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Headshots of Emmy Blotnick, Reggie Conquest, Chandler Dean, Eitan Levine, Usama Siddiquee, Natasha Vaynblat (clockwise from top right)

Wednesday, Apr 13, 2022

5:30 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.

La Nacional - Spanish Benevolent Society
239 W 14th St
New York, NY 10011

Enjoy an evening of comedy from some of New York’s funniest (and nerdiest) comedians. At some point, every comedian on this lineup was encouraged to embrace their creative spirit by a teacher, and now we are all living with the consequences. Come see these recovering class clowns return to the scene of the crime. Hosted by Chandler Dean, a comedian and speechwriter whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Vulture, McSweeney's, Reductress, and Hard Drive.

Reggie Conquest, Chandler Dean, Ginny Hogan, Eitan Levine, Usama Siddiquee, and Natasha Vaynblat

Reggie Conquest is a stand-up comic, actor, and writer from Philadephia, Pennsylvania where he got his start at the Legendary Laff House. His stand-up has been featured on Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks and Comedy Central Featuring. Reggie was a staff writer for Impractical Jokers and is currently a staff writer on That Damn Michael Che. He recently appeared on the shows Insecure and Abbott Elementary, and voiced the role of Doug in the upcoming Meet the Gillmans.

Chandler Dean is a comedian and speechwriter whose work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Vulture, McSweeney’s, Reductress, and Hard Drive. He is currently a director at the speechwriting firm West Wing Writers, where he co-leads the company’s humor writing practice—and his work for clients has been published in the Washington Post and USA Today. Prior to his time at West Wing Writers, Chandler worked for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Ginny Hogan is an NYC-based writer and stand up comic. She's a contributor for the New YorkerThe AtlanticThe New York TimesCosmopolitanThe ObserverMcSweeney's, and Vulture, and she's written sketches for Comedy Central. Forbes profiled her as a rising satire star, and she was on Paste's list of top humorists. Ginny latest book, I’m More Dateable Than a Plate of Refried Beans, was published in May 2022.

Eitan Levine is a New York based writer and comedian/human theme park. He was previously on staff as journalist/producer/on-air talent at Elite Daily, Cheddar, Mashable and several other publications. He has written for the New York Times, New York Magainze, Amazon, and Reader’s Digest. Eitan’s viral TikTok series “Jewish or Antisemitic” is a Jewish-themed man on the street interviews which has been watched by millions of people across the globe.

Usama Siddiquee is a Bengali-American stand-up comedian and actor based in New York. He made his standup television debut on 50 Central. Featured on Desus and Mero, MTV News, and Cash Cab, Usama was most recently on the 2020 season of America’s Got Talent.

Natasha Vaynblat is a New York based writer/ performer/ director who has frequent flyer miles. She's currently directing a sketch for Comedy Central Digital. Previously, Natasha was a staff writer for NBC's A Little Late With Lilly Singh. She is the creator and star of Your Worst Fears Confirmed on Comedy Central.