Madelein Smith is an actress and comedian native to Rochester, NY. She was the founder, producer and host of the monthly “Rage Against the Vageen” at The Comedy Club in Webster, an all female comedy showcase. She was the winner of the 2015 and 2016 March Laughness Comedy Tournament, 2016 ‘Cuse Comedy Showcase, 2016 Who’s Got Next at Photo City Improv, and was a semi-finalist in the professional category of the 2016 Ladies of Laughter in NYC. She has been a featured performer at the Rochester Fringe Fest 2014 and 2017, Fall Back Comedy Fest, Finger Lakes Comedy Fest, Laugh Riot Grrl Fest in Los Angeles, and internationally at the SheDot 2017 Fest, and the Beaver and Bacon Comedy Festival, both in Toronto. She was a headlining act at the 2017 Ithaca Festival of the Arts. She has opened for Rachel Feinstein, Rich Vos, Bobby Slayton, Kenny Vs. Spenny and many more. Madelein has toured regionally with Great Lakes Productions playing swing roles of Maria/Theresa in Joey and Maria’s Comedy Wedding. Her webseries, entitled Failing Forward, was produced by Talking Back Pictures and can be found on youtube. Starting in January 2018, Madelein will be working for Carnival Cruise Lines as an onboard entertainer. In her spare time, she enjoys forcing her cats to cuddle with her.

Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Brandie Posey is a stand up comedian, writer & producer who now calls LA’s comedy scene home. She has been featured as a performer at the New York Comedy Festival, RIOT Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, FEST in Gainesville, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, The All Jane Festival, among many others. She has opened for the legendary punk band Against Me! and has appeared on MTV, E! & Comedy Central. Brandie made her feature film debut in the indie dark comedy, “The Worst Year Of My Life” directed by Jonathan Smith & her first stand up record Opinion Cave debuted at #1 on iTunes & #12 on Billboard.com.

She is honored to rep the LA comedy scene on the compilation album “Holy Fuck. Album Comedy.” and tours the country, headlining every dark corner with a microphone. She is the co-creator & host of Picture This, a popular comedy-animation show with franchises in LA, Portland, New York & San Francisco. At the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre & The Hollywood Improv, Brandie co-hosts Lady to Lady alongside Barbara Gray & Tess Barker. Lady to Lady is also a celebrated weekly podcast on the Maximum Fun Podcast Network with over 3.1 million downloads & loyal fans around the world.

Beth Beer Cuddy

Beth Beer Cuddy is a local comedienne known as the second greatest person on Earth since the first spot was already taken. She most recently performed at APT in The Vagina Monologues as Vagina #7 and in the original show Making America Kind of Okay Again, a show that failed to make things okay. Cuddy has turned to a new comedy venture, a podcast named Strange Country, that features stories about the strange, unusual and covfefe. She and cohost Kelly Chambala tackle the stories of the Fox sisters, Lizzie Borden, the Collyer brothers, among others. Tune in wherever podcasts exist. Cuddy is excited to be performing with Rochester comediennes’ Kelsey Claire Hagan and Madelein Smith in what will truly be the most amazing Night of Comedy Covfefe that has ever happened on the APT stage.

Kelsey Claire Hagen

Kelsey Claire Hagen began performing stand-up comedy in the Spring of 2015. Over the course of a year, she has developed an “adorably sarcastic and sadistic” (someone said that once, I swear) comedic persona, speaking on many things ranging from women’s issues to the the mundane aspects of daily life. She has performed all over Rochester, NY – Skylark Lounge, Three Heads Brewery, The Pillar, The Bug Jar, Boscoe’s Restaurant and The Comedy Club of Rochester. Recently, she opened for Chris Kattan (“You were funny”- Chris Kattan) at The Comedy Club. She has also performed at Helium Comedy Club and Babeville in Buffalo, NY, as well as various locations in Canastota, Syracuse, and Utica. She is constantly producing shows: The Hateful Eight (Headliner Zach Swan), Two Feminists Walk Into A Bar with Andrew Youngblood, The Galentine’s Show, DGMP One-Night Only Open-Mic, and, namely, Don’t Grab My Pussy in Rochester, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated with a BFA in Dramaturgy from Carnegie Melon University in 2014. Kelsey Claire has served as Dramaturg for many productions in Rochester and Pittsburgh.

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