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MERMUTANTS Tickets! Feb 21st @ 9:30 PM

MERMUTANTS!

The oceans have risen, swallowing up all but Florida’s highest hill. As the surviving humans scramble to stay above sea level, highly-evolved sea people thrive below, in the toxic neon slime of the polluted ocean. Through puppetry, storytelling, and original music, Mermutants! explores the dystopian gated community of the last humans, the colorful underwater world of feral mermutants, singing clams, and the bottom-dwelling sea witch, and the garbage-laden shoreline where their worlds collide. In this apocalyptic twist on the classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, one misfit human must choose whether to sacrifice family, home, and all they know in exchange for the ultimate metamorphosis.

https://www.facebook.com/mermutantsfutureflorida?ref=hl

Tickets $10 online and $15 at the door





NOCAF 2015: Pitch your project. Pitch yourself. Sat, 01/31 @ 11 AM

Pitch your project.  Pitch yourself.  Sat, 01/31 @ 11 AM with Marc Atkinson, Savannah Strachan, Luke Stepleton, and  Andy Wood.

Marc Atkinson – Record Producer / Video Coordinator
 
Bio: 
Marc Atkinson is a producer at Rooftop Comedy and a part of the team driving production of albums, specials and original audio programming. Marc has produced audio at showcases around the bay area and has an extensive history of involvement in comedy as a fan first and, more recently, as a producer, writer, and curator of comedy content.
Rooftop News:
- Acquired by Audible.com in September, 2014.
- Being charged with developing original audio content from all kinds of talent.
- Currently developing our 2015 slate of  albums, audio shows, and video specials as well as new products including Mini Albums and pilots.
- Producing content from major talent while still helping develop new comics.
- Slated to release 10 specials and more than 20 albums in 2015, up from 18 albums in 2014.
- Albums we produced got featured on a handful of top comedy album countdowns.
- Produced Maronzio Vance’s exclusive content for Pandora’s Comedy Spotlight feature.
- Development of non-album content such as narration and performance works for comedic talent.

Savannah Strachan- RPM Casting

 


Luke Stepleton-Co-Founder

Prior to forming 3BD, Luke Stepleton was Director of Entertainment Partnerships and Top Talent Management at Machinima, the world’s leading Entertainment and Gaming YouTube Network.

Stepleton has extensive experience working with talent and top companies such as Ubisoft and Taco Bell, to create integrations that effectively communicate a brand’s narrative while being 100% authentic.

Stepleton can also be seen in 3 BlackDot’s successful mobile game, Zombie Killer Squad, in which he is featured as an in-game character.  This is the first time that real YouTube celebrities with huge followings are characters in a video game.


 

Andy Wood-Founder of Bridgetown Comedy Fest

 


 




 

 


 

#NOCAF2015 Friday, Jan 30th: Tonight’s Headliners!!!

Friday JAN 30th:

 

Friday 8PM- Zach McGovern and Brendon Walsh:

zach_brendonZach is a standup comedian and actor originally from Chicago who now calls New York City home. In the 5 years he’s been in NYC he’s honed his chops at all the major clubs as well as the not so major ones and every single dive bar with a half working mic. Zach has been featured on MTV, Rooftop Comedy, and ComedyTime TV to name a few (as in everything he’s done). He was also the warm up comic for the 2 year run of the only British to American TV show ever that didn’t become successful. Zach went to Rock Valley College, for awhile, and now lives in Astoria, NY.

Brendon Walsh established himself in comedy in Austin, TX. In 2004 Brendan won the “Funniest Person In Austin” contest and that same year he appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as his original character, “Scary Monster” (a terrible monster stand up comedian). He was voted “Best Stand-Up Comedian” in the Austin Chronicle’s “Readers Poll” two years in a row as well as appearing on season 9 of Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and on season 4 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

In 2008, Brandon was featured in the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, where he returned in 2010 to tape a special for HBO called “Funny As Hell”. Most recently, Berndon has appeared on CONAN on TBS and two episodes of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” on Comedy Central. He also recorded a Half Hour stand up special for Comedy Central which will be released in the spring of 2012.

In 2009, Bornden sold a scripted comedy, “Crowded Apartment” to Spike TV and currently has an untitled scripted project in development with Comedy Central. You can also see Brndeon regularly on “The World’s Dumbest” on Tru TV.

 

 

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Friday 10 PM -DJ Dougg Pound
DJ Dougg Pound“DJ Douggpound is the alter ego of Doug Lussenhop, who’s written for shows like The Eric Andre Show, Portlandia, and Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, but might be best known as the guy behind that distinctive Tim & Eric editing style. I think of him almost like the Del Close of internet videos in that he’s the most influential person nobody’s ever heard of. Anyways, Up Our Holes is an album of songs that have that same sensibility. Genre-wise, it kind of shifts from dance rap to really aggressively dry sketches to…uhh I dunno, it’s just supposed to be fun, and it is. So there you go. It’s worth noting that the songs on here have kind of deceptively big ideas (more than his earlier CD Pound It), like “Find Me,” a song about needing to get away from the city that even name-checks Christopher McCandless, or “Fuck No,” maybe the most “traditional” “comedy song,” about not wanting to give someone a ride to a party. Also, as with most of his other projects, there are connections to the larger world of Pound House, Awesome Show, etc. that you can appreciate if you’re into that, but if that’s not your thing, that’s totally cool too!”

