Queerotica Comedy Show: Round 4
Wednesday August 8: 7:30PM – 8:30PM
Buy a $10 gift card in-store at the event to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Strand and accessible via the stairs or elevator next door at 826 Broadway.
We are once again partnering with local comedian Sam Morrison to bring together another home-run team of side splitting comedians for a night of queer stand-up! In the words of the show producers themselves, "Sex is history and gay sex is neglected. This show celebrates the life of queer sex from the first African Queens to surefire homosexual Mike Pence. Each show highlights an artifact of queer sex and a lineup of comedians talking about queer sex!" The night's talent will include Kate Willett, Lucas Connolly, Glo Butler, Sarah Kennedy, Drew Anderson, host Jaye McBride and of course, Samuel Morrison!
Join us in the Rare Book Room for another night of revelry and laughs!
Kate Willett is a comedian, actress, and writer whose raunchy feminist storytelling is both smart and relatable. Her 15 minute special will premiere on Netflix in 2018. She was recently a correspondent for the Jim Jeffries Show at Politicon 2017. She’s been featured on Viceland’s Flophouse and her appearance on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening was on Splitsider’s list of “2016’s Best Late Night Standup Sets.” In the past, she toured with Margaret Cho nationally and internationally and has featured with comedians like Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Ali Wong, Dana Gould, and Greg Behrendt. She has appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, High Plains, Big Sky Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (5 years in a row), and most recently Laughing Skull. Earlier this year she was a “Comic to Watch” at the LA RIOT festival.
Lucas Connolly has been seen on Seeso's New York's Funniest Comedians (2016), Comedy Central's New York and South Beach Comedy Festivals (online/2012 - 2014) and won the National Lampoon Joke Off (2011). He has been featured in a national commercial for Joe's Crab Shack and was featured on the front page of Reddit countless times. Lucas runs three successful shows in New York City.
Glo Butler: Originally from Charleston, South Carolina. Started comedy in DC then moved to Brooklyn, NY where I reside currently. I’ve been featured on a segment on Wendy Williams, I currently host and Produce a Monthly show at Daily Press in Brooklyn called Glo in the City Live and I also have a webseries Glo in the City ( featured on IMDb, funny or Die, and YouTube). I have performed all over the country, just to name a few: the comedy store (LA), Broadway comedy club, the knitting factory, Greenwich comedy club, Gotham comedy and more. And I have a co- creator/ organizer for Park Slope Comedy Festival in Brooklyn, NY.
Sarah Kennedy has been called a “rising star in the NYC comedy scene” by Backstage Magazine. She’s been a featured on MTV, The Today Show, Glamour.com, and has performed in multiple comedy festivals across the country including the Laughing Devil Comedy Festival in New York and the Ladies are Funny Festival in Austin, Texas. She was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand-Up For Diversity nationwide comedy contest.
Drew Anderson is a comic and writer in Brooklyn. He has performed all around the country including the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, the Cinder Block Comedy Festival and the Crom Comedy Festival in Toronto. His writing has been featured on the NPR show Music&Stories and he is currently a contributing writer for Reductress and the popular party game Cards Against Humanity. You can catch him the last Tuesday of every month at STEVIE, a monthly comedy show he co-produces with faves Marcia Belsky & Sam Taggart at Our Wicked Ladyin Bushwick.
Sam Morrison is a New York City-based comedian who tours colleges, theatres, and comedy clubs nationally. He has been featured on SiriusXM Radio, Travel Channel, Amazon Prime, Laffin' Matterz TV, and was recently named one of Mogul's Comics to Watch in 2018. He has also been featured in multiple commercials - for Mattress Firm, HIV Pharma, and an undisclosed Tech company. You can catch him regularly in NYC at Greenwich Village Comedy Club, West Side Comedy Club, New York Comedy Club, Broadway Comedy Club, Old Man Hustle, Grisly Pear, Village Lantern, and Yonkers Comedy Club. He’s performed all over the world at the Ugandan National Theatre, Kampala International Festival, lolGBTQ Fest, Fingerlakes Comedy Festival, Smart Aleck Festival, Portland Queer Festival, Westside Showdown, and TrumpCon.
Host: Jaye McBride has performed stand-up all over the country, sharing the stage with stars like Aziz Ansari, Jim Norton and Bobcat Goldthwait. When not performing onstage or on-screen Jaye writes The Comedy Blog for the Albany’s Times Union and speaks at colleges all across the country with her stand up and TedX lecture about being transgender called ‘Trans 102: the Chamber of Secrets”