Very Good Comedy understands how quarantine can mean families spending extended home-time together. Yuck!
That's okay. Some of our favorite performers are too. Without the opportunity to put on our regular club performances and Very Good Comedy Shows for Very Good Causes, many talented professional comedians are spending all day watching Netflix in their underwear just like you.
So we figured now could be an opportune time to make good on our mission of community-based entertainment by giving back through free online tutoring sessions.
See below for a roster of some of our favorite artists willing to volunteer their time to host private video chats coaching students with an interest in the arts. Sign up and fill out the questionnaire to receive 1-on-1 guidance in joke writing, performance, creative project production & management, industry insights and more. Fun!
Very Good Comedy reserves one show per month to partner with some of our favorite charities, using laughter to raise funds for worthy causes.
Past causes have included The National Arthritis Foundation, Alzheimers.org, Team Daniel, Moose Lodges, Rotary Clubs, Sierra Club International, Zeno Mountain Farm and more.
We're always happy to work new charities into our rotation. Please reach out if you'd like to get involved!
Gianmarco Soresi is a New York based comic, actor and playwright. His work has been featured on PBS' Stories from the Stage, Netflix's Bonding, SeeSo's New York's Funniest and he can be seen for 2 seconds with Jennifer Lopez in the movie Hustlers. His Off-Broadway play, Less Than 50%, ran last summer at 59E59 Theaters.
Camila DeChalus is a reporter at CQ Roll Call where she covers the Department of Homeland Security and immigration on Capitol Hill. She has previously worked for CNN, Circa and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.
Ryan is a born-and-bred New Yorker who has been entertaining people since kindergarten. He decided to become a corporate real estate advisor which he did for a while manipulating people to make deals and now he just manipulates their emotions through acting and filmmaking.
Joe Holmes has worked in ultra-low-budget independent film as a writer, director, and producer for three years. (Seven years if you count starting King's Image Films at The King's College)!
He also worked at other jobs as well during that time including script consultant, development assistant at a think tank, movie theater attendant, and as a freelance film critic for such publications as "Religion Unplugged" and "Pique TV".
Lauren is currently a production coordinator for NBC News' daily Snapchat, Instagram, and Youtube newscast, "Stay Tuned." Previously, she was a coordinator at A+E Networks (a global entertainment media company with six original brands: A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, LMN, FYI and VICELAND) for the Partnerships team. In 2016/2017 Lauren was a production and office coordinator for the award-winning visual effects studio, FuseFX. Lauren gained two production assistant credits for her work on ABC's "Match Game," and E!'s docs-series, "Rob & Chyna." She also interned in production at FOX5 WTTG, NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," and finished her senior year of college as the intern to Lorne Michaels at "Saturday Night Live."
Born in queens NY and living in 5 different states, attending 3 different schools by the time he was 17, DC moved to San Francisco to study film at Academy of Art university where he’d eventually drop out to pursue comedy and acting in NY & LA.
Growing up he was homeschooled for 5 years so he often spent time doodling and trying to make manga comic books or battling his brother in a freestyle.
Very Good Artists at home during quarantine are now volunteering during the time they'd usually perform to tutor teens interested in the arts. It is a completely free service for anybody who'd like to sign up, but donations are always welcome. $25 is recommended to help tip tutors who are missing their regular work during this time. Nothing is required. Anything is accepted. Everything is appreciated!