Cartoon Monsoon

Cartoon Monsoon

Cartoon Monsoon is back with another holiday special! Mary, Joe, Steve, & Puppet celebrate Earth Day by savin' the dang Earth. But not without the help of some of the best comedians in town, and some new cartoons from their favorite animators.

Mary Houlihan

Mary Houlihan is a Brooklyn-based comedy writer, performer, artist, animator, and blonde woman. You might have seen or heard her on Difficult People, The Best Show With Tom Scharpling, or that one Martin Shkreli vid. Her writing, videos, and animation have appeared on Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Seriously.TV, and Reductress. She has been featured as a comedian to keep your li'l eyes on in Paste Magazine, TimeOut, Splitsider, Impose, and Bedford & Bowery. You can see her host the monthly shows Cartoon Monsoon, an episodic play with puppets 'n' stuff, and Future Forms, a stand-up/character/"???" showcase, both in Brooklyn.

Joe Rumrill

Joe Rumrill is a fictional one-eyed spinach-loving sailor created in 1929...Wait, no, hold on...Joe Rumrill is a Brooklyn-based stand-up comedian and writer who performs anywhere you need him (no sewers, please. Not after the last time...) His work has been featured in Seriously.TV, Splitsider, and the Village Voice. Joe can often be seen playing various characters on the weekly MNN series The Special Without Brett Davis. He's the creator of Fresh Perspectives a popular weirdo comedy showcase in Williamsburg that has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival. He co-created Cartoon Monsoon, a monthly UNeducational "children's" variety show bursting with puppets, animation and costumed characters that can be seen at the Annoyance Theater. His talents were utilized as a writer/story producer for the upcoming web-series Start Talkin' with Scott Rogowsky. In addition to performing nightly on various shows throughout the city, he's currently hard at work on both his first hour-long solo show Joe Rumrill Is Too Scared To Be Shot Out Of A Cannon, and a musical based on the Gremlins movies. He hopes to one day, with the right combination of campaigning, crowdsourcing and luck, be the first person ever to perform stand-up comedy in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Speaking of, Joe's Christmas list can be provided upon request, and, as luck would have it, he's been a very good boy this year.

Tim Platt

Tim Platt is a comedian, actor, and musician who has been featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, MasterClass with Steve Martin, and the Comedy Central series "Someones In Here". An alumni of the absurdist children's theater company The Story Pirates as well as the Upright Citizen Brigade's Lloyd Night, Tim is also one half of Pasic and Platt, a duo that puts on comedy theater events grounded in slow, tense, and emotionally honest scene work. Tim writes and puppeteers for Cartoon Monsoon, a live kids show for adults, and also wrote the song "V is for Vegetable" that will appear on Sesame Street this March. He hosts the monthly Made of Bugs: A Comedy Show with Music at the Footlight and co-hosts the experimental comedy show Sloop Jumbly at Vital Joint. Tim does stand up all over the city.

Steven DeSiena

Steven DeSiena is a comedian, musician, and producer born and raised in New York City. His work has been featured in the Brooklyn Comedy Festival, on web shorts for IFC, Comedy Central, televised on "The Special Without Brett Davis", and on stages such as UCB, the PIT, and Magnet Theater, among others. As a composer, he has scored multiple live shows, videos, and full-length plays, including the cult favorite “Cartoon Monsoon”.​

Joe Castle Baker

Joe Castle Baker is a Brooklyn-based comedian and writer. His work has been presented at Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, and La MaMa ETC. He hosts a monthly show, Mixed Greens, at Over the Eight. His previous show Thank Goddess was featured in The Village Voice's "This is Stand Up" series.

Larry is a performer, writer, director, and comedian residing in New York City.

He is a staff writer on upcoming TruTV show Paid Off, where the winner of each show will receive full student loan debt relief. Awesome!

Larry recently completed his first feature film, To Dust, opposite Matthew Broderick. Named one of TimeOutNY's "comedians we're obsessed with " Larry studied drama and improvisation at the School at Steppenwolf.

Bardia Salimi

Bardia is a comedian, writer and actor. He can next be seen opposite Ray Wise in the independent feature FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. Other credits include, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Search Party, JASH, Comedy Central, Above Average, MTV, Madam Secretary and more.

Caroline Yost

Maya Sharma

Maya Sharma is a Brooklyn-based comedian, actor, and producer. You can find her performing at any number of bars and venues, usually playing a sad woman who loves to talk. She is a co-writer, producer, and performer with the Ladies Who Ranch, an experimental comedy coven of girls, as well as a co-host of the hit Brooklyn variety hour Animal Show. She's also a cast member on the weekly sketch experiment TV Dinner at the Brooklyn Comedy Collective. Follow her on twitter at @goodjobmaya to find out that she is, like her characters, a sad woman who loves to talk.

Sebastian DiNatale

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**PLEASE NOTE: This event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.

 *Individual performer appearances subject to change without notice

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