THE FEST AND THE FURIOUS
Originally from Annapolis, Maryland, Brandie Posey is a stand up comedian, writer and producer who now calls LA's comedy scene home. She has been featured as a performer at the Bentzen Ball, New York Comedy Festival, RIOT Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, FEST in Gainesville, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Plains in Denver, among many others. She has opened for all of your favorite comics, including Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford and the legendary punk band Against Me! Brandie has appeared on MTV, E! and Comedy Central. She made her feature film debut in the indie dark comedy, "The Worst Year Of My Life" directed by Jonathan Smith and her first stand up record Opinion Cave debuted at #1 on iTunes & #12 on Billboard.com. Brandie’s comedic style has been described as a “Riot Grrl on acid”.
Brandie tours the country, headlining every dark corner with a microphone that will have her - from a basement in Whitesburg, KY to the stages of the Kennedy Center (twice!). She is the co-creator & host of Picture This!, the popular comedy-animation show with consistently sold out shows in Los Angeles & New York. In 2018 Picture This! shot a pilot for TruTV in partnership with Page Hurwitz & Wanda Sykes' Push It Productions. At the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre & The Hollywood Improv, Brandie co-hosts Lady to Lady alongside Barbara Gray & Tess Barker. Lady to Lady is also a celebrated weekly podcast with over 7 million downloads & loyal fans around the world.
Described by the Chicago Tribune as “A physical expression of an exclamation point,” Kevin Casey White is a cheerful cynic with a dynamic stage presence. Kevin founded the award-winning comedy debate show Arguments & Grievances in Chicago which The Laugh Button lauded as "a hilarious good time", was a featured show at the Limestone Comedy Festival, and was showcased on Audible’s The Comedy Show with Will Arnett which praised Kevin’s “Fair, unbiased wit.”
Since then, Kevin has appeared on such podcasts as Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito on Earwolf, Hindsight with Daniel Van Kirk, and Nerdist’s Terrified with Dave Ross, and Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction.
In over 10 years of comedy Kevin has opened for such headliners as Kyle Kinane, Mark Normand, and Eddie Pepitone in addition to performing at clubs like The Laugh Factory, Zanies, and Comedy Club on State.
Kevin has performed in TBS's New York Comedy Festival and TruTV's High Plains Comedy Festival, among many others including the punk-centric music festival The Fest in Gainesville, FL. He has also appeared in several comedic shorts including the Break.com favorite Definitions: Pillow Fight and Lovers Lookout which won “Best Short Film” at Quirkfest in L.A.
Kevin currently lives in New York where he produces the weekly comedy show Wacky Shack, dubbed “the best show in New York” by every comic that’s done it.
Anna Valenzuela has a radiant smile that’s wonderfully at odds with her dark material. A trained black-belt, she’s fought her way to the top of LA’s competitive stand-up scene with sheer force of will and killer jokes. She can easily roast the audience, other comics, and herself with equal aplomb. Anna’s skills earned her a spot on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, where she emotionally destroyed her opponents while maintaining her balance in kitten heels.
Her warm nature draws audiences in, and her expertly-crafted bits keep them coming back for more. She’s in-demand in LA and elsewhere, having been featured as for three years running at Broke LA, and also making regular appearances at the Comedy Store, and the Improv. She’s traveled out-of-state to festivals like All Jane and the Flyover Comedy Festival, and was a standout in her hometown at the Second City’s Los Angeles Diversity in Comedy Festival. Accolades have come from other comedians too – Jackie and Laurie featured Anna as the comic of the week on their far-reaching podcast. As much in demand for her opinions as her jokes, Anna’s appeared on Fangirling streaming on Nerdist, and she hosts two podcasts: 12 Questions, an in-depth look at sobriety, and Bruja-ja, where three Latinas dish on all things Latinx.
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Planet of the Tapes specializes in table service, with a convenient silent ordering system. Instead of leaving your table to get in line at a busy bar, just fill out a ticket with your drink order and a server will promptly and quietly bring your drinks to the table. We're a small room, and we're not overcrowded. You'll be no more than 25 feet away from your favorite performer.