maria bamford

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Saturday at The Knitting Factory, 8:30pm

Maria Bamford starred in and executive produced the semi-autobiographical Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite, created by Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development) and Pam Brady (South Park). Maria is also the creator and star of Maria Bamford: the special special special and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show.

maria was the first female comic to have two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series The Comedians of Comedy and Netflix’s Comedians of Comedy: The Movie. She has voiced characters on countless animation series including Big Mouth, Talking Tom and Friends, BoJack Horseman, Adventure Time, Bob’s Burgers, Legend of Korra, Puss in Boots, CatDog and PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl. Maria played DeBrie Bardeaux on the Netflix reboot of Arrested Development and also recurred on the ABC hit series Fresh off the Boat. She is the 2014 winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic. Maria’s late night appearances include CONAN, The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Late Night with Seth Meyers.

Maria Bamford

rhea butcher

Catch Rhea

Friday at the Knitting Factory, 8:30pm

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Their blue collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as they have performed standup and appeared on shows such as HBO's 2 DOPE QUEENS, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight and Conan. Rhea’s first television series, “Take My Wife” premiered as a critical hit and was reviewed by Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vulture, IndieWire and countless other outlets. Rhea was a recurring performer on the TruTv series “Adam Ruins Everything,” and continues to tour the country. Their debut standup album, “Butcher” debuted at number one on iTunes, and they were also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics To Watch 2017 at the Just For Laughs festival.

Rhea Butcher

Solomon Georgio

Catch Solomon

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Solomon Georgio began as a stand up on the Seattle comedy scene and quickly developed his own brand of irreverence. He flawlessly intertwines biting social commentary with stories of his life as an openly gay African immigrant. Solomon was a finalist on NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity showcase and has been a regular performer at several festivals, including Seattle’s Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival.

Solomon made his television debut as a featured comedian on CONAN and has since returned to perform on the show again in 2017. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s THIS IS NOT HAPPENING, Viceland’s FLOPHOUSE, and Comedy Central’s THE MELTDOWN. In 2017, Comedy Central released Solomon’s first televised special for COMEDY CENTRAL STAND-UP PRESENTS…, and Solomon also recorded his first album with Comedy Central at Mississippi Studios in Portland.

As a writer, Solomon has contributed to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and just wrapped up his first season as a staff writer on TruTv’s ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING. As an actor, he will soon be appearing in the upcoming IFC series BALL OR NOTHING, the Comedy Central web series WHITE FLIGHT, and TruTV’s ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING..

Solomon Georgio

Caitlin Gill

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Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15pm

People are talking about Caitlin Gill.  Most of what they’re saying has to do with how funny she is.  

Caitlin's stand up has been featured on the Viceland show Flophouse. She has performed at the Oddball Comedy Tour, the Outside Lands Festival, SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and in some of the best comedy clubs in the nation. Her writing has been feature in Bobcat Goldthwait's Misfits & Monsters coming to TruTv, Hidden America with Jonah Ray, the series Take My Wife and in The New York Times. She was named one of TimeOut LA's 2018 Comics to Watch, and was voted Best Comedian in the East Bay Express “Best Of” Edition in 2013.  You can hear her on podcasts like 2 Dope Queens, The Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction and NPR's Snap Judgement.

Caitlin Gill

Sam Tallent

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Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8pm

Known for whip-quick wit and rollicking improvisations, Sam Tallent is one of the sharpest, most original rising talents in comedy today. He has been called “the absurd voice of a surreal generation” by the Denver Post, and, when not maintaining a “Black Flag esque tour schedule” (Savage Henry Magazine), Sam has worked alongside many of the biggest names in comedy, including Dave Chappelle, Doug Stanhope, Dana Carvey, Russel Peters, Hannibal Buress and Ron White. Sam has performed at the Oddball Comedy Festival, High Plains Comedy Festival and the NY Film and Television Festival and he hosted the weekly film series Film on the Rocks at the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, corralling 9000 people every Tuesday for two years. He recently won his battle on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and was seen on VICELAND’s Flophouse as well as the Chris Gethard Show. His writing has been published on VICE.com. He lives in Denver with his wife and his dog.

Sam Tallent

jenny yang

Catch Jenny

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15pm

Jenny Yang is a standup comedian, and was a staff writer and performer for the premiere season of the late-night talk show Busy Tonight on E!. She has created digital videos totalling over 30 million views at JennyYang.TV and with Buzzfeed, Comedy Central, Fusion, Funny or Die and Cracked.com. Jenny’s viral social media commentary has been covered by media outlets including The New York Times, VarietyNBC News, LA Times, Perez Hilton, National Public Radio, BBC News, Vice News, Mic.com, Complex magazine, Refinery29, Buzzfeed News and Upworthy.

