A Cartoon Monsoon Christmas

A Cartoon Monsoon Christmas

Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Connor Ratliff, Shalewa Sharpe, Peter Smith, Branson Reese, Kati Skelton, Carmen Christopher, Dan Chamberlain

Mon · December 12, 2016

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$8.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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

A Cartoon Monsoon Christmas
Cartoon Monsoon is a live children's show for adults full of crazy costumed characters, puppets, original music, and cartoons. Mary, Joe, Puppet, and Steve celebrate the holiday season with help from some very special celebrity guests from the NY comedy scene.
Mary Houlihan
Mary Houlihan
Mary Houlihan is a Brooklyn-based comedy writer, performer, artist, animator, and blonde woman. You might have seen or heard her on Difficult People, The Best Show With Tom Scharpling, or that one Martin Shkreli vid. Her writing, videos, and animation have appeared on Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Seriously.TV, and Reductress. She has been featured as a comedian to keep your li'l eyes on in Paste Magazine, TimeOut, Splitsider, Impose, and Bedford & Bowery. You can see her host the monthly shows Cartoon Monsoon, an episodic play with puppets 'n' stuff, and Future Forms, a stand-up/character/"???" showcase, both in Brooklyn.
Joe Rumrill
Joe Rumrill
Joe Rumrill is a fictional one-eyed spinach-loving sailor created in 1929...Wait, no, hold on...Joe Rumrill is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian and writer who performs anywhere you need him (no sewers, please. Not after the last time...) His work has been featured in Seriously.TV, Splitsider, and the Village Voice. Joe can often be seen playing various characters on the weekly MNN series The Special Without Brett Davis. He's the creator of Fresh Perspectives a popular weirdo comedy showcase in Williamsburg that has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. He co-created Cartoon Monsoon, a monthly UNeducational "children's" variety show bursting with puppets, animation and costumed characters that can be seen at the Annoyance Theater. His talents were utilized as a writer/story producer for the upcoming web-series Start Talkin' with Scott Rogowsky. In addition to performing nightly on various shows throughout the city, he's currently hard at work on both his first hour-long solo show Joe Rumrill Is Too Scared To Be Shot Out Of A Cannon, and a musical based on the Gremlins movies. He hopes to one day, with the right combination of campaigning, crowdsourcing and luck, be the first person ever to perform stand-up comedy in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Speaking of, Joe's Christmas list can be provided upon request, and, as luck would have it, he's been a very good boy this year.
Tim Platt
Tim Platt
Tim Platt is a comedian and performance artist living in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been seen at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, La Mama Experimental Theater, Union Hall, The Annoyance Theater, The Kennedy Center, The Invisible Dog, The Incubator Arts Project, The Magnet Theater, The People’s Improv Theater, Dixon Place, The CATCH Performance Series, Fresh Ground Pepper, the Silent Barn, and many other venues. Tim has trained in long form improvisation at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, The Second City, The Magnet Theater, and with Oberlin College’s Sunshine Scouts. Along with doing stand up all over the city, Tim performs improv at UCB’s Lloyd night with Southpaw. As Puppet the Puppet, he co-hosts the monthly variety show Cartoon Monsoon at The Annoyance Theater. Tim partners with Mo Fry Pasic in PASIC AND PLATT, a comedy duo that puts up shows and performs "scenes with microphones." He is proud to be an actor, director and teaching artist for The Story Pirates.
Steven DeSiena
Steven DeSiena
Steven DeSiena is a comedian, musician, and producer born and raised in New York City. His work has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, on web shorts for IFC, Comedy Central, televised on "The Special Without Brett Davis", and on stages such as UCB, the PIT, and Magnet Theater, among others. As a composer, he has scored multiple live shows, videos, and full-length plays, including the cult favorite “Cartoon Monsoon”.​
Connor Ratliff
Connor Ratliff
Connor Ratliff can be seen every Friday night performing with The Stepfathers, and every Sunday night performing in UCBT's longest-running show, ASSSSCAT 3000. He is the creator of The George Lucas Talk Show, where real guests are interviewed by him while he pretends to be George Lucas. He is also the co-creator and host (with J.D. Amato) of The Terry Withers Mysteries, a monthly improvised crime procedural formerly at UCB Chelsea. He is the warm-up comedian for The Chris Gethard Show on Fusion, and was a frequent contributor to MNN version, where he launched his 2012 Presidential campaign and for which he co-created a series of experimental and animated shorts with Maelle Doliveux called The Lone Cornmeal Machine. He is also the co-star and co-creator of the web series I'm Too Fragile For This with Cathryn Mudon, and starred in the IFC web series, Bottled. He has also played small roles on episodes of the Comedy Central television series Broad City and HBO's VEEP, and can be seen in the upcoming TBS comedy Search Party and Debate Wars on Seeso. You can see him in a small role in Mike Birbiglia's Don't Think Twice, and upcoming films include Coin Heist and The Discovery. You can hear Connor as the co-host of the podcast "12 Hour Day with JD & Connor" which is a 12-hour long podcast where every episode consists of an uncut and unedited twelve-hour conversation between himself and JD Amato. He is currently running for President for the second time, and has published a campaign book, "Winning Isn't Everything: Why I Am Running For President Again... And Why I Will Lose." One time he got stuck on a train and Huffington Post and NBC News speculated that he had lost his mind. Google it, it was a real news story.
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe is a comic in New York City. Originally from Atlanta, she has performed at The Star Bar, The Laughing Skull, The Atlanta Improv, The Creek & The Cave, and The Knitting Factory. Sharpe is the co-host of Thug Passion Presents, a live show where comedians perform table reads of classic black movies.
Peter Smith
Peter Smith
Peter is a non-binary trans person making their way through showbiz.
Branson Reese
Branson Reese
Branson moved from Centreville, VA to New York in 2008, and has studied sketch and improv with the likes of Russ Armstrong, Anthony Atamaniuk, Alan Fessenden, Shannon O'Neill, Peter McNerney, Julie Klausner, Joe Wengert, and Zach Woods. In addition to being the secret, name-ruining third member of We're Matt Weir, he was a founding member of The Great Samaritans (San Francisco Sketch Fest 2011) and hosts a monthly variety show at the PIT. You can see him shouting and flailing his long, delicate, almost deer-like limbs in elementary schools all across the greater New York City area with Story Pirates, where he works as an actor, director, and puppeteer. When not performing he works as a babysitter. (Parents, mention this performer page for his discounted hourly rate!)
Carmen Christopher
Carmen Christopher
Carmen is a Brooklyn based comedian and Chicago native. He was named a 2017 Comedy Central Comic to Watch. His work can be seen on: Comedy Central (Sunset Peak), Late Night with Seth Meyers, Bleacher Report, MTV (Bugging Out), IFC, and more. He currently co-hosts The Juice at Union Pool and The Postmen at Cobra Club.

His series Little Banks on Wall Street can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MrTheCarmen "kinetic comedy sequences worthy of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay." - Paste Magazine
Dan Chamberlain
Dan Chamberlain
Dan Chamberlain performs with the sketch team Legs For Days at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. A contributing writer for Funny or Die and Above Average, he’s been in a bunch commercials and has created original work for MTV, CollegeHumor, and Buzzfeed. As Chambaland, Dan’s music has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Esquire, GQ, and more. The AV Club calls Chambaland "a mixtape hero.”
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/