GRA Live!

Jason Schommer




DECEMBER 8, 2018

doors 6:30 pm
show 7:30 pm

Back by popular demand for the sixth year in a row, Jason Schommer returns with a brand new hilarious and outrageous night of non-stop laughter!  “Happy Ha-Ha-Ha-lidays: What the Elf?!” celebrates the season with holiday-themed stand up comedy, Christmas music performed by Kelly Cordes, and an all new comedy sketch spoof of the classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” set in Little Falls starring Prudence from Bowlus (Jason Schommer), Robyn Gray, Gary Block, Susy Prosapio, Allen Riedeman, Laurie Koll, Rick Converse, Maria Warhol, Melissa Peterson, Steven Weiss and more!  Audiences will roar with laughter at “How the Grinch Stole Christmas in Little Falls” as they follow Prudence from Bowlus on Christmas Eve as she plots to steal Christmas from all those celebrating in Little Whofalls.  Will Prudence succeed or will Christmas be saved?  “Happy Ha-Ha-Ha-lidays: What the Elf?!” is a laugh-a-minute look at the holiday season and all of its joy and madness!  Do not miss this evening of seasonal cheer busting with wall to wall laughs and unexpected crazy moments including an ugly Christmas sweater contest!

Jason Schommer is a standup comedian, actor, director and storyteller who spent two years as the opening act for comedy legend Louie Anderson in Las Vegas and continues to tour with Louie regularly. Minnesota’s own comedy icon Louie Anderson says “Jason is funny, clever, smart, and on his way to the big time!”.  As a stand up comic Jason has performed all over the USA as well as Canada and for the US Military in Japan and has worked with such comedy superstars as Chris Kattan (Saturday Night LiveNight at the Roxbury), Josh Blue (Last Comic Standing champion), Judy Tenuta (Grammy Award Best Comedy Album), and Tim Meadows (Saturday Night LiveThe Ladies’ Man).  A regular performer at The Moth, Jason has won numerous Story Slam competitions and was invited to perform at the GrandSlam at The Fitzgerald Theatre in St. Paul in 2016 and most recently in 2018 at The Guthrie Theater.  Jason has worked in New York City for “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and for Richard Frankel Productions, a Tony Award winning Broadway Producer.   Jason has directed and acted in numerous productions including Disney’s Beauty and the BeastEvitaGreaseJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatThe Pajama GameMurder at the Howard Johnson’s, and Singin’ in the Rain.  Jason recently released his first live comedy album “Confessions of a Local Celebrity” and worked behind the scenes in Hollywood as a stand in for Louie Anderson in the FX television series Baskets

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