When Dan Lippert, Jon Mackey, Ryan Rosenberg, and Drew Tarver met, they made each other laugh a lot. So they decided to work together as Big Grande and try to make other people laugh, too. Big Grande has performed all over LA, most recently doing “Big Grande’s Little Sketch Show” to sold out audiences at the UCB theatre. Individually, members of Big Grande have appeared inAnimal Practice, Workaholics, Newsreaders, FunnyorDie exclusive content, and College Humor. Their spec pilot, I Think We Got It was a finalist in the NYTVF Comedy Central short pilot competition, and they have been sitting on a sketch they shot which prominently but tastefully features a character in blackface.
Ham Pants Productions is the brainchild of Andy Wenger (Writer, Director) and Damien Chacona (Writer, Producer, Designer), two non-native San Franciscans who wanted to create theater in their image: irreverent, irrelevant, and inane. Since 2008, Ham Pants Productions has put up three full-length offerings (The Safe Way, Random Idiot Factor, andThe Wrong Dick) skewering tropes in apocalyptic horror, dystopian science fiction, and noir, respectively. Ham Pants Productions Presents, a sketch comedy and variety revue, is currently playing the illustrious Stage Werx Theatre at 446 Valencia Street in San Francisco on the third Tuesday of the month at 8:00 pm! Learn more at hampantsproductions.com or “Like” us on Facebook.
Last Call Cleveland is a nationally touring, award-winning sketch comedy troupe with over 35 million views online. This “pricelessly savage” (Chicago Tribune) quartet has sold out shows all over the country and made a name for themselves as festival favorites – which includes bringing the coveted top prize at the Toronto Sketchfest back to America where it belongs. With a stage show that consists of live and taped sketches, songs and audience interaction, the group sold out 12 straight shows at Playhouse Square in Cleveland and were recently invited to perform at the Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles.
Unconventional sorority girl Kelly Collette has come a long way from her days as the only beauty contestant to pay her pageant fees with her dad’s drug money. Having found her voice, a few octaves lower than her original one, she now regularly performs standup comedy around the US. Her upbeat, engaging style is always a crowd pleaser as she covers topics from pop culture to her own life with irony and a keen sense for the absurd.
In 2012 Kelly was a finalist for CMT’s Next Big Comic. She is also a two time finalist in The Funniest Person in Cincinnati contest. Kelly is involved in the sketch/improv group The Underbelly, which was named Best Comedy Show in Cincinnati for 2009.She has performed at the Brew Haha Comedy Festival, The Cleveland Comedy Festival and the Mid Point Music Festival.
Friday, January 25th, 8pm, The Dark Room