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Butterboy

Butterboy

2017 — PRESENT

Every Monday at 7pm EST, three chuckle monsters descend on Littlefield (currently streaming), clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, these three friends, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Jo Firestone combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Gowanus! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won’t want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies! Butterboy is produced by Marianne Ways.

Please check butterboycomedy.com for current schedule. Butterboy is available for college and corporate events.

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Casting

Casting

MWAYS Productions offers full service casting and talent booking, connecting a variety of clients with comedic and celebrity talent. Past clients include: HBO’s 2 Dope Queens, truTV’s Laff Mobb’s Laugh Tracks, HQ Trivia App, Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Debate Wars for NBC Digital, Sasheer Zamata Party Time for Above Average, and multiple commercial and internal projects for HBO, Amazon, VICE, E!, Quibi, and many others. For more information, please reach out directly at marianne[@]marianneways.com


DAVID CROSS: SHOOTIN’ THE SHIT (SEEIN’ WHAT STICKS)

DAVID CROSS: SHOOTIN’ THE SHIT (SEEIN’ WHAT STICKS)

2018 — Present

David will be working on new(ish) material for his next show. But since he is incapable of crafting jokes and does most of his writing onstage, this is where YOU come in. Come join him (me) at Union Hall in Brooklyn for some informal banter and jolly japes. And together let’s see which shit sticks!

Please check littlefieldnyc.com for current show schedule.


Tig Notaro’s Bentzen Ball

Tig Notaro’s Bentzen Ball

October 2019

The Bentzen Ball began in 2009 when comedian Tig Notaro teamed up with Brightest Young Things to create and curate a fun and exciting new way of highlighting comedians while at the same time developing an environment where every person felt taken care of and valued both onstage and off. In additional to presenting the best established and up-and-coming comedians, Bentzen Ball also aims to offer a platform to voices and non-profit partners who are making an important impact in the world around us. Bentzen Ball was proud to donate a portion of sales to World Central Kitchen, a non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters.

Guests included: Maria Bamford, Roxanne Gay, Pete Holmes, The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle, Los Espookys Live, Jamie Lee, Dulce Sloan, Catherine Cohen, Aparna Nancherla, Yamaneika Saunders, Rory Scovel, Jay Pharoah, Jermaine Fowler, Sasheer Zamata, Jaboukie Young White, and more.


Jon Glaser: Come See If This Works

Jon Glaser: Come See If This Works

2018 — 2019

Jon tries out some classic bitz to see if they might work for a live special. Come help him decide if it’s a great idea or a misguided attempt!


Shouting at the Screen

Shouting at the Screen

2013 — 2018

Back in the days before live-­tweeting, the only way to express your thoughts while watching a movie was to yell them out loud to the delight of your friends, and the disgust of the old people two rows in front of you. Wyatt Cenac and Donwill invite you to join them as they recreate the magic of Magic Johnson theaters and guide you through the wonderful world of blaxploitaton and black cult cinema. Every month, Wyatt and Donwill head to the Alamo Drafthouse to screen a fine film specimen from yesteryear, egging you on from the peanut gallery as the non-­‐foam Statler and Waldorf. Each screening starts with a presentation of obscure trivia and the fun continues with drinking games throughout the film.

Guest Shouters: Jason Sudeikis, Questlove, Jean Grae, Janelle James, Jo Firestone, Alzo Slade, Sasheer Zamata, Roy Wood Jr., and more.

 


Sasheer Zamata Party Time!

Sasheer Zamata Party Time!

2016 — 2018

Sasheer Zamata (SNL, This American Life) likes to party, spend time with friends and do shows. Watch her do all three of those things at the same time! There will be laughter, merriment, and probably a lot of booze.

Past Guests: Ilana Glazer, Janeane Garofalo, Michelle Buteau, Judah Friedlander, Baratunde Thurston, Marina Franklin, Jacquelyn Novak, Nico Santos, Say Jay, Thao Neguyen, Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Madison McFerrin

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Butterboy

Butterboy

2017 — PRESENT

Every Monday at 7pm, three chuckle monsters descend on Littlefield (currently streaming), clutching with them a horde of the freshest, silver-tongued comics and phone sex operators this city has to offer. Legends in their own right, these three friends, Aparna Nancherla, Maeve Higgins and Jo Firestone combine forces to host the funniest and best show in Gowanus! Accompanied by the musical stylings of DJ Donwill and the sensual silence of a rotating Idris Elba impersonator, you won’t want to miss it. Plus, find out which parts of this blurb are bold, unapologetic lies! Butterboy is produced by Marianne Ways.

Check the website for event updates. Butterboy is available for college and corporate events.

WEBSITE  // NEWSLETTER // INSTAGRAM // TWITTER // FACEBOOK


Everyday Decisions with Jo Firestone

Everyday Decisions with Jo Firestone

2018

Jo Firestone (Tonight Show, Joe Pera Talks With You) hosts this live comedy talk show at Joe’s Pub where special guest comedians, musicians, children, and friends discuss how they make their everyday decisions.

Past guests: Black Thought, Will Butler (Arcade Fire), Janeane Garofalo, Max Wittert, Starlee Kine, Joe Pera, Michelle Buteau, Jermaine Fowler, Tim Dillon, and more.


DAVID CROSS: SHOOTIN’ THE SHIT (SEEIN’ WHAT STICKS)

DAVID CROSS: SHOOTIN’ THE SHIT (SEEIN’ WHAT STICKS)

2018 — Present

David will be working on new(ish) material for his next show. But since he is incapable of crafting jokes and does most of his writing onstage, this is where YOU come in. Come join him (me) at Union Hall in Brooklyn for some informal banter and jolly japes. And together let’s see which shit sticks!

Please check littlefieldnyc.com for current show schedule.


Jean and John

Jean and John

2017 — 2018

Jean and John are friends. John Hodgman is still on television sometimes. Jean Grae used to rap more often. Just google them. The internet will tell you they have done a lot of stuff and had a lot of adventures and are the funniest, most charming people in the world. This is their variety show. Jean and John own a carnival wheel, and they write topics on the wheel, spin it, and talk about those things. Some topics have included “What Did You Dream Last Night?” “Lin-Manuel Miranda,” “Jean’s Hair,” and “John’s Privilege.” Some topics are suggested by the audience. Others are suggested by Jean and John’s guest. Jean and John know some amazing people from the worlds of music, comedy, books, film, and unscripted television.

Past Guests: Starlee Kine, Richard Kind, Scott Adsit, Jason Sudekis, Hari Kondabolu, Jamilah Lemieux, Michael Che, Travis Mcelroy, and more.


Soundtracks Live at SF Sketchfest

Soundtracks Live at SF Sketchfest

2016 — 2017

An all-star assemblage of comedy heroes performs scenes and live songs from a classic 1980s comedy flick with a live band! Featuring David Wain, Amy Miles, Chelsea Peretti, Joe LoTruglio, Michael Showalter, Michael Ian Black, Marisa Ryan, Matt Ballard, Beth Dover, Bobby Tisdale, Wyatt Cenac, Jean Grae, John Roderick (The Long Winters), Zach Rouge (Rouge Wave), Craig Wedren, Dave Hill, Robin Goldwasser, Jon Spurney and Jesse Blockton.


MTV’s The State Reunion

MTV’s The State Reunion

2014

Comedy troupe The State–best known for their mid ’90s MTV program–reunited all 11 original members for the first time since 2009 at Tenacious D’s 2014 Festival Supreme. The show featured Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Jann, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, Joe Lo Truglio and David Wain. Read the Rolling Stone review HERE.


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