A Benefit Show for Distributing Dignity
NIGHT OF SELF(LESS) CARE
Alison Leiby, Aparna Nancherla, Michelle Buteau, Joyelle Nicole Johnson, Ilana Glazer
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
NIGHT OF SELF(LESS) CARE
While everyone understands the benefits of snail serums and a night spent at home with a bevy of CBD beverages, why not make your night of self care a bit more...selfless? Feminine hygiene products are a financial burden on all women, but it’s even worse for women in need. Their access to tampons and pads is non-existent and often overlooked. But we can help!
Night of Self(less) Care is a benefit comedy show raising money for Distributing Dignity, an organization that provides feminine hygiene products to women in shelters.
Hosted by Alison Leiby and featuring stand up from:
Joyelle Nicole Johnson
In addition to the show, there is an exciting raffle with some of the dopest prizes imaginable (last year had everything from fancy manicures to restaurant gift cards). And load up on feminine hygiene products, because every box tampons or pads you bring you get FREE RAFFLE TICKETS.
Alison Leiby is a stand-up and writer who currently writes for The Opposition with Jordan Klepper on Comedy Central. She has previously written for The President Show, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, and more. Her humor writing has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, McSweeney's, and many other publications. She co-authored the parody books Lean Over: Women, Work, and Women's Work and Marry Smart...Or Die with writing partner Alyssa Wolff.
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and general silly billy. Her sense of humor is dry, existential, and absurd, with notes of uncalled-for whimsy. Think a wine you didn’t order.
Currently, Aparna plays Grace the belabored HR rep on the Comedy Central show, Corporate and has also reprised her role in Season 2 of HBO’s Crashing. She was featured in the second season of Netflix’s The Standups. . Other television credits include Netflix’s Master of None and LOVE, HBO’s High Maintenance, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and appearing as a US correspondent for Dave’s (UK) Unspun with Matt Forde. In 2018 she makes her feature debut in the Paul Feig movie A Simple Favor. Her TV stand up appearances include CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden, TBS’s CONAN, Seeso’s stand up series Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, as well as multiple appearances on Comedy Central.
In 2016, she released her debut album, Just Putting It Out There, on Tig Notaro’s label, Bentzen Ball Records, and recorded a half hour special for Comedy Central. In that same year, Elle’s Women in Comedy Issue, featured Aparna as one of the most exciting new voices to hit the comedy scene. Aparna currently is writing and performing standup in NY, LA and all over the country!
Born in New Jersey to Caribbean parents, comedian/host/actress Michelle Buteau brings her unique perspective and big personality to stage and screen. Michelle's television credits include THE TICK, BROAD CITY, KEY & PEELE, ENLISTED on FOX, and the upcoming RUSSIAN DOLL for Netflix. She has had a stand-up special on Comedy Central, as well as an album called SHUT UP which was released on their label. Her latest special will be released on NETFLIX.
She was a featured comedian on the 2 DOPE QUEENS special for HBO and is currently producing and hosting LATE NIGHT WHENEVER, a talk show podcast for WNYC.
Joyelle Nicole Johnson
We can all use an overabundance of Joy in our lives, which is exactly what this lovely lady brings to the stage. As an adult, Joyelle Nicole prides herself on being the nerd she was ashamed of growing up. Subsequently, Her comedy writing includes an extensive vocabulary (that had her pummeled by lesser minded mortals as a child) combined with a worldly perspective (due to her inability to sit still).
Onstage, Joyelle talks about her life. After growing up in the suburbs of NJ and being ridiculed for enrollment in both Band and Asthma Camp, she attended Boston College. Upon graduation she moved to LA and began a comedy pursuit which has taken her around the world.
Presently residing in queens, Joyelle is proud to have safely relocated from the housing projects of Brooklyn where she heard gunshots all times of day (you would too for free rent in NY). Thusly, she has performed all over NY and the surrounding areas.
October of 2012 Joyelle finished 3rd out of 250 females for the She-Devil Festival at the Laughing Devil comedy club. In July she was chosen as a semi finalist in Vancouver, BC for NBC's Stand Up for Diversity showcase. And In June her comedic dream came true when she was requested by her idol, Dave Chappelle, to open his show at the Robinson Center in Little Rock, AR in front of 2,600 people.
Honored to be a reliable opener, 2013 boasted opening again for Chappelle in Atlanta at the Tabernacle Theater. Consistently opening for hannibal buress across the country. and her largest audience to date opening for Russell Peters at the Borgata Casino in front of 3,700. The close of the year also gleaned the progress of being flown to Los Angeles by NBC as one of ten finalists for the Stand up For Diversity Competition.
onward 2014 has begun with Opening for Maria Bamford in Albany, NY at the egg shaped Swyer Theater for which she was mentioned in The New York Times. Furthermore, this past November saw her doing the same at Town Hall for the NY Comedy Festival. The performance was reviewed by the laugh button.
Joyelle has a lot to look forward to With this track record, booked road gigs, and showcases on the horizon.
Lastly, her comedic trinity considers George Carlin the father, Dave Chappelle the son, and Chris Rock the Holy Ghost. Comedy is her religion, and healing people through laughter renews her faith every time she hits a stage both urban and mainstream alike.
ILANA GLAZER is the co-creator and star of Comedy Central’s hit series BROAD CITY which is entering its fourth season. BROAD CITY was Comedy Central’s highest-rated first season since 2012. It was nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award for Best Comedy Series and Ilana was nominated for Best Actress in a comedy series. She can most recently be seen in the Sony feature ROUGH NIGHT, starring opposite Scarlett Johansson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate McKinnon, and Jillian Bell. In addition, Ilana and her partner Abbi Jacobson are currently developing a movie for Fox with Paul Feig producing.
$15 adv / $20 dos
FREE RAFFLE TICKETS WITH EVERY BOX OF TAMPONS OR PADS YOU BRING!
Raffle prizes from:
-Alamo Draft House
Front Bar Opens at 5pm
The Bell House
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