Point Break Comedy & Meatball Sammich Festival | March 21-24 2019 | Produced by Carson Creecy & Kat Buckley

PERFORMERS

MAV VIOLA

Recently been featuring around the country for Whitney Cummings; as well as touring with the wildly popular podcast Two Dykes and a Mic.  Also a regularly featured comic on Elizabeth Banks' women in comedy site, WhoHaHa, where I was named one of their top LGBTQ Creators of 2018.  I've performed at the Portland Queer Comedy Festival (woot woot!) as well as the Boston Women in Comedy Festival.

 

I can be seen all over Los Angeles, where I reside with my fiance, actress Diora Baird, my step-child, and our 80,000 pets (okay, actually 4 dogs, a cat, and a fish but who's counting).  I'm a sexual assault survivor and use my voice whenever I can to connect and advocate on behalf of victims of sexual assault. My most recent interview can be heard on the itunes chart topping podcast "I, Survivor" by Wondery.

BRENT WEINBACH

Brent is a recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which recognizes innovation in stand-up comedy.  He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as Gangster Party Line, Mind Jack, Man Gives Birth, and Ultimate Drumming Technique, as well as the cult web series, Pound House.  Brent has appeared on Conan, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central (The Meltdown, @midnight, Corporate, Kroll Show, Another Period), Cartoon Network (Adventure Time, Clarence), IFC (Comedy Bang! Bang!, Garfunkel and Oates), ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy.  His stand-up special "Appealing to the Mainstream" is on Amazon Prime. 

KIRY SHABAZZ

In April 2018, Kiry Shabazz made his network late night debut on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Kiry grew up in the cold streets of Cleveland, Ohio. Not in a gangster kind of way, but literally -- Cleveland has really cold winters. Kiry was working at a restaurant in 2011 when he suddenly left all the glamor behind. He felt like he couldn’t truly be himself. A charismatic, witty, off-the-top comedian, whose hilarious punchlines have made him one of the best up-and-coming comics in Northern California.

 

After shows he’s often told "your comedy changed my life." Which he can never be certain is a good or bad thing, sending him into a whirlwind of paranoia and insecurity. Kiry won the World Series of Comedy Competition and is the winner of the 2018 Stand Up NBC and also toured on the Stand Up NBC Comedy Tour.

CURTIS COOK

Curtis Cook is a comedian living in Los Angeles, California. He’s been seen on Portlandia, Flophouse, and Comedy Central as well as venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Clusterfest, and the Chicago Comedy Exposition. In addition to performing standup, Curtis is a writer and correspondent for the The Jim Jefferies Show on Comedy Central.

PALLAVI GUNALAN

A biomedical engineer by day, stand-up comedian by night, Pallavi Gunalan is smart enough to know she’s dumb. Pallavi dives deep into subjects including her family, relationships (or lack thereof), and her tolerance for stupidity, which is as low as her standards for the people she dates.

 

Pallavi has performed on booked shows at The Comedy Store, The Hollywood Improv, Westside Comedy, Flappers Comedy Club, The Ice House, Mad House Comedy Club, The Comedy Palace, HaHa Cafe Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground, and the Canvas Laugh Club (Mumbai). She co-produces Oversharing Comedy, and, as a co-producer of Facial Recognition Comedy, was highlighted in Splitsider. She has performed at Desi Comedy Festival, SF Sketchfest, and on the Kill Tony Podcast, as well as all over the US and India (Pune, Mumbai, and Chennai). In her spare time, Pallavi is tired. Luckily, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

AARON KLOPFER

Aaron Klopfer is renowned all over the Midwest, some parts of Oregon, and one farm in New Zealand for his signature goofy orphan comedy.


Weaving back and forth between the sincere and the silly, Klopfer's unique comedy makes him a an endearing delight.

MICHAEL HARRISON

Utilizing a smart, honest, and silly observational style, Michael Harrison has been one of the busiest standup comedians in North America. Whether it’s a college, corporate, church, comedy club, cruise ship or bar, Michael’s diiverse act appeals to a wide audience that is always left craving more.


Besides touring extensively, Michael has also found time to develop a solid acting resume with appearances on MTV’s Video on Trial, NBC’s The Bridge, Queer as Folk, the TBS movie The Jazzman and as a co-host on E-West. Michael’s comedic talent has also earned him his own nationally televised half-hour comedy special.


