Capitol Comedy 

Capitol Comedy hits the entire political spectrum with equal fervor. The 6 member cast consists of actors as well as singers with Hollywood, regional theater, and off Broadway experience. Each performer can channel the persona of political and public figures while drawing on particular mannerisms. Additionally, Capitol Comedy include multi-media aspects to each production through cartoon caricatures of such public and political characters. Every performance is sharp, tasteful, timely, and is intended purely for enjoyment by all sides.

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REVIEWS:

 

"From ridiculous to hilarious, Capitol Comedy nails it with sidesplitting stupidity and uproarious humor. This quirky, eccentric production puts the spotlight on a witty, waggish Washington as it dissects today’s real Comedy Central right here in D.C."

 

Elaine Mura, L.A. Splash 10/6/21

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"What raises this show above the amiability of its attack are the excellent ensemble performers, all who play multiple roles. There is Daniel Amerman as a geniality personified Joe Biden; Shefali Deshpande as a beleaguered but game Kamala Harris; Cristina Florez as a dynamic dancing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Joy Mamey as a delightfully pompous Mitch McConnell, and best of all Aaron Matijasic as a bombastic Bernie Sanders and a sardonic Jeff Bezos. The show is entertaining, laugh-out-loud fun."

Morna Murphy Martell, Theatre Spoken Here  10/14/21

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"Like a comic variety show, "Biden My Time" features sketches, song parodies and videos. The actors do excellent impressions of their subjects—especially Aaron Matijasic as Bernie Sanders and Sarah Oliver as Mitch McConnell. Bella Gil as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a musical theater star. Alivia Long is a dancing, singing Kamala Harris. Travis Joe Dixon plays a befuddled Joe Biden."

Laura Foti Cohen, Larchmont Buzz  10/20/21

https://www.larchmontbuzz.com/featured-stories-larchmont-village/theater-review-biden-my-time/

"Capitol Comedy is a new troupe of exceptionally talented singers and impressionists, brought together by writer, director, producer Nicholas Zill. I would suspect you will be hearing about and having the chance to see more of Capital Comedy in the future.  When the time comes, you won't want to miss them."

Carol Kaufman Segal, Carol's Culture Corner  10/20/21

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 Videos

Performers

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DANIEL AMERMAN

(Joe Biden) Theater: BoomerMania (El Portal), Invisible (3D Theatricals), WindChimes (Company of Angels), Down In the Face of God (The Vagrancy), The Swing of the Sea (Domino One), Assistants (LA Fringe), Gideon and the Blundersnorp (LA Fringe). TV/Film: “Arrested Development”, “The Office”, “Glee”, “Awkward”, “CSI:NY”, Face2Face. Voice Over: League of Legends, Final Fantasy VII, 3 out of 4 ninja turtles at one point or another (Raphael is my white whale). Training: Yale University. www.Daniel-Amerman.com

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SHEFALI DESHPANDE

Kamala Harris) is an actress, singer, and songwriter based in Los Angeles. She has written and released multiple pop/R&B singles, performed at Staples Center, and worked on the music for the ALLBLK TV show Double Cross. Shefali starred in the web series The Fob and I, featured on the BBC and NBC News. She has also appeared in commercials for Salesforce (on rotation during the Olympics!), AT&T (with Lebron!), Uber, Snapchat, and more. BA: USC, Political Science & Musical Theatre. www.Shefali.me

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TRAVIS JOE DIXON

(Joe Biden, Anti-vax pitchman) Favorite THINGS: dogs, brain games, hiking. STAGE ROLES: a roller skating Snoopy in You’re a Good Man…, a tap dancing Swan in Cannibal: The Musical, a spastic Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened…. TELEVISION: policing on Black-ish, dying on NCIS, distracting on Holey Moley, dealing on My Crazy Ex, flashing on True Blood. FACT: winning Wipeout paid for college. ACHIEVEMENT: “Eric Cartman in a box” voice.  More at www.TravisJoeDixon.com.

