MICHAEL AUSTIN, founder, producer, emcee
"Pop Culture Warrior"of SecretFormula, Michael has been connecting people with their pop culture roots ever since he started hosting music video Sing-Alongs in his apartment and once the neighbors started complaining he started producing events at venues all over NYC. Soon he was bringing his adult fantasies of watching cartoons and eating cereal with other "grown-ups" at Spoons, Toons and Booze and creating unique experiences for lovers of specific pop culture to come together off-line and in person to celebrate their nerdery together.
NELL CASEY, producer, emcee
Few things bring Nell greater joy than joining in a group of people belting the chorus to some NSYNC song, which is good because that's what she's lucky enough to facilitate at many a SecretFormula Sing-Along. When she's not gushing about a divine love for He-Man on the microphone she enjoys playing trivia and earnestly trying to indoctrinate friends into her cheese cult. Nell is the former Food Editor at Gothamist.
ROB JACKSON, emcee
By day Rob enjoys slurping ramen and digging into data. But by night Rob finds fellow adult size children to jam with and awkwardly struggle through a song bridge with. Rob cites his grandma for introducing him to music and the suburbs for expanding what that word means to him. While he’s most at home during a high energy Destiny’s Child track he knows nothing cures a hangover like a good old fashion Spoons, Toons and Booze session.
JOE ALBANO, emcee
Joe knows way too much about "Saved by the Bell" and is still figuring out how to turn all of that knowledge into something "useful". In the meantime, you can see Joe performing improv every Sunday with Student Driver at the People's Improv Theater, as well as stand-up in clubs, bars, and basements all over New York City. Joe has also started learning how to cook with a sous vide. Ask him about it.