Modern Whitney: A Comedy Panel Show about Art

SAT // OCT 02 // 07:00PM

Have you ever seen a piece of art in the MOMA and wondered what it means? Modern Whitney is an art comedy show where three comedians riff on what they think famous art means. After, an art experts schools them on what it actually means. This free public show is made possible by City Arts Corps Grants.

City Artist Corps Grants is part of a new $25 million recovery initiative designed to help artists who were both hard hit by the pandemic and who may have been left out of other local and federal funding opportunities.

Host - Manolo Moreno is best known as co-host of cult-favorite podcast, Dr. Gameshow with Jo Firestone, which started on WFMU, moved to Earwolf, and currently resides on the Maximum Fun network. He is a Pennsylvania-born Filipino American comedian/animator/writer who has had work featured in places like Vulture, Abrams, IFC, Comedy Central, New York Television Festival, and Sundance Film Festival; and was written up in Karate Magazine’s 2016 “A List Of 5 Comedians I Know Personally.”


Mic Nguyen is a writer and comedian who co-hosts the comedy podcast, Asian, Not Asian. 

GARA is a comedian and performer based in NYC most known for their podcast, EN(BA)BY: A Podcast About Gender.

Christi Chiello is a stand up comedian known for her work on Comedy Central. 


Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.


No outside food or drink is allowed.


As we re-open we're doing everything we can to keep our audience, performers, and staff safe and are complying with all Covid regulations.

As part of this, all attendees must present proof of full vaccination to enter. Proof can be via the New York State Excelsior pass, a physical copy of the CDC card, a photo of your CDC card, or other electronic record of vaccination includes name and date (e.g., some chain pharmacies have an app with this information). In all cases the name must match that on your photo ID.

Our full Covid policies can be found here.


Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.


21 A Clinton Street, Manhattan