How To Date Men When You Hate Men: A Night With Blythe Roberson And Friends

How To Date Men When You Hate Men: A Night With Blythe Roberson And Friends

From New Yorker and Onion writer and comedian Blythe Roberson, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a comedy philosophy book aimed at interrogating what it means to date men within the trappings of modern society. With sections like Real Interviews With Men About Whether Or Not It Was A Date; Good Flirts That Work; Bad Flirts That Do Not Work; and Definitive Proof That Tom Hanks Is The Villain Of You’ve Got Mail, How to Date Men When You Hate Men is a one stop shop for dating advice when you love men but don't like them.

Come celebrate the book's launch with a night of comedy about dating men while hating them, hosted by Blythe Roberson and Fran Hoepfner, with performances by some of their funniest friends.

Blythe Roberson

Blythe Roberson is a writer and comedian who lives in Brooklyn. She is a contributor to The New Yorker, The Onion, and ClickHole and a staffer at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She is currently writing a book, How To Date Men When You Hate Men, for Flatiron Books. Blythe is a member of the sketch group Lo-Fi NYC and hosts two variety shows at Union Hall: "The Scientists" and "Book Club."

Jo Firestone

Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on Earwolf and WFMU. Her half hour special aired on Comedy Central in 2016, and her album, "The Hits" is available now on Comedy Central Records. If you like puns, check out her game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.

Friends Who Folk

Comedic folk duo Friends Who Folk (Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley) host an evening of comedy, folk, and friendship, with help from some beautiful guests!

Part concert, part variety show, part seance, all deranged, Friends Who Folk & Friends invites audiences to explore the power of music - its ability to transform, numb, and alienate. We are friends and we love to folk.

Karen Chee

Karen Chee is a comedy writer/performer who contributes regularly to The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and Splitsider. She has also written for Reductress, Shondaland, Funny or Die, and The Washington Post. Around town, Karen does sketch comedy with Lo-Fi and improv with anyone who will let her.

Fran Hoepfner

I’m a Chicago-based writer and stand-up comedian interested in whales, Southwest Michigan, flirting, classical music, astrology, where you buy nice candles, and the film, Force Majeure.

I perform stand-up in and around the city of Chicago and the midwest at large. Chicago Magazine recently named me the Best Rising Comic in 2016, which, thank you and also wow.

Rachel Pegram

Rachel Pegram is a comedian, actor, writer, and singer living in New York. Rachel was born and raised in Denton, Texas. She's appeared in videos and sketches for MTV, CollegeHumor, Above Average, The Scene, Mashable, Refinery29 and more. She is on the sketch group Lo-Fi NYC which performs monthly shows at Under St. Mark’s and she also hosts a late night-esque variety show with her comedy partner Rachel Joravsky called That Shit Ray monthly. She's also on a house team at UCB.

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*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.

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