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Mishka Shubaly: Live Music & Comedy Show
February 6, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Comedians NWA & Emerg Entertainment Proudly Present Mishka Shubaly! Join us on Feb 6th for a night of Live Music and Comedy.
The show will get started with some of the funniest comedians around to get you ready for the one & only Mishka Shubaly. Best of all, this is a FREE SHOW, so get there early for a good seat and grab a delicious cider or two.
Info on Mishka:
After receiving an expensive MFA in Fiction from Columbia University, Mishka Shubaly promptly realized he was more interested in playing music in dive bars than writing. He lived out of a Toyota minivan for a year, touring non-stop, and shared the stage with artists like The Strokes, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Decemberists among others. He’s become a cult favorite, opening nationally for comedy iconoclast Doug Stanhope, penning the soundtrack for The Unbookables documentary, and headlining the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour. Adrian Grenier played drums for a new single and Shubaly’s most recent record “Coward’s Path” has won praise from Johnny Depp and Joe Perry.
In 2011, Shubaly began publishing a series of hit mini-memoirs via Amazon Kindle Singles (six #1 bestsellers, more than 200,000 copies sold in five different languages). Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote the foreword for his collection. His account of getting shipwrecked for The Moth was broadcast nationally on NPR and around the world. Shubaly’s full-length memoir I Swear I’ll Make it Up to You (Hachette) was published in 2016 and has garnered praise from The Guardian, Publisher’s Weekly, GQ, Men’s Journal, and Brooklyn Magazine. His roadwork— 145 shows in 5 countries last year— has won him accolades from Portland, OR to New York to the UK. His writing workshop at Yale has been hailed by students as ‘transformative.’ He has appeared on Warped Tour with Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die). He provides the theme music for the Doug Stanhope Podcast which goes out to 1.5 million listeners. This fall he achieved his highest honor: he was a clue on Jeopardy!
“We all have heroes. I would never want to imagine Tom Waits going to therapy or Bukowski running a 10k. In my heart, Mishka Shubaly will always be spilled over the bar next to me and playing on the jukebox of my soul.”
– Doug Stanhope
“Guy’s a fucking genius.”
-Joe Perry, Aerosmith
“A voice that is one part rusty-nail-studded tarmac to one part engine-oil-stained sandpaper”
“There’s no storyteller like Mishka Shubaly—hardcore on every emotional level, he scares the bejezus out of me, especially when he’s cracking me up. I Swear I’ll Make It Up to You is a brilliantly toxic confession awash in booze, bodily fluids, and the shock of accidentally turning into a human being, against your will.” – Rob Sheffield, ROLLING STONE
“Shubaly’s writing grabs you by your neck, his thumb fingering the delicate pulse by your throat. He’s going to tell you about himself, whether you can stand it or not, and the reason you can’t stop reading? It’s because he also seems to know a thing or two about your inner life. Picture Charles Bukowski with a greater understanding of women, holding a bass guitar. You laugh out loud in a crowded Coffee Bean, glancing around to make sure that no one’s heard you, and then a moment later he tells you something you know to be so painfully true that before you’ve even stopped laughing, you bleed for a moment, internally.”
– Huffington Post
“The Kindle Singles bestseller list has anointed new stars like Mishka Shubaly…”
– The New York Times
“The gruff and rough-voiced Shubaly is a chronicler of mankind’s darkest impulses and failures, a guy with a ticket to hell and back”
– Time Out New York
“A beaming ray of jet-black sunshine…”
– The Village Voice