Genre: Comedy
Two solo shows join forces to become the greatest night of comedy EVER.

Alana Harrison serves up a slice of pain in her aptly titled show Paincake, which combines animation, celebrity exposes, and aggrandized reality to posit a connection between mind-bending science and foodology.

Braeson Herold will also be offering the audience a piece...of himself. Everybody Wants A Piece of Braeson is the simple, folksy tale of a man with such profound social anxiety that he would rather jump from a cliff than share the view with a stranger— yet people are inexplicably drawn to him.

The Fake Friends Tour is the first joint effort of two talented performers who, before they decided to do their shows together, did not know or care about each other, except peripherally, and now they're BFFFs!

Open:   09/10/06
Close:   10/23/06

Every Sunday and Monday, 8:00pm
September 10 – October 23 (no show 9/18)
13 shows: September 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23
Theater:   Red Room
Address:   85 E. 4th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Subway Info: Take the F or V trains to 2nd Avenue or the 6 train to Astor Place

Buy Tickets Online or Call: SmartTix at 212-868-4444

Braeson has been writing and performing original work for the past five years, finding time in between to star as "The Cheddar Head" in a national Wendy's commercial. He is a graduate of Larry Silverberg's two-year Meisner program and recently completed The Barrow Group School's six-month conservatory program, working under the direction of Drama Desk nominee Seth Barrish.

Braeson was selected to participate in the LAByrinth Theater Company's Master Class in Spring 2005. He has also staged several of his one-act plays with the Cellar Door Theater Company.

Like Harry S. Truman, Braeson was born and raised in Independence, Missouri. He admires the work of Sandra Bernhard, John Waters, and Tyler Perry's Madea. He describes himself as "grounded, with a touch of clown."

You can contact Braeson at

Alana was born and raised on the north shore of Chicago. She attended the College of William and Mary where she earned a BA in Comedic Writing and Performance. She also co-founded sketch comedy troupe Seventh Grade, which toured throughout Virginia.

Alana continued her studies at Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and has performed in shows at UCB including her popular solo show Signs Point To Yes.

A very physical performer, Alana is also an accomplished Irish step dancer and is trained in Commedia Del'Arte.

Television appearances include Comedy Central's

The Upright Citizens Brigade and NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

You can contact Alana at