Stand Up ShowsBBCF 2014TOP 
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All sketch and improv shows at Under the Couch.

FRI 2/28

SAT 3/1

8PM SHOW
Spark Tabor - Cincinnati, OH
Eddie Liles - Brentwood, MD
Alex Csedrik - Lyndhurst, NJ
Jonathan Samuel Eddie - Columbus, GA
Andrew Davis - Nashville, TN
David Nieker - Los Angeles, CA
Joseph Highsmith - Atlanta, GA
Jahnavi Goldstein - Los Angles, CA
Angelina Spicer - Los Angles, CA
Colleen Scriven - Brooklyn, NY
Thomas Wharry - Boise, ID
Melissa Douty - Salem, VA
Danz Altvater - Toronto, CA
Robert Ecks - Philadelphia, PN
Cody Melcher - Chicago, IL
Ryan Houssein - Morristown, NJ
Justin Alan - San Lorenzo, CA
Lamont James - Wichita, KA
Tanner Inman
Angelina Spicer - Los Angles, CA
Maureen Conway - Charleston, SC
Eliana Horeczko - Brooklyn, NY
Kelly McInerney - Valley Village, CA
Chris Sebilia - Austin, TX
Catherine McCormick - Toronto, CA
Steve Serra - Newark, NJ
Joseph Highsmith - Atlanta, GA
Colleen Scriven - Brooklyn, NY
Chris OConnor - Philadelphia, PA
Ed Hill - San Francisco, CA
Michael Clayton - Charleston, SC
Andrew Davis - Nashville, TN
Eddie Liles - Brentwood, MD
Reid Clark - Wilmington, NC
Short Stack - Wyncote, PA
Mat Alano-Martin - Bloomington, IN
Lamont James - Wichita, KA
Mia Jackson
10PM SHOW
Spark Tabor - Cincinnati, OH
Robert Ecks - Philadelphia, PA
Myke Wright - Los Angeles, CA
Ross Blankenship - Schererville, IN
Danz Altvater - Toronto, CA
Joe Deuce - Berea, KY
Catherine McCormick - Toronto, CA
Omar Shaukat - Ellicott City, MD
Justin Williams - Brooklyn, NY
Thomas Wharry - Boise, ID
Ed Hill - San Francisco, CA
Alex Csedrik - Lyndhurst, NJ
Cody Melcher - Chicago, IL
Eliana Horeczko - Brooklyn, NY
Justin Alan - San Lorenzo, CA
Mat Alano-Martin - Bloomington, IN
Rob Rubin - Holly Springs, NC
Michael Clayton - Charleston, SC
Clayton English
Myke Wright - Los Angeles, CA
Reid Clark - Wilmington, NC
David Nieker - Los Angeles, CA
Joe Deuce - Berea, KY
Short Stack - Wyncote, PA
Ryan Houssein - Morristown, NJ
Justin Williams - Brooklyn, NY
Omar Shaukat - Ellicott City, MD
Jahnavi Goldstein - Los Angles, CA
Chris OConnor - Philadelphia, PA
Rob Rubin - Holly Springs, NC
Jonathan Samuel Eddie - Columbus, GA
Kelly McInerney - Valley Village, CA
Chris Sebilia - Austin, TX
Ross Blankenship - Schererville, IN
Steve Serra - Newark, NJ
Melissa Douty - Salem, VA
Maureen Conway - Charleston, SC
Gilbert Lawand

Stand Up ComicsBBCF 2014TOP 

JUSTIN ALAN
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & FRI 02/28 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
A 20-something in a bow tie has never sounded so funny. Justin Alan had been cracking up audiences for a few years now with his extremely dirty subject matter presented in surprisingly clean metaphors. Justin has been hustling hard from LA to NY to SF, sharing stages with greats like Bobby Lee and Neil Brennan.


MAT ALANO-MARTIN
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
A 20-something in a bow tie has never sounded so funny. Justin Alan had been cracking up audiences for a few years now with his extremely dirty subject matter presented in surprisingly clean metaphors. Justin has been hustling hard from LA to NY to SF, sharing stages with greats like Bobby Lee and Neil Brennan.


