How Was Your Week Live with Julie Klausner and Ted Leo
Julie Klausner, Ted Leo, A.C. Newman, Jean Grae
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 8:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
How Was Your Week Live
It's always a magical occurrence when a podcast you enjoy, one day, Pinocchio-like, becomes a real, live event. Join How Was Your Week? host Julie Klausner, house band leader Ted Leo, and some very special guests for what is sure to be another excellent evening of music, and big stage realness!
Julie Klausner is a writer, actor, comedian, podcaster and author.
She created the Hulu series “Difficult People,” produced by Amy Poehler and starring Klausner and Billy Eichner.
Her podcast, How Was Your Week, was recently called “one of the few essential podcasts” by the New York Times.
She is head writer and Co-EP of Funny or Die Presents: Billy on the Street. She’s also written for Mulaney, Best Week Ever, The Big Gay Sketch Show, The Triumph and Jack Show and many other comedy specials and pilots.
She wrote a YA Novel called Art Girls Are Easy, and a a memoir called I Don’t Care About Your Band.
Julie was, at one point, steadily employed by Vulture.com, which showcased her Real Housewives recaps and original videos in addition to lots of her other pop culture writing.
Julie does a lot of comedy, variety and cabaret shows in New York City, where she lives with her tuxedo cat, Jimmy Jazz.
Ted Leo came to indie fame in the late-'80s New York hardcore scene by playing with Citizen's Arrest and Animal Crackers. He then moved to Washington, D.C. where he founded Chisel, a mod/punk outfit that you should already know about. When they disbanded, Ted headed up north to New York City and started playing as Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and eventually signed with Matador Records. He released his first record with them, The Brutalist Bricks, in 2010.
"A.C. Newman pens melodies that seem to have spring from the collective unconscious and then encases them in bright, lush power-pop arrangements." —Rolling Stone. What can we say? A.C. Newman one of our favorite musicians. You may know him from his outstanding solo albums, Get Guilty and The Slow Wonder, or as the frontman for The New Pornographers. You can't beat that. Photo: Caleb Beyers
Jean Grae is a multihyphenate artist whose work integrates music, comedy, and visual media. In addition to musical collaborations with The Roots, Talib Kweli, and Robert Glasper, the critically acclaimed performer, director, soundtrack composer, and writer has released nearly two dozen self-produced and engineered independent albums; her work is even archived in The Yale Anthology of Rap and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Culture.
Grae has been Keynote Speaker at Hip-Hop Week Montreal and lecturer at such institutions as Yale, Princeton, Columbia and the Kennedy Performing Arts Center. Additional appearances include NPR, 2 Broke Girls, Comedy Central, MSNBC, Vice, BET’s Hip Hop Awards, hit podcast Welcome to Night Vale and the Deadpool comic book, where she punched the titular antihero in the face.
Currently channeling her broad skill set and envelope-pushing experiences into genre-bending live ventures Church of the Infinite You, Dubbled Over and The Show Show, Grae continues defying boundaries and delivering funny, moving, inspirational experiences to audiences via earbuds, the stage, and screens both big and small.