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Murder Abbey at Comedy Central

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Highbrow/Lowbrow!  Tuesday, April 15, 2014 / Show begins at 8:00pm 

Have high tea & audition porn stars with "Murder Abbey" & "True Hustle" in this hour of critically acclaimed comedy!

Comedy Central Stage at the Hudson
cross street Hudson Avenue between Highland and Vine 
Absolutely Free Reservations Required 
To RSVP, please call 323.960.5519 
Street and Lot Parking Available 

Murder Abbey
Written and Performed by Kate Hess
Directed by Andrew Secunda (The Goldbergs)

UCB's Kate Hess mashes up Downton Abbey, Agatha Christie mysteries, and adds a dash of syphilis to form the silly, irreverent and charming Masterpiece Theatre parody Murder Abbey. June Thomas of Slate calls it "a cri de coeur!" and Edge says it's "An absolute must-see. Hilarious. Kate Hess is a delight." LAWeekly, Time Out, LAist, Los Angeles Magazine, and NPR all say Keep Calm and Visit Murder Abbey! 
 
True Hustle
Performed By: Marie Lively
Written by: Marie Lively and Annie Mebane
Directed by: Annie Mebane(M.J. Fox Show, Community)

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Kate Hess is a comedy writer & sketch performer at UCB Theatre in Los Angeles. View Kate's full performer page & upcoming shows here: http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/8521

Murder Abbey, written and performed by Kate Hess at UCB in New York and L.A. was named one of the top Downton Abbey parodies in The Daily Beast and called a "cri-de-coeur" by June Thomas of Slate. Murder Abbey has been recommended by WhereLA Magazine, LAI'mYours.com, LAist, The New York Times and Time Out New York. At UCB in New York she was a member of the UCB Maude team Neighbor Boy and also wrote and starred in the The Palin Family All Star Revue and Election Spectacular and We Kate Shelly. She has also performed in the semi improvised play Gravid Water with Jason Sudeikis and Scott Adsit. She trained in long form improvisation at UCB and studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Her videos have appeared on Funny or Die, College Humor and Channel 101. In 2010 her lifelong dream came true when she appeared on Law and Order: SVU with Ice-T (and met Coco!!!). She's also appeared in a Comedy Central promo with Mike Birbiglia, on the sitcom Love, Inc. and in Children's Hospital. Pease visit her on twitter @kate_hess because she is obsessed with it.
 

Murder Abbey was named one of the "Six Best Downton Abbey Spoofs" by The Daily Beast alongside SNL's "Fancy Entourage" and Jimmy Fallons "Downton Sixby"

Full article is here including an interview!

More press......

"A cri de coeur on a par with Donna Martin Graduates!" --June Thomas, Culture Critic, Slate

"A great spoof!" and "very very funny"  --LAImYours.com

"Loved the show! Very versatile acting. Hope Fellowes will cast you to replace Matthew, Sybil, and eventually Isis." --Seth Stevenson, Slate

"The funny, silly character performer Kate Hess's solo show skewers mannered British period dramas, Downton Abbey among them" --Time Out NY

"Recommended!" --WhereLA Magazine

 

Bio

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Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Performer Page: http://losangeles.ucbtheatre.com/talent/view/8521

Kate Hess was raised on an island in the Pacific Northwest but possesses none of the interest in the outdoors that such an upbringing would suggest. She prefers to stay inside with her true loves; television costume dramas, mystery novels, and talking in funny voices. In 2012 these loves combined when she created her one lady Masterpiece Theatre parody Murder Abbey which ran at the UCB in N.Y. and L.A.

Murder Abbey was named one of the top Downton Abbey parodies in The Daily Beast and called a "cri-de-coeur" by June Thomas of Slate. Murder Abbey was recommended by WhereLA Magazine, LAI'mYours.com, LAist, The New York Times and Time Out New York. In New York she was a member of the UCB Maude team Neighbor Boy and also wrote and starred in the The Palin Family All Star Revue and Election Spectacular and We Kate Shelly which Time Out NY called "silly, adroit and unique all at once". She has also performed in Gravid Water with Jason Sudeikis and Scott Adsit. She trained in long form improvisation at UCB and studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Her videos have appeared on Funny or Die, College Humor and Channel 101. In 2010 her lifelong dream came true when she appeared on Law and Order: SVU with Ice-T (and met Coco!!!). She's also appeared in a Comedy Central promo with Mike Birbiglia, on the sitcom Love, Inc. and in Children's Hospital
Pease visit her on twitter @kate_hess because she is obsessed with it.

 

 

 

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"She’s funny, she’s quirky and more so she is downright talented, and make sure you loosen your corset for her show because it will make you bust some stitches.

"Murder Abbey" is an absolute must-see, it is hilarious, charming and highly impressive. Kate Hess is a delight to watch and you definitely need to take a trip to the English countryside to see her... especially since murder is on the menu. - Edge Los Angeles

"Hold on to your petticoat for a loving takedown of Masterpiece-esque dramas. UCB's Kate Hess writes and performs in this solo show, set in a Downton Abbey-like estate, as the costumed comedian desconstructs a metric ton of TV tropes and Britishisms." - Time Out Los Angeles

“The funny, silly character performer Kate Hess’s solo show skewers mannered British period dramas, Downton Abbey among them.” - Time Out New York

“A cri-de-coeur on par with Donna Martin graduates!”-June Thomas, Culture Critic, Slate.com

“I agree!” -Tori Spelling

"Silly, adroit and unique all at once" --Time Out New York

Kate Hess talks about creating "Murder Abbey" and starring in "Smoked" on NPR's "Weekday" Listen here!

Murder Abbey was named one of the "Six Best Downton Abbey Spoofs" by The Daily Beast alongside SNL's "Fancy Entourage" and Jimmy Fallons "Downton Sixby" Full article is here including an interview!

"Loved the show! Very versatile acting. Hope Fellowes will cast Kate to replace Matthew, Sybil, and eventually Isis." --Seth Stevenson, Slate

"A great spoof!" and "very very funny"  --LAImYours.com

"Recommended!" --WhereLA Magazine

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http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2179273/

https://twitter.com/kate_hess

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