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CRISTINA FLOREZ

(Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Choreographer) is a Bronx-born, West Coast-raised Colombian and Puerto Rican dancer, singer, actress and spoken-word artist based in LA. She trained her whole life as a dancer and now works with various artists on movement direction and specifically enjoys helping women feel more in touch with their sensuality and femininity through dance. Favorite stage credits as an actress include Pocahontas, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, MotherFu**er With The Hat and Romeo and Juliet. @cristinaflorez_

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BELLA GIL

(Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) studied musical theatre at OCSA graduating in 2019. At 18 years old she played Maria in Moonlight Amphitheater’s production of West Side Story. Her performance landed her a San Diego Critics Circle Award nomination. Stage credits include: A Chorus Line (Diana Morales), Sweeney Todd (Johanna), She Loves Me: In Concert (Amalia), The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Rosa Bud), The Secret Garden (Lily), Bye Bye Birdie (Kim), Follies (Young Phyllis), Beauty and the Beast (Belle.) FILM: Tattoo (Travis Mills, Girlfriends Band), 2nd Star (Jameson Mitchell), Princess Perplexity (YouTube series.) She is a Musical Theatre West Footlighters Scholarship Winner 2019. She is represented by KMR Talent for film and theatre. www.bellagil.com

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ALIVIA LONG

(Kamala Harris) is an actor, singer originally from Chesapeake, VA. She received an MFA from East 15 Acting School. Stage credits include Clybourne Park (Francine/Lena), Three Sisters (Masha), The Snow Queen (Mrs. Fyn/Lily), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nick Bottom). She was recently nominated for Best Actress at the Top Indie Film Awards for her role in the short film “Q Mommas.”. www.alivialong.com

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JOY MAMEY

(Mitch McConnell, Rachel Maddow) is an actor, writer, comedian & director. Her sketches have been produced on the Comedy Central Stage, WhoHaha.com and the Second City Hollywood and she was featured in the NBC Universal Showcase. Joy teaches improv and has performed at every LA improv venue including Impro Studio in shows like "Aaron Sorkin: Improvised" and performs on the Twitch channel Outpost 13. Other favorite credits include Susan in "[title of show]". Follow @joymamey for more.

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AARON MATIJASIC

(Bernie Sanders, Jeff Bezos) was once a nice midwestern boy from Ohio before he was mercifully corrupted by the siren song of the godless coastal elites from Southern California. Theater: Sex and the Musical (LA Fringe Festival), Phantom of the Paradise (The Roxy), The Beastly Bombing (Steve Allen Theater), Stupid Songs (Rockwell Table & Stage), Invasion! The Musical (Hudson Theater). In the pre-pandemic times, Aaron’s original holiday show A Harmony Boys Christmas at the Broadwater Theater in Hollywood won LA Stage Scene awards for Outstanding Production, Direction, and Ensemble. He can also occasionally be seen talking to a CGI lizard in national spots for Geico. BFA: University of Southern California (School of Cinematic Arts). 

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LAUREN O'BRIEN

(video interviewee Loreen Loomis) is a comedian and impressionist based in Los Angeles. She has appeared on America's Got Talent, Dana Carvey's First Impressions, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Lauren's viral video "Celebrities Stuck in Traffic" was featured on the TODAY Show. She has toured nationally and opened for Kevin Nealon, Arsenio Hall, and others. She was selected to perform at SF Sketchfest, Chicago's Funny Women Festival, and the Westside Comedy Showdown. Lauren trained at The Groundlings and Westside Comedy Theater.

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SARAH OLIVER

(Mitch McConnell) is a writer, actress, and spaghetti enthusiast living in LA.  She is proud to be a Second City Hollywood Conservatory and Director’s Program Graduate.  She spent the pandemic finishing the UCLA extension program for screenwriting. She currently co-hosts 'Mythunderstood" a comedy/educational podcast with her best friend and writing partner, Paul Bianchi.

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JOSH ODSESS-RUBIN

(Bernie Sanders, Jeff Bezos, Republican speech consultant) hails from Los Angeles where his recent TV credits include Hacks on HBO Max and Physical on AppleTV+.  Josh has appeared on stages from California to Maine, including South Coast Repertory, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Portland Stage, American Stage, Cygnet Theatre, A Noise Within, Boston Court, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare, Yale Repertory, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Shakespeare Orange County, Coachella Valley Rep, Sierra Rep, FringeNYC, Dixon Place, and Ars Nova.  BA: Yale.  MFA: UC Irvine.  Improv: Upright Citizens.  www.joshorubin.com