PICTURE THIS!

PICTURE THIS!

Dave Hill, Griffin Newman, Ruby Karp, Calise Hawkins, Farah Brook, Jake Flores, Ian Fidance, Bryan Brinkman, Dan Pinto, Patrick Hosmer, Chrissy Fellmeth, Justin Runfola, Rachel Gitlevich, Jacob Kafka

Sat · February 17, 2018

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

$8 advance / $10 day of show

This event is 21 and over

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

 

*Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice.

PICTURE THIS!
PICTURE THIS!
PICTURE THIS! is a new show from Brandie Posey & Sam Varela: two girls who want to push the boundaries of what a comedy show can be. Picture This! is a live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists in Hollywood, CA, SF, NYC and Portland. Picture This! has also debuted in Toronto, New Zealand and Australia! The comedians don’t know what the animators are drawing and the animators don’t know how the comedians will react.

It may be weird.

It may different.

But it will be FUN!
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.
Griffin Newman
Griffin Newman
Griffin Newman is a New York-based actor, comedian, writer, and power forward specializing in rebounds.

In 2013 he was selected as one of the "New Faces of Comedy" at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He currently performs with the sketch comedy group NIPSEY at The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, and co-hosts the podcast Blank Check with Griffin and David. He appeared as a recurring cast member on HBO's VINYL, USA's Political Animals, Colin Quinn's Cop Show, and as the 'Resident Entertainment Correspondent' on MTV's Nikki and Sara LIVE. All of those shows were quickly cancelled. He has appeared in the movies such as SXSW Grand Jury Prize winner Fort Tilden, Ivan Reitman's Draft Day, and Kelly Reichardt's Night Moves.

He can be seen in the TBS series Search Party, and starring as 'Arthur' on Amazon's reboot of The Tick alongside Peter Serafinowicz.
Ruby Karp
Calise Hawkins
Calise Hawkins
Calise has done stand up comedy on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” on NBC, “Russell Simmons Presents Stand Up at the El Rey” on Comedy Central, “Stand Up In Stilletos” on TV Guide Channel, “Gotham Live” on AXS tv, two episodes of “Nick Mom Night Out” on Nick Jr, and two seasons of “Last Comic Standing” on NBC.
Farah Brook
Farah Brook
Farah Brook hopes to heal you through the art form of comedy. Her work has been featured in Time Magazine, NY Times, HuffPo, People Magazine, Vulture and more. Farah is the creator and host of the critically acclaimed podcast Psychic Hotline. She is a contributing writer for Reductress and plays Serena Joy in the parody Handmaid's Tale The Musical. Follow her online @farahbrook and please respect that she is verified.

Check out her solo show FARAH BROOK: I'M NOT THAT GIRL coming to Union Hall on November 14th.
Jake Flores
Jake Flores
“Jake Flores is like Anthony Bourdain but the bleak labyrinth of modern America is his food. He deftly navigates our current conundrum: do I take off work & set my alarm to go to the protest when I don't have rent and I know, statistically speaking, the bad guys always win... or do I drink the rest of my roommates' Fleischman's whisky because fuck it? We're doomed, we're all doomed and it's terrible but Jake Flores makes it terribly funny.”
-Songwriter Mishka Shubaly
"A bottle cap that New York tried to swallow and choked on" -Comedian Sam Tallent

"...all the humor one could pull from Texas-borne poverty, with the ability to wring the most bittersweet laughs from your very soul" -San Antonio Current

Jake Flores is a comedian who cut (mostly chipped and broke) his teeth doing stand up in Texas before moving to New York city to make it big (barely survive). His act, honed in dark bars and DIY house shows, and music venues that had nothing booked that night, is unique, thoughtful, messy, gritty, good, bad, and ugly. If there are jokes about airplane food, they are jokes about how airplane food is killing us. If there are jokes about how “women be shopping,” they are jokes about how shopping is killing us. Flores writes heavy material with a point. There are also some puns about Hitler. Jake has performed at Fun Fun Fun Fest, The Fest, SXSW , and in bars and venues across the country and is the creator and host of Mr Cleo , the fake psychic hotline comedy podcast. He recorded his debut stand up album, Humours , on Stand Up! Records, which is available on ITunes. Jake is the Author and creator of A Millennial Reviews, the hyper-cultural satirical television column in The New York Observer. He’s also written for Cracked , Vice, and The New York Times.
Ian Fidance
Ian Fidance
Ian Fidance is an offbeat yet upbeat stand up comic & writer from Wilmington, Delaware who calls New York City his home; Brooklyn to be specific, but you can already tell by his mustache.

A delicious cup of tea best drank live, his comedy has been described as "bizarre yet funny" by The Interrobang. A popular guest on SiriusXM radio's "The Bennington Show," he's been featured in the Boston, Brooklyn, and New York Comedy Festivals, written & performed in sketches for Huffington Post, Above Average, and Conde Nast, was commissioned by Nike to write & star in a live media presentation for the unveiling of their "Hyper" line of athletic wear, and made his stand up TV debut on the third season of AXS TV's "Gotham Comedy Live."
Bryan Brinkman
Animator
Dan Pinto
Animator
Patrick Hosmer
Animator
Chrissy Fellmeth
Animator
Rachel Gitlevich
Animator
Jacob Kafka
Animator
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/