Serious Matters

Serious Matters

Myq Kaplan, Nick Vatterott, Michelle Wolf, Brock Mahan, Josiah Madigan, Kevin McCaffrey

Thu · August 6, 2015

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

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

 

Serious Matters
Serious Matters
A data-driven comedy show determined to solve the world's issues one serious matter at a time.

Hosted by Kevin McCaffrey and featuring Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan, and special guests.
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike”). He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and all the other places he’s been. You can listen to Myq’s podcast, Hang Out With Me, on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013 and his one-hour Netflix special Small Dork and Handsome in 2014. The Comedians magazine calls him “a comedy machine, in the best possible way. the way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.”
Nick Vatterott
Nick Vatterott
In 2010 The Hollywood Reporter named Nick Vatterott one of the “break-outs” at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Since then he has performed on Conan, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and has a half hour special on Comedy Central. Nick was also a producer/writer/performer on Comedy Central’s stand-up sketch hybrid show Mash-Up. Nick has toured with Chicago’s storied Second City and his sketch group ‘Heavyweight’ has performed at Second City’s Unhinged and the Toronto Just for Laughs Festival. He was the recipient of the prestigious Andy Kaufman Award in 2011 and before heading off to NYC, Chicago Magazine listed Nick as “The Funniest Man in Chicago.”

Website: http://nickvatterott.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nickvatterott
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVHMJxRd1xw
Michelle Wolf
Michelle Wolf
Michelle Wolf is a NY-based writer, actor and standup comedian and one of the fastest rising comedic talents in the city. She currently works as an on-air contributor and writer for COMEDY CENTRAL’s THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH. Prior to joining THE DAILY SHOW, Michelle was a writing supervisor and performer on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, where she also made her late night television debut as a comic in July 2014. Michelle appears regularly on the show in various bits and as the popular reoccurring character she created, “GROWN UP ANNIE.” She has also made a number of appearances on COMEDY CENTRAL’S hit late night game show @MIDNIGHT and appeared on LOUIS CK’s HORACE AND PETE.

Most recently, Michelle created and starred in two new digital series, NOW HIRING and USED PEOPLE for COMEDY CENTRAL. USED PEOPLE is currently being developed as a half-hour television series for the network. Michelle also wrote for the 88th ACADEMY AWARDS hosted by Chris Rock. She was named to VULTURE’S list of “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015” and one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by TIMEOUT NEW YORK. Michelle was also named one of COMPLEX MAGAZINE’S 50 Funniest Comedians on Twitter (@michelleisawolf) and selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” for the 2014 JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL in Montreal.

Michelle headlines comedy clubs and colleges all over the United States and has performed at a number of festivals including the RIOT LA COMEDY FESTIVAL, SAN FRANCISCO SKETCHFEST, MOONTOWER, BONNAROO and the DUBLIN COMEDY FESTIVAL. She just completed an incredibly successful first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a sold out run of her debut hour-long stand-up show MICHELLE WOLF: SO BRAVE. The critically acclaimed show, which earned her a nomination for the Best Newcomer Prize from the EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS, garnered numerous four star reviews from top publications such as the Guardian, Herald and Scotsman.

Photo: Mindy Tucker.
Brock Mahan
Brock Mahan
Brock Mahan is also an Emmy Award-winning writer/producer whose work has appeared on Comedy Central, Discovery, NatGeo, NPR, Vh1, and many other channels in the three-digit tier of your cable package. Additionally, he is the co-founder/publisher of Eel Fancy, a magazine for eels and eel enthusiasts. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their three beautiful eels: Gaucho, Aja, and Pretzel Logic.
Josiah Madigan
Josiah Madigan
Josiah Madigan is an Emmy Award-winning writer/producer who's worked on a few different shows for NatGeo, MTV, ABC, etc. and writes regularly for NPR's Ask Me Another. He likes long walks and beaches, but not at the same time. I mean, where can you even walk to on a beach? You're trudging through sand, and eventually you just have to turn around and head back the way you came.
Kevin McCaffrey
Kevin McCaffrey
Kevin McCaffrey is a comedian/writer who can be seen weekly on truTV Presents: World's Dumbest and heard weekly as the host of College Stories with Kevin McCaffrey, a podcast where showbiz types share their craziest college stories. Kevin made his network TV standup debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2013. He's also been a talking head on Vh1's I Love the 2000s, History Channel's I Love the 1880s, and other, non-decade based programming. Kevin's writing credits include Vh1, National Lampoon, Fuse, and various celebrities who want something sort of funny to say at awards shows.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/