We're not desperate, we're...freakin' hilarious.
Celebrity comic, Bill Allard,
from Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre,
attended the premiere performance last May, '05.:
"Hester knows comedy and comedy audiences.
I was very impressed by her ability to get
professional performances and
teach professional timing to
relatively inexperienced comedians."
The Coastside's All Women Stand-Up Comedy Troupe
under the direction of Hester Schell
TICKETS: $15.00 + A CAN OF FOOD!
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(Half Moon Bay, CA)
The Coastside's all women's stand up comedy troupe, HYSTERICAL HOUSEWIVES announces 4 performances over the next 2 months.
All performances are on Friday nights at Old Princeton Landing, in Princeton-by-the-Sea, near the harbor on Half Moon Bay. Doors open at 7 pm. Performances start at 8 pm. Advance tickets are recommended and can be reserved by calling 650-726-5424. Tickets are $15 plus a can of food or non-perishable food item. Tickets are also available at Old Princeton Landing, and from the comics.
All performances continue the Hysterical Housewives' commitment to community action with food drives to benefit the Coastside Opportunity Center. "Audiences are responding well to the comedy, so we're going for an extended run," says workshop teacher/director and Half Moon Bay resident, Hester Schell. "Adding the food drive to every performance is a great way to include social awareness with arts events. So many resources have gone out of state to Katrina, and the Tsunami victims that local efforts are at risk and are often forgotten. We want to entertain audiences with great comedy, but we also want to remember those less fortunate within our own community. The local needs are ongoing," says Schell.
Hester Schell, above, the group's teacher, producer and director, hosts all shows as the "mistress of ceremonies.
Hysterical Housewives began as a comedy workshop about a year ago. The performers develop material in a 6 week workshop, then give it a go in front of a live audience. "It's all about risk, and getting up there and finding out what moves an audience to laughter. It's great to bring out such varied styles and senses of humor, " says Schell.
Celebrity comic, Bill Allard, from Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre, attended the premiere performance last May: "Hester knows comedy and comedy audiences. I was very impressed by her ability to get professional performances and teach professional timing to relatively inexperienced comedians." Ms. Schell has been producing, directing and teaching theatre for over 30 years and is also an accomplished filmmaker and actress. She is adjunct professor of theatre at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California, and is the editor and publisher of Bay Area Casting News, an online resource for the Northern California/Bay Area film community.
GROUP ADDS NEW PERFORMER.
- 1st ANNIVERSARY ALL STAR LINE UP -
BACK ROW: Connie Bauer, Roslyn Ramsey, Lieben McDermott
FRONT ROW: Jennifer Celestre, Terri Sarappo, Hester Schell
Left to Right: Juliet Haataja, Lucy Choi, Grace Ann Chavez, Roslyn Ramsey,
Jennifer Celestre and Hester Schell (front) celebrate the first public
performance of the group, October, 2005. Performances prior to October were
private by invitation only. Hysterical Housewives went "public" in October, 2005, due to popular demand for comedy within the local community. Food drives will continue to be a vital part of our link to this community.
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JULY 22 -
Jennifer Celestre, Connie Bauer,
Lucy Choi entertains the crowd at the
There are several ways to reserve your seats.
Phone, Mail, Email or online with a credit card.
If you know one of the comics, you can purchase directly through them.
Or, you can visit the bartender at Old Princeton Landing.
If ordering by email, mail, phone or online, please allow 4 days prior
to the performance so we can mail your tickets to you.
If it is less than 4 days prior, we will hold them for you at the door.
Or, you can call to arrange a drive by pick up.
We'll call you back to confirm.
(Hester's parent company)
AT THE BAR -
IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR SECURE PAYMENT ONLINE.
Inside the online store, after you have selected your tickets and placed them in your "shopping cart,"
click on CHECK OUT. A Log-in window will come up with the choice of
Create New Account or Place Order Without Account
To make things simpler and to PROTECT you from the bank gathering information on you,
select PLACE ORDER WITHOUT ACCOUNT. This will allow you to bypass the Bank's form.
The Bank's credit card processing department won't allow us to remove this step.
Do not make up a password or Login. Continue from there with completing your order.
You will get an email confirmation of your credit card order. We will mail you your tickets
ONCE WE GET YOUR RESERVATION (EITHER BY PHONE MAIL, EMAIL OR INTERNET)
We will mail your tickets to the address you provide on the order form.
If there is not enough time (4 days prior to the show), we will hold your tickets for pick up at the door.
You are also welcome to call Hester at (650) 726-5424 and arrange a pick up drive by.
RECENT 2006 LINE UPS
MAY 26 -
LINE UP -
Antje Noemer makes her stand up debut
at this show, finishing out the
group's spring season.
Also appearing: Terri Sarappo,
Connie Bauer,and Jennifer Celestre.
Special guest pro
Lynn Ruth Miller is also on the line up.
MAY 12 -
1st ANNIVERSARY ALL STAR LINE UP -
Of special interest is the MAY 12th show, which
marks the 1st Anniversary of the
group and will feature Connie Bauer, Jennifer Celestre, Terri Sarappo,
Lieben McDermott and Roslyn Ramsey.
APRIL 28th -
THIS AIN'T NO DRESS REHEARSAL -
This show will feature two guest artists: veteran comics Lynn Ruth Miller,
from Pacifica and Joni Rodgers from Campbell. Pescadero's favorite
comic Lieben McDermott and the Coastside's favorite pet sitter,
Jennifer Celestre round out the bill on this date.