Thursday, December 10, 2009

next show -A Very Yoga Christmas 12/23 -8pm!!


A Very Yoga Christmas!

hosted by Joe Yoga


A holiday extravaganza, produced by (a)muse collective for our friends and family, celebrating Horse Trade Theater and the madness that was 2009. and it's Jesus' birthday, so give it up! featuring music, comedy, performance art, free cupcakes and a double bli
nd secret-santa gift exchange.

Dec. 23rd, 8pm

Free entrance with Potluck Food Offering

$5 if you simply want to eat, drink and enjoy the show.

There is a wine and beer bar for reasonably priced drinks.

94 St. Mark's Place

UNDER St. Mark's Theater


Artists Confirmed so far:
Coach (reunion set! first time on stage in over two years!)
house band and full set with Mike Milazzo and Martin Stroh
Penny Pollak
John Murdock
Tim Warner
Jen Perney
Beezy Douglas
Bamboo
Michelle Leona
Alabaster Rhumb
More to be announced...

Monday, November 2, 2009

So I recently had the very unfortunate opportunity of having to "break up" with my opening act for my show on Nov. 8th. Never thought I would have to do anything of the sort but Thursday night proved interesting.

I went to go see my good friend Nate Rand do a 40 min. set, he being funny as fuck and also doing the show with me next week. I was excited to actually go out and see comedy again, not fretting over having to perform. The comic who I like a lot who was to open Nate's show was a NO SHOW! It was disappointing because I was looking forward to his set, but also very troubling for I booked him to open my show as well. :(

On a positive note, the owner of the club then asked me to do an impromptu 25 min. set. He thought I was saving his ass, well he saved mine! I have not been happy with a lot of my shorter sets recently at various clubs/open mics. So thought this week would be HELL! Of having to run + get up three times a night at places. I still will try to get in as much stage time as possible....but being put on the spot and asked to do a impromptu 25 min. slot proved great exercise.

However I did have to fix what he fucked up. This being my first show that I went out and did the leg work in booking myself and it sorta being my baby, I'm protective. But having this also be new to me I wasn't sure if my thoughts on replacing him were warranted. I turned to a couple of comic/actor friends who have put on they're own shows for advice. They agreed with me that yes, having to replace him was very appropriate. Thanks Guys. So... Slight change in line up now. I have filled his spot with someone I've seen around town in clubs, Mike Recine. NO joke, if there are Bill Hicks fans reading this...COME TO THIS SHOW!!! Mike has this great almost retro comic style I don't see a lot out there at the moment, ala Bill Hix, Sam Kinison. Saw him do a set last week at 3am and I was blown away. Everyone was on the verge of passing out and laughed they're asses off! Two Guys & A GRRL Do It Standing Up, should be a stand out show now!

So come on out. Bring friends! : November 8th, 8PM @ Yippies Museum Cafe
9 Bleecker Street between Bowery and Elizabeth
New York, NY
FREE SHOW!! -but they ask for donations

Showtime this Sunday!!!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Yippie Museum Cafe
9 Bleecker Street between Bowery and Elizabeth

Jen Perney's : Two Guys & A GRRL Do It Standing Up!

A night of Stand Up Comedy featuring;

Nate Rand

Mike Recine

and yours truly,

Jen Perney


Yippie's is a truly awesome place. Once the hangout to yippie Icons, Abbie Hoffman, Lenny Bruce and George Carlin. :)

http://yippiemuseum.org/index.html

Like the place is run by the ghost of Abbie Hoffman so there is no admission, no minimum, no cover, no hidden charges, no nothing.

So tips are greatly appreciated!!!!

The cafe doesn't have a liquor license, however we just might have some bottles of wine on hand and people can just put a few bucks in to open a bottle.

Come on down and laugh your ass off!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Next Gig -11/8/09

Two Guys & A GRRL Do it Standing Up!

Stand Up Comedy

Oh yes folks! I wasn't done with doing it standing up just once, and certainly not by my lonesome.


