Ellen DeGenerous: I Simply Cannot Relate
Dec
18
8:00 PM20:00

Ellen DeGenerous: I Simply Cannot Relate

My friends Rachel Kaly and Daniel Maseda are doing another spoof of the Ellen DeGeneres Show in which I will have a small part. The show also features Jaboukie Young-White and Charlie Bardey. Check out the writeup in Time Out NY! I've seen two previous iterations of this show and it's goddam wild, definitely swing by if you can.

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Indie Theater Fund's Big Give
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Indie Theater Fund's Big Give

Hymie has been hired to do roving performance from about 7pm to 9pm by The Indie Theater Fund, which raises money to support independent theater companies and performers. Expect Omnichord improvisation and maybe the musical saw. This is also Hymie's first gig as a Fire Guard which is exciting.

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A Comedy Comedy Concert Presented By Parody*Karaoke
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

A Comedy Comedy Concert Presented By Parody*Karaoke

Hymie will be doing a solo set in this Parody*Karaoke show.

“SATURDAY, November 3rd (7:00 pm) -- Pine Box Rock Shop is putting on the musical comedy event of the season! 

Parody*Karaoke isn't just a comedy show... it's a comedy concert; where EVERYONE is a star!

Come sing original parody songs, done in the style of karaoke! Lyrics are projected onto a big screen, so the audience can sing along with our line-up of all-star guests!

Plus, we feature multiple musical acts every show, to play their own hits!
Our comedy concerts have featured acts from The Disney Channel, Comedy Central, Sesame Street, TBS, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Funny Or Die, Above Average, Amazon's Best-Sellers List, The Comedy Wire, Seriously.TV, and the London Worldwide Short Comedy Festival.

All for the low-low-low price of $0!!!! THAT'S RIGHT! IT'S FREE!

***PLUSSS, YOU GET A FREE MINI-POSTER, WITH THE PURCHASE OF YOUR TICKET!***

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NOVEMBER'S MUSICAL GUESTS INCLUDE:

Tim Platt (Sesame Street, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert)

Mary Houlihan (Difficult People, Comedy Central, The Chris Gethard Show)

Matthew Albani (Billboard Magazine)

- PLUS SOME SURPRISES!
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THIS MONTH'S PARODY*KARAOKE CHOIR:
Daniel Ahrens
Willie Zabar
Jeremy Senie
Jared Dryden
Colleen Sproull
Stevie Roe
Lynn Bixenspan

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Endure Me: Hymie Wilhelm for 3 Hours
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Endure Me: Hymie Wilhelm for 3 Hours

Hymie Wilhelm, a vaudevillian musician from 1920's Germany, will perform a solo set for 3 hours straight to prove his virility. Audience members are not required to arrive on time or stay for the entirety, but are asked to watch as much as they can endure.

Part of the Brooklyn Comedy Festival.

To attend, one must purchase a Thursday Badge ($15 after using code "onedayfunday" or, for a limited time only, $10 with code "cloudy10").

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/general-admission-badge-thursday-tickets-48425052636

A Thursday Day passes will also get you into the following BKCF shows:

ART INSTALLATION: REVERIES
FILM: THUNDER ROAD
BKCF PRESENTS
KEVIN MCDONALD'S KEVIN MCDONALD SHOW
BITCHES BREW 
Brett Davis presents John Gentle: A Lone-Man Show (BKCF)


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The 5th Borough Comedy Festival: The 100th Annual Comedy Classic
Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

The 5th Borough Comedy Festival: The 100th Annual Comedy Classic

Facebook event

"Come celebrate the 100th annual comedy classic presented by the 1st annual 5th Borough Comedy Festival at Pepper Jacks Bar and Grille. 

September 14th, 7 PM at 316 Manor RD. 

Tickets are 10$ 

The 5th Borough Comedy Festival has allowed the 100th Annual Comedy Classic to take part in their festivities! We have a ridiculously good lineup. Hosted by Greg and Rob with their sidekick Joseph Weinhouse and house band Willie Zabar. 

This show is featuring Pete Revello, and headlining is “Brother and Brothers Entertainment” with Jay Miller and Casey Jost. 

With appearances from internet phenomenon and YouTube impressionist Eddy “The Man of 50 Voices” McCabe, and back from his annual summer visit to Saudi Arabia the wealthiest man in New York City “The Sheik”. In addition to these appearances the 100th Annual Comedy Classic will be hosting the first ever "Joe Pesci Off" between Mike Bochetti and Joe Pesci. 

