how lucky can I get?

Some days I just wake up and pinch myself. I get to work with Drew Lynch and Taylor Tomlinson tonight? I’m old enough to be their mother! That’s probably why I’m so proud of how well they are doing in the stand up arena, both making it to the finals of America’s Got Talent and Last Comic Standing, respectively. Comedy isn’t all flailing drunks at a bar, and empty pizza joints on a Tuesday, sometimes it’s working with the best. And that’s the ‘sweetness’.
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This is as scary as it gets …

I’m working on my scariest bits for Halloween … or maybe anything to keep kids away from my candy stash at the door … either way we’re having fun with it. Thursday Comedy at the Comedy Palace is really taking off as the best Kurdish Australian comedy in Southern California .. maybe ALL of California. Matin Atrushi and I think Jimmy Kimmel will be calling any minute to book us. Well, any hour.

Comedy Heights is definitely having a show on Halloween and we’ve booked Joseph De Paul the Comedy Magician to headline .. so put on your costumes and plan to stop at the show everyone is ‘yelping’ about.

 


Thursdays at the Comedy Palace

Great headliners and a ton of fun every Thursdays at the Comedy Palace! Join Matin Atrushi and me for laughs from 8pm. Doors open 7pm. Just text 619 993 3402 to get on the VIP list for FREE ENTRY!

We’ve had everyone on this show from Drew Lynch who made it to the Top 10 of America’s Got Talent… to Last Comic Standing’s Taylor Tomlinson and Dat Phan.

NBC’s Chuck Star Mark Christopher Lawrence is a regular, along with San Diego favorites Erik Knowles, Jesse Egan, Bijan Mostafavi, and the likes of Andrew Norelli who’s appeared on Jimmy Kimmel a bunch of times. Great Comics every week. 🙂

 


Comedy Heights Rocks!

Most Saturdays if I’m not booked elsewhere, I’m hosting my favorite show on the planet – Comedy Heights at Twiggs. Al Gavi and I have built this show into one of the city’s best ever. Top lined ups every Saturday and brilliant audiences who are super friendly and love to laugh. Last Comic Standing’s Dat Phan and Taylor Tomlinson love our stage, as do so many other headlining and touring comedians who done everything from Kimmel to Comedy Central and beyond. Come and check out the show any Saturday 8pm. Doors open 730pm. Parking can be a bit tough so come prepared with a pocket full of patience 🙂 See you there soon.


Want to Learn Stand Up?

I started comedy in a class 4 years ago … with Tony Calabrese .. and basically I never left the class. So now I help teach it. Besides the fact I love to help people … there’s a connection I love making with people who want to get their funny on stage or just punch it up. This comedy community is so varied and wonderful. You might not think it but you will find your people in this village somewhere. If you are interested in joining one of our classes .. just contact me I’ll clue you in on the details.

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Headlining 2 Local Watering Holes

Finally … Tony Calabrese is opening for me. It had to happen sooner or later. And yes it’s all happening at our establishment of choice @spacebar in La Mesa, Friday July 24th 7pm. Kathleen Finney runs that room again, likes she used to a gazillion years ago, except now there’s beer and wine 🙂 It’s a $10 cover that gets you a free beverage of your choosing. And then you laugh for 90 minutes. Whether you like it or not. Trust me. It’s painless. Well mostly. 7454 University Ave, La Mesa 91942

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Then Wednesday August 8th 7pm I’m at Java Joe’s with Jennifer Congernaum and Steve Heyl who run the show twice a month. It’s a hip little joint and that show will be a lot of laughs too. No Cover. No Drink Minimums. 3536 Adams Ave, SD 92116.


Europe or Bust!

Comedians Laura Hayden and Charlene Mae and I are Europe bound with our first stop at the Edinburgh Fringe. EXCITING! The number one place to perform in the world and we will be there! So exciting. Please come out and support us if you are in  Edinburgh, Liverpool. London, Paris or Amsterdam. Woot!

 

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