AMANDA COHEN is nobody’s mom! She’s a fearless FUNNY woman who has rocked countless comedy stages all across North America with her hilarious view of middle age that is relatable for any age. She has performed at the Improv and The Comedy Store in LA, and she studied improvisation and sketch writing at Chicago’s Second City Conservatory before becoming part of the LA comedy scene in 2017. She can currently be seen in the film CLOWN & OUT and heard in the film REDVILLE.
DARED, which was the highest viewed Series on YouTube, and FREE LUNCH EXPRESS, which WON #BEST COMEDY at the BERLIN and TORONTO FILM Festivals, and LOVE WITHOUT HAIRS, which can be seen on Amazon Prime. GAYCISM is a wonderful film awaiting release, where Elaine plays an INTER-FAITH Preacher who marries a Gay Couple of different races. Other famed credits include 4 MEL BROOKS FILMS, DRACULA DEAD, AND LOVING IT, ROBIN HOOD: MEN IN TIGHTS, LOVE STINKS, AND SPACEBALLS. Elaine has just finished shooting a Horror Movie, DRACULA: Bride of Horror, so there is the full DRACULA spectrum from comedy to horror! Recently, Elaine has authored her BOOK: HOW TO WRITE A BOOK CAMP ELAINE STYLE with OREO.
Jeff is the co-host of the Who Did It First Podcast. He’s been seen on season 5 of the FX show “You’re The Worst.” He’s also been seen in the Amazing Johnathan documentary on Hulu.
Jeff has won both the San Diego & Minneapolis satellites of the World Series of Comedy & made the Final 9, out of over 400 entrants, at the national competition in Las Vegas. He also recently taped his first hour long comedy special at The Main in Newhall and it will be released in 2023.
In addition to being a comic he is also the director and producer of the Comedy documentary “Bert Kreischer: I Am The Machine.”
She currently lives and travels in her Winnebago RV w her cat, Blackjack. Her kids have decided she is either having a midlife crisis or is very “on trend!”
After graduating (Phi Beta Kappa, ahem) from Cornell, Richard headed for the Big Apple, where, in addition to performing in a score of plays Off-Off-(Off)-Broadway, he partnered with composer Stephen Flaherty (RAGTIME, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, SEUSSICAL), writing songs which he performed on the NYC cabaret circuit, at such clubs as Don’t Tell Mama and The West Bank Café. While in NY, he also appeared on the daytime dramas AS THE WORLD TURNS and GUIDING LIGHT.
After moving to the City of Angels, Richard continued to appear onstage in numerous 99-Seat productions, as well as in the West Coast premiere of JOINED AT THE HEAD at the Pasadena Playhouse, working with such notables as Debbie Allen and Matthew Barney along the way. He was an original cast member/co-creator of the long-running hit, GRANDMA SYLVIA’S FUNERAL.
His early film and television experiences include THE ADDAMS FAMILY, with Raul Julia and Angelica Huston, as well as 1st AND TEN, with… O.J. Simpson (!). To date, Richard has appeared in over 100 feature films and prime-time episodics, , from THE GOLDEN GIRLS (in which he first came to the public’s attention as “Young Stan”) to his recurring role on CBS’ THE AGENCY. Other notable appearances include THE WEST WING, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE and the pilot episode of THIS IS US. Current and forthcoming features include VHYES, produced by Tim Robbins, and THE PROM, with James Corden and Meryl Streep.
In addition to his onscreen work, Richard has worked extensively with improv and sketch comedy groups on both coasts, and for many years performed his unique brand of stand-up at such clubs as THE ICE HOUSE and THE COMEDY STORE, and for such organizations as True Majority and The World Can’t Wait. He is a member of L.A.’s oldest storytelling collective, The Story Salon, and regularly performed his original stories around Los Angeles at the Bang Comedy Theatre, the Fake Gallery, and Every Picture Tells a Story, among other venues.
Also offscreen, Richard has contributed the voices for such roles as “Grandpa Splaat,” in the series, ROBOSPLAAT (by the creators of RUGRATS). His dubbing skills have been employed for many Netflix features and series, as well as for feature films from Russia, China, Norway, Italy, etc.
In 2012, he launched his production company, Misery Loves Co., whose inaugural production was his multi-media one-man show, SMALL PARTS, which previewed to unanimous acclaim and returned as part of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival, and a subsequent run at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood. See it here.
In 2016, in response to the Presidential election, Richard formed the Creatives Collective Corps., dedicated to creating internet content to promote political and social change through work that is funny/provocative/enlightening. To date, the Collective has produced several videos, which can be viewed on its YouTube channel.
He is currently in production for his original short film, THE MIRACLE OF YOU, and recently revived the script-reading salon he founded in the 90s, The Drama Club, with a benefit Zoom performance of their inaugural reading, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?, which raised funds for The Center for Disaster Philanthropy. See The Drama Club’s Facebook page here.
who was discovered at Second City Chicago while taking Improv classes with her children.
Her background is in Corporate Events and Finance working with C-Suite Executives. After recent events she changed her name to Susie Sitcom, as a dedication to stand up comedy and as reminder to not take life too seriously!
When Susie Sitcom is not performing stand up comedy, she is exploring food stands and volunteering throughout LA with her children, working events as a freelance producer, the comedy talent manager for Funny Media Group and a lifestyle model for CESD Models LA. Hollywood has been good to me so far!