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 December 11th 12th & 13th


Jackie Kashian (kayshun) has been a national touring comic for over 15 years. In fact, in 2012 she had her first appearance on "Conan," was featured in Maria Bamford's "The Special Special" and on “Last Comic Standing.” She has also appeared on NBC, VH1, and A&E (Comedy on the Road - back in the 1700's). She has her own half hour comedy special “Comedy Central Presents Jackie Kashian” and you’ve seen her on Comedy Central’s “Stand Up Showdown,” “Stand Up in Stilettos,” and “Stalking Emo.” She has also performed at prestigious comedy festivals around the country including: the HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Bumbershoot Arts Festival and the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal. Most of Jackie's credits on the television are for stand-up, but she can act too. Sure, she's only done one TV show (an airport cop whobusted Jim Dial with a big bag of pot on Murphy Brown), but she takes classes and stuff so as to be prepared. Jackie also has a trilogy of solo shows. "Salesmen and Thieves" was well received in 2001 in LA and New York. Her next one sarcastically titled "How Did I Get So Feminine?" and the last one titled "It's a Terrible Burden Being Right." Moving to L.A. has become standard for many performers, and Jackie has been there for six years since coming off the touring circuit. She’s able to make a full-time gig performing comedy, still traveling occasionally to places like Australia to do stand-up. On the side, she auditions for movies. Kashian feels, even at her stage of the game, that it’s still about connecting with humanity, especially her own. “The fact that I get to do stand-up for a living, I win. I do what I love, and I get to try other things. There’s no limit to what I can do creatively. I’m not rich and famous, but I don’t know if there’s anything I can do about that. If I become rich and famous… hooray! And I promise to give some of my money to charity.” (Once a comedian, always a comedian.) .

She has released a comedy album, “Cake is Not My Downfall.” The Minneapolis Star Tribune wrote, "Jackie Kashian's comedy is that rare, wonderful combination: smart and funny." Jackie's standup is a mixture of story telling and sharp commentary which most people relate to which is tragically funny since she is the youngest of six children, and was raised by wolves. Wolves that meant well and did their best.

Don't miss her eagerly awaited return to our stage!


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