Pulitzer Surprises

Pulitzer Surprises

Eliza Cossio, Caroline Schaper, Ana Fabrega, Josh Gondelman, Wes Haney, Bardia Salimi, Hallie Haglund, Zachary Mider

Tue, December 6, 2016

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$6 Advance / $8 Day of Show

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Pulitzer Surprises
Pulitzer Surprises
According to the Pulitzer website, anyone can nominate anything for a Pulitzer Prize and Pulitzer Surprises takes advantage of that horrible idea. Our favorite comedians perform their submission for a Pulitzer! Then we interview a real-life Pulitzer Prize winner who has actually done something good. At the end of the show the audience will cast their vote on who deserves a Pulitzer, and then we will really submit it for a Pulitzer Prize. That winner walks away a “Pulitzer Prize Entrant."
Eliza Cossio
Eliza Cossio
Eliza Cossio is the Senior Latina Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She performs improv with the Daily Show writers team at UCB and does stand-up and improv all around New York.
Caroline Schaper
Caroline Schaper
Caroline Schaper is a writer and performer. She has written for Letterman and currently for Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and performs all around the city, but mostly in Brooklyn.
Ana Fabrega
Ana Fabrega
Ana Fabrega is a comedian in New York City. She produces, hosts, and performs at comedy venues and art spaces around the city. She hosts a monthly show on the first Sunday of every month at Over the Eight in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at 8pm called Sundays with Ana, and performs weekly on The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour and Michael Jordan Steakhouse at The Annoyance Theatre. She writes and stars in the web series “Jana & Shasta” (New York Television Festival), and wrote “The Truth About Pangaea,” a comedy zine published by Social Malpractice Publishing. Ana has appeared on IFC’s Portlandia, Fusion's The Chris Gethard Show, TV Land’s The Jim Gaffigan Show, Comedy Central’s “Alternatino” and “Sunset Peak,” Super Deluxe’s “Little Banks on Wall Street,” MNN's The Special Without Brett Davis, IFC’s “Boy Band,” and various videos for Mas Mejor. She was a finalist in the 2015 Andy Kaufman Awards. In January 2016, she was part of Ars Nova’s Showgasm Spotlight series with her show “Go, Baby, Go!” which featured a variety of her characters, stand-up, videos, and pictures. The New York Times describes Ana as “an inventive performer with a knack for off-kilter characters.” Ana was selected as a Comedy Central “Comics to Watch” for the 2016 New York Comedy Festival.

Instagram: ana_fabrega
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman
Josh Gondelman is a writer and comedian who incubated in Boston before moving to New York City, where he currently lives and works as a writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Onstage, Josh charms audiences using his good-natured storytelling and cracks them up with his sharp, pointy wit. He takes topics from surprise parties to his experience teaching preschool and makes them all equally hilarious. This spring, he made his late night standup debut on Conan (TBS), and he can also be seen on the first season of Night Train With Wyatt Cenac (SeeSo). Josh’s newest comedy album Physical Whisper debuted in March at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts (as well as #4 on the Billboard comedy chart) and stayed there for…well…longer than he expected, honestly.
Wes Haney
Wes Haney
Wes Haney is an actor, stand-up, improviser, and co-host of the stand-up show Hell House at Our Wicked Lady in Brooklyn, as well as the host of Singles Motel at The Annoyance. A frequent contributor to The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, he is also a founding member of Chicago video group Sad On Vacation. Wes has been featured in Bob Odenkirk’s Gentlemen’s Club and Not Inappropriate Show, as David in Cowards – the 2014 NYTVF Best Comedy Pilot – and can be seen in Netflix’s The Characters.
Bardia Salimi
Bardia Salimi is a comedian, actor, and co-host of the stand-up/variety show Hell House. He performs all around the town and you can see his videos here https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCh4G-1O_su9cofc5Kv2kzpg
Hallie Haglund
Hallie Haglund
Hallie Haglund is a comedian and writer for The Daily Show, previously with Jon Stewart, now with Trevor Noah. After six years on the writing staff, she is The Daily Show’s longest serving female writer. A graduate of Yale University, Haglund is a former member of one of the Upright Citizens Brigade’s Harold teams, Raynard, and still performs monthly in the UCB’s “Daily Show Writers: A non-Daily Show.” Her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Maxim, Radar, OCWeekly, NY Press, and The Hairpin. Her storytelling has been featured on podcasts like “Risk,” “The Story Collider” and “Stuff You Should Know.” She’s also a regular guest on Maximum Fun’s bad movie podcast, “The Flophouse.” Two years ago, she won the Golden Boot for most goals scored in her New York Coed Soccer league, and if her apartment were on fire, she’d grab that trophy and leave her Emmys, and Writers Guild awards to perish in flames. #Humblebrag.
Zachary Mider
Zachary Mider is an enterprise reporter for Bloomberg News in New York where he writes features for the news service as well as Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets magazines. Before joining the enterprise team in 2012, he covered mergers and acquisitions and Wall Street. Mider joined Bloomberg in 2006 from The Providence Journal in Rhode Island, where he contributed to the newspaper's coverage of the deadly 2003 Station nightclub fire. Born in upstate New York, he attended Deep Springs College in Deep Springs, Calif., and Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass., where he received a bachelor's degree in Social Studies. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and two children.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/