The Rejection Show Valentine's Day Heartbreak Haven
Lizz Winstead, Dave Hill: The One Man Heat-Bringing Machine, Sara Benincasa, Mandy Stadtmiller, Eliot Glazer, Elna Baker, Adam Wade, Katina Corrao, Ted Travelstead, Tom Shillue, Jordan Carlos, Bridey Elliott, Giulia Rozzi, Liam McEneaney, Blaise Kearsley, The Defibulators, Colleen AF Venable, pie by the slice by Daly Pie!
622 Degraw st.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
The Rejection Show Valentine's Day Heartbreak Haven
The cult-favorite live comedy series, The Rejection Show is back with it's "Super Bowl" of Rejection Shows, celebrating Valentine's Day with an evening of its best breakup, heartbreak, and love related performances/stories from shows past, present, and future --blending into an evening of love songs, live music, and a party.
If you're single, feeling alone, rejected, don't have a date or simply don't like traditional Valentine's Day routines then Littlefield is the place to be on Valentine's Day 2014!
Don't feel left out happy couples. ALL ARE WELCOME to party and see some hilariously heartbreaking performances. "Find someone to french!"
Featuring FAST, FUN, HEARTBREAKING performances from NYC's top comedians, storytellers and writers:
Hosted by Jon Friedman
Sean Crespo & Carol Hartsell
Chelsea White & Jeff Cerulli
Plus LIVE MUSIC from Summer & Eve and Paper Anniversary
As co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show and Air America Radio co-founder, LIZZ WINSTEAD is one of the top political satirists in America. As a performer, LIZZ brought her political wit to The Daily Show as a Correspondent and later to the radio waves co-hosting Unfiltered, Air America Radio’s mid morning show, where she brought on board Hip Hop legend CHUCK D and political big brain RACHEL MADDOW. LIZZ’S talents as a comedian and media visionary have been recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly’s 100 most Creative People issue and has brought numerous television appearances, including Comedy Central Presents and as a regular contributor for MSNBC’s “The Ed Show” and “The Joy Behar Show.” Most recently, Lizz wrote and produced an independent pilot of her Off-Broadway hit, “WAKE UP WORLD, a show Rachel Maddow called, “The funniest thing I have seen in years.”
Dave Hill: The One Man Heat-Bringing Machine
Dave Hill is a writer, performer, musician, actor, comedy-type person, artist, and thinking man living in the Big City, New York to be exact. He has written for the New York Times, Salon, HBO, Blender, The Huffington Post, and so much more. He stared in the show “King of Miami” on the MOJO network, and has also appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, and Cartoon Network. Dave hosts the hit show The Dave Hill Explosion at UCB Theater, and is also a member of rockin' bands like Valley Lodge, Children of the Unicorn and his most recent outfit, Diamond Snake.
Sara Benincasa is an award-winning comedian, writer and host of the popular podcast, Sex and Other Human Activities. Her outspoken, sexually-charged comedy has won praise from the Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Guardian, and The New York Times, and has earned her an ECNY Award and a Webby nomination. Sara is currently working on Agorafabulous for William Morrow (a division of Harper Collins), a book based on her critically acclaimed solo show about panic attacks and agoraphobia. Sara’s television appearances include NBC's Today Show, the CBS Early Show, CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, MTV News, and CUNY-TV’s "Brian Lehrer Live."
Photo: Mindy Tucker
Mandy Stadtmiller is an entertainment writer and comedian who was once named Funniest Reporter in New York, placed in the semi-finals of the Funniest Stand-Up in New York, created a “Sex and the City”-style dating column that became a Gawker.com sensation, and today she ranks as one of the Top 200 Most Influential Print Reporters, according to Mediaite.com. A frequent contributor to the gossip pages of Page Six, she has been described as “funny and sexy” by Punchline Magazine, Mediabistro.com calls her a “longtime favorite of ours.” Stadtmiller has contributed to The New York Post, Playgirl, The LA Times, and Comedy Central as a featured comedian blogger. Her TV appearances include “The Insider,” “Howard Stern TV,” “The Joy Behar Show,” “Good Day New York,” and VH1′s “Rockumentaries”.
Eliot Glazer is a writer and comedian who has trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade since January 2007 under Will Hines, Charlie Todd, Joe Wengert, and Bobby Moynihan. With his sister Ilana, Eliot co-produces the High School Talent Show. Additionally, Eliot is an editor at Urlesque.com], and the creator of My Parents Were Awesome [myparentswereawesome.com], while is available in book-form on Amazon and in Barnes & Noble.
Elna Baker is a New York-based writer, actress, and comedian, and host of the wildly popular variety show--The Talent Show. She has performed with The Moth, on This American Life, Studio 360, Radiolab, BBC Radio 4, at the Upright Citizens Brigade, The PIT, The Magnet and at many other comedy clubs throughout New York City. Her show, "If You See Something, Say Something", premiered at the NY Fringe Festival and under the direction of her mentor Elizabeth Swados, she also created "Mexican-Morman" (La Mama Etc.), and "A Book of Over-Dramatic Confessions." She’s written for ELLE Magazine, Glamour, Five Dials and The Onion. Elna has also appeared in The New Yorker…or a really bad picture of her did, but hey, that counts. In 2007 and 2008 Elna was awarded residencies at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony, and most recently, her book "The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance" was published by Penguin.
Adam has been performing in New York City for the past ten years. He is a record SEVENTEEN-time StorySlam Champion at The Moth ("New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by The Wall Street Journal), and a TWO-time GrandSLAM Champion (2006, 2009). He's also been featured on The Moth's Podcast. Adam has also served as the warm-up comedian for COMEDY CENTRAL's Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn, and for CNBC's John McEnroe Show.