Jenny performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles and tours colleges and universities throughout the United States. She has appeared on popular podcasts such as Lady to Lady, Lovett or Leave It, Put Your Hands TogetherYo! Is this racist?, and Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai. Jenny is the director of the Disoriented Comedy tour and The Comedy Comedy Festival: A Comedy Festival.

Jenny Yang

maggie maye

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Friday at The Knitting Factory, 8:30 pm

Saturday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Maggie Maye loves candy almost as much as she also loves performing comedy. She made her late night debut on Conan and was featured on Last Call with Carson Daly and AXS TV presents: Gotham Comedy Live. She has also been a featured panelist for Rooster Teeth “What Do You Know?” and has written for the New Yorker. Maggie has performed stand up in festivals such as Just for Laughs, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest (as one of the Sketchfest Dozen), FunFunFun Fest, Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, SXSW, and the All Jane Comedy Festival. She’s opened for Hannibal Burress, Paul Rodriguez, Gladys Knight, and Earth, Wind and Fire. She’s had her name in comedy articles in the Huffington Post, Variety, LaughSpin, the New York Times, Splitsider, who named her among the 2015 top up-and-coming comics and an “On the Verge” comedian, the Austin American Statesman, who named her as one of 2015’s People to Watch, and the Austin Chronicle, who named her 2016’s Best of Austin Stand up Comic. She performed improv comedy with her troupe Damn, Gina! and in various sketch and improv shows around Austin before moving to Los Angeles. 

Her comedy is described in the same way she is: sassy, charming, and smart. Also, a 6-year-old once told her she was the funniest person ever. And kids rarely lie.

Maggie Maye

michelle biloon

Catch Michelle

Friday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Saturday at The Knitting Factory, 8:30 pm

Michelle Biloon is a standup comic straight outta Philly by way of Los Angeles by way of Austin. You may have heard her on the popular podcasts Comedy Bang Bang, 2 Dope Queens, Doug Loves Movies, or Never Not Funny. She's also appeared on Chelsea Lately, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed, Comedy.tv, and Premium Blend. She's also traveled as the opening act for Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt, and many others. 

Michelle Biloon

steph tolev

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Friday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Steph Tolev is a comedian from Toronto, now living in LA. She was recently named one of Comedy Central’s 2018 “Up Next” comics to watch. She can be seen in her Comedy Central digital series Deb & Steph, which she both wrote and starred in. She can also be seen in Season 2 of Comedy Central’s Corporate. She has been well-received at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest, Just for Laughs Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, San Fran Sketch Fest, Big Sky Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver Sketch Fests, as well as North By North East. 

Steph Tolev

kermet apio

Catch Kermet

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Kermet Apio was born and raised in Hawaii and has lived in Seattle since attending the University of Washington in 1985. He has performed in 47 states, 7 Canadian provinces, as well as Hong Kong, Israel, New Zealand, and Pakistan. He has appeared on television shows such as "Star Search", "Evening at the Improv" and "Comedy Showcase with Louie Anderson." He has also been heard on national radio shows like the "Bob and Tom Show" and "Rewind" on NPR, and can be heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio. He is a past winner of both the Seattle Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival, a national competition held in Johnny Carson’s home town of Norfolk, Nebraska. He has showcased at comedy festivals in Aspen, Vancouver, Grand Rapids and Las Vegas.   

Kermet Apio

valerie tosi

Catch Valerie

Friday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Valerie Tosi is a comedian, actor, writer, and voiceover artist. Tosi featured for Dana Gould on tour and performed stand up at several comedy festivals including Limestone, Laughing Skull, Out of Bounds, Laugh Your Asheville Off. She also hosts Mermaid Comedy Hour, a monthly show at The Hollywood Improv. An alumni of both The Second City & iO West, her improv background led to several Buzzfeed videos garnering millions of views including a video with Kevin Hart & Ice Cube. Tosi is the voice of the Google Home Mini campaign. Recent credits include IFC’s STAN AGAINST EVIL, Netflix’s THE JOEL McHALE SHOW WITH JOEL McHALE, and the lead in the feature film THE SEX ADDICT.   

Valerie Tosi

clark jones

Catch Clark

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Clark Jones is the type of comedian whose experiences range from being a Cubs fan to be attending a historically Black college in Atlanta. He has been named a Top comic to watch by BET as well as an invited guest at New York's prestigious Friars' Club. While in New York he has hosted the lauded Comedy at the Knitting Factory, been named one of Brooklyn's funniest people, and performed in sketches for Comedy Central and Amanda Seales' popular Get Your Life web show, and has been seen on HBO's "Crashing" and "Night Train with Wyatt Cenac" on Starz.

