Gordon Clark and his Vermont Comedy All-Stars return for a night of stand-up comedy at Next Stage Arts, following their enormously successful shows in November and March. Featured performers will include several contest-winning and touring comedians most often seen in the Burlington area.
“We all need reasons to laugh, and the Vermont Comedy All Stars do an outstanding job,” says Keith Marks, Executive Director of Next Stage Arts. “Comedians will be coming from all around the state to perform – partnering with the All Stars allows them to reach a new audience in the southern part of the state, and build a new following.”
The cast of stellar performers includes:
Jessie Baade is a long time stand up performer, hailing from the Catskills of New York but now located in Brattleboro, VT. She performs regularly at venues throughout the Northeast, and has been featured in the Women In Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival (2021 competition), Chris Fleming’s “Gayle” web series, and the NY International Fringe Festival.
Emma Dooley is originally from the Hudson Valley, New York and started doing comedy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She just recently returned to the Northeast, specifically the Brattleboro area, and is excited to bring her charming, awkward, weirdo comedic energy to Vermont.
Meredith Gordon was a finalist in 2019 Vermont’s Funniest Comedian Contest. She was featured at the Gilda Laugh Fest and has performed several one woman shows in Burlington with the Off Center for the Dramatic Arts and the Vermont Comedy Club. In her spare time she operates her own business, Deep Cut Creations, where she makes custom and pop culture dolls.
Jeremy Rayburn is a Burlington-based comedian, writer and filmmaker who produces and hosts two monthly shows in his home town: Junk Island, a late night style comedy variety show, and Whale Tales, which features comedic storytelling. He also produces and hosts a weekly radio show, Tight Sixty, which blends comedy and music on 99.3 WBTV Burlington.
Gilman Seymour hails from your typical small New England town, and brings a relatable yet punchy energy to the stage. He’s studied improv, hosted radio shows (including “Sunday Spins” in Concord, NH), and competed in and won comedy contests, including the Brews Comedy Contest in Dracut, Massachusetts.
Mike Thomas is a veteran Vermont stand up – a five (5!) time finalist in Vermont’s Funniest Comedian contest, he performs regularly at the Vermont Comedy Club and has opened and featured for national headliners including Wyatt Cenac, Kyle Finane and Sam Jay.
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Gordon Clark is the producer and host of the Next Stage comedy shows, and the Director of Vermont Comedy All Stars, a non-profit dedicated to promoting the comic arts in Vermont. He also produces and hosts the monthly “Second Wednesday” Comedy Jam at Nectar’s in Burlington.
Next Stage serves southeastern Vermont as a regional cultural hub, arts producer, and instigator of meaningful cultural experiences. Founded in 2010 as a nonprofit organization, Next Stage Arts is a transformative, community-centered project dedicated to revitalizing Putney’s cultural and economic village center through excellence in arts programming valuing diversity as a springboard for nurturing community.
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