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Madelein Smith is a touring comedian based in New York City. She performs in clubs and venues all around the city, including the Broadway Comedy Club, Eastville Comedy Club, and hip joints in hip parts of Brooklyn where she could never afford to live. Madelein got her start in comedy in Rochester NY, where she won a few comedy competitions and performed regularly at the local comedy club. For two years, she ran a monthly all female show entitled “Rage Against the Vageen”.
She has performed in numerous festivals, including Beaver and Bacon Fest 2016 at the Regent Theater in Toronto, SheDot Toronto 2017, Finger Lakes Comedy Fest 2016 and 2017, Rochester Fringe Fest 2014 and 2017, Laugh Riot Girl Fest 2015, and was a headlining act at Ithaca’s Festival of the Arts 2017. Madelein has been featured on Siriusxm radio and has opened for Rachel Feinstein, Bobby Slayton, Phil Hanley, Alice Wetterlund, Rich Vos, Judy Gold, and many more. Her webseries entitled “Failing Forward” was produced by Talking Back Pictures, based in NY and LA. Madelein was recently hired to perform with carnival cruise lines, and is proudly represented by KMCC comics. She is a nice gal who loves cats and doesn’t know how to cook.
Sam Morrison is a New York City-based nationally touring comedian who has been featured on Comic Seen, Stellar Underground, and was recently named one of Mogul’s Comics to Watch in 2018. You can catch him regularly in NYC at Broadway Comedy Club, Old Man Hustle, and Catch a Rising Star. He’s performed all over the world at the Ugandan National Theatre, Kampala International Festival, Fingerlakes Comedy Festival, Smart Aleck Festival, Westside Showdown, and TrumpCon. You’ve seen him on Laffin’ Matterz TV and just about every gay bar in town. Sam’s second one-man show Hello, Daddy! debuted at Dixon Place Theatre in February 2018 and is set to tour theatres and festivals across the country in the Summer of 2018. He is an Alumnus of Cornell University and Production Assistant for the Travel Channel.
Kelsey Claire Hagen began performing stand-up comedy in the Spring of 2015. Over the course of a year, she has developed an “adorably sarcastic and sadistic” (someone said that once, I swear) comedic persona, speaking on many things ranging from women’s issues to the the mundane aspects of daily life. She has performed all over Rochester, NY – Skylark Lounge, Three Heads Brewery, The Pillar, The Bug Jar, Boscoe’s Restaurant and The Comedy Club of Rochester. Recently, she opened for Chris Kattan (“You were funny”- Chris Kattan) at The Comedy Club. She has also performed at Helium Comedy Club and Babeville in Buffalo, NY, as well as various locations in Canastota, Syracuse, and Utica. She is constantly producing shows: The Hateful Eight (Headliner Zach Swan), Two Feminists Walk Into A Bar with Andrew Youngblood, The Galentine’s Show, DGMP One-Night Only Open-Mic, and, namely, Don’t Grab My Pussy in Rochester, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated with a BFA in Dramaturgy from Carnegie Melon University in 2014. Kelsey Claire has served as Dramaturg for many productions in Rochester and Pittsburgh.
Beth Beer Cuddy is a local comedienne known as the second greatest person on Earth since the first spot was already taken. She most recently performed at APT in The Vagina Monologues as Vagina #7 and in the original show Making America Kind of Okay Again, a show that failed to make things okay. Cuddy has turned to a new comedy venture, a podcast named Strange Country, that features stories about the strange, unusual and covfefe. She and cohost Kelly Chambala tackle the stories of the Fox sisters, Lizzie Borden, the Collyer brothers, among others. Tune in wherever podcasts exist. Cuddy is excited to be performing with Rochester comediennes’ Kelsey Claire Hagan and Madelein Smith in what will truly be the most amazing Night of Comedy Covfefe that has ever happened on the APT stage.
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