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DEREK SHEEN with Heather Thompson

Description: Derek Sheen

A cuddly mess of insecurities; Derek enjoys over-sharing about his personal failures, fears and, sometimes, the most intimate details of his secret thoughts. He likes turning over rocks and talking about the dark squishy things that live under there and loves making audiences laugh, even when they feel like they shouldn’t.

He has been killed in several movies and cartoons! Most recently in the serialized, Funny or Die series "Adventure Buddies". He also played a robot in an awesome sci-fi film called "Steel of Fire Warriors 2010 A.D."

A gifted, one of a kind storyteller, he is quickly becoming a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe! He has toured with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel! His debut album Holy Drivel was recorded by iconic metal producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Isis) and is available from Rooftopcomedy.com. Lindy West of Jezebel.com has called him A Human Hug.

HOLY DRIVEL REVIEWS!!

Paste Magazine: "Derek Sheen has the uncanny ability to take mundane events and turn them into over-the-top comedy. His comedy shows have delighted audiences, and now he has finally recorded one of his shows for the world to hear."

Dylan Gadino at Laughspin Magazine: "Equal parts-playful-and-absurd approach to self-deprecating comedy."

Nate Rankin of America's Comedy: "Derek Sheen not only recites a recipe for buttermilk biscuits within his stand-up routine...but he also constructs a comedy hour that’s a bigger guilty pleasure than arteries stuffed with butter and cookie dough."

Comedy-Reviews.com: "With Sheen, you never quite know what’s around the corner and that’s a good thing. He has a passion that is reminiscent of Lewis Black and his references, will keep you on your toes."

Daniel Berkowitz of TheSpitTake-Comedynews.org: "When Sheen’s at his best, he’s firing everything off with nuanced diction and rhythmical precision. He develops a Carlin-esque pace to his speech that only serves to amplify the already-high level of laughs."

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Date: Friday, May 10, 2013
Repeat Type: Thursday, May 9, 2013  -  Saturday, May 11, 2013 (every Day)
Time: 8:30pm-10:00pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Updated: Monday, May 6, 2013 7:10pm
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Heather Thomson

Description: Heather ThomsonA classically trained actress and gifted comedian, Heather Thomson has the kind of performance skills that make you wonder, “Is that girl acting or just crying in public?” Growing up in Maine, she took the rural theater community by storm (I know, impressive).

She continued studying theater, both design and performance, at Pomona College. In 2005, she moved to Los Angeles and started performing stand up nightly. Her uniquely honest, tender and endearing presence on stage quickly earned her the nickname, “The Sweetheart of Stand Up.” In 2008 she won Best New Comer at the Southern California Comedy Scoomie Awards, and went on to win Most Adorable Comic the following year (yes, that is a real award and I took it by a landslide, thank you. Oh sorry, third person.)

She is also the winner of the That’s the Light Comedy Competition, and a finalist in Uncle Clyde’s and H2F’s comedy competitions. Among many other venues, she has performed at the Hollywood Improv, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, The Comedy Store, The Comedy Studio in Boston and with the People’s Republic of Komedy in Seattle. She has also studied Improv with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the world famous Groundlings. Frequently raw, poignant, sad, sweet, honest and hilarious, her act recently prompted one fan to ask, “You’re really funny. Are you o.k.?” Heather is great, but she’s so glad you’re here to listen.

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