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Headliner Sean Patton

Sean Patton is a comedian based in Los Angeles and New York, by way of New Orleans. He began doing stand-up in the Crescent City and have since performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada, as well as The Melbourne International Comedy Festival (2011), Just for Laughs Chicago (2013), Just for Laughs Toronto (2013), and Just for Laughs Montreal (2008, 2010, 2012). He’s performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham (2009), Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2010), and Conan (2011, 2013). 2013 also marked the release of his Comedy Central Half Hour. More recently, He’s been on @midnight (2014, 2015) and will be on the second seasons of The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail (2015) and This Is Not Happening (2015, 2017), Showtime’s Live from SXSW (2017) and TruTv’s Comedy Knockout (2016, 2017) As for acting, He’s appeared on IFC’S Maron, Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and TruTV’s Those who can’t. .

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Submissions now closed

Submissions have closed. We are in the process of reviewing tapes and will update performers as soon as possible. Taking place April 17th-27th http://nccomedyfestival.com/?page_id=16 Headliners are still TBA last year’s headliners included Sasheer Zamata, Todd Glass, and Eddie Peppitone.

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Tickets now on Sale!

Tickets are now Available for the North Carolina Comedy Festival. Which will take place in Greensboro, NC February 19th-24th, 2018. Headliners include Sasheer Zamata, Eddie Pepitone, Todd Glass, Ms. Pat, Mo Alexander, and Eddie Brill Complete List of Shows!

HEADLINERS

TODD GLASS
Feb. 21st 7:30 & 9:30 At the Starr.
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Eddie Pepitone
Feb. 22nd 7:30 & 9:30 At the Starr.
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Sasheer Zamata
Feb. 23nd 7:30 & 9:30 At the Starr.
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Ms. Pat
Feb. 20th 7:30 & 9:30 At the Starr.
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Mo Alexander plus Improv & Sketch
Feb. 19th 8:30 At the Starr.
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Eddie Brill with Andy Forrester, Commonwealth Improv, and Robot Johnson
Feb. 23rd 9:00 At the Carolina Theater(Crown).
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Two Person Scene Work With Sayjal Joshi

This workshop will focus on two person scenes – the most fundamental building block of all longform improv. In this workshop you’ll lean to play solid, committed characters by taking care of yourself first and therefore giving your scene partner and yourself a foundation for amazing discoveries. We’ll focus on making emotion-based choices rather than relying on jokey lines & forced premises. By listening to what your scene partner is giving you through their strong choices, the scene and therefore the comedy will flow organically. This leads to simpler, more satisfying scene work.

About the Instructor: Sayjal Joshi is from Greensboro, North Carolina where she helped open a really awesome improv comedy club called The Idiot Box. In the last 16 years she’s done comedy for the Kennedy Center, the Goodman, Woolly Mammoth, Cincinnati Playhouse, Zanies, The Second City National Touring Company, Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Annoyance Theatre, iO Chicago, Laugh Out Loud Theater, and critically acclaimed Asian-American sketch ensemble, Stir-Friday Night! Sayjal wrote and currently performs in The Second City e.t.c.’s 41st review, Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno in Chicago, IL.

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Finding Funny Characters with Julie Marchiano

Class Description: Learn tips, tricks, and techniques for discovering and developing new characters. Through movement exercises, scene work, and emotional exploration, students will find funny characters to store in their improv tool belts for their next rehearsal, show, or audition.

About the Instructor: Julie Marchiano is an actor, writer, and improviser who has spent the last seven years in Chicago, studying and performing at The Second City, iO Chicago, and The Annoyance Theater, among others. Most recently, she spent two years on the e.t.c. Resident Stage at The Second City, where she wrote two Jeff Recommended revues, A Red Line Runs Through It, and Fantastic Super Great Nation Numero Uno. Julie has performed with The Second City Touring Company, Second City Theatricals aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has written for The Huffington Post, RedEye Chicago, Dose, and OMGFacts, to name a few. juliemarchiano.com

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Headliner Announcement: Ms. Pat

Ms. Pat will be here to make y’all laugh in February too!
You have seen and heard her everywhere! She’s been on TalkinS hit with Eddie Ifft, WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, Ari Shafir’s Skeptic Tank, The CrabFeast with Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, and Your Mom’s House with Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura, the Bertcast with Bert Kreischer.
In January of 2015 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”.
In July of 2016 Ms. Pat performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival appearing in Kevin Hart’s “LOL”, and Jeff Ross “Roast Battle” for Comedy Central. In July of 2016 Ms. Pat performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival appearing in Kevin Hart’s “LOL”, and Jeff Ross “Roast Battle” for Comedy Central.

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Video Sponsor: Entercainment Productions

Criss Cain’s Entercainment Productions is a full-service video production house specializing in capturing only the most entertaining of visions. Their first feature-film entitled ‘ann wilson / in focus’ documents the legendary lead singer of Heart & member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Ann Wilson. It was released in October 2017 to rave reviews. For more, check entercain.com