EXCLUSIVE: Tribeca and Comedy Dynamics are reteaming for a slate of 10 stand-up comedy specials to be filmed on the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs June 9-20 in New York City.
The two entities partnered up in early 2020 to provide authentic stand-up comedy specials that had been slated to be filmed on the annual fest. But after Covid restrictions took maintain nationwide, they pivoted and advanced the indoor pageant into an outside comedy drive-in set throughout the nation on the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Tribeca x Comedy Dynamics Drive-In featured hourlong comedy units from Ester Steinberg, Dave Helem, Erica Rhodes and Daniel Webb — the primary set of drive-in comedy specials filmed within the midst of the pandemic.
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Produced by Tribeca and Comedy Dynamics and directed by the latter’s founder and CEO, Brian Volk-Weiss, this month’s slate of specials is a part of Tribeca’s growth into new storytelling platforms and its 12-day celebration to reopen New York and produce dwell leisure again to town.
“We had a blast working with the amazing team at Tribeca for our 2020 Comedy Drive-In at the Rose Bowl, and we’re excited to be taking the show back to New York City in 2021 to give fans a bigger, better and more interactive experience,” Volk-Weiss stated.
Said Pete Torres, chief operations officer of Tribeca Enterprises: ”Tribeca is proud to be a part of New York City’s cultural reopening with12 days of dwell leisure at outside and indoor venues throughout all 5 boroughs” We’re excited to associate and develop our program with Comedy Dynamics bringing ten comedians again to the stage throughout our twentieth anniversary celebration.”
Cisco Henson serves as govt producer for the specials, that are produced by Michael Epstein and might be filmed at Spring Studios. Here is a rundown of the performances with instances, dates and artist bios:
June 12, 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Bill Bellamy is a comic and actor who has been featured on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, MTV Jamz, MTV Beach House, Last Comic Standing, Hot in Cleveland and extra. Bill has a number of acclaimed stand-up specials beneath his belt, together with Booty Call, Ladies Night Out and Crazy, Sexy, Dirty. Bill can be the host and EP of Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, which has featured rising comedians of their early days, together with Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery and Karlous Miller.
June 17, 8:30 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.
Cocoa Brown is a comic and actress who has appeared on Showtime on the Apollo, One Mic Stand and BET’s ComicView. She’s additionally appeared in Tyler Perry’s collection, For Better or Worse and comedy movies similar to Ted 2 and The Single Moms Club. In addition to her comedic roles, Cocoa has showcased her appearing abilities on dramatic collection similar to Fox’s 9-1-1 and FX’s The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
June 16, 10:30 p.m.
A fan favourite on the hit NPR podcast Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, Helen Hong was a recurring character on HBO’s Silicon Valley, CBS’ The Unicorn and Netflix’s Huge in France. She’s carried out stand-up comedy on The Arsenio Hall Show, Last Call with Carson Daly, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen and the Just For Laughs comedy pageant in Montreal. Helen was featured within the Coen Brothers’ movie Inside Llewyn Davis, and has guest-starred on Jane the Virgin, Parks and Recreation and Pretty Little Liars.
June 16, 8:30 p.m.
Maija DiGiorgio is acknowledged by New York’s Time Out journal as one in every of “the freshest, funniest, unique voices to grace the microphone”. Maija has been featured on HBO Def Comedy Jam, Hot 97, Comics Unleashed, Sex and the City, Uncontrolled Comedy Hour and extra. Maija acquired a standing ovation on her first tv look on NBC’s Live from the Apollo and by no means stopped touring since, together with a number of excursions to serve our troops stationed abroad in Korea and Japan.
June 13, 8:30 p.m.
