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Jourdain Fisher

Jourdain Fisher
MARCH 28th 7:30pm At the Starr.
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Location:The Starr Theater

Jourdain Fisher has got it all. He is a hilarious comedian, writer, actor and has a beautiful singing voice in the shower. He has written for Viceland, 50 Central on BET and most recently, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Jourdain was highlighted as one of 2018’s New Faces at the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, was a finalist in 2017’s Stand Up NBC in Los Angeles. He has participated in Atlanta’s Laughing Skull Festival, he was also a two time winner of The Ultimate and consistently headlines at clubs and colleges across the country. He has also performed on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central.

This show will be at The Starr Theatre of CTG.

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Laura Kightlinger

Laura Kitlinger
MARCH 27th 8:00pm At the Starr.
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Location:The Starr Theater

Laura Kightlinger is a writer, stand-up comic, and actor. She created and starred in her own critically acclaimed TV show, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. She currently plays narcissist mom, Deb Taylor, on the hit Hulu series, PEN15. She has played popular reocurring character Nurse Sheila on Will & Graceand has been a consulting producer on the show since its inception. Laura has voiced several characters in Lego Batman, Ninjago, and is currently “Dr. Scott” in Dr. Katz: The Audio Files. At the recent JFL Comedy Festival, Kightlinger was heralded in the Montreal Gazette as “a femme fatale deadpan who took risks leading the audience into hilariously dark, unexpected territory.” Over the years, she’s had several half-hour standup specials on Comedy Cental and HBO, and is presently preparing for an hour-long special. She was a series regular on HBO’s, Lucky Louie and Amazon’s, Take My Wife. Her book, Quick Shots of False Hope, described by the New York Times BookReview as a “memorable, disturbing, and darkly comic debut.,” is being adapted for televsion.

60 Spins Around the Sun, the documentary Kightlinger directed, chronicling activist, Randy Credico’s fight to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws, won ‘Best Documentary’ in the Boston, Empire State, Black Maria and Beverly Hills Film Festivals. Laura won ‘Best Director’ for her first short film, Dependable People, at the Black Maria Film Festival. Other shorts she’s written and directed include: Cat Demon: Re-Exhumed, American Heroine, Roy Fabcock: Legendary Lover, Exposition 7, Laura Gets Adopted, the three-episode short series, Cat Guys, and the stop-motion thriller, The Scrap County Murders.

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Dana Gould

Dana Gould
MARCH 25th 8:00 pm At the Starr.
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Location:The Starr Theater

Dana Gould began his professional comedy career at the age of seventeen. Between Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, Dana has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, CONAN, MARON As an actor, Dana has had memorable turns on SEINFELD, PARKS AND REC, is one of the few actors to play his live-action self on FAMILY GUY. He was a cast member of Frank Darabont’s 1940’s crime drama MOB CITY, in addition to numerous roles in films such as 2016’s cult horror anthology SOUTHBOUND. Speaking of horror anthologies, (and we were) Dana also recently completed filming CREEPSHOW for AMC’s Shudder platform.
Dana was a writer/performer on the original BEN STILLER SHOW and maintains an equally active career as a writer. After creating the pilot WORLD ON A STRING (with The Simpsons’ Jay Kogen), he co-created MTV’s late, lamented SUPER ADVENTURE TEAM with his old Ben Stiller office-mate Rob Cohen. Dana then joined the staff of THE SIMPSONS, where he was a Co- Executive Producer and performed several voices for the show. He was also a producer on NBC’s PARKS AND REC.
Dana is the creator and executive producer of the IFC horror-comedy STAN AGAINST EVIL starring John C. McGinley. STAN AGAINST EVIL premiered in October of 2016 to strong reviews and stronger ratings. STAN AGAINST EVIL ran for three seasons on IFC.
In addition, Dana recently developed a hour-long series based on Steve Niles’ comic book series THE OCTOBER FACTION for NETFLIX, and his graphic novel adaption of Rod Serling’s original draft of the screenplay for PLANET OF THE APES is now on the shelves from Boom! Comics.
Despite all this, stand-up remains a focal point of Dana’s career, and he continues to perform regularly across the country. His monthly podcast, THE DANA GOULD HOUR, frequently resides in iTunes’ top ten comedy downloads. In 2017, Dana released MR. FUNNY MAN on Kill Rock Stars, a predominantly indie music label. MR. FUNNY MAN, Dana’s first comedy album since 2015’s I KNOW ITS WRONG, debuted on iTunes comedy chart at #1.

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JD Etheridge

JD Etheridge is a comic out of Greensboro, NC. He loves video games and grilled cheese sandwiches. He’s opened for Rodney Perry, Tom Segura, Ms Pat, Mo Alexander, and Ian Bagg. His energy and crowd working skills keeps the people engaged and laughing their asses off. He’s also the co-host of a podcast called “The Open Micers” with fellow comic Micah Hanner.

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Anna Valenzuela

Anna Valenzuela’s radiant smile belies her dark material. She’s not afraid to share anything, and her warm nature takes the audience on a ride they don’t want to escape. Her roast battle skills earned her a spot on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, and her comedic talents have been featured in the Broke LA festival for three years running. She’s traveled to All Jane and Flyover Comedy festival, and she’s appeared on Nerdist’s Fangirling. For more Anna, check out her two podcasts: 12 Questions, an in-depth look at sobriety, and Bruja-ja, where three Latinas dish on all things Latinx.

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Jay P. Brown

Jay P. Brown was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After getting sick of the cold, he moved to Los Angeles in 2008. After getting sick of not being famous, he started comedy in 2013.
Jay P. quickly became a stand-out regular on the club scene, entertaining audiences with his vast array of voices, characters, and stories of being a Video Gamer, and the White Black Man. Jay P. describes himself as the most intimidating person you’ll ever meet at Comic Con.

Jay P. Brown has been seen at the Hollywood Improv, The Comedy Store, and the Ice House. He has also recently performed at the Sonoma Laughfest, the Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival, Laughs Unlimited in Sacramento, The Comedy Palace and Mad House Comedy Club in San Diego, Loonee’s Comedy Corner in Colorado Springs, the World Series Of Comedy in Las Vegas in 2016 and 2017, the 2018 Maumee Mary & Joseph Comedy Festival in Fort Wayne, IN, and most recently, the 2019 Antelope Valley Comedy Festival in Lancaster, CA.

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Skyler Higley

As an African American who was raised Mormon with white parents in Salt Lake City, Skyler Higley’s unique perspective and sharp wit are helping him quickly become one of Chicago’s brightest stand ups and writers. Skyler has performed on stages all over the city like Zanies, Chicago’s Laugh Factory and Comedy Bar, and is a contributing writer for ClickHole and The Onion. Coming from his unconventional background, Skyler is poised to take his hilarious point of view to the biggest stages.