Spring Spotlight: Comedy, May 19
Charlotte Pride continues its Spring Spotlight with its second night, tonight, Tuesday, May 19th. We’re hosing a full week of highlighting and supporting awesome LGBTQ artists and entertainers during COVID-19. Click here to see the full week’s schedule and line-up.
“Take Pride in Stand-Up Comedy” kicks off at 7pm tonight on our Facebook page at facebook.com/cltpride ,brought to you in partnership with Beerly Funny, your one-stop comedy show experience founded by Charlotte Comedian Lauren Ansley. Beerly Funny is passionate about creating moments of joy and laughter, supporting local businesses, and elevating comedy as an art form.
See the performers’ full bios, social handles, and donation links below!
Are you a local artist or entertainer? We want you! This week’s Spring Spotlight is just the first of many awesome ways we’re planning to connect virtually this summer. If you’re a local artist or entertainer and interested in participating in future virtual (or, once we’re able, in-person) events, programs, and activities, let us know! We’d love to have you! Click here to fill out this interest form.
Performers listed in order of appearance on tonight’s broadcast.
Lauren Ansley is a stand-up comedian and is the founder and chief comedic officer of Beerly Funny, a stand-up comedy show production company in Charlotte, NC. She has been a featured performer in several comedy festivals across the Carolinas and has opened for nationally touring headliners including Dusty Slay, Dale Jones, Preacher Lawson, Shaun Jones, Grandma Lee, and Michael Palascak. Her passion to make others laugh and slight southern accent are only overshadowed by her infectious smile and abnormal height of 5’13”.
Robyn Scott is a southern belle that lives a crazy life and has a way of bringing you into her crazy world. Robyn graces stages across the southeast including the World-Famous Laughing Skull, Relapse Theater, Punchline, and The Comedy Zone.
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Kevin is a standup and improv comic. Whose performances highlight his well crafted, witty, intelligent and somewhat sarcastic sense of humor. Having started improv as a child. Kevin has trained and performed improv comedy for over 15 years. Having honed his comedic stylings, and bringing them to his stand up. Kevin brings an air of improv into his act. Ensuring that no set is ever quite the same. Based out of North Carolina. Kevin has a humorous take on what it’s like being an openly gay, and openly Latino man in the southeast. He tours the south east performing at comedy clubs, music venues, bars and sometimes house parties, really making a name for himself in the alt-comedy scene
Shaine Laine takes his uninhibited outlook on life to ignite the crowd. From dad jokes to dark humor to satirical tales about his transition, but all through the filter of unwavering optimism and levity. He is a self-made man unlike any other.
At 5’2″, comedian Jenn Snyder packs a whole lot of funny in her one-two punch style of comedy. Topics ranging from her days growing up as a lesbian in a “good ol’ boy” town to dealing with the public on a daily basis, this comedian will pull you in with her stories and leave you wanting more with her quick wit and hilarious observations. Born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, her ultimate goal is to unite all people through laughter.
TIP YOUR PERFORMERS: We encourage you to tip each of our performers, many who have not been able to perform regularly or publicly because of COVID-19. You can tip directly to their accounts listed above or you can send it directly to Beerly Funny with a note that says, “pride – all entertainers,” and proceeds will be split evenly among all performers on this evening’s broadcast. Beerly Funny’s Venmo is @beerlyfunny and their PayPal is firstname.lastname@example.org.