Fri, 730pm Velveeta Room

Friday, August 30th

8:00 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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Anna Drezen - 1720

New York

Anna Drezen is a comedian living in New York City. Her approachably bizarre stand-up has been seen on stages all across the country of America. She’s appeared on mtvU, College Humor, The, Witstream, Thought Catalog, Joe’s Pub, Peoples Improv Theater, The Creek and the Cave, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, National College Comedy Festival, Del Close Marathon, and the Women In Comedy Festival. Anna is a writer for Reductress, a women’s media satire website. NYU-Tisch and RADA graduate. You can find her internet at or

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Peter-john Byrnes - 1639

Chicago, IL

Peter-john Byrnes has been described as having "the voice of an NPR announcer and the mind of an apocalyptic street preacher." He eschews typical subject matter in favor of informing audiences about the inevitability of human decline, the end of civilization, and other light-hearted fare. He also uses words like "eschews." He averages about two H.P. Lovecraft references a show.

Peter-john Byrnes started performing stand-up professionally in 1985 at the age of seventeen and continues to this day, with the occasional decade of inactivity. He has performed at comedy clubs in Los Angeles, Boston, Washington DC and his native Chicago. Known for having a particularly quick wit and mean spirit, he is much in demand for roasts and other spontaneous events, and is one of the featured contributors on the WitStream website. His comedy podcast, This Week in Despair, has listeners in 23 countries. He is inexplicably popular in Finland.

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Dhaya Lakshminarayanan - 1540

San Francisco, CA

Dhaya is a stand-up comic, storyteller, and TV host. She was part of the 2013 San Francisco Sketchfest in two shows, one stand-up comedy showcase and a one comedic storytelling show. Nationally, she also has had sold-out showcases at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston, and at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. At the 2012 Sketchfest, she performed storytelling with Marc Maron and later in the year, was a semifinalist at the Boston Comedy Festival.
Over the last three years, she has been a frequent comedic storyteller on NPR's "Snap Judgment" with contributions ranging from co-producing, narrating segments and performing; the last cumulating in a piece that aired on both NPR and PBS. She is considered a regular contributor.
She has opened for comedians including Greg Proops, Anthony Jeselnik, Maz Jobrani, and Dick Gregory. She has also opened for Jello Biafra as part of an Occupy fundraiser to purchase and forgive debt.

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Jake Sharon - 1533

Austin,TX/ Denver

Jake Sharon starts his sets by making fun of his crazy self just long enough to disarm the crowd; and uses that opportunity to sneak in a couple challenging opinions, throws a few curveballs, and tickles a sacred cow or two.
Jake also sometimes busts out a known tradition of his podcast- The Battery Podcast- by finding a positive to any negative the crowd can shout out. He dares you to stump him! Jake can find the bright side to anything! Other times, he just goes off on a wild tangent, but he always brings it back together, and surprises even himself- by the lessons he and the crowd have learned. He also likes hugs!

Jake Sharon is a silly, brain-damaged goofy head. His improv background & years of aggravation fuel his manic outbursts.
Jake's universally enjoyed style has allowed him to work with Jim Jefferies, Brian Regan, Nick Vatterott, Jon Reep, Kyle Kinane, Josh Blue, Chris Porter, Steve McGrew, Ben Kronberg, Shane Mauss, & David Alan Grier. Jake tours colleges & the best clubs across the country, including the Denver Comedy Works, Harvey's, the Improv, etc. Jake was featured in The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, The Seattle International Comedy Competition, The Rocky Mountain Laugh Off, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, and twice in the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and three times in the Boston Comedy Festival. His antics have appeared on ESPN, Warner Bros.' Elimidate, and Reader'

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Gavin Stephens - 1635


Gavin Stephens' stand up comedy flows seamlessly between 'riffing' and self exploratory stand up, all the while never ceasing to take a step back and remark on what's happening in the moment.

Gavin Stephens has been described by NOW Magazine as "A subtle mix of silliness and substance", blending conversational improv with well thought out material. He's toured the world as a headliner, and has opened for many of his comedy heroes like Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, and Todd Glass.

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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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