What do you do when you're stuck on an ostrich chasing a lion while being chased by a seahorse?? ….Get your drunk ass off that carousel!
When I moved to the Twin Cities I was looking for opportunities to work, specifically in comedy. I was sad to discover no one was producing the kind of work I wanted to perform. Improv, sketch, and theatre communities were separated and I wanted to find a home with all three venues. Enter Catherine Hansen. She brought the founding members together with a goal of producing one monthly installment of a show that would be funny and female driven. We all put our heads together that afternoon and Smartmouth was born. I love this community, I love this work, and my heart is overjoyed every time I hear our audience’ laughter. I will never stop working to create opportunities for women. I will never stop working to make people laugh. Smartmouth is my home.
Kelliann Kary is a founding producer of Smartmouth Comedy. She graduated from the Peck School of the Arts with a BFA in Acting in 2012 and moved to the Twin Cities shortly after. Though her degree is in performance much of Kary’s talent lies in writing. She has written several shows for the Minnesota Fringe Festival earning the audience pick in 2014. Kary’s most recent work was written with fellow founder Audrey Callerstrom and produced as Smartmouth Comedy’s very first full length play. Kary has devoted much of her work to creating opportunities for women and the great pursuit of making others laugh.