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Come Celebrate the Release of 'A Night at Whiplash' This Friday with an Amazing Lineup of Comedians

We're celebrating the recent release of A Night at Whiplash this Friday night at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The lineup is pretty badass: Jon Benjamin, Jon Glaser, Michael Che, Aparna Nancherla, Jared Logan, and a dance piece by Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass. Even better? For the $20 price of admission you'll get a code for a free download of A Night at Whiplash. That's a lot of great comedy for not all that much money.

The show kicks off at 8pm this Friday night, and you can buy your tickets right here. See you on Friday!

Check Out the Trailer Above Average's New Web Series 'Storytime'

The clever folks at Above Average have posted the trailer for their new web series, Chioke Nassor's Storytime, which features comedians telling some of their favorite true stories and then playing each character in the re-enactment of that story. The first three episodes premiere this week, with stories from Aparna Nancherla, Eric Andre, and Jonathan Ames. Of course, you'll recognize Chioke's name as one of the writers in Splitsider's own Exquisite Corpse Project. Below, check out an old episode of Storytime, with a story from stand-up and improviser Sasheer Zamata about missed connections and flashing.

Follow Friday: Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin)

Everybody is a comedian on Twitter, but only a select few are truly worthy enough to have all of their witticisms transmitted to you, the ever busy comedy fan trying to navigate through an increasingly congested internet. Every Friday we'll make your life a little bit easier by introducing you to an individual who consistently makes us laugh and momentarily forget that other days of the week exist.

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Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) has appeared in person at the Bentzen Ball, the [...]

The Inside Story of Whiplash, One of New York's Best and Most Influential Standup Shows

"Whiplash is like a magical kingdom where laughs run free and jelly beans are the main form of currency," says comedian Aparna Nancherla, of UCB's late night standup show. For half a decade, Whiplash has consistently proven itself as an exciting and eclectic show that stands out even in the city's buzzing comedy scene, a favorite of megastar names like Louis C.K. and Chris Rock as well as a reliable well-spring for the next big stars — the likes of Pete Holmes and Kumail Nanjiani were once regulars. It's the reason that Splitsider turned to Whiplash for our first concert film, where host Leo Allen welcomed Jared Logan, Sheng [...]

Talking to Aparna Nancherla About Twitter, Chris Rock, and Writing for 'Totally Biased'

Aparna Nancherla is a name we keep seeing on lists of the best up-and-coming comedians. And if you’ve seen her do standup, you know why.

Nancherla is a welcomed change of pace in an art form that is predominantly manic. Her jokes have an existential bent and are delivered at a slower, steadier pace, which allows audiences to pick up on the subtleties. The industry has taken notice as last year she was hired to write and perform on FX’s Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, which moves from weekly to nightly on the FXX channel next month, so we’ll be seeing even more of her.

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Aparna Nancherla Has a Great New York Story

Here's the first episode of director Chioke Nassor's web series Storytime for Above Average. In the first installment, standup and Totally Biased writer Aparna Nancherla tells a pretty exciting story about seeing a runaway UPS truck in New York City. Episodes of the show with Eric Andre and Jonathan Ames drop later this week.

The Vine 5 Film Festival: Fear, Fans, Feelings, Fear Again, and Forklifts

Vine is a toy from Twitter that challenges users to make the most profound work ever committed to video in exactly six seconds. Or at the very least, challenges comedians to bring a little more laughter into this world. Every Tuesday we showcase five of the funniest short shorts of the past week.

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