SPARK Fri, February 6, 2015
Matt Koff, Chris Mills, Carolyn Castiglia, Zebadiah Keneally, Griffin Newman, Alex Nahas (of Bright Brown), Cara Reedy, Myka Fox, Soap, Shannon Manning, & surprise guests!
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
Union Hall – Brooklyn
$5 Advance / $7 Day Of Show
This event is 21 and over
** Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.
An evening of music & comedy & seriousness hosted by Shannon Manning.
Matt is currently staffed as a writer on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. He has also written for IFC’s Onion News Network, GSN’s The Newlywed Game, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 blog, and was a recurring panelist on The History Channel series I Love the 1880s. As a stand-up comedian, Matt can be seen on the forthcoming season of Adam DeVine’s House Party on Comedy Central. He has toured with such names as John Oliver and Mike Lawrence and can be seen regularly in New York at the Comic Strip, UCB Theater, and Littlefield.In 2010, Matt won Time Out New York’s Joke of the Year contest and his web series with colleague Dan McCoy, 9am Meeting, won Best Animated Pilot at the New York Television Festival. In 2012, Matt wrote and starred in The Matt Koff Show, a live sketch show directed by UCB’s Will Hines.
Matt currently lives in Brooklyn, NY without a wife, kids, or even so much as a pet. Pretty sad stuff.
[BUT TONIGHT HE’S DOING A 30-MINUTE SET. Not sad at all! -Ed]
Carolyn Castiglia is a comedian, television personality and writer. She appears regularly as a talking head on HLN, and has made many memorable cameos on cable networks including VH1, MTV, Comedy Central, Food and more. You may have seen her as NickMom’s Ultimate Sports Mom, or in her recent appearance on Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? on WE. Carolyn has been making web content since 1949, but highlights include essays on Jezebel and Babble, as well as appearing in and singing on The Key of Awesome parodies that have millions and millions of hits. She lives with her incredible daughter in Brooklyn, NY.
Griffin Newman was recently yelled at by Ice-T in an episode of ‘Law & Order: SVU’. He also sleeps a lot and likes ladies.”
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.
celebrity without fame or money- Being a little person isn’t easy and it sure isn’t a fairy tale, but sometimes it’s hilarious.
Myka Fox is a comedian and provocateur raised in an artificial oasis in AZ. Each show this desert Jew trash brings in members of her carefully cultivated social circle to discuss the best and worst things that happened to them that week.
SOAP is: Andrew Benedict, Erin Coughlin, Ben Hosley, and Joel Straley.
Shannon Manning is a writer and producer, and creator/director of Beauty Love Truth which has run for over a decade at UCB, PIT, Magnet, Barrow Street Theater, Standard Toykraft, and now Union Hall. Shannon learned improv from the legendary comedy inspiration Del Close and was a performer on Late Night with Conan O’Brien as a piece of cheese and other characters and The Onion News Network.