Here’s the lineup: 

Gracie Canaan
Jon Elias
Mia Faith Hammond
Taffy Jaffe
Mike Kramer
Kyle Mara
Anthony Passaretti
Rene Polanco
Gianmarco Soresi
Tracy Rosenberg

Featuring: Pete Revello

Headlining: “Brother and Brothers Entertainment” Jay Miller and Casey Jost."

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Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity

  • The Triple Crown Ale House & Restaurant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

"In 'Bird and Friends - Cosmic Unity,' improviser Michael Bird creates an improv show with the audience, where anyone watching can jump into his set at anytime. That means if YOU are currently reading this, you could jump into Bird's improv set!

Joining Bird we've got three stellar improv acts from around NYC including:

~HYMIE WILHELM, An Improvised Musical Act.~
Willie Zabar

~WOW! WOW! IMPROV! WOW!~
Michelle Drozdick
Pedro Lee

~WE'RE COUSINS~
Marina Di Marzo
Ilan Joseph Kaplan
Emily Sen
Gavin Kaplan
Adam Turkle
Polly Feldman

Let's create some improvised cosmic unity ya'll. ♥

FREE SHOW!

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The 98th Annual Comedy Classic
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

The 98th Annual Comedy Classic

Hymie just got a gig as the house band on this fun show. Details below.

 

"The 98th Annual Comedy Classic is on August 24th at 7:30 PM at Pepper Jacks Bar and Grille 316 Manor Rd SINY. At this years show we’ll be awarding 12 year old Little League All Star Santiago Ramos with the first ever Chris Soriano Heart and Hustle Award for his excellence both on and off the field this 2018 Little League season. It’s a baseball themed show this year as we’ll be featuring the first ever Babe Ruth off between Mike Bocchetti and baseball legend Babe Ruth. Adam Suzan will bring to you the 3 faces of Foley, Cousin Russell Gonzarelli Provenzano will make an appearance as Ric Flair, and Willie Zaybar makes his debut as the house band. Here is the lineup : 

Hosted by Greg and Rob

Darin Joseph (Bossman TV) 
Antonio Giurato (Poppa Gonzo Radio) 
Nick Tillelli (Al Jazeera) 
Jared Schwartz
Eddy McCabe (YouTube) 
Steven Duca (Picking up the Pieces) 
Elise Edwards
Matthew Mendillo
Will Gallagher
Shenuque Tissera
Farooq Hussain"

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UCB Character 101 Class Show
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

UCB Character 101 Class Show

  • Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre East Village (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

I'll be showcasing a new character at my UCB Character 101 Class Show! It'll be fun as hell.

 

Also featuring:

 

Come see our Character 101 class, where each of us will perform a character monologue we've written over the course of our class with Jon Bander!

 

Featuring:

Mitch McMahon

Ja-Ron Young

Andrew Fafoutakis

Lucy Rydell

Pat Baer

Ellie Sachs

Olivia Petzy

Sam Moore

Adam Mark

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The Offbeat Extravaganza!
Jul
23
9:30 PM21:30

The Offbeat Extravaganza!

I'm the featured performer on Joseph Weinhouse's alt-comedy open mic!

 

"Are you a little weird, strange perhaps, or just out right absurd?
This is the mic for you...
The Offbeat Extravaganza! 
All types of acts are welcome comedians, musicians, singers, poets, anything (the little more out there you are, the better).

Monday July 23rd at 9:30
The Offbeat Extravaganza presents games, activities, fun, excitement and...
The beautiful harminously funny music of comedian Willie Zabar!
Willie Zabar is a stand-up and character comedian from New York City.
He has performed at The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, Sketchiest, and The Nantucket Comedy Festival. He also performs one-man musical improv as his signature character Hymie Wilheim.

The mic starts at 9:30
To perform just show up, sign up, and buy a drink
Performers get 5-7 minutes depending on turn out
1 drink minimum"

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What Are We Doing? An Improvised Talk Show
May
27
9:00 PM21:00

What Are We Doing? An Improvised Talk Show

I'll be performing in the house band of this show!

 

"Live from his parents' basement, it's WHAT ARE WE DOING?? a chaotic improvised talk show for those anxious and hungry to be entertained.

