Friday, June 7, 2019

6th Borough Comedy Festival Roasts JC Mayor!


with Headliner Jessica Kirson and Kevin Farley
PLUS Roast of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop

WHEN: JUNE 12TH - 15TH, 2019
FM Bar, 340 3rd Street at Newark Avenue; HarborsideJC, 210 Hudson St at Exchange Place; Art House Productions at the Cast Iron Lofts located at 262 17th Street btw Coles St. and Jersey Ave. Street parking and lot parking at The Sylvan Lot on 18th Street Available
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The festival features Stand Up, Sketch, Improv, Roast Battles, Podcasts and new special events: The Roast Of Jersey City’s Mayor Steven Fulop (left), and a celebrity guest on the podcast, The James Altucher Show. This year’s industry judges include Stand-Up New York and Catch A Rising Star. In addition, one comedian will be selected to headline a weekend show at Stand Up NY!

Art House Productions has long awarded adventurous and diverse performing artists with a stage to expose audiences to their ambitious and challenging projects. Like the theater, 6BCF puts a premium on diversity and inclusion in comedy. Festival performers and teams include Jayson Acevedo, Cristina Arroyo, Edward Bell, Sagar Bhatt, Rich Carucci, Sai D, Emily Evans, Jess Fleischer, FreddyG, Pedro Gonzalez, Timmy Hall, Boris Khaykin, Alex La, Jen Lap, Gregory Lotsvin, James Mac, Willie Macc, Mike Mancusi, Jimmy McDonald, Stu Melton, Brandon Mitchell, Sam Morrison, Katie Morrissey, Natalie Perlin, Justin Randall, Dan Rosen, Ryan Rummel, Renee Santos, Sandip Sen, Gianmarco Soresi, Badar Tareen, Glen Tickle, Emily Walsh, Bird & Friends, Devin & Kristina, OFF TOP!, BOYF, Freeze Frame! The Musically Improvised Sitcom, Gary From HR, GAS Good At Sports, Gin Girls, Helvetica, Night Eaters, Improv Technicians, Improvised Buffy, Jane Don't, Meggie & Laura, Mercy Santos, Milwaukee!, My Momma's Biscuits, Perfect Storm, ROAD PIZZA, Softball, The Code Switch, The Executives, The Michaels, and The Nitro Girls!

One of the new events at this year’s fest is the roast of Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. “I’m looking forward to all my insecurities and vulnerabilities being exploited by comedians in a public forum. What could possibly go wrong? Thank you Art House for getting me to agree to this in a moment of weakness. In any event, I’ll see you there,” says Mayor Fulop.

Another exciting new event added to this year’s fest, is the live podcast of the James Altucher show. Come see this professional interrupter and podcaster as he conducts a LIVE interview on 6/13 at the new District Kitchen. This top-10 rated podcast launched in 2014 and has gathered millions of listeners and over 35 million downloads! Past guests have included Mark Cuban, Coolio, Arianna Huffington, and Peter Thiel. Who knows who you might see James interview at 6BCF. Following the interview will be a comedy show with a surprise lineup of hilarious talent!

Lastly, this year’s headliners, Kevin Farley and Jessica Kirson, will close out the festival on Saturday, June 15th. Farley has appeared in Tommy Boy, Black Sheep, Curb Your Enthusiasm, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and has been touring as a Stand-Up Comedian for over 20 years. Kirson is a regular prankster on The Howard Stern Show, most recently appeared on HBO’s Crashing, is one of the few female comedians to have performed on The Tonight Show twice, and her Comedy Central special comes out this fall. As her friend Dave Attell says, “I’d hate to follow her.”

Festival Schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 12th, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Art House Productions - 262 17th Street Jersey City, NJ 07310
    Improv + Sketch Comedy; Ages 18+

  • Thursday, June 13th, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Art House Productions - 262 17th Street Jersey City, NJ 07310
    Improv + Sketch Comedy; Ages 18+

    7pm Podcast; 8pm Comedy Show
    Harborside - 210 Hudson St at Exchange Place
    James Altucher Podcast with Celebrity Guest + Comedy Show

  • Friday, June 14th, 7:30 PM - Midnight
    FM Bar - 340 3rd Street at Newark Avenue
    Stand Up Comedy + Roast Battles w/ Scott Chaplin [Central Roast Battle] Ages 18+

  • Saturday, June 15th, 4:00PM - 10:00 PM
    Harborside Atrium - 210 Hudson St at Exchange Place
    Podcast + Roast Of Mayor + Live Music + Headliners

    10 PM
    Closing Party
    at District Kitchen Ages 18+

About Art House Productions:

Art House Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to the development and presentation of the performing and visual arts in Jersey City, NJ. Art House Productions presents theater, performing and visual arts festivals, arts events, visual art exhibitions, and adult and youth art classes For more information about our programs, please visit our website at Follow us on social media @arthouseproductions

SPONSORED BY: Harborside JC, SILVERMAN, BCB Community Bank, Mack-Cali, NJCU, Manhattan Building Company, Hudson County Chamber of Commerce, Stella Artois, Catch a Rising Star, Stand Up New York, LAUGH PASS, Yelp, FM Bar, Rock-It Docket, Midnight Market, ChicPeaJC, Hudson County Cultural Affairs, and presented in Partnership with Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs

Made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, A Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development, and by the County of Hudson, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, and the Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders.