Special Preview of Paranoia Man in a Rat Fink Room


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Paranoia Man In A Rat Fink Room opened in tandem with the 13th annual New York Comedy Festival, which takes place annually during the first week of November at venues throughout New York City. As part of a special week-long preview, Caroline Hirsch, founder and owner of the New York Comedy Festival and Carolines on Broadway, curated comedic programming inside the installation, bringing to the space a functioning nightclub and entertainment venue complete with live stand-up performances.


Wednesday, November 2nd – Saturday, November 5th, 2016
– 9 pm
Live Preview Performances: Each night, several comedians from the NYCF performed a stand-up routine within the installation. The events started with a preview of the installation, followed at 7:30 by stand-up performances. 
All shows were hosted by Sara Armour.
Matteo Lane
Kyle Ayers
Harrison Greenbaum
Amber Nelson
Josh Gondelman
Noah Gardenswartz
Marlena Rodriguez
Billy Prinsell


Aparna Nancherla
Joel Kim Booster

Sam Morril



Joe Machi

Pete Muth

Randy Syphax

Sam Jay

Loyiso Gola

Saturday, November 5th –  Sunday, November 6th, 2016 
3 – 5 pm
Live Podcast Recordings: Two interviews with renowned comedians were produced as part of the Industry Standard podcast series. The recordings will be available online, here.
Both interviews were produced and hosted by Barry Katz.



Gary Gulman


Jeannie and Jim Gaffigan
Seating at all programs were limited, and primarily by invitation. Additional RSVPs had been accepted on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact ratfinkroom@storefrontnews.org.



Storefront’s programming is made possible through general support from Arup; DS+R; F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc.; Gaggenau; KPF; MADWORKSHOP; ODA; Roger Ferris + Partners; the Foundation for Contemporary Arts; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; the Lily Auchincloss Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Peter T. Joseph Foundation; and by Storefront’s Board of Directors, members, and individual donors.


This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the New York Comedy Festival.





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