Bleecker Street Laughs
July 21–28, 2016
Thursday, July 21 at 8pm
Emma Willmann is a name to watch in 2016. One of the top new comedians coming out of NYC, she has a variety of projects happening, including her own comedy show, The Check Spot, on SiriusXM starting in March. Her First Time podcast – a hilarious show dedicated to women talking openly about their first periods – will return for a second season and feature other talented guests such as MTV’s Carly Aquilino and Awkwafina, Comedy Central’s Kerry Coddett, Sarah Benincasa, and Ashley Fetters from GQ.
Recently selected to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, she’s also appeared at The Glasgow International Comedy, the SiriusXM South Beach Comedy Festival, and the New York Comedy Festival. Willmann beat out hundreds of comedians to be named one of the “10 Funniest Comics in NYC” by Caroline’s on Broadway as part of the New York’s Funniest Competition and was named by Time Out NY as one of the “10 Funniest Woman in NYC,” and “100 Woman We Love,” by GO Magazine.
Emma has appeared on the Investigation Discovery channel (Deadly Affairs and True Detective), Oxygen, and the Lifetime network plus Channel 7 news. She studies acting at The Barrow Group in NYC. In addition to her stand-up gigs around the country, she’s also just launched The Sensible Show in Brooklyn with comedians Josh Gondelman, Evan Kaufman, and Chris Duffy, which will feature a variety of talented, funny friends.
Casey James Salengo is a stand up comedian from the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. He's been featured in the Bridgetown, Brooklyn, and Red Clay comedy festivals and can be seen on the upcoming season of Uproarious on Fuse.
Thursday, July 28 at 8pm
Andy Sandford is a comedian who got funny in Atlanta, GA and is now based out of New York City. In 2015, Andy made his late night debut on CONAN, which was included in The Laugh Button’s “Top 5 Late Night Stand-up Debuts of 2015.“ In 2014, Andy released his album, Me the Whole Time; which made several “best of” lists, including Splitsider’s “9 Best Standup Specials & Albums of 2014.“ Andy also played an animated version of himself on Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Brooklyn Magazine named Andy one of “Brooklyn’s Funniest People,” and the Village Voice called him “one of New York’s comedic gems;” and despite all of this, he has managed to remain humble.
Husband and father, Taylor Clark has been performing all over New York city in clubs and alternative venues for the greater part of a decade. Recently he has been workshopping a one man show called Addictive Tickle due to launch in the fall of this year. His comedy is as upbeat as it is absurd and brings unique perspective to fatherhood, childhood and the trials and tribulations of becoming an adult.