Sat Sep 1st 8pm Velveeta

Saturday, September 1st

8:00 pm at The Velveeta Room

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Chris Darden

Chris Darde is an energetic, lovable mess. He ridesthe fence between mainstream and alternative comedy but leans towards the alt side. His set consists of slice of life humor, impressions and characters, and a bit of the absurd.

Darden cut his teeth performing standup in Charleston, SC where he went to college. He moved back to Texas and hit it hard, becoming a a local favorite, performing at clubs, bars and colleges in the DFW area.

Chris was a Finalist in the Funniest Comic in Texas 2011,
ppened for Aries Spears at the Addison Improv (6 shows), and opened for April Macie at Hyena's Fort Worth(4 shows) March 30th - 31st.

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Michele Durante

Long Island, NY

Michele shares with her audiences her experiences as a former New York City Police Detective, being one of the few females on the force, being openly gay. Her edgy humor connects with audiences of all ages and genders.

Michele Durante has been performing stand up comedy in and around New York since 2008. A recent appearance at the Boston Comedy Festival; her stories of family and friends, have entertained audiences from all over New York and the Tri-State area. Michele has opened for a number of well-known headliners and appeared in the Women In Comedy Festival.

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Danny Palmer

Cleveland, OH

Danny looks like the typical corn fed boy from the Midwest yet his style and material have a distinct and unique edge. Audiences feel at ease with Danny quickly thanks to his laid back style and approachability.

He consistently receives enthusiastic feedback about his ability to spontaneously interact with audiences and is frequently asked to emcee stand up shows at clubs around New York City.

He has appeared in the 2012 New Orleans Comedy Festival, late night shows at Comic Strip Live, and will soon be performing at the Catch a Rising Star comedy clubs.

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Paul Oddo


Paul Oddo (Oh-Dough) has been performing and obsessively creating his original style of comedy for nearly a decade. His voice and perspective are uniquely his own, making him difficult to compare to other comedians.

Through his practice & study of Stand up, Improv and Sketch comedy his stage presence is both methodical and fluid. Each of his shows are different, and have a certain "had to be there" element that makes them especially fun and memorable. Paul claims that his ultimate goal is to, "make the audience feel like we're old friends, finding the laughs together, as though we're at a great party". Paul has appeared in the New York and Boston Comedy Festivals.

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Leah Dubie

Leah Dubie has been called "smart and opinionated" by Time Out New York and "a little fresh" by her mom. Her stand up can be described as "steady like a train"...or was that Johnny Cash? She is honest, quick whitted and according to the Bandaras News, has a "sarcastic likeability reminiscent of Chelsea Handler." In short, she is funny and will make you laugh repeatedly.

Leah Dubie used to charge at people with a stick. She played Division 1 lacrosse for Hofstra University where her talents were quickly wasted as the size of her liver rapidly grew. Following graduation she worked as a rich and powerful television producer which she subsequently left to become a poor and exhausted stand up comedian. Leah's jokes have been featured in Time Out NY and Playboy Magazine. Her musings have been heard on FREE FM, Sirius, The Joey Reynolds Show and broadcast on a broadband channel in the back of NYC cabs. She has performed at the Boston Comedy Festival, Women In Comedy Festival and was a semi finalist in the NY Comedy Competition. She has been seen on LOGO, Tru TV's "The Smoking Gun Presents," WE "Cinematherapy" and Here! TV's "Hot, Gay Comics."

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Bryan Gutmann

Bryan Gutmann is an Austin, Texas comedian who has been gaining national attention since he began performing seven years ago. While attending college he began hitting open mics and quickly established himself within the local comedy scene. His brand of quiet, insightful, and often light hearted comedy eventually gained not only local recognition, but also national recognition when he was asked to perform on Comedy Central's 'Live At Gotham' in 2007. Since then, Bryan has won the prestigious Funniest Person in Austin contest, and has opened for such names as Doug Benson, Marc Maron, Dave Attell and Norm MacDonald. Most recently, Bryan was a part of the famous "Just for Laughs" Festival in Montreal.

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