Laughing Mater, Pallavi Gunalan

Laughing Mater

We're back with our August installment of Laughing Mater! Come join us for an evening hilarious from national touring comedian Jackie Kashian!

Diante Neagle

Matt Valdespino
Genevieve Ferrari
Jim Stewart Allen

Jackie Kashian

Pallavi Gunalan

Pallavi has performed on booked shows at comedy clubs around the world. She performed vocal skits on Ruby Ibarra‘s hit debut album, Circa91, and has opened for Todd Barry, Preacher Lawson, and many other amazing comedians. She produces Oversharing Comedy, co-produces Resistance is Fertile Comedy, and, as a co-producer of Facial Recognition Comedy, was highlighted in The New York Times and Splitsider and co-hosts the Facial Recognition Comedy Podcast. She has performed at Desi Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest (2018, 2019), Portland Queer Comedy Festival, Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, 208 Comedy Festival, the All Jane Comedy Festival, the New York Comedy Festival, and all over the US and India. She has received the Upright Citizens Brigade Diversity Scholarship multiple times. In her spare time, Pallavi is tired. Luckily, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

Natalie Holt

Nathalie’s comedy career started in Seattle, but her absurd spirit is the result of her weird and wonderful upbringing in Florida. Onstage, she's a whirl of surreal wordplay who wears her heart on her sleeve. It's been said that she has "an ass that won't quit, and a mouth to match." Her comedy has been described as "an emotional Penthouse letter" with "jokes that almost don't work". She keeps busy as a producer of Seattle favorites The Comedy Nest and The Comedy Underground. She performs all over, and has been featured on festivals near (Bumbershoot, All Jane) and far (208 Comedy Festival, Asheville Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs).

Birungi Birungi

Birungi is a native of Uganda who has been living in the United States for the last 10 years. A graduate of Seattle University, he wears many hats. During the day, he works for a Fortune 500 company that specializes in amazon advertising. In the evenings, he is a soccer coach working with a local Seattle kids soccer club. At night (and on weekends), he is a comedian. He has performed in multiple cities such as Seattle, Portland, LA & Boston.

Isaac Campbell-Smith

Isaac Campbell-Smith was born to a family of ministers and theater performers, so the stage is like a second home. He has been performing stand up since he was 18, though he took several years off post-undergrad studies to pursue event management and video production work in Thailand. Since returning stateside, he’s become a staple of the Tacoma stand up scene as a performer, show producer at Alma Mater and Bob’s Java Jive, photographer and award-winning video sketch artist (253 Film Competition, 2018). Isaac’s comedy stylings strike an immensely endearing blend of surrealism, absurdity and off-kilter delivery.



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