DANZ ALTVATER
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Danz Altvater is a queer Canadian stand up comic and improviser. From tales of family dysfunction to adventures in androgyny, her performance style blends unforgettable characters, deadpan delivery and vivid imagination. In 2013 she was nominated for the Tim Sims Encouragement Fund Award for emerging comedic performers. She is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory Program. She produces a monthly show with the improv team Disco Taxi. Disco Taxi is performing in the Black Box Comedy Festival.


ROSS BLANKENSHIP
SHOW: FRI 2/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Chicago-based and Second-City-trained, Ross Blankenship uses his curious perspective and infectious enthusiasm to create a truly unique brand of comedy. Ross is excited to return to Atlanta for the BBCF in 2013 after his debut BBCF performance in 2012. Ross has performed as the featured act for Bobby Collins at Valparaiso University, in the 2012 Des Plaines Comedy Festival (Des Plaines, IL) and LaughFest 2013 (Grand Rapids, MI). In his free time Ross enjoys binge watching tv shows on Netflix.


REID CLARK
SHOW: SAT 03/01 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Reid Clark has been a comic since he failed out of Rhodes College in Memphis. He found a home with his dry, dark humor in Wilmington, NC comedy club Nutt Street where he did stand up and improv, becoming a finalist in many comedy contest and opening some rooms to comedy nights around town. He has been on the Discover ID show Fatal Encounters and in the movie Frat Brothers with Romeo Miller and Derron Henson.


MICHAEL CLAYTON
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Reid Clark has been a comic since he failed out of Rhodes College in Memphis. He found a home with his dry, dark humor in Wilmington, NC comedy club Nutt Street where he did stand up and improv, becoming a finalist in many comedy contest and opening some rooms to comedy nights around town. He has been on the Discover ID show Fatal Encounters and in the movie Frat Brothers with Romeo Miller and Derron Henson.


MAUREEN CONWAY
SHOW: SAT 03/01 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Moey Conway has always been a comedian at heart. She has been performing stand up comedy for over five years. Born and raised in Chicago IL., she picked up her bags and moved to Los Angeles, CA. to do the funny business. She performed at her favorite clubs including The Comedy Store and The Jon Lovitz Club. Moey has has opened for Patti Vasquez in Aurora, IL. She now resides in Charleston, SC. with plans to tour and continues to perform throughout Chaleston.


ALEX CSEDRIK
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & FRI 02/28 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Alex Csedrik is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. He has been performing for the past two years all over the New York/New Jersey/Pennsylvania area. He hosts his own show called WOW Comedy at The Shannon Bar in Hoboken, New Jersey. Recently, he was featured in the 2013 Cape May Comedy Festival. He is a graduate of DeSales and Montclair State University, and he received his MFA in Creative Writing Fiction from Fairleigh Dickinson University.


ANDREW DAVIS
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Andrew Davis is a standup comedian from Nashville TN. Andrew works hard daily to pursue his goal of "Revolutionize Failure." He his clean and sarcastic style of comedy is often self-depreciating as he plays off the fact that he has no sense of smell, no sense of skills with the ladies, and no shame at all admitting he's one goofy dude. Andrew is hosts a monthly comedy show in Greenbrier TN, does several shows in the Nashville area, and has recently been paid to tell jokes to folks!


JOE DEUCE
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Joe Deuce has been entertaining audiences his whole life. At the age of 12 he began hosting several events as an MC and Comedian. In college he began taking on roles as an actor as well as several spots as an MC for local talent shows and open mic nights. Now Joe Deuce is traveling the country with the purpose of making people laugh 'til it hurts!


MELISSA DOUTY
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Melissa Douty (AKA ComicMD) brings her unique, authentic, side splitting, comedy to every show without exception; encompassing fans of all ages. Some of her credits include feature comedian for Julie Scoggins, performing as a headliner for Call Back Comedy Club and also guest comedian at Comedy Zone in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as Johnson City Tennessee.


