H.O.S.T. House Comedy Night starring Don Friesen
Don Friesen, the only two-time winner of the San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition and star of the Showtime special "Ask Your Mom" will be bringing the laughs to the Westside on Friday, March 24th at 8pm.
Originally from Fresno, the now LA-based comic is a favorite performer on Alaska cruise ships and has performed to as many as 30,000 people while opening for the Goo Goo Dolls.
"Ask Your Mom" captures the irony of parenting, marriage and everyday absurdities through characters, voices, parodies and some of the best-written routines around. Friesen lights up the stage with an engaging blend of wit and physicality that connects with audiences from all walks of life. Its that rare comedy special that is adult-smart yet family-friendly--a show that has enough edge and energy to kill in nightclubs, but still manages to be clean and universal enough for all ages.
Friesen is the only two-time winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition whose past finalists boast luminaries such as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres, Sinbad, and Dane Cook. He has opened for the Counting Crows and the Goo Goo Dolls and is a favorite on the KLOS Five Oclock Funnies.
Don is also one of the most requested comics on XM Sirius satellite radio, and has appeared on numerous television shows including Live at Gotham, Surviving the Holidays with Lewis Black, and The Best of Comics Unleashed.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says, Friesen will leave a lasting comic impression, and describes him as offbeat, satirical, self-deprecating and slightly out of control.
The Times Picayune declares Friesen One of the best up and coming comedians in the country, and the Reno Gazette-Journal says, Friesen is one comic you wont want to miss.
Liz Grant opens. Liz began doing creepy impressions in the third grade. Things finally paid off when she opened for Robins Williams and Dana Carvey. She wrote for George Carlin's laugh.com and won The Brian Regan Impression Contest. Her latest one woman show, Massage Cop, will be debut in September 2017.
About H.O.S.T. House (Helping Others Sleep Tonight):
H.O.S.T. House is the only homeless shelter serving the Westside of Stanislaus county. Formed by a group of residents from local churches and the surrounding community, the organization has banded together to help their fellow citizens who are homeless and the working poor in the area. Their vision is to end homelessness in their community. The non-profit organization provides temporary housing during the winter season, food, clothing, toiletries and currently services over 60 homeless people.
About Comedy and Red Dragonfly Productions:
Who doesn't need a good laugh nowadays? Sure, we can always seek out our local comedy club to catch the latest up-and-coming comic amidst the two-drink minimum charges and suggestive material. But, there is a new trend in comedy. Featured standup comedy evenings are becoming a welcome addition to fundraising efforts by non-profit organizations.
You can buy cookie dough at your kids schools, you can buy Christmas wrapping paper from the PTA, you can even buy all the Girl Scout cookies you want. But, many are looking at a comedy show as a new and fresh way to raise money for a good cause.
Red Dragonfly Productions has a handle on this trend, and focuses on booking comics with smart material for thinking adults who enjoy a night out and like that feeling you get when youve done a good deed in your community.
With a lineup of fresh, insightful, and funny comics known for their well crafted material and relatable humor, these comedy benefit shows are for audiences who appreciate the art of comedy.
Previous shows have included comics Andrew Norelli, Tim Lee, David Studebaker, Don Reed, Ben Feldman, Scott Capurro, Caitlin Gill, Rocky LaPorte, Myles Weber, G King, Mike Pace, Darren Carter, Larry Bubbles Brown, Jason Love, Liz Grant, Maggie Newcomb, Ngaio Bealum, Robin Cee, Rocky LaPorte,Tom Devenport, Matt Gubser, Karen Rontowski, James P. Connolly, Katsy Chappell, Kat Simmons, Dennis Regan, Karinda Dobbins, Keith Lowell Jensen, Natasha Muse, Dhaya Lakshminarayan, Mike Capozolla, Joseph Nguyen, Priya Prasad, Jeff Applebaum, Dave Mencarelli, Greg Hahn, Marianne Sierk, Don Friesen, Mark Pitta, Derrick Leonard, Dave Burleigh, Robin Cloud, Brad Upton, Johnny Steele, Phil Johnson, Bj Johnson, Mark Yaffee, Adam Strong, David Lew, Kellen Erskine, Joe Nguyen, Ryan Stout, Dan St. Paul, Myles Weber, Matt Gubser, Joe Klocek, Sammy Obeid, Dave Burleigh, Brendan Lynch, Will Durst, Johnny Steele, Mark Lundholm, Kortney Shane Williams, Rocky Cologne, Milt Able, Tim Bedore, Kelly McDonald, Carlos Alazraqui, Karinda Dobbins, Dr. Gonzo, Paula Poundstone, Mickey Joseph and many more.
Interview with Rhonda Lucile Hicks on programming a comedy series
An interview with Rhonda Lucile Hicks of Red Dragonfly Productions:
H.O.S.T House in association with Red Dragonfly Productions presents
H.O.S.T. House Comedy Night
Don Friesen - Star of Showtimes "Ask Your Mom"
with Liz Grant
Friday, March 24, 2016-8pm
Federated Church Fell Hall
45 S. El Circulo
Patterson, CA 95363
$15/advance and $20/door General Admission
Doors 30 minutes before performance
Tickets: (800)838-3006 or HostHouseComedyNight.com
Federated Church Fellowship Hall (View)
45 S El Circulo Avenue
Patterson, CA 95363
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|