The Golden Hour is a new monthly variety show happening at the Broadway Comedy Club with a “New Roaring 20s” theme! Featuring comedians, musicians, and performing artists of all kinds in a fast-paced, highly entertaining show!
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Produced and hosted by singer/songwriter Weaux, comedian Ashley Everhart, and musician/actor Dewight Braxton Jr!
Featuring musicians Annie Nirschel, comedians Maura Mazurowski, Sarah Lazarus, Michele Lim, drag performer Brandon Peterson, and burlesque performer Alice Blair in our very first performer lineup!
Weaux (pronounced “Woah!”) is a queer popstar and actor fresh off the release of his debut album, “Weaux Is Me”, which combines elegant piano pop and glittery synths with deeply personal lyrics to take you on a journey through heartbreak to self-empowerment.
In 2021, his livestream solo musical, “Weaux Is Me Live”, told the epic coming of age story behind the album, dazzling audiences around the world with an innovative combination of live music, first-person storytelling, rainbow lights, and glitter tears. Around the city, he has performed at Young Ethel’s, My Gallery NYC, Prohibition Bar, and the Broadway Comedy Club as part of Eight Is Never Enough Improv.
Weaux first began his artistic journey as an actor, graduating with his BA in Theatre Performance at Fordham University in New York City. His love for acting still shines through in his dramatic vocals and performance style.
Ashley Everhart (she/her) is a comedian, musician, and actor based in NYC.
Ashley sold out her first one-woman character show Ashley Everhart: Only Time at The Tank Theatre in 2019. Since then, she has performed regularly with The Squirrel Comedy Theatre in ‘Characters Welcome’, in their ‘Best Of’ set at The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, and in ‘Cheap Wigs’ at Under St. Mark’s Theatre. She also performs character sets regularly at Asylum NYC, Club Cumming, The Pit, The Broadway Comedy Club, and other venues. In October of 2021, she was a finalist at the Coachella Valley Comedy Festival in Palm Springs, California. She is a cast member on the sketch team Big Apartment, part of the BoogieManja Sketch Collective. Ashley co-produces and performs in The Golden Hour, a monthly variety show at the Broadway Comedy Club.
Ashley is also an accomplished saxophonist, vocalist, and acoustic guitarist, having played venues such as 54 Below, Green Room 42, Duane Park, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, as well as a variety of regional theatre contracts, clubs, venues, and on numerous studio albums. She operates a private studio and has coached many of her students to elite titles and chairs in district, state, and national competitions.
Ashley holds a B.A. in Theatre Performance from Fordham University. Her commercial representation is through Baker Management. She is seeking legit representation.
Dewight Braxton Jr is a New York based actor, singer, writer and improviser who originally hails from Detroit Michigan. Dewight studied at Wayne State University where he received his B.A in theatre with a minor in Musical theatre. Prior to this, he received his Engineering degree from Ferris State University.
Since breaking into the NY scene and signing with his agency (SW ARTISTS) he has been on the Apple TV show (Dickinson), played multiple roles for NY black arts productions “lion” (the wiz), “Simba ” (Lion King jr) and “Prince Eric” (little mermaid jr) and was in a movie on Amazon prime “Anthony” (set in motion). Dewight also booked a touring show with Vital Theatre (Owen and Mzee).
International roles include “I am -original play ” (Scotland, Fringe Festival) and “Hair” (Judd u/s, ensemble–Windsor Ontario, Canada). Regional roles include Mitch Mahoney (25th annual Putnam county spelling bee), Karl the giant ( Big Fish), Dick (Christmas carol), Brucie (Sweat) and more.
Featured performer bios:
Maura Mazurowski is a writer and comedian from Virginia. Her pilot scripts have placed in multiple competitions, including Almanack Screenwriters Colony and ScreenCraft. Her acting credits include “Dopesick” and “Tapawingo,” and her short film, “On His Knees” is currently in the festival circuit. She makes funny vids on her Instagram (@maura_maz) and would love to be your friend!
Sarah Lazarus is an writer, actress, comedian, producer, and self described ‘bagel on a plate full of onion rolls.’ She is a graduate of the Fordham University theatre program. Born and raised in South Florida, she started acting at the age of 10 and hasn’t stopped since. She received a musical theatre scholarship at the age of 12 to attend the American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida. https://www.sarahrlazarus.com/
She hosts a comedy/pop culture podcast called ‘Wish U Were Weird’ where she interviews iconic celebrity guests and discusses everything you’ve always wanted to know more about including but not limited to drag, politics, and pop culture. These celebrities have included Bob The Drag Queen, Carole Baskin, Laura Bell Bundy, Daniel Franzese, Brittany Broski, Miz Cracker, Peppermint, Alaska Thunderf*ck, Mary Beth Barone and many others. https://wishuwereweird.buzzsprout.com/
Annie Nirschel of Sanderling is a 5 foot tall, mild mannered Sofar Sounds artist who once flew for 16 hours roundtrip to play her 25 minute set at a coffee shop in Idaho for Sofar Boise. This was early 2020.
And then, well, you know…
In lockdown, she and her real life future husband, singer-pianist Russ Stone from Austin, TX, quickly ran out of things to talk about and formed a convoluted, theatrical indie pop duo called Sanderling. They sing straight from the soul about existential angst, 90 Day Fiancé, and their diabetic cat Sully.
Originally, the two met at an open mic in Brooklyn 100 years ago and ended up playing together in Annie’s 5 piece band “Union Street” at some of the coolest New York venues like The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall. When the pandemic started, the two fled to Austin and formed Sanderling in Russ’s parents’ house. They livestreamed religiously, released their first single, (“Marigolds”), and are now working on their EP.
When they’re not playing music, they’re making vegan tacos and watching reality TV.
Michele Lim is a feel good stand up comedian originally from Sydney, Australia. After the past year, she now (mostly) knows the difference between uptown and downtown like a real New Yorker. Michele’s performed stand up for over 10 years, in Australia, Taiwan and San Francisco. She’s had two sold out seasons at the Sydney Comedy Festival, a sold out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and sold out various Fringe Festivals seasons around Australia.
Her comedy style is observational, pretty clean and a little bit quirky often featuring a rap parody or two. She prides herself in being a feel good comedian, bringing people together through laughter instead of pointing out differences and causing divisions.
This is Brandon Peterson (he/him) (aka Scorpio(they/them))’s debut to the scene of drag. He has always been fascinated by androgyny and this performance is a personification of the inner femininity he has felt his entire life but concealed until now. This story is a message to his previous mentor in middle school who rejected him for being gay. The song choice, “Cure for Me” by AURORA captures the previous hurt but also the present freedom he feels when he has the opportunity to release that feminine side from inside. His/their goal is to spread kindness and love and acceptance wherever this journey may take him/them. Thank you for attending and he/they hope you enjoy the show!
Alice Blair is by day an innocent little healthcare worker, by night…. a singer, actress, dancer, burlesque performer, sword fighter, archer, and apothecary. She has an old soul and a childish heart. She loves strange friends and friendly strangers.