SPARK

SPARK

Vinny DePonto - Mind Reader, Carolyn Castiglia, Matt Dennie, Myka Fox, Meg Griffiths Anderson, Alex Nahas (of Bright Brown), Shannon Manning

Mon · March 2, 2015

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$5 Advance / $7 Day Of Show

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.

SPARK
SPARK
SPARK IS an evening of music & comedy & seriousness launched by Shannon Manning in which she invites a few people she loves to perform and they each invite and introduce someone else they love. Special and wonderful and sometimes surprise guests to be announced. Or not announced, thus keeping it a surprise.

Past performers: Mike Daisey, Peter Aguero, Adam Wade, Fred Thomas, Hamish Kilgour (the Clean), Jamie Kilstein, Carolyn Castiglia, Chris Mills, Adam Newman, Josh Sharp, Matt Dennie, Louie Pearlman, Meg Griffiths Anderson, Tom Purcell (Colbert), Reni Lane, Vinny DePonto, Myka Fox, Alex Nahas, Jeremy Ladd, Nate Heller, Kelly Irene Corson, Griffin Newman, Max Rosenthal, Cara Reedy, SOAP, Brad Aldous, TJ Mannix, Matt Dennie.
Vinny DePonto - Mind Reader
Vinny DePonto - Mind Reader
It’s no secret: Vinny DePonto has been mystifying audiences now for over a decade. His critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show, Charlatan was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2014 as well as voted Time Out NY Critics Pick. From the private events of New York City’s elite to entertaining Fortune 500 companies, Mr. DePonto orchestrates an evening of delight of mystery that will linger with you well after his briefcase shuts. With a glass of whiskey in one hand and your attention in the other he’s a modern day showman like you’ve never seen before. Join him for an intimate evening of deceptive demonstrations of mental mischief, psychic experiments and unexplained phenomena in his new show MIND READER.
Carolyn Castiglia
Carolyn Castiglia
Carolyn Castiglia is a stand-up comedian known for her hilarious riffing and crowd work, wild storytelling and her incredible ability to freestyle rap. Carolyn has appeared on VH1, MTV2, Comedy Central, NBC, We TV, Food Network, Lifetime, fyi and more. For two years, she was featured nightly as NickMom's “Ultimate Sports Mom,” and she is a frequent guest commentator on HLN.
Matt Dennie
Matt Dennie
Matt is a comedian, actor, and writer originally from Washington state. He has had the privilege of working with many amazing teachers including Chris Gethard, Will Hines, Michael Delaney, Jordan Klepper, Brandon Gardner, Gavin Speiller, and many more. He is currently a performer on the Harold team Higgins. Previous teams include Guthrie, Big Margaret, and Spooky Ghost. Along with Josh Sharp, he is a creator and host of the alternative comedy showcase COOL SHIT/WEIRD SHIT which can be seen every month at the UCBEast. The two have also had two sketch shows run at the theatre: MANEATER and GUMP (for which he was named a Time Out NY "Comic to Watch"). He's appeared on Nikki and Sara Live for MTV and Rejected Pitches for Above Average. In 2014 he created the web-series "Matt Dennie Character Project" with Pavel Ezrohi.
Myka Fox
Myka Fox
Myka Fox is a comedian and writer who has been described as a “refreshing splash of water to the face,” “the funniest person alive,” and “deeply disturbing, we didn’t pay for this.” Her writing has appeared on SNL’s Weekend Update, Someecards, and a few reality shows that call their writers “producers.” Myka’s Twitter account (@mykafox) has been lauded as being the “best” by notable publications like the NY Post, Funny Or Die, and Playboy. As a co-host of the podcast, “This Week In Jackin’,” the premier masturbation podcast exploring the fantasies of comedians and great thinkers alike, she seeks to rid the world of jack-shaming. Myka regularly appears on John Fuglesang’s show “Tell Me Everything” on Sirius and the cult podcast “Keith and The Girl.” She has been featured at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and is a real threat on roast battles held at New York Comedy Club and The Stand. You can stop reading now.
Meg Griffiths Anderson
Meg Griffiths Anderson
Meg Griffiths Anderson is an actor, writer and improviser who loves to use her malleable facial expressions to go to great lengths for a joke. She is founding member of one of NY's longest-running improv teams, The Baldwins, which TimeOut NewYork calls "one of the most absurd and impressive shows in the city." Meg has appeared on MTV, E! Entertainment, Above Average, Funny or Die! and has performed live comedy all over NYC.
Alex Nahas (of Bright Brown)
Alex Nahas (of Bright Brown)
Bright Brown is sonic cinema. Bittersweet layers and textures abound, and beautifully crafted songs exist at the core. Alex Nahas’ songwriting boldly chooses to sit “between the meager and the mundane” elevating the everyday.
Shannon Manning
Shannon Manning
Shannon Manning is a writer and producer, and creator of Spark and Beauty Love Truth (improv inspired by guest musician) which has run for over a decade at UCB, PIT, Magnet, Barrow Street Theater, Standard Toykraft, and Union Hall with stellar musical guests. Shannon learned improv from the legendary comedy inspiration Del Close and loves to talk about it.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/