Cast

The Schuman Show was founded by the Greek-American performer Kelly Agathos and Dutch EU investigative journalist Lise Witteman.
When Kelly and Lise met during the Covid-pandemic in 2020, they quickly discovered their shared passion for communicating on EU topics in a funny and approachable way: and the idea for The Schuman Show was born.

Together with a team of experienced, enthusiastic and Eurobubble-savvy actors, comedy writers and journalists, they bring the people and politics of the EU to life.

Kelly Agathos

Director, Writer, Host

Kelly is a professional improviser, actor and voiceover artist, based in Brussels.

After nearly a decade in EU affairs, Kelly quit her job to pursue her passion. She runs ImproBubble, through which she offers improv training for the stage, the workplace and life.

Kelly spent lockdown brushing up on her freestyle rap, sketch and stand up and is thrilled whenever she can sprinkle some of these skills into The Schuman Show!

Lise Witteman

Field Piece Coordinator, Treasurer

Lise is an independent investigative EU affairs journalist.

Specialised in following the paper trails of lobbyists and politicians to unveil hidden interests, she writes for investigative platforms Follow The Money and De Groene Amsterdammer.

Paul Dallison

Sketch Editor, Writer, Performer

Paul Dallison is a Brussels-based editor at Politico Europe and writer of the satirical Declassified column.

He has been described as a "'vile monolithic left-wing corrupt lying swamp creature."

Louise Larnach Day

Head of Comms, Writer, Performer

Louise is a recovering lobbyist with a comedy problem. Louise has been working in political communication in Brussels for the past 8 years.

Trained at the Second City in Chicago, Louise has been performing in Brussels since 2016.

Craig Winneker

Writer, Performer

Craig Winneker has worked as a communications professional and journalist in Brussels and Washington for more than 30 years.

He is a longtime cast member and writer for the annual Brussels Press Revue, and plays guitar in the bands Stevie Nixon, Dynamo Schaerbeek, and The Basement Apes.

Tristan Barber

Writer, Performer

Tristan Barber is a Brussels-based standup comic, performance artist and improviser with a passion for the strange and unexpected. With a background in EU politics, his comedy covers a wide range of topics through a uniquely cynical yet playful and energetic tone – he is Canadian after all.

Tristan is the co-producer of the Love Letters to Satan cabaret and one half of the online Super Fun Comedy show.

Barry McKeon

Writer, Performer

Barry got into comedy when a well-intentioned friend coaxed him into a late-night open mic in Berlin in 2010. There, he co-founded the musical comedy group A Spoonful of Deutschland, bringing German history to life through the power of Disney, hosted and performed in Berlin’s burgeoning comedy scene.

Lobbyist by day, Barry has been performing on stages in Belgium, the Netherlands and Ireland since 2016, helping found the “Insecure & Dangereux” comedy nights.