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Broad Humor Stand-up Soiree
Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
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LAURIE KILMARTIN BIO:
Laurie Kilmartin was a Top Ten finalist in season 7 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. She has been seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Comedy Central and Showtime, plus appeared as a talking head on The Rachel Maddow Show, Fox 'n Friends, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, VH1's Best Week Ever and Oprah. She has written for The Bonnie Hunt Show, CBS's "The Late Late Show w/Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central's "Too Late w/Adam Carolla" and "Tough Crowd w/Colin Quinn," and performed at the Montreal, Aspen and Edinburgh Comedy Festivals.
Her CD, Five Minutes to Myself, was named one of the top ten comedy CDs of 2009. She is currently a writer on the greatest show on earth CONAN, at TBS.
ERIN FOLEY BIO:
In New York and Los Angeles, Erin can be regularly seen at Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's on Broadway, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and Stand Up New York. She has performed at the Just for Laughs/TBS Comedy Festival in Chicago and the Marshall’s Women in Comedy Festival. Foley has had the honor of being selected to perform at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival three times. Not only has Erin had a successful career in comedy, but she also succeeds on the small screen with several national television commercial campaigns.
At the present time, Erin is filming a comedy pilot for E! Entertainment. She recently shot her own half hour comedy special for Comedy Central and has taped Chelsea Lately and The Kilborn File on FOX. Simultaneously, Erin has enjoyed success in the field of acting. She can be seen in the short films “Cried Suicide” and “Squeezplay”, as well as a pilot for MTV called, “This is Ray.”
Lisa has appeared on CBS's "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" & LOGO. She starred in her own half hour Special, "Comedy Central Presents Lisa Landry". And a nationwide vote catapulted her special to third place out of 100 top comedians in Comedy Central's annual "Standup Showdown." She's the first woman to ever place in the top three. Landry's CD, Put Your Keys in the Key Bowl, was selected by iTunes as one of the "Top 10 Best Comedy CDs" of 2008. She was chosen by TBS for their "We Know Funny" series of stand-up style commercials. She's also appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and co-starred on NBC's "Law and Order: SVU".
The Louisiana native was featured on "Brett Butler's Southern Belles of Comedy" DVD. She did commentary for E!'s "Forbes Top 100 Celebrities" and CMT's "20 Greatest Redneck Moments", where Landry was chosen as a "Top Pick" by TV Guide. Her guest appearances include Fox's "Morning Show with Mike and Juliet", the "Bob and Tom Show", Fox's "Redeye" and the "Hollyweird" segment on MSNBC's "Scarborough Country". For four years, Landry was a comedy writer for US Weekly Magazine.
Punchline Magazine describes Landry best: "She's an incredibly skilled comedian, a controlling presence onstage and a master of pacing and delivery." Trust us, you don't want to miss seeing Lisa Landry!
JESSI CAMPBELL BIO:
Jessi Campbell is an exciting young comedian who has performed her unique brand of story telling and sharp observations at over a hundred colleges and clubs across the country. Jessi was seen as a finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic.
Jessi’s debut comedy CD “Winner Winner” was released in the summer of 2010 and was featured on itunes and was also the featured release on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Since 2008, Jessi has performed at Gilda’s LaughFest, The Boston Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival, San Francisco SketchFest, and was the People’s Choice winner at the 2009 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.
APARNA NANCHERLA BIO:
Aparna Nancherla has an intimidating name, but don’t be scared! She's a joke entrepreneur who pedals in both writing and performance (street names: scribble-scrabble and jibber-jabber).
Her comedic voyage took off in Washington D.C. (it’s all about the Washingtons), but she now makes her way in Los Angeles, city of dream journals. Her credits include NBC Stand Up for Diversity Finalist, Last Comic Standing 6, the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival, NPR, Reader’s Digest, The Washington Post Magazine, Slate V, and the WTF Podcast with Marc Maron.
Aparna will share with you the thought party inside her brain in exchange for one thing and one thing only! Your first-born inner child.
VICTORIA CORDOVA BIO:
Victoria Cordova got her start in stand up comedy from Robin Williams, who got her very first stand up show at the Comedy Store. Victoria performs all over LA at the Comedy Store, The Icehouse Comedy Club, Ha Ha Comedy Club, Laugh Factory, 3 Clubs, The Improv, Club 705. Victoria has her own production company Red Flag Productions. Victoria has written, directed, and produced five films that have screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Victoria has sold six films for worldwide distribution on multi-media platforms of Film/TV/Digital/ and in negotiations for mobile. Victoria has worked on projects for CBS, FOX, NBC, Disney, Ashton Kutcher's Company Katalyst Films. Victoria did a writing mentorship on the TV show Everybody Loves Raymond and David E. Kelley Productions while she received her Masters in Film/Television from Loyola Marymount University. Victoria's film Red Flag tied for the Audience Award for Best Comedy and her romantic comedy feature script Red Flag was a finalist winner at the Broad Humor Film Festival. Her latest comedy film Convictedfelons.com is screening this year at the Broad Humor Film Festival. Check out some of her comedy films on Will Ferrell's website www.funnyordie.com/cordova and join her blog www.redflagdates.blogspot.com.
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Collective Energy Productions is the love child of co-founders, Jenn Stokes and Annie O'Rourke. The tag-team duo have traveled many-a-mile together swooning audiences coast to coast.
Jenn Stokes, Chief Over-Analyzer and Strategist, has a combined 12 years experience of live event production in the world of TV / Film / Comedy. Originally from the east coast, she has lived between Los Angeles and San Francisco for the past seven years. iWeekly once quoted her saying, "I feel an overwhelming sense of attraction to men in rollerskates and boomboxes" (...her thoughts on west coast living...). Jenn possesses an uncanny dedication to consulting, planning, executing and delivering on client expectations. Jenn has produced live events ranging from televised productions and festivals - to tours, showcases and competitions - to red carpet, exclusive and VIP events.
Annie O’Rourke, Creative Geniusienne, is a Los Angeles-based comedy writer, producer, and TV/Film freelancer. Recently relocated from San Francisco, she was formerly the Director of Comedy Productions at Rooftop Comedy, and wrote and directed with SF’s award-winning sketch troupe Killing My Lobster. A former advertising copywriter in NYC, Annie also does freelance copywriting, just finished her first spec script, and is working on her first screenplay starring your mom.
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