Chanel Ali is a standup comedian, writer and actress living in New York City. After blossoming on the Philadelphia circuit, she quickly became a crowd favorite with her commanding stage presence and story-telling style. Her observational comedy covers her upbringing, her unique worldview, and the realities of being a polite person in the entertainment industry. After moving to NYC in 2015, she developed a fanbase centered in Brooklyn and even opened for Michael Che from Saturday Night Live. Chanel has performed at the Women in Comedy Festival, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and she’s currently a cast member on MTV’s Girl Code on Snapchat.
Carolines on Broadway is proud to present the Breakout Artist Comedy Series, a series which put the spotlight on the very best and brightest emerging stand-up comedians in their very own headlining show. These are the comedians that are currently plying their trade and honing their craft on their way to becoming the stars of tomorrow.
Use the code COCOCHANEL for discounted tix!
Pitch your show idea on the Stoop and get valuable feedback from industry experts!
Do you have a television pitch that you are working on and would like immediate feedback from industry professionals? BRIC is offering a Practice Your Pitch session where you will have three minutes to pitch your idea and receive feedback on how you might improve. Come prepared to pitch your idea to industry professionals and a live audience for immediate feedback! Panelists include Michael Pickney, Skye MacLeod, Robyn Greene Arrington and Nick Borenstein.
About the Panelists:
Robyn Greene Arrington is an award-winning creative executive with varied experience in the media industry. As VP of Programming & Production at TV One, she is an integral part of the team that shapes the network’s creative vision which includes scripted, digital, factual and reality content. Greene Arrington also serves as an Executive in Charge of Production for the network. Her recent projects in that role are ”Bobbi Kristina,” an innovative biopic; and “Two Sides of the Truth,” an investigative crime & justice series that award-winning actress Viola Davis is the narrator and co-executive producer.
Nick Borenstein is Director of Content & Programming for First Look Media, the new entertainment studio from Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay. In this role, Nick is responsible for the creation, development and production of scripted television and digital content under the company’s newly formed Topic studio banner. Recent projects include the Webby Award winning #1 podcast Missing Richard Simmons, Politically Re-Active with W. Kamau Bell & Hari Kondabolu and series with Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart), Dan Powell (Inside Amy Schumer), Cirocco Dunlap (Man Seeking Woman) and Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead). Prior to First Look, Nick was Vice President of Development for Hudsun Media where he developed, sold and produced several non-fiction and digital series including House Of DVF (E!), Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe (Lifetime) and Bad Blood (Investigation Discovery). Nick also worked in Development for Pivot TV and held positions in Programming and Casting at Comedy Central, NBC, ABC and HBO.
Michael Pinckney has over 10 years’ experience as an assistant director on films and television series such as “Inside Man” , “Top Five”, “Broad City”, “The 25th Hour”, “7th Heaven”, “The Best Man”, “Law & Order”, and the academy award nominated film “Precious”. Michael made his feature film directorial debut with “You’re Nobody til somebody kills you”, a gritty crime thriller Executive Produced by Spike Lee and distributed by Lionsgate. He has directed short films, commercials, music videos and PSA’s for clients like Goodwill Industries, the NY GIANTS, Select Media, Youth Communications, Def Jam and 4mm Games. He won an award for Excellence in Media from The Black Men’s Film Conference for his HIV film “The Candy Store” and toured the film festival circuit with films from his short film collection. He’s directed a variety of digital series from “SoleKings”, “Black Actress” to “The Colors of Love” in addition to Producing the award winning digital series “For Colored Boys – Redemption” starring Tim Reid. The Trade is Michael’s directorial debut in episodic television drama.
Skye MacLeod is an educator, filmmaker, and team leader with over 15 years of experience working in New York City and abroad. Skye is successful managing production teams, piloting and leading complex educational projects, and forging partnerships. He has extensive experience training teachers to integrate digital media in a wide array of educational contexts. MacLeod is a graduate of Skidmore College (B.A. Music, 1999) and Teachers College of Columbia University (Ed. M, Instructional Technology, 2009). MacLeod is passionate about helping others tell their stories through civic engagement, education, and collaboration.
The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.
Questions: contact us at BFreeBK@BRICartsmedia.org
TYRANNOSAURUS is a weekly stand up comedy show at R’A’R Bar (30-01 35th Ave. Queens, NY 11106) in Long Island City! Each week Sam Evans (Montreal Just For Laughs Festival) and Patrick Hastie (SF Sketchfest) carefully curate a solid lineup of comedians from Conan, The Tonight Show and Comedy Central, mixed with only the best up and coming new talent! The show is always FUN and the show is always FREE! This week’s comedians: Allison Summers (OUT OF BOUNDS COMEDY FESTIVAL), Brantley Brice (SPLITSIDER), Adam Sokol (SF SKETCHFEST), Ella Fritts (ELLA FRITTS: STREET PERSON), Charlton Jon (@CharltonJ0N). *** Plus Special Guests ***
Join us for the opening reception of “HIMBAD and the 9th Wave” by Himbad, the UK-based street artists’ first solo show in New York!
The exhibition features a new series of 24 artworks that will captivate visitors and take them on a journey under the Ninth Wave and through the gateway to the underworld- defined by mythological creatures and dreamy landscapes.
Opening reception, Thursday, May 24 from 6PM to 11PM @ 3RD Ethos Gallery
The artist will be in attendance on opening night! RSVP via Eventbrite | No cost to register!
Himbad’s ability to develop amusing characters in environments inspired by ancient mysticism and Eastern mythology, seeded with elements of deviance has made him an artist to watch, and connected him to many renowned street artists through collaborations and friendships, it has been said of him:
“Himbad is like a Shepard Fairey that can actually draw “-Banksy
“I think Banksy wishes he could be Himbad “- D*Face
Public opening Friday, May 25th | Show runs from Thursday, May 24 to Sunday, June 24 2018.
