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October 2020

Welcome to HOFFTOBER! Your favorite live comedy show and horror film screening series Hoff’s Public Domain Horrorfest returns to YouTube Thursdays in October with our premiere screening of Roger Corman’s 1960 campy classic “The Little Shop of Horrors” at 9PM EST, Thursday October 1st! The Horrorfest team has been working hard to bring you a month-long series of Free, weekly screenings including the terrifying 1959 murder mystery “The Bat,” 1957’s science fiction thriller “Not of This Earth,” the macabre and menacing 1925 silent film “The Phantom of the Opera,” and the ultimate zombie horror romp, 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead.”


Tune in each week for original comedy segments, games, and special guests including host of “The New Flesh” horror movie podcast Brett Arnold, award-winning filmmaker and horror extraordinaire Sydney Clara Brafman, acclaimed comedian, actor and Prince of Public Broadcast Brett Davis, and more! Subscribe to our brand new YouTube channel, Hoff’s Horrorfest, learn more about upcoming screenings and events via our website, www.hoffshorrorfest.com, and follow us on all your favorite social media platforms. Tune in, sit back, and laugh until you scream!

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July 24, 2020

“Gonzo comedian Rollie Williams plays a rode-hard Al Gore interviewing comedians and real scientists about climate change.”

— Time Out NY 

 

Everyone's favorite former vice president and environmental crusader is now a late night talk show host, and he's taking no prisoners in this riotous breakdown of the current state of climate change. An Inconvenient Talk Show brings together the world’s hottest comedians (Comedy Central, SNL, UCB, etc) and climate experts (NASA, VICE, NYU, Smithsonian, etc) to tackle the globe's hottest problem. 

 

Climate Justice is Racial Justice, and addressing the global crisis begins with dismantling the racist policies that inflict the worst impacts of climate change on people of color. On Friday, July 24th, Climate Town presents An Inconvenient Livestream “Climate Justice,” welcoming climate scientists, activists, and a dream team of comics to better understand the relationship between climate change and racism. Friday’s broadcast features special guest Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson (TIME Magazine, How to Save a Planet, All We Can Save), marine biologist, author, activist and founder of the Ocean Collectiv and Urban Ocean Lab. This event will also feature special guest Sonal Jessel, MPH, Policy & Advocacy Coordinator with We Act for Environmental Justice, an incredible organization combating environmental racism and building healthy communities for people of color since 1988. Admittance to this online event is free, but audience members will have the opportunity to donate towards We Act for Environmental Justice throughout the broadcast.


Alongside creator Rollie Williams (Columbia University) and collaborator Mamadou N’Diaye (Sundance Makers Lab), audiences will be treated to a colorful cast of comedians including Mark Vigeant (Comedy Central), Tristan Griffin (Just For Laughs), Monique Moses (Astronomy Club on Netflix), Gianmarco Soresi (Caroline’s on Broadway), Taylor Ortega (Just For Laughs), and Asher Perlman (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert). Tune in HERE for a night of learning, laughter, and enlightenment as we work together to create a better world.

July 22, 2020

Your favorite live comedy show and horror movie screening series HOFF'S PUBLIC DOMAIN HORRORFEST returns this Wednesday at 9:00 PM EST! Join Hoff Matthews (Comedy Central) via Twitch as he livestreams classic public domain horror movies interspersed with host segments and special guests. Log on, sit back, and prepare to laugh until you scream!


This week, the Horrorfest team brings you Bernard Vorhaus’ 1948 thriller “The Amazing Mr. X,” starring Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, and “The Turkish Delight” himself, Turhan Bey. Tune in to the Horrorfest Twitch stream at 9:00 PM EST on Wednesday, July 22nd for mysterious sightings, unexplained voices, haunting music, and shocking revelations from the beyond! Wednesday’s show features special guests Nevada Caldwell (UCB, Army Wives) and Glennis LaRoe (Buzzfeed, the PIT) along with new skits, bits, and screams from host Hoff Matthews and co-producers Andrei Alupului (Come Ova, UCB), Marybess Pritchett (An Inconvenient Talk Show), and George Gordon (Laugh Track Festival, Your Good Friend). See you there!

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May 22, 2020

Tune in to FORCED COLLABORATIONS: A MUSICAL COMEDY HOUR live streaming on Facebook live at 8:00pm EST.

May 20, 2020

Paper Kraine presents FEMME BRULEE 2020 this Wednesday May 20th at 7:30pm EST via Facebook or PK's livestream link. This gorgeous annual celebration of female-identifying artists will benefit Planned Parenthood and features performances from Monica LaBadia, yours truly, Rebecca Vineyard, Terra Warman, Jay Malsky, Morgan Jade Booker with Alex Taylor and Aleigha Spinks, and more!

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January 1, 2020

Marybess is tickled to be producing the second installment of her original variety show Generous Laughs, an evening of comedy and music all benefitting a fantastic cause!

