Serious Matters

Serious Matters

Rob Cantrell, Ginny Hogan, Doogie Horner, Dave Hill, Kevin McCaffrey, Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan

Thu · July 5, 2018

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

$7 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. 

Serious Matters
Serious Matters
A data-driven comedy show determined to solve the world's issues one serious matter at a time.

Hosted by Kevin McCaffrey and featuring Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan, and special guests.

Serious Matters: Dating w/Elna Baker

Rob Cantrell
Rob Cantrell
Comedian Rob Cantrell has been seen on several TV networks (NBC, CBS, HBO, FX, Comedy Central). Cantrell has performed Stand-Up comedy at Bonnaroo, SXSW and the New York Comedy Festival. He acted in comedy sketches on Comedy Central’s Colbert Report and FX’s Totally Biased. Early in his career, Rob gained national attention for being a top ten finalist (#7) on the very first season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and paneled on Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd. Cantrell appeared in promos for HBO’s Flight Of The Concords and rapped in musical shorts on Comedy Central’s Atom Films. He toured and acted in the long running play The Marijuana-louges and is a frequent guest on the popular podcast Doug Loves Movies. In 2014, he released a comedy music album titled Dreams Never Die, this project received great reviews and spun off several highly viewed music videos online. Rob is based in Brooklyn, NY, and performs Stand-Up at clubs, colleges, theaters and festivals all over the planet earth.
Ginny Hogan
Ginny Hogan
Ginny Hogan is an NYC-based writer and stand up comic.

She is a contributor at The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Vulture, The Hairpin, and The Establishment. She's the editor of Little Old Lady Comedy.

She is currently working on a humor book about women in tech with the William Marrow group at Harper Collins.


As a stand up comic, Ginny has performed at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Punch Line, and at clubs all around New York. She's also been seen in The Boston Women In Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, the Finger Lakes Festival, the Park Slope Comedy Festival. She was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Trial By Laughter Competition . She also wrote for the Friar's Club roast of Gloria Allred.

She is in the advanced study program at UCB NYC, and she recently wrote and directed a sketch show entitled "Are You There God? It's Me Margaret The Sequel: Margaret Changes Birth Control A Lot."
Doogie Horner
Doogie Horner
Doogie Horner is a comedian, writer, artist, and author of Some Very Interesting Cats Perhaps You Weren't Aware Of (Workman),100 Ghosts (Quirk Books), and Everything Explained Through Flowcharts (HarperCollins). His art and writing have appeared in Wired, McSweeney's, Fast Company, Boing Boing, the Believer, the London Times, the Sun, and other publications. His comedy achieved national attention when a video of him taming a hostile crowd on America's Got Talent became a viral sensation.
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.
Kevin McCaffrey
Kevin McCaffrey
Kevin McCaffrey is a comedian/writer who can be seen weekly on truTV Presents: World's Dumbest and heard weekly as the host of College Stories with Kevin McCaffrey, a podcast where showbiz types share their craziest college stories. Kevin made his network TV standup debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in 2013. He's also been a talking head on Vh1's I Love the 2000s, History Channel's I Love the 1880s, and other, non-decade based programming. Kevin's writing credits include Vh1, National Lampoon, Fuse, and various celebrities who want something sort of funny to say at awards shows.
Josiah Madigan
Josiah Madigan
Josiah Madigan is an Emmy Award-winning writer/producer who's worked on a few different shows for NatGeo, MTV, ABC, etc. and writes regularly for NPR's Ask Me Another. He likes long walks and beaches, but not at the same time. I mean, where can you even walk to on a beach? You're trudging through sand, and eventually you just have to turn around and head back the way you came.
Brock Mahan
Brock Mahan
Brock Mahan is also an Emmy Award-winning writer/producer whose work has appeared on Comedy Central, Discovery, NatGeo, NPR, Vh1, and many other channels in the three-digit tier of your cable package. Additionally, he is the co-founder/publisher of Eel Fancy, a magazine for eels and eel enthusiasts. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and their three beautiful eels: Gaucho, Aja, and Pretzel Logic.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/