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Comedy From Scratch at The Idea Kitchen in Larchmont – Monthly Stand-Up Show
May 27 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM$20
Comedy From Scratch is where you go in Westchester County to hear top comics from TV and NYC’s major clubs performing long sets on an intimate stage. Past performers include comedians from HBO, Netlfix, Colbert, SNL, the Daily Show, Letterman, the Tonight Show, Comedy Central, and more. Every month, Ben Asher’s presents comedy that reaches up into your brain with the force of a fist through the nose.
Tickets for available at https://ComedyFromScratch.eventbrite.com
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Every month you can hear some of the most talented comics perform long sets, that other shows don’t give them the time to perform. Comedy From Scratch is your chance to get to really watch comedians flex their muscles and hit their stride on stage, at The Idea Kitchen.
Locally-grown comedian Ben Asher presents a tasting of what the area’s best stand-up comics are cooking up, at ‘Comedy From Scratch’ at the Idea Kitchen, every 4th Saturday of the month.
Show at 8:00 PM. Seating at 7:00 PM (bring your food and drink/wine with you and sit down at our tables to eat before the show and pick out your seats!!)
Admission is $20. (Unlike Comedy Clubs, There is NO 2-Drink Minimum at this show)(and there is Free Parking.) BYOB and your own food/snacks/pizza (Half-Time and Sal’s Pizza in Mamaroneck, or Nicky’s Pizza in Larchmont is recommended!)
Full Line-ups will be posted the week of the show here or you can follow @the_ben_asher on Instagram
The May 27th line-up features:
Matt Koff (Writer for The Daily Show; White House Correspondent’s Dinner with Hasan Minhaj; The Onion News Network) – https://www.mattkoff.com
Matt Koff is an Emmy-winning television writer and stand-up comedian. He currently writes for The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. He’s also written for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He just released his debut stand-up album, WHO’S MY LITTLE GUY?, on 800 Pound Gorilla Records. As a stand-up, Matt has appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party on Comedy Central and The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. He has toured with John Oliver, Michael Ian Black, and Bo Burnham. When Matt is not doing stand-up, he is usually eating a gyro in the rain. Additionally, Matt has written for IFC’s Onion News Network, Comedy Central’s Onion SportsDome, and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner with Hasan Minhaj. He is also genuinely flattered that you’ve read this far.
Eman El-Husseini (SiriusXM Canada’s Topic Comic; CTV’s Just For Laughs) – https://www.emantertainment.com
Eman El-Husseini has headlined across Canada, opened for Patton Oswalt, and recorded her first comedy album, “Unveiled,” which can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Radio. She currently lives in New York City, legally, thank you very much. Eman is part of the comedy duo, The El-Salomon’s with her wife, Jess Salomon. The El-Salomons are a married Jewish-Palestinian lesbian comedy couple who after years of performing solo decided to add yet another challenge to their relationship. A Canadian, a Palestinian, a Muslim, and a lesbian walk into a bar … ladies and gentlemen, it’s just Eman El-Husseini. Yes, she’s all those catastrophic identities rolled into one — her life is a current event. From the Muslim ban to Palestinian rights and marriage equality to the ice cream truck that insists on parking in front of her building, it’s all happening and it’s happening to her, especially. Strap in and get comfortable, Eman has a lot to work through.
Produced/Hosted by Ben Asher (New York Comedy Festival; StandUp NBC; Iceland Comedy Festival headliner; Caroline’s; Catch A Rising Star; DoublePlusGood Comedy) – http://www.benasher.net
Ben Asher, a writer and comedian from New York, is known for his “brave,” confrontational material, and his skills as a “brilliant joke writer” among fellow comedians. He performs regularly at comedy venues and colleges throughout the metropolitan area, East Coast, and Europe. Audiences are always quick to share their appreciation of Ben’s style of sardonic irreverence and absurd, satiric wit in which he doesn’t just dissect language and taboos – he explodes them. “What Ben Asher says makes me laugh, even though I feel like I shouldn’t.”
In 2022 Ben recorded a half-hour special “An Intimate Evening of Provocative and Deranged Humor” at The Nest rock club, in Brooklyn, NY. Also, in 2022, Ben’s show Arthur Avenue Comedy was featured in the NY Comedy Festival as one of only two comedy shows in Bronx. In 2014, Ben traveled to Iceland to headline in the Iceland Comedy Festival. He was also the finalist in the 2014 Funniest Jewish Comedian Competition. In 2013 Ben was in the New York Comedy Festival. Ben has been a guest on Sherrod Small’s ‘Races Wars’ podcast.
Ben currently produces and hosts the weekly Arthur Avenue Comedy show in NYC’s Bronx borough, the monthly Comedy From Scratch at The Idea Kitchen, and Slide-In at Slate-Nightclub in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, and has produced and hosts a monthly comedy show in Park Slope, Brooklyn and New York’s East Village, DoublePlusGood Comedy, (formerly Nasal Vice! Stand-Up,) where, since 2013, rising comics perform long, 20+ minutes sets, every month. He also co-produces/hosts The Homebrewed Mic, giving New Yorkers a sample of homebrewed beers and comedy.
From TimeOut NY: For comedy connoisseurs tired of seeing their favorite comics squeeze their sets into five minutes, Ben Asher’s showcase provides full-length sets and a chill atmosphere for diverse acts to thrive in.
Press: In addition to being a TimeOut New York ‘Critics Pick’, TimeOut NY has frequently called Ben’s show the “best cheap things to do,” of the week and one of the “most amazing things to do” of the month, and the New York Times has listed it show as an editor’s choice multiple times.
More show info available at:
What can you seriously expect? Just look which comics are frequently on my shows. This show is no BS.
Past performers on Ben Asher’s shows include comedians and writers from Saturday Night Live, the Tonight Show, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, the Daily Show, HBO, Netflix, including:
Ophira Eisenberg (NPR’s Ask Me Another),
Mark Normand (Comedy Central 1-Hour Special),
Phoebe Robinson (HBO, 2 Dope Queens),
Myq Kaplan (Netflix Special, Comedy Central Presents, Conan, Tonight Show),
Mike Lawrence (Comedy Central Half-Hour, Roast Wars champ),
Emmy Blotnick (writer Colbert, Comedy Central The President Show),
Sam Morril (Comedy Central 1-Hour Special, Colbert, special ‘Up On The Roof’),
Liz Miele (Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”; Caroline’s),
Erik Bergstrom (Comedy Central Half-Hour, Colbert),
Matteo Lane (Netflix, Late Nite w/ Seth Meyers, Comedy Central Half-Hour),
Mike Recine (Conan; Comedy Central Half-Hour),
Jena Friedman (The Daily Show, Conan, Adult Swim),
Jacqueline Novak (‘Get On Your Knees’ off-Broadway hit produced by Mike Birbiglia, Comedy Central Half-Hour, The Late Late Show)