'LIAM McENEANEY: COMEDIAN' RELEASE PARTY
Christian Finnegan, VIP Guest: Jim Gaffigan, Todd Barry, Hannibal Buress, Liam McEneaney, Starlight Girls, The Summer Replacements
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
'LIAM McENEANEY: COMEDIAN' RELEASE PARTY
CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN - from his Comedy Central specials and albums, Chappelle's Show, and the hit TBS show "Are We There Yet?"
GILBERT GOTTFRIED - the comedy legend, from his appearances on the Comedy Central Roasts, the Howard Stern Radio Show, Walt disney's Aladdin, and many more.
JIM GAFFIGAN - from his many Comedy Central 1-hours specials, his top ten albums, and the his NY Times bestseller "Dad is Fat"
TODD BARRY - from his many Comedy Central specials and albums, Darren Aronofsky's "The Wrestler," and one of The AV Club's best albums of 2000-2010
LIAM McENEANEY - from Comedy Central, Showtime, Vh1's "Best Week Ever," and "Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!"
The Starlight Girls
The Summer Replacements
OCTOBER 1ST, ASpecialThing Records will release Liam McEneaney's debut album, "Comedian." Liam has appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime's "Caroline Rhea & Friends," and his concert film, "Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!" He's also made multiple appearances on top podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron, Keith & The Girl, Put Your Hands Together!, The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship, Myq Kaplan's Hang Out With Me, and many more.
ASpecialThingRecords is one of America's top comedy specialty labels, having released albums from Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Jen Kirkman, and the DVD of Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film! and the WTF With Marc Maron First 100 Episodes box set.
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian who is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of VH1's "Best Week Ever". "Chappelle's Show" fans will recognize him as 'Chad', the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch. And pinko Communists know Christian from his regular appearances on MSNBC's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann". Christian is a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in countless network interstitials, the shows "Premium Blend" and "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and in his own special, "Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan". Christian was also the host of TV Land's "Game Time" and has appeared on "The Today Show" and "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson".
VIP Guest: Jim Gaffigan
JIM GAFFIGAN has proven himself a major talent beloved to a wide range of audiences, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting, and writing.
His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today and his CDs and DVDs have reached platinum sales. Gaffigan has had an unprecedented number of appearances on late night's "Letterman" and "Conan." His writing and voice work on the animated series "Pale Force" for Conan led to nominations for both a Broadband Emmy and a Webby Award.
Gaffigan has had breakout guest appearances on many comedies and dramas ranging from HBO's cult hits "Flight of the Concords" and "Bored to Death" to dramatic roles in all three versions of "Law & Order".
In recent years, Gaffigan has also become a mainstay on the big screen with memorable roles in "Going the Distance", "Away We Go" and "It's Kind of a Funny Story." Gaffigan will next be seen alongside Jennifer Connolly, Ed Harris, Pierce Bronson, and Greg Kinnear in the highly anticipated film "Salvation Boulevard" which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.
Further broadening his career, Gaffigan stars in his first Broadway production, "That Championship Season". As part of the highly acclaimed play, Gaffigan appears in the ensemble alongside Chris Noth, Brian Cox, Jason Patric, and Kiefer Sutherland. The play premiered on March 6 and runs through May 29, 2011.
In the Fall of 2011, Gaffigan sold a sitcom that he will write and star in for the NBC network. He will be starting 2012 off with a 30 city national tour called Jim Gaffigan: The America Tour sponsored by Comedy Central.
New York City-based comedian and actor Todd Barry is widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s deli boss in 2009 Oscar winner The Wrestler, and renowned throughout the entertainment industry for his nuanced, measured, and thoroughly original approach to stand-up. Drawing audience members in with his deadpan self-deprecation and ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary.
Boasting multiple stand-up appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and two Comedy Central Presents specials, and his latest one hour Comedy Central special Super Crazy. Todd’s resume also includes such hit TV shows as Louie, Delocated, Bored to Death, Tim and Eric, Chappelle’s Show, Sex and the City, and even Sesame Street. Among his additional feature-film highlights are Todd Phillips’s Road Trip, Louis CK’s Pootie Tang, and Mitch Hedberg’s Los Enchiladas. You can see him soon at Sigourney Weaver's right hand man in Amy Heckerling's Vamps, and as Paul Rudd's co-worker in David Wain's Wanderlust. Internationally he has performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just For Laughs Festival, the Vancouver International Comedy Festival, and Kilkenny, Ireland’s Cat Laughs Festival.
