RR: We Don’t Even Know

June 25, 2019
8:00 pm -

WE DON’T EVEN KNOW LIVE
TUESDAY JUNE 25 at 8PM
W GUESTS
SAM MORRISON, ATO ESSANDOH AND KENDRA MORRIS

What is WE DON’T EVEN KNOW LIVE?:  It’s a live variety podcast show dedicated to celebrating a diverse array of friends and strangers hosted by Shonali Bhowmik and Christian Felix.

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SAM MORRISON (comedian):
Sam Morrison is a New York City-based comedian who has been featured in the New York Times and Time Out NY. He has appeared on the Travel Channel, SiriusXM and will be featured on a PBS documentary about up and coming stand up comedians. He is the 1st place winner of the Make Me Laugh Comedy Competition, was named one of Mogul Magazine’s Comics to Watch and was called “a rising star” by Broadway Kingdom.  He headlines comedy clubs, festivals, and colleges across the country, including his recent breakout sold out performance at Stand Up NY. In 2017 he performed stand up on Ugandan National Television.  Sam’s second one-man show Hello, Daddy! debuted on Dixon Place’s main stage in 2018 and has since toured 8 major US cities, including such prestigious festivals as the Folsom Street Fair, Bear Week, and HOT! Festival. Hello, Daddy! will have a month-long run at Just The Tonic during the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  He hails from Sarasota, FL, is a Cornell University alum and broke the world record for most peanut butter jelly sandwiches made in an hour.

ATO ESSANDOH (actor):
Ato Essandoh is an American television and film actor. He was born in Schenectady, New York, graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1990. He received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University. He is also a playwright, and authored Black Thang which is published in the anthology Plays and Playwrights 2003. He also studied acting at the Acting Studio in New York City. Essandoh is also the co-founder of The Defiant Ones writing and performance group.  From his beloved role as Titembay the affable and fastidious African exchange student in the indie classic GARDEN STATE; to his break out-role as Matthew Freeman, the brilliant Civil War doctor of BBC America’s gritty crime series COPPER; to recurring roles on hit shows like HBO’s GIRLS, and CBS’ ELEMENTARY and BLUE BLOODS; to unforgettable turns in critically acclaimed films like DJANGO UNCHAINED and BLOOD DIAMOND, Ato has and continues to amass a broad and diverse range of roles proving himself to be a sought after emerging talent.

KENDRA MORRIS (musician):
New York noir soul artist Kendra Morris recalls singers who straddled soul and rock during the early ‘70s, such as Ruth Copeland and Chaka Khan. Her taste was developed through her parents’ record collection, a library heavy on late-60s and early-70s soul and funk as well as a love for the cinema scores of the same period.  After touring with legendary Motown Funk Brother Dennis Coffey and releasing a series of singles that she did with longtime collaborator Jeremy Page including “Concrete Waves,” with b-side remixed by DJ Premier, Morris released the album Banshee (2012) on Wax Poetics Records. In 2013, Morris returned with a covers album ‘Mockingbird’.  Early 2018 Morris released a string of singles; “Nothing”, “Playing Games” with Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth featured on the remix as well as a cover of Madonnas ‘Like A Virgin’ featuring DâM-FunK.  She was recently featured on both last years Czarface Meets Metalface and this years Czarface Meets Ghostface albums and her song “If You Didn’t Go’ was sampled on the Rapsody and J Cole song ‘SoJourner’ produced by 9th Wonder.  Just releasing her first new song of 2019 called ‘Foolin’ Around’ she has a full plate for 2019 that includes a string of small tours, releasing more new music as well as animating and directing a handful of visual projects for both herself and others.

What is WE DON’T EVEN KNOW LIVE?:  It’s a live variety comedy podcast show dedicated to celebrating a diverse array of friends and strangers hosted by Shonali Bhowmik and Christian Felix.

Past guests include:  H Jon Benjamin, Amber Tamblyn, Sanjit De Silva, Jon Glaser, Rebecca Vigil, Danielle Gray, Emily Flake, Selena Coppock, Har Mar Superstar, Sasheer Zamata, Melena Ryzik, Jeffrey Joseph, Cole Escola, Emily Wells, Janeane Garofolo, Eleanor Friedberger, Mark Nadler, Starlee Kine, John Roberts, Rob Townsend, Ted Leo, Patricia Clarkson, David Cross, Shannon Wright, Alison Leiby, Dolly Wells, Myka Fox, Tessa Hersh, Holly Miranda, Felice Rosser, Kim Barker, Amanda Duarte, Tyson Meade, Yazan, M Lamar, Matt Higgins, Will Sheff of Okkervil River, Graham Norwood, Patrick Waldo, Eugene Mirman, Kendra Cunningham, Mima McMillan, Elna Baker, Bobby Tisdale, Marina Franklin, Schaffer the Darklord, Howard Altmann, Ben Lerman, Naomi Ekperigin, Andy Beckerman, Mike Denny, Dave Hill, Ambrosia Parsley, Brooke Van Poppelen, Ahna Tessler, Adam Schatz, Lisa DeLarios, Todd Perlmutter, Saundra Williams, Adam Lowitt, Seaton Smith, Greg Barris, Dawn Landes, Tevis Trower, Todd Barry, John Early, Amy Ryan, Kenny Leinhardt, Miyuki Furtado, Katina Corrao, Roger Clark, Hadiyah Robinson, Joe Celej, Danny Cohen, Sharon Spell, Katie Compa, Jena Friedman, Rashida White, Duane Harriot, Phoebe Robinson, Marcellus Hall, Jo Firestone, Matt Whyte, Shalewa Sharpe, Early Riser, Jason Lam, Darell J. Hunt, Sarah Dooley, Charles Scott, Jason Butler Harner, Aparna Nancherla, Chris Maxwell, Adam Wade, Pete Miser, Bridey Elliot, Jeffrey Gamblero, Greg Johnson, Dakota Hall, Nimesh Patel, Renaud Villacis, Jason Trachtenberg, JJ Sosnowski, Terri Girvin, Mickey Rapkin, Sefa Castanet, Matt Carlin, Tory Harris, and our moms!

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