Deep-er-ness

Deep-er-ness

Brooke Van Poppelen, Joe List, Adam Lowitt, Myq Kaplan, Sean Keane, Joe Zimmerman

Tue · August 25, 2015

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

$10.00

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.

Deep-er-ness
Deep-er-ness
Stand-up comedy, but deeper...er.

Host Joe Zimmerman presents his favorite comedians for stand up sets that explore the more meaningful topics (i.e. philosophy, psychology, religion, environment, economy, death, love, childhood, race, history, social commentary, current events, personal stories, etc). After each set, Joe and the comic sit down for a “deep talk,” in which Joe and the featured comic sit awkwardly close and Joe asks them a few ridiculous questions.

Brooke Van Poppelen
Brooke Van Poppelen
Brooke Van Poppelen is a comedian and actress who can currently be seen as the host of Hack My Life on truTV. She has also appeared on @Midnight, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore and John Oliver's NY Stand Up Show on Comedy Central as well as The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and IFC's Comedy Drop. Brooke has performed at SXSW, The Bentzen Ball, The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
Joe List
Joe List
Joe List began his comedy career in Boston, Massachusetts in 2000 just weeks after graduating from high school. Since that time he has been featured on Conan and The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2015 List was a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing and had his own Half Hour comedy special on Comedy Central. His albums 'So Far No Good' and 'Are You Mad at Me?' can be heard regularly on Sirius Radio. List is also the co-host of his own popular weekly podcast 'Tuesdays with Stories' as well as being a regular on Robert Kelly's 'You Know What Dude' podcast. In 2016 he traveled across the United States and Europe opening for Louis CK on his international tour which included three performances at Madison Square Garden. When not headlining comedy clubs all over North America, List is a regular at the Comedy Cellar in New York City.
Adam Lowitt
Adam Lowitt
Adam Lowitt is an Emmy award winning Supervising Producer at the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has been a contributing writer for Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. He regularly opens for comedians such as Rob Riggle, Wyatt Cenac, Larry Wilmore, and Demetri Martin.
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan
Myq Kaplan is a comedian named Myq Kaplan (pronounced “Mike”). He is a 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist and has appeared on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, the Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, and all the other places he’s been. You can listen to Myq’s podcast, Hang Out With Me, on the Keith and The Girl network. His debut CD, Vegan Mind Meld, was one of iTunes’ top ten best-selling comedy albums in 2010, followed by Meat Robot in 2013 and his one-hour Netflix special Small Dork and Handsome in 2014. The Comedians magazine calls him “a comedy machine, in the best possible way. the way that some machines vend soda or prevent other machines from killing future revolutionaries – that’s how Myq Kaplan does comedy: relentlessly, methodically, unblinkingly.”
Sean Keane
Sean Keane
Sean Keane grew up on the cuddly streets of Pleasant Hill, California, before beginning his comedy career in the even-cuddlier town of Berkeley, where he ran UC Berkeley's humor magazine, The Heuristic Squelch, and produced a series of comedy shows. He began his standup career in San Francisco years later, and began receiving acclaim for his intelligent writing, autobiographical storytelling, and remarkably pink cheeks.

Sean has appeared at numerous festivals, including SF Sketchfest, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Humboldt Comedy Festival. He's contributed to McSweeney's Internet Tendency and ESPN the Magazine, and performed at Litquake, the San Francisco Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in the East Bay Express, Deadspin.com, and various sports blogs all over the internet. He's had the privilege of working with such comedians as Todd Barry, Greg Proops, Dave Attell Tig Notaro, Rory Scovel, TJ Miller, Kyle Kinane, and Kurt Braunohler, among others.

He's a founding member of The Business, SF's finest alt-comedy showcase since 2009, which the SF Weekly and SF Magazine have each called "Best of SF." The San Jose Mercury News called Sean a "Comic To Watch" in 2011, and he's a three-time champion of the live standup game show Iron Comic.
Joe Zimmerman
Joe Zimmerman
Praised for an accessible style pairing absurdism with a wide-eyed, aw-shucks demeanor, 2013 was a big year for New York City-based comedian Joe Zimmerman. In addition to making his Comedy Central debut on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, he made his late night debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and was chosen as one of the acclaimed New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal. Buzzfeed named him a top comic to watch, saying “…Joe’s calming vocalization and inventive writing is a thing of magic.” and “You’d be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable show.”

In 2014 he recorded a Half Hour Special which aired on Comedy Central July 25th, as well as being a featured performer on Season 8 of Last Comic Standing, where he drew praise from Roseanne & Russell Peters. 2014 also saw the release of his debut solo album, “Smiling at Wolves” which reached #2 on the i-Tunes comedy charts.

Joe is an original member of the Beards of Comedy, who toured from 2008-2012 and recorded two albums. Joe grew up in Morgantown, WV and graduated from Davidson College in 2005.
Venue Information:
Union Hall - Brooklyn
702 Union Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11215
http://www.unionhallny.com/