Chelsea White & Erin Leafe are our guests for the very special Serious Matter of PODCASTS. They talk about – and conduct a mini-episode of – their dating podcast, “Ghosted Stories.” Kristen Daly provides some PODCAST-worthy music and Jaimie McCaffrey provided the familiar voice of your favorite PODCAST (besides this one.)
Serious Matters is a monthly comedy show at Union Hall that features stand up, video, PowerPoints, and interviews with real-life experts. On this podcast, we play the featured interview from each show, as these experts help us solve that day’s Serious Matter.
This show recorded November 11, 2017 at Union Hall as part of the Brooklyn Podcast Festival.
Sound by Gary O’Keefe and edited and produced by Shannon Manning for Good Orbit.
Book Club is a comedy variety show where hosts Colin Stokes and Blythe Roberson (The New Yorker, The Onion), along with some of NYC’s best comedians, read the books so you don’t have to. Held monthly at Union Hall.
This episode is WHAT HAPPENED by Hillary Rodham Clinton. Listen and laugh with us, or Blythe sobbing while reading this book on a plane will be all for naught!
We had some sizzling possibly political comedy by:
Dylan Marron (Conversations With People Who Hate Me)
Halcyon Person (Nickelodeon)
Steven Markow (New Yorker, Turner Masters Memory Hospital)
Catherine Cohen as Hillary
♥ and your lovely hosts Colin Stokes and Blythe Roberson ♥
Part of the Brooklyn Podcast Festival
Live sound and recording by Gary O’Keefe. Produced and edited by Shannon Manning.
Artwork by Will McPhail
According to the Pulitzer website, anyone can nominate anything for a Pulitzer Prize, and Pulitzer Surprises takes advantage of that horrible idea. Eliza Cossio (The Daily Show) and Caroline Schaper (Full Frontal, Letterman) have their favorite comedians perform their submission for a Pulitzer. Then they interview a real-life Pulitzer Prize winner who has actually done something good. At the end of the show the audience will cast their vote on who deserves a Pulitzer, and then it will really be submitted for a Pulitzer Prize. That winner walks away a “Pulitzer Prize Entrant.” Show taped monthly at Union Hall and now CAVEAT.
This month Eliza Cossio and Caroline Schaper welcome hopefuls Roy Wood Jr., Conner O’Malley, Catherine Cohen, Carmen Christopher, and interview Dan Fagin about his real-life Pulitzer for Tom’s River.
In this episode, comics Wendi Starling, Andy Sanford, Kelsey Caine, Khalid Rahmaan, and Jake Head were the most adventurous to date, really putting the band to work. And at the end host Yedoye Travis wouldn’t let them STOP working, so stick around for the extended jam as only Yedoye can do. The Original Lineup that night featured Andrew Gialanella Joseph D’Alessio Andrew Mackasek.
Show Recorded September 02, 2016 at Union Hall. Live sound and mix by Alex Nahas. Produced and edited by Shannon Manning
ABOUT RENT PARTY
Rent Party is a musical improv and stand up show that’s about as much fun as you can fit into one place. Yedoye Travis, Farah Brook and the backing band, The Original Lineup, invite New York’s best comedians to tell jokes and stories set to some of the best music in the city. Shows recorded every month at Union Hall.
We don’t mean to spook you but someday Blythe is going to die. What is going to happen to her? We will tell you in excruciating detail and Madelyn’s not going to like it. Luckily, Madelyn’s mom didn’t ever give her permission to die so she can’t. They talk to Order of the Good Death member, author, and alive ghost Bess Lovejoy. We got some cool ass witches on the docket scamming us with tricks, Jo Firestone, Josh Gondelman, and Friends Who Folk. (Bowen Yang’s motivational dance to fend off rigor mortis was unfortunately too hot to share!)
Hosted by Blythe Roberson, Madelyn Freed
Recorded Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Union Hall
Live sound and recording by Dave Polk. Produced and edited by Shannon Manning.