The 5th Annual (and FINAL!!!) George Bush Going Away Party:
An Evening of Political Comedy
(October 22 - 25, 2008)
Aundre the Wonderwoman has set her sights on political humor from the
beginning. A clever and engaging satirist, she uses the stage as her bully
pulpit, taking on everything from presidential politics to animal lovers.
She took First Place at the 1999 Russian River Resort Comedy Competition,
was a semi-finalist in the 2005 San Francisco International Comedy
Competition, and is the recipient of the 2008 Stand Up For Justice Award
from Death Penalty Focus, a California-based national group, for her work
against the death penalty. (She is an anti-death penalty lawyer by day.)
Aundre is a comedy voice not to be missed, especially during this historic
political election season.
ALI MAFI is a gay Muslim comic who was born in Tehran, Iran and raised in Novato. At only 22, he is part of a new generation of San Francisco comedians. He has performed all over the Bay Area and has been chronicled on CNN for his work with the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. Ali took third place in the Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Competition and has opened for Mo'Nique at The San Jose Improv and for Marga Gomez last New Year’s Eve at The Victoria Theatre. Look for Ali in his new comedy/talk/variety show “The Ali Mafi Show,” at the San Francisco Comedy College Clubhouse. www.alimafi.com
ROSS TURNER often goes out of his way to mention that he has made numerous guest appearances on QVC's Craftsman Workshop. Between hawking drills and routers, Ross performs across the US and has shared the stage with such comedy greats as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey and Robert Schimmel. Ross can be seen tearing it up at corporate events for Fortune 500 companies like Comcast, Cisco Systems, and 7-Eleven. His training at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and the San Francisco Comedy College have prepared him to recently accept a lead role in the comedy film “Everything Must Go” due in theaters in the far-flung future world of 2009. Ross is a vegetarian and as a matter of conscience, will not autograph mutton or pork. He is a veteran of past George Bush Going Away Parties. www.rossrossross.com
LISA GEDULDIG is a San Francisco-based stand up comic and comedy producer. She is the creator, producer, and MC of a variety of annual comedy shows—Kung Pao Kosher Comedy: Jewish Comedy on Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant (now in its 16th year); The George Bush Going Away Party; Funny Girlz: A Smorgasbord of Women Comedians; A Muslim, A Mormon, and A Jew Walk into A Bar: The Comedy of Religion; An Evening of Lie Down Comedy; and Café con Comedy. Lisa has also branched out into the world of music and has produced Charo and Her Las Vegas Show two times at San Francisco's Herbst Theatre. She is also a bilingual (Spanish/English) freelance arts publicist.