Storyteller / Writer / Co-Producer
“Bombastic…totally kinetic.” – City Pages
“A verbal tornado.” – Womb With A View.
Allison Broeren is a storyteller and show producer. Allison is the Co-Owner of Strike Theater, brains behind ComCon and the Director of Word Sprout running the oldest and feistiest Poetry and Story Slams in the Twin Cities. She has performed on the Moth Mainstage, NPR, KFAI radio, the MN Book Awards, Tour de Fat, and coffee tables through the midwest, and has co-lead an MPR storytelling trip through Greece with Kevin Kling. Previous Fringe Shows include All the Things I Never Told My Mother, I’ll Marry You For Health Insurance and Pants on Fire.
Storyteller / Writer / Co-Producer
“You’ll love Jason. Jason is funny, clever, smart, and on his way to the big time!”. – Louie Anderson, Emmy Award Winning Entertainer.
“Fans of Kathy Griffin will find much to enjoy here, as the pair share the ability to make the audience feel as if they're sitting in on catty gossip over cocktails. “
-- Ross Raihala, Pioneer Press
Jason is a standup comedian and storyteller who spent two years as the opening act for comedy legend Louie Anderson in Las Vegas and continues to tour with Louie regularly. Jason ventured into the world of stand up comedy while working on The Rosie O’Donnell Show in New York City. The show’s writers thought he was funny, so they signed him up to perform at the New York Comedy Club. Since then he has performed all over the USA and beyond at clubs and theaters in New York City, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Chicago, New Orleans, Canada as well as Japan where he performed for the troops stationed in Okinawa! A natural storyteller, Jason has performed at The Moth, The Moth Grand Slam, StorySlam, and numerous other storytelling shows. Jason, named “What’s Hot For 2013” by Campus Activities Magazine, was a popular feature on K102 Country Music Morning Show with “From the Trailer” and KFAN radio as the gossip and entertainment reporter. He has also appeared numerous times on Cities97, KDWB, KQ92 and Mix94.9. Previous Fringe Festival productions include STARF*CKER, Wonderland, Beer Goggles: The Musical and Shameless. Jason also produced the long running comedy series “The Big Gay Comedy Show”, “Last Laugh” and “The LOL OMG Show!”. Jason recently appeared at Ignite Minneapolis with his love letter to Madonna and released his first live comedy album “Confessions of a Local Celebrity”.
"One of the Twin Cities’ most beloved folky singer/songwriters.” Star Tribune. Chris Riemenschneider.
Ukulele songbird Katy Vernon, singer of sad songs on a happy instrument, was born and raised in London, UK, but in the past dozen or so years has established herself as one of the busiest musicians in town. Whether it's appearing with Garrison Keillor, the James Sewell Ballet, or her annual Uke Fest benefit, Katy has used her love of singing and playing ukulele, to make musical connections far and wide. This summer she will be appearing with her full band at the State Fair as well as several other big shows. She recently returned from a six week tour of the UK.
Promo Image Photographer
Wendy Maybury’s report cards always said, “Wendy shares too much with her neighbors and disrupts the class." What they should have said was, “Wendy would be an awesome comedian!" Wendy loves to make people laugh by entertaining them with stories about her crazy Southern family and more recently, new motherhood. She placed in the Funniest Person with a Day Job contest in 2011. She was voted by her peers as "Favorite New Comic & Favorite Female Comic". Wendy has quickly become one of the most requested performers in the Midwest. Whether she's in a dive bar, or opening for Louie Anderson for several thousand people at the Minneapolis convention center, Wendy Maybury is a comedic force to be reckoned with. Wendy is a comedy superstar in the making, so catch her while she's still humble and gives hugs after the show.
NOTE: Wendy is also an incredibly talented photographer and shot our promo image. Check her out online…she’s hilarious as well (even though she’s not in this show). - Jason