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The Super Serious Show with Pete Holmes

The May Super Serious Show is going to be another fun night of crazy comedy. One of our favorite straight-to-it funny men, Pete Holmes, is heading up the show. Holmes’ welcoming personality and self-deprecating humor has led to devoted fanbase nationwide.

On stage, Holmes is quick on his feet and always bringing life to a show – every performance is packed with crazy in-the-moment tangents and whip-smart humor. A skilled improviser, Holmes is one of the best off-the-cuff comedians working today. Holmes is a mutli-skilled talent, working as a nationally touring stand-up, actor, improviser, writer and cartoonist.

Holmes has comedy roots in Chicago, Boston and New York. He studied and performed at Chicago’s Improv Olympic theater and the Playground theater. He also spent time performing at Boston’s Improv Asylum Theater and the New York City branch of Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. Holmes has a ton of television appearances including a Comedy Central Presents special, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Conan, voice work for Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans, VH1’s Best Week Ever, Premium Blend and many more. Holmes also draws cartoons for The New Yorker and writes for NBC’s Outsourced. Holmes is also a frequent contributor to and designs T-shirts for

On top of all that, Holmes is the voice of the popular long running E*Trade baby commercials.

Grab your tickets now for the May 19th Super Serious Show and enjoy the crazy fun of Pete Holmes at Smashbox Studios.

Scott Gairdner: Video Master

Get ready for some kick-ass videos at this week’s Super Serious Show (March 17th) – courtesy of video director/performer all-star, Scott Gairdner. Gairdner is a favorite of the comedy crowd and online community thanks to his slew of inventive and clever comedy videos the past few years. We have word he'll be screening a brand new video at the show.

Gairdner is a comedy writer, director, performer, editor, and motion graphic artist living and working in Los Angeles. The New York Times, Huffington Post, G4’s Attack of the Show, New York Magazine, Maxim, and Bill Simmons’ blog have all highlighted his video work. With a total of over 13 million views for his videos, Gairdner’s work is often featured on the front page of Youtube, Funny Or Die, CollegeHumor, Cracked, and Atom.

In 2010, Gairdner joined the staff of Funny Or Die as a writer/director. His work has been heavily featured on the recent season of HBO’s Funny Or Die series.

Here’s a great profile on Scott Gairdner, courtesy of G4’s Attack of The Show.


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