Sunday, November 8, 2009
Time:
8:00pm - 11:00pm
Location:
Yippie Museum Cafe
Street:
9 Bleecker Street between Bowery and Elizabeth
City/Town:
New York, NY

Yippie's is a truly awesome place. Once the hangout to yippie Icons, Abbie Hoffman, Lenny Bruce and George Carlin. :)

http://yippiemuseum.org/index.html

Like the place is run by the ghost of Abbie Hoffman so there is no admission, no minimum, no cover, no hidden charges, no nothing.

So tips are greatly appreciated!!!!

The cafe doesn't have a liquor license, however we just might have some bottles of wine on hand and people can just put a few bucks in to open a bottle.

Come on down and laugh your ass off!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Comic Serendipity

This is too funny! The article mentions how so many comics seems to live in Astoria currently, but name drops Bushwick/Williamsburg area as well. Let's see....I started doing comedy in Astoria. I lived In W'burg. My first 1 hr. show was... @ the Waltz Astoria and I currently live in Bushwick/Ridgewood. The starts are aligned my friends.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/fashion/11comedian.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hpw

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pics from A crazed week of performing.


From 9/24/09 @ Mic Club in Lucky Jack's on LES.



Waltz Astoria 9/23/09.

Performing @ Yippie's Museum Cafe 11/8/09

This Just in: Have gig booked for A night of comedy hosted by yrs truly :)
Featuring Nathan Rand, Brian Douglas and myself, Jen Perney.
The three of us serving it up Stand Up style.
11/8/09 @ Yippie's Museum Cafe. Start time: TBA

Yippie Museum Cafe

yippiemuseum.org

9 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-5918

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lucky Jack's 9-24-09

So this was my warmup set if you will, prior to my show the next nite on Friday the 25th.

Undoubtedly my finest 10 minute set I believe.


video

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Waltz Astoria. 9/16/09



A great week for Stand Up





This week I feel has been monumental on the stand up front. Have been taking more chances. Sure some jokes, bits, stories don't always fly. But, the growth is in learning how to fail first. Last two nights have taken to chance of not really having a set to cling to whilew I'm up there. Last night's set @ Waltz Astoria, which is where my first 45 minute set will be- I took the liberty of "winging it". Started off a bit rocky. As if you are sharing the first few kisses with someone, and yr bumping in to one another's noses and the "dance" is still not graceful yet. But, along the way you find that flow that is needed to interpret the passion you feel.

I closed with some material that I know I can say I am TRULY proud of. Videos will soon be posted of these new sets. But for now have some pics to post.

Monday, September 7, 2009

practice, practice, practice.

Have spent a very large majority of this holiday weekend writing news bits and practicing my set for my show. Went into the hall in my apt. this morning and roomie asks, "Have you been on the phone or talking yrself." LOL!!! In fact was talkingto myself. Reading and timing my material that I have written for the show. Of course for those who know me well, I certainly have the ability to talk for 30 minutes. But, wanna hit this shit spot on!!!
A fellow comic gave me some advice recently that I feel has really helped in my delivery while doing standup. "Jen, the crowd is like a girl you know yr goona hook up with. She's already wet, she wants it. Just fuck her!" These words are not verbatim but a cliifnotes of what he suggested.
Totally works. No need to get up there and give too much back story to things. They want the laugh. They want to get fucked. So I guess I'm a slut, because I intend to fuck them like crazy. LOL!!!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Allow me to introduce myself

Hello All,

My name is Jen Perney. I am a Jane of all trades. Standup Comedian, specializing in the poetry of laughter. Have been doing standup for about 3 months now, and just can't get enough.
Getting ready for my first booked 30 min. slot on Sept. 25th @ the Waltz Astoria in Astoria, NY.

Will be utilizing this blog to document the writing processs and procrastination that occurs before your first "real" gig.

Mainly been performing my sets at open mics all over NYC. Will be posting where and when my daily travels should lead me to each night to perform.

Stay tuned and check out a set sometime.