Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant

Stand Comedy Club and Restaurant “Best Comedy Club in NYC”. Time Out New York’s. “Best New Venue”

The Business NYC Edition w/ Janeane Garofalo, Jared Logan, Kara Klenk, Michelle Wolf, Alex Koll, and More! Tue, January 21, 2014 8:00 PM (Doors open at 07:30 PM) 16 & over

 Janeane Garofalo: Actress and Comedian Janeane Garofalo has been an American institution since she burst on the scene in 1992.   In addition to acting in film and television, Janeane is an outspoken activist, spoken word performer and stand-up comedy entertainer known and respected around the country, and the world.  As well, she was instrumental in the successful launching of the first liberal radio network, Air America Radio, where she hosted her own talk show, “The Majority Report.” A lightning rod for controversy, Janeane’s well informed opinions and unflinching honesty have inspired laughs, as well as striking a chord with the left, right and everyone in between.  She is a noted peace activist.   Janeane has had many memorable and critically acclaimed roles in films such as “The Truth About Cats and Dogs,” “Steal This Movie,” “Copland,” “Reality Bites,” and “Duane Hopwood,” as well as for her specific brand of sharp wit and comedy shown in her roles in “Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion,” “Bye Bye Love,” “Mystery Men,” “Clay Pigeons,” “The Minus Man” and “The Cable Guy,” directed by her friend Ben Stiller.  Ben and Janeane also co-authored the best seller “Feel This Book,” (Ballantine May 1999). Janeane was also a cast member of the Emmy Award-winning Ben Stiller Show.   Janeane played the role of Paula, the acerbic talent booker, on “The Larry Sanders Show,” for which she received an Emmy nomination in 1997 and two Cable Ace nominations. During the fall of ’94 she joined the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” Some of Janeane’s other television work includes two specials for HBO, the series finale of “Mad About You” and the critically lauded, final season of NBC’s “The West Wing,” where she played Democratic campaign strategist Louise Thornton.   In 2007, Janeane’s voice was featured in the Disney/Pixar animated comedy Ratatouille, and can be seen in Stella writer/director David Wain’s ensemble comedy, “The Ten.” Janeane can also be seen in her latest projects, the Lifetime movie “Girl’s Best Friend” and as a recurring character on the 2009 season of “24.”

Kara Klenk: Kara Klenk is a stand up comic, improviser, and actor based in New York City. She has appeared on SpikeTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, The Food Network, The TVGuide Network, Current TV, and Biography. She’s been featured in videos on Comedy Central’s Atom.com, Jest.com, Adult Swim’s ThingX.tv, and MTV.com.  Kara has performed at clubs, colleges, and alternative venues all over the country including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, San Diego, Atlanta, and Austin. In 2012 she performed on a tour of Kuwait to entertain US troops. In 2013 she headlined the famed Caroline’s on Broadway as part of their Breakout Artists Series. She also produces/hosts a long-running stand up showcase, If You Build It, at the UCB East in NYC. For more info visit karaklenk.com