Comedy and Cocktails Series hosted by Damon Sumner - 5/3
at City Winery Atlanta
Damon has been called, “a blend of Kevin Hart and Jim Gaffigan.” Since starting standup in Atlanta in, Damon has shared the stage with numerous headliners, nationally and internationally, like Todd Glass, Iliza Shlesinger, Duncan Trussell, Jarrod Harris, Wendy Liebman, George Wallace, and so many more. In 2012, Damon was a part of the team that opened the first full-time mainland comedy club in China, Kungfu Comedy Club. He’s performed in illustrious comedy festivals around the U.S. including the Dallas Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival and the Hell Yes Comedy Festival.
For a woman who thought she would work in advertising someday, comedy turned out to be where Holly landed. The Louisville-based comedian, writer, actress and dancer with a wicked repartee, has performed in comedy clubs across the US and Canada with notable comedians D.L. Hughley, Maronzio Vance, Rod Man, Rich Vos and Steve O, and has featured for comedians Roy Wood Jr., Tommy Johnagin and Sean Patton to name just a few.
Additionally, she has performed at the Cape Fear Comedy Festival (2014), Gilda's LaughFest (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016), Chicago Women's Funny Festival (2012 - 2016), Cincinnati Brew Ha-Ha (2012-2016), Scruffy City Comedy Festival (2014, 2015, 2016), Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival (2016), Toronto's SheDot Festival (2016), Derby City Comedy Festival (2014, 2015), Laugh Your Asheville Off (2016), Accidental Comedy Festival (2016), Crossroads Comedy Festival (2016), What A Joke Festival (2017), Orlando Indie Comedy Festival (2017) and Boston's Women In Comedy Festival (2017). Holly made her television debut on the FOX Network's "Laughs" TV show and served as the lead dancer and choreographer in a music video for the Grammy nominated music group, The Foreign Exchange (Asking For A Friend) for their album, "Tales From The Land Of Milk and Honey". Most recently, she earned a spot as a semi-finalist for Stand-Up NBC. Holly honed her comedic timing while training in writing and improv at The Second City and iO Training Centers in Chicago, IL. Her comedic style is best described as charming, yet unapologetic. She engages her audiences by sharing the not-so-proud life experiences that led to her decidedly quirky world views. When not performing, she enjoys watching football, drinking male tears, astrology, pleading with her mom to calm down, and screaming "Grow up!!" to strangers' unruly children.
Dedrick is one of those comedians you NEED to see. From his amazing storytelling to his undeniable energy, Dedrick brings the funny every single time he steps on the stage. Dedrick has performed at a variety of comedy clubs, colleges and venues around the country, including The Laughing Skull Lounge and The Relapse Theatre. He was recently one of the standout performers at this year's Memphis Comedy Festival.
Katie Hughes is self-deprecating and silly. She has performed at Laugh Your Asheville Off, NC Comedy Arts Festival, and Second City. Katie has opened four birthday cards addressed to the guy who used to live in her apartment.
Atlanta comedian Lace Larrabee is the perfect southern belle, ready to wow you with a smile and a kind word while hiding hysterical dark secrets deep within her heart. Lace Larrabee weaves tales of her former beauty pageant days with raw jokes about love, family, and workplace survival, and levels crowds all over the country. From A-list comedy clubs to filthy punk dive bars, Lace’s relatable brand of acerbic wit finds a home wherever working people are looking for a laugh.
Lace has appeared in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, the She Devil Comedy Festival and the Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival as well as clubs across the US and Canada. On screen, Lace is a regular on performer on the television show "Laughs" on FOX and has been seen on the Viceland series "Flophouse."
Atlanta native, Jarrod Harris may have been raised in the South, but he is not your stereotypical Southern stand-up comedian. Yes, he loves Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits and on more than one occasion has tried to live in the wilderness, but he also loves post-punk and 90's shoegaze music and his preferred mode of transportation is a BMX bike. His complex and almost unbelievable life experiences make for a refreshingly silly and unexpected comedy voice. The only thing that's more diversified than Jarrod's comedy routine is his fan base.
Jarrod's stand-up has been seen on Comedy Central, TBS, FOX, and NBC. His album, "Present And Talkative," can be heard in regular rotation on XM Sirius radio and is currently available on Pandora, iTunes, and Amazon. In addition to live work, Jarrod has been entertaining audiences as somewhat of a web series celebrity. Over 30 million people have seen his character and writing work as the former and original "Jungle" from Action Figure Therapy. His most recent web-ventures include the rowdy and raunchy web series, "The Ricky Erlando Show," and a more tame, but equally funny series, "Survival Comedian Jarrod Harris."