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Jokebooks Live! with Ben Kronberg, Sarah Kennedy, Gilbert Lawand, & Brett Hiker (Music by Tim Pourbaix)

  • Hell Phone 247 Varet Brooklyn, NY, 11206 United States (map)

Join us at Hell Phone for drinks, music and laughs from the pages of jokebooks carried by top-notch comedians, headlined by Ben Kronberg, with music by Tim Pourbaix.

Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. 


Ben Kronberg is a comedian based in Brooklyn, New York, who regularly tours across the country -- often referencing a small jokebook he carries during sets. Ben's act is marked by a unique style that blends clever one-liners and witty observations with catchy songs that he performs while playing instruments, or just his smartphone. He has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call with Carson Daly, and in 2013 had his own Comedy Central half hour special. He currently creates original content for the web. For more info, go to

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Sarah Kennedy has opened for Jim Norton, Chris Gethard, Doug Stanhope, the Upright Citizens Brigade; and for Dana Goldberg, Fortune Feimster, and Erin Foley as part of 2011’s - 2013’s Southwest Funny Fest. She’s was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity nationwide comedy contest and won multiple “best comedian” awards from publications in Albuquerque, New Mexico — her hometown. Sarah also performed as part of the Austin, TX Ladies Are Funny Festival in both 2011 and 2012. Though she may keep her comedy on the clean side, Sarah Kennedy is guaranteed to never say what you expect.

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Gilbert Lawand is an NYC-based comedian originally from Atlanta, GA. In 2007, he left a career in corporate finance and accounting to pursue his passion of standup comedy. His comedy is a mix of social commentary and satire through a unique perspective based on his background: born in Baghdad to Catholic parents before moving to a town of 500 people in Georgia where he grew up on a farm. In the past few years, he has participated in several festivals, including the Laughing Skull Festival where he was a semifinalist in 2013. In 2014, Gilbert was the opening act in several theatre shows for both Aziz Ansari and Dave Chappelle.

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Brett Hiker is an NYC-based comedian who has been featured on Fox, the CW, Comcast and dozens of morning radio shows across the country. From growing up deep in the mountains of Colorado, to living a fast paced life in Manhattan, to countless months spent abroad as an expat; Hiker’s broad appeal provides his tour schedule with the variety of large city theaters, small town bars, and every comedy club in between.

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Tim Pourbaix (pronounced ‘pour-bay’) is that rare artist whose voice and songcraft sound instantly familiar. A master solo performer from the backroom parlors of Brooklyn, his fourteen-track full-band album, River Well features elegantly constructed songs that paint a dreamscape worth multiple visits.

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