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Three of our favorite comics are teaming up to bring you what's sure to be a hilarious show!!


Comedy legend Maria Bamford was the first female comic to have two half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” specials and starred alongside Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifianakis, and Brian Posehn in the Comedy Central series “The Comedians of Comedy” and Netflix’s “Comedians of Comedy: The Movie.” She also created and starred in the cult web series “The Maria Bamford Show,” in which she plays all the characters. The 2014 winner of the American Comedy Award for Best Club Comic, Bamford is also known for her prolific voiceover work on shows including “Big Mouth,” “BoJack Horseman,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Adventure Time,” and PBS’s Emmy-winning series “Word Girl.” She played DeBrie Bardeaux on Netflix’s “Arrested Development” and had a recurring role on the ABC hit series “Fresh Off the Boat.” 

 

Bamford is revered for her deeply personal and experimental comedy about mental illness, including the Netflix comedy series “Lady Dynamite” and three hour-long stand-up specials: “Weakness is the Brand,” “Old Baby,” and “Maria Bamford: The Special, Special, Special.” Stephen Colbert called her his “favorite comedian on earth,” and Judd Apatow said she is “the funniest woman in the world.” Bamford has appeared on “CONAN,” “The Tonight Show,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”

 

Called “the most insightful comic in Finland,” ISMO immediately made a splash with his U.S. debut in 2014 at the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, where he won the title of “The Funniest Person in the World.” He has performed to sold-out crowds around the world, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, Mexico, and Europe. Known for his unique observational comedy that makes people see familiar things differently through his new-to-America perspective, ISMO was the first Finnish comedian to perform on “CONAN,” with his clip becoming one of the most-viewed late-night sets of all time at over 106 million views. He was handpicked by Gabriel Iglesias to open for Iglesias’ groundbreaking special at Dodger Stadium in front of 60,000 fans, and wrote and starred in two seasons of his own sitcom, “ISMO.” He wrote the best-selling book “US & us: Surviving Hollywood with Comedy” – which became one of Finland’s most popular audiobooks – and is writing a second book set to debut in 2023. He has filmed four specials and appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” NBC’s “Bring the Funny,” and NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly.” In 2019, ISMO teamed up with Merriam Webster to release a digital comedy series of videos roasting the English language.

 

Jackie Kashian has been performing stand-up for over 35 years. Last seen on the “Late Late Show with James Corden,” her new special (and album of the same title) “Stay-Kashian” was #1 on Amazon and iTunes and debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Comedy Chart. Kashian has over 75 million listens on Spotify and Pandora. She has two podcasts, including “The Dork Forest,” where since 2006 she’s talked with people about what they love to do, think about, and collect. She also has a podcast with Laurie Kilmartin called “The Jackie and Laurie” show, where they talk about the thing they both love to do and think about: stand-up co

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Traverse City Comedy Club
738 South Garfield Avenue
Traverse City, MI 49686