Stand-Up Hour at Sonoma Laughfest, October 21, 2016
Episode Six airs:
December 12 at midnight (dec. 13)
December 13 at 11:00pm
December 14 at 10:00pm
December 15 at 1:00am (dec. 16)
December 16 at midnight (dec. 17)
December 17 at 11:00pm
THE STORRS OBJECTION
stand-up from Phoenix, Sonoma County, & Los Angeles
Comedian and lawyer Matt Storrs brings his law background to the stage, fact-checking other comedians’ material during their sets. It’s heckling with a wrecking ball!
Matt Storrs went to school, lucky enough to emerge with crushing student loans and a law degree. Matt brings his law background to the stage in The Storrs Objection, a monthly show where Matt and a co-counsel fact-check other comedians’ material during their sets. Matt is also one-half of Phoenix Educational Programming, a creative team that produces The Storrs Objection and PEP Rally. PEP Rally is Phoenix’s best Thursday night outdoor variety show, and features entertainment and education from local artists and experts, hosted by Matt and Hattie Jean Hayes. Matt’s hobbies include baking, doing squats in his office, charming moms everywhere, and being pedantic. He’s performed at clubs around the country and at the San Diego Comedy Festival and Sacramento Comedy Festival, among others. The Storrs Objection was featured in the Cinder Block Comedy Festival and Bird City Comedy Festival. Matt Storrs is a humor person.
Hattie Jean Hayes is a writer and comedian in Phoenix, Arizona. Alongside Matt Storrs, she formed the creative team Phoenix Educational Programming, and produces shows under that moniker including PEP Rally and The Storrs Objection. She also runs an all-women weekly show, Ladykillers. Hattie’s writing has been published by groups such as Four Chambers Press, Zócalo Public Square, and Time.com. Hattie has eaten more kinds of pie than you. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at QueenHattieJean.
Nick Hoffman started doing comedy in the Northwest and kicked things off by winning the funniest person in Eugene, OR. Since that time he has performed steadily in both corporate and club settings throughout the northwest and the San Francisco Bay Area. He has featured at Seattle’s Comedy Underground, performed at the Raven Theater in Healdsburg for the Laughing Matters show, opened for Dana Carvey at the Throckmorton Theater, and most recently performed with Scott Capurro at the SF Punchline. Nick is a father of two kids, married and teaches media part time when he isn’t on stage doing comedy.
Kat made her stand up debut by competing in Rooftop Comedy’s National College Comedy Competition, where the public voted her into the Final Four, landing her a spot in the prestigious Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival. Since then she has made multiple appearances in the Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, the Laugh Track Festival, and the Women in Comedy Festival. She was just recently a finalist in the Magners Comedy Festival, the World Series of Comedy, and The Laughing Skull Festival. She was personally invited to perform in Tom Arnold’s Laughing with the Stars and has graced the stage of the world renowned Caroline’s on Broadway in New York. Her talents extend beyond stand up into improv and sketch, which she performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade and Westside Comedy Theaters in Los Angeles. Kat earned the attention of media and audience alike at the Women in Comedy Festival in Boston where she took home the Friars Club Audience Award and was named a “Comic to Watch” by Time Out New York.
Described as hilariously witty by most and “demented” by his 4th grade teacher, Erik Escobar is a comic that performs all throughout the US at clubs, colleges, and festivals both independently, as a part of the Almost Asian Comedy Tour, and opening for acts such as WWE’s Rob Van Dam and Seinfeld’s Jerry Seinfeld. Credits include NBC’s Last Comic Standing, VH1’s Walk of Shame Shuttle, Buzzfeed, and the upcoming documentary Where Have You Gone, Lou Dimaggio? You can also check out his Spokane, Washington based upcoming series, Content, at Instagram.com/enjoyCONTENT. His quick delivery and awkward edginess has made him a rising act you will not want to miss. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his dog, Rancor, and can be seen (most)every Friday at LA’s The Improv Space Theatre with his improv team, Bankroll, or throughout the country at comedy clubs and in the audience at independent wrestling promotions.
Marshall Givens is a writer/performer/host/voiceover artist and native of the south side of Chicago, IL. He has lived and slaved in Los Angeles since the Bears went to the Super Bowl last, just so you know where his allegiance lies. His comedy education started at Northwestern University, then to The Second City Chicago, i.O. West, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade L.A. A member of several improv/sketch teams, he is the co-founding member of the all-Black comedy team, The TuskegeeXperiment. Marshall is currently writing on several film and web projects. You can find him in many featured sketches on UCBComedy.com, Funny or Die, and College Humor. Marshall is the co-producer of UCBlack: Black History Month show and a proud member of the house sketch team, Oh Brother!
Jill Maragos developed her sense of humor and knack for story-telling as a survival tactic for growing up with a crazy family in Buffalo, NY. With degrees in Broadcast Journalism & Mechanical Engineering, she made the natural progression into Stand-Up Comedy. She has appeared on Laughs TV (FOX), Comedy Time for The Ice House in Pasadena (YouTube), and West Coast Comedy (Hulu) & she performs all over the country.
Scott Tanner Jones has specialized in the filmmaking over the years for projects of varying degrees including documentary and narrative, switching back and forth between comedy and drama. He made his acting debut as the lead in the short film cushion which premiered at the 2005 Slamdance Film Festival. Scott’s short drama Plainview went on to play 30 plus film festivals across the globe where it garnered a handful of awards and was mentioned in various publications such as MovieMaker magazine during its year-long run. His most recent projects include the film Take Care, a feature-length drama which premiered at the Twin Cities Film Festival in October ‘12, and a foray in stand-up comedy. Scott lives in Los Angeles, California, on the east side where they do L.A. right.