The Best Buds of Comedy show features stand-up comedy and other hijinx from five of the fastest rising comedians working today (who also happen to be best friends). Born out of the acclaimed Cincinnati, Ohio comedy scene and now spread across the country, Alex Stone (“Last Comic Standing”), Sally Brooks (The Bob & Tom Show), Mike Cronin (Limestone Comedy Festival), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), and Cam O’Connor (Founder, Rocketship Comedy) have come together to offer a raucous show full of fun, laughs and friendship that you don’t want to miss. Come meet your new best buds! bestbudsofcomedy.com
Alex Stone is a comedian from Cincinnati, Ohio who now makes his home in Chicago, Illinois. His hard work and determination have led him from his early days as an absurdist joke writer to his current role as one of the most impressive young storytellers in comedy. In addition to the deeply personal material that has become the cornerstone of his act, Alex has written jokes for nationally touring comedians and was recently selected to participate in the Best of the Midwest competition at the 2013 Gilda’s LaughFest. In June Alex made his TV debut on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and in July was chosen as a New Faces Unrepped for the Just For Laughs Festival. His prolific nature and originality have also made him a regular at the Chicago Laugh Factory and earned him an appearance on the Independent Film Channel. Alex was also recently featured in both the Chicago Tribune and the Huffington Post.
Sally Brooks is a nationally touring stand-up comedian and writer whose personal stories of misadventure and fun-loving, smart-assed nature make her an audience favorite everywhere she performs. Sally has been heard on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom radio show, was chosen for Comedy Central’s UP NEXT talent search and has performed at the Boston, Limestone, SLO, Women in Comedy, Cape Fear and Brew Ha Ha Comedy festivals. She regularly performs at the top clubs across the country and has shared the stage with comedians such as Bobcat Goldthwait, Kevin Nealon, Kyle Kinane and Fortune Feimster. Catch her stand-up on SiriusXM and Pandora, or check out her popular Suburban Housewife web series (with over 1.5 million views), which served as an inspiration for the HULU show “Mother UP!”
When it comes to comedy, Mike Cronin does it all: stand up, writing, improv, film, and sketches. Even some of his characters do stand up. In fact, recently he made it to the finals of the Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest as himself and also a character. In the stand up world, he appeared in the first ever Limestone Comedy Festival and was featured on the Todd Glass Show. In the sketch/improv world he was a cast member of the show Underbelly which was named Cincinnati’s Best Comedy Show of 2009 and spawned shows in New York and LA. Mike’s film work includes three award-winning 48 Hour Film Festival projects and co-writing/directing /starring in a music video for “The Hipster Song,” which has over 800,000 views on YouTube. No matter which way you see Mike Cronin, you will leave laughing.
Extremely funny and slightly off-kilter, Sam Evans is one of the best young comedians working today. At home in both comedy clubs and non-traditional stand-up environments, Sam began his comedy career in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in 2012, he was named the Funniest Person in Cincinnati and has been a featured performer at Cincinnati’s Brew HaHa festival. In 2014, Sam was chosen as a New Faces Unrepped for the Just For Laughs Festival. Now making his home in Brooklyn, New York, when he’s not touring, Sam performs nightly around the city and co-hosts the show “Bush League” at the Creek and the Cave.
Charismatic, relatable and honest to a fault, Cam O’Connor is one of the hardest working young comedians in the Midwest. In a relatively short period of time, he has opened for Kyle Kinane, Stewart Huff and Doug Stanhope, and was the touring opener for Ryan Singer and Jarrod Harris on their “Organic Comedy Tour.” The twelve-state “Organic” tour, which celebrated underground comedy scenes across the country, was filmed for a documentary that is scheduled to be released in 2014. Cam was recently a finalist in both the 2012 Funniest Person in Cincinnati competition and the Bob & Tom All-Star Contest. A native of Indianapolis, IN, Cam is the creator of Rocketship Comedy, a series of stand-up showcases that are quickly becoming a preferred destination for many of the most respected names in comedy.
SPiFFY SQUiRREL is Nashville’s only truly independent, underground professional weekly alt comedy show. Featuring touring comedians from all corners of the earth, plus outstanding local regulars who are worth paying attention to. Sundays at 7:30pm at The East Room for just $5 cover. Produced and hosted by NashvilleStandUp.com’s Chad Riden.
7:00pm doors open
7:30pm show begins
7:31pm you’re late, dummy
TICKETS: $5 at the door or in advance online
For Booking Inquiries, contact N’Sup