Recorded the week before the election. A pared-down Original Lineup (Joey D’Alessio, bass and Misaki Nakamichi, keys) leads host Yedoye Travis in a one-way eighties rap battle after sets by comics LeClerc Darguin, Tyler Richardson, and Casey Balsham.
Show Recorded Oct 24, 2016 at Union Hall. Live sound and mix by Alex Nahas. Produced and edited by Shannon Manning.
ABOUT RENT PARTY
Rent Party is a musical improv and stand up show that’s about as much fun as you can fit into one place. Yedoye Travis, Farah Brook and the backing band, The Original Lineup, invite New York’s best comedians to tell jokes and stories set to some of the best music in the city. Shows recorded every month at Union Hall.
We did this show because Madelyn had a fever dream about a scientific study that may never have existed at all. If you have any information about it, please call 911. We truly figure out love in this episode with the help of the queen, Dr. Helen Fisher. Elna Baker, Patti Harrison, Alexandra Song, and Catherine Cohen thrill us with their little skits.
Hosted by Blythe Roberson, Madelyn Freed
Recorded Live at BRIC House May 2, 2017. Live sound and recording by Andrew Lulling and Evan Zierk at BRIC. Produced and edited by Shannon Manning for Good Orbit.
This month, we’re anthropologists, and we’re slaves to capitalism. Madelyn meets her hero, Elizabeth Royte, and Blythe doesn’t like Kondo-ing. Everyone’s best friends Halcyon Person and Matt Barats YUCK it up, Catherine Cohen does it in song.
Serious Matters is a monthly comedy show at Union Hall that features stand up, video, PowerPoints, and interviews with real-life experts. On this podcast, we play the featured interview from each show, as these experts help us solve that day’s Serious Matter.
Elna Baker was the guest interview, talking about her new book: The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir.
This show recorded Oct 5, 2017 at Union Hall. Sound by Gary O’Keefe and edited and produced by Shannon Manning for Good Orbit.
Book Club is a comedy variety show where hosts Colin Stokes and Blythe Roberson (The New Yorker, The Onion), along with some of NYC’s best comedians, read the books so you don’t have to. Held monthly at Union Hall.
This month’s book was: The Handmaid’s Tale, a dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood.
This month’s guests were: Fran Hoepfner, Monica Heisey, and Harris Mayersohn. Live sound and recording by Chris Medrano. Produced and edited by Shannon Manning.
Artwork by Will McPhail