Thug Passion Presents: Above The Rim

Thug Passion Presents: Above The Rim

Marie Faustin, J.P. McDade, Clark Jones, Chris Daniels, Mike Brown, Shalewa Sharpe, Courtney Fearrington

Sun · May 6, 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

 

Thug Passion Presents
Thug Passion Presents
Thug Passion Presents is an interactive celebration of classic Black movies through commentary, music, movie clips, and live table reads by hilarious comedians from all over the country. Each show has is a fun combination of belly laughs, crowd participation, and even dancing.
Marie Faustin
Marie Faustin
Marie Faustin is a NY-based comedian and actress and one of the fastest rising talents on the comedy scene. She was recently named a 2017 "New Face of Comedy" at the international Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.

Marie has appeared in GQ Magazine, MTV's GirlCode, MTV2's Vidiots, VH1's All Jokes Aside, BET's SocialAwards and TruTV's Late Night Snack. From 2016 - 2017, Marie was the host of Oxygen's Very Real Talk. She's a regular feature in Time Out NY and is the on-air host of 99.5FM's "Tall Tales in the Big City." Marie also co-hosts the weekly podcast: The Unofficial Expert.
J.P. McDade
J.P. McDade
J.P. McDade started doing stand up comedy in New York City in the Fall of 2012. He began by hitting open mics and grinding through unpaid gigs in bars, but these eventually opened the door to slightly better unpaid gigs in bars. Night after night McDade has performed at various comedy clubs, bars, and small theaters around New York and on the road and built a reputation as a clever joke writer. In 2015 he began writing for the web series Sports Balls, demonstrating his knack for topical joke writing. In addition to writing for this web series, he has appeared onscreen in several others.

Although J.P. has done his share of monologue and roast joke writing, his stand up act is more than a collection of one-liners. J.P. is a capable mimic who weaves characters and impressions into his set to keep the audience guessing and, more importantly, laughing. In New York, J.P. is a regular at Stand Up New York, appears at other comedy clubs like The Stand and The Standing room, as well as independent shows, such as his free semi-regular show at Lucky Jack's called Suckerpunch. In 2016 J.P. appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and performed as a New Face at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He also made his television debut on Comedy Central's "Roast Battle II."
Clark Jones
Clark Jones
Clark Jones is a humorist originally from the south side of Chicago. After moving East, he performed in the New York Comedy Festival opening for Hannibal Buress at Skirball Theater, the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and currently hosts Comedy at the Knitting Factory every Sunday at 9, named a top weekly show by TimeOut NY. He was named one of the top comics to watch by the New York Observer, acted in Andy Samberg’s “Digital Shorts” for Saturday Night LIVE, and regularly films segments for the NY Posts “Internet Action Force”.

He works in clubs throughout New York City, serving laughs about everything from shopping to political debates, and credits solid napping as a key to happiness.
Chris Daniels
Chris Daniels
Comedian and host of the podcast The Book of Ye who has performed in the Detroit Comedy Festival, Brooklyn Comedy Festival, and Gilda's Laughfest
Mike Brown
Mike Brown
Mike Brown is a standup comic and writer based in Harlem, New York. He was named one of Rooftop Comedy’s Comics to Watch, Caroline’s Best of New Talent and a semi-finalist in NY Funniest competition presented by Carolines/JetBlue. Along with featuring at various comedy festivals like Comedy Central’s New York Comedy Festival, The San Francisco Sketchfest, The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Mike Brown has appeared on Adult Swim, MTV, TruTV, and Funny or Die.
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe
Shalewa Sharpe is a comic in New York City. Originally from Atlanta, she has performed at The Star Bar, The Laughing Skull, The Atlanta Improv, The Creek & The Cave, and The Knitting Factory. Sharpe is the co-host of Thug Passion Presents, a live show where comedians perform table reads of classic black movies.
Courtney Fearrington
Courtney Fearrington
Courtney Fearrington is a New York based comedian that has already shown he has the ability to make any group of people laugh. His style of comedy crosses boundaries and touches on a variety of topics. Courtney has quickly become a fixture on the comedy scene with his likable personality and quick wit. He has been featured at comedy clubs and festivals all over the country, including the Bentzen Ball festival. Along with touring, he has been heard on Sirius XM, syndicated radio, and has worked with comics from HBO, The Daily Show, Comedy Central, MTV, SNL, and many more.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/