Guy Branum

Fri, Apr 5, 2019
Sat, Apr 6, 2019

Guy Branum

with Katie Hannigan

Guy Branum created and hosted truTV’s Talk Show The Game Show, a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest of the Night.” His recently published book My Life As A Goddess is a collection of side-splitting and illuminating essays and was quoted as being “Wickedly smart, funny and witty” by Kirkus Reviews and recently made NPR’s 2018 Good Reads List and Entertainment Weekly’s Must List. You may also know him from his recurring segment “No More Mr. Nice Gay” on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, serving as “Staff Homosexual” on Chelsea Lately and his performance as Natalie Portman’s sassy gay friend in the feature film No Strings Attached. Noticing a trend? Guy has also appeared on @Midnight, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, Road to Roast and Debate Wars. As a TV writer, Guy spent three seasons writing for Hulu’s The Mindy Project and was a producer during the show’s last season. Other TV writing credits include A League of Their Own from Amazon, Punk’d and Awkward on MTV, Another Period on Comedy Central, Billy on the Street on truTV and Fashion Police on E! That means he’s watched the Grammys at Joan Rivers’ house. Jealous?

Guy has also written culture and political commentary for Slate.com, Pitchfork, The New York Times and Vulture, and his pop culture roundtable podcast Pop Rocket was named one of the best new podcasts of 2015 by iTunes. Guy’s debut comedy album, Effable, was #1 on iTunes and Billboard charts, and The New York Times called it “a contender for the best comedy special of 2015.”

Katie Hannigan

Katie Hannigan is a New York City based comedian, who has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Seeso,The Travel Channel, Oxygen Network, and MTV.

Katie is a paid regular at New York Comedy Club, The Stand, Stand Up New York, Westside Comedy Club and Caroline’s, as well as some of NYC’s most popular alternative venues, such as The Knitting Factory and Littlefeild.

Katie loves to infuse her passion for history with comedy. She’s written and produced original content for the History Channel, including a man on the street game show called Miss Information. Currently Katie hosts “Apodcalypse” an apocalypse themed podcast covering historical cataclysmic scenarios, such as Chernobyl and the Tunguska Event, as well as the threat of “End Times” and its influence in pop culture. Katie is also a regular on YKWD with Robert Kelly on the Riotcast Network and Tell Me Everything, with John Fugalsang on SirusXM.

In addition to her work as a comic, Katie has an extensive acting resume. She’s appeared in branded content for Comedy Central, and was a recurring cast member on Elite Daily’s Gen Y. She’s also frequently seen in sketches with Finebros and College Humor. Recently Katie filmed the short film, The Pitch, and Accidentally Delicious A Food Network pilot directed by Gabe Sachs. Katie also stars in the indie web series Outer Boroughs, coming to Brooklyn Public Access summer 2018.

In 2015, Katie wrote and produced an original comedic piece, The Comedienne Project, in FringeNY with Corinne Fisher (Guys We F*cked) directed by Ted Alexandro. The Comedienne Project received acclaim for its critical examination of the popular joke topics of sex, dating and relationships many comedians acts. Katie and Corinne now host a spin off of The Comedienne Project, monthly at the Standing Room, in NYC.

Katie has been featured at comedy festivals nationally including, The Laughing Skull Festival, Women in Comedy Festival, Woodstock Comedy Festival, Shedevil Festival (placed 2nd), Laughing Devil Festival (placed 3rd), The DC Underground Comedy Festival, The All Jane Comedy Festival, The Brooklyn Comedy Festival, The New York Comedy Festival, The Hoboken Comedy Festival, and the Red Clay Comedy Festival.