Todd has been heard on both The Howard Stern Show and The Bob & Tom Show, and his albums Medium Energy, Falling Off the Bone, and From Heaven are available from Comedy Central Records, Amazon and iTunes. He has earned the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival’s Jury Award, praise from Ricky Gervais as one of the best comedians of 2009, and accolades from The Onion’s A.V. Club, which declared Medium Energy one of the best comedy albums of the decade.
Todd was the subject of a recent New York Times Arts section cover story, which referred to him as a “master of standup” and noted “when it comes to live performance, few comics are more consistently funny.”
In April 2013 the Todd Barry Podcast debuted. It reached #1 on the iT
“Comedy savants revere this Conan and Letterman veteran’s hushed, singsong sarcasm.” – Entertainment Weekly
“Piercing, blinding, slaying, violating wit.” – NPR
“Infuses his observational comedy with a wonderfully individual disdain.” – The Times of London
“He doesn't suffer fools, and fortunately for his comedy his definition of ‘fool’ doesn't discriminate.” – Pitchfork.com
“Acerbic wit, deadpan delivery and wickedly smart punchlines.” – Time Out New York
“Barry is so beautifully arid he is positively parched.” – London Evening Standard
“The success lies with the delivery, and in his ability to seamlessly merge ad-libbed material with his prepared schtick.” – The Age, Melbourne
"If Steven Wright, Mos Def and Dave Chappelle had a baby, that would be disgusting, but it would sound like Hannibal Buress. The funniest young comic I've seen in years." – Chris Rock
Chicago-bred New York-based stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress established himself as a master of "comedic jokes related to personal stories, current events, the streets, and even food" (yes, someone actually wrote and published that line) in ANIMAL FURNACE, his COMEDY CENTRAL original one-hour stand-up special that premiered May 20.
Hannibal Buress has appeared on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, CONAN and numerous other late night TV shows. He has also made prime time appearances on LOUIE and 30 ROCK, and is the co-host of the Adult Swim series THE ERIC ANDRE SHOW.
Buress has previously worked on the writing staffs of 30 ROCK and SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and released his debut album, MY NAME IS HANNIBAL, in 2010 on Stand Up! Records.
Though perpetually touring, Buress considers New York City, where he hosts a weekly Sunday comedy night at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory, to be his place of residence. He lives with zero pets and an XBOX 360, and has a cable package with the Starz network but never watches it.
Liam McEneaney is coming to The Bell House to record his second album, and his first with Comedy Dynamics. Liam is an international headliner who has appeared on Comedy Central, Vh1, IFC, and the Showtime special Caroline Rhea & Friends. He produced and starred in the comedy special Tell Your Friends! The Concert Film!, alongside Reggie Watts, Kurt Braunohler & Kristen Schaal, Christian Finnegan, and others. His critically-acclaimed debut album, Comedian, debuted atop the iTunes and Amazon comedy charts.
In addition, he has been heard on many of the top podcasts, including multiple appearances on WTF with Marc Maron, The Todd Barry Podcast, and Keith and the Girl, among many others.
Liam has been written up by, profiled in, and praised by The Wall Street Journal, Time Out New York, The Onion’s “AV Club,” HitFix, The New York Post, The Queens Chronicle, and NPR’s , among many, many others. His record release party, which was held here at the Bell House, was written up in Cindy Adams’ legendary column for Page Six.
FURTHER PRAISE FOR LIAM McENEANEY:
LEWIS BLACK: "I have worked with Liam and done his podcast and I can tell you he is funny and smart and off kilter in the best possible way. He gets it. And he's not an asshole."
EDDIE PEPITONE: "Liam McEneaney is one of the great deadpan wits that I know. Funny guy who continues to keep me laughing and that's hard to do if you know me."
OPHIRA EISENBERG: "One of the things I love about Liam's act is that he takes a subject and articulates all things about it that I'm thinking - but he spins them into comedy gold... super funny - always happy to see him take the stage as I know it's going to be quality."
HITFIX: “It's the first time I've ever seen him (McEneaney), and it's a good riff. It's personal and it's funny and it's broad, a perfect example of what I think the best comics these days do.“
THREE WEEKS MAGAZINE (Edinburgh, Scotland): “Liam McEneaney, is an experienced comic cast in a similar mould to Kevin Smith: American, geeky and very funny. The material is simple, focusing mostly on his childhood, his relationships and therapy with 'Death of a Salesman', but his take and delivery are exquisite… the show is seriously funny. Not quite a celebrity yet, but if he gets the audiences I can't wait to see his name in lights”
$10 adv / $12 dos