EMCF 2017:  PICTURE THIS!

EMCF 2017: PICTURE THIS!

Reggie Watts, Sean Patton, Clare O'Kane, Mehran Khaghani, Matteo Lane, Dulcé Sloan, Ian Fidance, Bryan Brinkman, and more TBA!

Sat · September 16, 2017

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

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

This event will be filmed for a documentary about the festival. By attending, you consent to the use of your photograph, image, voice and likeness to be photographed, recorded, exhibited, displayed, published distributed or otherwise reproduced for any purpose in any manner in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, in perpetuity, without any remuneration.

Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2017
Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival 2017
Founded in 2008 by Julie Smith Clem and Eugene Mirman, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is the world’s first sincere-and-ironic comedy festival that celebrates a close-knit comedy community, while making fun of the trappings of mainstream festival programming.
PICTURE THIS!
PICTURE THIS!
PICTURE THIS! is a new show from Brandie Posey & Sam Varela: two girls who want to push the boundaries of what a comedy show can be. Picture This! is a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists in Hollywood, CA, SF, NYC and Portland. Picture This! has also debuted in Toronto, New Zealand and Australia! The comedians don’t know what the animators are drawing and the animators don’t know how the comedians will react.

It may be weird.

It may different.

But it will be FUN!
Reggie Watts
Reggie Watts
Hilarious, brilliant, unpredictable – comedian/musician Reggie Watts is a staple of the international performance scene. Reggie's improvised musical sets are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and a looping machine. No two songs are ever the same. An avowed "disinformationist," Reggie loves to disorientate his audiences in the most entertaining way. You may not know what Reggie is going to do, but that's okay – he doesn't either.

As a solo performer, Reggie was handpicked by Conan O'Brien to open nightly on Conan's entire North American "Prohibted From Being Funny on Television" tour. Reggie was featured as "Hot Comedian" in Rolling Stone's Hot Issue 2010, named SPIN Magazine's "Best New Comedian" and "Best of CMJ" 2010, and a featured profile in GQ's Man Of The Year issue 2010. Reggie released his debut comedy cd/dvd 'Why $#!+ So Crazy?' on Comedy Central Records in May 2010. He has a new album entitled 'Reggie Watts Live at Third Man Records' which will be available limited edition vinyl Spring 2011.

On screen, Reggie has appeared on The Conan O'Brien Show, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, HBO's The Yes Men Save The World, Comedy Central's Michael and Michael Have Issues, Iceland TV, UK's "Funny Or Die," PBS' revamped Electric Company and the music video "What About Blowjobs?" for College Humor. Reggie can also be seen in short comedic interstitials during Comedy Central's late night block and has a pilot for the channel in the works.

As a musician, Reggie recorded the EP Pot Cookies through Normative Records, sang on Regina Spektor's "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and contributed two tracks to DFA Records' Spaghetti Circus. Also the frontman for Seattle rock outfit Maktub, Reggie and his band released five albums. Reggie recorded original music featured on Louis CK's show on FX and performed the theme song for Kristin Schaal's "Penelope Princess of Pets" show.
Sean Patton
Sean Patton
Hello, my name is Sean Patton. I’m a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. I began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada. I’ve performed at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, JFL Chicago, JFL Toronto, JFL Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012, 2016), Moontower Festival, RIOT LA, High Plains, Nashville Comedy Festival and will premiere my show NUMBER ONE this year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I’ve performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan (2011, 2013) and my Comedy Central Half Hour was released in 2013. Additionally, I’ve appeared on @midnight (2014, 2015), The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, This Is Not Happening (2015,2016,2017), What’s Your F@#king Deal?! and Viceland’s Flophouse and Party Legends. On screen, I have appeared on IFC's Maron, Comedy Central's Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV’s Those Who Can’t.
Clare O'Kane
Clare O'Kane
Clare O'Kane is an actress, comedian and writer from San Jose, California. She has performed in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, FunFunFun Fest, and other wonderful, independent festivals around the country, such as:
The Comedy Exposition (Chicago)
Crom Comedy Festival (Omaha)
Too Much Funstival (Denver)
The Savage Henry Comedy Festival (Humboldt)
Hell Yes Fest (New Orleans)
Ryan Stiles' Stand Up Summer Slam (Alberta)
Uncle Funny's Improv, Stand-Up and Trampoline Consortium's Annual Pig Picnic (Cleveland)
The Red Rock Haha UhOh Oopsie County Fair (Fort Collins)
and more!
She has been described as "sarcastic" and "half-Asian". Along with being a stand up, Clare is also one-third of the sketch group Blessed. They have made a couple of very funny videos, none of which have gone viral. When she's not sneezing or whatever, Clare travels around the country to perform stand-up comedy and "seize the day". She hopes to get that tattooed on her lower back (for free) someday. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California with a guy and a cat.
Mehran Khaghani
Mehran Khaghani
Born an anchor baby in London, Mehran single-handedly rescued his Iranian family from the Ayatollah Khomeini. Ever gracious, teenage Mehran evened the score in the United States by dropping out of college and taking up homosexuality.

Honing his sharp sense of the absurd while working at Harvard University, Mehran's early experience navigating regime change came in handy when he personally escorted deposed president Larry Summers off the property. He would later go on to produce several successful shows with the University-affiliated Oberon Theater.

A quick riser in the Boston comedy scene, Mehran was named Best Comedian in Boston by the Boston Phoenix, and was a two time finalist in the International Boston Comedy Festival. At Emerson College's Semel Theater, Mehran recorded a half hour of comedy for Die Laughing, produced by Friends co-creator, Kevin Bright.

Mehran has opened for such acts as Maz Jobrani, Tom Green and Eugene Mirman. He works regularly with some of the hottest up-and-comers in comedy and has been in the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival for the last four years. He has played to crowds of thousands at leading venues, like the Wilbur Theater, the Berklee Performance Center, and the Lisner Auditorium and has toured extensively at colleges and universities. A leading MC in the emerging neo-burlesque scene, Mehran plays to an audience of 30,000 each December at the historic Somerville Theater.

He recently moved to Manhattan, where he lives with his husband and his tiny idiot dog.
Matteo Lane
Matteo Lane
Matteo Lane is a New York-based comedian, originally from Chicago.  Matteo is in the new Comedy Central series THE COMEDY JAM, and also recently performed on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS and Comedy Central’s ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY.  He can also be seen on MTV’s GIRL CODE and MTV2’s GUY CODE, and the IFC holiday special AT JOE’S PUB alongside Tony Hale and the Dap Kings.  Matteo is also currently developing an IFC digital series that he will both write and star in, and an animated project with Titmouse.  In 2014, Matteo was selected to be a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.  Before starting stand up, Matteo lived in Italy as an oil painter and opera singer.
Ian Fidance
Ian Fidance
Ian Fidance is an offbeat yet upbeat stand up comic & writer from Wilmington, Delaware who calls New York City his home; Brooklyn to be specific, but you can already tell by his mustache.

A delicious cup of tea best drank live, his comedy has been described as "bizarre yet funny" by The Interrobang. A popular guest on SiriusXM radio's "The Bennington Show," he's been featured in the Boston, Brooklyn, and New York Comedy Festivals, written & performed in sketches for Huffington Post, Above Average, and Conde Nast, was commissioned by Nike to write & star in a live media presentation for the unveiling of their "Hyper" line of athletic wear, and made his stand up TV debut on the third season of AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live."
Bryan Brinkman
Animator
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/