The October 9th Second Saturday Shit Show is a bit different and a bit special, as we have (5) comics who are some of the most unique young comic voices in the region!! Each comic is doing a longer feature set (15/ 20 min.) of their very best and most polished material! This is a warm up extravaganza for the very big Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Christmas comedy season!
Megan Graves: As a young, hypersexual bisexual trying to find her voice in the world and on the internet, Megan’s comedy has been described as “a little gross, but very endearing”. She hopes that through outwardly processing and laughing at her own journey, her audiences will see that not only do we all deserve the freedom to be ourselves, we deserve to celebrate all of the weird, painful, and empowering steps it takes to get there.
Jordan Segue is a standup comedian and has been producing comedy shows around the DC area for six years. He started performing while he was living in San Francisco and working for a FinTech startup. Determined to free himself from the doldrums of working in Silicon Valley and express his disillusionment of life in the Bay Area, Jordan stumbled into standup comedy as an effective creative outlet. Jordan's style is that of a deadpan, thought-provoking, and respectfully irreverent storyteller. He draws on past experiences and everyday interactions with crazy people for inspiration. Jordan is also a foodie and amateur chef, whose favorite things are his 16 inch cast iron wok and his detailed spreadsheet of just the 137 restaurants that he would recommend in the DC area. This native Detroiter and Morehouse College alum has performed everywhere from DC to New York to Austin and everywhere in between.
Ashley Pontius got her start at the age of sixteen, writing jokes for comedians twice her age. After a brief period working on Stephen Colbert's Campaign for Truthiness, she decided to pursue comedy as a career. She has been seen at the Laugh Factory in Chicago, Church of Satire in Hanover, PA, and comedy clubs all over the country. Ashley was a 2019 Finalist for Magooby's Comedian of the Year and most recently opened for Matt Braunger at the Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts in Frederick, Md.
Matt Pennington (Hailing from Annapolis, MD) got his start in stand up during his senior year of college at the University of South Carolina. Fed up with feeling as if nothing was right for him until he stepped on stage, he’s spent every moment since that pushing to perform whenever and wherever he can. His comedy is focused on having as much fun as possible while exploring concepts about life and society that he finds irregular. If he feels it does not make sense, he will talk and joke about in an effort to bring himself and the audience closer together as they have a good laugh about it.
Garrett Harvest’s unique experiences (haling from West Orange, NJ) with life has made him the charismatic comedic talent that he is today. With a goal of one day making the whole world laugh, he spends everyday traveling from place to place making sure he completes that. He is a talent out of Baltimore City that you need to keep your eyes on.
Mike Quindlen is host.
Special upstairs Happy Hour show with BAT FANGS
The Second Saturday Shit Show featuring Matt Braunger
and guests TBA
Hosted by: Mike Quindlen
Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. A headlining comedian since 2007 and an actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago. Matt’s television credits include recurring roles on ABC’s Agent Carter, NBC’s Up All Night, Netflix’s Disjointed, Starz’ Take My Wife and Amazon’s Upload. Matt was a series regular on Fox’s MADtv, a cast member of the TruTV series How to Be a Grown Up, and has appeared on Carol’s Second Act, Superstore, Fuller House, Man with a Plan, BoJack Horseman, Stan Against Evil, I’m Dying Up Here, Garfunkel and Oates, Maron, HBO’s Family Tree, the Chelsea Lately roundtable, @midnight, The Michael J Fox Show, Happy Endings, CONAN, The Late Show with David Letterman, The Pete Holmes Show, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham.
In 2009, he was named to Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch, and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list. His debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central Records and was an iTunes Top 20 Comedy Album for 2009. In 2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special and in 2012 released his debut hour-long special entitled Shovel Fighter, which was also released as an album. Matt has since released two more specials: Big, Dumb Animal and Finally Live in Portland. He also has a hilarious podcast entitled “This Might Help with Matt Braunger”.
Matt has performed at a variety of prestigious festivals including Just For Laughs in Montreal and South By Southwest in Austin.