Simply Unemployable LIVE: A Night of Improv and Stand-Up Comedy

Simply Unemployable LIVE: A Night of Improv and Stand-Up Comedy

Matt Catanzano, Richie Moriarty, Matt Donaher, Jo Firestone, Evan Kaufman, Brigid Boyle, Trevor Livingston

Wed · January 7, 2015

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

$5

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

Simply Unemployable LIVE: A Night of Improv and Stand-Up Comedy
Simply Unemployable LIVE: A Night of Improv and Stand-Up Comedy
Matt Catanzano and Richie Moriarty, the comedy duo from YouTube's Simply Unemployable, host "Simply Unemployable Live" featuring improv from Lauren Adams, Michael Hartney, Trevor Livingston, and Cavan Rogers. The show will also include stand-up from Josh Gondelman.
Matt Catanzano
Matt Catanzano
Matt Catanzano just finished a 4 year run as a Mainstage performer, writer, director, and teacher at Improv Asylum in Boston, MA. He spent that time performing improv & sketch comedy shows 5 nights a week as well as directing his own successful shows at the theater. He has also been a teacher in their Training Center for the past 5 years.

Outside of Improv Asylum, Matt is the co-creator (with Richie Moriarty) of “Simply Unemployable”. Together they write, direct, and star in one-off sketches as well as web series. They also produce their own live shows under the Simply Unemployable name.

His acting claim to fame is as the Easy-Tech guy in the Staples in-store videos. He also doesn’t understand when it's appropriate to call something a “claim to fame”.
Richie Moriarty
Richie Moriarty
Richie Moriarty in an actor, writer, and improviser, living in New York City. He is a graduate of Boston College, originally from Rockville, Maryland. From 2006-2010 he was on the mainstage cast at Improv Asylum in Boston's North End performing sketch and improv six times a week. He has performed in over 1,000 shows in front of audiences in Boston, Chicago and New York. He performs in The Scene at The PIT in NYC and is a student in UCB's training center.

His webseries, Employment Through Craigslist (ETC), launched in the Spring of 2012. Along with co-creator, Matt Catanzano, he raised the money to shoot the series through a successful Kickstarter campaign. They then launched their YouTube Channel, Simply Unemployable.

In 2012, Simply Unemployable signed as a Channel Partner on Broadway Video's YouTube Channel, Above Average. In the summer of 2012, Matt and Richie wrote, directed, produced and starred in a new webseries called Portrait STUdio for Above Average. Simply Unemployable sketches have been featured on Splitsider, NPR and Huffington Post among others.
Matt Donaher
Matt Donaher
Matt has performed stand-up on Conan. Comedy Central named Matt one of 10 "Comics to Watch." He was a character on the new Jonathan Katz series "Explosion Bus," and after winning the 2012 Magner’s Comedy Festival he was invited to perform in the Glasgow International Comedy Festival in Scotland.

In 2011 Matt was one of the twenty comedians hand picked by David Letterman’s Talent Coordinator to perform in the Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, NE where he went on to be a top eight finalist. That same year Eugene Mirman invited him to perform at the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival in New York and was voted the Best Comedian in Boston by the Boston Phoenix.

Matt has performed in clubs, colleges, basements, battleships, festivals, theaters, high school gymnasiums, college cafeterias and raised money for all sorts of causes from breast cancer to nipple awareness. For a complete list please check out his press kit!
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone
Jo Firestone is a Brooklyn-based comedian whose work can be seen on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Joe Pera Talks With You, The Chris Gethard Show, and heard on Earwolf and WFMU. Her half hour special aired on Comedy Central in 2016, and her album, "The Hits" is available now on Comedy Central Records. If you like puns, check out her game, Punderdome: A Card Game for Pun Lovers.
Evan Kaufman
Evan Kaufman
Evan Kaufman is an improviser, writer, and director living in Brooklyn. In addition to performing with Rebecca, he can be seen Saturday night’s at the PIT with his groups Gypsy Danger and hip hop improv collective North Coast. Evan is a former writer for comedy website Official Comedy, has directed videos for NBC Sports and is a MainStage alumnus of Boston’s Improv Asylum.
Brigid Boyle
Brigid Boyle
Brigid Boyle comes from the mountains of Colorado. She has been doing improv and sketch around the big city since 2004 with shows like Harsh, 30,000 Khz of Sound, Dynasty and close to 7 million others. Other recent projects include the short film Maybe She’s Born with It and the lesbian-police-dramedy- web series Hannah Barbara. You can currently see her perform at the Magnet Theater and the PIT with beloved teams the Imposters, Taco Supreme, and the Baldwins. Please don’t put mayo on her food – it’s NOT GOOD.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/