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The Very Last Creaghead and Company
Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 pm| $7
The end of an era! Caroline Creaghead has been booking comedy on Sunday Nights at Union Hall for the past 5 years, and is ending her tenure with a final show on Sunday, April 6th. Come celebrate her pulling the plug on a dying night with a show full of favorites.
Jon Glaser created and starred as “Jon” in Adult Swim’s Delocated. He can currently be seen as Councilman Jamm in Parks and Recreation, and Laird in Girls. He wrote a book called “My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top”, and a long time ago he wrote on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and The Dana Carvey Show. He enjoyed doing a lot of these Sunday night shows at Union Hall, especially because he could walk there.
Critics and audiences agree, NY-based writer and standup comedian Michael Che is a star on the rise. In the past year he has been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” Buzzfeed’s “50 Hottest Men in Comedy,” and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch.” A native of lower Manhattan, Che’s comedy uses humor to identify humanity in the most controversial actions. He applies street culture to world issues with a delivery that The New York Times describes as “a reflective, laid-back stage presence with jokes that draw as much from his city upbringing…as from blunt, insightful points that bring the abstract into focus.” In September 2013, Che was brought on as a writer of NBC’s iconic Saturday Night Live. In August 2013, he headlined a successful month-long run of standup shows entitled “Cartoon Violence” at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with The Guardian raving “his effectiveness as a comic is instant.” In 2012 Che appeared as a weekly cast member on Vh1’s Best Week Ever. He was also featured on Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, MTV’s Money from Strangers, and as a recurring contestant on IFC’s comedy game show Bunk. He has performed at The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival, The Moontower Comedy Festival, The Montreal Comedy Festival, and Bonnaroo, where The Nashville Scene proclaimed “Straight up: Michael Che is going to be a star.” On November 3rd, 2012, Che made his Late Night television debut performing standup on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. That year, he also created, wrote and starred in the original web series “The Realest Candidate” on Broadway Video’s YouTube channel, The Above Average Network. Che was crowned the winner of the New York’s Funniest Stand-Up competition at the 2012 New York Comedy Festival, and both Time-Out NY and Comedy Central have listed him as one of their “Comics To Watch.” He headlines comedy clubs and colleges nationally and internationally.
Michelle Buteau has appeared on ‘Last Comic Standing’, Comedy Central’s ‘Premium Blend’, Key and Peele, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and Paramount Comedy Network’s ‘The World Stands Up’ show. She was a favorite at this year’s Bumbershoot and Bonnaroo Festivals and HGTV’s ’25 Worst Mistakes’ series can’t get enough of this hot talent. Michelle has also shared more then her opinions on VH1’s ‘Best Week Ever’, MTV’s ‘Walk of Shame’, and the Oxygen Network’s ‘Kiss & Tell’ series. Check out the latest issue of Glamour magazine where Michelle dispenses ‘..some hilarious..’ dating do’s and don’ts. When she isn’t touring the country performing at colleges, Michelle hosts ‘Travelzoo Unleashed’ for Travelzoo.com. ‘Buteaupia’ is her premiere comedy album available on www.filmbaby.com. Catch her on stage when you can and see comedy’s mistress blend her Jamaican-Haitian sassiness and girl-next door quality into a show that is anything but routine.
On his 20th birthday, Jermaine Fowler, moved to New York City from Washington D.C. with a small suitcase and big dreams. Soon after, he was being acknowledged in the New York Post’s 50 Funniest Jokes alongside David Letterman and Jay Leno. He’s performed in festivals across the country like the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival where he won the Rooftop Comedy Silver Nail Award. He’s also performed as a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity and is currently on tour with Comedy Central. He is regularly featured on CollegeHumor.com and you may recognize him in commercials for SoBe Lifewater, Bud Light, Scion (Comedy Central), and Microsoft Bing. Jermaine was recently chosen by ABC to act in their 10th Annual Diversity Showcase. Now 24, you can catch Jermaine on SyFy’s brand new series “Insane or Inspired”, Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show, and the reboot of In Living Color coming this June.
Stand up comedian and writer Phoebe Robinson recently made her television debut on TV Guide’s “100 Shows to See Before You Die.” She was also a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity competition and was a part of their college tour, which traveled the USA. She has performed in the New York Underground Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and for the second straight year, she appeared in the Women in Comedy Festival. Phoebe has also appeared on Sirius XM’s Raw Dog Comedy Show, in The Daily News, the NY Post as well as on The Smoking Jacket and Rooftop Comedy websites. Her writing has been published in the New York Times and most recently, she became a blogger for the Huffington Post. Currently, she hosts a weekly comedy show at Manchester Pub called Case of the Mondays and performs at venues all over NYC. And every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, you can read her blog Blaria at http://blaria.com.
Jim Tews is a man of many comedic talents who has been clawing his way to the middle for nearly a decade. Since starting as a standup comic in Cleveland eight years ago, he’s traveled the country and relocated to New York City.
In 2007 he was a finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, In 2008 he created the “popular” web series The Opener for HBO’s new media division and in 2010 he was the winner of the New York Comedy Contest. He was also one of this years New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal. His work has been featured on the front pages of YouTube, MySpace and several other online outlets that were once considered relevant. He has yet to completely accept his parents’ divorce and is on a foolish quest to get them back together. Will he accidentally find wisdom and maturity along his journey?
Nick Turner made his television debut this year, performing stand up on “Late night with Jimmy Fallon.” Nick has also performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival as a “New Face,” earning a spot on the “Best of Fest” showcase. Other festivals he performed in this year include SXSW, The New York Comedy Festival and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.
Jena Friedman is a stand up comedian, actor, writer and director based in New York. She is currently a field producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. Her work has been featured at SXSW, The New York Fringe Festival, The Glasgow International Comedy Festival, in New York Magazine, Newsweek, Glamour, Salon, Gawker, Time Out New York and on Comedy Central.
Jason Saenz is Virginia born, Brooklyn based comedian whose
“charmingly silly” brand of humor continues to win audiences over all across the country.
He’s been featured numerous times in Time Out New York and has appeared at the New York Comedy Fest, Charleston Comedy Festival, New York Television Festival, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, Montreal Sketch Fest, New York Sketch Fest, Boston Comedy Arts Fest and the San Francisco Sketch Festival as well as numerous videos on CollegeHumor.com, Jest.com, Channel 101 and UCBComedy.com.
Jason is a founding member of the award winning UCB sketch group Onassis and has written for Collegehumor, NBC Radio, UCB Comedy and MTV.com.
His web series, King Temp, was a finalist at the New York Television Festival and he hosts the hilarious video game podcast Unlimited Lives!, which can be heard on Cave Comedy Radio.