His debut album "First of All" is streaming on all networks and is in development with a major network for his digital series "Six Minute Show"

Clark Jones

sean white

Catch Sean

Friday at Liquid Laughs, midnight

Sean White: As seen on Comedy Central, called “amazing” by The Laugh Button, “bleakly hilarious” by The AV Club. “highly original” by Penthouse Magazine, a “Gem” by RE:Com Chicago Comedy magazine, “Nothing short of impressive” by Ground Control Magazine, “Killing it” by the Chicago Tribune, “hilarious” by Westword, “Fearless” by ComedyofChicago.com, “starkly original” and “impressive and refreshing” by Creative Loafing, Sean White was just listed as one of the top 16 comics in Chicago by Chicago Magazine “with jokes that look misery straight in the eye” and has been performing over 14 years in clubs across 3 countries.

His brutally honest style has landed him in the Hong Kong International Comedy competition, Bridgetown Comedy Fest, RIOT LA Comedy Fest, 10,000 Laughs Fest, LaughFest, Boston Comedy Fest, Laughing Skull Fest, Chicago Comedy Expo, and the Crom Comedy Fest. His debut album, Dead and Gone was called, “an essential rumination about loss” by the Chicago Tribune with “a point of view unique among comics” and listed as the “best comedy album” by UNScene Comedy, “Best Comedy Track of 2015” by AXS, and was listed in The AV Club’s “Best of 2015 so far”.

He has two albums on A Special Thing Records, Angry & Alone and Dead and Gone. Dead and Gone was listed as AV Club / The Onion's only comedy album on their best albums of 2015 list

Sean White

Aminah Imani

Catch Aminah

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 10:30 pm

Aminah Imani is a stand-up comedian, host, and actor who can be seen nightly at reputable comedy clubs and venues in New York city.

Aminah’s notable performance at her alma mater, Howard University's Homecoming Comedy Show paved the way for career highlights including; 2018 Carolines on Broadway March Madness Comedy competition, the DC Comedy Festival, Skankfest Comedy Festival, online content with Buzzfeed and television appearance on Viceland.

Aminah currently produces the Wine Before Nine podcast and hosts a weekly comedy show in New York, Comedy at the Knitting Factory.

Aminah Imani

Comedians cinema club

Catch Comedians Cinema Club

Friday night at the Olympic Venue, 10:30pm

A cast of comedians improvise their way through a film they may only have half-remembered, or never seen at. And record a film podcast.

Being a fan of movies, and having main roles in upcoming feature lengths for the big screen, AmStarDam, Moonwalkers, and Valerian & The City Of A Thousand Planets, it only seemed natural to Eric Lampaert “uniquely talented stand up and expert improviser” to combine his love of films and comedy into one, bringing you Comedians Cinema Club. But he was only able to do it with co-creater comedian, Matthew Highton, who is a walking IMDB.

Comedians Cinema Club

Geneva Rust-Orta

Catch Geneva

Friday at The Knitting Factory, 8:30 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 10:30 pm

Geneva started performing comedy while at university overseas in the UK. She was named Second Funniest Jew of 2015 at the Jewish Comedian of the Year competition in London. She's performed at the Camden, Edinburgh, and Great Yorkshire Fringe Festivals. Since moving back home to the SF Bay Area, she's been in the Santa Cruz Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and is a regular host at Rooster T Feathers.

Geneva Rust-Orta

Jim Tews

Catch Jim

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 10:30 pm

Comedian and writer Jim Tews is the creator of the New York Times Bestseller Felines of New York. He made his stand-up television debut on Last Comic Standing. He’s been seen on FX, NBC, SeeSo, and TBS. Previously he was one of 2011’s New Faces at Just For Laughs Montreal and has performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, as well as SF Sketchfest. His recent comedy album I Was In Band debuted at #3 on the iTunes comedy charts. He performs regularly in New York at the Comedy Cellar, UCB, and any basements or backrooms that will allow it.

Jim also created, co-wrote, and starred in The Undone Sweaters web series about a sociophobic Weezer cover band, which was featured on Funny or Die and Nerdist.com. Before that, Jim created the HBO Labs’ web series The Opener and directed a feature length documentary about Cleveland’s independent comedy scene called Make Fun.

He has yet to completely accept his parents’ divorce.

Jim Tews

Chad Opitz

Catch Chad

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 10:30 pm

Chad Opitz is an oft booked staple in the San Francisco comedy scene and has been a featured guest on Doug Loves Movies and the Benson Interruption as well as SF Sketchfest. His varied style, combining one-liners, short stories, act-outs and sometimes even song, sets him apart and makes him a great addition to any lineup.

