Comedy at the 14th Street Y
#NASTYWOMEN – A Night of Female Resistance
Presented by Educational Alliance, The 14th Street Y
In partnership with BETCHES – THE ‘SUP
January 18 // 7:30 PM // SOLD OUT TICKETS
Join us for an evening of political comedy led by 5 ferocious female voices: Aparna Nancherla, Emmy Blotnick, Janelle James, Jena Friedman, and Sasheer Zamata, and in partnership with Betches – The ‘Sup.
In the lead up to the first anniversary of the women’s march, this night will amp us all up with laughter, games and giveaways.
Hosted by Betches – The ‘Sup’s Alise Morales (formerly of the 14th Street Y’s After School program). Hashtags and banned words highly welcome.
Aparna Nancherla is a comedian and actor. Credits include Crashing, Master of None, Love, and Inside Amy Schumer. Aparna was also named one of “The 50 Funniest People Right Now” by Rolling Stone. She has upcoming roles on the Comedy Central show, Corporate, the Paul Feig mystery thriller, A Simple Favor, as well as her own Netflix half-hour special, out in 2018. Last year, she released her debut album, Just Putting It Out There, on Tig Notaro’s new label, Bentzen Ball Records, and recorded a half hour special for Comedy Central.
Emmy Blotnick is a comedian and writer based in New York. Currently she is Head Writer of The President Show on Comedy Central. Emmy has been named one of Comedy Central’s Comics To Watch and Time Out NY’s Women of Comedy.
Janelle James is a comedian that can be seen on NBC Seeso’s Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, @midnight on Comedy Central, Crashing (HBO) and Uproarious on Fuse (2016). She was included in the Just For Laughs Montreal’s New Faces category for 2016, named one of the The 50 Most Funny People in Brooklyn 2016 and has been featured for her outstanding performance ability in the The New York Times, Portland Tribune and Time Out Magazine. Janelle toured with Chris Rock as part of his Total Blackout Tour 2017.
Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and filmmaker. She is currently a correspondent for National Geographic Explorer and has worked as a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her critically acclaimed stand up special, American Cunt, is now available on Seeso and Amazon.
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, and writer who was a cast member on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” for four seasons. She has appeared on People of Earth, Transparent, Inside Amy Schumer, Bojack Horseman, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac, voiced the role of Maisie in Nickelodeon’s Albert and Sally in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. She’s also in the films The Outdoorsman, Yoga Hosers, Sleight and Deidra & Laney Rob a Train. She serves as ACLU’s Celebrity Ambassador for Women’s Rights, and her standup comedy special Pizza Mind is available to watch on Amazon.