Headliner's Ball at Bowery Electric

Headliner's Ball at Bowery Electric

Willy Soul, Derek Humphrey, Anthony Moore, Casey James Salengo (Comedy Central Half Hour), Kendra Cunningham, Evan Berke

Sun · November 12, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

This event is 21 and over

Willy Soul
Willy Soul
A master of the raregroove funk, hip-hop, jazz, and all genres that move your feet, Willy Soul is a local Brooklyn DJ who has played records side by side with elite DJs like Rich Medina, and spun various parties/shows with the likes of members of Parliament Funkadelic, and the funk band Lettuce. It's almost like he's got a college degree in makin' your ass shake.
Evan Berke
Evan Berke
Evan Berke started his comedy career at eighteen, while he was a freshman at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. The Atlanta native first took stage at the notorious Upper Deck Tavern on King Street, where in 2009, the standup comedy scene in the Holy City was almost entirely dwarfed by the city’s thriving improv scene.

During his time in Charleston, Berke’s relationship with comedy evolved from a small stage hobby to a career totally immersed in the local communities. Berke was the resident director of comedy at the JAIL BREAK Music & Arts Festival. He has performed at the Charleston Comedy Festival, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and has twice been a finalist in the Charleston Standup Comedy Competition. He graduated from CofC with a degree in Communications in 2013.

In the summer of 2011, Berke studied at The Second City in Chicago, where he honed his improv and writing skills. He has since studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. In 2014, Berke produced his first comedy tour of the Southeast alongside comedians Dusty Slay, Vince Fabra, and Derek Humphrey, and has since produced several others.

True to form, Berke is very active in Brooklyn and Manhattan’s performance arts and events scenes. A love for standup has opened him up to all of the other elements of performance—event production, emceeing, video production, and above all, acting, producing, directing, and writing.

Currently, he is an Associate Field Producer at TMZ where he produces segments and interviews celebrities and public figures. His interviews can be viewed here. He made his debut on the show on July 10th, 2017 and that can be viewed here.

From 2014-2017, Berke worked at Brunswick Group and MerchantCantos. Here, he worked alongside some of the brightest minds in the industry and gained extensive corporate communications experience.

Berke is the Resident Host of the PechaKucha NYC Chapter, which puts on monthly storytelling events by a diverse group of creatives from around the world. You can re-watch the most recent event here. His most recent film project is called Roaring 20s, which can be viewed here. He was also a Consulting Producer on No2Mauro Productions latest project The Show, which can be viewed here. And most recently, Berke co-produced the new standup comedy album by Dusty Slay, Son of a Ditch.

Needless to say, he stays busy.
Venue Information:
Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003