7/10 Sunday 3pm: GOLDEN HOUR A Variety Show for the New Roaring Twenties

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! Produced and hosted by singer/songwriter Weaux, comedian Ashley Everhart, and musician/actor Dewight Braxton Jr!

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Wayne Babineaux, also known as 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.

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 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.

Meet our guest performers!

Hunter Hollingsworth has played roles in off Broadway productions of The Wiz (principal, Tin Man), The Lion King Jr. (principal – Timon), and roles with the Titus Walker Ujamaa Black Theater’s production of The Soul Mates in the lead role of Bubba Williams and in the supporting cast of The Black Christmas Carol. He was also one of the Featured Performers of Hair in Concert, Performed at the Stonewall Inn. He has also completed my Bachelor of Arts in the Conservatory of Theater Arts at Purchase College, SUNY as a Theater and Performance major.

Leorah Wood is a triple threat–actress, comedian, and barista. She recently graduated with her BFA in Drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She discovered standup through New York City’s first female led stand up training program, Women Stand Up, where she now serves as Head of Education. She is proficient at kazoo.

Debbie Bazza was born and raised in the South Bronx. Her lifelong dream was to be a housewife and mother, a goal incessantly encouraged by her family. After raising two daughters and surviving three marriages she decided to finally do what she loves – stand-up comedy and acting. Debbie weaves experiences of motherhood, marriage and domestic encounters throughout her routine. Debbie was a finalist on ABC’s The View’s Most Hilarious Housewife Contest.” The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Paulina Simkin has a vast repertoire ranging from Bach, Beethoven and Rachmaninoff to piano arrangements of classics by Sinatra, Mancini and Piaf. She loves surprising her audience with original pairings of classical and non-classical pieces. Her performance highlights include venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie and Suntory Hall, Tokyo. Winner of various piano competitions she received her Master of Music in Piano Performance at The Juilliard School and is a Young Steinway Artist.

Christopher Fakier is a born and raised bayou boy from the swamps of Louisiana moved to NYC to begin his studies of the arts at New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where he learned stand up comedy. He has been performing all over the city and has been in a few festivals around the country.

Rowan Zeoli is a queer storyteller and comic from Brooklyn that moonlights as a book editor and ghostwriter. They work with words for a living, so writing a bio is an impossible task. Follow them @tylertalkstoomuch on instagram and tiktok, and @TylerZeoli on twitter.

Erica Diedrich is a Slytherin-Leo combo who never takes the word no for an answer. She’ll make you laugh. She’ll make you cry. Mostly laugh. Only cry if you take away her coffee. She is pansexual and proud. She has spent way too much money on improv and voice lessons. She regrets none of it.

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