Mike Young, the long time touring partner to Bob Saget and notable comedian, a former writer from Entourage and producer/director of various comedic films and tv shows, hosted his recurring comedy event The Ned on Friday night at The Ned NoMad hotel and members club, which is helmed by notable hospitality leader Richie Akiva. Friday night's show featured a pop-in performance surprise from SNL star Leslie Jones.
Mike Young's Night at The Ned takes place weekly in the members' Magic Room space, and presented by Akiva. The next show is Sept 27th, and will be weekly thereafter. Past attendees and comedians have included notables like Michael Rapaport, TJ Miller, Jeffrey Ross, Chris Rock, Robin Thicke, and many more.
The comedians who joined the lineup on Friday, Sept 15th, to surprise the room packed with 90 The Ned members/guests (and a bevy of models), included the below. Attendees, inclusive of members, enjoyed custom cocktails, wine, beer and bottle service during the performance, and dined on cuisine from The Ned's signature menu favorites. The show takes place in The Magic Room, an exclusive feeling lounge complete with a beautiful wooden bar, featuring plush jewel toned velour seating, a red decor aesthetic, and ambient table lamps. It is the perfect setting for an intimate comedy show, complete with a stage, and a grand piano.
Leslie Jones (SNL)
Mike Young (Headliner and curator)
Chanel Omari (info below, host of Chanel and The City)
Sienna Hubert Ross
Zahid Dewji (Writer for Tonight Show)
Sam Woolf (opening performance from American Idol)
Chanel Omari, stand up comedian, iHeart Radio podcast host of Chanel in the City and actress/Bravo TV Star, Chanel Omari opened up the show for Mike Young after Sienna Hubert Ross did an opening MC monelague and placed MC for the night. Omari made the room laugh with her opening jokes, following an intro set by MC Sienna. Chanel Omari has opened up for Cedric the Entertainer, George Lopez, Wendy Williams and more.
Following Omari was a surprise set by SNL star Leslie Jones, surprising the crowd with a drop in Leslie had the room in laughter and everyone was talking about her set for the rest of the night. She jumped off stage and walked the room, getting more personal with the crowd, and landing her well received raunchy humor with the room.
She spent time delivering lines to Lorenzo Antonucci Jr, who is co-starring in the upcoming Danny A. Abeckaser directed flick set to film in NYC once the strike lifts, and recently starred with an arc in the final episodes of NCIS Los Angeles, and is often seen palling around with Stallone.
Also at the next table was Nikita Dragon enjoying the comedy shows with some friends.
Mike Young, who tours with talent like Sebastian Maniscalco, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and just played Mark Wahlberg's charity event as special guest, has an upcoming netflix special, and nationwide tour. He closed the show with his single-focused comedy bit that had the room in hard laughs.
Luke Mones, Zahid and Seatom Smith all had the room rolling in laughs as well, guest appearing at the show.
The room was in laughter the entire time, and members from the main jazz club kept rolling in as they heard the buzz coming from the second floor of the hotel and members club. American Idol finalist Sam Woolf performed a two song acoustic set to open Mike's show, including "Hey Jude" that he sang on the show.Following, the room transformed into a DJ music nightspot until 1am. The next show is on Wednesday, the 27th.
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