Cartoon Monsoon

Cartoon Monsoon

Mary Houlihan, Joe Rumrill, Tim Platt, Steven DeSiena, Annie Donley, Yedoye Travis, Justin Linville, Eliza Hurwitz, Jaboukie Young-White, Tessa Skara, Nick Naney, Part of Brooklyn Comedy Festival

Wed · August 23, 2017

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

This event is 21 and over

**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

 

Cartoon Monsoon
Cartoon Monsoon
Cartoon Monsoon is a live children's show for adults full of crazy costumed characters, puppets, original music, and cartoons.
Mary Houlihan
Mary Houlihan
Mary Houlihan is a Brooklyn-based comedy writer, performer, artist, animator, and blonde woman. You might have seen or heard her on Difficult People, The Best Show With Tom Scharpling, or that one Martin Shkreli vid. Her writing, videos, and animation have appeared on Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Seriously.TV, and Reductress. She has been featured as a comedian to keep your li'l eyes on in Paste Magazine, TimeOut, Splitsider, Impose, and Bedford & Bowery. You can see her host the monthly shows Cartoon Monsoon, an episodic play with puppets 'n' stuff, and Future Forms, a stand-up/character/"???" showcase, both in Brooklyn.
Joe Rumrill
Joe Rumrill
Joe Rumrill is a fictional one-eyed spinach-loving sailor created in 1929...Wait, no, hold on...Joe Rumrill is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian and writer who performs anywhere you need him (no sewers, please. Not after the last time...) His work has been featured in Seriously.TV, Splitsider, and the Village Voice. Joe can often be seen playing various characters on the weekly MNN series The Special Without Brett Davis. He's the creator of Fresh Perspectives a popular weirdo comedy showcase in Williamsburg that has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. He co-created Cartoon Monsoon, a monthly UNeducational "children's" variety show bursting with puppets, animation and costumed characters that can be seen at the Annoyance Theater. His talents were utilized as a writer/story producer for the upcoming web-series Start Talkin' with Scott Rogowsky. In addition to performing nightly on various shows throughout the city, he's currently hard at work on both his first hour-long solo show Joe Rumrill Is Too Scared To Be Shot Out Of A Cannon, and a musical based on the Gremlins movies. He hopes to one day, with the right combination of campaigning, crowdsourcing and luck, be the first person ever to perform stand-up comedy in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Speaking of, Joe's Christmas list can be provided upon request, and, as luck would have it, he's been a very good boy this year.
Tim Platt
Tim Platt
Tim Platt is a comedian, actor, and musician who has been featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, MasterClass with Steve Martin, and the Comedy Central series "Someones In Here". An alumni of the absurdist children's theater company The Story Pirates as well as the Upright Citizen Brigade's Lloyd Night, Tim is also one half of Pasic and Platt, a duo that puts on comedy theater events grounded in slow, tense, and emotionally honest scene work. Tim writes and puppeteers for Cartoon Monsoon, a live kids show for adults, and also wrote the song "V is for Vegetable" that will appear on Sesame Street this March. He hosts the monthly Made of Bugs: A Comedy Show with Music at the Footlight and co-hosts the experimental comedy show Sloop Jumbly at Vital Joint. Tim does stand up all over the city.
Steven DeSiena
Steven DeSiena
Steven DeSiena is a comedian, musician, and producer born and raised in New York City. His work has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, on web shorts for IFC, Comedy Central, televised on "The Special Without Brett Davis", and on stages such as UCB, the PIT, and Magnet Theater, among others. As a composer, he has scored multiple live shows, videos, and full-length plays, including the cult favorite “Cartoon Monsoon”.​
Annie Donley
Annie Donley
Annie Donley was born and raised in Houston (hey, Beyonce) and studied improv and sketch in Chicago in places like The Annoyance, and iO Chicago. She currently coaches and performs in NYC with Michael Jordan Steakhouse, The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, and twice at Carnegie Hall (haters will say it's fake!).
Yedoye Travis
Yedoye Travis
Yedoye Travis is a comedian from Atlanta, currently based in New York. He was named a New Face at the 2017 Just For Laughs Festival and has also performed at Bridgetown and Hell Yes Comedy Fests and has appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Hulu's Coming to the Stage and on season 2 of Search Party. He also co-hosts Rent Party, a comedy and music variety show, every third Wednesday at Union Hall.

Photo by Jesse Damiani
Eliza Hurwitz
Jaboukie Young-White
Jaboukie Young-White
Tessa Skara
Tessa Skara is a Canadian-born, Brooklyn-based artist whose style can only be described as "Seizurecool" by no one. Her work straddles the gap between comedy and performance art. Her diverse work has been featured in person at the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, the PIT, NYC Sketchfest, UCB, Dixon Place, the Under the Radar Festival (dir. John Carrafa), the NYU Reality Show (dir. Elizabeth Swados), and recently has been prominently featured at infamous Williamsburg parties (BathSalts, 2indabush & TRL >>>>>>>Total Rejects Live!!! among others). She is a member of the immensely popular musical sketch comedy team, Pop Roulette, and the mysterious art collective Carroll Simmons, & has created two original interactive comedy shows with her writing partner, Joseph Baker. She received her BFA in Drama from NYU (CAP21 & ETW; or SINGING! & self-skriptin(?!)), and studies Improv & Sketch Comedy Writing at the Upright Citizens Brigade.

Upcoming: a full length one person piece called "Janelle Bonae Ramsey: Canibal superStar" @ TBA, & NOW! That's What I Call Realness! (Performance Art Late Nite Show @ Bushwick's Bizarre) and various other cabaret performances (listed on her website)
Nick Naney
Part of Brooklyn Comedy Festival
Part of Brooklyn Comedy Festival
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/