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Sarah Aswell is a humor writer whose work has appeared in places like The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, National Lampoon, MAD Magazine, Splitsider, Funny or Die, and Reductress. An alum of the Big Sky Comedy Festival, she was a runner-up for the Indy’s Best Comedian of 2017 and 2018, and Thrillist named her the Best Undiscovered Comic in Montana.
Rochelle Cote is a Portland-based comedian and devoted single parent to Harriet, her BEAUTIFUL cat. Growing up with six older siblings and a crippling inability to keep her mouth shut, she was fated to a comedy career-- one that began in Missoula, Montana and followed the Hipster Oregon Trail here to ol’ Rip City. Rochelle produces her own showcase, Cote’s Comedy Collusion in Missoula, where she took this year's top place at the Homegrown Comedy Competition. Here on the coast, you may have seen her featured on the Allies' Showcase of the Portland Queer Comedy Festival. She'll soon be your favorite little buddy.
Michael Beers has been performing as a stand up comic footer a dozen years. He started out doing small gigs at open mics in Missoula, Montana, getting stage time between hundreds of college bands you’ve probably never heard of and whose members will probably become accountants once they sober up after college. He then graduated to more glamorous gigs playing, mostly his own family reunions. Michael is currently traveling around the country, performing at clubs, schools and conferences. Michael is the 2017 winner of the Montana Comedy Competition, He was the winner of the 2012 FunyFest talent search in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Michael also won the Norman G. Brooks comedy competition at the Hollywood Improv in 2005 and was the winner of the 2003 Brickwall amateur comedy competition in Spokane, WA. A large portion Michael’s act is based on his own life growing up in Montana with his mother and three his sisters, their dogs, and a disability.
Charley Macorn is a comedian, writer, journalist, and general weirdo from Missoula, Montana. They have performed across the country to the delight of audiences everywhere. Most audiences anyway; some people weren't having any of it. Named the second best local Twitter account by readers of the Missoula Independent, Charley also served as the beloved alt-weekly's third-string film critic until it sadly closed its doors this year. An alumna of the Portland Queer Comedy Festival, Charley is dedicated to making the world a better place. Follow along at charleymacorn.com, won't you?
John Howard is the director and founder of Missoula’s HomeGrown Comedy. He hosts a monthly open-mic show and an annual competition for local comedians, as well as writing and performing workshops to mentor emerging comics. John Has performed all over the United States, providing much needed laughter. From New York to L.A., and everywhere in between, John has delighted audiences with his high-energy, slice-of-life humor. John was named winner of the 2013 and 2015 Funnyfest in Calgary. Currently, John is focused on helping local businesses improve communication and build a successful work environment, while having fun. He hopes to enrich the community by giving everyone a chance to experience the joy of comedy.
Arts & Economic Prosperity 5
Arts Missoula teamed up with Americans for the Arts to study the economic impact of the arts in Missoula. Read the full report here.download our pdf
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