Pulitzer Surprises

Pulitzer Surprises

Jo Firestone, Alingon Mitra, Mo Fry Pasic, Anthony Cormier, Andrew Tisher, Danny Groh, Eliza Cossio, Caroline Schaper

Thu · February 16, 2017

Doors: 9:15 pm / Show: 9:30 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.”

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

Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a comedian based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on WFMU. She was recently named a New Face at the 2016 Just for Laughs Festival. If you like puns, check out Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers. If you don't like puns, please disregard. You can also see Jo doing stand-up in different basements around the city. Hope you like basements!
Alingon Mitra
Alingon Mitra
Making his television debut on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Alingon finished first in the public vote 5 weeks in a row to win the comic comeback contest and perform on the finale. He has since been invited to do stand up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central. In addition, he wrote for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Adam Ruins Everything. Alingon went on to be named one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also won both the Boston Comedy Festival and the "Funniest Comic in New England" contest in the same year. Alingon was a writer for the humor magazine The Harvard Lampoon and can now be found on Twitter, on Facebook, or in bed.
Mo Fry Pasic
Mo Fry Pasic
Mo Fry Pasic is a Brooklyn based comedian, writer, and actress. She’s been called both “The World’s First Emotional Genius” and “America’s First Supermodel/Comedian”. Her work has been featured in Funny or Die, Reductress.com, and the NEW YORK TIMES? She is currently performing with creative partner Tim Platt as “Pasic and Platt”, creating web videos called All The Art We Are Going To Make with Betsy Kenney, and has appeared as various characters on The Special Without Brett Davis. Mo has been featured on Comics to Watch showcases for Comedy Central and RIOT LA. WOW!
Anthony Cormier
Anthony Cormier
Anthony Cormier is an investigative reporter/editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. While working for the Tampa Bay Times, Cormier won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series on Florida’s unsafe system of state-run mental hospitals.
Andrew Tisher
Andrew Tisher is an actor, writer and director from Napa, CA. He spent several years in Chicago where he performed at the Annoyance, Upstairs Gallery, and at the iO Theater with the teams Neapolitan, Sports Team and Goldstar. He currently hosts The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour at the Annoyance Theater in Brooklyn as well as performing with the improv teams Your New York Improv Frogs and Selfish Green Men.
Danny Groh
Danny Groh is an actor and improviser from Cedarburg, WI. He recently moved to New York from Chicago where he studied and performed comedy at The Annoyance, Upstairs Gallery, iO Theater, The Playgound, & The Second City. Danny is a member improv groups Selfish Green Men, Brothers, & Squall. He shoots fake commercials with 3 The Hard Way Productions. You can see him in the feature film Party Time Party Time and the web series Greetings! From Prison! Danny is very honored and excited to be a member of The Annoyance NY House Team Santeria. Boom Jam PowerSlam!!!!
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.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/