Mike Geeter wants to make Lansing laugh again. With more than a decade of experience as a touring comedian and actor, he’s worked with some of the funniest people in the country at some of the biggest venues in Michigan. His company, SamRose Entertainment, named after his parents, is ready to bring that talent to Lansing.
“There are 11 million people in the state that need to laugh,” the 54-year-old Oakland County native said. “Comedy is transformative. It brings everyone together, and I think Lansing could benefit from that.”
SamRose Entertainment’s new monthly comedy series at UrbanBeat in Old Town kicks off Tuesday (May 30) with a Ladies’ Night. The event will feature an all-female lineup of stand-up comedians.
“This is still a male-dominated field, so we want to create a show that elevates everyone — especially women and their comedic talent,” Geeter said.
Ladies’ Night features the following funny ladies:
Melanie Hearn: A fast-rising talent, Detroit-born Melanie Hearn has been sweeping the scene as the winner of the Jumpstart Your Comedy Career Contest at Joey’s Comedy Shop in Detroit, the winner of the Big Money Contests at Laff Tracks Comedy Club in Novi and a finalist in the Woodward Comedy Competition. She’s performed across the country and opened for big comedians like Mike Bonner. She’s known around town for her versatile mix of realism and sass. As the evening’s headliner, Hearn is sure to have audience members laughing all night long.
Johanna Medranda: Medranda’s in-your-face comedy style stems from her Peruvian upbringing, heartbreak and bowel movements. The metro Detroit-based comedian is a Laughfest Roast Battle finalist, she’s performed at Bricks & Bridges Comedy Festival and StoopFest 2019, and she’s opened for comedians like Liza Treyger, Stavros Halkias, Nicole Aimée Schreiber and Brody Stevens. When she isn’t performing, she’s the co-founder of Honorary Mentions Comedy Productions and a producer for 313 Comedy and The Independent Comedy Club.
Robyn Gilleran: This Detroit-based comedian, actress and model has a lot to say about growing up, motherhood and life in general. Gilleran has performed on stages across the country and at festivals such as Gilda’s LaughFest in Grand Rapids, The Traverse City Comedy Fest and the Detroit Women in Comedy Festival. She’s sure to catch you off guard and wil be truly unforgettable as the evening’s host.
Presale tickets are available for $10 at UrbanBeat’s website. Tickets will also be available for $15 the day of the show. Audience members are encouraged to get to the venue early to secure a seat for the show. UrbanBeat will be offering specialty cocktails, savory snacks and beer for purchase all night long.
For more information on this event and future comedy nights, like Geeter’s June 27 headlining show, follow SamRose Entertainment on Facebook and Instagram, @samroseentertainment.
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