Thursday, September 1st

9pm @ The Velveeta Room This venue is cash only. Pay once, stay as long as you want

Katie Pengra

Katie Pengra is new to the comedy scene and has not yet grown bitter or angry at anyone in particular. She is not depressed, over/under sexed, nor does she suffer from any form of body dysmorphia, so there will probably not be any jokes on those topics. Things she just MIGHT talk about: eating her feelings in cheese form, working at a drive-thru Starbuck's, and the fact that most people find her vocal inflections to be grating.

Katie tried the Funniest Person In Austin contest for the first time this year, and was proud that she did not vomit on stage. That was a big accomplishment. In addition to stand up, Katie created a sketch comedy group that toured Hollywood in 2009, has been in numerous plays and short films and is a monthly contributor to the variety show, The Encyclopedia Show: Austin. Her general style runs in the vein of 'fart jokes will never not be funny'.

Previous Festival Appearances:

- Funniest Person In Austin 2011
- "Best Of" Austin Chronicle Award for The Encyclopedia Show: Austin (
- Los Angeles Comedy Festival 2009

Adam Pateman

Adam Pateman is a New York-based comedian originally from Vancouver B.C. who loves bull-dogs, curry, and writing bios in the third-person. He recently recorded his national half-hour comedy special, which will air this year on The Comedy Network. He was also the winner of Vancouver's People's Choice Comedy Competition in 2009 and was featured in The Vancouver Comedy Festival and on XM Radio, Rooftop Comedy, various TV commercials, and the film Nightmare at the End of the Hall. Pateman's comedic perspective is that of a grown-up child of the 90's, examining the identity of his generation, marbled with absurd simulations of sounds from day-to-day-life.

Previous Festival Appearances:

- 2008 Vancouver International Comedy Festival
- Winner of the 2009 Vancouver People's Choice Comedy Competition

Erik Anker

Erik Anker started performing comedy in Spokane, WA. Shortly after he moved to Denver where he quickly became a regular feature and occasional headliner at clubs and bars all around Colorado, and achieved the status of "Almost Famous" at Comedy Works, a nationally renowned comedy club.

Erin Lennox

Erin Lennox is based in Brooklyn, NY. She hosts a weekly show at the People's Improv Theater and a monthly variety show at 11th St bar in New York's East Village called: I LIKE YOU TOO.

She has performed at the Women in Comedy Festival, the Bridgetown Comedy festival and as an opening act for Dawn Landes and the Hounds southern tour. She opens for lots of bands because they don't know much about comedy.

Previous Festival Appearances
- Selected for Caroline's funniest competition Dec 2010
- Women In Comedy Festival 2011
- Bridgetown Comedy Festival 2011

Aaron Hertzog

With his stand-up Aaron invites you in, sharing his unique and geeky perspective on pop culture as well as a constant self-deprecation, examining how he constantly makes the wrong decisions in his personal life. All of this is sprinkled with jovial invitations of friendships, absurd flights of fantasy, and singing. Lots of singing.

Aaron Hertzog is a comedian based out of Philadelphia, where he started performing stand-up in 2006. Since then, he has developed a reputation as one of the best comedians in the city, making last year's list of Ten Best Comedians in Philadelphia, according to He was also second runner-up in Helium Comedy Club's 2010 Philly's Phunniest Person Competition, beating out over 150 other competitors. He is a regular host at Helium and he often performs at other comedy clubs and alt rooms throughout the region.

Previous Festival Appearances:
- 2009 Helium Comedy Club's Philly's Funniest Contest (Semi-Finalist)
- 2009 Named one of the top 10 comedians in Philadelphia by
- 2010 Helium Comedy Club's Philly's Funniest Contest (Third Place)

Kevin McCaffrey

Kevin McCaffrey is a comedian and writer based out of New York City. Since 2004 he has been a contributing monologue writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. Kevin has appeared on Letterman many times as an actor, once being hosed down by Dave with a fire extinguisher. To his knowledge, this is a distinction Kevin shares only with Richard Simmons.

Kevin also currently appears as a commentator on TruTV's series "The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest" where he says snarky things, mostly about unsuccessful criminals.

"McCaffrey's set will go beyond monologue one-liners, but expect the same sort of laid-back persona of a late night talk show host." -NewCity Stage (Chicago, IL)

"...very friendly, extremely funny..."

"Kevin McCaffrey is a name you should know." -Pioneer Press (Evanston, IL)

Previous Festival Appearances
- Boston Comedy Festival, '08-'09
- North Carolina Comedy Festival, '10
- Detroit Comedy Festival, '11