OUR NEXT SHOW IS ON THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 2014 AT THE SIDEWALK CAFE IN NYC. 6:30p-8p
Three terrific storytellers, live music, and happy hour drink prices!
MARCH 20/ LINE-UP
J. LALONDE has been on the radio since he was 16 years old. He’s been heard in Southern Oregon, Eugene, Seattle, New Orleans, Miami, Palm Beach, The Keys and Knoxville. His show’s guests have ranged from Presidents to Rockstars to Oscar-winning actors to Hall-of-Fame athletes. He’s considered one of the youngest major-market morning show hosts in radio history.
LaLonde currently operates Man Speaks Noise - a Voice Over studio in New York which records audiobooks, radio, TV & digital campaigns world-wide.
J. LaLonde is also a national touring comedian. He filmed his first stand-up DVD at The Historic Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN in 2011. His first European tour is set for 2014. LaLonde was recently featured internationally in the Samsung Galaxy 4 campaign. You can see him on ION TV where he co-writes and co-stars in Investigating Greatness. He currently writes for WORD THUG from Brooklyn, NY.
MARTI ZABELL believes that they key to all design, filmmaking, (and quite possibly life), is the ability to tell a great story. She earned her BA in film and theatre cutting and splicing her own short films together in dark rooms at Hunter College. Post college she worked her way up the ranks from Art PA to Production Designer and loves painting rooms and building props. She has worked on dozens of shorts, features, and music videos, and was that day player that would say yes when called to come to set at 6 AM (with a smile). In 2006 she left film to pursue a Master’s degree in Industrial Design, and is now an award winning children’s product designer. Currently she designs craft kits, toys, and more for tween girls. She is also a graduate of the UCB improv program, and spends her nights performing improv, stand-up, and storytelling all over town. She hosts “After Eight” a stand-up comedy show at RPM bar on the first Wed of every month. She also art directs a few comedic webseries because the entertainment industry keeps finding her and she still loves it (see also: she is still hirable as an art director!). She spends all day and night living in worlds of stories and make-believe and wouldn’t have it any other way.
ANGEL YAU is a solo sketch comedian, storyteller and filmmaker. She’s from Queens, NY and graduated from Ithaca College studying film production. She is part of the Upright Citizen Brigade Theatre’s Beta Team, Scraps. Her favorite place to perform is the beloved story-telling show, Mortified! Her performances were apart of the Seattle Sketchfest, NYC Underground Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Calgary’s Funnyfest and more. Her awkwardness and insecurities will make you feel better about yourself!
LYNN BIXENSPAN is really nice! Also, she’s done a lot of stuff. Like, she’s been on MTV, Comedy Central, and the Biography Channel (Celebrity Ghost Stories). She’s also written for Fuse and Wizard Entertainment and a whole bunch of ad campaigns, including Viagra, which is the least funny thing she’s ever done. She was nominated for an Emerging Comics of New York Award for Best Musical Act. You might have heard her on RISK! or seen her telling stories and doing stand-up and comedy-music around town. Most importantly, Joss Whedon follows her on Twitter, so you should, too.
RACHEL BLITHE grew up in the San Diego area, where she acted in school plays and played clarinet for anyone who would listen. She learned to play glockenspiel, which would later become her main instrument, in her high school drumline. Sick of the incessant sunshine, she left California for Olympia, Washington. There, she played bass in an indie-pop band, made a short film about phone sex, and got a degree. After graduating college, Rachel moved to New York to pursue an acting career, and soon began to write her own material. Rachel now writes all kinds of things: songs, sketches, plays, profoundly insightful bathroom graffiti. Her short play “Be Your Own Benchmark” was a finalist for the 2012 Heideman Award. She has performed at the PIT, UCBeast, Le Poisson Rouge, and a bunch of other places.