Ophira & Adira
Ophira Eisenberg, Adira Amram & The Experience, Leah Bonnema, Sydnee Washington, Matthew Holtzclaw
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Ophira & Adira
OPHIRA & ADIRA
an awesome variety show with comedy, music, magic and more!
Ophira Eisenberg is a comedian, writer, and host of NPR’s hit trivia comedy show, Ask Me Another where she has interviewed and played silly games with the likes of Sir Patrick Stewart, Connie Britton, Weird Al, Josh Groban, George Takei, Ethan Hawke, Ellie Kemper, Lewis Black, Uzo Aruba and more. She has appeared on HBO’s Girls, Comedy Central & @midnight, The Late Late Show, The Today Show, and VH-1. Ophira's debut memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy was optioned for a feature film with Zucker Productions. She is also a regular host and teller with The Moth and released her second comedy album BANGS! on Comedy Dynamics.
Adira Amram & The Experience
Adira Amram has been performing her sly, sexy and subversive musical comedy all over NYC and beyond. In 2008 she realized that what she really needed was a backing band and dancers. Thus The Experience was born! Since then they have had the opportunity to perform with some of the greatest performers of all time! In 2009 they toured North America with Kid Koala's The Slew and in 2011 made their UK debut at the** Edinburgh International Fringe Festival** as the house band for Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler's Hot Tub. While in Edinburgh they were invited to perform at the BBC Comedy Presents: Best of Festival Live Show Finale. In NYC they are the house band for Arden Myrin & Lisa Delarios' monthly comedy explosion, The Party Machine as well as the live late night talk show, Night of The Living with Kurt Braunohler. In 2011 they were named Best Musical Comedy Act at the ECNY Awards. In 2009 they released the album Hot Jams For Teens on North Street Records. Her music videos have been featured on the front page of Huffington Post Comedy, Funny or Die and ucbcomedy.com.
Leah Bonnema is a Stand-Up Comic in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their ‘Favorite Female Comedians’ and College Candy listed Leah as one the ‘Ten Funniest Female Comics.’ She has been featured on WeTV, VH1, Above Average Productions, ComedyTime TV, SiriusXM Radio (Patrice O’Neal’s ‘The Black Philip Show’ on Opie and Anthony’s Virus Channel, Maxim Radio and OutQ), on many popular podcasts and is a regular on Riotcast Radio’s The Hole. Leah has opened for comedy legends Darrell Hammond, Paul Mooney, Pat Cooper and Gilbert Gottfried. She has had the honor of performing for the troops in Iraq, toured throughout the Middle East and performed for the US Marines at the famed Friar’s Club. Leah was a finalist in ‘The New York's Funniest Competition’ during the NY Comedy Festival at renowned Caroline’s on Broadway and was featured on ‘The America Stands Up Showcase’ at The Magner's Glasgow Comedy Festival in Scotland. She has performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, The 360 Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, The Reel Recovery Film Festival and at The Piccolo Fringe. Leah’s second solo show ‘Wake Up and Yell at Me’ recently debuted at the People's Improv Theater; her first show ‘Always with the Heart, Never with the Brain’ was directed by Karen Sommers in coordination with the Tribeca Artist in Residence Program and ran at the BMCC Performing Arts Theater in Tribeca. Leah was chosen to perform the closing monologue at a staging of Eve Ensler's ‘A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer’ at New York City's Manhattan Theater; you can check out her acting chops online in the viral YouTube videos My F*king Brain, Empowering Catcalls and The Henkle Factor: The Realest Candidate.
Leah hails from the mountains of rural Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies (with a concentration in film) at McGill University in Montreal. She has written for MTV’s Guy Code Blog, United Radio Stations, GLOC and is a regular contributor to Crazytown Leah headlined the ‘BreakOut Artist Series’ at Caroline's on Broadway for which AM NY Newspaper gave her a ‘Top Pick.’ Leah has been featured in The New York Times, The Daily News, The NY Post, MUSES Magazine, Comediva who named her their “Giggle Goddess” of the month and Elite Daily who called Leah ‘One to Watch.’ Holly Pinafore Magazine featured Leah as their ‘It Girl’ and described her as “...brash and bold, leaving no prisoners and issuing no apologies…” and Triple J Magazine featured Leah in their annual comedy issue in ‘Eight of the Funniest People You Should Know About’ alongside Lena Dunham and Bob Odenkirk. Leah performs regularly at top New York City clubs and she co-hosts a monthly show at The Creek and The Cave called Modern Day Philosophers. You can see some of her clips on YouTube.com/LeahBonnema. For her schedule and more information please click on the calendar link here, and follow on Twitter @LeahBonnema
Sydnee is originally from New York City but raised in Oakland, California. Growing up with a backyard & a big wheel really has made her more approachable than most New Yorkers. Sydnee and her frequent collaborator, Marie Faustin, host the popular podcast “The UnOfficial Expert” with ComedyHype. They also host the Lower East Side comedy staple, Hot Box Comedy. Sydnee writes and stars in her one woman show "Death of a Bottle Girl" (seen at the Duplex and Caveat) and has appeared on MTV, TruTv, and various videos for GQ and Elite Daily.
"...UNFORGETTABLE, AND UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE ON TELEVISION." - ROLLING STONE
One of New York City’s most in-demand entertainers and consultants, Matthew Holtzclaw has been recognized as one of the top performers and technicians in the world of magic and special effects.
$8 advance / $10 day of show
**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.
*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.