Nomadic Press visits Dun-Well Donuts in East Williamsburg to co-present the March edition of their monthly Folk Night series hosted by Ben Kronberg. Comedians include Aparna Nancherla, Jo Firestone, Khalid Rahmann, Carmen Lagala, and Bob Palos, with music by Imrahn Ahmed and Emily Frembgen.
In addition to the great comedy and music, snacks and drinks will also be provided.
Ben Kronberg is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose 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 had his own Comedy Central half hour special, and currently creates original content for the web, while regularly hosting Folk Night at Dun-Well Doughnuts. He also recently starred in "The Pretentious Bum - 'The Edible Complex'", which can be seen on Funny Or Die: www.funnyordie.com/…/the-pretentious-bum-the-edible-complex…
Additional links for Ben: Twitter: https://twitter.com/benkronberg Instagram:https://instagram.com/benkronberg Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benkronberg
Aparna Nancherla is comedian who has written for Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Her comedic style is dry and observational, and her act is sprinkled with absurdist wit and a whimsical point-of-view. For more info, go to http://aparnacomedy.com/
Additional links for Aparna: Twitter: https://twitter.com/aparnapkin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aparnapkin Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aparna.nancherla
Jo Firestone is a comedian and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. She has created and hosts several live shows around the city that usually fall under the genres of "low-brow" "recurring" and "only for indoor kids". She can be seen at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater hosting The Incredible Game Show Showcase and The Unexpectashow and at Littlefield hosting Punderdome 3000 with her dad, Fred. You can also see Jo doing stand-up in different basements around the city, and listen to her every Monday night from 6-7pm EST hosting Dr. Gameshow on WFMU with her good pal, Manolo. For more info, go to www.jofirestone.com/
Additional links for Jo: Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingfirestorm
Khalid Rahmaan is a Brooklyn-based standup comic. You can find Khalid integrating his gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood at his monthly show “It's Sooo Up & Coming". He was also a Semi-Finalist in the 2015 NBC Standup Competition. When he’s not on stage, he’s giving his take on the news in the Headliner app on your iPhone as “khalidsays”. For more info, go to www.khalidrahmaan.com/#about
Additional links for Khalid: Twitter: https://twitter.com/khalidnyc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/khalidsays/
Carmen Lagala is a New York City comedian originally from Vermont, where she is still a member of The Vermont Comedy Divas. She was a finalist in 2014’s Vermont’s Funniest Comedian Competition, was crowned the winner of the 9th annual Higher Ground Comedy Battle in 2013, and was a part of last year’s Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. You can catch Carmen performing at several NYC venues, including her current home base of The Creek and The Cave in Long Island City. Follow Carmen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/carmenlagala
Bob Palos is a Brooklyn-based writer, entertainer and musician, who began his comedy career in Chicago, before moving to New York City. For more info go to https://bobpalos.com/
More links for Bob: Twitter: https://twitter.com/bobpalos Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bob.palos
Imran Ahmed is a Brooklyn-based musician, whose music The Deli magazine compared to Serge Gainsbourg -- added that it "compliments hammocks rocking sexily in exotic locations." Imran's latest album, 'While I Sleep', is available at Bandcamp: https://imranahmed.bandcamp.com/
Emily Frembgen is a singer and songwriter based in Brooklyn, New York. Her songs are evocative, subtle and always well-crafted. Each month, she organizes and plays as part of a Folk Night comedy & music showcase at Dun-Well Donuts. Emily's latest solo album, 'Fremb Fatale,' is available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/fremb-fatale/id1007936325
Additional links for Emily: Tumblr website: http://emilyfrembgen.tumblr.com SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/emilyfrembgen Twitter: https://twitter.com/emilyfrembgen