Bringing Aussie Schtick to the Dat Phan Show

I’m on the next 2 shows with the original winner of Last Comic Standing Dat Phan and I can’t wait. I’ve been lucky enough to host a few of the shows in the last few months and these are both going to be  fun as well. January 24 and February 28 .. both shows starting at 6pm on Sunday Nights. Perfect timing to actually get a parking spot in  La Jolla at the Comedy Store and still get home pretty early for your favorite Sunday Night TV 🙂 Just text me to get a hold of $10 tickets for the show. Don’t wait till the last minute – they ALWAYS sell out. No food at the Comedy Store .. just popcorn and yummy cocktails.

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TV Taping at the Comedy Store

Tony Calabrese and I are taping a TV Special at the Comedy Store Tuesday January 12th … the same day we try out for America’s Got Talent! I should buy a lottery ticket that day too I guess 🙂 If you want to be in the audience at the Comedy Store – showtime is 730pm. Doors open 7pm. Please text me 619 9933402 and I’ll hook you up with comp tickets. Laura Hayden is hosting the show and Charlene Mae is featuring .. so it’s like the Automoheels Gang is reuniting for one night too! Don’t miss this!

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I’m headlining Comedy Heights!

I get to headline my favorite show twice a year .. you know it. Comedy Heights. The little show that could 🙂 Comedy Heights was started by Al Gavi and Gina Manning about 5 years ago as a twice monthly show next the coffee at Twiggs in University Heights, and when Gina moved to LA, she recommended me to Al and Al is super smart so he listened to Gina and brought me on as his new partner. We went weekly. Booked some amazing comics and tah dah! 2 years later it’s one of the best shows in town. I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish. And now I get to headline and play with some fabulous people I love to work with. Tony Calabrese is my feature … plus some of my UBER good friends Toni Torquato and Gene Levin who run their own show at the Space Bar in La Mesa once a week, and newcomer Danielle Marie Thomas. It’s going to be fun … hope you can join us!


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.

 


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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