BROOKLYN MUSEUM FIRST SATURDAYS - NOVEMBER 2ND
FREE COMEDY performance at The Brooklyn Museum as part of "Arts of Asia" Gallery re-opening celebration.
Tickets are available starting at 7:30 pm and are first-come, first-serve.
Brooklyn Museum | 200 Eastern Parkway | Brooklyn, New York | 718-638-5000
HOSTED BY "LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS'" KAREN CHEE
COMEDIAN AND "LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS" WRITER, KAREN CHEE, will host a NYLaughs' "Laughter in the City 2019" (#LITC) comedy performance at Brooklyn Museum's "First Saturdays" evening on Saturday, November 2 from 8:30p - 10p. The event celebrates the re-opening of the "Arts of Asia" Gallery at the Brooklyn Museum after a six year re-installation and comprehensive renovation.
The newly re-opened "Arts of Asia" Gallery features ancient woodworking, pottery, stoneware, textiles and paintings but virtually no standup comedians because they just don't like standing in those glass boxes as permanent exhibits, getting stared at and being kept from their families. They've made complaints like, "I need food and water!" so NYLaughs has the solution: ONE fabulous night of comedy to celebrate the Gallery and Asian culture! Five fabulous performers will bring an evening of laughs at "Laughter In The City" then be permitted to return to their homes.
So join us for this free evening hosted by Karen Chee with Fumi Abe, Saurin Choksi, Adrian Park and Irene Tu. Don't miss this rare intersection of high art with the high art of brilliant comedy! It'll be chocked full of enough good belly laughs to inspire Buddha to showcase his signature smile!
Karen Chee a comedian and writer for NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers. Her TV writing credits include the 2019 Golden Globe Awards and the upcoming Reductress pilot on Comedy Central. She also contributes regularly to The New Yorker and has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, McSweeney's, and more. She was recently profiled by Forbes, interviewed by Vulture,and featured in Variety. This year she was also named one of OnMogul's 20 comedians to look out for in 2018.
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Fumi Abe is a Japanese-American stand-up comedian based in New York City. His comedy has been featured on MTV, Vulture, and Comedy Central. Fumi recently opened for Ronny Chieng from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah at Caroline's on Broadway and the Comedy Cellar. In addition, he was a semi-finalist in the Stand-Up NBC competition in 2017 and 2019. He currently produces and hosts a comedy podcast titled Asian, Not Asian, which was most recently included in Vulture's Comedy Podcast Roundup as well as The AV Club's Podcast Series highlights.
Saurin recently wrote on staff for the Facebook / Refinery 29 talk show, After After Party. He's also worked with the good people at Comedy Central Digital on a number of their video sketches. Saurin is a 10+ year stand up comedy veteran. In 2014 he won The Boston Comedy Festival. His stand up has been featured on Laughs on Fox TV and Sirius/XM radio. Saurin also hosted a television show on Fuse called White Guy Talk Show where he talked about pop culture and wore suits he couldn't afford. He also created internet videos for Seriously.tv. Saurin produces and hosts two acclaimed live stand up showcases in Brooklyn: Comedians You Should Know NYC and Brown Privilege Comedy.
Aidan Park is a LA based comedian originally from South Korea whose work touches upon his unique life experiences as a gay, once undocumented Korean immigrant, and other weird occurrences from becoming a young widower to being raised by his conservative grandmother who didn't speak English but somehow knew her way to every casino in the state of California! Aidan has built a following with 3 viral stand up comedy videos and was featured on TV Guide Channel, Celebuzz TV, Perez Hilton and Here TV. Aidan appears regularly the Hollywood Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv and Flappers comedy club. He also produces monthly LGBT Comedy shows called Rainbow Pop at the Hollywood and Long Beach Laugh Factories. He writes a bi-weekly column for Pride LA magazine, has a podcast called The What To Do Show, co-produced with Laugh Factory, in which he helps people with life problems with a focus on marginalized and LGBT Voices.
Irene Tu is a queer Asian American millennial comedian (so her parents are super proud of her). A graduate of UC Berkeley, she started comedy in college and decided pursuing this path was the best use of her college degree. Irene frequently jokes about her childhood, what it's like being a minority in modern-day America, and her love of food. In 2017, the San Francisco Chronicle singled her out as an "artist on the brink of fame," on the heels of being named one of the Bay Area's 11 Best Stand Up Comedians (SFist) and one of 20 Women to Watch (KQED). She has performed at numerous festivals including SF Sketchfest, Comedy Central's Clusterfest, RIOT LA, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Outside Lands. Irene has opened for comedians such as Patton Oswalt, W. Kamau Bell, Brian Posehn, Anthony Jeselnik, Gary Gulman, Judah Friedlander, Hari Kondabolu, and Aparna Nancherla. You can see her on season 2 of Take My Wife and on VICELAND's Funny How?