Host Nicholas Guastella invites the stars, his house band, and musical guests for an evening of late night variety based on YOUR suggestions."

Details TBD

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What Are We Doing? An Improvised Talk Show
Apr
22
9:00 PM21:00

What Are We Doing? An Improvised Talk Show

I'll be performing in the house band of this show!

 

"Live from his parents' basement, it's WHAT ARE WE DOING?? a chaotic improvised talk show for those anxious and hungry to be entertained.

Host Nicholas Guastella invites the stars, his house band, and musical guests for an evening of late night variety based on YOUR suggestions."

Details TBD

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The Best Way Out Is Through: A Play in Shadows (Staged Trailer and Fundraiser)
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Best Way Out Is Through: A Play in Shadows (Staged Trailer and Fundraiser)

Facebook Event

Hymie will be opening for this project by Anna Schultz, as will Cassidy Dawn Graves.

:: A Play In Shadows ::
Created by Anisette Silhouette
Co-Produced with The Tank

The Best Way Out Is Through follows the tale of adolescent girl on a quest to save her friend, come to terms with her own darkness, and protect the light.

A Staged Trailer and Fundraiser Performance
Tickets - $15 (includes a beverage + party!)

Featuring Music and Comedy by:
Cassidy Dawn Graves
and Willie Zabar

Concept + Design by Anisette Silhouette

Director :: Anna Schultz

Cast :: Elizabeth Berkman, Sneha Raja, Brandon Bogle, Dan Rodaire, and Neysa Lozano

Writers :: Ran Xia, Brandon Bogle, Dan Rodaire, Melissa Flowers, Annelise Neilsen, Sneha Raja, Lauren Belmore, Elizabeth Berkman, Anna Schultz, and Neysa Lozano

Original Music :: Maureen Fenninger, Dan Rodaire, and Lauren Belmore

Choreography :: Hannah Marie Fonder & Annelise Neilsen

Shadow Puppets :: Anisette Silhouette

Other Contributors + Special Thanks :: Kristen Stokes, Emerald McLaughlin, Josean Rodriguez, Thomas Hedlund, and Drama of Works

Graphics + Art :: Souther Recio

Technical Direction :: Eric Swabey-Keith

Puppets are made using found, reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable materials
Flashlights are powered by rechargeable batteries
**This Project promotes inclusivity, access, and love**

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Paper Kraine: Intimacy
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

Paper Kraine: Intimacy

"For our March show, Paper Kraine is getting TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT! 

We asked our artists to think on what INTIMACY meant to them and we're excited to present works-in progress by ...

Hollis Beck - This is Why I Wouldn't (Sleep with You)
Bráulio Cruz - Rabbit House
Freddy Edelhart - The Canyon
Grey Grant -My Mom Thought This was a bit Weird but She Still Loves Me
Cameron Jefts and Hymie Wilhelm - Imaginary Friends
Megan Quick - The Louisa Belvedere Sketch Show
Rebecca Vineyard - Gasping

Produced by Zachary CohnBrittany CrowellCameron JeftsLizzy Ana Lincoln and Paul H Purvine

Tickets $15 in advance and $10 at the door.

All proceeds for our March show will be donated to the Violence Intervention Program, Inc (VIP). To learn more about VIP's work and how you can support them - you can visit: https://www.vipmujeres.org/"

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Dear Diary: Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals
Mar
5
8:30 PM20:30

Dear Diary: Comics Read Their Weird Childhood Journals

"Comics are funny; sure, but how did they get that way? Delve deeply into the past with Q.E.D. comedian Maggie Lalley, as she hosts a dramatic reading of several comedians' childhood journals. Laughter inevitable. Discomfort guaranteed.

Featuring*:
Ali Kolbert
Rushin Mathur
Jeena Bloom
Willie Zabar
Justin Zirilli
Bobby Sheehan
Caroline Mazzei
Julianna Maher
Hosted by: Maggie Lalley

*Lineups subject to change."

Tickets are $8, no drink minimum.

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HE Said, SHE Said
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

HE Said, SHE Said

Tickets are $8 and are available here.

 

"Battle of the Sexes Comics: Stacy Moise and V. Lince VS. Ricki Sofer and Ashley Austin Martin VS. TBD on 11/3 and 11/10

Host/MC: Samantha (Dippold) Peluso

Plus, special performances by Willie Zabar, Davon Jones, and Nick McClean"

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