Amelita Lijek

Amelita Lijek

New York, NY Amelita Lijek has been writing and performing comedic songs since she was in 7th grade and discovered that her soccer coaches would forget that she was supposed to be doing anything athletic if she was making them laugh. Her 2003 parody of “Stacy’s Mom,” eloquently called “The Yankees Suck,” was quite clearly the reason the Red Sox were able to break the Curse of the Bambino in 2004, and since then her love of comedic music and song parodies deepened. When she realized she could claim her interest in comedic music to be a passing fancy no longer, she started making music videos for her songs such as “Gotta Say Hi” – a parody of Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High)” about dogs – and performing all around New York City, including in the 2016 NY Funny Songs Fest. Her biggest comedic influences are Stephen Lynch, Flight of the Conchords, Tenacious D, The Lonely Island, and dogs in costume. Link to...
Girls Girls Girls Improvised Musicals

Girls Girls Girls Improvised Musicals

Austin, TX Girls Girls Girls Improvised Musicals is Austin, Texas’ longest running all-female musical improvisation troupe and has been an artistic collective since September 2002. We have had the pleasure of performing in festivals in New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, Honolulu, Atlanta, Dallas and, of course, our home of Austin, Texas. GGG is the 2012 and 2014 recipient of the B. Iden Payne “Rudy Kloptic Award for Outstanding Improvisational Theatre Ensemble”. Other recognitions include “Best of the Week” at Frontera Fest (ATX) and “Austin’s Best Improv Troupe” in the Austin Chronicle. GGG conceived and produced the Ladies Are Funny Festival (L.A.F.F.), a comedy showcase for women from around the world. Link to...
King of Kong: A Musical Parody

King of Kong: A Musical Parody

Los Angeles, CA/New York, NY Musical King of Kong: A Musical Parody is written and performed by Amber Ruffin, current writer for Late Night With Seth Meyers and veteran of Boom Chicago and The Second City, and Lauren Van Kurin, a veteran of The Second City, Annoyance, iO and Sacred Fools, they challenge us to a game of Donkey Kong against Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe in this 2 person musical comedy inspired by the cult documentary King of Kong, which follows 2 men on their quest to hold the Donkey Kong classic video game high score. King of Kong: A Musical Parody, won Best Musical in the New York and Hollywood International Fringe Festivals. The New York Times called it “Joyfully Daft!” You’ll meet Billy Mitchell, the evil Donkey Kong champion from Hollywood Florida with it all; hot hair, a hot wife and a hot sauce business. Nothing can get in this reigning Donkey Kong Champion’s way. Or can it? His competitor, Steve Wiebe, the constantly failing to succeed family man with a secret talent for playing Donkey Kong. Will Billy Mitchell continue to be number 1 or will Steve Wiebe triumph and take the crown?...
Noelle Hoffman

Noelle Hoffman

Solo Sketch Comedy Noelle Hoffman is a Chicago-based musical comedian and has appeared at The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, the Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, and Femproviser Fest (San Francisco). With the voice of a Disney princess (who swears a lot), Noelle explores the highs and lows of love, sex, and being a woman through a musical journey that will be stuck in your head for days. Noelle is definitely still single and if you want to buy her a breakfast taco, you should. Link to...
Premiere: The Improvised Musical

Premiere: The Improvised Musical

New York City Welcome to Premiere: The Improvised Musical, featuring NYC’s top musical comedy performers and instructors from the Magnet Theater! The cast takes a suggestion from the audience and turns it into a fully crafted narrative musical — each character, song, and dance number is entirely made up! Running for over a year, Premiere is led by legendary Magnet Musical Director Frank Spitznagel, and with a cast whose professional credits include Second City, Baby Wants Candy, HBO and Comedy Central, Premiere is THE top musical improv show in New York. Link to...