ROBERT ECKS
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & FRI 02/28 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
A Pittsburgh bred comedian now based in Philadelphia.


JONATHAN SAMUEL EDDIE
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Jonathan Samuel Eddie is a Spoken Word Comedian, delicately and hilariously merging both art forms with every syllable that falls form his lips. A native of Columbus, GA. and an alumnus of Georgia Southern University, Jonathan Samuel Eddie is a lover of any and everything that is art and humor. This love has lead him to the spoken word, having competed in and won several poetry slams across the USA with his wit and writing. Jonathan Samuel Eddie is the poet your mother didn't warn you about.


CLAYTON ENGLISH
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM HEADLINER - UNDER THE COUCH
Clayton English is best known for his roles as Peanut on Tyler Perry's House of Payne as well as Terrence from the film The Preacher's Kid and Johnathan in Five Days in the A. English started making waves in the comedy business with his stand out performances on BET's Hell Date and TV ONE's Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes. His talent is not limited to the big and small screen. His stand-up routine has taken him from Atlanta to London. His performance's are not to be missed he is truly one of the rising new faces in comedy. Clayton is from Atlanta where his friends know him as the “Prime Minister of Atlantsterdam.” Most recently Clayton has been touring with the UniverSoul Circus as their Ringmaster! Watch Video


JAHNAVI GOLDSTEIN
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Jahnavi Goldstein was raised as a Hare Krishna Jew. Rebelling against her hippie roots, she became a lawyer before losing her mind and finding comedy, which inspired her to co-create www.LawyersTheWebSeries.com. She's an LA comic, has performed extensively in London, and played at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.


JOSEPH HIGHSMITH
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Joseph Highsmith always wanted to be a stand up comic. He just didn't know it until he was 26 years old. After extensive travels, and not-so-extensive jobs, he's finally doing what he wants. Lord help us all.


ED HILL
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Ed has performed all over the world. He has appeared on Bite TV's "Stand up & Bite Me", XM Radio's "Laugh Attack" and Comedy Time TV. He was also invited to perform at Comedy Masala in Singapore, Live Comedy Club in Taiwan, the Hong Kong Comedy Festival, San Francisco Comedy Festival, North Carolina Arts Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, the Vancouver Comedy Festival and many more.


ELIANA HORECZKO
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Eliana Horeczko is a Southern California standup turned Brooklynite who´s performed at The Improv, Comedy Store, Ice House, Flappers, SF Punchline, Gotham and Cap City Comedy Club (Austin, TX). She´s also appeared in festivals across the country: LAFF in Austin, WICF in Boston, NOCAF in New Orleans and Eagle Rock Comedy Festival.


RYAN HOUSSEIN
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Ryan Houssein has been performing comedy all over New York City and New Jersey since 2009. He performs regularly at Broadway Comedy Club in NYC and in 2012 was advanced to the semi-finals of the New Guns of Comedy Competition at Greenwich Village Comedy Club. Ryan continues to perform and is also the comedy and current events writer at nysocialstatus.com.


TANNER INMAN
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM HEADLINER - UNDER THE COUCH
Tanner Inman is a fearless and unique performer who will dominate any stage he may find. He is deliberately the artistic genius and village idiot all at once. An experimental comic's comic who still possesses the ability to appeal to the rest of the world. Tanner is not one to be missed. Finalist, 2013 Laughing Skull Festival (Fourth Place), Winner of 2011 Creative Loafing's Best Comedian in Atlanta and 2009 Atlanta Stands Up Andy Kaufman award. Watch Video


MIA JACKSON
SHOW: SAT 03/01 8:00PM HEADLINER - UNDER THE COUCH
Mia Jackson, a native of Columbus, Georgia and a self proclaimed know it all, wondered what would happen if she took her sense of humor to the stage. After graduating from the University of Georgia she hit the local comedy scene and has thrilled audiences since day one. To her credit she has appeared on Oxygen's Girls Behaving Badly, TLC's Wild Weddings, The Soul Train Awards and recently taped a spot on NickMom's Night Out. Watch Video


