Sunday, August 28, 2011, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Tobacco Road, New York, NY
It's August and it is Hot. Really Hot. Slave hot. Apartheid hot. What do those things mean? I do not know. As blistering as it is however, the Non-Productive Comedy Show will be hotter than a London car fire, believe it! Yes cats and kittens, the rebirth of cool movement is going strong, are you jumping on-board yet?
Hosted by comedian John Minus and blogger N'Jaila Rhee, and backed by the comedy network Non-Productive.com, the retro comedy show with sex appeal will be at its explosive best this month. The formula is simple: take two terrifically sexy hosts, add 8 of the best looking and most hilarious comedians in New York City, sprinkle liberally with Pinup girls who may be enticed into disrobing at any given time, and give away some free stuff, including a bottle of Nude Vodka. We have it down to a science here, the science of putting on a great show!
The Show will be taking place at Tobacco Road, 355 West 41st Street, New York, NY 10036. General Admission is $5, but there are buy one get one free tickets available for those who order them in advance on EventBrite: http://bit.ly/pjx4WQ. Street Parking is free in Hoboken, Jersey City, and New York City. Tobacco Road is easily accessible by both the PATH trains and any Subway that goes to Times Square (which is only one stop uptown from Penn Station).
Non-Productive Comedy Show comedians have always been top notch, and this month is no exception. We have:
Jessica Delfino – A multi-talented singer, songwriter, and comedienne based in New York City, her songs (dubbed Dirty Folk Rock) tend to ridicule taboos and include jokes about vaginae, weird sexual topics, and other fun stuff. In her act, she plays an assortment of instruments including guitar, flying V ukulele and a rape whistle. Find her antics at http://jessydelfino.blogspot.com/ and follow her Twitter.com/JessicaDelfino.
Derik Boik – According to his website www.DerikBoik.com, “Derik began performing stand up in 2004 after winning a comedy contest at the Gypsy Comedy Club in St. Augustine, Florida.” He started out winning! He will have the home field advantage as he hosts a weekly open mic at Tobacco Road on Wednesday night. He is also a terrible racist. Meaning he is terrible at racism. You can follow him at Twitter.com/DerikBoik
Rashad Bashir – Barely wet behind the ears comedy-wise, Rashad has taken the city by storm, even finagling his way onto the NPCS once before. He greatly impressed the audience with his geek-influenced comedy, and will be the first person to ever be on the show twice!
Helen Hong – From her website, www.HelenHong.com, “Helen Hong is a comedian, TV host, matchmaker, and star of Logo Channel’s reality dating series 'Setup Squad.' Helen’s adorable stage presence and mischievous point of view have landed her on The Huffington Post’s Favorite Female Comedians list and a profile in The New York Times.” Relentlessly funny and not afraid to get her material dirty, Helen will make you an instant fan. Follow her on twitter at Twitter.com/FunnyHelenHong.
Brandon Collins – Brandon is great at making GRITS but he has no problem cooking on his own either. A member of the groundbreaking sketch group “GRITS Comedy,” he also does his own brand of intelligent and incisive stand up comedy. Brandon has already appeared on the NPCS as part of GRITS and tore the house down, look for him to do the same in this show. See some of his great performances at GritsComedy.tumblr.com
Adam Cozens – Another comedian who made his way onto a previous NPCS unexpectedly, Adam made such a great showing we had to have him back for a full set. Prolific and insightful, you can see much of his work and material at www.AdamCozens.com Go to his site, really, we are not kidding about the prolific part, and all of it is funny! You can follow him at Twitter.com/Adam_Cozens
Sharron Paul – There is very little that Sharron doesn't do when it comes to comedy. She hosts and produces comedy shows, and is a very talented and impactful stand-up comedian as well. That is another way of saying she is funny as heck. She prides herself on her realness, and this is what she will be bringing to the NPCS. Check out her comedy on www.CheapDateComedy.com, and youtube.com/Sharronica.
Jay Welch – Jay sometimes tells jokes where even he only marginally knows what he is referencing, but still you will laugh all the same. Marvel at his beard while he comically works you over with jokes that you thought you weren't smart enough to get. An every-man’s comic, Jay connects with all types of audiences and leaves them tears. You can't actually say you've seen comedy in New York City until you've seen Jay, and here is your chance.
John Minus – John is willing to do anything and everything to be entertaining, up to and including hosting a comedy show in drag and dropping his pants at a moment's notice. He doesn't need to do those things, he just likes to. Originally a writer, John has recently branched out into hosting his own podcast called the Alter Negro Sho on www.Non-Productive.com, and producing and hosting the Non Productive Comedy Show. He writes everything from editorial blogs to fiction of every sort (from action to comedy to erotica), all of which can be found on his blog http://ExitEleven.blogspot.com. John can be contacted at (908) 812-8612 or at JohnMinus@non-productive.com.
N'Jaila Rhee – She is the author of www.BlasianBytch.com, where she interviews interesting and hot (in all senses of the word) people in the adult industry. She also writes comprehensive adult toy reviews, humor articles, Geek-interest posts, and original erotica stories. We still are not sure how she got into comedy, but she is also the co-host of the Alter Negro Sho with John Minus.
The Non-Productive Comedy Show is an Exit Eleven (http://ExitEleven.blogspot.com) and Non-Productive Network (Non-Productive.com) production. Lineup subject to change without notice.