Best Video Film & Cultural Center presents “Reel Life,” a monthly stand-up comedy show that debuted in October, on Monday, Apr. 29, at 8 PM. Reel Life is hosted by Kendra Dawsey, a comic who also hosts a weekly open mic at Lyric Hall in Westville and has also performed at Best Video’s Second Wednesday Open Mic among other venues throughout New England. Cover is a sliding scale of $5-10—pay what you can within that range.
Also on the bill for Apr. 29 are comics Laura Manasewich, Ish Gupta, Stosh Mikita, Rob Rego, and Andre Kim. Note: Comic routines may feature explicit material and language.
Kendra Dawsey is an up and coming stand-up comic who has performed in clubs and showcases in NYC and all over New England, including Stonewall Inn, Comix @ Mohegan Sun, and ImprovBoston. She was also a featured comic on the Sirius XM radio program Paid or Pain. Kendra garners humor from her identity and experiences by blending anecdote with higher concepts. Never too proud to laugh at herself, Kendra endears audiences by inviting them to laugh with her.
Laura Manasewich is a comic from Hartford, CT. She performs regularly throughout the Northeast and beyond. She’s hosted for Emma Willmann at the Vermont Comedy Club, featured at Shaskeen Comedy in Manchester, NH and was a participant in the 2018 She Devil Comedy Festival in NYC. Laura looks for the relatable in life. Salty with a smile, you can watch the majority of Laura’s comedy sitting next to your parents, and mostly still able to make eye contact afterwards.
Ish Gupta is a Hartford area based comic who has been lucky to share stages with headliner comics such as Andrew Kennedy, Kevin McAffrey, and Katie Hannigan. He regularly performs at the Treehouse Comedy Club, The Elbow Room, and numerous other venues all over CT, MA, and RI. His comedy addresses a number of topics including weird jobs, his confusing hair, and silly things white people do. He hopes you are having a wonderful day!
Stosh Mikita is a New Haven, CT based comedian whose comedy combines clever observations, self-deprecating humor, and dark personal stories from an unusual upbringing. Starting in 2013, Stosh has quickly become a regularly featured comedian all over New England.
Rob Rego is an NYC based comic who writes for the satirical news site duffelblog.com. He is currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and does comedy all over the country.