Genre: Comedy
Directed by Jen Ryan & Rik Sansone

Sketch and improv for just $5?


Kick off the new year with PUNCH 59's irreverent, intelligent sketch comedy -- with scathing parodies and original characters, we never "dumb it down". PUNCH 59 is proud to feature a one-act from THOMAS MEEHAN (Tony Winner for The Producers & Hairspray) entitled "Movie, Movie", where the characters speak only in movie titles!

With special guests STARR REICH HUNTER - a form-less, trip-to-Mars-less three-person improv experience!

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About the Company: PUNCH 59 Sketch Comedy


Open:   01/13/09
Close:   01/13/09

Theater:   Broadway Comedy Club
Address:   318 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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Cost:$5 with a one drink minimum or Call: at
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 P. Murphy was last seen on stage at EndTimes Underground as C.I.A. Agent Brody in "Easy Outs" and as Donner in "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" at Times Square Arts Center. Adam has worked in film, TV, commercials and voice-overs. He currently appears in a local Toyota commercial and he provided the tag line for ads for the I Am King fragrance from Sean John. Also known as Proph Murph, he is a dedicated hip-hop rhymer.

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
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.

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.

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.