Chad Opitz

Andrew Orolfo

Catch Andrew

Friday at Liquid Laughs, midnight

Sunday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Andrew Orolfo has been named one of the country’s "top knot" comedians by... don't even ask, just go with it. An established staple in San Francisco comedy, he has been featured in SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and headlines colleges across the country through NACA.

Andrew Orolfo

Aaron Urist

Catch Aaron

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 10:30 pm

Aaron Urist is an American stand up comedian, comedy writer, and all around nice jewish boy. He sure is pleased to meet you! And may he say you look very nice today. Based out of Denver, Colorado, he’s gained a reputation nationally for being undeniably hilarious, devastatingly handsome, and also sort of smart sometimes. At his home club, Denver’s internationally renowned Comedy Works, he was the fastest ever comic to make the paid professional roster.

In 2016 he made his Television standup debut on VICELAND’s Flophouse. He’s the co-creator and co-host of the landmark Denver show Power Move: Comedy in Action, a standup show that donates its proceeds to a rotating cast of important causes and organizations. He is a regular featured performer on Denver’s High Plains Comedy Festival, and has been featured on numerous other festivals. He is a frequent feature on the road for comedy standouts such as Todd Barry, Josh Blue, and the Sklar Brothers He has opened for many of the finest comics working anywhere, like Dave Chappelle, Anthony Jeselnik, Janeane Garofolo, Dave Attell, and countless others. He can be found performing his ‘art’ at comedy clubs, theaters, independent venues, and pizza parlors across the USA.

Aaron Urist

Kate Sisk

Catch Kate

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs 10:15 pm

Kate Sisk is an NYC-based comedian and writer originally from Massachusetts. Kate is a dynamic up-and-comer known for mischievously funny material tackling sexuality, gender identity, and, among other things, the woes of a retired athlete. In addition to performing stand up all over the Northeast, Kate is also a contributing writer for the Onion, and a house team improviser at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater NY.

Kate Sisk

Brian Bahe

Catch Brian

Friday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Brian Bahe is a Native American (Tohono O’odham, Hopi, Navajo), gay (versatile) stand-up comedian and writer originally from Phoenix, Arizona, now based in New York City. His jokes touch on his cultural experiences growing up in Arizona and his present day navigation of New York City while being neither rich nor hot, all of which is told from an unheard perspective in comedy.

He produces the wildly popular monthly standup showcase called Butt Dream at The Rack Shack, which is New York's only comedy show in a lingerie store. He’s performed at clubs and theaters across the country such as Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NYC, Punch Line Philly, Punch Line SF, Good Good Comedy Theater (Philadelphia, PA), and many others. He’s performed in festivals across the country including SF Sketchfest, Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival, and the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival to name a few.

Brian Bahe

Sophie Hughes

Catch Sophie

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Sunday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

"Sophie Hughes is trans, it's adorable, let's talk about it why not? Her mix of personal anecdotes, absurd observations, and good old fashioned punchlines defies even the grouchiest of grumps not to laugh, allowing her to connect with audiences both young and old.

Sophie Hughes

Rachel Fogletto

Catch Rachel

Friday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Rachel Fogletto is Philadelphia stand-up comedian, self-described charming oversharer and middle-shelf wine enthusiast. Rachel is a regular performer at Helium Comedy Club and Punch Line Philly, and is the co-mastermind behind The Leak Podcast. Rachel co-produced the Bechdel Test Fest in Philadelphia 2016-2018, and has performed in many festivals including The Women in Comedy Festival and SheDot Comedy Festival in Toronto

Rachel Fogletto

Steve Vanderploeg

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Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Steve Vanderploeg is a Comedian, Writer and Improviser from Denver, Colorado where he produces the popular showcases Comedy Night at Chain Reaction Brewing, and Rotating Tap.

Steve has performed on over a dozen comedy festival’s all over the country including High Plains Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, 208 Comedy Festival and Rogue Island Comedy Festival. He consistently works with people much more famous than him, and usually, they like him.

Steve Vanderploeg

Shanna Christmas

Catch Shanna

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Friday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Shanna Christmas is a comedian and Las Vegas native who was born on Christmas Day. She has performed across North America, including Montreal and Edmonton in Canada.

You can see her backside on episode 5 of Amazon’s “Inside Jokes” cause she crashed JFL. Her festival appearances include the World Series of Comedy, Ventura Comedy Festival, Burbank Comedy Festival, Black Girl Giggles, Black Women In Comedy Festival (NY) and the Devil Cup Festival, where she took home the trophy in 2018.

