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A.S.S. Fest
Feb 4-13
Lillian Theatre, Sta Monica Blvd

In honor of Another Showcase Showdown's 10th Anniversary, Drama 3/4 presents A.S.S. Fest, a festival of sketch, variety, theatrical, cinematic, and stand-up comedy! It kicks off with a weekend of A.S.S. performances, featuring some favorite sketches and songs from our 10-year history. That's followed by 3 nights of 6 other shows from our friends and collaborators... then a second, DIFFERENT best-of A.S.S. weekend!

FEB 4-6 & 11-13, 8PM
A.S.S. 10 - 10 years of Another Showcase Showdown

Created by David Fickas and Alex Fox

2 WEEKENDS, 2 DIFFERENT SHOWS packed with some of the best material from past!

Playing to sold-out live audiences since 2000, Another Showcase Showdown is a multi-faceted variety show featuring live sketches, musical numbers and award-winning short films. A.S.S. went to the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in 2002 and has since churned out notable shorts like No Football for Old Men (nominated for a 2008 MTV Movie Award for Best Online Spoof) and Deliverance, The Musical (an official selection of the 2004 Slamdance Film Festival). The Showcase has been graced by celebrity guest stars such as Academy Award-nominee Michelle Williams, Jeremy Sisto, Erik Palladino, Sam Page, James Lesure, Christine Lakin, and Chris Hardwick. It also spawned the 8-episode scripted series ā€œI Hate My 30ā€™sā€ on VH-1, starring a slew of A.S.S. regulars -- including People's Choice Award-winner and YouTube/internet phenom Liam Sullivan -- with writer/directors Brice Beckham and David Fickas at the helm.



FEB 8, 8PM
Mother May I Dance with Mary Jane's Fist (a Lifetime original play)

Written by and starring Mary Elizabeth Ellis and Artemis Pebdani
from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"

To escape her abusive father, Mary Jane Stevens moves to a new town with her abusive mother. But the abuse doesn't stop there. She begins taking dance classes with the sensually abusive Delice Svensson and finds herself dancing for her life! Chock full of dancing, fighting, fisting and, of course, abuse, Mother May I Dance with Mary Jane's Fist is just like a Lifetime movie... but with fisting. Co-starring Drew Droege and Leonora Gershman-Pitts; directed and scored by Cormac Bluestone.



FEB 8, 9:30PM
Bowling for Tiffany

Composed of actors, writers, filmmakers, dancers, snake-handlers, nannies and waiters, Bowling for Tiffany is a multi-talented sketch group that strives to live up to its arbitrary name. Their greatest pleasure comes from making each other laugh, and sharing that spirit of play with anyone who wants to watch. Member credits include Boom Kat Dance Company, USC's Commedus Interruptus and Second Nature improv troupes, NBC's "Southland," and TLC's "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant."



FEB 9, 8PM
Amy Claire and Friends Will Be Drunk

An evening of stand-up hosted by Kirk Zipfel

She may be a Redneck American Princess from Lake Charles, Louisiana, but Amy Claire has a strong background in improv and sketch comedy (including A.S.S.) and a degree in theatre (wow!). When asked why she likes doing stand-up, she will take a sip of her pinot grigio on ice and say it's because "I get excited when it's my turn to talk." Earlier this year, Amy opened for Dana Carvey and it was the dreamiest dreamy night ever. She will be joined onstage by fellow funny femmes Erin Foley and Shelby Stockton.



FEB 9, 9:30PM
Good Neighbor

Good Neighbor is a Los Angeles-based sketch comedy group whose work has been celebrated in USA Today and Esquire, and has been featured on CNN, VH-1, Comedy Central, E!, YouTube, MySpace and Funny or Die. They have received praise from the likes of Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams and Adam McKay. Good Neighbor also enjoys making music, pictures, spaghetti, and friends.



FEB 10, 8PM
Tales from the Black Lagoon

Excerpted from The Thrilling Adventure and Supernatural Supense Hour
Written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker

This comedy noir piece, staged in the style of old time radio, consists of three LURID tales of Hollywood in the 1950's. That's right, three! The man who played the Creature From The Black Lagoon is framed for MURDER! Alfred Hitchcock and his assistant, Marnie, investigate the Strangers on a Train MURDERS! Jay Silverheels, TV's Tonto, uncovers one of Tinseltown's most MURDEROUS secrets! Starring Mark Gagliardi as Ben Chapman, Craig Cackowski as Alfred Hitchcock, Annie Savage as Marnie, and John DiMaggio as Jay Silverheels. Also featuring Paul F. Tompkins, Jimmy Stewart and Bela Lugosi! Kind of!



FEB 10, 9:30PM
Hey, Look at Me!

A night of short films hosted by Brice Beckham and David Fickas

You won't see these movies anywhere else in the festival! Some are from D34, some are from friends of D34, some are from people D34 doesn't even like very much. But whoever made them, the shorts in "Hey, Look at Me!" have been handpicked by D34 to make you pee-pee all over your own self. Lineup to be announced shortly.


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