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All-Around Comedy: Sarah Tiana

More killer comedy coming to Super Serious this month thanks to Sarah Tiana being in the fold. Tiana is a nationally touring stand-up and one of the most fun and charming comedians working today. Plus, she’s all-around good people.

Tiana hails from the South. Calhoun, Georgia, to be precise. Her comedy brings her Southern roots to the forefront, along with sly takes on daily life and even the heady stuff. Tiana is a skilled actor and sketch performer. She offered up one of the more memorable characters (Carmen) on Reno 911!. She created a sketch comedy company, The Strait Jacket Society, that helps train your performers. Tiana’s other TV appearances include Showtime’s Jeff Garcia’s Low Budget Madness, E!, TV Guide Channel and Comics Unleashed. Adding more fun to the world, Tiana is also an avid sports fan and has contributed to and currently co-hosts a NFL-related web series.

Check-out Smashbox Studios this Thursday for some Sarah Tiana fun.

Something Funny About Josh Fadem

Josh Fadem, a young master of physical comedy, will be performing at our 1-year anniversary Super Serious Show this week. Get really, really excited! Okay, now you can rest from the excitement but not for too long.

Fadem is a ball of comedic energy on stage, with his performance colored by his unique style of stand-up comedy and improv. Fadem is often literally tripping on stage and getting battered by the stage equipment. In addition to his physical comedy, Fadem is known for his celebrity impressions and his hilarious delivery of conventional punchline-y jokes.

Over the past few years, Fadem has made his way into film and television. His television appearances include 30 Rock, Eagleheart, The Tonight Show, Reno 911, The Whitest Kids U’ Know and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Fadem had roles in the films, Calvin Marshall and Miss March.

Fadem is a regular performer at the Upright Citizens Birgade Theatre. He hosted and performed at the popular weekly live stand-up show, Comedy Bang! Bang! Fadem can also be seen performing his screwball brand of stand-up comedy at other popular shows at UCB as well as at a range of venues in Los Angeles.

Grab some tickets and get your Fadem on this Thursday at Super Serious Show this week.

Punch It With Paul Scheer

Paul Scheer will be appearing in this month’s Super Serious Show! June 16th! Scheer is most recognized for his role on MTV’s sketch comedy series Human Giant, which he co-created and starred in alongside Aziz Ansari and Rob Huebel. Over the past few years, Scheer has made guest appearances on a number of hit comedy shows including Childrens’ Hospital, Party Down, Parks and Recreation, Reno 911! and 30 Rock. His movie credits include Piranha, Year One, Bride Wars and School for Scoundrels. Scheer currently stars in the FX show, The League, which follows six friends and their very serious Fantasy Football League. Scheer plays Andre, flashy plastic surgeon, who is often the butt of his friends’ jokes.

You can catch Scheer performing at UCB Theatre in shows such as Facebook and Crash Test or hear him on the bi-weekly podcast, How Did This Get Made?, on the Earwolf network. Also, look out for Scheer’s upcoming Adult Swim comedy action series National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego: Sport Utility Vehicle or NTSF:SD:SUV, which is set to air this summer. Scheer truly does it all, but most importantly, his silly and engaging humor will leave you laughing and loving him as much as we do.

Grab tickets for next week's show here.

Comedy Character: Kyle Dunnigan

This Thursday, Kyle Dunnigan will be coming to Smashbox for the May Super Serious Show. Dunnigan is an energetic and talented comedian who always surprises with his comedy and performances. His comedy ranges from daily life musings to crazy tangents, always delivered with a sneaky cool confidence.

Kyle Dunnigan is an alumni of the Groundlings Sunday Company. Dunnigan’s best known from his role as Craig (aka the Truckee River Killer) on Reno 911!. Dunnigan is an accomplished stand-up with his own half-hour special on Comedy Central, along with Late Night With Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Late Late Show. He’s also appeared on NBC’s Howie Do It and FOX’s Cedric The Entertainer Presents.

Dunnigan also produced and starred in the popular web series, Craig Vs. Wild. The series boasts over two million views. Dunnigan recently started the Professor Blastoff podcast with his comedy friends, Tig Notaro and David Huntsberger.

Catch Kyle Dunnigan at Super Serious this Thursday.

Comedy Blessings From Matt Besser

This week’s Super Serious Show will be blessed by the almighty Besser. The supremely talented Upright Citizens Brigade founding member, Matt Besser, will be the first of the UCB members to head over to Smashbox Studios and join Super Serious for what’s sure to be a night of surprises and many laughs.

Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Besser began his comedy career touring the Midwest, performing stand-up and learning improvisation from Del Close at Chicago’s Improv Olympic Theater. In 1991, Besser was one of the founding members of the sketch comedy group, Upright Citizens Brigade. Along with the other founding members (Amy Poehler, Ian Roberts and Matt Walsh) he performed numerous stage productions, touring the country. The group moved to New York City in 1996 and produced their self-titled Comedy Central sketch show for three seasons (1998 – 2000). The success of the show lead to the group establishing their own comedy theater and improve school in both New York City and Los Angeles. The theaters have become comedy mainstays for both comedy fans and aspiring performers.

Besser’s other television projects include a MTV hidden camera show with Method Man and Redman, Stung. He also co-created and starred in Crossballs for Comedy Central and most recently This Show Will Get You High for Comedy Central, as well. Besser is a frequent guest star, including appearances on Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Children’s Hopsital, The Sarah Silverman Program, Reno 911!, Frasier and many more.

He is a frequent performer at the LA branch of the UCB Theatre, including writing an co-directing comedy musical “Freak Dance.” Besser is also a regular performer at the popular "ASSSSCAT!" improv show at the theatre. Besser’s performances are always a treat. Besser is also a regular contributor to the popular podcast, Comedy Death-Ray Radio, where he is known to show up impersonating a random assortment of characters.

Grab your tickets for Thursday's show – even we have no idea what to expect. Gold.

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