Jackie Hoffman, Lea DeLaria, New York City Christmas Concert & More Set for Joe's Pub this Holiday Season
Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its holiday highlights (Dec. 15 - 31), featuring performances by John Roberts, 5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS, Mike Errico, Jackie Hoffman, THE HOT SARDINES, STARSKY + COX, Lea DeLaria, JUSTIN VIVIan Bond, BABY DEE & LITTLE ANNIE, and Sandra Bernhard.
December 15 at 7:30 PM
John Roberts continuously wows audiences with his live performance skills and original character work in shows across the country and on television. He currently provides the voice of Linda in the Emmy-nominated FOX primetime animated hit Bob's Burgers and has appeared on Good Day NY, MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. In April 2009, John performed Jersey Days, a one-man show co-written with Bob Odenkirk and produced by Jim Biederman, at Ars Nova in New York. In 2010, he was part of a national tour with Margaret Cho. John also hosted a monthly show at Comix in New York, which featured guests like David Cross, Kristen Schaal and Eugene Mirman. Recently, John performed to sold out houses at Caroline's Comedy Club and Joe's Pub. As a musician, John formed the band Opti-Grab, which went on to play with such acts as Blondie, Gogol Bordello, Scissor Sisters, and Tom Tom Club. He has worked with Debbie Harry, Jack Pierson, and The Ones in several musical collaborations. John first gained attention as a standout performer and writer on YouTube. His first viral video "The Christmas Tree" was hailed as an instant comedy classic. It was nominated for a broadband Emmy award and was featured on VH1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central Insider and countless other blogs and websites. The follow up "Jackie & Debra" won The Comedy Smalls award in London, was featured on YouTube, and formed a huge cult following with audiences both young and old. John currently has over 15 million hits on Youtube and counting.
5TH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS:
A Concert to Benefit ASTEP
December 16 at 9:30 PM
$65 Reserved / $100 Premium
Back by popular demand, the evening will feature Broadway's most sought-after talent singing fresh, original approaches-pop, soul, R&B, rock and more-of holiday songs off New York City Christmas the album, available for purchase at the concert. ALL proceeds from tickets to the show and album sales go to supporting ASTEP's mission to connect performing and visual artists with underserved youth in the U.S. and around the world to awaken their imaginations, foster critical thinking, and help them break the cycle of poverty. ASTEP's New York City Christmas album is a collection of holiday songs created by Drama Desk nominated orchestrator, Lynne Shankel (Bare, Altar Boyz, Cry-Baby), and performed by the best musicians and singers from Broadway. Tonight's special guests includeSierra Boggess (THE LITTLE MERMAID, MASTER CLASS), Derrick Cobey (THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS), Chester Gregory (SISTER ACT, CRY-BABY, HAIRSPRAY), David Josefsberg (HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, ALTAR BOYZ),Elizabeth Judd (BARE: THE MUSICAL, SPIDERMAN), Andy Karl (ROCKY, JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, ALTAR BOYZ), Derek Klena (WICKED, DOGFIGHT), Alice Lee (BARE:THE MUSICAL), Telly Leung (GODSPELL, GLEE, ALLEGIANCE), Lindsay Mendez (WICKED, DOGFIGHT), Kenita Miller (Papermill ONCE ON THIS ISLAND), Tony nominee Orfeh (LEGALLY BLONDE, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER), Anya Singleton (recording artist), Michael Tacconi (BARE: THE MUSICAL), Kay Trinidad (ALLEGIANCE), Sally Wilfert (ASSASSINS, MAKE ME A SONG),AureLia Williams (Papermill ONCE ON THIS ISLAND)