LAMONT JAMES
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
In March of 2003 Lamont stepped on stage for thr first time at the Loony Bin comedy club in Wichita, Ks. After that there was no looking back. He won Wichita's Funniest Person comedy competition in 2009 at that same venue. Over the few years he has preformed, Lamont's facial expressions, quick wit, and off the wall comedy keeps the crowd laughing. He has been blessed to share the stage with comics such as Monique, Mike Epps, Rickey Smiley, D.L. Hugely, Michael Winslow, and Dee Ray Davis.


GILBERT LAWAND
SHOW: SAT 03/01 10:00PM HEADLINER - UNDER THE COUCH
In 2006, Gilbert Lawand left a corporate career to pursue his passion of standup comedy. In 2008, he co-founded a standup show called Comedy Gold, which won Atlanta Magazine's Award for “Best Comedy Show in Atlanta” in its first year. He has participated in several festivals including the Laughing Skull Festival where he was a semi-finalist in 2012. He has won a contest called “The South's Funniest Accountant” twice and in December of 2013 had the amazing opportunity to open for Dave Chappelle! Watch Video


EDDIE LILES
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Eddie Liles was born in the District of Columbia and was raised in the city up until the age of 11. He spent his adolescent years in nearby Prince George's County and ultimately, graduated from Bladensburg High School. Due to his massive size and athletic ability, Eddie attended Bowie State University on a football scholarship after high school. He probably gets his sense of humor from his colorful childhood and off-beat upbringing.


CATHERINE MCCORMICK
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Catherine McCormick is a queer feminist Canadian who wants to tear the patriarchy apart, one pussy joke at a time. Catherine McCormick is also an improviser and storyteller who is half-American and pretty fat. She produces Queer As Fuck, Toronto's only LGBTQ+ comedy open mic, as well as co-producing WRITE CLUB Toronto. She also hosts and produces the popular feminist comedy podcast Box Social. She will perform anyplace that will have her, especially if they serve deep fried pickle.


KELLY MCINERNEY
SHOW: SAT 03/01 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Kelly McInerney was born in New Jersey, living now in Los Angeles. She has performed stand up throughout New York City and Los Angeles. She has also done sketch comedy and improv from Upright Citizens Brigade. Some of her favorite things include Ben and Jerry's, Will Smith, and dinosaurs.


CODY MELCHER
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & FRI 02/28 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Cody Melcher is not only a lexicographic snake-oil salesman, but a witwanton and literary gentleman who is not afraid to talk about the important issues of today, such as politics, his life falling apart in front of him, and the Battle of Trafalgar. On stage, he weaves a tapestry of obscure observations and personal proclivities designed to delight and enlighten.


DAVID NIEKER
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
David Nieker is a stand up comic at the center of an unintended experiment in isolation. His common sense approaches to everyday dilemmas shed light on unseen details, unusual problems, and the unplanned consequences of unrequited love.


CHRIS OCONNOR
SHOW: SAT 03/01 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Chris O'Connor is a stand up comedian from Philadelphia. He is very active in writing and producing live shows in the city. He also starred in the viral video, ‘Samesies' by Iron Potato.


ROB RUBIN
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Rob Rubin is an up and coming comic based in the Raleigh, NC area. What started out as a dare back in his college days has now become one of Rob's greatest passions – making people laugh. With a focus on everyday topics such as marriage, kids, politics, and food, Rob continues to delight audiences around the NC Triangle area both large and small. Rob has been married for 11 years and has two young boys.


COLLEEN SCRIVEN
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Colleen Scriven is a 20 year old Brooklyn based comedian. She has been featured in the She Devil Comedy Festival, Stand Up 360 in New York (where she made it to the finals), and also won the audience voted New York's “Funniest New Comedian” during a competition in 2012. She is also a playwright and director whose work has been featured in the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the New York City International Fringe Festival, and several Manhattan Repertory Theatre competitions.


