EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Comedy Night @ tascbar


Improv/Comedy Writing Workshop
+ FREE Standup Showcase Performance by Up-and-Coming NYC Female Comedians!

Want to learn how to be funnier and boost your creativity?
Want to enjoy a night of humor, both brainy and busty?
Want to just plain throw back a cocktail and laugh yer keister off?!


Join us for a fun workshop where you’ll hone your improvisation chops and learn simple and fun exercises to help you to tap your funny bone. This kick-@ss workshop will be followed by a FREE stand-up showcase performance from super funny up-and-coming female comedians, co-sponsored by those sassafrasses over at <gasp> Salted Scarletry!

Co-Founder of Salted, Jennilyn and, her partner-in-life-and-crime, J.T. founded tascbar with the simple mission of creating an affordable community workspace in east harlem uniting like-minded creatives and innovatives, providing the environment, tools, and connections to facilitate their utmost potential. And it’s certainly cooler than some other white-walled, windowless workspace joints around town… if we do say so ourself.

So, get your rear in gear and come be a part of it all. If you’d like, you can RSVP at either EventBrite or Meetup. Or just show up!
They’re known to take in strays.




Susan Kaessinger has over 20 years of experience as a teacher, performer, director and coach and is currently a faculty member of The Lucy Moses School where she teaches both adults and children. She also leads workshops for actors twice weekly through her MeetUp group “Improve with Improv.” With her improv group “Mishmash,” Susan performs regularly at The Creek and The Cave theater in Long Island City where she was the recipient of the 2013 Creek Award for Best Improv. Her blog was nominated for an INNY award from Improvisation News in 2012.

Maria Heinegg is a Seattle stand up comic, blogger, Tweetist (made up term), Huffington Post contributor and has performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival. She has a killa-cool blog (http://lookimabuffalo.com/) where she tells stories her friends are tired of hearing. In addition to quietly writing jokes at her unrelated day job, Maria lives in New York City and is a general embarrassment to her friends and family everywhere.

Vicky Kuperman is a Moscow-born Boston native, New York City rat-packer and recently named “one of 12 new comedians to watch” on The Huffington Post. She’s performed at countless festivals nationwide, including the renowned Boston Comedy Festival (where, in 2012, she was a finalist—one of only four women to have reached that round in the festival’s 13-year history). When she is not performing live, Vicky is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, and writer, director and star of short films that appear across the Internet, notably on Funny or Die. In 2013, she published her debut novel “The Russian Drop”, available as an e-book on amazon.com and in paperback as of May of 2014.

Julie Kottakis is a single mom, lawyer, writer, and comedian.  As one of New York’s comics on the rise, Julie’s unique views on dating, parenting and other mundane topics, make her act memorable and also sort of disturbing. She won New York City’s Funniest Lawyer of 2010 and NYC’s Most Incredible Comedian 2012 at Broadway Comedy Club.  Julie performs at various comedy venues throughout the New York City area.  She performed in the Ladies of Laughter Festival 2012 and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival 2013.  She will be performing her solo show, “Glass Half Full of Tears,” atThe Fringe Festival 2014.  In addition to standup, Julie is the creator of the podcast, The Julie Is Alone Show, and the parenting website www.theweirdmom.com.  Despite her busy schedule, Julie is always available to share her “Mommy” secrets for new parents.  For example: How to figure out how your kid is without asking her again and other such concerns.



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