Cartoon Monsoon

Cartoon Monsoon

Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Annie Donley, host Yedoye Travis, Justin Linville, Eliza Hurwitz, Jaboukie Young-White, Tessa Skara, Nick Naney, Part of Brooklyn Comedy Festival

Wed · August 23, 2017

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

This event is 21 and over

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

 

Cartoon Monsoon
Cartoon Monsoon
Cartoon Monsoon is a live children's show for adults full of crazy costumed characters, puppets, original music, and cartoons.
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”.​
Annie Donley
Annie Donley
Annie Donley was born and raised in Houston (hey, Beyonce) and studied improv and sketch in Chicago in places like The Annoyance, and iO Chicago. She currently coaches and performs in NYC with Michael Jordan Steakhouse, The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, and twice at Carnegie Hall (haters will say it's fake!).
host Yedoye Travis
host Yedoye Travis
Yedoye Travis is a comedian and writer from Atlanta, now based in New York City. He can be seen on the upcoming fourth season of Coming to the Stage on Hulu.

Photo by Jesse Damiani
Eliza Hurwitz
Jaboukie Young-White
Jaboukie Young-White
Tessa Skara
Tessa Skara is a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based artist whose style can only be described as "Seizurecool" by no one. Her work straddles the gap between comedy and performance art. Her diverse work has been featured in person at the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, the PIT, NYC Sketchfest, UCB, Dixon Place, the Under the Radar Festival (dir. John Carrafa), the NYU Reality Show (dir. Elizabeth Swados), and recently has been prominently featured at infamous Williamsburg parties (BathSalts, 2indabush & TRL >>>>>>>Total Rejects Live!!! among others). She is a member of the immensely popular musical sketch comedy team, Pop Roulette, and the mysterious art collective Carroll Simmons, & has created two original interactive comedy shows with her writing partner, Joseph Baker. She received her BFA in Drama from NYU (CAP21 & ETW; or SINGING! & self-skriptin(?!)), and studies Improv & Sketch Comedy Writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Upcoming: a full length one person piece called "Janelle Bonae Ramsey: Canibal superStar" @ TBA, & NOW! That's What I Call Realness! (Performance Art Late Nite Show @ Bushwick's Bizarre) and various other cabaret performances (listed on her website)
Nick Naney
Part of Brooklyn Comedy Festival
Part of Brooklyn Comedy Festival
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/