Join us for an evening of stand up comedy Saturday, March 16th with Jackie Monahan & Solange Castro! Jackie Monahan is a comedian, actor, writer, and producer who is setting comedy stages on fire from LA to New York with her fearless brand of humor. She toured the country featuring for Amy Schumer, which included opening for her monthly in Vegas. Jackie has since been headlining clubs, colleges, and cruise Lines such as Atlantis and Olivia. She can be seen live at: The Comedy Store, The Improv, and alternative rooms throughout Los Angeles. You may have seen her on Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show, NBC's Last Comic Standing, or Comedy Jam on Showtime. Jackie currently co-stars in Wild Nights With Emily starring Molly Shannon as Emily Dickinson. The film premiered at SXSW to a rave review in Indie wire and currently holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In addition, Jackie starred in and co-wrote Madeleine Olnek’s beloved Sundance feature film The Foxy Merkins which was also nominated for an Independent Spirit award for best Director. Jackie was Zylar in Olnek’s Sundance hit Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same which received rave reviews from both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. Roger Ebert called Monahan “A delight, and the Queen of Deadpan." She has been professionally trained at UCB and Groundlings but she was born with a spot on sense of timing and a unique look at life that cannot be duplicated.
Jackie won Time Out New York Joke of the Year and was voted comic to watch by Esquire magazine, who said “Jackie has the looks of your friend's hot older sister with the jokes of a deranged serial killer. She will kill you and you will be smiling.” Jackie's dynamic presence, both on television and on the stage, brings an unapologetic fearlessness to every performance, and a spontaneous combustion that will give you an ab workout and make you want to dance in the aisles. According to The Comedy Bible “Jackie wins over the crowd with her contagious energy. Jackie is fearless and patient. She keeps the energy up with every joke and she always delivers. She shines when being herself which is silly, relatable and absolutely disarming. She embraces universal humor that is genuinely entertaining to all audiences.” So do as the Brink says and "...jump at the opportunity to see this unstoppable comedian on the rise."
Solange Castro is a writer and comic who attended Berkeley High School and Yale University where she studied English Literature and Playwriting. Her first standup comedy album “A Journey of Self Discovery,” produced by Kyle Clark’s RadLand Records is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. She has been chosen as “Comic of the Week” on The Jackie & Laurie Show. She has performed at the LA Improv, Comedy store and a plethora of coffee shops, bars and theaters in Los Angeles and opened for long-time friend Maria Bamford. She co-created The X Chromo-Show, a comedy show that raises money for women’s shelters, with Julia Austin. Her original play “Changes In The Mating Strategies of White People,” ran at the Lounge 2 Hollywood. Her play “We Are Experiencing Some Turbulence” saw a staged reading at Sacred Fools theater. In 2017, she directed the documentary short “A California For Everyone” about the California Environmental Quality Act’s impact on the California housing crisis. She currently co-hosts the podcast “Take Down the Patriarchy” with Jen O’Donnell (available on iTunes). Her memoir about salsa dancing, “Salsa Chica: How I Learned To Dance Salsa And Avoid Real Life” will be out later in 2019!
Join these two ladies for a raucous night of laughter at 8:00pm. There is a $20 suggested donation at the door.