CHRIS "SHOCKWAVE" SULLIVAN
Chris moved to New York City in 2001 and began studying improvisational comedy with The People's Improv Theater, The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater and instructors of Chicago's Annoyance Theater. He performed at variety shows, open mics and as a "drummer" for dozens of downtown solo musicians, and continued his vocal time-keeping and suggestion based performances of sound and movement. In 2003, he was introduced to hip-hop comedy group Freestyle Love Supreme where he was welcomed as a fellow cast/band member, and formally began his career as a professional comedic beatboxer.
At about the same time as joining Freestyle Love Supreme, Sullivan performed with Doug E. Fresh, Rahzel, Biz Markie and countless other human beatboxers from around the country at venues such as The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Madison Square Garden, and the MTA subway system in the bi-monthly Hip-Hop Subway Series with Beatboxer Entertainment. At the same time, Freestyle Love Supreme gave way to The Aspen Comedy Festival, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the 10th Anniversary for Paramount Comedy in London. These festivals allowed him to share the stage with such comedy greats as Catherine O'Hara and Jeff Garlin.
You can catch “Shock” on “The Electric Company” teaching children to read afternoons on PBS.
(Poetry & Spoken-Word)
(Henna, Visual Artist)
Maggie Allen is a New York based painter and graphic illustrator. She holds a BA in Art from Pace University where her work is currently being displayed in the Dean's Office. She's done graphic and logo designs for organizations such as Studious & Strong and JuiceWell Fresh Pressed Remedies. Her digital illustrations have also been featured in the webseries In the Sheets with Shannon, The PHATS, and the Off-Broadway performances of Subverted and Who Gets the Fish?. Maggie currently works as a freelance artist and teaches part time at an Art studio in Hoboken. maggieallenartist.com
KENNEDY YANKO (Visual Artist)
CHRISTOPH HUBER (Saxophone)
Christoph Huber was born in Aarau, Switzerland. Growing up in a musical family, he started playing various instruments at an early age. At 9 years old he picked up the tenor saxophone, which would soon become his principal instrument. The following few years he started appearing on the local scene in various kinds of bands and projects.
In 2004, Christoph started studying with former Berklee faculty member and musical director of Jazzaar Festival Fritz Renold. 2005 marked his first appearance at Jazzaar Festival, which he's been part of every year since. At Jazzaar he's shared the stage with renowned musicians such as Benny Golson, Buster Williams, Victor Lewis, Adam Nussbaum, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lew Soloff, Barry Lee Hall Jr, Adam Rogers, Donny McCaslin, Tierney Sutton, Helen Sung, Mark Gross, the Whithney Houston Rhythm Section, Geoff Keezer Tommy Smith, Tia Fuller and many more.
In 2008, Christoph won a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston USA. Since the start of his studies in 2009 he has won 5 additional scholarship prices. He has studied with Ed Tomassi, George Garzone, Greg Osby and Jerry Bergonzi among others.
Christoph has toured internationally and given clinics at various institutions. He now lives in NYC pursuing a career as a performing artist. christophhuber.com