Good Lord! How does The Professor (Talulah) do it? How does he (she) cultivate such a bounty of entertainmentatude upon the PianoFight stage? The world may never know.
Here are your purveyors of good times. for June 26th.
Featured Performer: Allison Page
Allison Page is a writer/actor/playwright/Artistic Director of San Francisco sketch comedy company Killing My Lobster. She is originally from northern, rural Minnesota, has been in the Bay Area for nine years, and spent most of her early 20s as a hairstylist trimming mullets in a Walmart. Her writing has been featured in Women of Letters, Write Club SF, Shipwreck, The SF Olympians Festival, SF Theater Pub and others. Her published works include HILARITY, a full length drama about comedy, and an autobiographical piece in Airmail: Women of Letters from Penguin Australia. Her commissioned full length play KILGALLEN/JONES had its world premiere in San Francisco at the EXIT Theatre in March 2017. She is currently writing a new one act play, THE TREACHEROUS to be performed in a high school competition in 2018. She is fascinated and terrified by politics. Occasionally she posts things on Medium @AllisonLynnPage.
Nick Stargu is a musician, comedian, writer and filmmaker who is best known for his multimedia / musical comedy act, DJ REAL, which has been featured at Outside Lands, San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more! He most recently appeared on the TV show “Flophouse” on Viceland and as a host on NBC’s show “The Guest List” on Seeso. And he’s opened for Devo!
While Chey Bell’s comedy is best described as articulately scatter brained, brutally honest and uniquely clever. Touching on everything from family, drugs, jobs, sexuality to misspelled tattoos; it’s a wild ride of unbelievable life situations and self discovery. Since moving to Los Angeles from Silicon Valley, Chey Bell has performed at the infamous Comedy Store Comedy Club, Laff Factory and Flappers Comedy club and established a solid presence in the Los Angeles comedy scene. Having had more than 10 jobs ranging from the eclectic to the desperate, since moving to Los Angeles, Chey Bell brings a wide range of experiences making her act relate-able to almost every type of comedy fan.
He’s a real handy dandy, and has appeared in over 20 international Burlesque Festivals. A member SF Boylesque, the first all male neo-burlesque revue in the US, and a recent graduate of the Clown Conservatory, the first, and most extensive Clown training program in America. He is The Shimmy Shocker!
Nazelah Jamison is a gifted poet, emcee, and vocalist who has learned from and graced the stage with some of the finest people in entertainment today. She has competed on and/or coached 12 National Slam teams; and has performed poetry & music across 3 continents. Until she retired (ha!) in 2014, she hosted and co-produced The Oakland Poetry Slam & Open Mic, an on-going monthly poetry slam in Oakland, CA, as well as performing at venues around the SF Bay Area and the country. She has collaborated on music recording projects with the Rondo Brothers, and is embarking upon a career as a stand-up comedienne. Her first collection of poetry, evolutionary heart, will be released by Nomadic Press in Fall 2016. Nazelah is well-known and beloved for her work with Spearhead and the French music group, Les Nubians, and her love of hip-hop translates onto the stage.
Mission CTRL is a sketch comedy startup based in San Francisco. After years of disruptive comedic innovation on stage and in video, Mission CTRL held their highly-anticipated IPO in 2011 to billions in projected revenues. They are repeat performers at SF Sketchfest and creators of the world’s first ballet-horror-comedy, Duck Lake.
“Mission CTRL ranks with the best of sketch comedy troupes: think Second City and early SNL,” (SF Examiner) and calling them “SF Sketch Legends” (TheLAist) and “seriously funny shit” (7×7).
But wait, there’s more!
The Art of Drama with Anna Kritikos
In an attempt to class up the show, Every week, our resident renowned classical actor Anna Kritikos, will perform dramatic readings of classic monologues from stage, screen, and amazon reviews.