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

Union Hall - Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$8.00

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. His solo performance melds stand up, character work, and music into a singular comedic experience. Along with being an improviser at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Tim is also is one half of Pasic and Platt, a comedy duo that utilizes improv to push sketch comedy toward realism- performing slow, grounded scenes that illuminate universal human insecurities, vulnerabilities, and desires. Tim writes and puppeteers for Cartoon Monsoon, a monthly "kids show for adults" at the Annoyance Theater. Under the pseudonym King Bozo, Tim illustrates cards and gives them to strangers daily (ilovegiftcards.tumblr.com). Find more info about Tim and his projects at timplatt.squarespace.com.
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 Manhattan CTV, and on stages such as UCB, the PIT, and Magnet Theater, among others.
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 Cristopher is a comedian from Chicago who resides in Brooklyn. In Chicago he performed at The Annoyance, Upstairs Gallery, iO Theater, Second City, he created and hosted comedy variety show Thunderdome, and was apart of collective Kill All Comedy (2013 TBS JFL Fest). Now in New York he hosts variety show The Juice, is a cast member of the Holy Fu*K Comedy Hour and Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse at the Annoyance-NY, and is a co-host of $$$ at UCB East. Over the summer he performed his solo show Frog Boy at The Annoyance. His film credits include IFC (Video Frogs), MTV (Buggin Out) and Party Time Party Time (Feature Film).
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/