Saturday, April 16th in Florence Ma’s newest comedy venue Just Jokes at JJ’s Tavern, Comedy as a Weapon presents Comedy Night Starring Ben Rosenfeld. Kim DeShields (Wendy Williams) and Tim Lovett (Comedy as a Weapon) host this night of Stand-up comedy. Other acts include Michelle Slonim, and music provided by Dj Groove (Good Groove entertainment). Doors open at 7 pm and jokes start at 8 pm Food and drink are available for purchase.
**Ben Rosenfeld** is a quirky immigrant whose comedy can be best described as “playfully dark, seriously smart.” Ben’s comedy blends his family’s experience as Russian Jewish immigrants in America with his philosophical beliefs, political observations, and unique characters.
Ben has been seen on BuzzFeedVideo and is slightly “TikTok famous” with over 270,000 followers and 10,000,000 likes. He’s also appeared on FOX’s Laughs, The Nick Cannon Show, Travel Channel’s Mysteries At The Museum, CBS This Morning, Nat Geo’s Brain Games, Netflix’s Brainchild, NPR’s Weekend Edition, SiriusXM Radio, The New York Post, and been featured as TimeOut New York’s Joke of the Week. He has twice headlined at Caroline’s on Broadway, hosted at the Lincoln Center, and performs nightly in New York City.
Ben’s latest video special is available on Amazon Prime and he has four comedy albums: the Amazon #1 best-selling comedy album Don’t Shake Your Miracle (2020 – iTunes – released by Comedy Dynamics), the iTunes #1 best-selling comedy album The United States of Russia (2018 – iTunes – released by Comedy Dynamics), the Amazon Top 5 best-selling comedy album The Russian Optimist (2016 – iTunes – released by Comedy Dynamics / New Wave Entertainment) and Neuro Comedy (2012 – iTunes).
Ben is also the co-author of New Parent Smell: Funny Thoughts on Pregnancy, Newborns and Tots and the creator of the illustrated coffee table book, Russian Optimism: Dark Nursery Rhymes To Cheer You Right Up, an Amazon Top 5 best seller in humor books
Two days after **Michelle Slonim** gave birth to a baby girl, Michelle received an email saying she was cast in a sketch for Late Night with Seth Meyers. Michelle had gone on tons of auditions: once in a chicken costume, another time in a bikini while eight months pregnant, and she never got the part. Now a week after her baby was welcomed into the world, Michelle’s in hair, makeup, and wardrobe, on set for a major network television show. She plans to have a second child so she can make an appearance on Conan.
Michelle has appeared on web shows for Comedy Central and HBO and on SiriusXM Radio. You can see her performing stand-up comedy in most clubs and bar shows in New York City. Michelle trained at the University of Michigan and the Williamstown Theater Festival, as an apprentice to Lewis Black. She is a seasoned producer having worked on 24 Hour Celebrity Plays on Broadway and produced shows at Webster Hall and Le Poisson Rouge. Special guest performers on her shows have included Dave Attell and Greer Barnes from the Chapelle Show. Though happily married now, for her Anti Valentine’s Day Comedy Show, she was prominently featured in The Wall Street Journal, although as her mother pointed out, it was only on page two in the print edition. Michelle’s side hustle is putting on comedy shows in people’s living rooms – check out LivingRoomLaughs.com