It’s a new year and a new Repeater. Our first show of 2019 features a brand new format that explores our musical pasts as we present a countdown of the top 10 songs of 2009!  We’re inviting 10 comedians to take the stage and prove why their favorite song deserves to be number one. #10yearchallenge!

Evan and Pat will hear out the arguments, learn more about why they picked the song, and learn why it should be in the number 1 spot. After all the points have been made, Evan and Pat will reveal their own rankings, determined prior to the show. Presumably, hearts will be broken!

The numbers 2009 distorted and dancing.

Our comedians:

Addie Weyrich

Crashing, The Marvelous Ms. Maisel.

Addie is a comedian, actor, and writer from Philadelphia. This quote from Time Out New York gives us a pretty good idea about the level of intensity Addie will bring to the song debate: Time Out New York has accurately labeled her as a “lovable loony toon.”

Keep an eye out for Addie on a future episode where we talk about Young Fathers – Only God Knows

Amanda Giobbi

The Social Ones, UCB’s Power Hour & We Love You

You might know Amanda from a previous episode of Repeater where we talked about “Impossible Soul” by Sufjan Stevens. We’re excited to hear what song Amanda is vouching for in this 2009 rundown. Will Amanda bring another 25-minute song? Only time will tell!

Bridgette Rizkalla

UCB’s Lloyd Night

Bridgette is a New York City improviser and comedian that we’ve previously had on the show, discussing “La Vie en rose” by Louis Armstrong, our families, and whether or not Evan should have a daughter right now. With topics like that, we’re expecting Bridgette to have some great arguments for her chosen 2009 hit.

Fumi Abe

Asian Not, Asian, MTV Decoded

Fumi is a comedian, podcast host, and twitter funnyman, which means he is definitely overqualified to rank stuff. Fumi hosts a wonderful podcast called Asian, Not Asian featuring two Asian guys not from Asia talking about American issues no American seems to care about.

Check out this wonderful interview with Fumi on Vulture:

Follow Friday Twitter Interview: Fumi Abe

Pat Sweeney

Pop Punk High School, Gay Future

A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Patrick is a very funny actor and comedian who (did we mention?) also went to college! He has appeared at the Classic Stage Company, the Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, and the Brick. Plus, he’s a gosh dang Story Pirate!

Rachel Joravsky

Thirsty White Ally, Reductress

Rachel is a comedian, writer, and director living in Harlem but she’s originally from the Big Hot Dog, Chicago, Illinois. She performs all around NYC, but can be seen regularly alongside Rachel Pegram in That Shit RAY, a comedic exploration of the daily hustle.

Taylor Garron

Associate Editor – Reductress

Before she was a big show Associate Editor at everyone’s (especially Evan) favorite satire website, Reductress, Taylor could be seen on television as an incredibly talented child actor/dancer on programs like Zoom, FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman, and Yo Gabba Gabba!! We truly cannot think of a better guest for our 2009 show than a former teen celeb.

Tom Sanchez

UCB’s Double Jeopardy, Magnet Theater

The New York Times has described Tom as “effortlessly hilarious” and we agree 100%. You may recognize his name from a past episode where we talked with Tom about the Harvey Danger track “Flagpole Sitta,” but if you’re brand new to the Tom Sanchez beat, let us just tell you that it is filled with joy and pizza.

Our Musical Guest!

Kaylyn Marie Scardefield

Joe’s Pub, Rockwood Music Hall

The multi-talented Kaylyn Marie has independently released her debut EP “Where I Need” to a sold-out Joe’s Pub,  held residencies at Pete’s Candy Store and Rockwood Music Hall, received a golden ticket to Hollywood Week for American Idol XV, and was last featured in Steven Spielberg’s “The Post.” However, her biggest credit to date has to be the very first Repeater back in 2015 and that’s why we’re SO thrilled to have her back for our first show with our new format!!

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