Thursday, September 1st

10:30pm @ The Velveeta Room This venue is cash only. Pay once, stay as long as you want

Jonathan Pace

Jonathan weaves language into humorous and insightful observations and anecdotes. Some describe his comedy as "smart," a description that Jonathan disagrees with. Watching one of his sets will make you a better person, or at least a drunker person. Also, poop jokes.

Jonathan is based out of Austin, TX where he's been a finalist in that city's "Funniest Person in Austin" contest. He's also been invited to perform in SXSW's Comedy Death-Ray showcase and was recognized as a newcomer worthy of more attention at the 2008 Aspen Comedy Festival. The most fun he's ever had was opening for Norm MacDonald.

Lianne Mauladin

Lianne Mauladin delivers her unique style of Canadian rocker chick stand-up. Performing across Canada and the US, this edgy lady keeps her audience laughing by blindsiding them with the unexpected. Lianne shoots from the hip and her comedic performance can be enjoyed by people of all walks of life (but mostly bikers and 80's rockers!) Road trippin', concerts, sexcapades, baby hating, old people lovin', X-rated stuff and more!

Lianne's an Aquarius who loves rock stars and old people. She's a relative newcomer to the stand up scene and her take on life is definitely unique. She's performed at the Comedy Bar, Second City, Yuk Yuk's, Absolute Comedy, The Rivoli and several other comedy clubs in and around Toronto. She has also performed in Tampa, Clearwater, San Francisco, Monterey, Santa Cruz, the Comedy Store in West Hollywood and Comic Strip Live in NYC.

Lianne has qualified for and competed in many significant comedy contests with great results!She was selected by the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund to perform in the annual Freshmeat Showcase at Second City in 2010.

Her comedy has been recorded for broadcast on XM Satellite Radio's Laugh Attack, CBC Radio and also televised on Bite TV.

Lianne has studied Improv and Stand-up at the Second City Training Centre and taken Stand Up Comedy workshops with Dawn Whitwell. She has performed with such comics as Jason Blanchard, Evan Carter, Martha Chavez, Shelley Marshall, Mark Forward, Debra Di Giovanni and Elvira Kurt.

Previous Festival Appearances:
- Selected for Tim Sims Encouragement Fund to perform in the annual Freshmeat Showcase

Erik Bergstrom

Erik Bergstrom's jokes have been described as clever, dark, and economic. Delivered through his steady baritone voice, he has been described as a disappointed David Lynch for kids. Except he makes sense.

Erik Bergstrom is a comedian and illustrator who lives in New York city. His book 'Grimmer Tales' has been released with Plume, an imprint of Penguin Books. It has been featured in the New York Post, AM New York, Boston's Weekly Dig, on, and more. His work has also appeared as part of Top Shelf 2.0 and in Giant Robot. He performs comedy nearly every night at venues such as The Comic Strip Live, Eastville Comedy Club, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, etc. He has been nominated for Time Out New York's Joke of the year. You can also catch him on his weekly show Sunday Night Stand-Up in the East Village.

Previous Festival Appearances:
- Time Out New York nominated me for joke of the year 2009.

Ravi Kiran

Ravi Kiran's performances are a mix of absurd non-sequiturs, one-liners, and longer jokes about his strange take on life. Many of his jokes are "time-release" jokes, which take a moment or two to register with the audience.

Ravi Kiran has been performing since 2007. In addition to his adventures in stand-up, he is also the writer/director/editor of the sketch video group SnuggleBiscuit.

Previous Festival Appearances:
- Semi-finalist, Funniest Comic in Dallas, 2010

Maggie Maye

Maggie Maye uses her charm, wit and backhanded form of observational humour to make you laugh and think.

Maggie Maye has always loved and had a knack for making people laugh. An actress and writer since childhood, she finally decided to try what people suggested she do for her whole life- stand up comedy.

From her first time on stage, Maggie knew she was in love. Since then, Maggie has been called "one of the hottest up and coming comics in Austin." She has had the opportunity to work with some comedic heavy hitters, such as Felicia Michaels, Rachel Feinstein and the legendary Paul Mooney, who not only told her she was funny, but gave her the nickname "Black Barbie."

She's also been a featured performer at the Women in Comedy Festival, the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, as well as the Ladies are Funny Festival.

Previous Festival Appearances:

-Women in Comedy Festival (Boston, MA; 2011)
-Ladies are Funny Festival (Austin, Tx; 2010 & 2011)
-Out of Bounds Comedy Festival (Austin, Tx; 2010)
-Funniest Person in Austin Finalist (2010)
-Funniest Person in South Texas Finalist (2011)

Chelcie Rice

Chelcie Rice brings his life to the stage as only he can. Living life as a 46 yr old diabetic, temp employee with loss of vision in one eye can only be funny, right?!

Chelcie Rice has been performing stand up comedy since 2001 and is also creator of the blog He's also the the brains behind Sugar Free Comedy. A stand up comedy showcase in Atlanta, GA that donates funds to the American Diabetes Association. Chelcie is a 20 year type 1 diabetic and decided to use comedy as a way to shed light on this disease and help others avoid developing it.

Previous Festival Appearances:
- Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2008
- Laugh Your Asheville Off Festival (Asheville, NC)
- Cape Fear Comedy Festival (Wilmington NC)

Kat Radley

Kat Radley kills crowds with her unique perspective on family, dating, and what it's like to lead a double life as a comedian and a Catholic school teacher. Her jokes have an unexpected and irreverent edge, which makes crowds laugh, then pray for forgiveness later. There is no telling what she might say onstage, but like any good Irish Catholic, one thing's for sure, she will be drinking heavily after the show.

Kat made her stand-up debut by competing in Rooftop Comedy's National College Comedy Competition, where the public voted her into the Final Four, landing her a spot in the 2008 Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Since then she has performed in the 2010 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, on Tom Arnold's Laughing with the Stars at the Laugh Factory, and at clubs and colleges across the country. She won second place in the "Funniest Comic in SoCal Contest" at the Jon Lovitz Club and she performs improvisational comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. Most recently, Kat got the attention of media and audience alike at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston where she took home the 2011 Friars Club Audience Award.

Previous Festival Appearances:
- Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, May 2008
- World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas, September 2010
- Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, March 2011