CMJ 2014: Greg Barris' Heart of Darkness

CMJ 2014: Greg Barris' Heart of Darkness

Greg Barris, Shonali Bhowmik, Corn Mo, Larry Murphy, The Forgiveness, and surprise guests!

Fri · October 24, 2014

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

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

CMJ 2014: Greg Barris' Heart of Darkness
CMJ 2014: Greg Barris' Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness 'the World's most important live event'
an immersive act of transformative psychomagic is BACK in NYC (after YEAR) at UNION HALL for CMJ. Featuring host Greg Barris, house band The Forgivness, comedian Larry Murphy , Mind Warriors and Musical Guests Shonali Bhowmik and Corn Mo.

What the press has to say about Heart of Darkness:
“Greg Barris is the perfect combination of very good looking, hilarious and super-weird”
-Paper Magazine

Greg Barris is a staple in New York’s downtown stand-up scene. He created ‘Heart Of Darkness’: a psychedelic showcase of comedy, live music and fringe scientists that is a frequent Time Out New York critic’s pick, much loved by BrooklynVegan and hailed as ‘Excellent’ by The New Yorker.

‘Mind Warriors’ initially started as a segment in Greg Barris’ consistently sold-out long-running show ‘Heart of Darkness’ and since then has become it’s own hit show, selling out UCB Theater in NYC and LA
Greg Barris
Greg Barris
Greg Barris is a staple in New York’s downtown stand-up scene and is the creator of Heart Of Darkness: a psychedelic showcase of comedy, live music and fringe scientists that has been a frequent Time Out New York critic’s pick, much loved by BrooklynVegan and hailed as ‘Excellent’ by The New Yorker. Comedians who have appeared on Heart of Darkness include Reggie Watts, Fred Armisen, Janeane Garofalo and Jim Gaffigan.

In Fall 2012, Barris announced the release of his debut comedy album SHAME WAVE. Recorded in the spring in NYC, SHAME WAVE features Barris, whom PAPER describes as “the perfect combination of very good looking, hilarious and super-weird,” at his charasmatic best. aspecialthing Records will release SHAME WAVE on October 9th.

In addition to curating and performing every sold out Heart of Darkness live show, Barris’ boundless talent and energy is also showcased on his pop fantasy comedy album as the Wigmaker’s Son. Wigmaker’s Son ‘Greatest Tits’ lp is the wholly original Zappa-meets-Lonely-Island creation from Barris and guitarist / visual artist Dima Drjuchin (Corrupt Autopilot) who leads The Forgiveness band at every Heart of Darkness show. The album, out Spring 2012 and featuring songs from Heart of Darkness, takes listeners on a magic carpet ride through time waves, anoints Tom Selleck as a baby saving mustachioed saint, makes things better, puts the reptilian army on notice and forgives all your sins.

The well-rounded Barris’ comedic shorts have been featured on Funny or Die, College Humor and Jay Leno’s Laugh Squad to name a few. He has been a commentator on MTV's All That Rocks and MTV's Warren The Ape.

“Greg Barris is the kind of man who believes the Universe tilts toward Justice AND that a quote from me means something. What a dear sweet fool.” – Janeane Garofalo

“Greg Barris takes his audiences to places they’ve never been before, inside the heart of a man who cares so much, you can taste his pain. Then he turns you around and covers you with his joy, just like in one of those sex movies, only its standup comedy.” – Rory Scovel

“Greg Barris strong and make people happy with charm powers. He good friend and tell good jokes. One time he help me kill hunger with pizza. His comedy best because him say stories that mostly true. Him like girls as much as I do and that make for fun talks. Because of Greg New York and LA is better place.” -Reggie Watts
Shonali Bhowmik
Shonali Bhowmik
Shonali Bhowmik is the leader of the indie rock band Tigers and Monkeys for which she is the songwriter, singer, and guitar player. She is also a member of the popular comedy collective and live comedy show Variety Shac which also makes film shorts with the likes of Fred Armisen and Ed Helms. She was one of the leaders of Atlanta’s Ultrababyfat which was featured on tour with David Cross in the DVD “Let America Laugh.” In the past, her bands have shared the stage with PJ Harvey, Ted Leo, Pavement, The Shins, and Sleater Kinney. Shonali was the composer for original music for the MTV television series “How’s Your News.” She recently started her own independent record label called Little Lamb Recordings.
Corn Mo
Corn Mo
Corn Mo has toured America and Europe supporting the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, Wheatus, The Pontani Sisters, Ben Folds, They Might Be Giants and the Polyphonic Spree. He is Disco Mountain Man in the band Tragedy. In the studio, he shared vocals with Ben Folds on Folds' cover of "Get Your Hands Off My Woman" for the Supersunnyspeedygraphic EP, joined the choir for the Polyphonic Spree's Together We're Heavy and played accordion on TMBG's "Particle Mo". He has written 7 albums, the latest being The Purchase of the North Pole. He co-wrote a musical about Grizzly Adams with Nick Jones. He co-wrote "Rainbow Song" with Nick Offerman of Parks and Rec. He is currently co-producing a ballet called SEVERED: The Tragic Loves of Frankenstein's Monster with the music from The Purchase of the North Pole.
Larry Murphy
Larry Murphy
Larry Murphy began performing standup comedy in 1997 at the Comedy Studio in Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Soon after he teamed up with Brendon Small. Together they performed sketches & Rock Operas until 2001. Murphy is a voice actor renowned for his versatility. He voiced all of the main characters on the Adult Swim comedy series Assy McGee and has lent his voice to several Soup2Nuts animated shows including O'Grady, Home Movies, Comedy Central's Ugly Americans, and Word Girl. He voices Teddy in the animated Fox series Bob's Burgers. He has also appeared as a sketch actor on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and has a recurring role as "Jay the Doorman" on the Adult Swim live-action series Delocated.
The Forgiveness
The Forgiveness
The Forgiveness is: Aerial East, Ben Wigler, Yazan, Dima Drjuchin, Jeanette Converse and Jonas Fields
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/