Comedy Zombie is a stand-up comedy showcase hosted by Noah Innis. The show regularly features some of the best local comedic talent. It's been up and running for nearly one year at Vaudeville Mews in downtown Des Moines and is still gaining momentum with every show. Original artwork and an upbeat soundtrack means getting your brain polished and your soul shredded by comedy at each show. Stay up for the last blowout night show at Green Gravel! Join usssssss!
Kelly Anneken is what happens when Kim Kardashian looks like Bette Midler and tweets like Roseanne. This Oakland-based funny person and all-around swell gal is best known for her work as managing editor for online humor journal “Hobo Pancakes,” artistic director for feminist sketch troupe Femikaze, and co-host of the internationally popular Downton Abbey podcast “Up Yours, Downstairs!” She produced and hosted the “Bataan death march of open mics” at San Francisco’s infamous Stud Bar from 2009-2011. In her copious free time, Kelly performs standup comedy at clubs and dive bars, including the SF Punchline, Cobb’s, Crackers, and Go Bananas. She has opened for Jim Gaffigan and Anthony Jeselnik at Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival and interviewed Tig Notaro and Amy Schumer on behalf of SF Sketchfest. You can learn more about Kelly and her limited HTML skills at www.kellyanneken.com.
Collin A. Bullock is a young comedian, based out of Chicago, who’s tearing up the national scene like a weevil with a rocket on his back. He’s also really good at similes. Collin’s been touring the country for several years now, working the top clubs in the country! He’s opened for such acts as Pete Holmes, Marc Maron, Hannibal Burress, Brian Posehn, and Jay Harris! He’s even appeared on FOX TV AND on Sirius XM. He also once ate an entire pie on a bet. He’s a hell of a guy. Collin likes you, and wants to be your friend.
Andrew Holmgren, comedian, is a sharp-shooting merrymaker, hardboiled in the San Francisco Bay, that finds utmost joy in disseminating his humor across the country. One-part noble knave, one-part calming confidence man, and one-part evergreen mocker, Holmgren speaks with frank sarcasm and idyllic crassness. A budding star, Andrew Holmgren has performed at the San Francisco Punch Line, Noise Pop Festival, the International Hemp and Cannabis Festival, San Francisco Indie Fest, San Francisco Comedy Day, and the Sacramento Comedy Festival (earning the Best of Fest award). Also, he has opened for the reputable Will Franken and Moshe Kasher and curates the popular Get Yucked Up comedy showcase under Bay Area comedy outfit, Sylvan Productions, of which he serves as producer/artist. While supremely confident, the jokester remains humble, grinding and mining his craft nightly. Expectations are aptly high for Andrew Holmgren.
Will Frazier is a writer and comedian from Prairie City, Iowa. He has been performing since 2006. He has appeared in many local commercials and hosts a barbeque cooking show on Mediacom Channel 22. Will started his stand up comedy career in Los Angeles in 2010, he moved back to Iowa 2 years later just as Anything Improv was starting in Des Moines. Will was a student of the first improv class and has been performing with the group ever since. He can also be seen performing as a founding member of the local sketch comedy group “Dog and Pony Show”.
Mat-Alano Martin comes to comedy from the world of rock and roll, where he spent 10 years touring North America as an Americana singer-songwriter, opening for a who’s who of indie rockers and roots revivalists and occasionally headlining his own smaller, less well attended shows. With a comedic style that bridges the alternative sensibilities of his indie-rock background with the more mainstream views of his rural and blue collar youth, Alano-Martin has appeared at comedy clubs, punk rock dives, redneck roadhouses, casinos, colleges, living rooms and everywhere in between. Alano-Martin has appeared on the nationally syndicated The Bob & Tom Show and at Gilda’s LaughFest, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Sacramento Comedy Festival, The World Series of Comedy, Laugh in a Box Festival and Comcast’s “Look Who’s Laughing Now.”