San Juan Capistrano, CA, June 10, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Graduation show features newest Orange County comedians.
Knock knock. Who’s there? The newest and largest group of aspiring comedians to come through Tom Riehl’s comedy class since it began over four years ago. The 6 week workshop, Students of Stand-up, will once again be holding its traditional Graduation Showcase on Saturday, June 15, this time featuring 11 new stand-up comedians.
During the past six weeks, comedy newbies have learned everything from basic joke writing skills and stage technique to minimizing stage fright and how to turn your life experiences into usable comedy material. Graduating performers in the June 15th show are first timers Sam Berglund (Rancho Santa Margarita), Kody Dennis (Mission Viejo), Allison Ehret (Anaheim Hills), Sandy Hames (Mission Viejo), Chad Hooper (Laguna Niguel), Brian Meh, Robert Penner (Newport Beach), and Dan Tran (Aliso Viejo), plus intermediate students Billy Houston (Fullerton), Seth Sultan (Wagon Wheel Canyon), and Walt Stevens. The class is taught by veteran stand-up comedian and Orange County resident Tom Riehl. “I’m totally amazed how this group has pulled it together in such a short time. Everyone’s set is completely different from each other. Their friends and family are going to be blown away!”
Riehl, who began his comedy career over twenty years ago, started in the same type of beginner’s workshop that he is now teaching. “When I see these people walk into class for the first time, I immediately remember how I felt when I first started. They really deserve a lot of credit for sticking it out and doing something most people would never even consider.” A longtime south Orange County resident, Riehl has worked with the likes of Bob Saget, Paula Poundstone, Alonzo Bodden, Shawn Wayans, and James P. Connolly as well as musical acts Berlin, Three Dog Night and David Pack of Ambrosia. He was also a winner on “ABC’s America’s Funniest People” and host of the cooking show “Food Rules.” Recently, he was named “Best Clean Comedian” at the Eagle Rock Comedy Festival and has been co-producing a monthly comedy show at the Camino Real Playhouse for the past three years.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
5:30 & 8:00 PM
Camino Real Playhouse
31776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675