In Conversation: River L. Ramirez with Morgan Bassichis
The Fall 2021 season of premieres commissioned by BAC includes a series of live-streamed talks with the artists about their projects and creative processes.
In conjunction with the premiere of GhostFolk, comedian, musician, and writer River L. Ramirez talks with performer Morgan Bassichis.
Ramirez and Bassichis have been performing together since 2017. They have collaborated on fundraisers, live shows, videos, and more ever since.
GhostFolk is available to watch free, on demand Oct 18-Nov 1, Monday at 5PM ET until Monday at 5PM ET.
Live on ZOOM
River L. Ramirez
River L. Ramirez (they/them) is a Brooklyn-based artist, comedian and writer who wrote, produced and directed the comedy special program “Pervert Everything” for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Ramirez has appeared on the HBO comedy series ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ and in the final season of Comedy Central’s ‘Broad City’.
Ramirez has written for High Maintenance, The National Lampoon Radio Hour. Ramirez can be seen in a recurring role in the HBO comedy series Los Espookys opposite Fred Armisen and, opposite Glenn Close, in John Cameron Mitchell’s musical anthology podcast Anthem and featured as Charly in BIRDGIRL. Named one of Comedy Central’s Up Next Comedians for 2018, Ramirez was featured in the San Francisco Cluster Fest comedy festival, and performed at the Public Theater in New York as part of the January, 2019, Under the Radar Festival. A regular correspondent on the Viceland channel, Ramirez has performed at Caroline’s, UCB, Ars Nova, The Chris Gethard Show, and the Brooklyn Comedy Festival and many more.
Morgan Bassichis is a comedian and musician living in New York City. Recent performances include Nibbling the Hand that Feeds Me (Whitney Museum, 2019), Klezmer for Beginners (Abrons Arts Center, 2019), More Protest Songs! (Danspace Project, 2018), and The Faggots & Their Friends Between Revolutions: The Musical (New Museum, 2017).
Their yearlong improvisational album with Ethan Philbrick, March is for Marches, is available from Triple Canopy. Their book of to-do lists, The Odd Years, was published by Wendy's Subway in 2020.