Comedy + Creativity = Katie Pengra

(Credit: Skippy Leland Photography)
(Credit: Skippy Leland Photography)

The title of this article is one of those base level mathematical formulas so simple, you won’t have to Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.

Born in Arizona, Pengra wanted to beat feet to California as soon as possible, but her parents insisted on college. Find out how this, Peewee’s Playhouse and Maria Bamford affected her early comedy career in part one of her interview with Valerie Lopez.

Part two of the interview adds another element to Pengra’s story. Dustin Svehlak (sway-lock) pops a squat and chats with Valerie about several projects they have in the works under the Voltaic Video banner. Svehlak can be seen around town, filming Cap City Comedy Club’s FPIA Contest and sets for any comedian who want it done.

Katie Pengra considers herself more of a creative person rather than pigeon holing herself as a “comedian.” Stand-up, acting, writing are just a few of the feathers in her cap. She also owns and operates Skippy Leland Photography and is responsible for many of the head shots used by Austin area comedians.

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Martin Urbano Loves Comedy

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The title may sound a bit tropish but Martin Urbano really, really loves comedy. His passion has landed him in Austin via a route across Texas that would give Fibonacci a wet dream. Part one of his conversation with Valerie Lopez tells of his early adventures and how he got his start in comedy:

In part two of his interview, Urbano talks about his experiences in Austin, working with Yusef Roach, and two shows he helps host and coordinate: The Damn, Dirty, Filthy Show! at Nasty’s Bar; and The Little Miss Comedy Pageant at The New Movement Theater.

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Michael Good Is

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Michael Good set out for Austin after coming to the conclusion that warmer winters are better than the wind swept frozen corn fields of his native Iowa. In part one of his interview, Good tells Valerie Lopez about his first open mic, and reluctance to tell people about his comedic goals.

Since moving to Austin, Michael Good has been hitting up open mics, hosting for Mike E. Winfield and hosting his own open mic at Mr. Tramps. But wait, there’s more!

If you’re reading this before Thursday, February 3rd, you have to the opportunity to see Good perform at the Triplane Show hosted by Kath Barbadoro, Mac Blake and Joe Hafkey.  Triplane kicks off at 8pm at Wright Bros. Brew and Brew. That’s over on the Eastside, y’all.

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Who Is Adam Wolf?

Adam Wolf in cartoon form (credit: Facebook).
Adam Wolf in cartoon form (credit: Facebook).

Comedian, vetertan, and epic internet troll, Adam Wolf has been entertaining the Austin area since 2011, and has been blocked by Donald Trump on every major social media platform. He can be seen cracking wise at open mics around town and doing shows in the Killeen area.

Here’s part one of his interview with Valerie Lopez:

Part two of the interview has Adam talking about his current projects including writing for ATX Tonight, and building the Central Texas comedy scene:

Adam Wolf can best be found on his Twitter feed, @adamwolf77.

Valerie can be found on Twtter at @supermeowy

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