Monday, October 22, 2012
Comedians Kareem Green & Mark Hayes, Poet Anna Mwalagho + Open Mic - Wed, Oct. 24
The Inspired Word presents rising-star comedian Kareem Green, celebrated spoken word poet Anna Mwalagho (from Kenya), Irish comedian Mark Hayes + our amazing 20-slot open mic open to all types of artists. Hosted by Mike Brown.
Kareem Green recently taped Russell Simmons’ Presents The Ruckus on Comedy Central in 2011; and, executive produced, wrote and performed his own 1-hour comedy special, Kareem is Oh So Hilarious. Thus, the title of his hour debut. As a three-time champion on Showtime at the Apollo, Kareem is a multi-faceted entertainer and comedian whose talents include Stand-up, Improv, Acting and Writing. Kareem’s relatable comedic style has earned him television appearances on BET Comic View and TV One’s Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes. His wittiness keeps audiences in stitches throughout the U.S., Europe and the Caribbean Islands about his experiences in foster care, fresh air fund, dating and having an extremely unsuccessful criminal career.
Kareem has worked with Tracy Morgan, Bill Bellamy and Bill Burr, to name a few. As well as being an accomplished comedian, He is a skilled actor and has had key roles in the independent films Gold Digger Killer, Holla If I Kill You and Comedy In The Hood. His headliner appearances at colleges and comedy clubs prove Kareem is soon to be a household name. Kareem has been featured at New York’s top comedy clubs, including Carolines on Broadway, Standup New York, Gotham Comedy Club and the Comic Strip.
He has received national recognition in nationwide comedy competitions such as Comedy Central’s Laugh Riots and The Salem Orb Contest and in 2009, Kareem was crowned Winner of the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and the top finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity. Since then, Kareem’s online sketch comedy show (AnotherSketchComedyShow.com) screened at the San Diego Black Film Festival and on the websites on such sites as: BET.com, VH1Access.net, Bossip.com, Sister2SisterMagazine, WorldStarHipHop and more.
Born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, Anna Mwalagho began performing at the tender age of 8. She is a true remarkable renaissance woman, an internationally recognized actress, poet, dancer, singer/songwriter and storyteller. Since the launch of her career in the United States, Anna has become one of the most sought after African Spoken Word Afrobeat artist. She has shared the stage with the international South African Jazz legend HUGH MASEKELA in Washington DC and another African musical legend OLIVER MTUKUDZI.
Not only has she entertained dignitaries such as Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai, but she has graced the stages of high profile venues including: The Kennedy Center, The World Bank, US Army Material Command, UNAIDS, America’s 400TH Anniversary, US Africa Business Conference, Embassy of Kenya, Washington Convention Center, Zanzibar on the waterfront restaurant and club, Smithsonian Museum of African Art, State Department and many more. She has been featured on MHZ-TV, WHUR 96.3 FM, WETA 90.9FM, Voice of America, CBS TV/WUSA9 TV, XM Satellite Radio, Harold Channer TV and many more. Anna takes her one woman show to scholastic institutions, organizations, civic groups, festivals and specials events, with an aim of educating, entertaining and uniting humanity. She was recently appointed an Ambassador for peace by the Inter-Religious and International Federation for Peace. Her philosophy is “dance, sing, laugh and truly love, as this is the joy of life,” and her CDs surely attest to her philosophy. To view excerpts of Anna’s work, please visit www.annamwalagho.com and www.facebook.com/mwalaghoanna.
Mark Hayes is an Irish comedian, writer and author now living in L.A. Featured in many magazines and he is the author of two books, RanDumb (#1 on Amazon Humour) and the sequel RanDumber, which are the first two books in a seven part trilogy. He performs at The Comedy Store, Improv, Laugh Factory and UCB in Hollywood.
Produced by: Mike Geffner Presents The Inspired Word
When: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
116 MacDougal Street
(between Bleecker Street and Minetta Lane)
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (917) 703-1512
Doors open for open mic sign-up @ 7pm
Show starts @ 7:30pm
Cover Charge: $10
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