Hey™: An Evening with John Early and Kate Berlant

Kate Berlant

Based in Brooklyn, Kate Berlant performs across the country and was recently profiled in the New York Times. She was named as one of Comedy Central’s Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2013 and has performed in festivals such as the New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival. She was recently named by Splitsider as one of the Top 10 Up-And-Coming Comedians and was named by Time Out New York as one of the “Three Comics to Watch” in 2012. She was commissioned by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles to make work for their online channel and just completed an international tour opening for musician Father John Misty.

John Early

John Early is an actor, writer and comedian who has been described as "endearingly honest and absurdly funny" by The New York Times; "A cross between Dennis the Menace and Christopher Guest" by PAPER Magazine; and most impressively, "cute and young and blonde" by The Huffington Post. He'll be appearing soon in Neighbors 2 opposite Dave Franco, as well as the upcoming Netflix original series Love executive produced by Judd Apatow. Early recently created and starred in a comedy special for Netflix, playing a variety of original characters, and he'll be a guest star in season five of HBO's Girls. His previous credits include Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, Broad City, High Maintenance, Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, 30 Rock, and the indie features Fort Tilden (SXSW Grand Jury Prize) and Other People (selected to premiere as a Day One Film at Sundance in 2016). He also lent his voice to the upcoming HBO animated series Animals and was a writer on season 4 of truTV’s Billy on the Street.

Early is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He was named one of the Ten Best Comedians of 2015 by Time Out NY, 50 Comedians to Watch in 2015 by Vulture, and one of the Top Ten Downtown Cabaret Performers in New York by Time Out New York. John performs his solo show Literally Me (New York Times Critics' Pick) at Joe's Pub, a live sketch show Hey™ with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant, co-hosts a weekly stand up show at Cake Shop, and has been a part numerous comedy festivals including Just For Laughs, South by Southwest, Riot LA, Treasure Island Music Festival, and Festival Supreme.

photo: Jesse Untracht-Oakner

plus special guests Greg Johnson

Critically-praised NYC comedian and all around good guy.

Hamm Samwich

Hamm Samwich is an ex-successful drag rapper and current failed drag singer-songwriter whose album debut has been delayed indefinitely to accommodate her addiction to social media. She hosts “Hamm Radio” Karaoke every Sunday at This ’N That Bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn, and a Rupaul’s Drag Race commentary podcast entitled “Race Riot." She can be seen throughout the year at Ars Nova's "Showgasm," alongside John Early, with whom she has also performed at Joe's Pub and Union Hall. She is studying Music Technology at NYU.

photo: Oron Pejic


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