PICTURE THIS!

PICTURE THIS!

Dave Hill, Griffin Newman, Ruby Karp, Calise Hawkins, Farah Brook, Jake Flores, Hosted by 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, and musician originally from Cleveland but now living in New York City. He has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and The Jim Gaffigan Show among other programs, and is a regular host on HBO and Cinemax. Dave has starred in his own TV series, The King of Miami, on the MOJO Network, which was cancelled even though Dave really liked it. He has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, Salon, GQ, McSweeney’s, The New York Observer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Guitar World, among other publications. He is a regular contributor to public radio’s This American Life and hosts his own radio show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, on WFMU in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dave performs live comedy in theaters and basements all over the world and even opened for Snoop Dogg once, which was awesome. He also plays guitar and sings in his own rock band, Valley Lodge, whose song “Go” is the theme song for HBO’sLast Week Tonight with John Oliver. Dave has written two books, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (2016 Blue Rider Press and Tasteful Nudes:...and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation (2012 St. Martin’s Press). He also smells really great and has made out with a lot of chicks and 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 stand up comedy. She is a recurring guest on FOX's Red Eye w/ Tom Shillue and performs every night at major venues across New York City. Farah’s YouTube video "Kiss Me NYC" went viral in April and has been viewed almost 5 million times by people all over the world. Her videos have been featured in The Huffington Post, Time Magazine, People Magazine, MTV and more. Farah is the co-creator and star of the hit web series Very Successful Web Series premiering at NYC Web Fest. She also co-created the series Prism Horizons alongside comedy brother Blair Socci. Her writing can be found published on Reductress and Someecards. Farah was named "Comic to Watch: 2016" on her own blog, and feels at this point in her life she might be ready for a robe.
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.
Hosted by Ian Fidance
Hosted by 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/