Derick Fields | Amelita Lijek | Ball & Chain | Anime

Sat September 3 2016 - 7:00pm ~ 7:30pm @ Coldtowne Theater ( Show map)

Derick Fields | Amelita Lijek | Ball & Chain | Anime




Derick Fields, a veteran of the armed forces and a proud dad of two. Loves to bring joy to people through comedy and laughter. Derick serving two tours in Iraq, Derick has used laughing as a way to heal and a way to live a better life. Derick comedy is family base, with topics of marriage, kids and living with PTSD. Doing comedy all throughout the country; festivals such as Out Of Bounds, World Series Of Comedy, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. Derick keeps God first and a has a strong belief that laughter is the best blessing you can have


Amelita Lijek has been writing and performing comedic songs since she was in 7th grade and discovered that her soccer coaches would forget that she was supposed to be doing anything athletic if she was making them laugh. Her 2003 parody of “Stacy’s Mom,” eloquently called “The Yankees Suck,” was quite clearly the reason the Red Sox were able to break the Curse of the Bambino in 2004, and since then her love of comedic music and song parodies deepened. When she realized she could claim her interest in comedic music to be a passing fancy no longer, she started making music videos for her songs such as “Gotta Say Hi” – a parody of Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High)” about dogs – and performing all around New York City, including in the 2016 NY Funny Songs Fest. Her biggest comedic influences are Stephen Lynch, Flight of the Conchords, Tenacious D, The Lonely Island, and dogs in costume.



Troy Miller, Ruby Willmann


Ball and Chain is the real-life married duo of Troy Miller and Ruby Willmann, playing a fictional married couple who exist out of time (she’s a modern gal, he’s a gentleman from the 1920s). Scenes of this unlikely twosome bookend a show inspired by other unlikely couples. It’s art imitating life imitating whatever this cuckoo couple can come up with.

Troy is 14-year improv comedy veteran, having spent most of that time performing in and directing critically successful shows at The Hideout Theatre in Austin, TX that include “Scene of the Crime”, “Start Trekkin”, “Twilight Zoned”, and “Hitchcocked!” His comedy ensemble “Confidence Men” has won the B. Iden Payne Award for improvised theatre twice, and has toured comedy festivals across the United States. He was seen earlier this year in “Tennessee Williams Improvised” at Impro Theatre in Los Angeles.

Ruby was a teacher and performer of improv at The Hideout Theatre before moving to Los Angeles in late 2015. She has performed in dozens of shows, including the award-winning “Live Nude Improv”, and plays regularly with her comedy ensemble “The Escorts”. In 2014 she co-produced The Hideout’s annual Improvised Play Festival, and is currently Executive Producer of the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival.



Bill Stern, Ross Kimball


Ross and Bill’s differences connect to create the funny little sparks. Their similarities fuel the funny little sparks into the big, big, comedy fire. Ross Kimball is a Junior Olympics Gold Medalist with a successful career in television and movies (Chicago Med, Christopher Guest’s Mascots, Masterminds). Bill Stern was runner up in TennisFest 2005’s intermediate men’s singles division and has over THIRTY THOUSAND views on his YouTube channel. See? Similar. But different. Ross and Bill performed together for about 7 years in iO-Chicago’s house ensemble, Dart, and they really liked it.

Ross is very big and STRONG. Impressively so. The people are impressed by Ross’s size/physicality. Ross can easily lift Bill (a fully grown NORMAL adult man) all the way into the air. Impressive! The Anime show is physical and fun. And friendly. Ross and Bill are friends. They like each other. They carry each other through the show (often literally). It’s fun. Everyone will have fun.

Note: One other difference/similarity between Ross and Bill is that while they both speak English as their first language Bill has always known the correct pronunciation of the word “”anime”” and Ross had to learn it from Bill on a road trip in 2014.”