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A Roast of 2017 with Rana May and Phoebe Bottoms, with DJ Paper Sleeves
Rana May’s deadpan delivery, punk rock sensibility, and fascination with science make her comedy stand out like a shoe on a pizza. Rana was persuaded to try stand up comedy after doing “informational speeches” at backyard barbeques and in basements for a year or two. Her background is in social work, dog rescue, and used book stores, where deadpan is considered a strength.
Rana has been featured locally in the City Pages, Star Tribune, Minnesota Daily, MPR, and was picked as one of five comics to watch in 2016 by Growler Magazine. You can see her performing all over the Twin Cities producing and hosting PSSY CTRL, Donut Party! or performing as a cast member for Boy Kisses Comedy Show. She’s opened for Maria Bamford, Kyle Kinane, Jonah Ray, Mary Mack, Tim Harmston, Neil Hamburger, and others.
Rana is the winner of the House of Comedy 2014 Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest and in 2015 performed in the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival, Chicago Comedy Exposition, Hell Yes Fest, and 10,000 Laughs.
Phoebe Bottoms is an LA-based comedian, writer and Henson-trained puppeteer. Phoebe started doing stand up in Minneapolis circa 2007 and since then has performed in a great variety of basements, dive bars and back rooms of restaurants. Phoebe has also been featured in festivals such as Bridgetown, LA Podfest, 10,000 Laughs, Akumal Comedy Festival, and the Jewish Humor Festival.
Phoebe has appeared in the Adult Swim series Decker and On Cinema at the Cinema. Bottoms was also the producer and booker of The Comedy Palace, which was named by Thrilledy as one of the Top 10 Best Underground Comedy Shows in LA. Other hodgepodge accolades include being a four time winner of the podcast Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, being selected to write for Tig Notaro’s Twitter account, and being the face of Minneapolis Metro Transit from 2015 to 2016.
DJ PAPER SLEEVES
Danny Sigelman is a DJ, writer, musician, and artist who has worked for Radio K, KFAI, 89.3 The Current, China Radio International, Secret Stash Records, and the Dakota Jazz Club. His fascination with music and pop culture forges his insight in reviewing live music. Danny lives in Minneapolis. Follow him on Twitter: @paper_sleeves