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Highlighting Comedic Performers and All Styles of Comedy

Red Chairs

Comedy Variety Showcase is back! Come watch some of the best local comedic acts performing various styles of comedy such as stand up, sketch, improv and more. We can all use a good laugh these days! 

"A day without laughter is a day wasted."  -Charlie Chaplin

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"Our mission is to inspire, create, and deliver entertaining comedy experiences in an intimate theatre setting."

-Maria Dawson, Director

Maria Dawson was born and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. She began her teaching/acting career under the mentorship of actor and director John Farmanesh-Boca, before receiving a MAE, with an emphasis in theatre from CSUMB. Her résumé includes the Magic Circle Theatre in Carmel Valley and the School of Dramatic Arts in Carmel. 


Maria has also been performing live, improvisational theatre as a founding member of Monterey Playback Theatre, Women of Whimsy, and other improv troupes. She is now setting her sights on a new adventure of bringing together different genres of local comedic performers to showcase their talents with Comedy Variety Showcase.

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