The Summer Comedy Series at Joe's Pub, presented in association with Laughspin.com, has announced its lineup, including Katie Goodman, Summer & Eve, Bridget Everett & the Tender Moments and John Roberts.
See below for the great comedy we’ve got coming through our doors this summer, and visit Laughspin.com for special features on the performers, ticket and food discounts, and prize packages.
July 7 & August 11 at 7:30pm
Comedian and on-line celebrity Katie Goodman captivates her audience with her unique style of raw humor and gutsy original musical satire. An internationally touring musical comedienne, Goodman is known for providing an audience with an act that is political, personal, and wildly entertaining. Honed to a razor sharp edge, her recently released first solo album, "I Didn't F*ck It Up," received enormous praise from Punchline Magazine, who put it best: "On par not just with any woman in modern comedy, not just with any music act in modern comedy but, categorically on par with anyone working the current comedy scene... Impressive...Magnificent." Katie holds nothing back on stage. Her charming-yet-challenging style and material appeal to both men and women and you can take a sneak peak at her hijinx on YouTube, particularly with the hit, "I Didn't F*ck It Up," which is sweeping the nation.
SUMMER & EVE
JULY 13, 9:30pm
Summer & Eve specialize in a hyper-articulate, nerdy, post-modern sort of musical comedy. weird al meets brett and germaine, if you will. the female-fronted quartet sings about love, deceptive boyfriends, Macaulay Culkin and...how to make a bong. folk singalongs and catchy pop jams are merely the metaphorical table holding up the buffet of wordplay, sarcastic wit and rapid-fire pop culture references. your only challenge will be catching all the lyrics over the constant eruptions of laughter.
Performing in the band will be: Nadia Quinn, Emily Tarver, Rebecca Kaasa and Aaron Quinn
Bridget Everett & THE TENDER MOMENTS
July 9 & September 5 at 9:30pm
September 28 at 7:30pm
John Roberts has been wowing audiences with his live performance skills and original character work across the country and on television. He provides the voice of Linda in the FOX animated primetime comedy "Bob's Burgers," which premiered January 2011. He has appeared on Good Day NY and MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung, and has a recurring role as Jimmy's mom on NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
In April 2009, John performed "Jersey Days," a brand new one-man show, at Ars Nova, co-written with Bob Odenkirk and produced by Jim Biederman. In 2010, he performed in a national tour with Margaret Cho and hosted a monthly show at Comix in NYC, featuring guests like David Cross, Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman. Musically, John formed the band Opti-Grab which went on to play with such acts as Blondie, Gogol Bordello, Scissor Sisters and Tom Tom Club. He has worked with Debbie Harry, Jack Pierson, and The Ones in several musical collaborations.
John first gained attention as one of the standout performer/writers on YouTube. His first viral video "The Christmas Tree" was hailed as an instant comedy classic. It was nominated for a broadband Emmy award and was featured on VH1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central Insider and countless other blogs and websites. The follow up "Jackie & Debra" won The Comedy Smalls award in London, was featured on YouTube, and has a huge cult following both young and old. He has over 14 million hits on Youtube and counting.