 


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New Orleans Comedy and Arts Fest 2015: Tonight’s Headliners!!!

Thursday, JAN 29th:

 

Thursday 8PM – The Boys

The Boys are what’s left of Chicago Improv supergroups, Children of a Lesser God and The Playboys. Rachael and Susan are The Boys.

This show is improvised, unfettered dumb.

We make it worse.

Susan Messing created and teaches the Level Two curriculum at Chicago’s iO, is a founding member of The Annoyance Theatre, and creates for The Second City, where she is an alumna of the Chicago Main Stage. She is an adjunct professor for The University of Chicago, DePaul University, and The School at Steppenwolf. She performs with Blaine Swen in Blessing @ the iO, and Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance.

Rachael Mason, is the head of Advanced Improvisation for The Second City. In addition, she created the Scenic Improv and Dramatic Improv programs for The Second City Training Center. She has performed with Baby Wants Candy, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, The Second City National Touring Company, and is currently in the cast of The Second City Improv All-Stars.

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Thursday 10PM – Randy Liedtke

 

Randy Liedtke is a Los Angeles based Stand Up Comedian, Actor, and Writer.

He has performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Adam Devine’s House Party, and Last Comic Standing.

He was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2013 and was a stand out at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as part of the New Face showcase in 2014. You may have seen him on IFC’s Maron or heard his voice on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

 

 

 

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New Orleans Comedy and Arts Fest 2015 Starts Tonight!!!

Tonight, Wednesday JAN 28th Headliners,
“The Charlatans” and Naomi Grossman!!:

Wednesday 8 PM- All ages show-Featuring the Charlatans Comedy Magic Show

 

At last! Magic, Improv Comedy and Music in one exciting show. Dave Cox (Masters of Illusion) and Bill Chott (Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place) are The Charlatans. Grand finale includes a Murder Mystery! Suitable for All Ages.

 

“The Charlatans” are an experienced and award-winning pair of comedians and magicians. They perform an insane blend of comedy, magic, music and improvisation in a show that recently took the world famous Magic Castle by storm.

The Charlatans are​ ​Dave Cox and Bill Chott​ ​They​ ​are favorites at the World Famous Magic Castle, and known individually for their appearances on TV’s Masters of Illusion and Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, respectively. They perform nationally and internationally and are making their New Orleans debut at LaNuit in the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival.

The pair met in 1997 as founders of the long running hit show Opening Night: the Improvised Musical at iO West. Long-time magicians and improvisers in their own right, they discovered that they shared a love for improv, music and especially magic.

 

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Wednesday 10 PM- Naomi Grossman and Friends (American Horror Story)

Naomi Grossman is best known for her portrayal of “Pepper” in “American Horror Story: Asylum.” Previously, she wrote, produced, and starred in her second hit solo show, “Carnival Knowledge: Love, Lust, and other Human Oddities,” which enjoyed a twice-extended, sold-out run and rave reviews (“Recommended” by LA Weekly); the show was then reprised at the world-famous fringe theatre festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, where it received more critical praise (4 stars: The Scotsman, Broadway Baby, Fringe Review) and a transfer to London’s West End (Leicester Square Theatre). It was later reprised Off Off Broadway in New York. Its predecessor, “Girl in Argentine Landscape,” also received critical acclaim (LA Weekly, “Pick of the Week”) and earned her an LA Weekly Theater Award nomination for best solo performance. Naomi also toured with “Girl…” to Chicago’s Single File Festival, the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, and the New York International Fringe Festival. A graduate in theatre from Northwestern University and a former member of the esteemed Groundlings Sunday Company, Naomi has starred in numerous self-penned/produced comedic shorts under her “Red Meat Entertainment” umbrella, as well as recently appeared in her first feature film, “Table for Three.”

 

 

SOLD OUT

 

 

National comedians taking the stage at New Orleans Arts and Comedy Festival

An article about NOCAF 2015

 

 

NOCAF 2015 Schedule

Wednesday, Jan 28th 8PM

Thursday, Jan 30th 8PM

Friday, Jan 31st 8PM

Host: Kelly Stone Host: Zach McGovernHost: Jackie Jenkins
Scott Blacks
Mikey Swenson
Juan Lozano
Nikki wantz
Zach McGovern
ComedySportz
The Charlatans
Nikki Wantz
Danny Palmer
Scott Oddo
Jay Flemming
Black by popular demand
The Boys
Scott blacks
Joseph Larkin
Jordan Fried
T-Ray Bergeron
Blair Socci
Kelly Stone
Zach McGovern
Brendon Walsh

