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Berkeley Playhouse
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Smarty-pants satirist Johnny Steele announces an All Pro lineup for his 2nd Annual New Years Eve Week Hilarity Hoedown & Jocularity Jamboree. Joining Johnny this year are the hilarious comedy duo Geoff Bolt & Michael O’Brian, and The Meehan Brothers. Bolt and O’Brian are veteran voice and TV commercial actors with over a thousand voice commercials each. The two are regulars on NPR’s West Coast Live as the wacky travel guides Carl & Karl. Bolt is well known for his series of Toyota commercials with former 49er Steve Young and has appeared on the Young Comedian’s Special on HBO. Steve Young is not funny and therefore will not be performing. The outrageous high-energy sketch team The Meehan Brothers have snagged outstanding reviews at both The SF Sketchfest, and The Improv Olympics in Los Angeles. Their show Momma’s Boys was also a smash it in SF theaters. Michael Meehan, who has appeared on Comedy Central, the Dennis Miller Show, and at the HBO Workspace in Los Angeles, will also perform stand up comedy. Steele, former host of shows at both LIVE 105 and KRON/Bay TV, and former winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, will be the MC and ringmaster. Never one to shy away from controversial topics he says of Bush’s handling of the Iraq war: “I have a better exit strategy when I visit Ikea.” The Hoedown, which Steele describes as Prairie Home Companion whacked out on six cups of coffee or Ed Sullivan with an aneurism, features stand up comedy, sketches, music, and hi jinks galore. This show sold out last year.

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