Her style of comedy keeps audiences on edge due to her sweet and approachable looks, yet sharp, direct and salty humor. She’s adorable, but always bothered. She was once told by an audience member “You’re clever.”

Shanna Christmas

Sara DeForest

Catch Sara

Friday at Liquid Laughs, midnight

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Sara DeForest is a standup comic based in San Francisco. Her humor covers topics like how Febreze is problematic, the benefits of dating sensitive boys, and Reno’s out of touch tourism campaigns. While her comedy has been described as “intellectual,” she laughs hardest at fart jokes. Sara has performed at SXSW, SF Sketchfest, and the 43rd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition. She appears at clubs around the Bay Area, including Punch Line, The Marsh, Comedy Oakland, Pianofight and (most often) seedy dive bars. Sara also writes and performs for the sketch groups Basement Party and EndGames.

Sara DeForest

Mateen Stewart

Catch Mateen

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Mateen Stewart is already a highly-regarded comic in the Los Angeles comedy scene and now he’s ready to take his message to the masses. Originally from Detroit, he attended Florida A&M University where he majored in Theatre. Mateen has appeared in several on-screen roles with the likes of Ben Stiller, Ken Marino and Ron Hubel. He has been featured in a National McDonalds commercial and has also appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Last Week Tonight and HGTV. You can see him in the upcoming season of Comedy Dynamic's "Coming to the Stage" 

Mateen Stewart

papp johnson

Catch Papp

Friday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Oakland native Papp Johnson offers audiences thoughtful stupidity that will make you feel bad for laughing at his observations that are politically incorrect but right on the money. His deep voice and monotone delivery sucks in the crowd and leaves them hanging onto every word.

Papp Johnson

Kirsten Kuppenbender

Catch Kirsten

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Friday at Liquid Laughs, midnight

Kirsten Kuppenbender's comedy has been described as "observational, with bouts of off-the-cuff brilliance". As a host, she has been deemed quirky, bubbly and "completely out of control" by guests and performers alike. You may have seen her in Bridgetown Comedy Festival, All Jane Festival, or in the Women in Comedy Festival Boston (2019)

Kirsten Kuppenbender

Michael Moses

Catch Michael

Friday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 10:15 pm

Michael started his comedy career in 2013 in Toronto, Ontario. In 2016, he signed with Yuk Yuk's and has since performed on stages like Massey Hall in Toronto for the New Year's Eve Show. Michael was a part of the 2018 Seattle International Comedy Competitionin and will make his debut on National TV at the upcoming Halifax Comedy Festival in April 2019.

Michael Moses

Cherith Fuller

Catch Cherith

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Friday at Woodland Empire, 9 pm

Cherith Fuller is a writer and comedian living in Atlanta, GA. She has performed all over the country opened for everyone from Janeane Garofalo to Big Jay Oakerson.

Cherith Fuller

James Bewley

Catch James

Friday at Woodland Empire, 9 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Wearing his signature black turtleneck and owl-shaped amulet, Dale Seever is the host of the long running podcast Deep Night with Dale which offers an hour of regrets, revelations, and rising stars. Dale has performed to sold-out halls and enthusiastic crowds in bars, basements, and theaters of every size. He is the creation of James Bewley, a Brooklyn-based performer and writer whose work has been presented as part of numerous comedy and storytelling shows across the country including SF Sketchfest, New York Comedy Festival, ANT Fest at Ars Nova, Hell Yes Fest, Seattle Sketch Fest, and the Chicago Comedy Festival. He has made recurring guest appearances on Running Late with Scott Rogowsky and The Special Without Brett Davis. Bewley trained at Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles and is a former member of Killing My Lobster.

James Bewley

Sarah Price

Catch Sarah

Friday at Woodland Empire, 9 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Sarah Price is a stand-up comic and that girl who sat in front of you in high school - nerdy, neurotic, and still trying to figure out hand jobs. If it has to do with cl*ts, d*cks, or polit*cs, she's probably overthinking it.

Sarah Price

Andy Gold

Catch Andy

Thursday at Liquid Laughs 8 pm

Friday at Woodland Empire, 9 pm

Andy has appeared in festivals and competitions all over the country, including the Boston Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off and Comcast’s Trial by Laughter Comedy Festival. Andy’s comedy has also been featured on Hulu and has been heard on Sirius XM and Audible’s Punchlines. Andy also recorded a full length special for Dry Bar Comedy called Dreamcatcher in which he received an exciting amount of hateful comments from lonely Facebook moms in homemade pants.

