Erin Foley presents Gays R Us, featuring the best gay, gay friendly, questioning, curious,
funniest comics available that night. Now in it's third year at the Improv, Gays R Us continues
to pack the house on the first Wednesday of each month.
Vickie Shaw: Vickie has performed in almost every state in the US over the last five years and has headlined in various venues including: Michigan Womyn's Festival, National Women's Music Festival, Monterrey Beach Women's Festival; and the Dinah & Lina Shore Golf Tournament in Southern California and at numerous clubs, including:
Spellbinder's and The Laff Stop in Houston, Comedy Undergound in Seattle, The Improv in Cleveland, Wall Street in Columbus, Luna Park in LA, 88's in NYC, The Light Project in Miami and Internationally on Olivia Travel cruises & Club Med resorts.
Today, Vickie Shaw is a seasoned comedian hilariously addressing the triumphs and trials of being a woman, a mother and gay in America. Vickie's own life provides the best material for her show:as an out, lesbian mother, she has successfully raised two sons, (one of whom is married with a brand new baby daughter, Vickie's first grand child), has a teenage daughter still living at home, is married to her 'husbian', Sgt. Patch, and on top of all that she is a recovering S.O.B. (Southern Baptist).To date, Vickie Shaw has her own CD : "You're Funny?" My Mom', and is a featured artist on the "Best of Lesbian Comedy" release on Rising Star Records.
Heather Thomson: A classically trained actress and gifted comedian, Heather Thomson has the kind of performance skills that make you wonder, “Is that girl acting or just crying in public?”
Growing up in Maine, she took the rural theater community by storm (I know, impressive). She continued studying theater, both design and performance, at Pomona College.
In 2005, she moved to Los Angeles and started performing stand up nightly. Her uniquely honest, tender and endearing presence on stage quickly earned her the nickname, “The Sweetheart of Stand Up.” In 2008 she won Best New Comer at the Southern California Comedy Scoomie Awards, and went on to win Most Adorable Comic the following year (yes, that is a real award and I took it by a landslide, thank you. Oh sorry, third person.) She is also the winner of the That’s the Light Comedy Competition, and a finalist in Uncle Clyde’s and H2F’s comedy competitions.
Among many other venues, she has performed at the Hollywood Improv, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Studio in Boston and with the People’s Republic of Komedy in Seattle. She has also studied Improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the world famous Groundlings. Frequently raw, poignant, sad, sweet, honest and hilarious, her act recently prompted one fan to ask, “You’re really funny. Are you o.k.?” Heather is great, but she’s so glad you’re here to listen.