The 2017 Crapshoot Comedy Festival presents...
NASTY WOMEN featuring TIG NOTARO benefitting the ACLU
Beth Stelling, Corinne Fisher, Sam Jay, Sabrina Jalees, Liza Treyger, Tig Notaro
601 E Fremont St
Las Vegas, Nevada, 89101
Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM (event ends at 10:30 PM)
Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress. Beth was named "Best Stand-up Comedian in Chicago" by The Chicago Reader in 2010. Soon after she was chosen to be a New Face of Comedy in Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival and re-located to Los Angeles in 2011. Within her first year in L.A., Beth made her late night television debut on Conan. She released her debut album "Sweet Beth" in 2012 on Rooftop Comedy Records. It was New & Noteworthy in iTunes' Comedy section. In 2014 Beth appeared on @midnight on Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately and The Pete Holmes Show.
Beth most recently performed stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC, after Jimmy saw her perform at UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) and approached her personally.
Beth tours extensively performing at festivals (SXSW, Bumbershoot, Moontower, Maui Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest) and clubs across the country. She has had the distinct pleasure of opening for Sarah Silverman, Kristen Schaal, Rob Delaney, Kyle Kinane and Anthony Jeselnik. Beth embarked on her first international headline tour to Ireland, Australia and New Zealand this summer, in addition to headlining clubs and colleges year round.
Beth has written for Comedy Central Digital, MTV's Ridiculousness and was a contributor to the play Five Lesbians Eating a Quiche, which saw an off-Broadway run in NYC and is published by Samuel French.
Beth can be heard on The Adam Carolla Show, Pete Holmes' podcast "You Made It Weird" #134 and her Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction victories at Nerdist.com. Or on Bob & Tom Radio when she's in the Midwest!
Beth taped her Comedy Central Half Hour special in June in Boston and it will air October 10, 2015 at 12:30a on Comedy Central.
Her appearances on Showtime's Comedy of SXSW special, Last Call with Carson Daly, Tru TV's How to Be a Grown Up and The Meltdown with Jonah & Kumail all air this summer.
Vulture: "The 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015"
"Top 18 Women You Should Be Following On Twitter" by Huffington Post
LA Weekly's no. 2 on a list of "12 L.A. Comedy Acts to Watch in 2013."
Patton Oswalt listed Beth as one of his favorite up-and-coming comics during his Reddit AMA.
Corinne Fisher is a stand-up comedian, writer & actor originally from Union, NJ. Her debut one-woman show Corinne Fisher: I STALK YOU (Dir. David Crabb) had a run at The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) and was featured in Time Out New York. She has been a regular on the stand-up scene, playing at Stand Up NY, New York Comedy Club, Caroline's, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Broadway Comedy Club, Comix, Laugh Boston, The Stress Factory & Gotham. Her second stage show, Almost Former Reality TV Stars, had a run at The PIT in June 2011 and told the true (albeit slightly exaggerated) story of how Corinne and her real-life best friend, actor/model Thomas Whitfield, were hired, then fired from their very own reality TV show. Corinne is 1/2 of SORRY ABOUT LAST NIGHT…, her comedy writing and performance duo with Krystyna Hutchinson. In December 2013, the duo launched Guys We Fucked: The Anti Slut-Shaming Podcast that now boasts over half a million subscribers. Having featured celebs such as Dan Savage, Jim Norton and even Jenni 'JWOWW' Farley in addition to real gents they've had their way with, the podcast is frequently ranked among the Top 50 podcasts on iTunes and has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, Elle, Bust and more.
When asked how long she has been doing comedy Sam Jay smiles and replies "For as long as I could speak". Hailing from Boston MA a city that is no stranger to comedic prowess; a place that can lay claim to the comedic talents of Jay Leno, Louis C.K., Conan O'Brien and many others, Sam Jay is setting her own stage. Some would say the fact that she's female, African American, and a lesbian has allowed her to stand out in a male dominated industry. But it is more so how she can take these experiences and make them not only funny but relatable. Witty, candid, and raw she is bringing about a brand of comedy that has yet to be seen. Provoking audiences by pushing their thinking while still giving her sets the feel of a barroom conversation with one of your funniest friends. Her familiar personality on and off stage has allowed her to build quite the buzz in and around Boston comedy circles. Her 2013 invite to Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival and her 2014 acceptance into the Women In Comedy Festival as well as a stellar performance at the auditions for BET Comic View return to TV has got the industry insiders buzzing about this young lady. Opening for power house/veteran acts like Joe Clair (BET), Hannibal Burres (Comedy Central), and Rob Stapleton(Comedy Central) has not only helped this rising star hone her skills but has allowed her to branch out booking shows up and down the east coast. Performing at comedic institutions like Gotham NYC to the Comedy Studio in Cambridge Ma. Sam Johnson is wowing audiences and building her fan base. Her fresh, unique and warm approach makes Sam Jay a comedian worth seeing and one you will be talking about long after you do.
@SabrinaJalees is a Canadian comedian, actor, keynote speaker and writer based in Brooklyn. As a stand-up she's toured North America, England, South Africa and played the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival. She's appeared in Last Comic Standing, Flashpoint, played a pregnant teen in Lifetime'sMom at Sixteen and is currently a staff writer on NBC's new half-hour comedy Crowded. She's the Gemini and International Emmy nominated host of YTV's In Real Life. While Canadians saw her grow up on Much Music's Video On Trial, she's gone on to appear on MTV'S Failosophy, VH1's Best Week Ever, Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party and The Nightly Show. Most recently Sabrina joined the cast of Amazon's Transparent for a pretty climactic role in the third season. Episode two. You're gonna wanna watch it.
Liza Treyger is a Chicago-bred standup comic who now resides in NYC. She really misses alleys, her favorite bartenders, and her Russian parents. Liza's Half Hour and first album was released by COMEDY CENTRAL in August 2015. She has performed at the JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL in Montreal and has appeared on ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY on COMEDY CENTRAL, CHELSEA LATELY and MTV'S JOKING OFF. She was thrilled to be a part of the NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL 2012 as one of COMEDY CENTRAL'S COMICS TO WATCH (where she got to watch shows and eat cake balls with two professional wrestlers!). Check out her super cool web series HOW MANY QUESTIONS.
Tig Notaro is a standup comedian, storyteller, and writer originally from Mississippi. Tig writes, produces, and stars in the semiautobiographical comedy series One Mississippi, premiering this fall through Amazon Studios. Her memoir, I'm Ju st A Person, released this year through Harper Collins Publishing, is a New York Time s Bestseller. The Television Academy has acknowledged Tig with an Emmy nomination for her HBO standup special Boyish G irl Interrupted. Her Netflix Original documentary, TIG, premiered to critical acclaim and is available for streaming. You can also see Tig as "Barb" on Amazon's Emmy Awardwinning series Transparent.
In 2013, Tig was nominated for a Grammy Award for her standup
release, LIVE, which sold over 100,000 units in jus t six weeks. L IVE is a standup set delivered just days after Tig was diagnosed with invasive bilateral breast cancer. Tig has since announced her cancer to be in remission, and remains a favorite on Conan and This American Life. In her time off, Tig enjoys bird watching with her wife Stephanie, their twin sons, and cat Fluff, at home in Los Angeles.
Please join us on a special evening with six very funny ladies who will show you how you fight for 1st Amendment rights on the last night of a comedy festival. With your ticket or pass purchase, you will have the opportunity at checkout, to donate any amount desired directly to the ACLU.