Laugh in the New Year! The Pittsburgh Comedy Festival (PCF) presents nationally-touring comedy headliner John Evans and LA-based 20-year-old Mexican-Syrian writer/comedian Wally Baram in a show hosted by Pittsburgh's own Day Bracey. PCF helps to raise awareness of Pittsburgh's comedy community and makes Pittsburgh a better place to create comedy by showcasing inclusive, original work.
John Evans is nationally-touring headliner and 20-year veteran of stand-up comedy. His intelligent observational style of comedy is universally appreciated by audiences across the country. He has appeared on "Live at Gotham" (Comedy Central) and was a Semi-Finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing." He has opened for comedy Legends such as George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, and Jeff Dunham.
Wally Baram is a 20-year old Mexican-Syrian writer/comedian working in Los Angeles (and also often New York City). Still very much in the process of growing up, Wally brings a unique perspective on the strange banalities of entering the adult world from someone still very much learning. Jumping between Mexican and Middle-Eastern households during her youth, her work also sheds light on two extraordinarily relevant cultures, as well as growing up with a strong multi-cultural identity.
Wally has performed stand-up comedy all over the United States. In 2017 she will be performing/have performed in: The Pittsburgh Comedy Festival, The Boston Comedy Arts Festival, World Series of Comedy (Boston), The Riot Grrrl Comedy Festival, The Ventura Comedy Festival, The Surflight Comedy Festival, and The Sacramento Comedy Festival. Wally has worked as a writer and actress in CUSS Comedy and her likeness and comedy can be seen on Showtime and A&E.
Comedian, producer, and podcaster (1/2 of "Drinking Partners"), Day Bracey plays host for the evening's show and is Stand-up Director for Pittsburgh Comedy Festival.