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Brooklyn is quietly becoming the nation's capital of comedy. As Brooklyn-born Jimmy Fallon brings The Tonight Show back to its rightful coast we recognize that behind the scenes, many, if not most, of late night TV's writers, tomorrow's headlining stand-ups, and just about a million SNL-wannabe sketch group are living in Brooklyn.
But don't take our word for it. Look at what respected business newspaper The Wall Street Journal has to say: "The vibrant alt-comedy scene that used to be centered in the East Village a few years ago has now become scattered throughout Brooklyn."
See? Pretty impressive.
In true Brooklyn style, Brooklyn Ha Ha introduces some of NYC's best under-the-radar talent along with one of local up-and-comers on the local scene. Again, pretty impressive.
Matt Koff currently works as a writer on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. He has also written for IFC's Onion News Network, GSN's The Newlywed Game, Comedy Central's Tosh.0 blog, and was a recurring panelist on The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. As a stand-up comedian, Matt can be seen on the forthcoming season of Adam DeVine’s House Party on Comedy Central. He has toured with comedians such as John Oliver and Mike Lawrence, and can be seen regularly in New York at the Comic Strip, UCB Theater, and Littlefield.
In 2010, Matt won Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year contest, and his web series with colleague Dan McCoy, 9am Meeting, won Best Animated Pilot at the New York Television Festival. In 2012, Matt wrote and starred in The Matt Koff Show, a live sketch show directed by UCB’s Will Hines. Matt currently lives in Brooklyn, NY without a wife, kids, or even so much as a pet. As he says, it's pretty sad stuff. Proceeds from this show will help Matt buy a roomba.
Jesse Popp moved to New York in 2006 to become on of the most highly regarded comics on the New York comedy circuit. He was co-producer and host of the weekly Comedy Show at Beauty Bar for five years and headlined around the county. Jesse has performed on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and TBS’ Conan,where he was previously a writer. Jesse’s episode of Comedy Central’s The Half Hourpremiered in June 2012. His album You Stink is currently available through Comedy Central Records and on iTunes.
Michael Lehrer is a resident ensemble member with Chicago's Second City e.t.c. stage, where he's been a part of 3 original reviews and 3 Jeff Awards for excellence in theater. He has also worked with Second City in Las Vegas (Top Ten Show 2008 - Las Vegas Review-Journal) and at Atlanta's Alliance theater. (Top Ten Show 2009 - Atlanta Journal Constitution). His original comedy has been seen opening for the Found Footage Festival, as a semifinalist for the Andy Kaufmann Award, The Chicago Tribune, ESPN Radio, on the nationally syndicated "Sports Action Team," and as a regular video contributor to The Second City Network. Other credits include Chicago Underground Comedy, Co-Host of the BTN's Big Ten Tailgate with Mike Hall, and the improvised pilot, Paid Programming, featured at the 2011 New York Television Festival.
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