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 newspaperThe 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.
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who got his start in Boston before moving to New York City. With years of experience as a preschool teacher and polite manners, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit.
In 2010, Josh traveled to Atlanta for the inaugural Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, where he turned heads and captured first prize! Since then he has become an in-demand performer on a national scale. He has performed at the Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO, and headlined at the Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival in Asheville, NC. More recently he has appeared in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. Josh's debut standup comedy CD, “Everything’s The Best” was released in November of 2011 by Rooftop Comedy Productions.
“Did I say clever? Josh Gondelman is that. Whether cracking on his Jewish background or relationships, he plucked witty surprises from his personal experiences that impressed me.” - America’s Comedy
Jeff Maurer is one of the fastest-rising comedians on the East Coast. After college and a brief stint in the Peace Corps, Jeff began performing comedy, and his sharp insights and friendly demeanor quickly earned him a reputation as one of the most promising comics of his generation. Jeff currently resides in the New York area. He is available for parties and events, where my sharp wit and affable demeanor, as well as his quick insights and friendly personality, plus his affable insights, quick personality, sharp friendly, and other variations thereof, are sure to be a hit.
Addressing heavy social and political topics with satire along with hilarious observational comedy and character voices, actor/comedian, Rahmein Mostafavi overcomes every crowd with charm, comic timing, and charisma. He has also been featured at some of the biggest comedy festivals in the nation, including Laugh Your Ashville Off and the Cape May Comedy Festival and has been heard regularly on Sirius XM and was featured in “The Truth About Money” on PBS and as a studio comic on FOX News DC.