Emily Fleming with Zach Pugh, Lauren Rantala, Juice Morgan, Julia Loken, Jon Durnell, Chad Riden at Spiffy Squirrel stand-up comedy show at The East Room 4/17/2016.
Emily Fleming is an actress and comedian originally from Nashville. Emily began doing public speaking competitions, musical theatre, and improv in high school before majoring in theatre at Lyon College in Arkansas. During summers, she interned for theaters in New York City, including Upright Citizens Brigade Theater and The Mint Theater.
After college, Emily returned home to Nashville. For the next three years she dedicated her focus to stand up comedy. She has opened and featured for comics such as Sean Patton, Rory Scovel, and Cletus T. Judd. In 2011 Emily made her way to NYC where she continues to do stand up in venues like The Stand, The Creek and the Cave, Upright Citizens Brigade, Stand Up NY Labs, The Magnet Theater, The PIT, and many others.
In 2012 she was cast as the host of Gillette’s “Kiss and Tell” viral commercial campaign, which led to her representing Gillette at the Sundance Film Festival. She has booked commercials for USA Today, Nickelodeon, and Assured Guarantee to name a few. She appeared on recent episodes of ABC’s “Manhattan Love Story,” Netflix’s hit “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” and the NBC Playground competition entry “Broker.” She will also be seen in Netflix’s new sketch series “The Characters.”
Zach Pugh was born and raised in Canton, Ohio. After starting comedy in Nashville in 2013, he moved to Los Angeles. Ever since then it’s been “quite the ride”, according to him. He has performed across the country, including at the Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, Zanie’s Nashville, and the Columbus Funny Bone. He is also co-producer of the weekly stand up show Rod Stewart Live! in Los Angeles. https://twitter.com/ZachPugh https://www.facebook.com/ZachPugh
SPiFFY SQUiRREL is an 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 6:30pm at The East Room. Produced and hosted by Nashville’s Chad Riden.