Hailing from a very small town in Maine (just 800 people), Emma Willmann moved to Boston to begin her stand-up journey, briging along her say-it-like-it-is comedic style, warm persona and an unmistakable edge. After establishing herself on the scene in New England, the roads led to New York City and here she's now with an impressive amount of feathers in her funny hat: headlining her own show at Carolines on Broadway, a familiar name in NYC's stand-up scene, appearing on national TV with AxisTV's Live at Gotham, Deadly Affairs and True Crime, being placed on the cover of TimeOutNY as one of the top 10 female comics in NYC and finally, (phew!), bringing in the New Year with fellow comics at AMC 34th Street at the Best NYE Comedy Festival.
Hailing from the big apple is the hilarious Naomi Ekperigin. We give her mad props for not letting anything (or anyone) get in her way from her true happiness. Growing up in Harlem and attending a private Upper East Side school has helped shape her life and career. She has become an expert at being able to make fun of any awkward or embarrassing situation, which everyone can relate to. We are so excited for Naomi to perform at our upcoming Best NYE Comedy Festival at AMC 34th Street. We had the pleasure of getting to know Naomi a little better and got to ask her a few questions about herself and what she has in store for our NYE party this year! See below:
What happens when a Psychology grad student branches out into stand-up comedy? We found out when we got to chat with Gibran Saleem. Born in North Carolina and raised in Virginia, Gibran first made his move to NYC for grad school. Soon, he found himself in front of a crowd of people laughing with him and now he's featured on MTV Iggy, Popcorn Flix, a stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXSTV, he's headlined at New York Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy festival, Out of Bounds Festival (Austin, TX), Hoboken Comedy Festival, a webseries and, of course, he'll be bringing 2015 with thousands of people at this year's NYC Best Comedy Festival NYE at 34th Street!
Deciding what to do for New Years is really all a matter of preference. Everybody has that one friend who never goes out because they either spend it at home with their family, or have a bedtime of about 10pm no matter the occasion, and then they have those other friends who won't settle for anything less than a luxury rooftop with a view, even though it's the dead of winter and ain't nobody got time to be basking in bottle service after Christmas shopping. For those of you stuck somewhere in the middle between these two extremes, specifically the ones who want to enjoy the music just as much as the atmosphere, Joonbug.com has got your New Years Eve party solutions right here. You see, we are bringing you the hottest DJs at the hottest venues in your city.
As the host of Lust for Life and Get in the Ring, A Guns & Roses Appreciation Podcast, James Mattern has spent a lot of time speaking to as many interesting people as he can. But now, the tables are turned as the comedian opens up to Joonbug.com, giving us the deets on things from his appropriate rock and roll references to the most effective remedy for a sore throat. James has life advice to share, and an exciting plan for the future.
When looking for the hottest New Year's Eve parties to end 2013 we at Joonbug.com know you're looking for tickets that can give you biggest bang for your buck, as well as provide for the best memories. With so many parties to choose from, it can seem a bit overwhelming--but not to worry, we have curated a list of parties as fitted to the four most pivotal personality types.
Whether you're a hipster, cool kid, bro or a rich kid we've got you covered on which scene is best for you!
Any hipster can be easily spotted by their distinguishable outfit choices consisting mainly of threads from American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, or their local thrift store. Known for going against the scene and popular culture, man a hipster can be spotted flocking together in Williamsburg, Brooklyn snapping off-centered Instagram pictures and picking up new vinyls from bands we’ve never heard of. If this description seems to fit you best you’re going to want to check out the following hipster-friendly Joonbug.com NYE parties!
So there you are, standing in the living room of your apartment thinking to yourself: I’ve finally made it. You got the living space, you've landed a decent job, and you’ve made a few friends with whom you can party with on Friday night.
Corinne Fisher : one half of the Guys We F*cked, The Anti Slut-Shaming podcast, dedicated stand-up comedian, writer and actor. She first hit the scene in 2010 with the debut of her one-woman show, Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU. Since then, she's spent time on NYC's stand up scene at UCB, Broadway Comedy Club, Caroline's, Gotham, and Stand Up NY. Reflecting on her humble beginnings, Corinne noted, "Comedy has always been a part of my life in different ways. My family is just really funny. I went to film school with this idea of becoming the next Christopher Guest, I made a bunch of mockumentaries and stuff. I had a nice life till I moved to New York City and it completely fell apart. I started taking a class at UCB. Did that whole improv thing and realized I'm sort of introverted. Someone came up to me after a show asked me if I ever tried stand-up comedy. I was like, no, I love stand-up but I don't think that's my thing. But, I did it once, fell in love, and basically quit everything because I wanted to concentrate on becoming as good as I possibly could."
Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, we bring you brilliant comedian Justin Williams. Williams realizes he would not be where he is today if it were not for his parents divorce, “In an odd way, I'm happy I experienced being broke, going to inner city schools, going to suburban schools. It's made me more well rounded. I wouldn't suggest having your parents go through a nasty divorce, but I had a good Mom and extended family, so it wasn't a disaster for my brother and I.” Due to his parent’s rough divorce, Williams was forced into attending a number of different schools, and this is where Williams found his comedic voice. Williams became an expert comedian by realizing being funny was his way “in” with the cool kids.
From the Midwestern state of Ohio, to the busy city of New York, Charles McBee has made a name for himself across the US. The comedian is a jack of all trades, mastering the art of stand-up comedy, film making, and acting. How does one complete such a task? Chuck McBee chatted with us about his endeavors, plans, and intricate skill set as well as some other random tidbits.
Charles is the creator and an actor in his own show entitled It’s a Chucked Up Life. “The idea behind Its a Chucked up Life is to tell a story about a stand-up comedian who thinks he has life all figured out only to find out he's way in over his head. It’s a small take on my actual life, only in the show I get to decide the ending.” The series chronicles the comedian throughout his less than lavish life, while allowing his audience to laugh at his comical occurrences.
End your Christmas weekend right as R3hab makes his way to legendary nightlife destination, Marquee New York, on Saturday, December 27th. Born Fadil El Ghoul, the Dutch DJ initially gained respect from DJs worldwide after releasing hits like 'Toys Are Nuts' (remix) and 'Mrkrstft.' Such recognition earned him a spot as one of the major players of the Dutch house music movement, and his star continued to rise with his adrenaline filled build ups paired with euphoria induced drops.
If you've ever tuned into 'I Need R3hab' on Sirus Radio, or read how concertgoers praise him for his energetic live performances online, then you already know that this savvy modern Dutch house champion will have you dancing nonstop.
Dance to the sound of the music mixed with shouts of excitement from the cheering crowd. This is a performance you won't want to miss out on.