Bringing It Home: Comedy Showcase hosted by Aikido Sticatto
Aikido Sticatto, Josh Gondelman, Kareem Green, Kenny Ortega, Amanda Moore, Adam Garland
622 Degraw st.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Aikido Sticatto is a newcomer who is quickly rising through the comedy ranks. Growing up bi-racial in Brooklyn made life interesting. Living in Coney Island, Flatbush, and Bensonhurst helped him develop a sense of humor all can relate to. He has performed at Stand-Up N.Y., Broadway Comedy Club, Eastville Comedy Club and Comedy Cellar. Aikido is also the creator of the cartoon series "On the Couch" which is set to air on cable television this September. His last show in his hometown of Brooklyn was a success and this one promises to be bigger and better. Come share in his amazingly funny story-telling and observations about the people, places and things That he has come across.
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and a pretty good guy, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. Josh’s comedy touches on topics from rainbows to gangsta rap and makes them all equally hilarious thanks to his terrific writing and performing. In 2010, Josh traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, where he turned heads and captured first prize! Since then he has become an in-demand performer on a national scale. He has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and SF Sketchfest. Josh’s grandmother was especially thrilled to see him on television on G4?s “Attack of the Show” and MavTV’s “Rooftop on the Road.” His first CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
As a three-time champion at Showtime at the Apollo, Kareem Green is a multi-faceted entertainer and comedian whose talents include stand-up, Improv, acting and writing. Kareem’s relatable comedic style has earned him television appearances on BET Comic View and TV-One’s Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes. Kareem has worked with Tracy Morgan, Bill Bellamy and Bill Burr. Kareem shares a wittiness that keeps audiences in stitches throughout the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean Islands about his experiences in foster care, fresh air fund, dating and having an extremely unsuccessful criminal career. As well as being an accomplished comedian, Kareem is a skilled actor and has had key roles in the independent films Gold Digger Killer, Holla If I Kill You and Comedy In The Hood. His headliner appearances at colleges and comedy clubs prove Kareem is soon to be a household name. Kareem has been featured at New York’s top comedy clubs, including Carolines on Broadway, Standup New York, Gotham Comedy Club and the Comic Strip. He has received national recognition in nationwide comedy competitions such as Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots and The Salem Orb Contest. And in 2009, Kareem was crowned Winner of the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and the top finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity. Kareem Green is, by far, a rising star!
Born and raised in New York's Spanish Harlem, Kenny has many talents among those talents is the ability to make people laugh. He has been making people laugh for many years now. It's been a great ride so far, especially since traveling is part of the deal. Kenny has performed along side some of the great like Robin William, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, just to name a few. You can also listen to Kenny every Wednesday 4pm-6pm eastern time on One2Quatro's BackStage Live on www.UrbanLatinoRadio.com
Another one of Kenny Ortega many talents is Tattooing.
Amanda Moore performs at clubs around the city including Eastville comedy club and The Stand. Her edgy and witty comedy will have you crying in your seat while asking yourself "Did she just say that?" You could follow her on twitter but she doesn't really ever say anything important @