We had so much fun at our first show, we’re adding a second! Join us for Stand-up & Write Live 2 on Saturday, June 20, at 8:00 pm EST! Each comedian and comedy writer will perform a live stand-up comedy set or read their humor writing. Then they’ll share tips about their writing process. After all four performances, our comedians will engage in a roundtable discussion about writing and creativity. We’ll take questions from our audience for this fun and insightful evening.
Scheduled to appear (subject to change):
Sarah James: Sarah is a Los Angeles-based writer who has been featured in Reductress, The Writing Cooperative, UCBTLA's Late Night with Jimmy Fallopian Tubes, and more. She's an editor of Medium's largest humor publication, Slackjaw, and a graduate of the MFA Writing for Screen & Television program at USC. You can
Slackjaw, and a graduate of the MFA Writing for Screen & Television program at USC. You can visit Sarah's website, follow her on Twitter, and Instagram.
Gabe Abelson: Gabe Abelson is an accomplished stand-up comedian, having toured the world several times over and having appeared on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and numerous other television shows. For five years, Gabe served as Head Monologue Writer for Late Show with David Letterman where he garnered five Emmy nominations and was also a staff writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Late, Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Lopez Tonight, Pop-Up Video and The Tom Green Show. In between writing and performing, Gabe has taught both stand-up comedy and writing for late-night television for over 30 years. His former students range from Gary Greenberg, Head Writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Michael Platt, producer and head writer of Grace and Frankie, Travon Free, writer and Emmy winner for The Daily Show, national headlining comedian and actor, Eddie Pepitone, and countless others who have gone to find tremendous success in film, TV, and live standup. You can follow Gabe on Twitter.
Leighann Lord: Leighann has appeared on ABC, NBC, Lifetime, VH-1, HBO, Comedy Central, and is a former co-host of StarTalk Radio, with Neil de Grasse Tyson. She was a national finalist in the ABFF-HBO Comedy Wings Competition and she received the 2019 Humanist Arts Award. Leighann is the author of several humor books including Dict Jokes and Real Women Do it Standing Up. And she is the creator and host of the People with Parents podcast. You can visit Leighann's website, follow her on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook.
Luke Burns: Luke is a writer based in New York City whose work has been published by The New Yorker, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, New York Magazine, and in the books The Best of McSweeney's Internet Tendency and The McSweeney's Book of Politics and Musicals. You can visit Luke's website, follow him on Twitter, and sign up for his newsletter.
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