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
Critically acclaimed lyricist, producer, writer, director, cinematographer and all around consummate entertainer- Jean Grae has been challenging the boundaries of artistry since her debut in 1996. Whether creating music with imaginative narratives that immerse the listener in a dark world of Grae’s design, or spilling her most personal stories of love and life experiences, she always delivers an honest performance that strikes the most vulnerable parts of her audience and keeps them wondering, “what will she do next?”
Well into an almost 20 year long career that maintains not only relevancy, but continues to push the envelope of perception, marketing and branding. Grae has worked alongside Mos Def, Talib Kweli, The Roots, Pharoahe Monch, and a list that this very small bio cannot contain. Sorry, bio.
Grae recently made her directorial debut and created her company, “KAGD.” With videos for The Hellpit Faeries, Talib Kweli and herself under her belt, she created “Life With Jeannie” a half hour sitcom, written, directed by and starring Grae. “Life With Jeannie” premiered on 12/25 on JeanGraetv.com and Grae’s latest releases: Gotham Down cycles 1-3 is available on JeanGrae.bandcamp.com