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Saturday, November 18th in Belmont

We are Thomasse

WE ARE THOMASSE

"The married comedy duo of Nick Afka Thomas and Sarah Ann Masse combine his droll British wit and her joke-packed American energy in this clever, cross-cultural sketch show." - Elise Czajkowski, The New York Times

Meet Nick Afka Thomas and Sarah Ann Masse, the hilarious British-American comedy duo known as We Are Thomasse (rhymes with “sassy”). Featured by the New York Times, The New York Post, The Guardian, Funny or Die, The Daily Dot, and ELLE India, and playing to full houses in Los Angeles, New York, London and Paris, We Are Thomasse is indeed everywhere. They have over 6 million views on Facebook, Funny Or Die, and YouTube, and a Facebook reach of over 6 million. Often likened to Elaine May and Mike Nichols, We Are Thomasse is the fast-paced, old-school comedy power-couple taking the LA and NYC comedy scenes by storm. We Are Thomasse's British-American humo(u)r is clean but twisted, relying on high concepts, charmingly absurd characters, and clever verbiage. They keep it "family friendly"... even in that sketch about murder. And the one about Polite Sex. And the one about saying “Yes!” to drugs. During We Are Thomasse’s live shows, Nick and Sarah shoot witty jokes at an audience that can hardly keep up, they’re so busy laughing!

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Josh Covitt

JOSH COVITT

TV: The Mindy Project (FOX), Grandfathered (FOX), Pretty Little Liars (ABC).

Josh Covitt has been studying and performing at the UCB theatre since 2006 and currently performs with the Harold team, Outside Dog. He's so proud to call UCB his home-stage and is pleased as punch every time he gets to perform there. Other UCB credits include: The Ruckus (Harold Team), Kirkland's Signature (Maude Team), The Attack!, Shovitt, Hubble Telescope, Sketch Cram, Under the Influence, Tricia & Johanna's Lady Parts, Quick and Funny Musicals, Glum!, Dirtiest Sketch in LA, and The UCB Variety Hour.

In 2010 Josh was a performer in IO West's "The Ultimate X-ecution: The Search for LA's Best Improviser." Josh was voted the winner of the competition after 16 weeks, becoming the third UCB performer to win it after Heather Anne Campbell and Dave Theune.

Josh also co-founded the sketch group, The Attack!, who's videos have been featured on the front pages of YouTube, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, UCBComedy, Funny or Die, Crackle, and Break. His work in viral comedy videos has amassed over 150 million views collectively, including the hits "Talk to Kids PSA," "Clumsy Best Man Ruins Wedding," "Undercover Karaoke With Jewel," and "Ryan Gosling Stole My Best Friend."

Outside of sketch comedy and improv Josh has appeared in dozens of commercials, many of which where he plays a dumb husband or boyfriend. Although he did once play a heroic FedEx delivery guy who was stuck in an action movie... but he's usually a dumb husband.

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Dave Rankin

DAVE RANKIN

Dave Rankin started performing comedy in Boston. He then brought his unique brand of deeply personal and also highly energetic comedy to Los Angeles and has since performed at The Comedy Store, Flappers Comedy Club, The Laugh Factory, and clubs all over Southern California. He was a co-producer of the GONZO show from 2011 to 2014, a bi-weekly stand up show at the Hayworth Theatre and Matrix Theater in Los Angeles. Dave was a major contributor and member of The Silly Ass Podcast, a comedy collective that ran comedy shows, produced online sketches, and podcasted from the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. In 2016, Dave released his web series, MANCAT, which he wrote, directed, and starred in with his cat. daverankincomedy.com

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Villains

VILLAINS

Villains, a sketch comedy team from Seattle, is known for larger than life characters, hilarious situations, and spontaneous dance numbers. No props - just an on-point soundtrack that will leave you humming for days. Wine drunk neighborhood watch, dancing wisdom teeth, and a baby having an existential crisis are some of their most memorable characters.

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David Roth

DAVID ROTH

David is a San Francisco-based comedian who's performed stand-up at Outside Lands and SF Sketchfest. He's written two Super Bowl commercials and has collaborated with comedy legends like Bob Odenkirk, JB Smoove, and Jim Gaffigan. David also co-wrote a song with Sir Mix A Lot, who refers to him as “The guy that tried to ruin my career.”

