Ha! is the creation of LA-based writer/producer Michelle Wendt, who has had plenty of dealings with comedians, both professionally and personally. So she put together a musical that exposes all the onstage and backstage stereotypes and politics most people rarely see.
Emcee Kevin Farley takes the audience by the hand and introduces them to all the types like The Shock Comic, The Girl Comic, The Ethnic Comics, the Open Mikers. Each has a backstory and a musical number that sets up their place in the pecking order and what they have to deal with in this business. I'm a little flattered/horrified that the Chucklefucker character just happens to also run a blog, but hey, I'm 100% happy that term is being passed into the general lingo.
In addition to Farley, the show stars comedians with experience ranging from Broadway to college theater to singing in the shower - Bill Dawes, Christian Finnegan, Big Jay Oakerson, Casey Balsham, Luis J Gomez, Gibran Saleem, Shawn Pearlman, Alyse Kenny, Paul Shissler and Charles McBee.
You can catch Ha! at Stage 72 at the Triad Theater Aug 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7, with special performances from the incredible Bridget Everett Aug 3 & 7. You can snag your tix for only $10 if you use code CASEY or LEGION at checkout.