THIRST TRAP with Anya Volz
Anya Volz, Teresa Lee, Christine Medrano, Melissa Lozada-Oliva, Jordan Temple
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM
This event is 21 and over
THIRST TRAP with Anya Volz
Join New York comedy darling, ANYA VOLZ, for the latest installment of THIRST TRAP. Each month Anya is joined by a special guest co-host and together they play games that get to the nitty gritty of social media, pop culture and current events. Every show is packed with delightful comedians you’ve seen on Conan, Netflix, Comedy Central & more! Past guests include Aparna Nancherla, Myq Kaplan, Kate Willett, and Ophira Eisenberg.
Anya Volz is a New York City-based comedian originally from Vermont. She is a contributing writer and content creator for Riot Fest and The Hard Times. She has been featured in several national comedy festivals, including Gilda's Laughfest and the Women in Comedy Festival. Recently she appeared on The Special Without Brett Davis and costars in the upcoming series Flamingo. She produces multiple regular shows around Brooklyn and you can catch her upcoming podcast Mad Chills with Anya Volz, in which she interviews comedians about their creepy-crawly stories.
Teresa Lee is a stand-up comedian who has written for Good Mythical Morning, Cracked, and was a contributing writer on Season 3 of Brockmire. She penned and stars in the short film, “I Think She Likes You”, which premiered at The Chinese Theater during Outfest Fusion in March 2019. She has appeared on NBC Asian America and was a semi-finalist on Standup NBC. She's also appeared in Rhea Butcher and Cameron Esposito's “Take My Wife”. She has played in festivals including the Laughing Skull Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, The Comedy Comedy Festival and more. Teresa has written comedy for Funny Or Die, College Humor 2, Reductress, and Splitsider. In 2019, she received the Martin Grant for exceptional promise in stand-up comedy.
Christine Medrano is a tiny stand up comedian who was born and raised in the cold streets of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and could best be mistaken for a Canadian Dora the Explorer. Her humor is what happens when a mixed race woman grows up in the suburbs while attending 14 years of private Catholic school. Her thoughtful, reflective and self-deprecating comedy is anchored by her boundless energy.
A unique point of view has helped make her a finalist for Sirius XM’s Canada’s Next Top Comic, a feature at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, and an opening act for Maria Bamford. She has appeared in numerous videos for Cracked, Buzzfeed, Refinery29, Funny or Die, Comedy Central and All Def Digital, and featured on HBO’s Entre Nos: Part Four in 2018 and in the upcoming Wanda Skykes new series for Epix Unprotected Sets.
Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a nationally-recognized writer & performer living in New York City. Her poem “Like Totally Whatever” won the National Poetry Slam Competition in 2015 & promptly went viral. Her Amazon-best-selling book Peluda (Button poetry) explores, interrogates and redefines the intersections of Latina identity, feminism, hair removal & what it means to belong. She has performed her poems in hundreds of universities & venues across the country. Her work has been featured in REMEZCLA, The Guardian, Vulture, Bustle, Glamour Magazine, The Huffington Post, Muzzle Magazine, The Adroit Journal, and BBC Mundo. She is an MFA candidate at New York University where she will start teaching in Spring 2019. She lives in Ridgewood, Queens.
I do stand-up. I do improv comedy. I used to be a ninja. I still am but I used to, too.
$8 advance / $10 day of show
**Upstairs will be closed for a private event, enter the performance space through the patio gate*
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