Secret Society Comedy
November 12, 2022 At Tabletop Board Game Cafe
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Note: the lineup may have changed since this page was made
Mandee McKelvey is a comedian and actress, known for Roshambo, Dating Horror Stories As Reenacted by Classic Movie Monsters, and Law & Coffee Order.
She was recently named one of the 50 best undiscovered comics in the country by Thrillist, and it's not hard to see why. As one of the midwest's most acclaimed stand-up comedians, Mandee is revered for her ability to spin tragedy into comedy, from growing up poor in South Carolina to becoming a widow in her 20’s. Wait, it gets funnier!
Mandee was named a breakout performer at Limestone Comedy Festival and the Memphis Comedy Festival, and has recently opened for Tig Notaro, Michelle Wolf, Anthony Jeselnik and more. Her one-woman show, My Left Boob, received the Underdog Award for its sold-out debut at the 2019 IndyFringe.
Born and raised in Cleveland, John Armstrong has been doing comedy for 7 years. John has observational humor about current events, relationships, and family. A regular host at Cleveland Improv and Hilarities, also becoming a regular feature at Hilarities as well. John runs his own open show every other Thursday at Crobar.
Handsome, charming, witty, intelligent... are not accurate descriptions of Teddy Bruno.
James "Jimmy" Killius is a comedian born and raised in the Cleveland Suburb of Lakewood, Ohio. He performed in the 2022 Rubber City Comedy Festival and in 2021 won the Funny Stop Comedy Club Cofeature contest. James also hosts the longest running weekly open mic in Cleveland at Lakewood village tavern. Watching him turning his employment woes and unemployed thoughts into rooms full of laughter is something you don't want to miss.
WHO IS SECRET SOCIETY COMEDY?
Bryan Sternik is an up-and-coming Cleveland comedian whose conversational style and upbeat demeanor can make even his darkest jokes feel lighthearted. Bryan produces a monthly show at Dina's Pizza in Old Brooklyn, and co-produces Gratuity Not Included at Good Company, One More Joke at Judd's City Tavern, and Secret Society Comedy, a weekly pop-up comedy show. He is the co-host of "The Guiltless Podcast" and "Dude, Nobody Cares."
With a last name like that, Cleveland-based comic David Horning learned at a young age to lean into what bothers him using humor, and his comedy is a reflection of this. His optimistic slant on both mundane and heavy topics has gotten him selected to the New York Comedy Festival, Laughing Devil Comedy Festival, the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and on stages around the country. On top of stand-up, David teaches managers and executive teams to improve their workplace culture by developing their senses of humor, and he regularly appears on conference stages as the keynote speaker through his company, Water Cooler Comedy. He also produces several comedy shows around the Cleveland area and co-hosts the podcast “You Can’t Laugh At That,” which explores the psychology behind other comedians' jokes to prove why anything can be funny.
Gheramy is the owner and operator of Golden Ox Studio. He produces local favorite podcasts such as Shit Brains, Brett Talk, You Can't Laugh At That, Teach These Devils, and several more for the Golden Ox Network. He can be seen on comedy stages across the city and has recently performed in the Mutiny Radio Comedy Fest, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Sixth City Comedy Fest, and the Midwestern Queer Comedy Festival. Renowned failure and a well educated idiot whose only contribution to this world will be when he is no longer in it, Gheramy is not sorry that you wasted your time reading this bio.