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Saving Our Jobs Virtual Comedy Festival

Date: Feb 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM - 11:55 PM
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DATE: Sunday, Feb 14, 2021
ON-SALE: Monday, Jan 25, 2021 at 10AM
TICKET SALES END at 11:59pm Feb 13, 2021

There is nothing more we need right now than to laugh! Comedians from all over North America are coming together for a full day of laughs. Watch live as comedians perform and interact with a virtual audience performing a wide variety of comedy.

Emmy Award winning comedy writer for the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Adam Yenser; iTunes #6 comedian, Alex Elkin; the voice of everyone and 2019 Voice Arts Award Winner, Justin Rupple; seen on BET's One Mic Stand and touring with Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Tour, Ralph Porter; Canadian funnyman Ron Josol, seen on Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud; and Tashona Smith who the The New York Times called “Charming, Tantalizing… Confusing”, among others, join comedians from all over the U.S. and Canada for a full day of what we all need right now – laughter.

*This show is intended for adult audiences, ages 18+.

TICKETS:
LIVE: $20 (Access to live stream on Feb 14)
STANDING: $40 (Access to live stream on Feb 14, PLUS access for up to one year after)
*Ticket sales will end 2/13 at 11:55pm to ensure all purchasers get their sign in info
*Ticket purchasers will receive a link and unique log-in details via email approx. 12 hour prior to the start of the live stream.

How It Works

Approximately 12 hours before the live stream starts you will receive a unique link to view the live-stream. One ticket per household (includes one device, and as many viewers as you’d like).

The event will start at 2:00pm CST on Sunday, February 14th and end on Monday, February 15th at 12:00am CST.

You will be allowed entry two hours before the event is ready to begin. A chat function will be available to engage with the comedians. We highly recommend using it to make the experience more interactive.

Recommended for audiences 18+.

Enjoy the show!

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Comedian Bios and Timeline

Timelines are subject to change, as additional comedians continue to be added to lineup.

Adam Yenser - 10PM CST
Adam Yenser is a comedian and Emmy Award-winning writer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he stars in the segment “Kevin the Cashier Played by Adam.” He has appeared on Conan and FOX Laughs and been a panellist on The Greg Gutfeld Show. Adam has written for The Oscars, been a freelance contributor to SNL’s Weekend Update, and co-produced the web series “Laugh Lessons with Kevin Nealon.”

Alex Elkin - 9PM CST
Portland comedian Alex Elkin started his stand-up comedy career in 2016 after winning the prestigious 41stAnnual International San Francisco Comedy Competition. In July 2018 he was honored in being chosen to go to Kuwait, Baghdad, Iraq and Syria to entertain the troops. Elkin was a finalist in the Hollywood Laugh Factory’s International Donald Trump Impersonator Contest and is 2018’s champion of the Hard Rock Casino’s Annual Comedy Cage Match. Alex has been seen on the Netflix series Trinkets, Inside Edition, CNN, VUDU, XBOX, Amazon Prime, E!’s The Simple Life Season 5, TNT’s LEVERAGE, NBC’s GRIMM as well as heard regularly on XM Sirius’ Raw Dog comedy channel. Alex Elkin’s latest work Screaming at Shapes which debuted at #6 on iTunes and can be downloaded through any online music store.

Justin Rupple - 8PM CST
Justin Rupple is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian, actor, and voice actor. You’ve seen his amazing impressions on the USA show “First Impressions” with Dana Carvey and Standup and Away! with Brian Regan. You’ve seen in the film “Operation Chromite” starring alongside Liam Neeson. You may also recognize him from How to Train Your Dragon, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the Fate and the Furious. Justin was also a 2019 Voice Arts Award Winner.

Ralph Porter - 7PM CST
If laughter is what you want, then Ralph Porter is what you need. Born in San Francisco, California, the middle of seven children, five boys and two girls and mother Lee Ester Drummer, Ralph had the gift to entertain the family. Ralph moved to Seattle, Washington, then Anchorage, Alaska. Ralph got his start doing stand-up comedy becoming the first local comic to win the Anchorage Laugh Off Comedy Competition, three years straight. Once moving back to Washington State, Ralph became a presence in the local comedy scene including venues such as the world-famous Seattle Comedy Underground. Working with some of the best comedians in the business like, Sinbad, George Lopez, Tommy Davison, Mark Curry, Kevin Hart, Tony Rock and Tiffany Haddish just to name a few, Ralph became the talk of the town. Ralph has also performed on BET's One Mic Stand. Ralph became a member of the Bill Bellamy's Ladies Night Out Tour. As seen on Kevin Hart's Comedy Central series "Hart Of The City2" in 2017.

Ron Josol - 6PM CST
Ron Josol, is a Canadian-Filipino comedian who is well received from every corner of the world. Ron stirs up and samples the multi-cultural melting pot that mirrors life in most urban centers today. He presents hilarious scenarios and comments on our global society inherent contradictions by combining a one-liner and a story telling style. He regularly performs in Canada, UK, Scandinavia, Caribbean, Asia, Middle east, Australia and USA. He has performed around the world for almost 20 years which makes him one of the most sought after, vibrant comics toady. Ron has been seen on Showtime, Carson Daley, Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud, and Slanted on Amazon Prime.

Tashona Smith - 5PM CST
Tashona Smith is a comedian, actress, singer, wife, mother of 3, and recovering Nutella addict from Monroe, WI. She has been performing on the stage since the tender age of 6, when she was cast in her breakthrough role, Tree #3 in a children’s theatre production of Snow White. She began her stand up career in 2014 performing locally and has since been featured in the International Lady Laughs Comedy Festival. The New York Times has called her “Charming, Tantalizing… Confusing”.

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