Andy draws humor from all parts of his life, especially the nearly 10 years he spent in active heroin addiction which has made Andy is a favorite at treatment centers and recovery events across the country. Andy began his comedy career just six months after a (temporally) fatal overdose prompted Andy's family to intervene and convince him to go to treatment. A prolific writer, Andy’s material runs the gamut from sharing colorful jokes about life, love, jail, rehab, family and recovery and it’s all tied together by one thing and one thing only: really big laughs.

Andy Gold

Chey Bell

Catch Chey

Friday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Chey Bell is a bisexual comedian who's brutally honest and uniquely clever. Often confounded by stupidity she questions everything from homophobia, the war on drugs and the absurdity of self-doubt. Her comedy mirrors life experiences and self-discovery, touching on everything from family, coworkers, sexuality to misspelled tattoos. Chey's energetic stage presence is engaging, silly, fearless and direct, just like her!

Performances: 2019 HBO Women in Comedy Festival, The Comedy Store, Laff Factory, Punch Line, NY Comedy Club, and more. Chey has also featured for comedian Rachele Feinstein, Laurie Martin and has worked with Judah Friedlander and Fazon Love.

Chey Bell

Dan weber

Catch Dan

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Dan Weber is a Portland comedian with a decidedly dark sense of humor. He packages his life's traumas into punchlines for audiences to enjoy.

Dan Weber

Caitlin Reese

Catch Caitlin

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 10:30 pm

Caitlin Reese is a brooklyn based stand up comedian, improviser, and sketch writer. Her sense of humor is offbeat, goofy, feminist, and gay.

Caitlin Reese

Dauood Naimyar

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Friday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Born with a foreign name in an American country (America), Dauood Muhammad Naimyar learned the value of assimilating at a very young age. Because of this, he tried his best to not be different but failed at every encounter. Once he embraced his eccentric point of view, he saw the humor all around him. Dauood’s comedic perspective is shaped by the duality of his constant need to fit in, and his relentless desire to be different. His search for being relatable yet controversial has brought audiences joy for six years--and will probably continue until he finally figures out who he is. We hope he doesn’t, 'cause bills need to be paid.

Dauood Naimyar

Alysia Brown

Catch Alysia

Friday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Alysia Brown is a stand up comedian from South Bend, Indiana. She's done shows all over Los Angeles, including Marcella Arguello's Women Crush Wednesdays, and Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen. She recently moved to New York City, and has helped host the popular queer open mic/show Open Flame.

Alysia Brown

Annie Russell

Catch Annie

Friday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Saturday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Annie Russell is an emerging comic based in Chicago. Annie has opened for Marc Maron, Jen Kirkman, Roy Wood Jr. and other national acts.

Annie Russell

Max Delsohn

Catch Max

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Friday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Max Delsohn is a stand-up comedian and writer based in Seattle, WA. As a stand-up, their meticulously crafted jokes and deadpan delivery have been featured in Second City’s Break Out Comedy Festival, Intersections Festival, and venues all around the Pacific Northwest. In 2018, they were a semi-finalist for StandUp NBC.

Max Delsohn

MK Paulsen

Catch MK

Friday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Originally from a small town in Texas, M.K. Paulsen is a Los Angeles-based comedian who misses Austin all the time. Recently, M.K. attained Internet fame with his viral blog “BurritoMakesThree.com” that features newborn baby pictures of him with a Chipotle burrito.

MK Paulsen

Michael Jeffries

Catch Michael

Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Michael Jeffries is a Denver based comic with nothing to lose. Is strange, endearing sense of humor is one if a kind and you won't want to miss it.

Michael Jeffries

Kari Assad

Catch Kari

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Kari Assad has a unique biting look on society. Having lived all over the United States and being the simple mix of Mexican, Lebanese, French and German- she has a crap ton to talk about! She's been seen on Marcella Arguello's Women Crush Wednesdays at the Hollywood Improv, Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher at UCB Franklin, Good Heroin with Comedy Central’s Matt Ingebretson, and opened for Bill Posley’s Off Broadway One Man Show: “The Day I Became Black”. She will also be performing on the Comedy Central Stage in Kari Assad's Quinceanera. She was a Finalist at the M.I. Westside's Showdown in Santa Monica, played the DC Comedy Festival, and 10,000 Laughs Festival in Minneapolis, MN.

Kari Assad also has a BFA in Acting from Emerson College in Boston. She is represented by Almond Talent Agency, and starred in Laruel Vail’s award winning short, “What Metal Girls Are Into”.

Kari Assad

Emil Wakim

Catch Emil

Friday at Liquid Laughs, midnight

Sunday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Emil Wakim is a stand-up comedian based in Bloomington, Indiana. He can be seen charming audiences throughout the Midwest with his comedy that was once described by his foreign parents as, “We don’t get it.” A lovable combination of self-deprecation and social consciousness, Emil quickly rose onto the scene, becoming the youngest winner of The Comedy Attic’s renowned Bloomington Comedy Festival in 2018.

