Postmen: An Hour of Comedy

Postmen: An Hour of Comedy

Matt Barats, Carmen Christopher, Anthony Oberbeck, Tony Zaret

Wed · August 8, 2018

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

$8 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Tickets available at door.

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.

 

Postmen: An Hour of Comedy
Postmen: An Hour of Comedy
An hour of comedy from three long-time cast members of The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour - featuring Matt Barats (JFL "new faces", The Onion), Carmen Christopher (Comedy Central "comic to watch", Chris Gethard Show), and Anthony Oberbeck (IFC, Sex Talk)
Matt Barats
Matt Barats
Matt Barats is an NYC comedian via Chicago, and was part of the 2015 New Faces at Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Matt is a long-time cast member of The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, co-creator of the play Sadie Hawkins Day (JFL, SF Sketchfest), and has contributed for The Onion and The New Yorker -- TV credits include HBO’s High Maintenance, Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, and The Last O.G. on TBS. Matt is a 3-time US Air Guitar national finalist and was once fired from the Blue Man Group. Matt is from Idaho.
Carmen Christopher
Carmen Christopher
Carmen is a Brooklyn based comedian. He was writer and performer on The Chris Gethard Show and has appeared on; At Home with Amy Sedaris, A Maine Movie, Late Night with Seth Meyers, MTV, IFC Comedy Cribs, and was a 2017 Comedy Central Comic to Watch. He created Little Banks on Wall Street and co-created Sunset Peak (Comedy Central). He performs improv, stand-up, and sketch all around the city and has been touring the country opening up for Chris Gethard. Before moving to New York he trained and performed in Chicago at Second City, iO, The Annoyance, Black Box Acting, and The Upstairs Gallery.
Anthony Oberbeck
Anthony Oberbeck
Anthony Oberbeck is a comedian in New York. In Chicago he spent three years writing and performing in the Annoyance’s weekly sketch show, The Holy Fuck Comedy Hour. He was also a member of the critically-acclaimed sketch and video collective Kill All Comedy, and improvised on iO teams Hunter Family Crest, Stuntman CD-ROM, and Attica. In 2012 he was featured in the Just For Laughs showcase of solo performers, and in 2013 returned to JFL to perform a full sketch revue created by Kill All Comedy.
Tony Zaret
Tony Zaret
Just in case you are ready to go “berserkatroid bananas,” New York City comedian Tony Zaret is the only man capable of showing you exactly what that feels like. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zaret delivers a comedy style that is unmatched in NYC. In fact, his stage presence is so unusual that he can aptly be described as the Great White Buffalo of comedy (Ted Nugent reference will make sense later).
Zaret is a writer/producer for the USA Network, where he has been working, barring a stint at ABC, since 1999. He has worked his way up in the company, just like Michael J. Fox in The Secret of My Success. After preliminary flirtations with stand-up in NYC, Zaret moved to LA in 2007, where he decided to take the art form more seriously. Unfortunately, after six months Zaret was drained, and he took a break from comedy.
His efforts in stand-up would be put on hold until December, 2010, when he moved back to NYC and started getting on stage every night. Zaret believes that his growth as a stand-up did not really begin until he bombed at some of the tougher, more depressing open mics in NYC (and there are plenty of those). He started to experiment with creative ways to elicit laughter on stage, and after some time, he was at a stylistic crossroads: he realized he had to “either say crazy bullshit, or say real stuff, [but not] both.” He decided to say crazy bullshit.
This was a wise decision, because not only is Zaret’s crazy bullshit hilarious, but it provides a welcome, unique respite from the real stories many comedians tell. Zaret is extremely high-energy, and he comes at the audience hard from the beginning, firing off multiple rounds of endearing nonsense. He is “Double Live Gonzo,” like Tia Carrere in Wayne’s World. He is the type of comedian that will break open a room full of tired, jaded comedians and leave no knee unslapped.
Zaret has an interesting catalog of influences. Among Steve Martin and Norm Macdonald, he also lists 1970’s rock groups like Ted Nugent and the J. Geils Band. Zaret takes pleasure in Ted Nugent’s insane on-stage rants, and he claims that they fortify his unpredictable, rapid-fire comedic persona. So prepare for the heat when Zaret is on the cast list, because, as Ted Nugent once said, “Anybody wants to get mellow, you can turn around and get the fuck outta here, alright!”
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/