Charleston Comedy Festival 2014 - Moshe Kasher / Leah Bonnema
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 8:00pm
Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. He lives alone in LA.
Featured on: NBC's E!’s “Chelsea Lately”,"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon", Comedy Central, "Conan",”Carson Daly”, Showtime's “Shameless”, MTV. He is a writer on NBC's "The New Normal", the Co-host of "The Champs" podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir "Kasher In The Rye" on Grand Central Publishing. Selected as one of Variety Magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch", LA Times, “Faces to Watch” Itunes “Comic of the year”
Things people have said:
"Everything you want in a comedian" - East Bay Express
"Displays a fiery frustration and agile, confident showcase of his neuroses" - SF Examiner
"One of SF’s open secrets" - SF Chronicle
"Smart, dirty, sharp, self-deprecating and ultimately hilarious" - Denver Post
"(With) a powerful comedic voice and amazingly wide range…(He is) one of the most important comics to watch out for"- Punchline Magazine
"Hunk" - East bay Express
People really seem to like him. Please, go to Netflix and watch his comedy special "Moshe Kasher Live In Oakland". Please, read his book. Please, think of the children.
Leah Bonnema is a Stand-Up Comic in New York City. Huffington Post named her one of their ‘Favorite Female Comedians’ and College Candy listed Leah as one the ‘Ten Funniest Female Comics.’ She has been featured on WeTV, VH1, Above Average Productions, SiriusXM Radio (Patrice O’Neal’s ‘The Black Philip Show’ on Opie and Anthony’s Virus Channel, Maxim Radio and OutQ), on many popular podcasts and is a regular on Riotcast Radio’s The Hole. Leah has opened for comedy legends Darrell Hammond, Paul Mooney, Pat Cooper and Gilbert Gottfried. She has had the honor of performing for the troops in Iraq, toured throughout the Middle East and performed for the US Marines at the famed Friar’s Club. Leah was a finalist in ‘The New York's Funniest Competition’ during the NY Comedy Festival at renowned Caroline’s on Broadway and was featured on ‘The America Stands Up Showcase’ at The Magner's Glasgow Comedy Festival in Scotland. She has performed in the Women in Comedy Festival, The 360 Comedy Festival, The Maine Comedy Festival, The NY Underground Comedy Festival, The Reel Recovery Film Festival and at The Piccolo Fringe. Leah’s second solo show ‘Wake Up and Yell at Me’ recently debuted at the People's Improv Theater; her first show ‘Always with the Heart, Never with the Brain’ was directed by Karen Sommers in coordination with the Tribeca Artist in Residence Program and ran at the BMCC Performing Arts Theater in Tribeca. Leah was chosen to perform the closing monologue at a staging of Eve Ensler's ‘A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant and a Prayer’ at New York City's Manhattan Theater; you can check out her acting chops online in the viral YouTube videos My F*king Brain, Empowering Catcalls and The Henkle Factor: The Realest Candidate.
Leah hails from the mountains of rural Maine and received her degree in Honors Cultural Studies (with a concentration in film) at McGill University in Montreal. She has written for MTV’s Guy Code Blog, United Radio Stations, GLOC and is a regular contributor to Crazytown Leah headlined the ‘BreakOut Artist Series’ at Caroline's on Broadway for which AM NY Newspaper gave her a ‘Top Pick.’ Leah has been featured in The New York Times, The Daily News, The NY Post, MUSES Magazine, Comediva who named her their “Giggle Goddess” of the month and Elite Daily who called Leah ‘One to Watch.’ Holly Pinafore Magazine featured Leah as their ‘It Girl’ and described her as “...brash and bold, leaving no prisoners and issuing no apologies…” and Triple J Magazine featured Leah in their annual comedy issue in ‘Eight of the Funniest People You Should Know About’ alongside Lena Dunham and Bob Odenkirk. Leah performs regularly at top New York City clubs and she co-hosts a monthly show at The Creek and The Cave called Modern Day Philosophers.www.YouTube.com/LeahBonnema