Damien Lemon, Ari Shaffir, Pete Lee, Christian Finnegan, Paul Chowdhry, Vladimir Caamano, Luis J. Gomez, and More!
239 3rd Ave
New York, NY, 10003
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Damien Lemon's comedy career began from his seat in the back of public school classrooms and continued at his college alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he fine tuned his ability to make people laugh until they choke.
On stage, his material comes from everywhere and nowhere, from fornicating politicians driving up sex prices to the "Stop BCC'N!" campaign, and is delivered with a flair that can be best described as an all-inclusive bug-out session.
Damien is a regular cast member on the hit MTV2 shows Guy Code and Guy Court, and makes appearances on Charlemagne and Friends. He was also featured on Hip Hop Squares and Russell Simmons: The Ruckus on Comedy Central.
Stand-up comedian and actor Ari Shaffir describes his comedy as a puppet show, but way filthier and without the puppets. He grew up orthodox Jewish, spent 2 years in a yeshiva in Israel, and came back to America to lose his religion and become a comic. Now with two hour standup specials and his own late-night TV series coming up, Ari is a "gifted comic unyielding in his art," becoming "a real force to be reckoned with" (LA Weekly).
Ari's second hour standup special Paid Regular premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His first hour special, Passive Aggressive, premiered on Chill.com in 2013 and premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. His standup album Revenge for the Holocaust was released in 2012 and went to number 1 on iTunes and amazon.com the week of its premiere. Ari's weekly story-telling series This Is Not Happening premiered on Comedy Central in 2015. The show, which originally debuted as a web series on CC.com, features Shaffir and his comedian friends telling hilarious and true stories in front of a live audience at LA's most distinguished gentlemen's club, Cheetahs. Season 2 of This Is Not Happening will premiere in 2016 and it was recently picked up for a third season on Comedy Central.
In addition to his TV and standup projects, Ari also hosts the wildly popular podcast The Skeptic Tank, a weekly interview show where he chats with everyone from parents to comedians to prostitutes "to help better understand humanity and also to make fart jokes." The podcast is consistently among the top-rated podcasts on iTunes and averages over 100,000 downloads per week.
Ari is a regular panel guest on the popular TV series @midnight and has appeared on Comedy Underground with Dave Attell, both on Comedy Central. He has also been featured on Showtime's The Green Room with Paul Provenza, Comedy Central's Brody Stevens: Enjoy It, and HBO's Down & Dirty with Jim Norton, and he appeared alongside Rob Schneider and Adrian Brody in the film InAPPropriate Comedy. He performs standup to sold out crowds nationwide and has been featured at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, SXSW, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival.
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Pete Lee might be the nicest person in New York City, but that’s because it’s impossible to sound aggressive with a Wisconsin accent. Pete was raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, which is probably why he pursued a career in entertainment.
In 2005, Pete flew to New York to make his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. That same night, he met his future wife, and she made him move to Manhattan. Soon after moving to NYC, he was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. In 2008 Pete made his network television debut performing on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist. That same year, he made his television acting debut on the CBS Soap Opera As The World Turns, lasting two episodes! At the end of 2008 he then shot his own Comedy Central half Hour Special, which earned him a “cult” following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform over the next four years at 500 colleges across the country.
In 2010 Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. His web shows attracted the attention of television talent scouts and in 2012 he was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. In 2013, Pete was hired as a cast member on VH1’s Best Week Ever, which debuted in January.
If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes stuff.
Christian is perhaps best known as one of the original panelists on VH1's "Best Week Ever" and as Chad, the only white roommate in the infamous "Mad Real World" sketch of "Chappelle's Show". He can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom "Are We There Yet?" and in Spring 2014 he can be seen on VH1′s "I Love the 2000′s". He's also co-host of Zest TV's travel show, "CustomNATION".
Over the past decade, Christian has been a fixture on Comedy Central, having starred in his own one hour stand up special "Au Contraire!", as well as "Comedy Central Presents", "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn" and countless network interstitials. He's also appeared on "Conan", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "Good Afternoon America" and "The Today Show".
