3 The Hard Way Comedy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Comedy Happens in Threes: 3 The Hard Way
Jabari Davis & Danielle Beckmann Bring You Comedy That Packs a Punch
3 The Hard Way is a one of kind monthly comedy show hitting New York City in June at the pristine & speakeasy-esque Laurie Beechman Theatre in Times Square. The Laurie Beechman is a New York comedy hub for big time comedians such as Joan Rivers and Lewis Black. New York City producer and actress Danielle Beckmann will co-produce the show alongside rising West Coast comedian Jabari Davis.
3 The Hard Way is designed to showcase comedians who are on the brink of breaking national (Comedy Central Special, Fallon, etc.), and combining them with headliners who are currently national or beyond. Unlike any show currently in New York City, 3 The Hard Way will be in a league of its own in a scene where most shows stack a good amount of comedians on the bill, this production seeks to do the opposite and will showcase the endurance and POV of the comedians, leaving the crowd feeling fulfilled and connected to the performers.
The format of the 3 The Hard Way is unique—only 3 comedians will hit the stage and perform 30 minutes each. As the host and the first comic to perform, Davis sets the tone with his welcoming persona, unique autobiographical style, and quick wit. Hailing from Altadena, CA, in 2008 Davis took the San Francisco Comedy community by storm with humor that mixes down and dirty street smarts with thought provoking intellect. With a style that interweaves true-life failures backed by undeniable logic, his comedic dialogue transcends not only cultural barriers, but social classes as well. Davis gained his recognition from producing a high-powered show, Jabari Davis and Associates at San Francisco’s now defunct legendary Purple Onion Comedy Club from 2010-2012. In addition to performing and producing live Stand Up, Davis also wrote and directed two full-length documentaries Escape From LA and Basement Legends, which is a film about the Historical Purple Onion and Davis’ intertwined fates in San Francisco comedy.
Beckmann and Davis met at the comedy club Stand Up New York in March 2014 and became producing partners shortly after. Beckmann is a thriving stage actress and singer and resides on the Upper West Side. “Jabari asked me to become his ‘producing wifey’ because we felt a connection right away,” Beckmann laughs, “And if you were wondering…I said yes!” Although it’s a long distance relationship for the comedy couple (since Davis lives all the way out in Brooklyn when he’s not performing on the West Coast), it sounds like they’re making it work!
3 The Hard Way, Saturday, June 28th 2014, 7pm show, 6:15pm doors
Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W. 42nd Street New York, NY 10036
$20 tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/3-the-hard-way-comedy-tickets-11391350837
Plus $15 food and/or beverage minimum. Purchase online or pay at the door.