Photo: Benjamin Cromie
KATINA CORRAO is an actress, comedian, and writer living in NYC. She just finished a dream job writing questions for The Newlywed Game and warming up The Jenny McCarthy Show! You may have seen Katina on Comedy Central, OWN, HBO, College Humor, Barely Political (with the Key of Awesome), Late Night Republic, and on VH1‘s Big Morning Buzz Live and Best Night Ever. She’s been nominated for an ECNY for Best Female Comedian and has appeared in numerous web series including Jack In A Box (Winner of Best Web Series at the 2010 NYTF) and Kid Farm! on ComedyCentral.com. She has an award-winning series of her own called The Good Neighbor Minute, which explores Katina’s desire to be the nosey neighbor in a sit-com. She has been featured in Time Out New York, Reader’s Digest, Broadway World, and in New York Magazine’s Vulture section. She loves seltzer water with lots of ice and is literally the only comedian in New York City (and probably Los Angeles) who is writing a sit-com pilot starring herself.
Ted Travelstead is an actor and writer for Vanity Fair. He is a co-author of "Sex: Our Bodies, Our Junk." He has written for VH1 and been published in Esquire, Radar,Premiere, Maxim, McSweeney’s, and Women's Health.
Time Out New York called Tom "Professionally Clever," and the title fits. He is "One of the finest comics working the NY clubs today," and has gained a world-wide following with his highly praised Comedy Central Special and his top-selling CD, Overconfident. He recently performed his one-man show "Supernormal" at The Green Room, in which Time Out NY said he "really [shone] as a performer and a wit." The New York Times called him "Inspired," and the New York Post said, simply, "Brilliant." Backstage named him the Top New York Comic, saying "There isn't anything Shillue can't do", and fans on the Comedy Central website voted Tom one of the top ten comedians in the country in their annual showdown.
A product of a 'Huxtable-like' upbringing, Jordan Carlos, is a
Brooklyn-based stand up comic brought up on the mean streets of suburban North Dallas where he was the only black kid in class and at all the Bar Mitzvahs. He’s appeared most notably as Stephen Colbert’s black friend “Alan” on the Colbert Report, and performed his stand up on Comedy Central’sLive at Gotham,” The Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy, and various New York Comedy Festivals. “
Bridey Elliott is an actress, comedian, and playwright living in New York City. She has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Late Show with David Letterman. Bridey has also performed comedy with her sister Abby Elliott.
Giulia Rozzi is a NYC based comedian, actress and writer that was raised in Boston by two adorable Italian immigrants. she was a Boston Comedy Festival finalist, one of The Friskys "Top 15 Comediennes You Should Be Laughing At" and twice nominated for ECNY Best Female Stand Up. She's appeared on MTV, Vh1, Italian Mtv, CNN, Late Night Republic, Jimmy Kimmel, and in the independent film 'Party Like It's A Verb'. She is also co-host of the highly acclaimed sex-themed storytelling show Stripped Stories. Her first album "A Very Pretty Name" debuted in Aug 2010 on iTunes & Amazon. Photo: Francine Daveta
Liam McEneaney has been a professional comedian for the past seven years. Starting on the Lower East side open mic scene, he has since gone on to be the head writer for the Humor Network, has written for the monthly comedy magazine Jest, and Sheek, a women's magazine in Australia. Liam has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, and is a regular panelist on VH1's "Best Week Ever." He was called "One of Ten Stand Out Stand Ups Worth Watching" in BackStage magazine, and has gotten write-ups in Time Out NY and the Irish Echo.
Photo: Mindy Tucker
Blaise Allysen Kearsley is a writer, artist, storyteller, and the
creator, producer and host of How I Learned, and she also does some other stuff, too. She's read or told stories for The Story Collider, Steamboat, Mortified, Cringe, Literary Death Match andIn The Flesh and has also appeared at P.S. 122, Lolita and Bowery Poetry Club. She was recently awarded a writing fellowship in Vermont where, among other things, she got electrocuted and maybe almost killed a horse.
Likened to watching “Hee-Haw on mescaline”, The Defibulators wield an arsenal of guitars, banjos, fiddles, and junkyard percussion, with relentless energy and virtuosity. The Defibulators jump-start new life into vintage country music and deliver a unique sound that’s anything but old timey. Razor sharp harmonies by Bug Jennings and Erin Bru, along with dark and surreal lyrics, illuminate songs that are gritty and witty; spinning tales of deception, debauchery, depleted bank accounts, fanaticism, vintage firearms, biological anomalies, airline intoxication, and animal ennui.
Colleen AF Venable
Colleen AF Venable is a graphic novel and YA author who's books include HAMSTER AND CHEESE, FISH YOU WERE HERE, and the upcoming KISS NUMBER EIGHT. She's written sketch shows for the Upright Citizen's Brigade theater, was co-host of Fluff Radio Review, and is co-creator of the internationally celebrated Lumberjack Day (lumberjackdaydotcomwastaken.com). She lives in Brooklyn, but can also be found in the pages of the latest RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT for her internet-famous connect-the-dots tattoo. An obsessive diary keeper and former horrible person (as evidenced by said diaries), Colleen hopes to one day grow enough sense to burn them all...but til then she'll share some of them with you.
pie by the slice by Daly Pie!
One lucky winner will receive a free Valentine's Day pie from Brookly's own Daly Pie! Slices will also be available for purchase before the show. // Daly Pie is owned and operated by Meghan Daly. Meghan grew up in the green mountains of Vermont, where she honed her baking skills with her Mom in the family kitchen. A long-time resident of Brooklyn, Meghan is excited to bring her classic yet unique Pies to the greater New York City Area and more importantly to your mouth. Get your pie fix @dalypies or www.facebook.com/mydalypie
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