Live virtual comedy: asembl (not so) live #35 w/ Derek Gaines, Rob Haze & Brittany Cardwell.

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Live Virtual Comedy: asembl (not so) live #35 w/ Derek Gaines, Rob Haze & Brittany Cardwell

Comedy clubs are closed. So we're bringing you live virtual comedy. Not as good. But close.

Join us on Wednesday, July 8 at at 9 o'clock  (Eastern). We're pumped to have comedians Rob Haze, Derek Gaines and Brittany Cardwell performing for us.

Here's the main page for the series where you can check out upcoming and past shows.

Or follow us on social media for the same:

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Here's how it works:

  • Hit the "Join the interactive show" button or the "Join the livestream on YouTube" button (though that's much less fun) below at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8 to join.
  • Turn on your microphone and/or camera so we can hear everybody laugh and feel together (also: behave).
  • Our amazing comedians do 15 minute sets each.
  • You laugh a great deal.
  • Donate. We're not putting up a paywall since we want everyone to easily join but we'd appreciate your donating $5 (or more!). Everybody's gigs went poof so a bit of cash would be highly appreciated.

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If that doesn't work for some weird reason, our PayPal account is: (

We also accept Venmo ( Our account is @asembl

First, Brittany Cardwell.

Brittany performs in clubs and festivals all over NYC and produces a weekly comedy show (Ambush Comedy) in Williamsburg. She was a finalist in the Comfy Comedy Clash 2019, semi finalist in the Comedy Mob Festival 2019, and her sold out NZ Fringe show (“The Political and The Correct”) won People’s Choice in the Christchurch Comedy Festival. Brittany is a regular at the Grisly Pear Comedy Club, and has been described as “confidently dumb and deceptively smart.” She has a PhD in false memories, which she rarely tells people about because she doesn’t think it’s believable enough.

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Then, Derek Gaines.

Derek was born in California, but found his comedy chops while growing up in Philadelphia. He currently calls New York City his home where he regularly performs and brings a unique perspective to growing up African American in the suburbs. Derek's first break came when he reached the semi finals of Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes in 2010. Also in 2010 Derek was a finalist in Philadelphia's Funniest Person Competition. Derek made his standup comedy television debut in 2014 when he appeared on AXS TV's Gotham Comedy Live and was  selected by the Just For Laughs Festival as part of their New Faces.

Derek can currently be seen on TBS' The O.G. and NBC's Will & Grace. He also starred in Morgan Spurlock’s docuseries “Connected" was the co-host of MTV’s Broke Ass Game Show.

And finally, Rob Haze.

Rob Haze is a comedian from Atlanta, Georgia. He is a writer/ performer on Sherman’s Showcase on IFC. He has perfomred on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He has also been featured on Comedy Central and was on Adam Devine's House Party Rob is was the cohost of the popular Kanye West Podcast The Book of Ye. Rob was a New Face in the 2015 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.

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When this is all over, you'll need to go out. And also re-introduce yourself to your friends. asembl makes doing both better. Check it out for all the best things going on and the easiest way to gather a group to do those things with.

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