CHRIS SEBILIA
SHOW: SAT 03/01 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Anxious, depressed, and yet, always somehow relatable, Chris's analytical nature and self-effacing personality make him as endearing as he is entertaining. He was trapped for many years by a stable moderate paying engineering job, but has now triumphantly shed that life for the glory and notoriety of stand up comedy. His jokes come from personal insight and self-discovery, because there's nothing funnier than (someone else's) emotional pain. It's unclear if he does comedy for therapy, or therapy for comedy, but as long as his audience and therapist keep laughing, he'll keep going. After all any stage is better than a cubicle, right? …right? (Seriously though, is that accurate?)


STEVE SERRA
SHOW: SAT 03/01 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Runs two shows in New Jersey. Thirsty Thursdays at Catas Lounge in Newark, NJ and another show, Seriously Screwed at the Comedy Cove in Springfield, NJ. Has performed at Comix in Foxwoods and in other great clubs in New York City such as Gotham Comedy Club and Carolines. He is also a contributor writer for GardenStateComedy.com


OMAR SHAUKAT
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
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 Baltimore to begin honing his craft as a stand-up. Omar has performed standup most recently at the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin and UCB East


ANGELINA SPICER
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 8:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
As a sketch comedian, Angelina has built a impressive online presence with her portrayal of Tyra Banks, Beyonce & Nicki Minaj on Disney's web series Electric Spoofaloo. Her work has been featured on The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, & The Hollywood Reporter. As a Stand up Comedian, Angelina's performed at venues like The Hollywood Improv, Gotham Comedy Club, and The World Famous Comedy Store. She's appeared on Tosh.0, Jimmy Kimmel, and is a regular sketch player on Conan.


SHORT STACK
SHOW: SAT 03/01 8:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Short Stack is a Philadelphia based stand up comedian/sketch writer with a penchant for the nerdy and surreal. She began her stand up career in a hookah bar in suburban Philadelphia at age 19. She has been featured at the Twisted World festival in Somerset, NJ and performs at local showcases in Philadelphia. She also co-hosts a weekly open mic in Philadelphia and opens for Philadelphia Rocky Horror Picture Show.


SPARK TABOR
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & FRI 02/28 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Spark Tabor was born and raised in Cincinnati and has been doing stand up comedy for 3 years. He has won Funniest person in Cincinnati twice and placed 3rd at the Cleveland Comedy Festival. He combines personal stories with current events and pop culture to provide an enjoyable comedy experience.


THOMAS WHARRY
SHOW: FRI 02/28 8:00PM & FRI 02/28 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
T.J. Wharry's comedy is influenced by observations from world travel and from growing up in the hardscrabble town of Detroit with grandparents from the deep South. Known for his dry delivery and sharp wit, Wharry quickly established himself as one of the Pacific Northwest's rising comedy stars. He is a regular winner of local open mics, and has become a frequent host at Liquid Laughs, opening for Jamie Kennedy and Emo Philips, and is one of the organizers for the 2014 Idaho Laugh Fest.


JUSTIN WILLIAMS
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Short Stack is a Philadelphia based stand up comedian/sketch writer with a penchant for the nerdy and surreal. She began her stand up career in a hookah bar in suburban Philadelphia at age 19. She has been featured at the Twisted World festival in Somerset, NJ and performs at local showcases in Philadelphia. She also co-hosts a weekly open mic in Philadelphia and opens for Philadelphia Rocky Horror Picture Show.


MYKE WRIGHT
SHOW: FRI 02/28 10:00PM & SAT 03/01 10:00PM - UNDER THE COUCH
Myke Wright is a Los Angeles based comedian originally from Detroit MI. One of the freshest faces on the scene Myke is quickly making a name for himself performing with national headliners at some of the largest venues in the country. Co-producer and host of The Parlor Social Comedy Show, a weekly showcase that features comedians from Comedy Central, HBO and MTV


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