If 'Seinfeld' is the show about nothing, MOONIE is the sitcom about the little somethings, poking fun at the microaggressions and annoyances of everyday life for a group of early 30-something Black queer friends. Prank-loving butch comedian, Moonie, is at the center of this immature crew that never shies away from escalating the absurd to the outrageous.
Meet the Cast
Moonie (she/her) is a Haitian-American lawyer turned stand-up comedian and screenwriter. She was a finalist in the 2022 National Comedy Competition hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson and opened for comedy legend D.L. Hughley multiple times. She also co-wrote the screenplay, Butch Baby Mama, which Stage 32 named a finalist in their 2022 Comedy Feature Screenwriting Contest.
Glo Butler (she/her) plays the character of Lesley, Moonie's prankster-loving best friend. Glo is a Brooklyn-based comedian/Reiki practitioner who has performed all over the country. She most recently was featured in the New York Comedy Fest and the Black Women In Comedy Laff Fest. Time Out Mag selected her as one of the top “LGBTQ POC Comedians You Should Know.”
Stephanie Alexandria (she/her) plays the role of Kym, Moonie's vivacious and outspoken roomie. As a native New Yorker, Stephanie has always loved the stage and found her way to it later in life. Now, she has a variety of credits in musical theatre and works as an award-winning journalist on your favorite cable news channel.
Christopher Rand (he/him) plays the role of Tyson, Moonie's fun-loving, instigating brother. Christopher is a queer performer, actor, songwriter, music producer, and DJ. While he has performed his work in front of several live audiences, he is elated to be making his on-camera debut in MOONIE. Christopher currently lives in Brooklyn, NY with his roommate and a shitzu named, Chico.
Director & Co-Creator
Jess Desvarieux (she/her) is the co-creator, head writer, and director of the comedy web series MOONIE. From working as an international reporter for TIME Magazine to launching her own law practice, nothing compares to the thrill of seeing characters come to life. During the pandemic, she birthed two babies, her daughter, Vivian, and the screenplay, Butch Baby Mama, which she co-wrote with her sister, Moonie. Known as the LinkedIn of the entertainment industry, Stage 32 named Butch Baby Mama a finalist in their 2022 Comedy Feature Screenwriting Contest.