Generous Laughs 2020: A RAICES Benefit Show returns to the littlefield stage on Wednesday January 15th, two years after its first iteration in 2018 benefitting the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence. This year’s event will benefit RAICES, an incredible non-profit defending the rights of immigrants and refugees while empowering individuals, families, and communities through advocacy, education, and legal services. 


Generous Laughs 2020 features a sparkling lineup of comedians and musical performers including Jennifer Vanilla (MOMA PS1), Jes Tom (Soojung Dreams of Fiji), Sam Taggart (Comedy Central’s Clusterfest), Karolena Theresa (Handmaid’s Tale: the Musical), Tommy McNamara (Caroline’s on Broadway), Ladies Who Ranch (Brooklyn Comedy Collective), Mamoudou N’Diaye (Comedy Central), Jay Malsky (NY Fringe Festival), Guitler Raphael (The Alley) and more! Join your hosts Marybess Pritchett and Ian Lockwood for a night of pure delight as we dive into the new year celebrating an incredible organization and the power of giving back!

Purchase tickets here.

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December 21st, 2019

Don't miss the Fourth Annual Chanukahstravaganza: Brighter Than Ever, returning to Union Hall Saturday, December 21st at 7:30 PM. This brilliant, benefit show has been a smashing success the last three years, and 2019’s edition promises to be the biggest Chanukahstravaganza yet! This year features performers such as Josh Gondelman, Alison Lieby, Anna Roisman and more! All proceeds will be donated to the Center For Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care, and audience members will have even more chances to give this year as raffle tickets will be on sale during the event for a veritable smorgasbord of exciting prizes! Purchase tickets HERE!

FEATURING: Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight, Desus and Mero), Alison Leiby (The President Show, The New York Times), Anna Roisman (The Unemployed Show, Funny or Die), Jess Salomon (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Falon, Just For Laughs), Charlie Bardey (Vulture, August Exploration), Yaari Nadav Tal (Vulture), And MORE!

*PRODUCED BY: Marybess Pritchett

December 3rd, 2019
It's the show you've been waiting for all year long, An Inconvenient Holiday Special 2019, coming to The Bell House on December 3rd, 2019 at 8:00 PM! The weather outside is truly frightful, but "Al Gore" (played by Rollie Williams) is determined to make climate activism delightful as he hosts this Night of Too Many Stars-style comedy event. Featuring "A-list celebrity appearances" (from a rising class of NYC comedy royalty), musical guests singing holiday songs, and climate scientists playing reindeer games. All proceeds will benefit a nonprofit working to support climate activism on the community level — WEACT For Environmental Justice. Purchase tickets HERE!

HOSTED BY Rollie Williams (Columbia U, Funny or Die)

WITH Mark Vigeant (Comedy Central Clusterfest's Up Next) and Mamoudou N'Diaye (Mic)

FEATURING COMEDY FROM Meg Stalter, Lucas O'Neil, John Trowbridge, Nicole Conlan, Jay Malsky, Torey Strahl, Sam Reece, Tristan Griffin, Natasha Vaynblat, Joey Dardano, Katie Hartman, Asher Perlman, Zach Zimmerman, Andrew Coalson, Brian Bahe, Matt Barats, Becky Chicoine, Marcia Belsky, Matt Gehring, Sarah Dooley, Taylor Ortega and Carmen Christopher

AND CLIMATE EXPERTS Alicia Perez-Porro (Museum of Natural History) and Ayana Johnston (Ocean Collectiv, NYU)

*PRODUCED BY: Carly Hoogendyk & Marybess Pritchett

September 2019
Blessed as she is to know so many talented comedians, Marybess is excited to be producing Guitler Raphael's first ever half hour of comedy at The Footlight on Friday September 27th, with special guests Carmen Lagala (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Saurin Choksi (Brown Privilege), Tawanda Gona (CBS), and Kofi Thomas (Auntie's House). Tickets can be found HERE.
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Summer, 2019
Marybess is thrilled to be joining the production team behind the phenomenal An Inconvenient Talk Show, a monthly offering at Caveat NYC from celebrated comedian and activist Rollie Williams. Every month, An Inconvenient Talk Show brings together comedians and climate experts to help close the information gap between the public and climate change.

“Gonzo comedian Rollie Williams plays a rode-hard Al Gore interviewing comedians and real scientists about climate change." — Time Out NY 

 

Everyone's favorite former vice president and environmental crusader is now a late night comedy talk show host, and he's taking no prisoners in this riotous breakdown of the current state of climate change. An Inconvenient Talk Show brings together New York's hottest comedians (Comedy Central, SNL, UCB, etc) and world's hottest climate experts (NASA, VICE, NYU, Smithsonian, etc) to tackle the globe's hottest problem.

Don't miss this month's performance, Tuesday August 6th at Caveat NYC. Tickets can be found HERE!

