About This Event
This is a general admission event in The Gallery at LPR.
John and Molly Get Along
“Brother-and-sister team John and Molly Knefel skip the sibling rivalry in favor of joke-telling, making charming videos and populating their monthly show with quality performers.” -Time Out New York
"A deceptively innocent-looking sibling act." -Joe Berkowitz, Splitsider.com
John and Molly Knefel are brother and sister and both staples of the NYC indie comedy scene. They've performed on Radio Happy Hour, Tell Your Friends, Comedy as a Second Language, We're All Friends Here, and the Keith and the Girl podcast. Their web series (John and Molly Get Along) has been featured in Punchline Magazine, The Apiary, Urlesque, and Funny Not Slutty. Their writing and other comedy videos have been featured on Gawker, the New York Times, CNN, Jezebel, and This American Life.
Past performers on their monthly show, John and Molly Get Along, include:
Janeane Garofalo, Hannibal Buress, Ted Alexandro,Kurt Braunohler,Sean Patton,Jordan Carlos
and much more.
Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now runs her own PR and production company in New York City. Her memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House) will be published on February 28, 2012, and is available for pre-order. A renowned storyteller and public speaker, Kambri has performed on The Moth’s Mainstage, The 92Y, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club and given speeches at SXSW, DeafHope, and Montgomery Middle School many other venues and events. (Click here to learn more about hosting Kambri at your school or event.)
Currently, Kambri is the comedy booker for the 92YTribeca and she recently began re-vamping Luca Lounge with Carol Hartsell, comedy editor of the Huffington Post. The Lower East Side space features comedy and alternative programming Monday through Thursdays and the producing pair look to expand to a broader schedule and daytime events.
Here is a Wikipedia page someone wrote and below are some of her credits in their exhaustive, glorious detail.
According to the Seattle Times, Hari Kondabolu is “a young man reaching for the hand-scalding torch of confrontational comics like Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor.” Like his comedic heroes, Hari Kondabolu wants to speak truth to power with confrontational and personal material. Unlike them, he does not want to die of a morphine overdose or set himself on fire.
Hari has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and John Oliver’s New York Standup Show and the 2007 HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. His Comedy Central Presents half-hour television special debuted on the network in February 2011.
In addition to standup at colleges, clubs and fundraisers around the country, Hari also co-hosts the mostly improvised, monthly talk show The Untitled Kondabolu Brothers Project with his younger brother Ashok (“Dap” from hip hop group Das Racist) in New York City.
Hari is also a former video blogger for WORLD COMPASS, a joint initiative between WGBH Boston, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
In 2009, he made his major motion picture acting debut in the 20th Century Fox Film All About Steve, which the Boston Globe’s Ty Burr said was “to comedy what leprosy once was to the island of Molokai: a plague best contemplated from many miles away.” (It should be noted that he had a very small part. It was tiny. He’s practically not even in the movie.)
Of more consequence, Hari’s short film MANOJ, which he wrote, starred in, and co-produced with director Zia Mohajerjasbi, was selected to play at the 2009 Just for Laughs Festival in Chicago, 2008 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and was a Finalist in the 2007-2008 Boston Motion Picture Awards. Unbelievably, the film was also licensed by “Showtime Arabia” in Dubai.
Hari was born and raised in Queens, NY. He went to Townsend Harris High School and the school’s mascot, “Hari the Hawk,” was named after him during his senior year. (He sometimes fears that his greatest achievement was accomplished at 17.) He also attended both Bowdoin College and Wesleyan University, graduating from the former institution with a B.A. in Comparative Politics in 2004. A former immigrant rights organizer in Seattle, Hari also earned a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2008, writing a merit- earning dissertation entitled “Mexican Returnees as Internally Displaced People: An Argument for the Protection of Economic Migrants Under the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement.” This is, by far, the least funny thing he’s ever written.