Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!

Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!

Raise the Roof and Help Syrian Children!

Wondering what you can do to help Syrian children caught up in a terrible war? Do this! For one night only, join New York City’s freshest and funniest comedians and writers as they give their time and talent to raise the roof of The Bell House - and much needed funds for Syria’s children. Come along and support INARA.

INARA. provides life-altering medical care for children from conflict areas who have catastrophic injuries and are unable to access treatment due to war. Based in Lebanon, they do amazing and much needed work for sick and injured Syrian children.

Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins is the host of the hit podcast Maeve In America: Immigration IRL. She has performed all over the world, including in her native Ireland, Edinburgh, Melbourne and, most recently, Erbil. Now based in New York, she's made a name for herself there too. In a good way! She co-hosts Neil deGrasse Tyson's StarTalk on National Geographic and has appeared in Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer. Her work has been published in The New York Times and The Irish Times, and she is writing a book of essays for Penguin due for publication later this year.

Aparna Nancherla

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!

John Hodgman

JOHN HODGMAN is a writer, comedian, and actor. 

He is the author of three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York

Times Bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American

Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine.

After an appearance to promote his books on “The Daily Show,” he was invited to return as

a contributor, serving as the show’s “Resident Expert” and “Deranged Millionaire.”

This let to an unexpected and, frankly, implausible career before the camera, becoming the

“Personal Computer” in a series of commercials for Apple computer, and more recently

playing recurring roles in FX’s MARRIED, HBO’s BORED TO DEATH, Cinemax’s THE

KNICK. 

He has performed comedy for The President of the United States, at the TED conference,

and in a crypt in Green-Wood Cemetery. His apocalyptic comedy special RAGNAROK is

available on Netflix, and his subsequent one man comedy shows have played to sold out

audiences in many nice theaters around the country and in Canada. 

Finally, he is the host of the popular JUDGE JOHN HODGMAN podcast, where he settles

serious disputes between real people, such as “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” and “Should we

tell our children the TRUTH about Santa Claus.” He also contributes a weekly column under

the same name for The New York Times Magazine

Janelle James

Janelle is a New York based comedian that can be seen on The Comedy Lineup on Netflix, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac (NBC/Seeso), @midnight (Comedy Central), Uproarious (Fuse) and Crashing (HBO). She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal's New Faces category for 2016, named one of The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine. Janelle’s debut comedy album, Black and Mild was released on September 29th, 2017 on Audible, iTunes, SiriusXM, Pandora, Spotify and anywhere else the finest comedy is sold and streamed. Janelle recently wrapped as a staff writer on The Rundown (BET) after touring with Chris Rock on his Total Blackout tour.

Jordan Temple

Jordan Temple is a comedian currently living in New York. He has performed at various clubs, colleges and festivals throughout the country. Before pursuing stand up he performed as an improv student at Upright Citizens Brigade Training Center where he completed level 401, and was a three-time Diversity Scholarship recipient. Jordan’s play that he wrote and performed in, Hidden Fences, was recently covered in The New York Times and Time Out New York, which described the show as “taking on all the hypocrisy of Black History Month in 2017” with “vicious satire.” Jordan lives in Astoria, Queens with his girlfriend, two roommates and deaf cat. He recently was a staff writer on Frankie Shaw’s Showtime series, SMILF which will premiere in November 2017. Jordan is currently writing for THE RUNDOWN WITH ROBIN THEDE on BET.

$20 adv / $25 dos

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