The Jukebox: Anniversary Show
Baratunde Thurston, Craig Rowin, Beth Stelling, Jamie Lee, Live Karaoke by Bunnie England and The New Originals
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Jukebox: Anniversary Show
Hosted by Steve(s) Heisler & Jacobs and Margaret Lyons
At New York’s only monthly singalong comedy show (we hope), entertainers of all stripes gather to steep karaoke into Union Hall like a delicious, soothing tea. Each performs a piece inspired by a song—be it a story, stand-up, sketch, or something in-between—after which they karaoke their hearts out to said song. It scratches the collective comedy/storytelling/singing in public itch, while simultaneously fulfilling the co-hosts' desire to make karaoke part of everyone's life, whether they like it or not.
Baratunde Thurston is the CEO, co-founder, and hashtagger-in-chief of Cultivated Wit He wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black and served for five years as director of digital for the satirical news outlet, The Onion. When he's not delivering keynote talks at gatherings such as SXSW Interactive, LeWeb, and Personal Democracy Forum, he writes the monthly back page column for Fast Company and contributes to the MIT Media Lab as a director's fellow. He co-founded the black political blog, Jack and Jill Politics, has advised the Obama White House, has more than 10 years experience in standup comedy, and more than 30 years experience being black. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
LA Weekly named Stelling #2 on a list of “12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013.” Patton Oswalt also just listed Beth as one of his favorite up-and-coming comics during his AMA on Reddit. She was a New Face of Comedy at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and will be returning to the fest this year. A few months after arriving in LA, Stelling made her standup television debut on TBS’s Conan. Conan announced the release of her debut comedy album, Sweet Beth, on Rooftop Comedy’s record label. Her second appearance was on TV Guide Network’s Stand-up In Stilettos with Kate Flannery. Beth was deemed “Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter” by Huffington Post. Nerdist.com has been a big supporter of Beth, including her in their “Four Funny Female Comedians You Need to Know” alongside Shelby Fero, Tig Notaro and Ali Wong. Beth can be heard on Chris Hardwick’s annual podcast Stand-up Cluster 2013 and with Pete Holmes on his podcast “You Made It Weird” #134.
Named one of the "Top Five Comedians Who Should Be Movie Stars" by Nerve.com and one of the "Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter" by Huffington Post, Jamie Lee is an unstoppable force in the funny biz. Lee was a semi-finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing," co-hosted the first annual Critics Choice Awards for Vh1.com and continues to appear on Vh1 talking head shows such as "Undateable" and "Greatest Songs of the 00s." She recently joined the cast of TruTV's "World's Dumbest" and performed stand-up on TV Guide's all-female comedy series "Stand Up in Stilettos." Lee writes for television, as well. She wrote on Rob Dyrdek's MTV series "Ridiculousness" and is currently writing on "The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes," a new pilot for TBS produced by Conan O'Brien. Lee's acting experience ranges from national commercials to web series to feature film. "Kid Farm," a parody of TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" that Lee created with Front Page Films, was featured on HuffingtonPost.com, ComedyCentral.com and BestWeekEver.tv - not to mention tweeted with praise by acclaimed screen writer Diablo Cody. It is now an original series on Comedy Central's Atom.com. Lastly, Lee maintains a hilarious blog called old-kids.com.
$10 adv / $12 dos