We're not desperate, we're...freakin' hilarious.   

THE SCHEDULE:
Holiday Season 2006 TBA. Stay Tuned.

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."

      
H Y S T E R I C A L
H O U S E W I V E S

The Coastside's All Women Stand-Up Comedy Troupe under the direction of Hester Schell
TICKETS: $15.00 + A CAN OF FOOD!
SCROLL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FOR TICKET ORDER INFORMATION.

See Right Hand Column, below, for Show Dates and Comic Line-Up
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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.


Left to Right: Jennifer Celestre, Cheri Parr- Executive Director, Coastside Community Center, and Hester Schell at the latest food drive delivery.

GROUP ADDS NEW PERFORMER.
Antje Noemer makes her debut with the group on May 26.


FRONT ROW, ABOVE: Jennifer Celestre, Hester Schell, Lieben McDermott
BACK ROW: Terri Sarappo, Roslyn Ramsey, Antje Noemer,
Connie Bauer.



- 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: Terri Sarappo, Roslyn Ramsey, Jennifer Celestre and Lieben McDermott
performing together again, April 14, 2006.


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.

UPCOMING SHOWS
SUMMER 2006

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JUNE 30 -
LINE UP -OLD PRINCETON LANDING
Direct from Los Angeles, Marti MacGibbon is our extra special guest for June.
Returning regulars include
Antje Noemer, Terri Sarappo,
Connie Bauer, and Jennifer Celestre.
Special guest pro Lynn Ruth Miller from
Pacifica will return.

JULY 22 -
LINE UP - Half Moon Bay
Yacht Club Benefit.

Jennifer Celestre, Connie Bauer,
Terri Sarappo, Antje Noemer,
Roslyn Ramsey and Hester Schell

 

Lucy Choi entertains the crowd at the
October 2005 performance, the group's
first at Old Princeton Landing.

Links:
Our Venue: Old Princeton Landing

Coastside Opportunity Center

Half Moon Bay Resources

TICKETS:
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.

.CALL -
650 726-5424, voicebox 4.
Leave your name, address,
phone, show date your would like to attend, and number of tickets you
would like.

We'll call you back to confirm.

 

EMAIL -
CLICK HERE.

Email name address
phone date and number
of tickets you would like.

MAIL -
Mail your name, address,
phone, date and number of tickets you would like.

We'll call you
back to confirm.


Bay Area Casting News
p.o.box 1624
El Granada, CA 94018

(Hester's parent company)

AT THE BAR -

Stop in for a beer at
the OLD PRINCETON LANDING, our performance venue
. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere.

The bartender has the tickets behind the bar.
Just tell them "Hester sent me, says I can get a ticket here."

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.