It’s another round of #VRcomedy! JASH is back for a line up of laughter March 25.
Join your favorite local and national improv comedians – as they make us all laugh in virtual reality, sporting their best avatars. (Somewhere James Cameron is weeping with envy).
It’s like we’re combining robots and comedy over here in AltspaceVR, which = awesomeness. This would totally make Arnold Schwarzenegger jealous, so don’t tell him. We can already hear his Austrian accent riffing, ‘I’ll be back’. No Arnold, no you won’t be back, not for this line up. This is for the comedians only.
So RSVP below! And… Follow the fun on twitter at #VRcomedy. See you in VR! ** Shows may include colorful language and topics appropriate for mature audiences only. **
Heather Anne Campbell is an Emmy nominated writer and voice actress for FOX’s ADHD and cast member of CW’s Whose Line is it Anyway. Her credits include Saturday Night Live, The Eric Andre Show, Drew Carey’s Improv-a-Ganza, Incredible Crew, MADtv, Amsterdam’s Boom Chicago, and The Groundlings Sunday Company. She’s been nominated for both an American Comedy Award and a Webby, and interviewed by Time Magazine. She performs live at UCB Los Angeles with The Midnight Show and in the long-form improv show Last Day of School. Her Cagematch team, Heather&Miles, is the longest-running team in UCBLA history, with 49 wins.
Formerly, Heather was senior editor of Play Magazine and Geek Monthly. She still plays video games every day.
Miles Stroth has been performing weekly since 1992 and has performed in well over 1000 long-form shows. Miles has created or had a hand in creating many of the long-forms that play around the country today. Among them, The Armando, The Deconstruction, The Movie, The Lerand and Two-Person Long-Form. Among the improv shows, Three Mad Rituals, Dynamite Fun Nest, The Armando Diaz Theatrical Experience, Movement and Hootenanny, Zumpf, Assscat, and Heather & Miles. Stroth began his study of improv in 1987 at the famed Second City Theater in Chicago. If you want more on Miles, google him.
Previous VR Comedy Lineups:
January 20th, 6:00pm PST Improv Comedy Night with Josh Brekhus, Danny Cohen, Beth Lepley, and Ali Ghandour
Four improv comedians live in full-body tracking suits – what could go wrong? Join Josh Brekhus, Beth Lepley, Danny Cohen and Ali Ghandour in a night full of side-splitting laughter.
Josh Brekhus is a comedian/writer/performer living in LA. After graduating from Arizona State University, Josh began to dabble in stand-up, winning a “Live at Gotham” contest, where he had the privilege of opening for Louis C.K. In 2010, he moved to LA and began his formal comedic training at the UCB Theatre.
Danny Cohen is a writer/performer and proud product of the Washington, DC Public School System. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2008 without ever attending a football game, he moved out to Sunny Los Angeles and began taking classes at UCB in 2009 in Gloomy Los Angeles. You may know Danny from his one-man improvised concert Danny Cohen’s Greatest Hits or Minutia, the funny satirical magazine he runs. He’s also written web commercials, videos and theme park attractions.
Beth Lepley is a writer and performer from Annapolis, Maryland. She studied theater at Chapman University and then moved to Los Angeles to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Her credits range from feature films to music videos, as well as sketch videos for Typecast, Funny Or Die and various PRESTIGIOUS YouTube channels.
Ali Ghandour is an actor and writer from Azusa, CA who can be seen performing weekly with UCB Harold team The Dragons. After graduating from UCLA, Ali ran headfirst into the world of improv and sketch, carving out a spot on the mainstage at Ultimate Improv in Westwood and performing weekly in the iO West X-Ecution. Ali and some buds also founded the film/improv team The Wait List where he’s written, produced, and acted in tons of sketches and short films for folks like The Laugh Factory and MTV. Their original series ‘Teenage Mountain Lion’ premiered on Hulu in 2014 and Ali is still trying to convince his dad that his character really picks up around episode 4.
LIVE IN ALTSPACEVR: FIRST EVER #VRCOMEDY WEEK!
December 2, 6:00pm PST Improv Night with Adam McCabe and Robert Chan
Watch what happens live when we throw two improv veterans from the esteemed Upright Citizens Brigade into VR, with full body tracking suits.
Adam McCabe is a performer/writer/teacher from the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. He is a member of the veteran house team Bangarang! and has toured the country with them. He’s written for [Adult Swim], Funny Or Die and starred in the award winning comedy feature Detective Detective Detective.
Robert Chan is an 18-year sketch and improv veteran – writing, performing, and hosting shows at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Second City Hollywood, and ComedySportz. He is currently a writer for Yahoo and performs in Doctor Who Live at iO West and conventions around the country.
