BAD IDEA: Pay What You Can Monthly Comedy Show hosted by Zahid Dewji

BAD IDEA: Pay What You Can Monthly Comedy Show hosted by Zahid Dewji

The Secret Group Presents

BAD IDEA: Pay What You Can Monthly Comedy Show
Hosted by Zahid Dewji on the patio of the Secret Group

***FREE PIZZA from Russo's New York Pizzeria (www.nypizzeria.com) ***

This month's lineup includes comics from Louisville, Austin & Houston!

ARIELLE ISAAC NORMAN
ANDY HUGGINS
CARLTON WILCOXSON
NATHANIEL POTTS-WELLS
MICAH GREEN


Grab your FREE RSVP tickets fast for guaranteed seating, this show always sells out!

Patio will open at 7:30 pm (15 minutes early) for RSVP Ticket seating. Doors for non-ticket holders will open at 8:00 pm. Show at 8:15 pm. If it rains, the show will be moved to the barroom stage, which has ample seating.

Check out recent coverage of the show on Fox26 News: http://www.fox26houston.com/news/282740366-video

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Steve Cantwell

Steve Cantwell is setting a new benchmark in American comedy. He combines a unique blend of story-telling and raw animal charisma that manages to wrap his horrible life up in one shit-soaked Mormon quilt.

Nicholas Hopping

Nick Hopping is a stand up comedian based in New York City. He has performed at comedy clubs all over the country. In addition Nick appeared in the 2018 Underground Comedy Fest and 2018 Trial by Laughter.

Tressa Eleby

Born and raised in Chicago, IL and now a resident of Houston, TX where she started stand up in 2014. Her unique style of witty, intelligent, funny stories combined with making fun of musical LYRICS has made Tressa one of the hottest new comics to watch for. Tressa draws material from "call center life", "hair stylist life", motherhood, marriage, and dating while also becoming Vegan in her 40's.

She branded the term, "Vegan Thick" when deciding to become vegan while maintaining her curvaceous figure. Her choice for the vegan lifestyle is attributed to learning how meat and dairy increases the risk of diabetes and other illnesses. She educates via social media as a tribute to her family members lost to diabetes who just didn't have the knowledge we have today. Her goal is to help the masses rid themselves of diabetes and other diseases through weekly inspirational videos and vegan tips .

Her televison appearances include UHN's Live, Laugh, Love Comedy Show Episodes 1 and 5 and The Amber Neal Show. She featured in Houston's 1st All Female Comedy Festival, Yellow Rose for Olivia Arrington. Tressa is currently the Executive Producer of The Roxxy Haze Comedy Sketch Show, a web series now in Season 2 airing on YouTube every Friday.

Tressa has also featured for Kevin Hart's, Hart of the City, Crystal Powell, Dave Lawson, Shaquille Oneal's Next All Star Comedy Winner, Shady FeelGood, Terry Grossmann Mitch Burrow, Tony Roberts ,Rudy Rush, Melanie Cormacho,Mike Bonner and Ms. Pat of NBC's last Comic Standing, Celebrity the Comedian, Keisha Hunt and Taneisha Rice aka "Just Nesh" seen on HBO and Def Comedy Jam.

Symply Courtney

Symply Courtney: Improviser / standup comic based out of Austin, Texas.

Theo Taylor

While studying Theatre Arts at the University of Houston, Taylor began devoting time to performing his stand-up routine at the legendary Laff Stop in Houston. His relentless dedication to appearing on stage accelerated his craft at working with the audience, and his underlying theatre experience contributed an amazing sense of commitment to his material. Taylor utilized his surroundings to create a powerful and relatable method of storytelling, which has continued to result in an overwhelming positive response from his audience, and earned him the title of Houston’s Funniest Person in 2011. While working in Texas, Taylor has opened for comedians such as Doug Stanhope, Carlos Mencia, Josh Blue and Anthony Jeselnik.



Taylor is an African American in the truest sense, emigrating from Liberia when he was two years old. His family moved from Washington DC to settle in Texas. As a middle child in a large family, Taylor sought ways of gaining attention early on. He performed his first comedy routine in the second grade. With an innate attraction to the spotlight, Taylor developed his talents for singing and acting, and throughout this his comedic ability became undeniable.



Diverse points of inspiration give Taylor a conceptual flexibility with his subject matter. The dedicated professional studied Lucille Ball and Dick Van Dyke from an early age. Taylor spent late nights with his father enjoying these comedians’ programs, but he also utilized this time to learn the art of timing. Eddie Murphy, Dave Attel and Dave Chapell also influence this comedian’s amazing range.



The side-splitting storyteller uses his keen sense of observation and his relationships with family and friends to reach the audience on a personal level. Taylor delivers his dramatic humor to sold-out comedy clubs, competitions, and renowned stages across the country. Through his creativity and sophistication with his comedic craft Taylor is unstoppable as his career catapults to great heights.

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