Open Fa La La La Flame
Sam Campbell, Simone Leitner, Peter Valenti, Jaboukie Young-White, Jes Tom, Michelle Davis, Walter Kelly, David Perez, Kendall Payne
635 Sackett St
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Open Fa La La La Flame
Sam Campbell, Simone Leitner, and Peter Valenti host Open Flame, the hot queer happening where a comedy show meets an LGBTQ+ social. See New York’s funniest queer folks sleigh just in time for the holidays. Afterwards? We dance!
Bring your extra winter coats and clothes to be donated to Out of the Closet, a nonprofit chain of thrift stores whose revenues provide medical care for patients with HIV/AIDS.
Learn more about Out of the Closet here: https://outofthecloset.org
Sam Campbell is a comedian, activist, and preschool teacher whose comedy reflects all the giggles, glitter, and gags that come from her dynamic daily life. Sam writes and performs as a sketch comedian, satirist, and improviser and aspires to one day be a guest judge on Ru Paul’s Snatch Game.
Simone Leitner is a comedian, experimental video artist, and writer native to New York. They perform stand-up and characters across the city with as many instruments and gadgets as they see fit.
Peter Valenti is a New York City based comedian, actor, and writer. They improvise in the all-queer series We Will Slay at UCBT and perform stand up all over the city. Peter’s energy has been described as a hybrid of jaguar and dolphin.
Jaboukie Young-White is a Brooklyn based comedian from Chicago. He was recently featured in Rolling Stones 25 under 25. He gets off tweets and performs all over the city on the reg. Follow him @jaboukie
Jes Tom (they/them) is a New York based actor, writer, and weird queer stand up comic, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. As a comic, Jes has shared stages with Awkwafina, Kate Bornstein, Aparna Nancherla, and Rosie O'Donnell. As an actor, they appeared in the Amazon short film "Soojung Dreams of Fiji" (AAIFF “Audience Award”) and played the lead in “Anatomy of an Orchid" dir. Sonja O’Hara (Independent Magazine's “10 Filmmakers to Watch”). Their writing has been published by Reductress, By Shondaland, and Condé Nast's Them. In collaboration with fellow comedian Chewy May, Jes Tom wrote, co-directed, and starred in the viral video Ghost In The Shell PSA, which received praise on platforms such as Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Nextshark, iO9, and Perez Hilton. Jes has been featured in GO Magazine, Splitsider, and the Fader, and were named one of TimeOut New York's "LGBTQ POC Comedians We're Obsessed With." Jes was a 2018 StandUp NBC semifinalist. Their self-produced half hour comedy special, "COLD BREW" is available to watch on Vimeo. Follow Jes on Twitter @jestom and Instagram @jesthekid.
Michelle Davis is a NYC and Brooklyn based comedian, actor, and writer. She is the co-host of Sooo Many Friends, a monthly comedy show, and PASS THE AUX, a monthly variety show. She is also a member of the sketch teams Football and Let It Marinate, and the improv team Guttural. Michelle is not very fun at parties, but she is very fun at chain restaurants.
Walter Kelly is a NYC-based comedian, actor, writer and lover of woke white people. His lanky-black ass brings a fiercely vibrant energy, unique perspective, and bubbly personality to stage and screen. Walter’s work has appeared on Bustle, Upworthy, Money Magazine, Yahoo!, and TIME. He currently hosts the popular stand-up show SPACE at Mad Tropical in Bushwick, and he writes for BoogieManja, one of New York CIty’s dopest sketch comedy shows at the PIT. Follow him @walterkellytv on instagram for funny rants and occasional thirst traps.
David Perez is a Brooklyn based writer, performer, comic, homosexual and breakfast sandwich eater. He as performed at great places like Dixon Place, Upright Citizens Brigade, Joe’s Pubs and a lot of bars where he was paid in drink tickets and Doritos. His solo piece 1993 will be part of The Exponential Festival in January.
Kendall Payne is a director and comedian based in Brooklyn, NY. She works as a copywriter, director, and meme lord at Netflix is a Joke. Kendall co-hosts SPACE, a monthly queer stand up show at Mad Tropical, with Andrés Govea and Walter Kelly. She was also a finalist for the 2018 Sundance Youtube New Voices Lab for an original web series, The Bushwiccans, written with Alex Hoopes. Kendall studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade in the Advanced Study Improv Program and at NYU Tisch in the TV Writing Certificate Program. In her ‘free time’, she directs sketches and comedic short films and jams with her ~very serious~ lesbian indie pop band Futch.