Christian's latest comedy special, "The Fun Part" was released on Netflix in April 2014. It's available on iTunes and Amazon, along with his first two albums, "Two for Flinching" and "Au Contraire!".
Christian also hosts a music geek podcast called "Audio Spackle" for Cave Comedy Radio. It can be found on iTunes.
When he's not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his wife, author Kambri Crews, and their faithful pooch Griswold.
With the name "Vladimir," few people expect a Dominican from The Bronx to take the stage. His comedic style is the fruit of an immigrant Dominican family living in the cultural mecca that is New York City and is described as an elegant combination of urban grit and intellect. He began polishing his wit in the concrete jungles of The Bronx and Washington Heights and after graduating from Wesleyan University launched into Standup Comedy.
He is an NBC Standup for Diversity Finalist and has been featured on "Gotham Comedy Live" on AXS.TV, Standup 360, ComedyTime and NUVO TV's "Standup and Deliver". Vladimir tours nationally and is a regular in the New York scene performing at the Gotham Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, HA Comedy Club and the Comic Strip Live. He is also a Diversity Scholarship Winner at The People's Improv Theater where he is also taking writing courses. Whether discussing his grandfather who fathered 43 kids, traveling to college without luggage, or mimicking his parents struggle to pronounce his name, you will enjoy watching this comedian weave a hilarious fabric of truth and absurdity.
Luis J. Gomez
Luis J. Gomez is a stand up comedian, actor, and radio personality based out of New York City. He’s been featured on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live”, and MTV2’s “Guy Code”. Luis currently hosts “The Countdown” on Sirius XM’s RUSH channel 93 alongside UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping and has made regular appearances on The Bennington Show, The Anthony Cumia Show, and UFC Unfiltered. Recently, Luis performed at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal and was named a “breakout performer” by Time Out NY. Luis also hosts the wildly popular Legion of Skanks Podcast with his best friends and fellow comedians Big Jay Oakerson and Dave Smith.
Paul Chowdhry is undoubtedly a comedy force of rich talent; he is a London born comedian, actor and prolific name in the Stand Up comedy world.
Paul Chowdhry is playing a cameo role in Vinnie Jones’s new Hollywood movie ‘Method of the Madness’, which is the directorial debut of Jason Mews.
Paul was the face of the TV Sony Xperia mobile phone advert, alongside his parents.
In October 2016, Paul took part in series three of Taskmaster on the Dave channel, alongside Greg Davis & Al Murray amongst others.
Paul has also achieved two headline act slots on BBC2’s Live at the Apollo and performed the holy grail of stand up comedy rooms for four consecutive years at the O2 Arena as part of Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital where he appeared alongside Lee Evans and Michael McIntyre. Holding many TV appearances on such shows as Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats and Very British Problems, ITV’s Celebrity Squares to name a few, Paul’s most recent television appearance saw him host the final series of Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week.
Having started stand up comedy on London’s small circuits, Paul Chowdhry has built an incredibly strong audience achieving two national tours to date. The first of which, What’s Happening White People cemented his place in British mainstream comedy, during which he was offered a DVD deal with Universal Pictures. Recorded at a sold out Hammersmith Apollo, it reached no5 in the charts and was subsequently aired on Channel 4 three times, trending on twitter during each broadcast.
Chowdhry’s most recent tour PC’s World was extended three times due to audience demand and his dramatic social media growth, finally closing it’s run after an impressive 100 sold out national dates and selling approximately 100,000 tickets nationwide. This included three nights at the Hammersmith Apollo & the Brixton O2 Academy where he recorded his second DVD; this continues to be one of the best selling comedy titles of the year.
A keen and talented actor, Chowdhry has also achieved feature film roles in titles such as Swinging With The Finkels alongside Martin Freeman and Jerry Stiller, Colour Me Kubrick with John Malkovich, Rogue Trader with Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel and ‘It Was An Accident’ alongside Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor, CBE.
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