Saturday night will be a night of comedy and song at iBeam Brooklyn. Comedians Abbi Crutchfield, Luke Thyer, Brendan Fitzgibbons, Justin Williams and Carrie Gravenson will be performing on this night hosted by songwriter Michael Stegner.
Luke tours comedy clubs and colleges across the country.He has been seen on Fox’s Laughs, Brain Games on Nat Geo and Tyra. Luke is an appearing on “You Can Do Better” on TruTV and “Punchline” on FOX this year.
Michael Stegner is a Los Angeles-based musician who has combined dark humor, sattire and music throughout his career. He has worked with Reggie Watts, The Jongleurs, Louis Cole (Knower), John Wicks (Fitz and the Tantrums), Michael Shrieve (Santana), Genevieve Artadi (Knower), Anna Freedman, Ariel Pocock, Wayne Horvitz, Robin Holcomb, Skerik, KJ Sawka, Randy Brecker, Ty Bailie (Katy Perry), Lee Oskar (War), M. Doughty (Soul Coughing), Keith Lowe (Fiona Apple), Jeff Fielder, Choklate, Patterson Hood (Drive By Truckers), David Hood (Muscle Shoals), Jen Wood, Aiko Shimada and many, many more.
You can catch Brendan in Comedy Central’s Alternatino, where he is both an actor and the head writer. He can also be seen on 2 Point Lead for AOL/Huffington Post, FOX’s Red Eye and MTV2’s Guy Code vs. Girl Code. He’s also the head writer/performer for the Huffington Post sketch series Celebrities Have Issues, which included viral videos from both Kristen Bell and Aasif Mandvi totaling over 20 million views. His weekly stand-up show Gandhi Is That You? has been called “Wildly Popular” and “One of the Best Shows in New York City” by Time Out New York. Brendan has written for the Onion, McSweeney’s, College Humor and has been featured in multiple national commercials for the NFL Network, Papa John’s, Comedy Central and Rogaine. He was also named one of “NY Funniest” stand-ups in 2016. Check out all his work at brendanfitzgibbons.com.
Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, Justin Williams is black and comfortably middle-class. Justin developed his sense of humor as a defense mechanism because moving between divorced parents caused him to always be the “new kid” in school. So it was either be the nerd or the funny nerd. Justin chose the second option, mainly because Steve Urkel was huge back then. Since moving to New York City, Justin parlayed that awkward energy into a unique stand-up act, complete with deadpan delivery and a knack for sarcastically pointing out the absurd. As one of New York City’s funniest up-and-coming comics, Justin has performed at comedy festivals across the United States and Canada. He has also been featured on Comedy Central’s Jokes.com, Mashable, SiriusXM’s Raw Dog Comedy/Foxxhole Radio/Dean Obeidallah Show, The Elite Daily, Men’s Health Magazine, The Kansas City Star, ‘Morning Buzz Live‘ on VH1, ‘Trial by Laughter’ on Comcast, ‘Laughs’ on Fox and ‘The Comedy Show Show’ on Seeso.
Justin was the host of “Late Night New York” on www.latenightnyc.com and in 2012, released his debut comedy film, “Justin Williams: Black and Comfortably Middle-Class.” It has screened at the Philadelphia Independent, Best Shorts (Award of Merit for Humor) and Friars Club Comedy Film Festivals.
In 2016, Just released his latest project, the humorous documentary “Newark: The Comedy,” which screened at the 2016 Atlantic City Cinefest.
Carrie Gravenson, a native New Yorker, won the 2009 New York Underground Comedy Festival’s Emerging Talent Stand-Up Competition and was a runner up in 2009′s Catch a Rising Star Stand-Up Competition. She was a semi-finalist in the Ventura Comedy competition and the She Devil Comedy Contest in 2012. She produced “Disruptive Influence” and co-produced “The Tomfoolery Hour,” popular monthly comedy showcases in New York City. She traveled the country with the Pink Collar Comedy Tour which has performed in over 70 cities, coast to coast and Canada, and was featured in various publications and on CW San Diego 6. She’s headlined at Carolines on Broadway, NYC’s premier comedy nightclub, as well as other venues around the country. She performed her one-woman show “The Bottom Layer: A Journey from Depression to Slightly Less Depression” at SOLOCOM in 2016. In 2017, Pink Collar Comedy Tour changed its name to CAKE Comedy (Carrie represents the “C” in CAKE) and did a 10-city tour in the Spring. Carrie has been featured in The NY Daily News, CBS Local and The Queens Chronicle and continues to perform all over the country.