“Reel Life—A Stand-Up Comedy Show” hosted by Kendra Dawsey Tues., Feb. 19, at 8 PM

Best Video Film & Cultural Center presents “Reel Life,” a new monthly stand-up comedy show that debuted in October, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 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 Feb. 19 are comics Kwasi Mensah, David Perez, Carmen Washington, Dame FK and Caitlin Arcand.

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.

• Caitlin Arcand — Hailing from Boston, Caitlin Arcand is a psychology student by day and a comedian by night. Her candid stories and brutally honest accounts of her daily life have been heard on stages all over the country, and will appear on season 7 of Amazon Prime’s “Comics Watching Comics.” This past November, her solo stand up musical “She Doesn’t Even Live Here” premiered at New York’s SOLOCOM festival, featuring original songs and hilarious tales from her weekly commutes to the city. Her second solo musical “Problem Child,” a retelling of her unconventional childhood, made its debut this May for an 8 show run at ImprovBoston. Aside from performing, Caitlin is also an active comedy producer and is responsible for creating several shows in Boston and New York, such as the comedy variety shows “Sketchy Stand Prov” and “Fancy Pants.” She currently produces and hosts the female dominated comedy show “Ladylike” at ImprovBoston every month.

• Kwasi bridges the gap between insightful observations about race and still thinking he could be a Power Ranger when he was 15. He’s opened for SNL’s Sasheer Zamata, Aparna Nancherla, and W. Kamau Bell. He also co-produces Laughing Liberally Boston, a show that combines comedy with progressive politics. He’s been featured in SF Sketchfest, the Boston Comedy Festival, The Comedy Exposition in Chicago, and just recorded his first hour of stand up titled “Not From Around Here.”

• Dame FK is an American born stand up comic who rose to prominence opening for Hannibal Burress. You can see his work online and live as he fashionably makes his way to a stage near you.

• David Perez – David Perez is a Brooklyn based writer, performer, comic, and breakfast sandwich eater. David produces the monthly show S.U.C.K. (Stand Up Comedy Klub). He has worked with places like Steppenwolf Theatre Company, About Face Theatre, Teatro Vista, American Theatre Company, Upright Citizens Brigade, Joe’s Pub, The Goodman Theatre and a lot of bars where he was paid in drink tickets and doritos. He was the center of a popular internet experiment called ‘David on Demand’ where for seven days everything he did was controlled by tweets.

• Carmen Washington – Carmen Washington is a mainstay in CT Comedy and has performed in popular venues like Comix Mohegan Sun. She takes a no holds barred approach to topics like motherhood, dating, and her amazing rack.