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Kelly Collette & Keith Bender

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



Co-Headliner: Kelly Collette

Co-Headliner: Keith Bender

Keith Bender:

From classroom cutup to comedy club stages, or his numerous USO Tours entertaining The Armed Forces of which he, himself, proudly served, Chicago native and Army Veteran, Keith Bender has transitioned from the frontlines to punchlines with his quick-witted and insightful comedic rants and has become one of the most sought-after comedians today.

Kelly Collette:

She has been a finalist on CMT’s Next Big Comic, and tours clubs and colleges throughout the country. Her jokes have been featured on Pandora and Sirius XM, and in a segment for NPR.

She has performed at the prestigious Limestone Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laughfest and The Lucielle Ball Comedy Festival. She is featured on the CD from Lucyfest called “Live From Jamestown”. She headlined the 2019  Super Dope Comedy Festival.

Kelly toured with The Nobodies of Comedy, a national theatre tour of comedians you should know. She will be performing at Gilda’s Laugh Fest in 2019 as part of the selected “Best of The Midwest” showcase.Kelly is also a featured emcee and storyteller. She has emceed for the Cincinnati Reds and has been a storyteller for “Cincy Storytellers” where you can hear her story on Soundcloud. She also produces a monthly standup storytelling show called “Truth Serum”.Kelly’s writing has been published for Bust Magazine. In 2016 she wrote, produced and directed a parody play called “Reservoir Dames”. This all-female adaptation of “Reservoir Dogs” sold out and gained national attention. Her original play “Bloody Mary” (a horror comedy) debuted at the Know Theatre in 2020. She recently partnered with Gorilla Cinema and Pan American Airlines and wrote a script for an immersive 1960s pop up cocktail experience that is traveling the country.Kelly spoke at the 2020 Ohio Women’s March and was the keynote speaker for Empower Her, a women empowerment event at Cleveland State University.She was just named Cincinnati’s Best Local Comedian by CityBeat/Cincinnati Magazine.


August 14
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Funny Bone Columbus


Funny Bone Columbus
145 Easton Town Ctr
Columbus, OH 43219 United States
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