Serious Matters

Serious Matters

Sasheer Zamata, Sean Donnelly, Dan Soder, David Edelstein, Josiah Madigan, Brock Mahan, Kevin McCaffrey

Thu · June 4, 2015

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

$7.00

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.

 

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

Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata
Sasheer Zamata is a comedian, actress, writer and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from January 18, 2014 until May 20, 2017.” She has appeared on TBS’s “People of Earth,” Amazon’s “Transparent,” Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer,” "Bojack Horseman," Seeso’s “Night Train with Wyatt Cenac,” and has voiced the role of “Maise” in Nickelodeon’s “Albert” and appears in the upcoming features, "Sleight" and "Deidra & Laney Rob A Train.” She also serves as ACLU's Celebrity Ambassador for Women's Rights. Her one-hour standup comedy special, "Pizza Mind" debuted on March 30th on SeeSo.
Sean Donnelly
Sean Donnelly
When he's not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be found headlining clubs all over New York, including Caroline's, Gotham, Stand Up NY, and the Stand. He has appeared on MTV's World of Jenks and the Late Show with David Letterman. Sean was a Comic Stand-Off finalist at the 2010 Magners Comedy Festival, performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in 2011 and 2012, was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Boston Comedy Festival competition, and performed at Comedy Central's 2013 South Beach Comedy Festival. Sean was a Montreal Just for Laughs "New Face" in 2013. He co-hosts the podcast My Dumb Friends with fellow comedian Dan St. Germain, soon to be broadcast on Comedy Central Sirius, and hosts a weekly show at Alligator Lounge in Brooklyn. Sean can be seen regularly on the truTV series World's Dumbest and on the forthcoming season of Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central.
Dan Soder
Dan Soder
Originally from Colorado, Dan Soder started doing stand up at 21 while attending the University of Arizona. After two years of playing clubs and casinos all over the southwest, Dan decided he'd had enough of extreme heat and venomous animals, so he moved to New York. Dan has been featured on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, Conan, and appeared on Opie and Anthony. This year, you can see him on Comedy Central's The Half Hour and see his commentary as a cast member on MTV2's Guy Code.
David Edelstein
David Edelstein
David Edelstein is a film critic for New York magazine and NPR's Fresh Air, and an occasional commentator on film for CBS Sunday Morning. He has also written criticism for the Village Voice, The New York Post, and Rolling Stone, and is a frequent contributor to the New York Times' Arts & Leisure section. A member of the National Society of Film Critics, he is the author of the play Blaming Mom, and the co-author (with producer Christine Vachon) of the book Shooting to Kill.
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.
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.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/