Charming, likeable and laugh out loud funny, Michael Harrison is one act you don’t want to miss!

SAM MILLER

Sam Miller grew up in rural Pierce County and moved to Olympia at the age of 14 and has lived off and on there since. He has been a farm hand, a ranch hand, an inmate, a wildland firefighter, a dishwasher, a warehouse worker, assistant preschool teacher, a chemical dependency counselor and a bouncer.


He has lived with Alcoholism and Methamphetamine addiction since his early teens and is now in recovery. Sam is currently a husband, father, student and comedian. He has performed at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Bumbershoot, and the Tulalip Casino.

ROBERT OMOTO

Robert "Bobby" Omoto has a flair for bringing the seemingly random tangents of paranoia and over-analyzation that make up his inner thought, into a well oiled, if not a tad off kilter, comedy machine.
 
From the 2018 San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival, 43rd Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition, and producer of the popular podcast "Random Thoughts."  
 
He has performed for the U.S. Navy on San Nicholas Island and recently opened for Will Durst, Joey Medina, and Mike Epps.  Robert is a rising comedian out of Sacramento not to be missed.  

ANDY IWANCIO

ARMANDO TORRES

KAT BUCKLEY

FESTIVAL FOUNDER

 Kat Buckley is a comedian hiding from Tampa in Portland Oregon. She was lucky enough to be a part of the inaugural Portland Queer Comedy Festival, the Highlarious Comedy Festival, Ha Ha Harvest festival, and has been mutinied out of multiple improv troupes.

Her most notable contributions to the internet include a popular Twitter account @awkwardlyours and nudes no one can seem to find.

 

CARSON CREECY IV

FESTIVAL FOUNDER

 Known aliases: Open Mic Gary Busey; Sophia PeTRILLo; Wilfred Brimley;

The Reverend Randy Tutone


Mr. Creecy is known amongst the entertainment cognoscenti as the “Daniel Day Lewis of Portland Comedy” due to his overzealous commitment to character work and the fact that he only works sporadically.  His Reverend Randy Tutone character has preached about the “skapocalypse” for the Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction podcast, CHAD Chats, and basement music shows.  His drag persona Sophia PeTRILLo was an original cast member of Golden Girls: LIVE! at the Funhouse and she competed in the Helium’s Funniest Person Contest, reaching the quarterfinals (the first round).  Wilford Brimley was a cast member of John Carpenter’s “The Thing” stage-adaptation this past fall at the Funhouse Lounge and even dropped by a Portland sex-club for rousing set. And Open Mic Gary Busey reprised his role in the Portland production of “Point Break: LIVE!” this year and founded this goddamn festival. With lots of help from his friends.


Carson Creecy IV is a college admissions professional who specializes in transfer admissions and teacher credentialing.  During his decade-plus career in student services with UC Berkeley, Washington State University, and the University of Washington he has helped thousands of low-income, first-generation and historically underrepresented minorities access affordable higher education.  He is happily married to a dope-ass electrical engineer who inspires him daily to pursue crazy shit like producing a comedy festival on short notice. They are expecting their first child in June, so his comedy career will soon take a backseat to raising The Chosen Child, who long ago (1998) was prophesied by a Madame Esmeralda, coin-operated fortune-telling machine in a suburban San Diego movie theater arcade to be the child who shall reignite the ancient, chaos magic of Lillith to shatter the patriarchy. 
 

 

IRA NOVOS

PIANO EXTRAORDINAR 

with PERFORMANCES BY

The Cast of Point Break: LIVE! | Death Hammer Improv | Kyle Adams | Ian Albanese | Pedro Andrade | Bryan Bixby | James Bosquez | Kat Buckley | Open Mic Gary Busey | Curtis Cook | Laci Daze | Amanda Lynn Deal  | Mohaned Elshieky | Alex Falcone | Michael Harrison | Granny Bea Hart | Elena Hayden | Andy Iwancio | Kirsten Kuppenbender | Corina Lucas | Lydia Manning | Sam Miller | Robert Omoto | Michael Phelps | Zoe Proval | Nick Puente | George Rosenbaum | Phil Schallberger | Kiry Shabazz | Jake Silberman | Cam Strong | Armando Torres | Shrista Tyree | Jenna Vesper  | Mav Viola | Tory Ward | Ben Warren | Noah Watson | Brent Weinbach | and enough surprise guests to make you say “Whoa.”