Phoenix comedian Anwar Newton presents stand up from some favorite comedians as well as music from singer-songwriter Mishka Shubaly.
Featuring stand up from:
- Rob Maebe
- Michael Turner
- Michael Longfellow
- Michael Paul Kohn
- Gene Moore
- Billy O'Connor
Please join us at Bird City Comedy Festival for a very special stand up show starring BETH STELLING (Jimmy Kimmel Live, @midnight). Also featured on the show will be Anthony Desamito, Chris Trew, Ryan McKee, Shannon Noll, Mat Alano-Martin and Chris Bennett.
ABOUT BETH STELLING
Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. Beth was named "Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago" by The Chicago Reader in 2010. Soon after she was chosen to be a New Face of Comedy in Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival and re-located to Los Angeles in 2011. Within her first year in L.A., Beth made her late night television debut on Conan. She released her debut album "Sweet Beth" in 2012 on Rooftop Comedy Records. It was New & Noteworthy in iTunes' Comedy section. In 2014 Beth appeared on @midnight on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately and The Pete Holmes Show.
Beth most recently performed stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, after Jimmy saw her perform at UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) and approached her personally.
Beth tours extensively performing at festivals (SXSW, Bumbershoot, Moontower, Maui Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest) and clubs across the country. She has had the distinct pleasure of opening for Sarah Silverman, Kristen Schaal, Rob Delaney, Kyle Kinane and Anthony Jeselnik. Beth embarked on her first international headline tour to Ireland, Australia and New Zealand this summer, in addition to headlining clubs and colleges year round.
Beth has written for Comedy Central Digital, MTV's Ridiculousness and was a contributor to the play Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which saw an off-Broadway run in NYC and is published by Samuel French.
Beth can be heard on The Adam Carolla Show, Pete Holmes' podcast "You Made It Weird" #134 and her Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction victories at Nerdist.com. Or on Bob & Tom Radio when she's in the Midwest!
Beth taped her Comedy Central Half Hour special in June in Boston and it will air October 10, 2015 at 12:30a on Comedy Central.
Her appearances on Showtime's Comedy of SXSW special, Last Call with Carson Daly, Tru TV's How to Be a Grown Up and The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail all air this summer.
- Vulture: "The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015"
- "Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter" by Huffington Post
- LA Weekly's no. 2 on a list of "12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013."
- Patton Oswalt listed Beth as one of his favorite up-and-coming comics during his Reddit AMA.
- Buzzfeed.com "14 Comedians Who You Should Be Paying Attention To."
Come on down for a delightful night of comedy starring the wonderful EMILY HELLER (Conan, Maron). The show will also feature stand up from Katie McCarthy, Tyler Snodgrass, Ever Mainard, John Nguyen, Jason Webb, and Michael Longfellow.
ABOUT EMILY HELLER
Emily Heller is a comedian and writer who likes you very much. You may have seen her on Late Night with Seth Meyers, once or twice on Conan, on the third season of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show on Comedy Central, a bunch of times on @midnight, or as one of the New Faces at the 2012 Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. She has been named a Comic to Watch by both Variety and Comedy Central. She is the creator and star of the Above Average series The Future. She served as a writer on the FOX comedy Surviving Jack and was a series regular on the TBS comedy Ground Floor.”
As far as nicknames, she prefers “Hell Bone."
Stand up and improv are often seen as two diametrically opposed forms of comedy. Improv often involves working with other people, while stand up is largely a solo affair. Stand up is also is usually written beforehand, while improv is typically fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants. But, the truth is, standups can greatly benefit from infusing a few principles of improv into their act. A venerable figure that has feet in both camps, Chris Trew (The New Movement, Hell Yes Fest) will tell you how infusing comedy with the principles of improv can only lead to great things. Please join us for this revolutionary workshop.