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Secret Society Comedy

Five Courses Of Comedy At Heart Of Gold
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Originating from Cincinnati, Kelly Collette is a standup comedian and writer.

She has been a finalist on CMT's Next Big Comic, and tours clubs throughout the country. Her jokes have been featured on Pandora, Sirius XM, and NPR. Her comedy special, I Made You This, came out on DryBar in 2022. Kelly was named Citybeat’s Best Comedian in 2020.

Recently she was selected to be an Artist In Residence at Acadia National Park for 2022, the first standup comedian in the National Parks history.

Kelly has performed at the prestigious Limestone Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest (Best of the Midwest showcase) and The Lucille Ball Comedy Festival. She headlined the 2019 Super Dope Comedy Festival. Kelly toured with The Nobodies of Comedy, a national theatre tour of comedians you should know.

Kelly is also a featured emcee and storyteller. She has emceed for the Cincinnati Reds and has twice been a storyteller for USA Today’s Storyteller Project Kelly spoke at the Ohio Women’s March.

Kelly's writing has been published for Bust Magazine. In 2016 she wrote, produced and directed a parody play called "Reservoir Dames". This all-female adaptation of "Reservoir Dogs" sold out and gained national attention. Her original play “Bloody Mary” (a horror comedy) debuted at the Know Theatre in 2020. She recently partnered with Gorilla Cinema and Pan American Airlines and wrote a script for an immersive 1960s pop up cocktail experience that is traveling the country.

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Bob McClure, a native of Akron, and has been performing stand-up comedy professionally since 2018. He currently tours nationally with former MTV personality Sean Lynch. Bob has performed in cities like Los Angeles, Boston, Las Vegas, Tampa, and New York City. He is coming off of performances at Broadway Comedy Club and the Friars' Club in New York City.

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Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amanda Averell is a stand up comedian, writer, producer, podcast host, co-owner of the Burning Bridges Comedy Club, actor, educator, coach & improviser. Her quick wit, unique perspective & self deprecating sense of humor have made Amanda a rising comic to watch and a festival favorite across the country. Amanda has opened for Todd Barry, Todd Glass, Shane Torres and more. When she’s not eating snacks, you can hear Amanda talk about them on her podcast “Snack Life."

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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.

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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."

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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 regularly appears on conference stages as keynote speaker, teaching the value of humor in business to managers and executive teams across industries. He also produces Secret Society Comedy, a pop-up comedy club bringing the best up-and-coming comedians from around the country to Northeast Ohio.

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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. 

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Open mic
Every Tuesday
Judd's City Tavern

Cleveland, OH
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Pop Up Comedy Showcase
Every Saturday
11:30 PM

Various Locations
Around Cleveland
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Five Course Comedy Dinner

Next Edition: 2/14/23
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