Hailing from Queens, New York, Dougie Almeida spent most of his adult life as a corporate presenter for one of the largest financial planning firms in the country. His specialty was taking lifeless insurance presentations and transforming them into works of comic art. In his spare time, he fought as an ISKA Heavyweight Muay Thai Kick boxer, retiring at 10-0 and earning the title “Always Dangerous”. So, what do you get when you cross an inventive corporate executive with a retired kick boxer? A stand-up comedian, of course!
Winner of Improv’s New Faces of Comedy & participant in Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, SLO Comedy Festival & Boston Comedy Festival & Semi Finalist in Cleveland Comedy Festival 2013, Laughlin Laughfest 2014 & World Series of Comedy Main Event 2015. Prior to taking the stage, Dougie gauges his audience, reaches into his vault and prepares his onslaught of humor. Once on stage, he delivers blow after blow of hilarity, hitting the audience with punch line after punch line. His wit and stage presence is second to none. One thing is always certain – Dougie Almeida will KNOCK YOU OUT! Dougie Almeida is Always Funny, Always Professional, and yes, Always Dangerous.
Feature: Trish Keating
Trish's style of comedy is one part social satire, two parts personal pain and most parts attitude! After serving eight years of hard time in Catholic school, Trish eventually made parole and saw the need to share her quick wit and sarcasm with the world! Following in the footsteps of her comedy idols; Paula Poundstone, Joan Rivers and Diane Ford, Trish likes to rev up her own brand of minted sarcasm onstage regularly across the country. Trish began her comedy career performing daily at Universal Studios, then onto Chicago to workshop with the legendary Uta Hagen. Trish soon studied improv with Del Close at Second City, and continued to hone her skills on teams at The Annoyance and The Improv Olympic under Peter Gwinn and Charna Halpern as well as at The Playground with Joe Bill and Mick Napier. Appearances in various film and television productions followed including: E.R., Return to Me, Chicago Hope, and Early Edition as well as many other theatricals. Trish is happy to say she worked on Ocean's 11 and basically got paid to stalk George Clooney! Trish is a theatre teacher and adjunct professor, "It's like teaching the cast of Glee - on steroids", and performs regularly at clubs and colleges across the state and beyond. Trish was a divisional finalist for the Boston Comedy Festival and for the "Florida's Funniest Comedy Competition". A three-time featured performer at the annual Tampa Bay Comedy Festival, "The Teacher's Lounge Comedy Show" at The Tampa Improv, "The Divine Divas of Comedy Show" and "Two Cougars and a House Cat Show" at the Orlando Comedy Festival. Trish is currently touring with "Rhonda Shear's PJ Comedy Show". A frequent on-air guest for pod cast, radio, Orlando's The Daily Buzz and the Daytime morning show in Tampa. Trish has performed for corporations including Time Warner, Deloitte, Marriott and the Westchester Ad Awards Gala in New York. In addition to films and television, Trish is an experienced stage actress and was nominated by for a STAR award for Best Supporting Actress as Blanche in "Brighton Beach Memoirs" at the Francis Wilson Theater. An active arts advocate, she earned a Masters degree from Florida State University in theatre, and is a theatre director and freelance writer. Trish loves to improv with her audience and makes each show unique. Appeared with such talents as Kathleen Madigan, Wanda Sykes, Jay Mohr, Richard Lewis, Wendy Liebman, Judy Tenuta, DL Hughley, Diane Ford, Roz G., Alonzo Bodden, Victoria Jackson, Maryellen Hooper, Jeff Dunham, Robert Schimmel and George Wallace.Find Trish Keating video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVzzX1nYKC4