Wednesday May 17th, 2023 - 9:00PM

Location : West Side Comedy Club NEW YORK, NY

Stephanie O., Carmen Angelica, & Zeph McDonough host Party Hat! a monthly standup comedy show with New York's funniest comedians.  Each audience member submits a one word topic of interest (literally anything!) - the hosts draw a topic and do a short comedic riff, then the show begins! Bonus: everyone gets a party hat!

Stephanie O.
Carmen Angelica
Zeph McDonnough
Chris Brown
Mohanad Elshieky
Kristal Adams

Stephanie O. is a New York City-based stand-up comedian who has performed at Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, Cream City Comedy Festival, Black Girl Giggles, and Sno Jam Comedy Festival. Fun fact - she has appeared on Bravo TV's Cash Cab and won! You can catch her performing regularly throughout New York City.

Elizabeth “Zeph” McDonough is an award winning comedian, actress, writer, and director currently working on The Daily Show. Her writing and comedy videos can be seen on The New Yorker, Huffpost, and Vulture, where they are frequently included in the ‘Best Comedy’ of the month. Her original series Janice Gunter Ghost Hunter is available to stream on Elizabeth Banks’s Roku channel Whohaha, and you can catch her documentary Still Standing on

Carmen Angelica is a comedian, writer and director originating from Minneapolis MN. After going to college in New York she moved to LA where she worked in film and TV. You might have seen her work on popular comedy sites like Cracked or CollegeHumor where she wrote performed and directed. Carmen was a regular performer at The Upright Citizens Brigade in LA and had a long running solo show called Who Am I And What The Hell Am I Doing? in 2014 directed by Rebecca Drysdale. This inspired Carmen’s short film Tight Spot that became a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2015. In 2019 Carmen was recognized as a New Face at Just For Laughs in Montreal. Carmen’s work has been written up in media like Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, and Huffington Post. Carmen moved back to New York to work as a Segment Director at The Daily Show and you can see her perform stand up around New York City when she isn’t working or too sleepy or hungry.

Mohanad Elshieky is a New York based comedian who made his national tv debut on conan, has been featured on comedy central, and has toured with pop up magazine. in 2018, he appeared in an episode of epix’s “unprotected sets” and was listed as one of thrillist’s 50 best undiscovered comics. Mohanad, who most recently worked as a digital writer/producer on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, has a special skill for making you laugh at the seemingly unlaughable. The Libyan-born comedian combines a deceptively laid-back demeanor with his whip-smart perspective on politics and culture. The Portland Mercury called him “an undisputed genius of comedy,” and he's been featured on podcasts such as Lovett or Leave It, Pod Save The People and Harmontown. Elshieky zeroes in on topics that seem off limits - then surprises you with how hard you’re laughing.

Chris Brown is a New York City based comedian originally from Atlanta, Georgia. Chris has been honing his comedic talent all his life. Chris recalls getting his inspiration to do comedy from his neighborhood barbershop where everybody was able to take the stage. The barbering profession is what Chris would later choose as his career path and accredits the barbershop as a great source for comedic material. Chris showcased at the Motor City Comedy Festival in Detroit, Michigan. He has also opened for nationally-touring comedians at Punchline Comedy Club in Detroit, Michigan. In 2019, Chris opened for Roy Wood Jr. at Toronto’s Just For Laughs Festival.

Kristal Adams is a standup comedian, storyteller and writer living in New York. Originally from Southern California, Adams was named one of 7 Black Female Comics to See Before they Blow Up by Madame Noire Magazine. She’s been a Consulting Producer for Legomasters, Netflix’s The Circle and Searching for Soul Food on Hulu. She has appeared in Season 2 of Laugh After Dark on Amazon Prime Video, JFL’s Straight Up, Stand Up series, Vidcon, SF Sketchfest and won Best of Fest at the 2019 Big Pine Comedy Festival. She’s been featured on Whohaha as part of their first ever Comedian Callout and in 2022 she recorded and released her debut album “Ain’t I a Wombat,’’ which received rave reviews and was featured on NPR, Ebony Magazine and Paste Magazine.