UCB, Comedy Celebs Dominate Kickstarter Film Festival Lineup

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There is so much to be excited about in regards to the upcoming Brooklyn Comedy Festival (Aug. 22-28). First things first, we must discuss Kickstarter’s first-ever comedy short film festival in Brooklyn. “SHORTS” is a 2-day film festival (within Brooklyn Comedy Festival).

Quick Facts:
* August 27-28 at Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg.
* Films were selected by a panelist and a jury from the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and Kickstarter.
* Upright Citizens Brigade “The Lady Jam” Co-Host Carrie McCrossen co-wrote and co-stars in a film.
* David Bluvband directs a film starring Riley Soloner in a suit.
* Alan Resnick wrote, stars and directed his submission.
* Connor Ratliff wrote “Unable Are the Loved to Die.”
* Buy tickets here.

This is the first year of film inclusion for The Brooklyn Comedy Festival. Can you think of a partner more perfect than Kickstarter? If you were going to say “Thingstarter,” you’re not wrong. Dan Chamberlain, star of that hit Seeso series will grace the big screen in a 11 minute and 5 second film “MD Memories” exploring “medical oddities through the eyes of Dr. Chamberlain, a skilled but self-serving general practitioner.” “MD Memories” plays Sunday, directly after “FOR MAYA” written and starring Carrie McCrossen and Kassia Miller.

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You may recognize Carrie McCrossen from her one woman UCB Chelsea show “M.I.L.P: Moms I’d Like to Portray” starring and written by Carrie McCrossen. If you have not yet abandoned this article to purchase a ticket, keep reading:

Saturday, August 27th

AN EXCERPT OF SNOWY BING BONGS ACROSS THE NORTH STAR COMBAT ZONE | Rachel Wolther & Alex H. Fischer | 4 minutes

TOND | Josh Ruben + Vince Peone | 20 minutes

AFFECTIONS | Bridey Elliott | 16 minutes, 8 seconds

DOOR ON THE LEFT | Kati Skelton and Harrison Atkins | 5 minutes, 27 seconds

VISITOR INFORMATION | Alan Resnick | 4 minutes, 30 seconds

GREENER GRASS | Paul Briganti | 15 minutes

LATINER | Ines Gowland | 8 minutes, 50 seconds

UNABLE ARE THE LOVED TO DIE | Adam Sacks | 11 minutes, 46 seconds

JANA & SHASTA | Tynan Delong | 9 minutes, 21 seconds

PINEAPPLE | Micah Phillips | 6 minutes, 43 seconds

I AM A TALK SHOW HOST | David Bluvband & Riley Soloner | 3 minutes

FOXMOUTH | Nate Fernald | 11 seconds

Doors 11am, show 11:30am. General admission seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter. $12.

Sunday, August 28th

SNOWY BING BONGS ACROSS THE NORTH STAR COMBAT ZONE | Rachel Wolther & Alex H. Fischer | 4 minutes

TOND | Josh + Vince | 20 minutes

AFFECTIONS | Bridey Elliott | 16 minutes, 8 seconds

DOOR ON THE LEFT | Kati Skelton and Harrison Atkins | 5 minutes, 27 seconds

VISITOR INFORMATION | Alan Resnick | 4 minutes, 30 seconds

GREENER GRASS | Paul Briganti | 15 minutes

FOR MAYA | Alex H. Fischer | 14 minutes, 52 seconds

MD MEMORIES | Matt Braunsdorf | 11 minutes, 5 seconds

THREE BUSY DEBRAS PRESENT “BRUNCH” | Sandy Honig & Jake Honig | 4 minutes, 21 seconds

SLURP | Grace Naw | 3 minutes, 39 seconds

SLURP 2 | Grace Naw | 3 minutes, 30 seconds

I AM A TALK SHOW HOST | David Bluvband & Riley Soloner | 3 minutes

FOXMOUTH | Nate Fernald | 11 seconds

Doors 11am, show 11:30am. General admission seating. 21+ to drink, all ages to enter.

The two day short-film-festival is just the tip of the “MUST SEE” list at this year’s Brooklyn Comedy Festival. If you could see yourself enjoying events from the likes of Julie Klausner, Reggie Watts, and/or the Bayer siblings, purchase a $99 all-access festival pass before they sell out. Plan out your festival week now at http://bkcomedyfestival.com. Purchase tickets for the film festival portion here: http://www.nitehawkcinema.com/movie/brooklyn-comedy-shorts/.



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