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Valerie Tosi, aka the guardian angel of drunk girls crying in the bathroom, is also a comedian, actor, and voiceover artist. (Let’s be real, Valerie’s merely killing time until someone casts her as a young Dana Scully.) Fun fact: Prior to pursuing comedy she lived in Massachusetts and was a 911 dispatcher… So no, stand-up isn’t “the scariest thing she’s ever done”. She has performed at The Comedy Store, The Improv, Zanies, The Comedy Studio, The Punchline, and numerous alt shows. You might have seen her on the road in several comedy festivals including Limestone, Laughing Skull, Out of Bounds, Laugh Your Asheville Off and more. An alumni of both The Second City & iO West, her improv background led to several Buzzfeed videos garnering millions of views... And one video with Kevin Hart & Ice Cube. She is currently hosting and producing her own show at The Hollywood Improv, The Mermaid Comedy Hour, showcasing up and coming female comics & nationally touring headliners.
Multi-ethnic and bi-cultural, Melanie is originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. Melanie is an award-winning writer, comic, and storyteller who performs all over the world. She represented Indonesia in the Semifinals of the Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World Competition 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The judges awarded her one of the highest scores for her performance. Melanie is the subject of a new documentary by Abe Forman-Greenwald that follows her stand-up journey as an Indonesian-American comic. Her digital series, INTERNATIONAL MUTT, is currently being developed by WB’s Stage 13 and director Anna Mastro.
Dalia Malek started stand-up in London and performed all over the UK, as well as in Ireland and Egypt. Her comedy was broadcast on BBC Radio, and she also performed at Latitude Festival and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, including Christian Knowles Productions’ Lunchtime Special show. Back home in California, she started hosting and producing her show Ground Floor in Hollywood and now runs it at the All Out Comedy Theater in the Bay Area. Her Twitter feed is regularly featured in round-ups on media sites like Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Someecards, and Funny or Die. She was featured in Splitsider, and was named one of the Frisky’s Funniest Feminists to Follow on Twitter, USA Today’s Young Feminists You Should Be Following on Twitter, and Bustle’s Feminist Twitter Accounts to Follow.
Smaranda Luna is an Eastern-European actress; stand up comedian; writer and improviser. She immigrated to the U.S on a Fulbright scholarship after graduating from the National Drama Conservatory in Bucharest, Romania. After getting her MFA in Acting from UT Austin, she relocated to Los Angeles. Her credits include Closer to the Moon, Harley and the Davidsons, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival and numerous theatre productions. She is the co-creator of the digital series 'Patti and Marina' and 'In Search of Melania Trump: From Under the Iron Curtain and Into the Sheets of Democracy: a Success Story'. www.smarandaluna.com, Ig: sma_luna
From Chicago, she has been seen hosting and performing in comedy shows all over LA, most recently at the Laugh Riot Grrrl Comedy Festival at Tao Comedy Studio, Flappers in Burbank and Claremont and The Ladies Room Show at Three Clubs. She performed at her first fish fry this summer because stage time is stage time. Please welcome Wynter Spears.
Subtly incisive LA native/unicorn Faith Choyce can be heard on Cameron Esposito & Rhea Butcher's "Put Your Hands Together" and is the host of the intimately entertaining "Confession Hour" podcast. Faith has written for Reductress, performed at SF Sketchfest, and was a semi-finalist at the SF International Comedy Competition. Besides that, your favorite comedian once pulled Faith aside and whispered "Hey, you're really funny!"
Bianca Cristovao is a stand up, actor and writer. She was last year finalist of Laugh Factory's Funniest Person in the World as well as HBO Comedy Wings and appeared on international Late Night television. When she doesn't perform stand up comedy she directs and acts in sketches (WhoHaha, channel 101)and hosts podcast (Mixed Up with bianca and Madison) that celebrates diversity.
Jessica is originally from North Carolina but started comedy at the Sacramento Comedy Spot after serving 6 years in the Air Force. She then moved to Los Angeles where she opens for Iliza Shlesinger and works at the World Famous Comedy Store. She was the first female to be hired as a "door guy" at the Comedy Store, a prestigious job that comes with a developmental slot at the club. There she has shared the stage with the likes of Joe Rogan, Ron White, Chris D'Elia, Ali Wong and many more.
Lydia Popovich hails from San Francisco, CA. Her anecdotal humor and vivid storytelling make her a unique voice in a sea of dick jokes. On stage, she is a force to be reckoned with bringing energy and unparalleled confidence to each performance. SF Weekly named her the #1 Artist to Watch in 2016 describing her humor as "Hilarious and brutally honest" stating "Her comedy does more than make us laugh; it also makes us think."
She's a featured performer at Rooster T Feathers, Punch Line SF, Punch Line Sacramento and Cobb's Comedy Club. Her comedy can be heard on popular comedy podcasts Put Your Hands Together (Feral Audio) and Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction (Nerdist). She tours nationally and internationally having performed as far away as Berlin and London. Along the way she has opened for certified headliners like Paul Rodriquez, Aisha Tyler, Moshe Kasher, Rob Delaney, Maria Bamford and Jimmy Pardo.
Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters once touched her arm and said, "Hey, you're pretty funny!" The only things that bring her more joy than comedy are Dolly Parton and brunch.
Atsuko Okatsuka is a comedian, actress, and filmmaker residing in Los Angeles. Her stand up has been written up in the LA WEEKLY as well as showcased on Comedy Central Presents: Stand Up Asia! Her video sketches have been featured on Elizabeth Banks's female-centric comedy site, WhoHaha, and has starred in MOCATV's Ambiance Man with Fred Armisen & Jack Black. She is the co-founder of the first ever all Asian American, mostly female stand up tour Disoriented Comedy (www.disorientedcomedy.com) which she has toured with all over the United States to sold out rooms. When not telling jokes or acting, she teaches Dancehall at a dance fitness center because in her neighborhood, she was the closest thing to Jamaican they could find.