MOST RACES SHOW ON EARTH COMES TO BROOKLYN
APRIL 11, 2017
Founded in 2005, MRSOE Is The Longest Running Popular Comedic Showcase, And It's Coming To Brooklyn, NY For One Night Only
Eman El Husseini
“Never before have I witnessed the ability of a show to bring so many different cultures together and still make everyone laugh.”
“MRSOE! is not your regular stand-up comedy show…it’s better!” -Theatre99
“One of the most innovative and entertaining comedic showcases” -Inside Toronto
“MRSOE! truly proves that comedy is a universal language” -CisternYard
“MRSOE! will be the funniest thing that happens in Toronto tonight” -The Toronto Star
One of the longest running, most attended multicultural stand-up traveling comedy showcases is poised for its first Brooklyn, NY date on April 11, 2017 at The Knitting Factory. Hosted by Drew Thomas, with featured comics Daniel Tirado, Eman El-Husseini, Gina Brillon, Sheng Wang, and Rob Haze, The Most Races Show On Earth! (MRSOE!) is poised to be a rousing success for its first time in NYC.
More About MRSOE!:
The Most RACES Show on Earth! was founded in 2005 by Neil Bansil and has sold out shows in Toronto, Atlanta, Charleston, Denver, Buffalo, Nashville, & Charlotte. The show has boasted performances from such comedians as Clayton English (WINNER of 2015 Last Comic Standing), Gina Brillon (Comedy Central), Sheng Wang (Fresh off the Boat, Sugar Sammy). Going on the traveling series' 12th year, MRSOE! is planning premiere dates in new urban centers including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, Washington D.C., Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal.
MRSOE! is a stand-up comedy show that finds and features the best multicultural comedians in North America. Since 2005, the mission of the show has been to unabashedly push diversity and multiculturalism by bringing comedians and audiences together of all colors, cultures, and creeds and showing that we can all hang out and laugh together.
“In 2005, I created The Most RACES Show on Earth! to not only showcase some of the funniest stand-up comics, but I also wanted to use it as a platform to create dialogue about race and culture,” says Bansil, creator and producer of MRSOE! “It’s important to me to be able to give audiences access to comedians from many different cultural backgrounds in an effort to show that no matter who is on stage, their perspectives on life are not that different.”
On Tuesday, April 11th, The Most RACES Show on Earth! will unabashedly put the topic of race front and center. Comedians will be uncensored and free to speak their truths about race, culture and everything in between. The truth may shock some, but Bansil says, “There is shock value in the truth, but it’s that initial shock that helps us to better understand one another.”
ABOUT HOST, DREW THOMAS:
Drew Thomas is a comedic storyteller. In 2010, he was featured on The Craig Ferguson Show, in 2015, he was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and was also featured on AXS TV's Live at Gotham. Some of the people Drew has graced the stage with, include Ron White, Jake Johansen, Don DC Curry, D.L. Hughley, Bill Burr, Jim Norton, Jon Reep, Bobby Slayton, Shaun Jones, Aries Spears, Bill Bellamy, Corey Zooman Miller and Craig Robinson. You definitely want to catch this guys show; insiders say he's one to watch.
ABOUT DANIEL TIRADO:
Three time veteran of the world-renowned Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Daniel was featured on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live and was selected to perform as one of the top 10 finalists on StandUp NBC - a nationwide search for talent that auditions over 650 comedians each year. Tirado was also invited to play the Charleston Comedy Festival as well as the Halifax Comedy Festival. Daniel now lives in New York and performs regularly at some of the most prestigious clubs in the city.
ABOUT EMAN EL-HUSSEINI:
Since her comedy debut Eman El-Husseini has racked up an impressive list of credits. Traveling across Canada, the U.S and the Middle East she covers a wide range of topics, from how lesbians are the new gentlemen to her parents’ wedding anniversary landing on, you guessed it, September 11th. A media darling of sorts, Eman has been featured in major Canadian newspapers such as The National Post, The Toronto Star and The Montreal Gazette. She has also appeared regularly on radio stations such as CJAD, CBC, and CKUT. Her TV credits include a half hour comedy special on CTV, Comedy Network and the iChannel.
ABOUT GINA BRILLON:
Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a standup comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, ‘Pacifically Speaking,' was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and will debut on NuvoTV in Fall 2014. She has a featured role in Gabriel Iglesias’ upcoming film, The Fluffy Movie. She’s made appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, E!’s Chelsea Lately, AXS’ Gotham Comedy Live, The View, and is the first (and only) Latina winner of NBC’s 2012 Stand up for Diversity Showcase. She was selected to be part of Montreal’s Just For Laughs New Faces Showcase. Gina sells more tickets as a headliner within the Improv Comedy Club chain than any new artist. Gina is also an accomplished singer, published writer, and poet, her pieces have appeared in the New York Post and Daily News among others. Gina is now in development to star in her own comedy project produced by Kevin Can Wait star, Kevin James.
ABOUT SHENG WANG:
Sheng Wang developed and honed his comedy in the thriving standup community of the San Francisco Bay Area. He performs jokes based on personal experiences and observations and addresses common nonsense with honesty and ill logic. His refreshingly affable stage presence combined with a healthy penchant for absurdity and self-deprecation make his act hilarious and universally accessible. He has toured with the Comedians of Comedy and American Eagle’s ‘Campus Comedy Challenge.’ He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and attended the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Wang's half hour Comedy Central special aired in 2011. NBC also awarded him with a holding deal that same year. Wang's set on the John Oliver NY Stand Up Show aired in August of 2012. More recent TV appearances include being a Top Ten Finalist on Last Comic Standing, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Sheng currently writes for the hit ABC sitcom, Fresh Off the Boat.
ABOUT ROB HAZE:
Rob Haze is a comedian originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but now living in Brooklyn. He can be seen on Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central and the show Flophouse on Viceland. Rob was selected as one of the New Faces in the 2015 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival and also made an appearance on the 9th season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Rob is the 2015 winner of the respected Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, GA. He has made appearances on HLN News Now, and can be heard as a personality on the Ryan Cameron morning show. Rob was named by Creative Loafing one of the 25 people to watch in 2015. In 2012 Rob was a finalist in NBC Stand Up for Diversity and was a part of their 2013 college tour. Rob prides himself on bringing people together rather than tearing them apart.