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World Comedy Expo Stand Up Comedy
March 27, 2022 @ 9:00 PM
- Sasha Rosser (Madison, WI) — Host
Sasha is known for her motormouth delivery and dark, nerdy humor. She has toured clubs across the country, headlined across Wisconsin (weird flex, but ok), and shared the stage with Jim Gaffigan, Matteo Lane, Andrew Santino, and Dave Attell. Sasha regularly appears on Seattle’s Meat in the Middle podcast, hosts the Red Rock Open Mic in the Madison, WI area, and co-founded / co-produces several monthly showcases for Madison Indie Comedy.
- Brandon Reaves (The Bronx, NY)
Brandon Reaves is a Bronx Born native. Not only just a comedian but he’s also a youth coach, and motivational speaker. His unique outlook on life and personal experiences gives his material universal appeal. Starting out as an actor and writer he transitioned into stand up comedy in 2015. Brandon has performed at comedy clubs all across the country including Caroline’s on Broadway and The world Famous Apollo theater. His goal is to headline comedy clubs and to produce his Comedy special.
- Drew Dunn (Nashua, NH)
Drew Dunn started performing comedy at the age of 21 and hasn’t looked back since. This NH based comic quickly established himself as one of the nation’s fastest rising comedians with his quick wit and unique point of view. Drew began winning comedy festivals across the country including the 2017 Boston Comedy Festival followed by the 2018 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Most Recently Drew was featured as a New Face of Comedy at the 2019 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
- Allie Pearse (Toronto, Canada)
Allie Pearse is a stand up comedian and writer on the award winning show Letterkenny. She is the winner of JFL’s 2021 Stand Up & Pitch competition and has done TV tapings at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival and JFL’s New Wave of Comedy. Allie has been featured on Sirius XM radio, has recorded for JFL Originals, JFL’s Comedy 101 roast show and OFF-JFL.
- Bailey Pope (New York, NY)
Bailey Pope is a NYC based comedian, originally from Los Angeles. She’s been featured at Laugh Riot Girl Fest, Good Karma Fest, Refinery29 and Inked. She can be seen at NY clubs like Greenwich Village CC, Broadway CC and countless indie shows all over the city.
- Pedja Bajović (Zagreb, Croatia)
One of the founders of the post-Yugoslav stand up comedy circuit and internationally most active comedian from the Balkans region. Since 2005 he performed in 30 different countries, had numerous TV appearances on the regional TV channels (Comedy Central Extra, HA HA, LOL) and participated in the international comedy competitions such as one in Seattle (2012) or Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World (2016). His special The Balkan Brain is currently distributed by Comedy Dynamics.
- Saku Yanagawa (Osaka, Japan)
The co-founder and Artistic Director of The World Comedy Expo, Saku Yanagawa is a Japanese comedian based in Chicago. Internationally he’s performed in over 10 countries. He has headlined many comedy festivals not only in America but around the world, including Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Fuji Rock Festival in Japan. Saku became the finalist for several comedy competitions including in Seattle, Palm Springs, and Boston. He also appeared on “NBC’s Break Out Comedy Festival” and “StandUp NBC.” Saku was selected “Forbes 30 Under 30” as a comedian in 2021.
- Ryan Dempster (Gibsons, Canada)
Former Major League Baseball player of 16 years (9 seasons with the Chicago Cubs and 2013 World Series Champion with Boston Red Sox). Television Analyst and host of Off the Mound… a late night inspired talk show. Loves Carrot Cake!
- Julia Stoyanova (Sofia, Bulgaria)
Julia Stoyanova graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting for Puppet Theatre from the National Academy of Theater & Film Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, the most prestigious theatre college in Bulgaria and the Balkans. In 2016, Julia moved to the US and began her journey as an actress, improviser, and stand-up comedian. In 2020 she graduated from the Second City Conservatory in Chicago and shortly after Julia became a proud member of Rose Valley Theater Group. Since 2021 she is the main producer and manager of the RED ROOM Comedy Club.
Show time runs approximately 90 minutes.