Jenny's Birthday Variety Show
Jenny Gorelick, Alexander Boyce, John Trowbridge, Brian Park, Taylor Ortega, Christi Chiello, Katie Balloons, Matthew Broussard
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Jenny's Birthday Variety Show
"Ms. Gorelick is really onto something" - NYTimes
"Frighteningly upbeat" - Time Out New York
Comedian JENNY GORELICK (Improv Everywhere) celebrates monthly with a BIRTHDAY-THEMED VARIETY SHOW & BLOW-OUT)! This is NEW YORK's most celebratory & self-absorbed comedy show!
It is the party of the year, every month! Previous shows have been a Surprise Party, Clubbing, Magic Show, Slumber Party...and more!
JENNY’S BIRTHDAY has been running since December 2016 at Union Hall, Legion Bar, and Artichoke Pizza and featured in the Skint, Comedy Cake, Time Out New York, and the NYTimes.
JENNY GORELICK is a comedy producer, performer, and birthday girl who the NYTimes thinks "is really onto something." She celebrates her birthday every month with her long-running variety show JENNY'S BIRTHDAY at Union Hall. In fact, she loves birthdays so much that she had a Sweet Sixteen on the Q Train in a viral video with Improv Everywhere that received 44M views. She was once called an "unassuming gal" by MTV, but we all know that was mistaken. In addition, she produces an all-female stand up comedy show to benefit relief for natural disasters called Her-icane that has raised thousands of dollars and was featured in the NYTimes. Taxi TV's Sandy Kenyon believes she is a "star of tomorrow," and now she can die happy.
Alexander Boyce’s performances have been called “fun,” “classy,” and “astounding.” His performances are in demand at performing arts centers, banquets, colleges, theaters, corporations, home parties and everywhere in between. Alexander has worked his magic for top businesses and colleges such as the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, Norfolk Marriott Waterside, and Bryn Mawr College (PA). His magic has even been seen on the “Today Show” on NBC.
Alexander has won many awards in the magic community and he has become a regular performer at Monday Night Magic, NYC’s longest running magic show. He has performed for stars and celebrities, including Jenette McCurdy (star of the Nickelodeon show, “iCarly”) and Tony Kornheiser of ESPN.
JOHN TROWBRIDGE is a comedian, producer writing comedy videos for Elle, Esquire, Harpers Bazaar, and HuffPost. He performs all around NYC but mainly at NIGHT LATE at UCB and INNER BEAUTY at Beauty Bar NYC. He has written and performed for Collegehumor, Above Average, IFC, and Adult Swim's "THE JACK AND TRIUMPH SHOW!" John was selected as a New Face for the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival.
Brian Park is a Korean-American stand-up comedian, actor and writer based in New York City. His comedy has been featured on CollegeHumor, Vice, Refinery29, Vulture, Dorkly, The Scene and Seriously.TV.
Taylor Ortega is a writer, comedian, and actor based in New York City.
Most recently, she shot an episode of Succession (HBO) and is a regular writer and contributor to How Stuff Work’s pop culture podcast "The Daily Zeitgeist." Taylor also wrote for a Pilot Presentation for TruTV and, prior, wrote and starred in an episode of "Blank Meets Blank" on TruTV’s late night block Late Night Snack. She wrote for MTV's TRL reboot and worked as an entertainment writer at Elite Daily where, for two years, she covered everything from Lamar Odom's cheating scandal to Lamar Odom's overdose to Lamar Odom's physical therapy journey. Aside from writing curated entertainment news posts, she wrote original commentary on entertainment and social media related topics for the site. Taylor conducted exclusive interviews with celebrities and appeared in several of Elite Daily's video series, including "GenWhy" and "Elite Weekly." Prior to Elite Daily, she co-hosted PIT TV's weekly internet roundup series, "Who Won The Internet?" and wrote and hosted Cosmopolitan.com's "The Cosmo Catch Up." You can see Taylor live at UCB’s Maude Night with her sketch team Presley. Taylor has never failed to Escape The Room.
Christi Chiello is a Comedian, Actress and Voice Over Artist based in NYC. She made her Comedy Central debut on Jeff Ross's Roast Battle, opposite legend Jimmy Carr. She was named a 'New Face of Comedy' at the International Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in 2017. Christi's appeared on TruTV's Late Night Snack, IFC's Comedy Crib and MTV's GirlCode. She co-hosts Battle of the Divas with Matteo Lane (Time Out NY's pick for 'Best of the NY Comedy Festival') and White Chocolate with Petey DeAbreu. Her one woman show "It's Christi, B*tch!" is hailed a "must see comedy event" by Time Out NY and plays at Ars Nova & Joe's Pub in NYC. The show made it's Los Angeles debut in February at Dynasty Typewriter and will soon be at the Good Good Comedy Theatre in Philly. You can hear Christi as Baby Saffron in Pinkalicious and Peterrific on PBS Kids and see her in national television commercials for IKEA.
Born in New Jersey, raised in Atlanta, and winner of Houston's Funniest Person, Matthew Broussard isn't sure where he's from. His comedy relies on his killer timing, subtle wit, and devilish good looks. Also, he's not very witty and his timing could use some work. Catch him on CONAN, Roast Battle, and his own Comedy Central Half Hour. And be sure to check out his pun-puzzle web comic and app, mondaypunday.com.
$8 advance / $10 day of show
**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.