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.

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

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.

Benito Skinner

Benito Skinner is a Brooklyn based actor and comedian with a passion for character work, impressions, and parody. After studying drama and film at Georgetown University, he began writing and producing his own original short sketches, garnering over 50M+ views on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram in the last year alone. Skinner most recently toured his debut live show, "Overcompensating" throughout the US.

Samantha Ruddy

Samantha Ruddy tells jokes, writes funny stuff, and weasels her way into your heart with her girl-next-door charm. At the age of 26, she's headlined Carolines on Broadway and has been featured at national comedy festivals like New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. She's done shows like Whiplash at UCB, Patton Oswalt and Friends, and the Stella Classic Nightclub Show.

Brooklyn Magazine called her one of Brooklyn's 50 Funniest People, BUST says she's a comic "you should be obsessed with," and Splitsider recently featured her for "Follow Friday." Samantha is a skilled joke writer and her comedy is clever, disarming, and sly. Read her writing on Collegehumor, Someecards, and Reductress, check out her weekly Wednesday show at Lucky Jack's in Manhattan at 9pm, and follow her on Twitter @Samlymatters. You'll be glad you did. And she will too!

Jes Tom

Jes Tom: (they/them) Jes is a New York based actor, writer, and weird queer stand up comic, gleefully providing the nonbinary queer Asian American radical cyborg perspective that everyone never knew they wanted. They appeared in the Amazon short film "Soojung Dreams of Fiji" and were named one of TimeOut New York's "LGBTQ POC Comedians We're Obsessed With." (@jestom)

$20 adv / $25 dos

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Front Bar Opens at 5pm

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