ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comic’s to Watch.” In 2011, Variety Magazine named her as one of the “10 Comics to Watch” , and Ali appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC. Since then, Ali has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, the new season of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, Dave Attell’s “Comedy Underground”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, appeared in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”, hosted the Golden Globes live coverage on E! and starred as “Link Lark” in the ABC drama “Black Box” with Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly. You can catch her on Chris Hardwick’s late-night game show @Midnight, the new season of Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy.” She is also a writer on ABC’s new comedy “Fresh Off the Boat.”
Lahna Turner is quickly becoming one of the hottest females on the comedy circuit. With her sharp wit and hilarious songs, Lahna holds nothing back as she shares insights and observations from her life as a wife, mother, and the uncensored inner voice of millions of women. In August, she will release her first one-hour special, filmed live in Las Vegas, titled “So… I Wrote A Song About It.”
Able to relate to people like few entertainers can, Lahna is absolutely unafraid to say things that might at first seem “uncomfortable,” but inevitably have the audiences relating and rolling with laughter. She has a unique point of view as a comedian. She’s a mother of two children, a wife, and a writer. She balances her career and home life brilliantly, with a seemingly endless amount of energy. She is then able to take her life experiences and her comedic wit, and relate to people about the things we all go through on a daily basis.
Lahna has appeared on NBC, Comedy Central, Animal Planet and VH1. She has also been featured as a commentator on CMT Insider and most recently on TruTV’s “How to be a Grownup.” She regularly plays the top comedy clubs and theaters around the country and has also done several tours for the USO. Recently, she made her big screen debut in the indie film “Teacher of The Year,” which is currently touring the festival circuit. Her two comedy albums, “If These Lips Could Talk” and “D!@k Jokes and Other Assorted Love Songs,” have received airplay at top radio stations across the country as well as National Lampoon’s Top 40 comedy countdown, and are currently in rotation on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
“Hot chicks are always appreciated in society, but meet one like Lahna Turner who can make you pee your pants with laughter and you've got yourself a rare find. Juggling a successful comedy career, a husband (fellow comedian Ralphie May), two kids and upcoming role in the movie "Teacher of the Year," and a freakin' podcast, we wonder if there's anything this superwoman can't do.” - Ali Lerman, OCWeekly.com
“No small laughs… Some of the best musical comedy I’ve ever heard.” - ComedyCritic.com
“Lahna Turner is a crass comedian in a deceptively sweet package!” - CafeMom Studios
An accomplished stand up comic and creator of the PFW brand, Lisa Sundstedt has written/produced on several television shows including “Chelsea Lately”, “The Chelsea Handler Show” and “Girls Behaving Badly”. She’s been a consultant on Denise Richard’s “It’s Complicated” as well as the talent coordinator for the Smear Campaign episode of Kathy Griffin’s “My Life On The D List”. Hosting credits include Universal Studio’s theme park show “Totally Nickelodeon”, “Extreme Gong Talent Search” and live interstitial segments for Game Show Network and the web series “Bi-Polar Expert Answers” for Web MD. With her keen eye for discovering talent, Lisa has booked, coached and written for literally hundreds of female comics over the past fifteen years. Currently, she produces an all star line up of comics called “Women Who Kill” at the Hollywood Improv and “Pretty, Funny, Women” in several venues throughout the country.
This sassy female will blow you away with her physical comedy and high energy. If Dane Cook and Kathy Griffin were to have a love child, then this would be your comic for hire. Shawn will take you on a wild ride with her outrageous impersonations and knowledge of pop culture. Her ability to nickname and work a crowd will blow your mind. Once you “Stretch it Out” with Shawn Pelofsky, you will never stop.
Shawn was born one out of ten Jews in Oklahoma. Performing since the age of eight, it’s only natural that Shawn decided to pursue a career in comedy. She attended the University of Southern California and received a B.A. from The School of Theater. During her time at USC, she joined an improvisational group “Comedius Interruptus” which became her motivating force to train at The Groundlings.
By the age of 20, Shawn Pelofsky was performing sketches and improv with comedic giant (SNL’s) Will Ferrell'. With a couple years of improv under her belt, she became a member of The ACME Comedy Theater. During her time at ACME, Shawn flourished in the field of stand-up comedy culminating with her current status as a regular at The World Famous Comedy Store. When she’s not touring or performing for our troops in places like Afghanistan, Bosnia, Bahrain and Guantanamo Bay, Shawn performs weekly on their infamous Main Room stage. Adding to her many comedic accolades, Shawn has been featured in The Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival and in the all female hit comedy tours Pretty Funny Women, Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad and The Hot Tamales produced by Eva Longoria. She has opened up for greats such as Richard Lewis, Robert Klein, Bill Maher and the fabulous Margaret Cho.
Shawn has given the comedy competition circuit a run for its money as a finalist for The Funniest Woman in Orange County and in Comedy Central's "Laugh Riots". Her television and film credits include Community (NBC), Lip Service (Showtime), The Gossip Queens (LOGO), Chelsea Lately (E!), Pretty Hurts (LOGO), Comics Unleashed (ABC), The Tonight Show (NBC), Pauly Shore’s Minding the Store (TBS), Last Comic Standing (NBC), Playboy Channel and Free Enterprise starring William Shatner. You can currently catch Shawn Pelofsky taking gay male audiences by storm performing with the Atlantis Cruises worldwide, Gay Prides around the USA, hosting HRC events and at The Comedy Store with her new monthly hit wonder “The Bathhouse Show”. Make sure to check out her new comedy album: LADY HAHA recently released on i-Tunes.
Line up: Angela Hoover, Ali Wong, Lahna Turner, Molly Gardner, Jianine Giorgio, Lisa Sunstedt, Shawn Pelofsky, Susanna Spies
Women Who Kill...it's serious comedy.
Veteran comic & producer Lisa Sundstedt “slays” the crowd with an unforgettable night of all female comics in “Women Who Kill”. Lisa’s reputation for consistently delivering strong, fearless, funny females for over thirteen years is what keeps audiences coming back time and time again. WWK features national headliners, Improv regulars and wicked newcomers who seize the stage for ninety minutes with one goal; to simply slaughter. Be afraid, be very afraid. Also, be on time.