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Sunday, November 19th in Belmont

We are Thomasse

WE ARE THOMASSE

"The married comedy duo of Nick Afka Thomas and Sarah Ann Masse combine his droll British wit and her joke-packed American energy in this clever, cross-cultural sketch show." - Elise Czajkowski, The New York Times

Meet Nick Afka Thomas and Sarah Ann Masse, the hilarious British-American comedy duo known as We Are Thomasse (rhymes with “sassy”). Featured by the New York Times, The New York Post, The Guardian, Funny or Die, The Daily Dot, and ELLE India, and playing to full houses in Los Angeles, New York, London and Paris, We Are Thomasse is indeed everywhere. They have over 6 million views on Facebook, Funny Or Die, and YouTube, and a Facebook reach of over 6 million. Often likened to Elaine May and Mike Nichols, We Are Thomasse is the fast-paced, old-school comedy power-couple taking the LA and NYC comedy scenes by storm. We Are Thomasse's British-American humo(u)r is clean but twisted, relying on high concepts, charmingly absurd characters, and clever verbiage. They keep it "family friendly"... even in that sketch about murder. And the one about Polite Sex. And the one about saying “Yes!” to drugs. During We Are Thomasse’s live shows, Nick and Sarah shoot witty jokes at an audience that can hardly keep up, they’re so busy laughing!

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Josh Covitt

JOSH COVITT

TV: The Mindy Project (FOX), Grandfathered (FOX), Pretty Little Liars (ABC).

Josh Covitt has been studying and performing at the UCB theatre since 2006 and currently performs with the Harold team, Outside Dog. He's so proud to call UCB his home-stage and is pleased as punch every time he gets to perform there. Other UCB credits include: The Ruckus (Harold Team), Kirkland's Signature (Maude Team), The Attack!, Shovitt, Hubble Telescope, Sketch Cram, Under the Influence, Tricia & Johanna's Lady Parts, Quick and Funny Musicals, Glum!, Dirtiest Sketch in LA, and The UCB Variety Hour.

In 2010 Josh was a performer in IO West's "The Ultimate X-ecution: The Search for LA's Best Improviser." Josh was voted the winner of the competition after 16 weeks, becoming the third UCB performer to win it after Heather Anne Campbell and Dave Theune.

Josh also co-founded the sketch group, The Attack!, who's videos have been featured on the front pages of YouTube, CNN.com, The Huffington Post, UCBComedy, Funny or Die, Crackle, and Break. His work in viral comedy videos has amassed over 150 million views collectively, including the hits "Talk to Kids PSA," "Clumsy Best Man Ruins Wedding," "Undercover Karaoke With Jewel," and "Ryan Gosling Stole My Best Friend."

Outside of sketch comedy and improv Josh has appeared in dozens of commercials, many of which where he plays a dumb husband or boyfriend. Although he did once play a heroic FedEx delivery guy who was stuck in an action movie... but he's usually a dumb husband.

Follow Josh: Twitter Instagram

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Jeremy Talamantes

JEREMY TALAMANTES

Jeremy Talamantes is half Mexican, half white, and full-on funny. The day he dropped out of community college he solemnly swore to make others chuckle. This 25-year-old Bay Area native is a blue collar slacker with a taste for the goofier things in life. He has traveled up and down both coasts playing anywhere from bars and cafes to theaters and comedy clubs in order to uphold his oath.

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Irene Tu

IRENE TU

Irene Tu is a stand-up comic, writer, and performer from Chicago, now living in the Bay Area. Some have described her as “sarcastic” but she just tells it like it is. She has been in SF Sketchfest, Crom Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, Cape Fear Comedy Festival, She-Devil Comedy Festival, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, and was a finalist in Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition. She co-produces Laugh Function every Saturday 8:30pm at Pappy’s in Berkeley.

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Jay P. Brown

JAY P. BROWN

Born in Atlanta, GA, but raised in Toronto, Canada, Jay P. Brown is a comedian and actor. Having appeared at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, The Comedy Store, and Aces, you can currently see him performing in various comedy venues around L.A., including Comedy Club in Murrieta, and recently at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival. When he’s not out saving the world through laughter, Jay P. is also a fitness trainer, martial artist, and parkour athlete. Inspired by comedians like Joe Rogan, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, John Mulaney, etc., Jay P. hopes to bring the audience into his world of randomness, and have them be glad he did. Jay P. also realizes that in this whole bio, he referred to himself in the third person. It’s okay. Jay P. likes it that way, and thinks everyone should try it at least once... a day.

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Nick Hoffman

NICK HOFFMAN

Nick Hoffman started doing comedy in the Northwest and kicked things off by winning the funniest person in Eugene, OR. Since that time he has performed steadily in both corporate and club settings throughout the northwest and the San Francisco Bay Area. He has featured at Seattle's Comedy Underground, performed at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg for the Laughing Matters show, opened for Dana Carvey at the Throckmorton Theater, and most recently performed with Scott Capurro at the SF Punchline. Nick is a father of two kids, married and teaches media part time when he isn't on stage doing comedy.

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