Catch our new variety show where anything goes!
See the adventurous, awe-inspiring and absurd performers who are redefining New York City’s cultural imprint. Each month, rising stars showcase their best work and A-listers drop in to try something new. Hosted by Peter Smith and Sandy Honig, with music by Frank Bell, comedy by Ana Fabrega and Rita Sengupta, and more.
Unwind before the show at 6pm with our Happy Hour open to all, featuring our favorite beer and wine picks and a live DJ set by Donwill.
Peter Smith is a leggy comic entertainer from the American Midwest. They were born in Chicago, Illinois during a killer tornado. Comedy, as well as theatre, fashion and art, allowed for them to cope with and celebrate being a gender nonconforming person in parts of the country where that was unheard of. At a young age, they trained at Second City in Chicago. A value for honest storytelling was fostered at the University of Missouri’s prestigious journalism school. Since moving to New York, they have been honored as one of Comedy Central’s Up Next performers at Clusterfest, appeared on Viceland, and played Pan in Bard Summerscape’s production of Peter Pan.
Sandy Honig is a comedian, director and photographer living in Brooklyn. Sandy recently wrapped shooting season one of THE THREE BUSY DEBRAS, of which she is the co-creator, writer and executive producer. The show is also produced by Amy Poehler for Adult Swim. Earlier this year she was co-host of Vice’s late night show VICE LIVE, and was most recently seen in New Line’s comedy feature, ISN’T IT ROMANTIC.
Ana Fabrega is a comedian, writer, and actor, best known for co-creating and starring in HBO’s Los Espookys.
The winner of our Micropolis Diwali Talent Mela!
Rita Sengupta is a South Asian-American actor and comedian based in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been featured by WNYC, Buzzfeed, PBS Arts, and Glamour Magazine. You can find her around NYC doing stand-up and performing with various sketch comedy groups. Rita is currently cast as Neena in Split Ends, a web series about a young woman coming to terms with her identity with the unexpected help of a feisty 9-year-old. She is a Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 core member of Kalakars, an artistic collective where she helps uplift South Asian stories. She is also the founder and director of ITM Studios, a brand strategy and production company, where she designs websites and works with small businesses to develop their marketing strategy and execute impactful promotional content.
Originally a classically-trained cellist, Frank later expanded his instrumental arsenal as a way to further express himself as an artist. As an outlet, Frank began posting videos of his songs on YouTube, which brought him international attention and 800,000 video views (in four days) after being featured on their homepage in 2007. Since then he has recorded and released 2 albums, and is currently working on his 3rd. In March of 2014 Frank was named Skype / Microsofts Music Brand Ambassador which led him to participate on a panel at TED 2014 with fellow artist Amanda Palmer. Frank’s distinctive voice and remarkable knack for expressing an endless gamut of emotions continue to garner him much deserved acclaim. With an industry so often over saturated with glitz and glam, meaning and substance is often lost. Frank Bell is a refreshing break from the norm.