Postmen (sketch comedy)
Postmen: An Hour of Sketch Comedy

Postmen: An Hour of Sketch Comedy

Carmen Christopher (Comedy Central Comics to Watch), Matt Barats (Just For Laughs New Faces, HBOs High Maintenance) and Anthony Oberbeck (IFCs Comedy Cribs) present an hour of fearlessly ridiculous, ridiculously fearless sketch comedy.

The three members of Postmen met in Chicago where they performed improv and sketch with Second City, iO, and the Annoyance Theatre, and helped found the critically-acclaimed Kill All Comedy collective (Chicago Magazine's "Best New Sketch Group"). In 2014 they moved to Brooklyn where they helped establish the New York branch of the Annoyance Theatre, including the two-year running weekly show "The Holy F@ck Comedy Hour".

Though the Annoyance has closed, the three continue to perform at UCB, the Peoples Improv Theater, Good Good Comedy in Philadelphia, and anywhere with a stage in Brooklyn. Individually they've developed pilots and web videos for Comedy Central, IFC, and Super Deluxe, contributed writing to the Onion and the Chris Gethard Show, and appeared in shows such as Search Party, High Maintenance, and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Pull quotes about The Annoyance/Holy Fuck:

"When the Upright Citizens Brigade arrived in New York, it was extremely punk rock. Now it’s the establishment: a comedy brand of quality and consistency, to which ambitious performers turn for training and the chance to get noticed. But if you miss that old “What the hell is happening?” chaotic energy from back in the day, it’s unfolding in a barely marked basement under the Williamsburg Bridge. The Annoyance is the new(ish) sister club of its long-running namesake in Chicago. Holy Fuck is its signature show, a curated hour of eclectic, bizarro material written in a week with no rehearsals. If this is your thing, it’s going to be…like…your thing. We hope that makes sense." 

- Village Voice

"It's strength is a barreling, visceral performance style that crowds the small stage with violence, activity, and sound...Carmen Christopher pairs his deadeye glare with a similar Tasmanian devil abandon..." - New York Times

"The insane sketch and improv show, the Holy Fuck Comedy Hour, is experimental comedy at it's best" - Time Out New York