Dave Hill & Friends

Thu August 31 2017 - 9:45pm ~ 11:15pm @ Fallout Theater ( Show map)

Dave Hill & Friends




Justin Hicks is a stand up comedian based in Austin, TX. Justin was raised in small town Connecticut and has lived in Texas since 2010. Much of his comedy is drawn from his upbringing and southern experiences. He has a calm demeanor and cool delivery that is unique and easy to connect with. Justin’s humor covers topics ranging from chap-stick to R&B music (he may or may not be the best R&B comic in central Texas). Justin began performing comedy in 2015. He was a semi-finalist in the 2016 Funniest Person in Austin competition and has preformed at the Crossroads Comedy Festival (Indianapolis, IN) and MR Fest (San Marcos, TX). Justin was also accepted to the 2017 Bridgetown Comedy Festival (Portland, OR).



Brooke Cartus is a queer comedian, attorney and activist based in Columbus, Ohio. Her sardonic storytelling and improvisational style has landed her shows with Rhea Butcher, Fortune Feimster, Erin Foley, Ian Harvie, Kate Clinton and Dana Goldberg. She recently performed at TedXColumbus Women, and her premiere album, Size L for Lady, is available on iTunes. Brooke has been published across the country, from the Berkeley Journal on Gender, Law and Justice to Huff Post: Gay Voices.



Smaranda Luna is an Eastern-European stand up, actress, improviser and writer. She immigrated to the United States on a Fulbright scholarship after completing the program at the National Drama Conservatory in her home city of Bucharest, Romania. While getting her MFA in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin, she was the recipient of the Austin Critics Table Award for Best Actress. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she acts; writes and performs stand up and is the co-artistic director of the Mixtape Theatre Company, a small theatrical collective dedicated to promoting New Works. Smaranda has also studied and performed Improv all over the world (most recently at UCB L.A and IO WEST) and is fluent in Romanian, French, and conversational in Spanish.

Some of her Film and TV credits include: the TV Series Harley and the Davidsons, the feature Closer to the Moon (opposite Vera Farmiga and Mark Strong), the Romanian short film Trafic (Golden Palm at Cannes) and the feature Play II by Hammer Resident Artist Dara Friedman.

Regional Theatre Credits: Spring in Mammoth at the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, Ca; Dr. Popescu in Your Authentic Self at the Theatre of Note in Hollywood; Hippolyta in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles; Alcyone in Metamorphoses and Mathilde in The Clean House at Zach Scott Theatre; Ivan Vasilievici in Black Snow at the Salvage Vanguard Theatre. www.smarandaluna.com



Anna Valenzuela is a Los Angeles based comedian and real woman. Always fond of comedy, she worked for 10 years in the mental healthcare industry before deciding to try stand-up in Long Beach in 2014. After a year of performing in Long Beach and Orange County, she began making moves in Los Angeles, appearing at the Broke L.A. Comedy Festival and as a frequent competitor on Roast Battle at The Comedy Store. Her joyful delivery of biting roast jokes and stories highlighting her troubled childhood has won audiences over time and time again, eventually earning her a spot on the second season of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle-The Regional’s, which premiered in 2017 and on Roast Battle 2- War of the Words, where she made it to the Quarter Finals. Anna can also be seen performing in all over Southern California.



Atsuko Okatsuka is a stand up comedian, actress, and filmmaker residing in Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of Dis/orient/ed Comedy, the first ever all Asian, mostly female stand up comedy tour in the United States.
Her stand up comedy credits include having been featured in Comedy Central Presents: Stand Up, Asia!, performing at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, being written up in the LA WEEKLY, to opening for Margaret Cho at The historic Wiltern. Her comedic acting & sketches have also been featured in Elizabeth Banks’s digital platform, WhoHaha as well as MOCATV where she acted alongside Fred Armisen and Jack Black.
She has written, produced, and starred in the Desert Trilogy: Littlerock, Pearblossom Hwy, and Lake Los Angeles which can be seen on Amazon, iTunes, and Netflix. Currently, she is in development for her comedy feature, This Is Chinatown which she will star in and direct.



Dave Hill is a comedian, writer, and musician originally from Cleveland but now living in New York City. He has appeared on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Inside Amy Schumer, @midnight, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and The Jim Gaffigan Show among other programs, and co-stars in the upcoming film Boy Band. Dave has starred in his own TV series, The King of Miami, on the MOJO Network, which was cancelled even though Dave really liked it. He has written for The New York Times, The Paris Review, Salon, GQ, McSweeney’s, The New York Observer, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Guitar World, among other publications. He is a regular contributor to public radio’s This American Life and hosts his own radio show, The Goddamn Dave Hill Show, on WFMU in Jersey City, New Jersey. Dave performs live comedy in theaters and basements all over the world and even opened for Snoop Dogg once, which was awesome. He also plays guitar and sings in his own rock band, Valley Lodge, whose song “Go” is the theme song for HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Dave has written two books, Dave Hill Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (2016 Blue Rider Press and Tasteful Nudes:…and Other Misguided Attempts at Personal Growth and Validation (2012 St. Martin’s Press). He also smells really great and has made out with a lot of chicks and you can ask anyone.