Wednesday, 10PM

Thursday, 10PM

Fridady, 10PM

Host: Yvonne LandryHost: T-Ray BergeronHost: Danny Palmer
Phfred
Joseph Larkin
Jackie Jenkins Jr.
Jordan Fried
Walker Hays
Jeffrey Baldinger
Blair Socci
Dj Dougg Pound
Naomi & Friends
The Ladies Room
Tiny Circus
Empty Promises
Ph Fred
Walker hays
Brendon Walsh
Randy Leidtke
Mikey Swenson
Jeffrey Baldinger
Scott Oddo
Juan Lozano
Bill Chott
Randy Leidtke
Dj Dougg Pound

NOCAF 2015 proudly sponsored by Old New Orleans Rum

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NOCAF2015 in today’s New Orleans Advocate!!

One week away from NOCAF 2015!! Friday, Jan 30th’s Headliner

Friday JAN 30th:

 

Friday 8PM- Zach McGovern and Brendon Walsh:

zach_brendonZach is a standup comedian and actor originally from Chicago who now calls New York City home. In the 5 years he’s been in NYC he’s honed his chops at all the major clubs as well as the not so major ones and every single dive bar with a half working mic. Zach has been featured on MTV, Rooftop Comedy, and ComedyTime TV to name a few (as in everything he’s done). He was also the warm up comic for the 2 year run of the only British to American TV show ever that didn’t become successful. Zach went to Rock Valley College, for awhile, and now lives in Astoria, NY.

Brendon Walsh established himself in comedy in Austin, TX. In 2004 Brendan won the “Funniest Person In Austin” contest and that same year he appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as his original character, “Scary Monster” (a terrible monster stand up comedian). He was voted “Best Stand-Up Comedian” in the Austin Chronicle’s “Readers Poll” two years in a row as well as appearing on season 9 of Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and on season 4 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

In 2008, Brandon was featured in the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, where he returned in 2010 to tape a special for HBO called “Funny As Hell”. Most recently, Berndon has appeared on CONAN on TBS and two episodes of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show” on Comedy Central. He also recorded a Half Hour stand up special for Comedy Central which will be released in the spring of 2012.

In 2009, Bornden sold a scripted comedy, “Crowded Apartment” to Spike TV and currently has an untitled scripted project in development with Comedy Central. You can also see Brndeon regularly on “The World’s Dumbest” on Tru TV.

 

 

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Friday 10 PM -DJ Dougg Pound
DJ Dougg Pound“DJ Douggpound is the alter ego of Doug Lussenhop, who’s written for shows like The Eric Andre Show, Portlandia, and Tim & Eric’s Awesome Show, but might be best known as the guy behind that distinctive Tim & Eric editing style. I think of him almost like the Del Close of internet videos in that he’s the most influential person nobody’s ever heard of. Anyways, Up Our Holes is an album of songs that have that same sensibility. Genre-wise, it kind of shifts from dance rap to really aggressively dry sketches to…uhh I dunno, it’s just supposed to be fun, and it is. So there you go. It’s worth noting that the songs on here have kind of deceptively big ideas (more than his earlier CD Pound It), like “Find Me,” a song about needing to get away from the city that even name-checks Christopher McCandless, or “Fuck No,” maybe the most “traditional” “comedy song,” about not wanting to give someone a ride to a party. Also, as with most of his other projects, there are connections to the larger world of Pound House, Awesome Show, etc. that you can appreciate if you’re into that, but if that’s not your thing, that’s totally cool too!”

 


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One week away from NOCAF 2015!! Thursday, Jan 29th’s Headliners

Thursday, JAN 29th:

 

Thursday 8PM – The Boys

The Boys are what’s left of Chicago Improv supergroups, Children of a Lesser God and The Playboys. Rachael and Susan are The Boys.

This show is improvised, unfettered dumb.

We make it worse.

Susan Messing created and teaches the Level Two curriculum at Chicago’s iO, is a founding member of The Annoyance Theatre, and creates for The Second City, where she is an alumna of the Chicago Main Stage. She is an adjunct professor for The University of Chicago, DePaul University, and The School at Steppenwolf. She performs with Blaine Swen in Blessing @ the iO, and Messing with a Friend at The Annoyance.

Rachael Mason, is the head of Advanced Improvisation for The Second City. In addition, she created the Scenic Improv and Dramatic Improv programs for The Second City Training Center. She has performed with Baby Wants Candy, The Annoyance, ComedySportz, iO, The Second City National Touring Company, and is currently in the cast of The Second City Improv All-Stars.

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Thursday 10PM – Randy Liedtke

 

Randy Liedtke is a Los Angeles based Stand Up Comedian, Actor, and Writer.

He has performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Adam Devine’s House Party, and Last Comic Standing.

He was one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2013 and was a stand out at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as part of the New Face showcase in 2014. You may have seen him on IFC’s Maron or heard his voice on Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time.

 

 

 

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