Saturday Night Live stars and writers including Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott, Jorma Taccone, Colin Jost, Hannibal Buress, and more will come together on Sunday, January 31 to perform a ONE NIGHT ONLY event: "BEYOND FUNDERDOME COMEDY BLOWOUT!" The fundraiser will be held at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street, and will be hosted by Emily Heller. The evening will also include some of New York's funniest comedians such as John Mulaney, surprise special guests, and music by The Renaldo The Ensemble while raising funds for the Off-Broadway production of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL.
Show Details for "BEYOND FUNDERDOME COMEDY BLOWOUT!"
- Confirmed line-up: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis, Abby Elliott, Bridey Elliott, Jorma Taccone, Colin Jost, Hannibal Buress, John Mulaney, Emily Heller, The Renaldo The Ensemble
- Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010
- Showtime: 8:00 p.m.
- VIP ticket holders: 6:30 p.m. pre-show drinks while mingling with performers
- General admission ticket holders: doors open at 7:30 p.m.
- Venue: 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich St. (just South of Rector), NY, NY 10006 (www.3ldnyc.org)
- Sponsors: 3LD Art & Technology, Van Gogh Vodka, Champagne Pommery, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, De Martino 347 Vineyards
The world premiere of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL is presented by Aaron Louis, in association with New Georges & The Essentials. Adapted by Marielle Heller from the hit graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner and directed by Sarah Cameron Sunde and Rachel Eckerling, The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a story of female sexuality and unabashed optimism. Performances begin Sunday, March 15, 8pm at 3LD Art & Technology Center, 80 Greenwich Street. The official opening night is Sunday, March 28 at 8 p.m.
About the "BEYOND FUNDERDOME COMEDY BLOWOUT!" line-up:
Seth Meyers returns for his ninth season on Saturday Night Live, his fourth season as head writer, and his fourth season as anchor of "Weekend Update."
Fred Armisen is in his seventh season on Saturday Night Live. Armisen has taken on the role of President Barack Obama throughout his term, and through the primary, alongside SNL castmate Amy Poehler as Hillary Clinton. Other characters include the vaguely European home design enthusiast "Nuni," the Native American comic Billy Smith, the nonplussed political comedian Nicholas Fehn and as Prince as the often-silent host of the musician's talk show The Prince Show. Armisen has also portrayed Iranian President Mahmoud Amadinejad in the popular Digital Short Iran So Far Away.
Will Forte, During his time at Saturday Night Live Will has produced many memorable
sketches, including "The Falconer" - the ex-executive who's mysteriously chosen to live in the woods with his faithful falcon, Donald - and the (very) soft-spoken politician, Tim Calhoun. Forte is starring in the feature film adaptation of his SNL sketch, "MacGruber," the amazingly resourceful man who can disarm a bomb with just about anything. He can be seen in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men written and directed by John Krasinski, and he lent his voice to the animated film, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.
Jason Sudeikis is in his fifth season as a Saturday Night Live cast member. Among the many roles he plays, Sudeikis currently essays the role of Vice President Joe Biden and has gained praise for his recurring character - a Bluetooth-sporting, self-absorbed "A-hole" alongside Kristen Wiig. Sudeikis other memorable impressions include Bret Michaels on Rock of Love, and American Idol's Simon Cowell. In addition to his work on SNL, Sudeikis had a multi-episode guest-starring role as Tina Fey's love interest "Floyd" on NBC's award-winning comedy 30 Rock, and stars in the up-coming comedy The Bounty Hunter with Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler.
JORMA TACCONE is a writer/director/composer for Saturday Night Live. Along with his writing partners Andy Samberg and Akiva Schaffer, collectively known as "The Lonely Island," he is responsible for creating the popular SNL Digital Shorts, such as D**k in a Box, Lazy Sunday, and Jizz in my pants. Taccone portrayed Rod's geeky half-brother "Kevin" in Paramount's Hot Rod. He also appeared as the lovable monkey-boy character "Chaka"" in Universal's 2009 feature Land of the Lost starring Will Ferrell. He recently directed his first feature film MacGruber for Rouge Pictures which is set for release in the spring of 2010.
ABBY ELLIOTT joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in the 2008-09 season from the Upright
Citizens Brigade Theater, the improv/sketch theater co-founded by SNL alumni Amy Poehler,
where she trained and performed in both their New York and Los Angeles theaters. In addition, Elliott trained with LA's Groundlings Theater. Elliott has appeared in many television shows such as King of the Hill, Chrissy: Plain and Simple, Minoriteam and You've Reached the Elliotts.
COLIN JOST writes for Saturday Night Live and performs in a sketch group called War Dogs,
which may have disbanded. He was previously a staff writer for "Kappa Mikey," an animated comedy premiering on Nickelodeon this fall. Before that, he was president of the Harvard Lampoon and a night editor at the Staten Island Advance newspaper. He works out once or twice a week. Plays golf. You know, sort of a Renaissance man. But not like the movie Renaissance Man. Well, sort of like that.