December 3, 6:00pm PST Stand-up Comedy Night with Tony Baker, Moses Storm, Brandon Wardell and Ever Mainard, hosted by Brad Silnutzer
Coming to you from JASH Network HQ in Los Angeles – what could go wrong when we push comedians into VR? We could tell you how amazing this line-up is going to be, or you could just come by and see for yourself, which is what we’re recommending.
Moses Storm is an Actor/Comedian born in the midwest. He spent the first half of his life traveling in a bus with his family of missionaries. After years of extreme religious repression and homeschooling, Moses has emerged with a highly unique comic voice and knowing nothing about “Science”. Moses can be seen starring on the HULU series 4 TO 9ERS, NBC episodic ABOUT A BOY, and the Universal movie UNFRIENDED. Moses is a very gifted young stand-up, host and sketch comedian and currently co-hosts & produces a bi-monthly show on the Nerdist stage at Meltdown called, THIS SHOW IS YOUR SHOW and TRIFECTA at UCB Sunset. Moses is also an acclaimed storyteller. He won the Moth’s GrandSLAM and has been featured on KCRW several times. He also gained a large social media following this year from his viral video and social media posts detailing how he tried to throw his own birthday party at the Chilli’s To-Go at LAX. His newest social experiment is entitled #MODERN MILLENNIAL, which began as a Kickstarter campaign that was fully funded and had him living full time at an art installation in Downtown LA in September 2014…..And yeah, that’s his real name.
Brandon Wardell is an actor, writer, and standup comedian who Vulture calls one of The Top 50 Comedians To Know in 2015. He has performed at festivals including SXSW in Austin, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland, and the Bentzen Ball in DC. Based in Los Angeles, he is a egular at all the popular venues including Meltdown, the Hollywood Improv, The Virgil, and UCB. In 2014, and at 22 years old, Brandon impressively toured with Bob Odenkirk as feature act for Bob’s standup album, “Amateur Hour.” This year, Brandon has been touring with Bo Burnham and has collaborated with various outlets
Ever Mainard is one of the fastest rising comics in the alternative scene. Ever’s spontaneous characters, quick witted anecdotes, and quirky mannerisms will have you laughing well after her performance.Ever’s background in improv gives her the ability to create visceral and border line cathartic moments in her crowd work and off the cuff riffs. As seen on Funny or Die’s OddBall Festival. JFL (CHICAGO), SF SKETCHFEST, JEZEBEL.COM, BITCH MAGAZINE, and more
Brad Silnutzer is a comic/writer/producer living in Los Angeles. He wrote for Penn and Teller: Fool Us and produces the monthly show Brew HaHa: The Comedy Show Drinking Game.
Tony Baker is a comedian living in Los Angeles. He was featured in the second season of Comedy Central’s Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution and on “Last Comic Standing” on NBC. He won the 37th Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition, as well as the Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Competition at the Ice House in Los Angeles.
December 4. 4:00pm PST Stand-up Comedy with Kate Willett, Jesse Hett and Samantha Gilweit
We have assembled a ridiculously awesome line-up of Bay Area comedians to take you into the weekend laughing – who gets work done on a Friday afternoon anyways? So join us for this hilarious event and prepare for the whole sore face thing that happens when you laugh too hard (is there really such a thing?).
San Francisco Magazine describes Kate Willett as a “comedian you should know about” so here’s the deetz: Kate’s a regular at the San Francisco Punchline, Cobb’s, The Improv, Rooster T Feather’s and basically every dive bar and theater in town. She’s proud to have been part of the past two SF Sketchfest Festivals and to have opened for some of her favorite comics including Margaret Cho, Anthony Jeselnik, and Jackie Kashian. She is the host and producer of four San Francisco comedy shows, including The Mission Position, the Comikaze Lounge, Live at Deluxe, and Comedy at the Convent. You’ll also find Kate featured on This is not Happening on Comedy Central come February.
Jesse Hett was born in a town called Newton, Kansas. After that, he learned to walk and talk and ride a bike and do a bunch of other stuff. He also moved to a lot of different places, and now lives in Oakland, California. His comedy has been described as “Really great” by a lot of people and “Not really that great” by fewer people. Jesse performs at clubs and colleges and warehouses and furniture stores and bars all over the place.
Samantha Gilweit is a single mother, writer, and comedian based in Oakland, CA. Her life is an open book – a book of cleverly constructed confessions and criticisms. Samantha’s comedy has been described as personal, clever and fearless, or as Larry “Bubbles” Brown said after seeing her perform, “She smoked that room like a crack pipe.” Samantha has performed at the Punch Line in San Francisco and other venues all over the Bay Area and Los Angeles. This year, Samantha was invited to compete in the 39th San Francisco International Comedy Competition.