Vouchers are no longer available for this performance. There may be a waiting line for performances at the door.
The Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (PCF) presents an incredible lineup of local stand-up and improv talent throughout the night to ring in the New Year laughing! PCF helps raise awareness of Pittsburgh's comedy community and make Pittsburgh a better place to create comedy by showcasing inclusive, original work. This show includes two acts.
Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, Ed Bailey's family noticed his quick wit early on in life. While that wit sometimes landed him in trouble, it often was the source of great entertainment for those who bore witness. After high school, the University of Pittsburgh brought him to Pittsburgh, PA where he would make a name for himself as a comedian. During his brief career as a comedian, Ed has been able to capture the attention of some of the most recognizable figures in comedy such as Eddie Griffin and Hannibal Burress which is a testament to his ability to relate to anyone while on stage. His talents have also landed him a successful podcast that he co-hosts with comedian Day Bracey called Drinking Partners on the Epicast Network.
Sean Collier was described as a "budding media personality" by the Pittsburgh City Paper, and no one — least all of him — seems to know what that means. What is verifiable about Sean is a varied list of roles around town. He's the movie critic for the WDVE Morning Show. He's the associate editor of Pittsburgh Magazine. He's a stand-up comic, having made appearances at the Pittsburgh Improv, Arcade Comedy Theater and anywhere else that invites him. He's been a part of every WDVE Comedy Festival, the 2015 Pittsburgh Comedy Festival and the 2016 Burning Bridges Comedy Festival. He's appeared in storytelling shows, sketch comedy, Shakespearean tragedies, panel discussions, radio drop-ins and more. A Pittsburgh native and current Mount Washington resident, Sean has degrees in English and Theater Arts from Penn State, and is a 2002 alum of the sadly defunct Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Arts.
In this performance, Sean reminds the audience why people (not the people who attend; other people) are stupid, reflects on life in 21st century Pittsburgh and more. Connect with Sean on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.