Pulitzer Surprises

Pulitzer Surprises

Hasan Minhaj, Eliza Cossio, Caroline Schaper, Matt Barats, Amy Harmon, Patti Harrison, Matt Koff

Fri · January 13, 2017

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

$6 Advance / $8 Day of Show

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.

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.”

Pulitzer Surprises: Ep 1 w/Daniel Spenser, Annie Donley, Kashana Cauley, and Sarah Ryley

Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj
Hasan Minhaj is a comedian, actor, and writer in New York. He is a correspondent on the Emmy and Peabody award-winning program ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’. His critically acclaimed one man show ‘Homecoming King’ recently returned Off-Broadway after a sold-out run in 2015. A 2014 Just For Laughs ‘New Face’, he was selected by the Sundance Institute to develop his solo show and feature film at the prestigious New Frontier Storytelling Lab. A featured storyteller for The Moth his work has garnered acclaim in film, web, and television. He hosted the documentary special ‘Stand Up Planet’ produced by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. His viral web series ‘The Truth with Hasan Minhaj’ has been featured in countless publications including The Huffington Post, Gawker, and New York Times. He has been seen on a variety of other television programs including Arrested Development on Netflix, HBO’s Getting On, and @Midnight on Comedy Central.
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.
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.
Matt Barats
Matt Barats
Matt Barats is an NYC comedian via Chicago, and was part of the 2015 New Faces at Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Matt is a long-time cast member of The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, co-creator of the play Sadie Hawkins Day (JFL, SF Sketchfest), and has contributed for The Onion -- TV credits include HBO’s High Maintenance, Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, and the upcoming show The Last O.G. on TBS. Matt is a 3-time US Air Guitar national finalist and was once fired from the Blue Man Group. Matt is from Idaho.
Amy Harmon
Amy Harmon is a national correspondent for The New York Times, covering the intersection of science and society. She has won two Pulitzer Prizes, for her series The DNA Age, and as part of a team for the series “How Race Is Lived in America.” She has received a Guggenheim fellowship in science writing and is the author of the short story, “Asperger Love.” Current topics of interest include math culture, GMOs, race and gender inequality in science, climate change, autism, gene drive, open science and longevity research.
Patti Harrison
Patti Harrison
Patti Harrison is a comedian, actor, and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. Her television credits include appearances on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon", "Broad City", and TBS's "Search Party". She is also featured in Paul Feig's upcoming film "A Simple Favor". Her work can also be seen on MTV, Comedy Central, Billboard.com, VICELAND, Conde Nast's "The Scene", and Seriously.TV. She's been called "Upsettingly funny" by Time Out New York, and featured in write-ups in The New York Times, Vulture, Splitsider, A.V Club, Paste Magazine, and more. She cohosts the monthly live comedy show "It's a Guy Thing" at Union Hall. She is tarnsgarnder!!!!!
Matt Koff
Matt Koff
Matt is currently staffed as a writer on The Daily Show. He has also written for IFC's Onion News Network, GSN's The Newlywed Game, Comedy Central's Tosh.0 blog, and was a recurring panelist on The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. As a stand-up comedian, Matt can be seen on the forthcoming season of Adam DeVine’s House Party on Comedy Central. He has toured with such names as John Oliver and Mike Lawrence and can be seen regularly in New York at the Comic Strip, UCB Theater, and Littlefield.

In 2010, Matt won Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year contest and his web series with colleague Dan McCoy, 9am Meeting, won Best Animated Pilot at the New York Television Festival. In 2012, Matt wrote and starred in The Matt Koff Show, a live sketch show directed by UCB’s Will Hines.

Matt currently lives in Brooklyn, NY without a wife, kids, or even so much as a pet. Pretty sad stuff.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/