Are you looking for a bloody good time this Halloween? Come out and laugh with this thrilling line-up of top comedians for What’s So Bloody Funny?—an evening of comedy to benefit the National Hemophilia Foundation. Actor, comedienne, writer, producer, Alex Borstein, brings together a ghoulish group of comic geniuses to create one of the most hysterical events of the season. WARNING: “What’s So Bloody Funny?” is not designed for individuals with weak bladders and may induce bouts of side splitting laughter due to the intensity of the comedy. If symptoms of actual gut busting do occur, seek medical attention immediately.
“What’s So Bloody Funny?” is the Halloween event of the season, with an impressive line-up of comedians, a costume contest, raffle drawings, DJ and dancing, this event is not to be missed. Costume attire is encouraged but not required…unless you want people to laugh at you.
The National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) is dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for inheritable bleeding disorders and to preventing the complications of these disorders through education, advocacy and research. Established in 1948, NHF is based in New York City with 51 chapters throughout the United States. NHF’s programs, initiatives and events are made possible through the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations as well as through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
CONNECT is a dynamic group of professionals from a variety of backgrounds, committed to utilizing their skills, resources and connections to help raise funds and awareness for the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF).
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Alex Borstein –
As you may know, Alex provides the voice of Lois Griffin, Tricia Takanawa, Loretta Brown, Babs Pewterschmidt, and many more on FAMILY GUY.
Perhaps best known for her wildly popular character "Ms. Swan" on MADtv, Alex Borstein is no stranger to the film world. She starred alongside George Clooney in the Oscar nominated feature film GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, and happily shared the screen with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Scott Frank's, THE LOOKOUT. She also appeared in KILLERS, opposite Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher, BAD SANTA with Billy Bob Thornton and THE LIZZIE McGUIRE MOVIE with Hilary Duff. Now on DVD, look for Alex in the off-beat comedy, TED, alongside Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg. And this fall, enjoy Alex in HBO's new comedy series, GETTING ON, also starring Laurie Metcalf and Niecy Nash.
Originally from Chicago, Borstein moved to Los Angeles at a young age. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Rhetoric. She started performing sketch comedy while in San Francisco and later joined the ACME Comedy Theatre in Los Angeles. Her critically heralded one-woman stand-up show, "Drop Dead Gorgeous in a Down to Earth Bombshell Sort of Way," is available on DVD.
Borstein is short and lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Jackson, their son Barnaby and new addition, Henrietta.
Sarah Silverman -
Sarah Silverman is a comedian, writer, and actress who is best known for producing and starring in the comedy series “The Sarah Silverman Project.”
Sarah was born and raised in New Hampshire with her three older siblings and attended college at New York University. She began her stand-up career in New York City, gigging at local venues before receiving national recognition in the early nineties as a writer and featured player on "Saturday Night Live." In 2005, Sarah released her concert film, "Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic," which is based on her comedy show of the same name. She went on to star on Comedy Central's sitcom "The Sarah Silverman Program," which aired from 2007 until 2010.
Ted Alexandro -
Ted Alexandro has been a comedian for twenty years. Time Out NY called Ted “One of the funniest comedians working today.”
Ted has performed on David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central.
Ted opened for Louis C.K. at Carnegie Hall.
Ted has performed internationally in Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Jakarta, England, Holland, Israel, South Africa and Qatar.
Ted has been very active in the Occupy Wall Street movement and is one of the founders of Occupy Astoria Long Island City.
Ted has appeared on the television shows “Oz”, “Dr. Katz” and “Louie”.
Ted and Hollis are currently creating the webseries “Teacher’s Lounge.”
Marcus Monroe -
Marcus Monroe, winner of the 2012 Andy Kaufman Award, is taking a strong lead in the new generation of variety performers. Internationally, Marcus has brought his unique brand of humor, wit and specialty juggling to venues as varied and exciting as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Brighton Fringe Festival in England, Cirkus Cirkor in Sweden, and the Shoebox Tour in Canada and cities throughout the world including Amsterdam, Madrid, London, Hong Kong, Paris and Seville. He recently performed an astounding 150 shows in China at the Venetian in Macau. In addition, Marcus has become one of the strongest headlining acts on Princess, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. In the U.S. he has entertained at sold-out performances in major locations from coast to coast, as well as universities across the nation as well as some of the nation's best music festivals including Bonnaroo and Outside Lands. Marcus also has several national tours under his belt performing solo and with some of the world's best specialty acts and alternative comedians. In the summer of 2012 Marcus was a featured performer at SF Sketchfest and performed onstage with special guest Neil Patrick Harris.
Marcus's screen debut came almost a decade ago under Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire) who cast Marcus as co-star of Wisconsin Death Trip with Sir Ian Holm (Lord of the Rings). Since then, Marcus has appeared on dozens of national TV shows and has already been seen by millions, including a performance on The Late Show with David Letterman. Other TV appearances include: MTV’s TRL, ABC Family’s Switched!, Discovery Kid’s Mad Science The History Chanel’s Pawn Stars, MTVu’s Dean List, and CBS’s Secret Talents of the Stars. Marcus also appeared as the juggling consultant in the Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover) movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story. His name and image has appeared all over the U.S. on billboards, print ads, and viral internet campaigns as the feature of Eastport Backpack's "Back to School" campaign and for Apple’s new MacBookPro and iPad campaigns. Marcus communicates heavily with his fans, individually and on YouTube, Myspace, Twitter, and Facebook.
Hesta Prynn –
Hesta Prynn is a maverick in the classic “New York” sense of the word. Walking the line between delicately feminine and totally hardcore, the former Northern State MC and new Paper Magazine columnist remains an artist with a chic sense of style and a visionary take on all things outside the norm.
This is the girl who Questlove called “his melody,” who hit Scores late night with Cypress Hill, made a record with a Beastie Boy and learned to order fast food on the road from Pete Rock. You have a favorite song on the radio right now? Odds are – she’s the ghostwriter.
A longtime lover of vinyl, the list of DJs and producers who have remixed Hesta Prynn’s successful string of releases is lengthy and awesome. Her song “Turn It Gold,” was featured in a Samsung commercial in Super Bowl XLVII. Of her sonic mixology she says “I’m a child of the ’90s. I love hip-hop. I love pop music. It’s the DJ’s responsibility to bring the party and I’m always the one to turn it out.”
The press hasn’t slept on her either, she’s been covered by NY Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Vanity Fair and Page Six to name a few. Her envelope pushing music videos are everywhere from MTV to tech-art blog Boing Boing to Teen Vogue.
As a performer, Hesta Prynn has played internationally with artists spanning from Jay-Z to Vampire Weekend to DJ SBTRKT. As a television personality she can be seen hosting music shows for the Logo Channel and Google, and DJ’ing in national television commercials for Coke and Metro PCS as well as walking in NY Fashion Week.