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Archive page of QComedy News from the year 2007.
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Added a link to the website of Tony Tripoi, who is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian.
Karen Ripley has some upcoming gigs:
1 - Divas Of The Dive..Music & Comedy at The Home Of Truth Sanctuary, 1300 Grand Street, Alameda. September 28, 2007, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. For additional information call (510) 276-0379 or E-mail ZeiserpoetMC@aol.com - fragrance-free. A Concert Series Produced & Hosted By Poet & Author Linda Zeiser $10.00 Admission.
2 - OUToberFEST Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday, October 13, 2007, Unity Mississippi, 601-672-7181. http://www.unityms.org
3 - Holly's Place, 1201 Rufus Allen Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA, October 27, 2007, Contact: 800-745-7041, http://www.hollysplace.com Halloween Music and Comedy & All Day Festival, starts at 1pm. Fundraiser for Helping Hands Tahoe & Reno Aids Walk. Sponsored by RENOOUT. Overnight accommodation available. Directions: http://www.hollysplace.com/location.html
In September 2007 Qcomedy shows in San Francisco move to Wednesdays the Women's Building, 3543 18th St. between Valencia and Guerrero in the Audre Lorde room. www.womensbuilding.org Starting in November we return to every other Monday in the same location.
Added a link to the website of Vong Sundara, supercute.ca -- he's a comedian based in Canada who is the "Official Spokesperson for Young, Gay, Super-Cute Asians."
Chantal Carrere is going to be featured on the new reality show "Fat March" on ABC starting Monday August 6th at 9 pm/8 central. The show involves walking over 500 miles and 1.2 million dollars.
Bright'n'Queer: The Pride LGBT Stand-Up Comedy Fundraiser
Date: Thursday 2nd August,
Time: Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Venue: Joogleberry Playhouse, 14-17 Manchester Street, Brighton BN2
Tickets 5 pounds : All profits to Pride
Box Office: 01273 687171
More info: http://www.brightnqueer.co.uk
Line up includes: Steve Bustin (compere) Phil Dukes, Maddie Bridgett, David Meech, Matthew Todd, Nicky Mitchell, Netty Wendt and a rare UK appearance by San Francisco comedy star Pippi Lovestocking
Following the sell-out event during Winter Pride in February, lesbian & gay comedy night Bright'n'Queer is back to celebrate Brighton Pride 2007. With an all LGBT line-up of some of the best established and up-and-coming stand-up comics, Bright'n'Queer promises another night of laughter as we raise much-needed funds for Brighton Pride.
The February event sold out almost two weeks in advance, and the tickets could have been sold three times over, so this event is bound to follow suit.
Bringing back some of the crowd's favourite acts from last time, including David Meech, Phil Dukes, Nicky Mitchell and Maddie Bridgett, Bright'n'Queer will also be showcasing new talent from Brighton and beyond and as a special treat, a rare UK appearance by San Francisco comedy star Pippi Lovestocking. Keeping order and generally bouncing the night along will be Bright'n'Queer's resident compere, Steve Bustin.
All the profits from the show will go the Pride, with all the performers giving their time and talents for free.
Added links to Washington D.C.-based comedy-vareity show CRACK and its host, Summer Camp. You can also check out an interview with Shea Van Horn aka Summer Camp, and this article about CRACK.
Added a link to All Out Films which has produced the "Laughing Matters" series of films of lesbian and gay comedians.
Added a link to Homoneurotic Productions of Tucson AZ, a group committed to making people laugh. No matter who they sleep with.
Added a link to the myspace page of David Meech, who is based in London, UK.
New website, TheComedyTrainer.com for Bryan Emler, who is now based in Phoeniz, AZ.
Added links to the websites of Dana Austin, Tamale, and Carlease.
Added links to the websites of Susan Jeremy, Lisa Kaplan, and the LOL Tour.
The Big Gay Sketch Show is a new program on Logo with Rosie O'Donnell as one of the executive producers. Amanda Bearse (Married with Children, director of numerous episodes of Mad TV), is the series director. The cast includes Erica Ash, Dion Flynn, Julie Goldman, Stephen Guarino, Jonny McGovern, Kate McKinnon, Nicol Paone, and Michael Serrato. The Big Gay Sketch Show website includes sample videos.
Added a link to the website of Susan Norfleet -- very cool site with interactive Flash.
Added a link to UK-based Spanglish comedian Ursula Martinez.
The Annual We're Funny That Way festival in Toronto, Canada is April 25th-28th this year.
Added link to the website and Myspace page of Miss Coco Peru.
Bright'n'Queer Comedy: A Sparkling Queer Comedy Fundraiser for Brighton's Winter Pride will be held on Friday 9th February at 8 pm at The Marlborough Theatre, Princes Street, Brighton, UK Tickets: £5, all proceeds go to Brighton Pride Box office: http://www.marlboroughtheatre.co.uk More information: http://www.brightnqueer.co.uk The night brings an entirely LGBT line-up to the stage, with lesbian and gay comedians from Brighton and around the UK creating laughter and mayhem to raise money for Brighton Pride, the UK's largest free LGBT Pride festival. The line-up includes some of the UK's top gay and lesbian comics: Julie Jepson, David Meech, Rosie Wilby, Matthew Todd, Maddie Bridgett, Phil Dukes, Sarah Campbell, and Nicky Mitchell. The show will be compered by Brighton-based comic Steve Bustin More information about acts appearing will be added to http://www.myspace.com/brightnqueer
Discover the Magic of Improv. Thursday Nights in Oakland at The Humanist Hall, 390 27th street between Broadway and Telegraph. Lots of street parking. $20 per session. $160 for series. Emphasis is on creating "everything in the moment." Instructors: Karen Ripley, Nationally recognized performer, stand up comic and writer. Founder of Over Our Heads Improv Company. Also Dolores Trevino: Stand up comic, former member of SF improv troupe "Metropolis" and corporate master trainer. Workshops will be on Thursdays 7-9pm for eight weeks. Feb 8, 15, 22 and March 1, 8, 15, and 22. Call Dolores 510-532-8825 or Karen 510-620-0970.
Added a link to the website of San Francisco-based comedian and actor Kenny Yun, http://www.kennyyun.com.
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