Show Apr 1 - 2

Headliner:
Maria Bamford

Maria Bamford

Maria started her performing arts career in Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 11 where she starred in the Chester Park Elementary production of How the West Was REALLY Won!  A short number of decades later and look at her now!  Rolling Stone just named her one of their 50 Funniest People! 

Maria recently recurred as Debris Bardeaux on Netflix’s Arrested Development reboot, for which she was praised as “fantastic” (Entertainment Weekly) a “standout” (TIME) and “perhaps one of the high points of the entire new season” (Black Book Magazine).   She also recurred on fX’s critically-praised Louie and Comedy Central’s Kroll Show.

Maria is the creator and star of the Chill.com direct-to-fans event Maria Bamford: the special special special, which Vulture.com named one of the Top 10 Stand-Up Specials of 2012, and of the cult hit web series The Maria Bamford Show, which screened at the Museum of Art and Design and was described as a “cold blast of brilliance” by The New Yorker.

Maria is 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 made numerous late-night appearances, most recently on Conan and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Maria currently contributes comedic voiceovers for such animations as Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, PBS’s Emmy-winning series Word Girl, Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda and Legend of Korra, and Fox’s upcoming Golan the Insatiable.  She was also a regular voice on Nickelodeon’s CatDog and Back at the Barnyard (in which she reprised the role of Mrs. Beady from the Nick feature Barnyard).

Maria’s writing has been featured in The Onion, GQ and LA Weekly.  She can be seen as both herself and her mother in the My Damn Channel web series Ask My Mom.  Her latest CD, Ask Me About My New God!, is available on Comedy Central Records. 

In terms of showbiz, Maria has made it and is swimming in a gravy boat, filled with scrumptious gravy.  She lives with two overweight dogs and a boyfriend in Eagle Rock, California.  Go, Las Tiendas de Llantas!



Feature:
Candy Lawrence

Candy Lawrence

Candy Lawrence, more like Comedy Lawrence! Hilarious, dynamic and eccentric, she captivates you with her unique blend of energy and idiosyncratic comedy.  When she isn’t collecting dreamcatchers, Candy can be seen performing stand-up at various venues in Chicago including Zanies, Mayne Stage, The Laugh Factory, and UP Comedy Club among others. She is also willing to rollerblade to other cities to perform for you. She was apart of the Just For Laughs 2011 and 2013 festival in Chicago and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. She has opened for Todd Barry, Jen Kirkman, Moshe Kasher, James Adomian, Judah Friedlander, Carl LaBove, Brent Weinbach, David Huntsberger, Kyle Dunnigan and Dom Irrera.  Candy generates one laugh per second and she would like to thank Rod Stewart for teaching her everything she knows about comedy.



Host:
Bryan Morris

Bryan Morris

Bryan Morris is a comedian quickly making a name for himself at comedy clubs and festivals across the country. 

Bryan delights audiences (presumably you) by expertly balancing sharp observational humor with energetic absurdism. His quick wit, clever material, boyish charm, and manish jawline make him a loveable, relatable crowd favorite.

In 2012 Bryan won Madison’s Funniest Comic Contest with a performance that inspired The Onion’s AV Club to call Bryan, “The Michael Jordan of comedy.” Bryan was also a runner up in Laughfest's "Best of the Midwest 2014," a finalist in the Funniest Person in the Twin Cities Competition, and other impressive comedy things. Bryan has been performing with Atlas Improv Co for nearly 10 years. 

He also loves wearing hoodies. 



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