Stand-up comic and Baton Rouge native Katie East will be a part of Stand-Up NOLA: An Evening of New Orleans Comedy at 8 p.m. Friday at the Joy Theater, 1200 Canal St., New Orleans.
East will perform her brand of delightfully dark humor. East, who got her comedy start in New York City, will provide her odd observations and shocking true stories.
The one-night-only event also will offer performances by five more Louisiana comedians: Matt Owens, Leon Blanda, Joe Cardosi, Mary Devon Dupuy and Andrew Polk. DJ Doug Funnie will perform throughout the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.
“I think some of the best stand-up talents in the country are living and working right here in New Orleans. Four of the comedians on this May 8 bill were hand-selected by Louis CK to open for him at his two sold-out shows here at the Joy in 2014. Both shows sold out in a less than an hour of their announcement,” Owens, the show’s organizer and headliner, said. “I put this show together so locals can have another chance to see this New Orleans talent.”
East returned to Louisiana in 2012 after a five-year stint performing improv and stand-up comedy in New York City. In addition to opening for Louis CK at the Joy last fall, she has been featured in a Comedy Central television pilot with comic Patrice O’Neal and a popular Internet sketch which actor/singer Justin Timberlake shared on Twitter. East’s one-woman show, “Sick Girl,” has been produced at theaters in New York City, New Orleans and to a sold-out crowd at the Manship Theatre. While in New York, East was trained at Amy Poehler’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and has been a featured performer there. East now lives in New Orleans and performs stand-up around the Gulf Coast.
Tickets to Friday’s show are $20 and are available at (504) 528-9569 and www.thejoytheater.com.