Saturday, September 3rd

9:30pm @ The Velveeta Room This venue is cash only. Pay once, stay as long as you want


Lashonda Lester

Lashonda has been working in show business for more than 20 years. Her comedic material draws on her various crazy life adventures, including working in pro wrestling, politics, and everything in between.

Lashonda won the First Annual Kick Butt Comedy Tournament in 2008, was a semifinalist in the 2009 & 2011 Funniest Person In Austin competition and written and performed her one woman show 'Shondee Superstar: This Sh!t Really Happened.' When not performing, Lashonda enjoys buying stupid items on eBay and returning them.


Jarret Berenstein

Jarret Berenstein performs sharp and intelligent stand up comedy of exceptional quality, and only resorts to curses and references to body parts when it is a matter of life or death. He is exactly as funny as surgery is serious. Also, the New York Times called him "handsome" once.

Jarret Berenstein is a writer and comedian living in New York City. Born in Los Angeles, he moved east in 2001 and has been performing stand up and comedic improv there ever since. He has participated in comedy festivals all over the country (and Canada!) and can frequently be seen at Comic Strip Live, New York Comedy Club, and The Magnet Theater, as well as random bars and also his apartment.


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 Howtosuckatcomedy.com. 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)


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 boingboing.net, 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.


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


Ryan Dalton

The culmination of Ryan Dalton's comedy comes from his life experiences as a resident of Cleveland, Ohio. The subjects covered in has act will be race, marriage, paranoia, fairness, and social injustice. All of these topics will be heavily marinated in silliness with a sarcasm glaze!

Ryan's standup has led him to regular appearances in the country's best comedy clubs. Ryan is a regular on the nationally syndicated, "Bob and Tom Radio Show" , and he was featured as one of "Myspace.com's Featured Comedians." Ryan made his television debut on the third season of Comedy Central's  "LIVE AT GOTHAM" and he recently returned from his first USO tour of Qatar and Afghanistan.