Josh Gondelman is a author and comic who incubated inBoston earlier than shifting to New York City, the place he presently lives and works as a author and producer for Desus & Mero on Showtime. Previously, he spent 5 years at Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the place he earned two Peabody Awards, 4 Emmy awards, and three WGA Awards for his work. Josh’s debut essay assortment, Nice Try, was launched in fall 2019 via Harper Perennial. In the previous, Josh has written for Fuse TV’s Billy on the Street. Onstage, Joshcharms audiences utilizing his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up along with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes subjects from shock events to his expertise educating preschool and makes all of them equally hilarious. In 2016, he made his late-night stand-up debut on Conan (TBS), and made his community TV debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers (NBC) in 2018. He has additionally appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Josh’s album Dancing on a Weeknight was launched April 2019 on Blonde Medicine Records and hit No. 7on the Billboard comedy chart. His earlier comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March 2016 at No. 1 on the iTunes comedy chart (in addition to No. 4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…properly…longer than he anticipated, actually.
June 13, 10:30 p.m.
Miz Cracker is a New York City drag queen, author and comedienne. She launched her drag profession in 2011 whereas collaborating in marches for marriage equality in Times Square. She went on to compete in RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10, touchdown a spot within the high 5 and changing into a fan favourite. She now excursions the world together with her one girl exhibits; delights followers on her YouTube channel; lectures on drag at high universities; cooks with Bon Appetit; writes for publications like Slate, ArtworkForum, Vice and GQ; and engages over 1,000,000 followers on Instagram and Twitter. Cracker describes herself as a “woman’s lifestyle brand,” and is a vocal advocate for ladies’s rights. Her forthcoming solo present, American Woman, discusses how drag queens and homosexual males can change into higher allies to girls in an age when Feminism is extra essential than ever.
June 14, 8:30 p.m.
Comedian Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, America’s Got Talent and the Amazon Original collection, Inside Jokes. He has garnered over 30 million views along with his clips on Dry Bar Comedy. In 2018 he was chosen to carry out on the coveted “New Faces” showcase on the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Kellen was named one in every of TBS’s Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017, and he carried out on the Bridgetown, Big Sky, and Boston Comedy Festivals. In February 2018, Kellen made his late evening TV stand-up debut on TBS’ Conan.
June 14, 10:30 p.m.
Katrina Davis is a stand-up from Jacksonville, Florida who sprang onto the Los Angeles comedy scene with just a few 60-second units on Kill Tony. She took on sufficient contenders in Roast Battle at The Comedy Store to be ranked amongst the highest 50 battlers in 2018 and may been seen on America’s Got Talent in addition to the Seed & Spark comedy particular Everything Is Fine. Katrina performs at exhibits usually all-around LA and was honored to be named one in every of Time Out LA’s Comics to Watch for 2019. During the pandemic, Katrina has been featured on many online comedy exhibits and even hosts her personal month-to-month Zoom present referred to as Valley Girl. Most just lately Katrina could be seen on Amazon Prime’s Fact Check digital collection and heard as a voice of a pair characters on YouTube’s Swipeothesis.
June 15, 8:30 p.m.
Comedian Jackie Fabulous captured America’s coronary heart as a semi-finalist on the 2019 season of America’s Got Talent. She’s a hilarious and affable humorist, author, actor, producer, motivational speaker, and headliner who makes use of her jokes and glowing nature to concurrently entertain, encourage, and empower audiences whereas preserving them laughing, and simply navigating the comedy gamut from household pleasant to naughty. Jackie’s stand-up has been featured on The Arsenio Hall Show, Gotham Comedy Live, Fox, BET, Last Comic Standing, Kevin Harts LOL Network and extra. In addition to her tv appearances, Jackie Fabulous is a paid common and headliner at a number of high comedy golf equipment similar to The Comedy Cellar, The Hollywood Improv, The Laugh Factory and Funny Bone golf equipment.
Steven Michael Quezada
June 15, 10:30 p.m.
Steven is greatest recognized for his function as DEA agent Steven Gomez within the hit collection Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, whereas additionally showing in movies similar to Kites, Beerfest, First Snow and three From Hell over his profession. In addition to his appearing work, Steven performs stand-up comedy throughout the nation and likewise performs usually on Carnival Cruise Lines.