A monthly comedy series showcasing up-and-coming regional and national comedians
Thursday, january 24 • 8:00pm
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Leah Bonnema is a stand-up comic based in New York City. She’s been featured on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, IFC’s Comedy Crib, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout, Elite Daily’s Schlep and Why It’s Ok To Be A Single Girl On Valentine’s Day, Broadway Video’s The Henkle Factor with Michael Che, Vh1’s 100 Greatest series, VProud’s You’re Not Crazy and is a regular on SiriusXM Radio. Huffington Post named her one of their Favorite Female Comedians and she was on The America Stands Up Showcase at The International Glasgow Comedy Festival.
Bonnema has been a freelance comedy writer for United Stations Radio, Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice, Huffington Post’s Celebs Have Issues series and was a contributing writer for Funny or Die’s Billy on the Street.
The NY Times said Bonnema is “one of the city’s most consistently excellent young comics” and The Scotsman called her “A force of nature.”
“One To Watch” - Elite Daily
“One of Funniest People You Should Know About...Her Twitter feed is equal parts intentionally bad puns, Machiavelli references and language that would make a teamster blush tomato red.” -Triple J Magazine
“A Giggle Goddess” - Comediva
“It Girl....Brash and bold, leaving no prisoners and issuing no apologies.” - Holly Pinafore Mag
“Leah Bonnema is a really smart, funny female comic who tackles vulnerability in ways that are incredible.” - Lizz Winstead, Bustle Magazine
“The Brilliant Leah Bonnema…” - Village Voice
Born and raised in Queens, Chris threw himself into the fire of the New York comedy scene a year after graduating from college, which he still apologizes to his parents to this day because they paid for it. Since starting comedy, Chris has performed at some of the best clubs, not only in New York, but across the country. In August of 2013, Chris had the privilege of joining one of the most popular podcast’s in the country, Robert Kelly’s “You know What Dude” podcast, where he learned valuable lessons in life and comedy. Since joining the podcast, Chris worked his way to become Producer of the show, a title he currently holds. Along with the YKWD podcast, he also is the co-host of Luis J. Gomez’s “Realass” podcast. Chris has had the honor of opening for top comics such as Robert Kelly, Dan Soder, Andrew Schulz, Joe List and Luis J. Gomez. For all the directors who want to put Chris in movies, he studied two years of acting at Stetson Studio with Ron Stetson of the Neighborhood Playhouse. In those two years, Chris was trained in the Meisner technique by Ron, which he learned first-hand from Sanford Meisner. Follow Chris on Facebook and Twitter to see how his everyday life is going or don’t and check back in a few months to see if he made it.
Up-and-coming Connecticut comic and your host for the evening!