Fri, 11pm – Velveeta

Friday, August 30th

11:00 pm at The Velveeta Room

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Kerri Lendo - 1845


Kerri Lendo got her start writing for her college humor magazine, Phroth at Penn State. Since moving to Austin eight years ago, Kerri has performed on stages all around town and traveled with such comics as Maria Bamford. She has been a finalist in the Funniest Person in Austin contest. Kerri was the co-host of the web show Inside Joke. She's is also an award winning filmmaker.

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Omar Shaukat - 1703

Washington DC

Omar Shaukat's stand-up is a self-deprecating assault on his own psyche. His comedy makes his life as a early twenties liberal-arts major the butt of most jokes, and allows audience members to feel better about themselves at his own expense.

After being introduced to comedy during his college years in Seattle, WA, Omar Shaukat moved back home to Washington, D.C. to begin honing his craft as a comedian and improv comic. Omar has performed standup at the DC Improv, Seattle Comedy Underground, and Tacoma Comedy Club.

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Tim Messenger - 1756


Tim Messenger delivers smart, thoughtful, comedy using absurdism and a dark lens of perception. He is able to navigate between a number of comedic styles from biting sarcasm to an eccentric blend of silliness and wordplay. Tim began performing stand-up comedy in Denver and soon was performing all over the centennial state before relocating to Boston, then to DC earning the laughs and respect from comedians and audiences alike. He recently returned to Denver taking the stage, and stuffing meaning and hilarity into his abnormal views of the world one joke at a time.

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Anna Suzuki - 1664

Shizuoka, Japan (now NYC)

Anna Suzuki's comedy has been described as "probably illegal in China." (-Her dad's Chinese coworker) Based on her experiences growing up in Shizuoka, Japan as a half-Japanese, half-Jewish person, Anna's stand-up comedy weaves together cultural similarities, differences, character work, storytelling, (maybe a lot of) anecdotes about Japanese porn (because they're pretty messed up, right?) and other elements.

Anna Suzuki was born and raised in Japan (by a Jewish dad and a Japanese mom, which makes her a Jap Jap). Currently based in NYC, Anna performs comedy all over the city. She is currently co-producer/co-host of the variety show, Soul Glo Project (UCB East Theater) and Okie Dokie Super Fun Time Now! (Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn). Credits include: CollegeHumor, AOL, NY International Fringe Festival, Hapa Japan Festival (USC, LA), UCB, PIT, Stand Up NY, and more.

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Zach Peterson - 1536

Omaha, NE

Zach Peterson's stand up comedy is mainly observational jokes that deal with his own life, and the things that define him or at least the things he believes are supposed to define him. His comedy has been described as a hilarious rapid fire of absurdities that are smart and a little dark at times.

Zach started comedy in Omaha, Nebraska where he quickly became a local favorite among comedy fans. He has performed around the Midwest and also the country, and soon started sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in stand-up like Rob Delaney, Kyle Kinane, The Sklar Brothers, and Doug Benson among others. He also cofounded the wildly popular comedy co-op Ok Party Comedy in Omaha, which curates up to six different shows a month, and brings national headliners in from throughout the country. His comedy has been described as a hilarious rapid fire of absurdities that are smart and also a little dark at times. This caught the attention of the organizers at The Laughtrack Comedy Festival in Denver Colorado, The Blackbox Comedy Festival in Atlanta Georgia, and Gilda's Laughfest in Grand Rapids Michigan. Zach has recently moved to Chicago to further pursue a career in comedy. He continues to tour the country and loves comedy as much as he did when he began.

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Mac Blake - 1584


Mac Blake comes from the queso fields of Austin, Texas. He was officially crowned champion in the 2013 Funniest Person in Austin competition and recently performed at SXSW, Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festival (he was one of the burritos), and the New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival. Mac also performs sketch comedy with the groups STAG and The Hustle Show and co-hosts the Mascot Wedding Show podcast.

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Coldtowne Theater shows are Marathon-style, each group with 30 minutes of stage time. end to end, nonstop. Audience Members can sit in their chair as long as they like. from 6pm- 12mid with no reservations needed. First come first serve.

So if you want to be sure to see a show you may be well advised to show up a couple shows before the one you really want to see.

All shows at The Velveeta Room are $10.
Tickets for this venue's shows will be available the night of the show at the door. Cash and passes only.

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