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2021 Comedy Discussion
March 15, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Do not miss this event, this Monday! Note the time change!
March 15, 2021, 7:30-8:30pm ET: 2021 Comedy Discussion
How do we manage living through a pandemic? Look to those individuals who can make fun of any situation! Spend an evening with Hunter-bred comedians who will discuss how they and their colleagues have fared in the midst of COVID-19. Join us for this unique event and hear how they have tried to create some levity in these trying times. Sure to have some laughs as well!
Moderated by Steve Hofstetter ’97, the panelists are Charlie Bardey ’13, Sachi Ezura ’04, Claire Friedman ’03, and Sophie Zucker ’11.
|Moderator: Steve Hofstetter ’97
Hofstetter, who has a whopping 150 million views on YouTube, is also the host of Finding Babe Ruth on FS1. His book (Ginger Kid) is a top 5 pick on Amazon and debuted at number one in its category. Hofstetter was the host and executive producer of season one of Laughs (FOX) and he has been on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and E! True Hollywood Story, Comics Unleashed, Comedy All-Stars, Quite Frankly, White Boyz in the Hood, Countdown, and more. He just filmed his 4th movie, and he has had two top 20 comedy albums (including one that hit number 1 on iTunes comedy charts). He is a former columnist for Sports Illustrated and the NHL, and has also written for Maxim and the New York Times, among others.
|Charlie Bardey ’13
Charlie Bardey is a writer, comedian, and educator born and based in New York City. A graduate of Hunter College High School and Yale University, Charlie currently works as an educator, writer, and comedian. As a stand-up, Charlie has performed in venues like Caroline’s, Union Hall, and the Bell House, and at colleges like Wesleyan University and American University. He has been profiled by Vulture Magazine, and his tweets (@chunkbardey) have been featured in BuzzFeed, Playboy, a local newspaper called The Patch. He can be seen on the BuzzFeed series “Did You See This?” on the Comedy Central webseries “Ayo And Rachel Are Single”, and in AMC’s upcoming satirical video game “Airplane Mode.”
|Sachi Ezura ’04
Sachi Ezura currently works as Senior Producer at The Greene Space, a live event space for NY Public Radio. She also consults in development for Irony Point, the production company behind I Think You Should Leave, Astronomy Club and The Break with Michelle Wolf. She has produced on Refinery29’s After After Party, BET’s The Rundown w/ Robin Thede, and MTV’s Girl Code. She was Executive Producer of Development and Talent at Seriously.TV, a digital comedy channel specializing in the intersection of comedy, politics, and social justice. She worked as Director of Original Programming at IFC, where, in addition to working on Documentary Now!, Portlandia, and Comedy Bang! Bang!, she oversaw IFC’s digital platform, Comedy Crib. As Manager of Development at MTV2, she oversaw casting for MTV’s hit comedy series Guy Code and Girl Code. She also co-wrote the Girl Code book and has been published in The New Yorker’s Daily Shouts and The New York Post. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter and two cats, one of which she likes.
|Claire Friedman ’03
Claire Friedman is an Emmy-nominated writer who won a Peabody award for her work on Saturday Night Live. She most recently served as a writer on Showtime’s Desus & Mero and frequently writes comedy pieces for the New Yorker. Before becoming a television writer, Claire worked in development at FX Networks and served as the Executive-in-Charge of the Lip Sync Battle franchise for Paramount Network. From 2007-2012, she worked as an Investment Banker at Goldman Sachs, where she helped to fund entertainment and media companies. Claire was born and raised in New York City. She attended Harvard Business School and Harvard College, where she was an editor on the Harvard Lampoon.
|Sophie Zucker ’11