Secret Society Comedy
September 10, 2022 At Tabletop Board Game Cafe
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Note: the lineup may have changed since this page was made
Rob Ward has a knack for making people laugh. In 2010, he decided to pursue his passion in stand- up comedy at an open mic night. Rob became so popular with the crowd that he became the host after just three weeks.
Since 2010 debut, Rob’s success and recognition have continued to rise and right now, he’s one of the most booked comics in in Ohio and surrounding areas. Venues that Rob has performed at include but are not limited to: The Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Columbus Improv’s, and Hilarities.
Rob’s recognition continues to grow in the world of comedy with appearances on the Bill Cunningham show on the CW Network and Comedy Central Presents, Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City.” Rob has toured with National Touring Headliner, Benji Brown on the “Pull up and Laugh,” tour, and the Alan Cox Tour and had opened up for Martin Lawrence’s “Lit AF Tour”.
On top of the success mentioned above, Rob has been a Winner at the World Famous “Showtime at Apollo” in Harlem, NY. He had also been named “Comedian of the Year” in the Cleveland Comedy Awards.
Joe Briggs is a standup comedian from Parma, Ohio. He once described as “Joe! Mr. Bad boy! Mr. Troublemaker! Always wearing a leather jacket! Always riding a motorcycle! He lives on-the-edge in Danger Zone City! Yep, live fast, die young. That's Joe's motto! Yep, that's Joe!”
He is a regular at Hilarities and the Funny Stop, but you may have seen him doing shows around the Midwest. You may also have seen him as a part of the Mike Polk Jr Show, or in Taco Truck videos on YouTube. He is one half of the sketch comedy duo Flamingo City, which has been selected to multiple comedy festivals, including the 2022 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
He can't swim and is afraid of people who know what they want without looking at the menu first. He is very excited and nervous to meet you.
Molly Fratz is a seasoned comic who regularly performs throughout northeast Ohio. She spent the past 10 years living in Washington, DC where the doom and gloom surrounding the city motivated her to lighten things up through stand-up comedy. A midwest kid with an east coast wit, Molly's sense of humor has the unique ability to connect with audiences of all kinds.
She's performed in over seven states, including being selected to the 2022 Sixth City Comedy Festival, and brunches harder than any white girl you know. Born and raised near Cleveland, she is now a permanent resident of Ohio City and spends most of her time on stage or cheering for (crying over) the Cleveland Browns.
Raj Suresh is a stand-up comedian who tells jokes about cats, being Indian, Adele and other redheads. His debut album, "Semi Famous", reached #2 on the iTunes comedy charts and #12 on Billboard. This year (and every year, really) he hopes to hang out with Coldplay (or Emma Stone), tell more jokes and hopefully lose his love for Whiteclaw/Fireball.
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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.
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.