[At the Landing at Industry City] SPARK

The Bell House & Union Hall present:

[At the Landing at Industry City] SPARK

Guiding Light, Jacqueline Novak, Mike Brown, Rojo Perez, Jon Bander, Shannon Manning, plus more super surprise guests, The Landing at Industry City

Fri · January 15, 2016

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

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

This event is all ages

Arrive early for best seats.

SPARK
SPARK
SPARK IS an evening of music & comedy & seriousness launched by Shannon Manning in which she invites a few people she loves to perform and they each invite and introduce someone else they love. Special and wonderful and sometimes surprise guests to be announced. Or not announced, thus keeping it a surprise.

Past performers: Mike Daisey, Peter Aguero, Adam Wade, Fred Thomas, Hamish Kilgour (the Clean), Jamie Kilstein, Carolyn Castiglia, Chris Mills, Adam Newman, Josh Sharp, Matt Dennie, Louie Pearlman, Meg Griffiths Anderson, Tom Purcell (Colbert), Reni Lane, Vinny DePonto, Myka Fox, Alex Nahas, Jeremy Ladd, Nate Heller, Kelly Irene Corson, Griffin Newman, Max Rosenthal, Cara Reedy, SOAP, Brad Aldous, TJ Mannix, Matt Dennie.
Guiding Light
Guiding Light
Musician Jason Sebastian Russo (Mercury Rev, Hopewell, Common Prayer, Kevin Devine) and filmmaker Tara Autovino (Ultimate Christian Wrestling, for a swim with the fish) are Guiding Light. The songs are more rock than Common Prayer but rock in a very different way than Hopewell or Mercury Rev. Think minimalist over maximalist production. A focus on vibe rather than elaborate technique. Lead vocal duties will be shared by Tara and Jason.

Guiding Light is the name of an American soap opera, popular in the 1980's, which may or may not have had a character named Tara, after whom Mrs. Autovino may or may not have named her daughter.

Jacqueline Novak
Jacqueline Novak
Jacqueline Novak is a New York-based stand-up comedian and author. She has performed stand up on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and The Late Late Show with James Corden, and has her own Comedy Central Presents half hour special. Novak's memoir, How to Weep in Public: Feeble Offerings on Depression from One Who Knows, was published in 2016. She has appeared on HBO's Animals, Netflix's The Characters and starred in her own Refinery29 series, How to Weep in Public, directed by John Early. Her stand up album is called Quality Notions.
Mike Brown
Mike Brown
Mike Brown is a standup comic and writer based in Harlem, New York. He was named one of Rooftop Comedy’s Comics to Watch, Caroline’s Best of New Talent and a semi-finalist in NY Funniest competition presented by Carolines/JetBlue. Along with featuring at various comedy festivals like Comedy Central’s New York Comedy Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Mike Brown has appeared on Adult Swim, MTV, TruTV, and Funny or Die.
Rojo Perez
Rojo Perez
Rojo Perez is a New York-based comedian. Originally from Puerto Rico, he moved to Florida and began performing stand-up comedy at age 20 in local clubs and small cafés. A cast member on MTV's Decoded, Rojo was featured on Comedy Central's Funny 'Cause It's True, Time Out New York and Univision's FLAMA. This year he was selected as a Standup NBC finalist and has been a part of the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, New York Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, LA Riot Comedy Festival and Akumal Comedy Festival in Mexico. Rojo has also performed at top-tier comedy clubs across the country, such as the Comedy Studio in Boston, the Comedy Club on State in Madison, Cap City Comedy Club in Austin, ACME Comedy Company in Minneapolis, and Go Bananas Comedy Club in Cincinnati.
Jon Bander
Jon Bander
Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and UCB's Characters Welcome

Jon Bander has been performing improv comedy for over 11 years now. He is currently a musical improv teacher at the Magnet Theater and a performer with musical house team Aquarius. He also does sketch and standup comedy at various NYC theaters (bars or basements). Jon has performed and taught workshops at festivals and cities all over the country, and has been fortunate to study with many of the finest improv luminaries including Armando Diaz, TJ Jagodowski, David Pasquesi, Mick Napier and Susan Messing to name a few.

Most people just call him Bander. Feel free to do the same.
Shannon Manning
Shannon Manning
Shannon Manning is a writer and producer, and creator of Spark and Beauty Love Truth (improv inspired by guest musician) which has run for over a decade at UCB, PIT, Magnet, Barrow Street Theater, Standard Toykraft, and Union Hall with stellar musical guests. Shannon learned improv from the legendary comedy inspiration Del Close and loves to talk about it.
The Landing at Industry City
The Landing at Industry City
The Bell House and Union Hall family is running the food and bar at the tenant lounge called the Landing at Industry City.

For the summer, we are outdoors in the courtyard!

Come early to eat and drink!

Address: 220 36th St #2-A. Located by Sunset Park, Brooklyn. 36th St stop D/N/R.

Enter through the courtyard at 2nd Avenue between 36th and 37th street where there is also a parking lot. For GPSing 638 2nd Avenue works best.

Venue Information:
The Landing @ Industry City
220 36th St #2-A
Brooklyn, NY, 11232
http://industrycity.com/