Literati: A Comedy Show About the Greatest American Novels Never Written

Literati: A Comedy Show About the Greatest American Novels Never Written

Dave Hill, Chrissy Shackelford, Jason Gore, Alexandra Song, Taylor Gonzalez, Colin O’Brien, Michael Wolf

Thu · March 16, 2017

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

$8 Advance / $10 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.

Literati (Michael Wolf & Colin O'Brien)
Dave Hill
Dave Hill
Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, musician, actor, radio host, and man-about-town originally from Cleveland, Ohio but now living in New York City in a totally sweet apartment with a party deck and everything. Hot chicks come over to hang out and eat cheese plates and stuff with him all the time and it’s awesome.

Anyway, on the show business front, Dave has appeared on Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Amazon’s The Tick, Comedy Central’s @midnight and Inside Amy Schumer programs, TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, TV Land's The Jim Gaffigan Show, and TruTV's Comedy Knockout among a bunch of others. He is a frequent on-air host for HBO and Cinemax and has been on channels like MTV, VH1, BBC-America, and the Sundance Channel a whole bunch too. Dave also starred in his own television program The King of Miami on the Mojo Network, which was cancelled even though Dave really liked it. The show also aired in the United Kingdom on Sky TV’s Film24 Channel. And you can still watch The King of Miami on Hulu too, which Dave is super pumped about. Oh, and Dave was a correspondent on Hoppus on Music starring Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus on the Fuse channel, which ruled. Dave has been on other shows and in obscure movies too but let’s keep moving for now.

Dave performs live comedy over the world and has appeared at such festivals as the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, SXSW, San Francisco Sketchfest, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Sasquatch Festival, Bumbershoot, Bonnaroo, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, the Crap Comedy Festival in Oslo, Outside Lands in San Francisco, and then some other ones too. He has also performed comedy at Sing Sing Correctional Facility twice and even ripped some guitar solos inside a Mexican prison once. In 2007, Variety magazine named Dave one of their “10 Comedians to Watch,” something he still won’t shut up about.

Dave hosts his own radio show The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU in Jersey City, New Jersey every Monday night from 9pm to midnight. The show is also broadcast on the UK's Fubar Radio. Dave is also a frequent contributor to public radio’s This American Life. He has also appeared on podcasts like WTF with Marc Maron, The Adam Carolla Show, The Nerdist, and then roughly 78 other ones besides those.

Dave is the author of two books, Tasteful Nudes (St. Martins Press, 2012) and Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Blue Rider Press 2016). He has also written for the New York Times, GQ, Salon, The Paris Review, McSweeney’s, New York Observer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, VICE,Guitar World, and a bunch of other places too. Comedy legend Dick Cavett called Dave “a major figure among American comic writers, past and present,” which is pretty much the coolest thing that has ever happened as far as Dave is concerned.

Dave is also a musician who currently sings and plays guitar in the power pop band Valley Lodge, whose song “Go” is the theme song to HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and the psych/garage rock band Painted Doll. He was also a member of Cleveland rock bands Sons of Elvis and Cobra Verde as well as Diamondsnake, a heavy metal band with Moby. Additionally, Dave has played guitar for Walter Schreifels and muscle metal band Thor and bass for Lucy Wainwright Roche and former Faith No More singer Chuck Mosley. He also contributed musical scores to films such as Dirty Deeds, Shoot First and Pray You Live, and then some other ones besides those two.

Additionally, Dave’s mostly imaginary Norwegian Black Metal Band Witch Taint is currently bringing its own disturbing brand of comedy and music to audiences all over the world. They’ve also sold a lot of T-shirts.

Dave has made out with a lot of chicks, is sweet at guitar, and smells really great. You can ask anyone.
Chrissy Shackelford
Chrissy Shackelford
Chrissy Shackelford is a performer and writer based in NYC. Originally from Texas, she studied and performed comedy at ColdTowne Theater in Austin. In New York, she performs on the Maude team, The Classic, is a former cast member of Characters Welcome at UCBT and is an actor and director with The Story Pirates. You can see her solo show, Diane Shangri-La Presents: Not Dry Yet, running at UCBT Chelsea now. Her work has been featured on Reductress, CollegeHumor, Refinery29, and Above Average. You can see 1/3 of her face in a crowd scene in a season 4 episode of Friday Night Lights. She can't remember which episode.
Jason Gore
Jason Gore
Jason Gore is a comedian, writer, & actor from Radford, VA. He is a performer at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and is a founding member Bridge & Tunnel, a sketch group that has performed at New York City Sketch Festival, Jersey City Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, and won the Yelp Audience Favorite and Best Newcomer awards at Sketchfest Montreal. Jason appeared in Hulu's Difficult People & he has acted in videos for Above Average, UCB Comedy & IFC.com. He is also a producer for The Best Show with Tom Scharpling.
Alexandra Song
Alexandra Song
Alexandra Song is a comedy writer and performer in NYC and is currently a writer on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Alex has also appeared on MTV's Girl Code and The Chris Gethard Show and has written for truTV's Comedy Knockout and VH1. She has acted in videos for Funny or Die, IFC, Above Average, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, Elite Daily, Mashable, Mas Mejor, and more.
Taylor Gonzalez
Taylor Gonzalez
Taylor Gonzalez is a writer, producer and actor stationed in Brooklyn. He cuts his teeth producing shows all around the city. He’s known to eat a sandwich. Theatre Strike Force Alum. UCB kid since 2013. HAWTHORNE member for life. Taylor Gonzalez is known to eat a sandwich.
Colin O’Brien
Colin O’Brien
Colin O'Brien is a writer/performer/producer living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2016 he was selected as one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He can currently be seen performing bi-monthly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Chelsea with his high-octane sketch comedy troupe O.S.F.U.G: The Fast Fuckin' Sketch Show. He can also be seen performing around NYC as part of the musical comedy duo Nancy whose show Home Is Where The Songs Is enjoyed a 7 month run at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Chlesea in 2015. His work can be found on the Internet at ColinOBrienComedy.com
Michael Wolf
Michael Wolf
Michael Wolf is a writer, director and comedian living in Brooklyn. You can see his original sketch series' Someone's In Here and UpNext on Comedy Central. He hosts the monthly show Literati at Caveat and OSFUG's Fast Fuckin' Comedy Show at the Knitting Factory. He is somehow both nice and stupid.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/