PUNCH 59 SKETCH COMEDY

Genre: Comedy
Featuring a THOMAS MEEHAN one act!

PUNCH 59 is intelligent, irreverent sketch comedy with sketches like "Duane Rude", "BBC's Baby Time", and "Interfaith Understandings with Rev. Bill and Betty". If you like SNL you'll LOVE PUNCH 59!

We are proud to feature Thomas Meehan's "Movie, Movie" as part of our show. Originally published in the New Yorker, "Movie, Movie" features the characters Bonnie and Clyde, who meet "in Coney Island; in shadows and fog...", and their ensuing dialogue consists only of movie titles.

PUNCH 59's cast is Jen Ryan (NYMF ‘08: "Wrapped"; NYCFringe Outstanding Performance), Rik Sansone ("Summer '69"), Adam P. Murphy ("Easy Outs"), Traci Hovel ("30 Rock"), Melisa Breiner-Sanders ("Becket"), Carlos Espada, and Marek Sapieyewski.

Thomas Meehan received his first Tony Award in 1977 for writing the book for Annie, his Broadway debut, and subsequently won for The Producers (2001) and Hairspray (2002). Mr. Meehan is a long-time contributor of humor to The New Yorker, an Emmy Award-winning writer of television comedy, and a collaborator on a number of screenplays including Mel Brooks' Spaceballs and To Be or Not to Be. Mr. Meehan's "Movie, Movie" was adapted for the stage by Jen Ryan and PUNCH 59 is the only troupe in the world currently performing it.

About the Company: PUNCH 59 Sketch Comedy
No improv. No games. No problem.

Open:   10/20/08
Close:   10/28/08

Schedule:
Monday OCT 20 & 27 @ 8PM
Theater:   Gene Frankel (Underground)
Address:   24 Bond St.
New York, NY 10012
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Cost:$10.00 at the door - NO drink minimum
Company: PUNCH 59 Sketch Comedy         Official Web Site: www.punch59comedy.com
(SAG/AEA; writer, director) is the author of the The Imaginary, All-True Leni Riefenstahl Show, a comedic two-hander about ‘Hitler's filmmaker; FringeNYC Outstanding Performance Award & "a must see Fringe Show" by New York Magazine. Credits include: Tartuffe (Off-B'way), Closer (American Regional Premiere; Carbonell Nominee for Best Actress), Scott Thompson's Lowest Show on Earth. Has apparently appeared in ommercials, unaired pilots, FM radio.
(SAG/AEA, writer, director, prop & program design) Off-B'way: The Imaginary, All-True Leni Riefenstahl Show (30+ roles, including Goebbels, Gable, Dietrich), Summer 69': The Musical Happening. Regional: Pony in the Eliot Norton Award winning Boston production of SubUrbia, , Dracula, Prices Right, The Rainmaker, To Kill a Mockingbird, Paul McCartney in The Silver Beetles (tribute band), and Biloxi Blues. Film & TV credits include: Love Potion #666, Torture Me No More, Playing By The Rules and The Nardo Boys, Discovery Channel, MTV, KISS, & the New York Mets. Rik is a talented illustrator and graphic designer.

Adam maintains a regular Off-Off-Broadway presence as an actor.  He most recently performed at the Kraine and Producers' Club theatres and at The Tank.  In July he will appear in an AEA showcase production of Irish comedy "Spreading the News" with Unity Stage Co. outdoors in Queens.  Adam has worked in TV, film, commercials, and voice-overs as well as sketch comedy (American Candy) and improv (Say What? NYC).

passed our rigorous Crazy Test with multiple flying colors. She most recently appeared in *It's All Goode* with Reality Aside Theatre at The Laugh Factory in NYC. Melisa has had leading roles in five independent feature films including *Women's Studies, Blood Brothers*, *Love Knot* and *Intersecting Truths*. Her credits also include several web series, industrials and more. www.MelisaBS.com

In the last four years, REBECCA LEWIS-WHITSON has been an actor, director, assistant director, stage manager, house manager, box office worker, usher, theatre critic, casting intern, graduate student, props master, and summer camp counselor for various off and off-off Broadway theatres, and one City University of New York. She recently got her MA in Theatre History and Criticism from Brooklyn College and will be working as a director for the upcoming Winter 2008 Writer/Director Forum at The Looking Glass Theatre in upcoming months. In her free time she enjoys eating things, drinking things, reading things, walking places, going to the theatre, going to sleep, monkeys, and poking people (both on facebook and with an elongated digit). She is both pleased as punch and tickled pink to perform with Punch 59.
 

Marek Sapieyevski came to NYC with the somewhat sensible idea of getting into the music industry but soon found himself defecting back over to the world of make-believe. He has performed as an actor, singer, and musician in numerous plays, operas, promotional events, and performance art ""happenings"" throughout the city and beyond, and is delighted tohave an opportunity to work with the other fantastic folks you see pictured here.

CARLOS ESPADA is currently a free lance consultant for several international toy & musical instrument companies. He has previouslyworked for ART ASYLUM, as a P.R person & then later as a Shop Manager, working on such toy lines as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Eminem, Alice Cooper, Dark Angel, etc… and supervising the production of KISS toy lines. Carlos also plays Gene Simmons in the New York City based KISS tribute band, KISSNATION.