October 30, 2018
Sander Randall and Riley C. Taggart present the very first episode of their radio-play series Staggars & Jags, featuring Marybess Pritchett as the Oracle.  Listen on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Play!
October 29, 2018
Marybess is thrilled to be featured in GYMSHORT's new music video for Go Fish, directed by Andrew Benedict.
September 1, 2018
See Marybess play among a cast of wonderful performers in their run of Act One, Scene Two at the Tank NYC September 8th & 9th at 3PM and September 16th at 7PM.  Each performance is inspired by the first scene of an unfinished play submitted by a local playwright.  The cast performs the scene, having just read it for the first time, then improvises the rest of the full length play.  Theatre doesn't get any more live than this!  Tickets are available HERE!
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July 14, 2018
Marybess will reunite with the cast of GOONS for Shut Up and Play the Bits: The Seth Finkelstein Farewell Comedy Festival at the PIT Loft, Saturday July 14th at 9PM.  
July 1, 2018
See Marybess at Boundaries: Hosted by Tabitha Vidaurri & Joe Bonacci July 1st at Vital Joint in Brooklyn! 
May 2018
HPV: Her Point of View Network premiers Saturday May 5th at 11PM.  This original sketch comedy show is brought to you by the Brooklyn Comedy Collective, now in residence at the Brick Theatre in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Directed by Amanda Xeller and featuring some of the brightest comedic voices in Brooklyn, HPV follows the cast and crew of a struggling female driven television network as they navigate the pitfalls of a male dominated industry.  Read about us in Comedy Cake, Bedford + Bowery,  and Brooklyn Daily.
March 26, 2017
Marybess is excited to be joining the cast of Act One, Scene Two, directed by the incomparable Diana DiCostanzo and featuring some of New York City's most talented actor/improvisors!  Experience a unique fusion of written theatre and improvisation where performers create an entire play from the cold reading of an original script (Act 1, Scene 1), exclusively at the PIT Loft NYC.  Three performances, Three completely different plays!  Tickets are available now for Monday March 13th, Sunday April 29th, and Sunday May 27th. 
March 17, 2018
Spend St. Patrick's Day with Brooklyn Comedy Collective as the cast of Bad Habits: The Return brings you some high calorie improv! Tickets available NOW.
January 1, 2018
Acting as both Producer and Host, Marybess will appear in the Pride Fund Benefit Comedy Show Generous Laughs at littlefield in Gowanus, Brooklyn on January 28th, 2018.  With its killer lineup, exciting raffle prizes, and worthy cause, this show is not to be missed!  Tickets are available via Ticketfly!  Read about us: TIME OUT NY, GO MAGAZINE, DONYC, BROADWAY WORLD, & CARPE DIEM! 
November 6, 2017
Don't miss Marybess and a host of kooky characters on The Special Without Brett Davis : Truth or Myth with Smith tonight at 11pm EST!  Experience The Special LIVE at Manhattan Neighborhood Network or stream online via https://brettdavis.rip/the-special/.
November 1, 2017
Don't miss The Salon, a gathering of artists sharing music, dance, and comedy at 7pm on Tuesday, November 21st, at Lady Stardust, NYC.  Marybess will be adding a little comedy to the evening of performances.  
October 1, 2017
Marybess and Diana DiCostanzo will be bringing their voices to LIC Bar at 8:00pm on Monday, October 9th.  
September 19, 2017
At 6:30pm on September 21st, Marybess will be appearing with the lovely songbird Diana DiCostanzo at the Sidewalk Cafe.  Don't miss this musical snack!
January 19, 2017
With the help of her friends director Frank Angelini and Cinematographer & Sound Engineer Devin Tanchum, Marybess released the politically charged music video parody Please Don't Go.  "In the final days of President Obama's term, one desperate but hopeful American puts her feelings to song."
September 27, 2016
Marybess is currently performing with the cast of Bad Habits, an ongoing social/improvisational experiment, Sunday nights at The Annoyance Theater NY at 8:30pm.  Each week, the city's most degenerate, despicable, and deplorable improvisers & comedians are challenged to give up their bad habits for the sake of comedy and their own well being. 
September 20, 2016
Catch Marybess performing with Jason and the Weitzmans at 4:00pm Sunday, September 25th, as part of the second annual We're Trying Here Comedy Festival!
September 18, 2016
Marybess spent the Fall of 2016 performing with some of the best improvisers in Brooklyn Sunday nights at the Annoyance Theater NY!  Goons is a sports themed improvisational show, where two teams compete in fifteen minute sets for the audience's vote. The show is hosted by a referee, whistle and all, who keeps the match rolling as the captains are introduced, pick their teams, and lead them into battle!  Directed by Chicago and New York City seasoned performer Jed Resnick, Goons is a real winner!  See the press Here!
August 18, 2016
Marybess is thrilled to have been a part of Blood Pact, an original show hosted by The Annoyance Theater NY July 27th, August 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 9:30pm.  See the press here and here!
August 2016
Marybess and the incredible cast of An Exclusive Presentation of a Life-Changing New App just completed a four week run at The Annoyance Theater NY.  This phenomenal show was very well received!  See the press here, here, and here!

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