Pulitzer Surprises

Pulitzer Surprises

Caroline Schaper, Eliza Cossio, Sudi Green, Anthony Oberbeck, Catherine Cohen, Steven Markow, Kelly Cooper, David Barstow

Mon · October 23, 2017

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

$6 Advance / $8 Day of Show

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. Eliza Cossio (The Daily Show) and Caroline Schaper (Full Frontal, Letterman) have their favorite comedians perform their submission for a Pulitzer. Then they 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 it will really be submitted for a Pulitzer Prize. That winner walks away a “Pulitzer Prize Entrant.”
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.
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.
Sudi Green
Sudi Green
Sudi Green is a comedian living in Brooklyn and writer for Saturday Night Live. You can see her as the co-host of her sketch/variety show Theme Party at the UCBeast theatre with Becky Chicoine. In 2015, Sudi was selected as a Just For Laughs New Face for characters. She is a proud member of sketch groups Pop Roulette, O.S.F.U.G. and alumni of HammerkatzNYU. Sudi is Iranian which is why she tans so well and is from Newark, DE which is why she cares about tanning.
Anthony Oberbeck
Anthony Oberbeck
Anthony Oberbeck is a comedian in New York. In Chicago he spent three years writing and performing in the Annoyance’s weekly sketch show, The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour. He was also a member of the critically-acclaimed sketch and video collective Kill All Comedy, and improvised on iO teams Hunter Family Crest, Stuntman CD-ROM, and Attica. In 2012 he was featured in the Just For Laughs showcase of solo performers, and in 2013 returned to JFL to perform a full sketch revue created by Kill All Comedy.
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen
Catherine Cohen is a comedian, actor, voiceover artist, and poet living in Brooklyn. She performs on a house team at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and hosts the monthly variety show It's A Guy Thing at Union Hall, which was listed as one of Paste Magazine’s “10 Best Alt Comedy Shows in New York City." Her work has been featured on Splitsider, The New Yorker, The Huffington Post, New York Mag's The Cut, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and The New York Comedy Festival. Follow her @catccohen for tweets and Instagram poetry.
Steven Markow
Steven Markow
Steven Markow is a comedian, writer, and videomaker in Brooklyn, NY. His written work has appeared on The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Slackjaw, Thought Catalog, and The Tusk. He was the founder and host of New American Comedy, a comedy collective and monthly variety show that was listed in Paste Magazine's "Top 10 Alt Comedy Shows in NYC", and read at The Strand bookstore in NYC. His videos have been screened in gallery exhibitions curated by BHQFU and Nothing Space (Bushwick), as well as Union Hall's It's a Guy Thing and New American Comedy, Sunnyvale's Just a Show, and a showcase at The PIT.
Kelly Cooper
Kelly Cooper
Kelly Cooper is a comedian, writer and actor living in Brooklyn. She is the co-head writer and producer of Ground Floor Comedy, a digital platform for experimental comedy videos, a cast member of the improv show Michael Jordan Steakhouse which performs every Thursday at Brooklyn Bazaar, the host of The Barn Show, a comedy variety show that happens every third Saturday at Legion Bar at 6 P.M., a cast member of Ladies Who Ranch, an all-women monthly show at Vital Joint, and the co-host of Wild West with Kelly and Eliza Kelly regularly performs standup, improv and sketch around the city. She is very busy.

She has studied improv, sketch comedy and acting at The Annoyance New York, The Upright Citizen’s Brigade New York, The PIT, The Barrow Group, SVA and probably a few other places.
David Barstow
David Barstow, a senior writer at The New York Times, is a winner of three Pulitzer Prizes.

In 2013, he and Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for “Walmart Abroad,’’ a series that exposed Walmart’s aggressive use of bribery to fuel its rapid expansion in Mexico. In 2009, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for “Message Machine,’’ his series about the Pentagon’s hidden campaign to influence news coverage of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2004, he and Lowell Bergman were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for articles about employers who committed egregious workplace safety violations that killed or injured hundreds of American workers.

Mr. Barstow joined The Times in 1999 and he has been a member of the paper’s investigative unit since 2002. He is also the recipient of three Polk Awards, the Goldsmith Prize, the Alfred I. duPont Silver Baton, the Barlett and Steele Gold Medal, a Loeb Award, the Sidney Hillman Award, the Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting, two Sigma Delta Chi awards for distinguished service, the Peabody Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Mirror Award, an Overseas Press Club Citation, two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, and the Gold Keyboard.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Barstow was a reporter for The St. Petersburg Times in Florida, where he was a finalist for three Pulitzer Prizes. Before that, he was a reporter at the Rochester Times-Union in New York and the Green Bay Press-Gazette in Wisconsin. Mr. Barstow, a native of Concord, Mass., is a graduate of Northwestern University, which honored him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010. He was inducted into the Hall of Achievement at the university’s Medill School of Journalism in 2015.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/