San Geronimo Valley Community Center San Geronimo, CA
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Comedian Betsy Salkind at SGVCC
Why is Roseanne Barr tweeting about this show? LA Comic Betsy Salkind was a writer for the hit sitcom Roseanne, she has made millions laugh on Showtime's Fierce, Funny Women and The Tonight Show and she's the mastermind behind "Anne Frank Superstar". What's all the buzz about? Why she is compared Gilda Radner? See for yourself 10/5 in San Geronimo! Get tickets while they last!
Plus special guest award-winning SF legend Aundre the Wonderwoman!
Betsy Salkind is an actress, comedian, writer and former drummer for the PHENOBARBIDOLLS. She was a founding member of the TERRORIST BRIDESMAIDS (4 comediennes determined to get a second use out of those dresses), and alumna of the improv troupe GUILTY CHILDREN and the sketch comedy group THE OTHER WHITE MEAT.
She was also a staffwriter for "SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL" and "ROSEANNE" (the sitcom), and a jokewriter for Anthony Robbins. She is a regular at NY's Comic Strip and LA's Comedy Store, and has appeared on "Girls Night Out," "Stand-Up, Stand-Up," "ARLI$$," "Pet Shop with Andy Kindler," the "TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO," and most recently in the SHOWTIME special "Fierce Funny Women."
She has written and performed 3 one woman shows to date, including "ALL MY LIFE" (the darkest comedy this side of hope), "MASTER OF SCIENCE" (an irreverent look at science and scientists), and most recently "ANNE FRANK SUPERSTAR: THE ETHEL SPILIOTES STORY" (a satire of Anne Franxploitation). Born in Troy, New York and razed in Connecticut and Virginia, she was not the funny one in her family. As a child she put on plays with her brothers in which she was always cast as the wicked witch or cruel stepsister.
She graduated from MIT with a BS and a Master's degree from the Sloan School of Management. Her master's thesis was titled: "Can't You Take A Joke? A Study of Sexual Harassment Among Peers." Preferring the security of the arts, she left her career as a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner to become a comedian. She is perhaps best know for her squirrel impression, but refuses to be pigeonholed as a squirrel.
She is currently developing an animated series based on Ethel, the lead character from Anne Frank Superstar, as well as a comedic play about depression. She is also producing a feature documentary with Amy Kofman of Jane Doe Films ("Derrida"), and writes for "ETHEL'S LAW"(a blog by a 5th grade activist who has turned her girl scout troop into a revolutionary cell.) Betsy was Andy Kindler's Tae Kwon Do sparring partner, and hangs her own drywall. She has 28 teeth.
An interview with Betsy Salkind: http://bit.ly/178xe4l
Is Betsy Salkind a danger to society? Read all about it in the West Marin Citizen!
PLUS Special Guest:
Aundre the Wonderwoman is a Bay Area comedian who made her debut at Steve Harvey's Comedy House in Dallas, Texas. Since that time, she has been honored as The Funniest Woman in Half Moon Bay, The Funniest Comic on the Block in Oakland, First Place Winner of the Inaugural Russian River Resort Comedy Competition and a semi-finalist in the 2005 San Francisco International Comedy Competition. A lawyer by day, in 2008, she received the Stand Up For Justice Award for her work against the death penalty. Taking on everything from politics to animal lovers, she is smart, she is irreverent and she is FUNNY!
San Geronimo Valley Community Center (View)
6350 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Geronimo, CA 94963