Bada Swing!

Created & Performed by Michelle Chan Bennett & Josh Nasser
Directed by Shem Pennant
Musical Direction by Andy Bell

May 24 @ 7PM
Ars Nova | 511 W 54 St
& Streaming on Ars Nova Supra

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The boys are back, baby! Michelle Chan Bennett and Josh Nasser are Bobby Bingus and Tommy Linguini, two 1960’s crooners whose careers, livers, and opinions have seen better days. This once-in-a-lifetime reunion concert will treat the audience to the boys’ greatest hits and iconic chemistry. Everything is sure to go perfectly. We guarantee it!

Michelle Chan Bennett (she/her) is an NYC-based writer and actor whose work has been featured in Vulture, New York Sketchfest, Montreal Sketchfest, and Chicago Sketchfest. You may have seen her dancing in Ziwe’s Pop Show or starring as “Cheryl” in the BIPOC murder mystery play, The Art of Killin’ It. She was an actor on UCB’s Maude Night and continues to perform around North America with the team, Yes Chef! She writes and produces digital sketch with Hatched NYC. She also performs original characters on Just for Laugh’s Characters Welcome.

Josh Nasser is an NYC based stand-up comedian. His comedy has been featured on Comedy Central’s YouTube Channel. Vulture and have both named Josh as one of the best up and coming comedians in NYC. Josh previously co-hosted the NYTimes recommended comedy show, “Oh, Such a Good Show, Oh!” Currently he’s a member of the Webby Award winning writing team behind Story Pirates Podcast, which adapts children’s stories into musical comedy sketches. You can find his previous work at And of course his favorite food is plain cheese pizza. He knows that’s a boring choice and he will work on it.

Shem Pennant is a London-born, Brooklyn based martial artist turned comedian and musician who has directed several stage shows, short films and live events in both countries, and works internationally as a corporate video director and producer. He is a founding member of a radical London performance art collective and his work has been on the BBC, Vox, Vulture, UCB and more. He is surprisingly mean for someone with such kind eyes.

Andy Bell is a multi-instrumentalist composer and producer living in Brooklyn.