Emil Wakim

Vince Caldera

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Friday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Saturday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Vince Caldera is a Los Angeles native, born to a teenage mother and a gangster father in Glassell Park (Very Cool)!

Vince started his pursuit of stand-up at the tender age of sixteen. Now 23, Vince works hard to make a name for himself, performing at comedy mainstays around Los Angeles, including The Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, The Upright Citizens Brigade and more. Nationally, he has performed at clubs like The San Francisco Punchline, Stand-Up Live in Phoenix, The Comedy Corner Underground in Minneapolis, as well as San Francisco Sketchfest, Big Sky Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Big Pine Comedy Festival and more. He’s also had the pleasure of opening for nationally touring headliners Maria Bamford, Al Madrigal, Laurie Kilmartin, Jackie Kashian and James Adomian.

Vince also co-hosts the “Sleepover!” podcast, where he interviews comedians, animators and other generally cool people about their childhood traumas and triumphs. When he isn’t performing, Vince works as a writer's assistant for Will Smith's social media team.

Vince Caldera

Lexie Grace

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Friday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Sunday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Lexie Grace is an ambidextrous Black and Puerto Rican comedian and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. This NYU Tisch graduate was raised by a pack of wild female comediennes, she has always been drawn to comedy. It’s in her DNA. A Billy Wilder devotee, she believes his quote, "If you’re going to tell the truth, be funny, or they will kill you". She has preformed at the Gilda's LaughFest, All Jane Comedy Festival, Dallas Comedy Festival and the Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival. Lexie just wrote an IKEA commercial and is currently watching lots of Korean Soaps, Telanovelas, and German Sitcoms. All of which make her cry for different reasons.

Lexie Grace

Shafi Hossain

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Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Saturday at Woodland Empire, 9 pm

Based out of NY, Shafi Hossain won the 6th Annual Slaughter Standup competition which took place in July of 2018 beating out 63 other comics. He was also a runner-up at the ImprovBoston Standup Throwdown 2018. Originally from Bangladesh, Shafi Hossain is a standup comedian that delves into cultural dichotomies through his unique perspective and personal anecdotes. Currently, performs comedy in NY and all over North East, has worked with multiple national headliners and has been featured in various comedy festivals.

Shafi Hossain

Eric Cole

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Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Sunday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Eric Cole is an award winning comedian originally from Brooklyn, NY, currently based out of Boise, ID.

He has delighted audiences from Idaho to California and back again with his irreverent, sometimes silly brand of stand-up comedy.

Eric Cole

Brittany Schmitt

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Friday at Liquid Laughs, midnight

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Brittany Schmitt is a Wisconsin-raised, LA-based stand up comedian with 5+ years of experience. She's opened for Damon Wayans Junior on the road and performs in venues around the country.

Brittany Schmitt

Maddie Downes

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Friday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Saturday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Maddie Downes is a comedian from Everett, WA. Her irreverent and off the cuff humor used to get her in trouble and it still does but now it also gets her stage time. Catch Maddie in Northern Belles on YouTube, tearing up the LA comedy scene and telling jokes in inappropriate situations (and in shows) all over the West Coast.

Maddie Downes

KC Hunt

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Friday at The Olympic Venue, 8:15 pm

Sunday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

K.C. Hunt's comedy is equal parts dark humor and joyful absurdity. For instance, co-host Sophie Hughes and he run a popular show at Liquid Laughs called Ok Good Night: The Open Mic Where Nothing Matters and That's a Good Thing. He is a regular feature around Boise, and has performed twice at Idaho Laugh Fest and twice at Comedyfort. He also runs indy shows with Red Mic Comedy. His sense of humor is loud but subtle, with an eye toward the macabre. His comedy is the pep rally for a staring contest with the abyss.

KC Hunt

Tory Ward

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Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Tory Ward is a Portland based comedian who was a semi-finalist in Portland's Funniest in 2018, performed at the All Jane Festival ('17)in Portland and is the Founder of the Undertow Comedy Festival, which takes place in Lincoln City on the Oregon Coast. She performs at bars and clubs all over the Pacific Northwest

Tory Ward

Mattio Martinez

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Friday at Liquid Laughs, midnight

Saturday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Mr. Mattio Martinez hails from East L.A., is a writer and filmmaker, and has opened for top comics at clubs all over Los Angeles (Ali Wong, Demitri Martin, Eliza Schlezinger). His comedy highlights the ups and downs of the LGBT experience, being latino and married to a highly logical German, and finding his place in a fast-changing culture.

