starring Naomi Watts.

She has a BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and also trained in sketch and improv at UCB if that's something you're into!

Ned Riseley

Ned Riseley is a performer and writer. Acting credits include the Broadway revival of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation and premieres of the musicals Poster Boy and Unknown Soldier at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He is one half of the comedy duo Friends Who Folk, which Paste Magazine called "a crazy insanely madly unbelievably inconceivably unthinkably good faux-folk band." Their #content has been featured in The New Yorker, Splitsider, Paste, and Glamour, and they have performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Caroline's, Club Cumming, and Union Hall.

$8 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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