Saturday, October 5

7:00 PM

  • Ross Childs – Chicago, IL (Musical Sketch)
  • Corner Office – Houston, TX (Long Form Improv)
  • Vanessa Gonzalez – Los Angeles, CA (Festival Headliner – Stand Up)

8:30 PM

  • Discharged – Houston, TX (Long Form Improv)
  • White Women – Los Angeles, CA (Festival Headliner – Long Form Improv)

10:00 PM (Private Festival Cast Party)

About the Performers

Ross Childs
Musical Sketch; Chicago, IL
Soulful Songs to Soothe the Savage Spine. Solo Sketches that Satisfy the Sound.

Corner Office
Long Form Improv; Station Theater – Houston, TX
Let Ryan, Nicole, and Roger show what it feels like to achieve all there is in life – a corner office. Using your audience suggestion, they will set the stage with a group scene, blossoming into connected pathways of scenes and back again, tying them together through power, intimidation, and hard-earned entitlement. Button up your business attire and look down on others, because that is how it’s supposed to be. Cast: Ryan Heine, Nicole Nodarse, Roger Anderson

Vanessa Gonzalez
FESTIVAL HEADLINER – Stand Up; Los Angeles, CA
Vanessa Gonzalez is originally from Texas and was voted “Best Stand-up Comic” in the Austin Chronicle before her recent move to Los Angeles. She was a breakout as one of the New Faces of the 2017 Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and subsequently created and starred in a webseries called “Ms. Vanessa” for Mas Mejor, a digital platform that is part of Lorne Michael’s company Broadway Video. She was recently featured on TruTV’s “Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks” and has a half hour stand-up special for Comedy Central and a short special on HBO Latino airing in 2019.

Long Form Improv; Station Theater – Houston, TX
It’s safe to say these four have “seen some things.” Discharged pokes their heads out of the filthy trenches to bravely charge into battle – armed only with a keen sense of character, a form based on The Slacker and real guns. Because Texas. Also, just kidding about the guns. Cast: Jessica Thompson Falla, Monica Marcha, Ruth Hirsch, Steph Suarez

White Women
FESTIVAL HEADLINER – Long Form Improv; Los Angeles, CA
White Women is an improv team of all black men based in Los Angeles. Formed after meeting at the UCB Black History Month Show in 2013, this team has been featured at theaters all over Los Angeles and the country, performing at such festivals as Stumptown in Portland, and Out of Bounds in Austin. They also have written and produced videos for Comedy Central, College Humor and Funny or Die. They were listed on Vulture’s list of “Comedians You Should Know” in 2018.


  • Ronnie Adrian (Key & Peele, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot)
  • Zeke Nicholson (AP Bio, The Good Place)
  • Ify Nwadiwe (@Midnight, TwitchTV)
  • Lamar Woods (New Girl, Single Parents)
  • Carl Tart (MadTV, Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Ishmel Sahid (Cousins For Life, Maron)

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