Mattio Martinez

Nathan Lund

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Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Nathan Lund has TRAVELED the country and is a favorite at Denver’s Comedy Works. He was featured on the TV show "Flophouse" on the Viceland network as well as the BBC2 show "Horizon". Nathan has been a part of numerous festivals, including Funny or Die's Oddball Comedy Fest, High Plains Comedy Festival, and Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. He is the host of the podcast One on Lund and the reigning Denver Comedy Champion.

Nathan Lund

Heather Marulli

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Friday at Woodland Empire, 9 pm

Sunday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Born in New York City and raised in the thrilling suburbs of Colorado, Heather Marulli is a comedian and writer living in Los Angeles. Heather's stand up is bold, opinionated, and tinged with honesty and darkness. Heather performs stand up regularly in the LA area at venues such as the World Famous Comedy Store, the Hollywood Improv, and the Ice House. Heather is a regular performer on popular shows such as Roast Battle and she has performed in Portland, Seattle, Denver, and New York, among other cities. Heather has also performed at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival, the All Jane Comedy Festival, and Idaho Laugh Fest.

Heather Marulli

Kat Lizarraga

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Friday at Liquid Laughs, midnight

Saturday at The Balcony Club, 7:30 pm

Kat Lizarraga is a Los Angeles born, Boise-based comedian, laughing her way through awkward encounters and crying mostly in public places. She's a regular at Liquid Laughs, and has performed all over the state of Idaho and Denver, CO.

At some point, Kat started writing down everything she said that would make people laugh. Kind of like a journal if the objective wasn't to keep secrets but to remember whether or not friends were laughing at her, or with her. Now, with a notebook full of jokes, a bumbling set of hand gestures, and an inner voice that sounds like Dani De Veto, Kat found a way to share these unconventional stories.

Since the beginning of that notebook, Kat went from performing at unattended bar shows, to featuring for Emma Arnold, Sophie Hughes, and Nariko Ott.

Listen to Kat as she circles back her self-deprecating stories in somehow relatable fashion, leading audiences with her through every grimacing turn. And if it fails, at least she thought it was funny.

Kat Lizarraga

Allison Rose

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Thursday at Liquid Laughs, 8 pm

Friday at Liquid Laughs, 10:15 pm

Allison Rose is a Denver comedian and writer. Born on a quiet farm in Kansas, she came into her own on the loud stages of Denver dive bars. Marked by her thoughtful wording and unabashed honesty, Allison isn't afraid to discuss anything on stage. She has been featured on the Denver edition of 50 First Jokes; Yuck Fest; and the High Plains, Red Clay, and Savage Henry comedy festivals. She co-hosts the Denver chapter of We Still Like You and a weekly showcase at Dean Ween's Honey Pot Lounge.

Allison Rose

Janice witherspoon

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Saturday at Liquid Laughs, 8:00pm

Janice Witherspoon is supposedly a person. She claims to be from Jerome, ID. She was named Boise’s Funniest Person in 2019. Sometimes, if you go out and stand in the middle of a mountain range, and listen deeply with your heart and soul, you can hear the mountains whisper a secret to you. The secret they whispered to Janice is “for the love of god, never do comedy.” So here we are together.

Karen Wachtel

Catch Karen

Saturday at the Industry Panel

Karen Wachtel has been a live comedy event producer, booker and logistics specialist since 2014. With a 20+ year career in marketing, advertising and communication, she combines analytical planning with experiential design skills to help create events that are memorable for all the right reasons. She serves as Executive Producer for High Plains Comedy Festival (now in its seventh year in Denver, Colorado), which has quickly gained a reputation of being one of the best—and best-run—festivals in the country. In addition, she has served on staff for RiotLA, SXSW Comedy, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and Bonnaroo, and reviewed submissions for Limestone Comedy Festival. She also co-produces The Grawlix monthly show and annual 50 First Jokes show in Denver. Karen has been interviewed by Interrobang, Vulture, and The Denver Post, and Westword once referred to her as a "fest producer {who} does not fuck around," which is the best professional accolade she's ever received. In her free time, Karen is Vice President of Operations for a major Denver real estate brokerage…but that's obviously just for the cool points

DANIEL WOLFBERG

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Saturday at the Industry Panel

Daniel Wolfberg has worked in the entertainment industry for over ten years, currently serving as a Senior Manager in the Talent & Development department at Comedy Central. He has been at CC since 2013, where he helps to identify emerging comedic talent and manages a wide range of current projects at every stage of development. Current series that he helps oversee include Drunk History, The Jim Jefferies Show, the reboot of Crank Yankers, and Lights Out with David Spade.  Past projects that he has worked on include Detroiters, Idiotsitter, High Court, and the animated series Jeff & Some Aliens.