The Comedy Resistance
Shannon Manning has been a consultant and producer for activist platform The Comedy Resistance.
Launched by comedy professionals with decades of experience and joined by grassroots experts and activists, using live events and digital content and tools to inspire comedy fans to organize in their online and local communities. Created a launch video and produced shows with: Maria Bamford, Mike Birbiglia, David Cross, Jo Firestone, Judah Friedlander, Janeane Garofalo, Janelle James, Hari Kondabolu, Bob Odenkirk, Sklar Brothers, Julio Torres, Sasheer Zamata, and more!
Good Orbit is a podcast network for many artists and producers who make their creative homes at the Bell House, Union Hall, and beyond! Shannon Manning is the majority owner with her partners at the venues (making it perhaps the only women-run podcast network!)
Comedy Booker/Talent Buyer at Union Hall
From 2014-2017, Shannon Manning was the talent buyer for Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn, which is the 150 standing/100 seated sister venue to the Bell House. While indie music continued to be highlighted, regular runs from Mike Birbiglia, Judd Apatow, 2 Dope Queens, and Chris Gethard, and rising talent like Joe Pera, Aparna Nanchera, Julio Torres, and Jo Firestone raised the comedy profile of the venue. The New York Times credited Shannon Manning with “savvy and adventurous programming.” She also did promotion, album and podcast recording, leading to Good Orbit.
Sparkle Reel from Shannon Manning on Vimeo.
Here are some older videos which show some producing, shooting, editing, and writing.
Includes clips from:
Chris Mills music video Escape from New York
The Community Organizers (drawings by Maria Schneider)
The Day’s Last Peace Bear (additional camera Crystal Bahmaie)
United We Stand Beer
Mingus Big Band
LifetimeTV “Gift Intervention”
Baron Vaughn promo for Shoot The Messenger
Manhattan Young Democrats promo
Ladyland (additional camera Philip Shane)
Lianne Smith music video Postcard to a Bird
Ready to Rock, FUSE pilot
And other videos:
Chris Mills Music Videos
Three videos shot and edited Shannon Manning for Chris Mills album “Heavy Years 2000-2010.” Title drawings by Emily Flake. Shot during 2005 Wall to Wall Sessions.
Escape From New York
A Farewell to Arms (on Village Voice)
You Are My Favorite Song
Mingus Big Band
Video production, promotion, management for the Mingus bands and production of the Mingus High School Competition at Manhattan School of Music and NEA American Masterpieces tour and NPR broadcast of Mingus Orchestra. Production for 2011 Grammy-winning album.
Beauty Love Truth
Beauty Love Truth! Wonderful guest musicians play a few of their songs, and after each song, the rotating cast of improvisers (from UCB, Second City, IO, Magnet Theater, the PIT, everywhere!) create scenes inspired by the mood, images, themes, or words from the song. Nothing is planned; sweet, tragic, or ridiculous relationships unfold, worlds are created or destroyed, souls enlightened or crushed, and magic truths underscored with laughter.
The Community Organizers (to promote http://newyorkequality.com campaign). Drawings by Maria Schneider
The Community Organizers (Episode 1: Marriage Equality) from Shannon Manning on Vimeo.
Manhattan Young Dems
Video production for Manhattan Young Democrats (MYD) recruitment.
Promotional video for nonprofit political group MYD.
Shannon Manning shot and edited.
Greg Peterson provided the music.