SPARK March 2 (next one March 9)
An evening of music & comedy & seriousness hosted by Shannon Manning.
Vinny DePonto, Carolyn Castiglia, Myka Fox, Meg Griffiths Anderson, Alex Nahas (of Bright Brown), Shannon Manning
Mon, March 2, 2015 7:00 pm Union Hall – Brooklyn, NY
$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.
Mr. DePonto is many things. A surgeon, a pilot, a physicist, a billionaire, but mostly he’s a damned good liar. This Brooklyn based magician and mind-reader has been deceiving audiences now for over a decade. From his critically acclaimed Off-Broadway show, to the private events of New York City’s elite, Mr. DePonto orchestrates an evening of delight and 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 no other. And that’s the truth. Now you see him…He will be returning to Union Hall March 31 at 7:30 for a full show.
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.
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.
Meg Griffiths Anderson
Meg Griffiths Anderson is a comedian, actor, and improviser who loves to use her malleable facial expressions, physicality, and off-beat humor to go to great lengths for a joke.Meg is a founding member of one of New York’s longest running long-form improvisational comedy teams, The Baldwins, which performs to sold-out crowds Saturday nights at 8p at The PIT. She created, curated and produced the first comedy show in the 148-year history of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Comedy Night at BAMcafe. She writes and performs sketch comedy with Loose Diamonds Sketch Comedy, teaches Level 1 and 2 improv at The PIT, creates and produces short videos, and is currently performing her one woman show, “It Came From Below.”Meg has appeared on MTV, E! Entertainment, Discovery Channel and Above Average. She is a contributing writer on Reductress.com. She has performed live comedy at various and sundry New York venues including: The Peoples Improv Theater, Upright Citizens Brigade, Magnet Theater, The Living Room, Comix, Gotham City Improv, Boston Improv Festival, Philadelphia Improv Theater, Columbia University, 2nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Comedy Smorgasbord, Mo Pitkin’s House of Satisfaction, Stage Left Studio, I Had It Bad Storytelling Night, The Shortened Attention Span Horror Festival at the Player’s Theater (voted “Best of the Fest”), and The Kraine Theater.She has studied with Ali Farahnakian (SNL, Second City), Armando Diaz (Magnet Theater, Mother), Peter Kelley (Boston University), Eric Davis (clown/bouffon master, Red Bastard), Matt Donnelly (Matt Donnelly’s Celebrity Tarot Lounge), Ptolemy Slocum (Neutrino, The Wire), Kurt Braunohler (Conan, Kurt & Kristen, Hot Tub Variety Show), and Dion Flynn (The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon).She resides in New York City with her wonderful husband, Happy Anderson.
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 is a writer and producer, and creator of 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 now Union Hall. Shannon learned improv from the legendary comedy inspiration Del Close and loves to talk about it.