The Highlawn Branch of the Public Library will host a free one-hour concert by Regina Opera. This concert will feature operatic and Broadway selections performed by Regina Opera musical artists: Dilara Unsal and Elena Jannicelli-Sandella – sopranos; Paolo Buffagni – tenor; Hyung Joo Eom – baritone; accompanied by Richard Paratley – flutist and Victoria Ulanovskaya – pianist.
Thursday, May 24 – Invitational Poetry and Prose Readings 7 – 9 PM
Lynne and Mark invite local writers of poetry and prose Denver Butson, Jason Dubow, Paolo Javier, Heather Johnson, and Maria Robinson Somerville to look at the idea of the XY Chromosome – the notion of boy-girl, gender, sex, DNA, biology, society, and identity.
Guest writers: Denver Butson is a Brooklyn-based poet, collaborator with artists in various disciplines, father, husband, cook, gardener, guitarist, and creative director of an arts and cultural center in southern Italy. Many of his poems involve real or imagined tensions between real or imagined people in real or imagined relationships. Jason Dubow teaches at St. Francis College and is working on a book that grew out of his blog, “LearnMeProject: Reflections on One Family’s Home School Experiment and Beyond”. Jason and his son Isaac, a jazz trumpet player, will read/perform their collaborative essay “A Father and Son in a Sort of Conversation.” Paolo Javier’s collaboration with Listening Center appeared as a book-cassette, Ur’lyeh/Aklopolis in early 2017. A featured artist in MoMA PS1’s 2015 Greater NY Show as well the Queens International ‘18, Paulo is the author of four full-length collections of poetry, including Court of the Dragon which Publisher’s Weekly calls “a linguistic time machine”. Heather Lynn Johnson is the author of The Survival Guide for Queer Black Youth and the 2017 literary fellow for the Queer|Art|Mentorship program. Heather’s work is characterized by its lyricism and cultural critique. Through the use of imagery and the written word, Johnson explores being other-ed in a consumerist society by mining the history of gender, sexuality, and the racialized body. Maria Robins-Somerville received a Hopwood Prize for Poetry at the University Michigan. This fall, she’ll be starting at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She will read an essay about her twin brother.
Endless Editions presents the second annual Brooklyn Art Book Fair (BKABF), an art book fair dedicated to showcasing publications, original artwork, and editioned work by underrepresented and emerging artists and writers. BKABF seeks to invert the typical book fair model by providing tables and space to all of its exhibitors free of cost. Featuring over 40 independent, artist-run presses and organizations, the fair will take place May 25 and 26th, 2018 at McCarren Play Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Admission to the fair is free and open to the public. This year’s BKABF will include a growing roster of exhibitors, including book fair usual suspects Printed Matter, Small Editions, and TXTBooks, alongside many that deserve to be better known, among them Reading Zimbabwe, Homie House Press, and Blk Girls Zine World. In addition to its diverse group of exhibitors, this year’s fair will also include a series of readings and performances.
Camouflage: A Comedy Show is one of the best monthly shows in NYC, according to the New York Times and Time Out New York. Our show has featured acts including Nikki Glaser, Daily Show Correspondents Roy Wood Jr. and Dulcé Sloan, Impractical Joker’s Sal Vulcano, SNL’s Chris Redd, as well as countless others from Comedy Central, Late Night and beyond. “Camo” has a chill, house-party vibe complete with cheap drinks and free pizza courtesy of our sponsors, Two Boots Williamsburg. Hosted by Lucas Connolly.
This show WILL SELL OUT, so don’t wait! Join our mailing list (form at www.lovablelucas.com ) for access to our limited batch of FREE TICKETS. An access code to hidden free tickets will be sent out on Monday 5/21.
Frank Conniff (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
Leah Bonnema (IFC, VH1)
Sean Patton (Comedy Central Half Hour, Conan, Fallon)
Khalid Rahmaan (Conan, writer for Impractical Jokers)
Morgan Miller (Bonaroo, Comedy Central)
Dean Delray (WTF w/ Marc Maron, host of Let There Be Talk)
Hosted by Lucas Connolly
*** Line-Up subject to change***
Doors open at 7:30 PM
Show starts at 8:00 PM
This month’s show is at GAMBA Forest near the G train at Nassau
19 Division Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Glow up and get body-painted for Memorial Day Weekend at Brooklyn Music Week’s summer kickoff event! NYC’s most talented artist will be painting some of the city’s most beautiful nude models. Painting starts at 8pm and the party starts at 9pm!
Open bar until 10! 21+ No Exceptions
Advanced ticket sales only. No door ticket sales.
For tickets visit: https://GlowUpPaintParty.eventbrite.com
To paint or be painted contact email@example.com or on Instagram @bkmusicweek
Rockwall Studios 1080 Wyckoff Ave Brooklyn, NY
Celebrate the unofficial start of summer at Green-Wood Cemetery’s 20th annual Memorial Day concert. Whether seated upfront or relaxing on a blanket among Green-Wood’s rolling hills, you’ll listen to the ISO Symphonic Band and Orchestra – a wind, brass, and percussion ensemble comprising some of the most talented student musicians in the New York metro area, led by music director and conductor Brian P. Worsdale. The works of many of Green-Wood’s “permanent residents,” including Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, and Paul Jabara, will be played throughout the afternoon. This year’s concert will include a special program to celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the famed composer and conductor of the New York Philharmonic who created such timeless works as West Side Story and On the Town, among others.
Visitors are invited to bring a blanket and enjoy this outdoor performance of patriotic favorites.