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Comedy & A Cause Presents: Valerie Tosi

When: Thu., Dec. 16, 8-10 p.m.


VALERIE TOSI is a comedian, actor, writer, and voiceover artist. Recent credits include late night debut on Conan, guest stars on IFC's Stan Against Evil, Netflix's The Joel McHale Show, and the lead in the feature film The Sex Addict. She features for Dana Gould on the road, and has headlined and featured at several comedy festivals including 208, Limestone, Laughing Skull, Bird City, Out of Bounds, etc. Valerie also hosts The Mermaid Comedy Hour, the longest running all female show at The Hollywood Improv. An alumni of both The Second City & iO West, her improv background led to several Buzzfeed videos garnering millions of views including a video with Kevin Hart & Ice Cube. You may have heard her voice literally everywhere as the voice of the Google Home Mini campaign.

Featuring for Valerie is comedian, JoAnn Schinderle!

JOANN SCHINDERLE is a Stand Up Comic, Actress, Writer, and live show Producer living in Los Angeles by way of Portland, OR, but who will never let you forget her sturdy MidWestern roots.

Named Portland's Funniest Person’17 in the Willamette Week as voted by Portland comedy peers and local industry heads, as well as being listed as an ‘Undesputable Genius of Comedy’ by the Portland Mercury; Schinderle has a relatable yet snarky storytelling style that will make you feel like she’s your favorite best friend letting you in on a dirty little secret. Also trained as an improvisor through courses at Second City Training Center- Chicago and Curious Comedy Theater, JoAnn creates big characters and will “yes and” the shit out of you.

Schinderle’s debut album, ‘Dark Jeans’ was released on Comedy Dynamics in Aug 2019 and sat at #1 on iTunes for the week of it’s release. Schinderle wrote ‘Dark Jeans’, which is an entire album premised of menstruation jokes, as a middle finger to the notion that “period jokes aren’t funny”. On the contrary, Schinderle tours the hour across the country laughing at the stigma of female menstruation and raising period products as donations to local women’s shelters.

JoAnn has appeared on Laughs TV, VICE, Rooftop Comedy, Fight Stigma Web Series, and is a contributing writer for Laugh Staff. As a SAG-AFTRA Actress, JoAnn has landed principal roles in both national and local commercials. As a comedy producer, Schinderle curated, hosted, and produced as a podcast a weekly live show called ‘Control Yourself: A Showcase of Funny’ that was featured as ‘Top 5 PDX Comedy Showcases to Watch’ for all 4 years it’s running; Paste Magazine even recognized CY as a Portland entertainment destination. Episodes of Control Yourself can be found on Soundcloud here.

JoAnn is an on-going feature act at Helium Comedy Club and has performed across the country in such festivals as All Jane, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Chicago Comedy Exposition, Hell Yes Fest, Out of Bounds Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, 10,000 Laughs ,as well as having won multiple rounds of Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction. Schinderle has been known to win crowds over with her pervy charm.

She has high hopes of landing her dream job of writing inspirational quotes into all of morning after pill product packaging.

Comedy & A Cause is raising money for an amazing Suicide Prevention, Veteran Organization called 'Save A Warrior'

Save A Warrior is the original, Warrior-led, timeless journey for active duty military, returning veterans and first responders who feel desperately alone. They offer an alternative holistic service that equips veterans, military personnel, police, firefighters and other first responders with a community of support and effective techniques to overcome the symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress and suicidal ideations.

Price: $20

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