Let’s laugh! Because everyone needs a good laugh right about now. And there are plenty of hilarious local comedians that will have you cracking up! Let’s hope comedy clubs open again soon. Here’s our 5 local comedians you need to know!
Matt Light is one of the hottest comedians in the industry today. He takes every topic and twists them on their head with the perfect mix of charm and tell-it-like-it-is attitude. Light recently won best Pittsburgh comedian of the year, making it 4 years in a row. Now in remission from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, Matt’s new outlook to make people laugh at life and death, and enjoy the silly observations with what comes with it, is contagious when he’s on stage. Catch Matt at the Goat Fest Comedy Festival May 29th at JB’s Roadside Bar & Grille in Tarentum!
Sex, Drugs and Indie Rock N Roll: Paige Polesnak is a exceptionally sharp joke writer and an effortlessly charming performer. Her act is a whirlwind of misadventure, misdirection and mischief. She’s taken her hilarious stand up on the road plenty of times, including the Girls Who Wear Glasses Tour, which hit 6 different cities in 8 nights. Now that’s rock n roll comedy! For her latest gigs visit her Facebook page here.
Cassi Bruno was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She attended Pittsburgh’s CAPA, a performing arts high school, and graduated from Point Park University. She’s been doing stand-up since she was 21 years old and has traveled to places like New York, Cleveland, and New Orleans to perform. Cassie describes her comedy as “observational storytelling that may contain descriptions of my dog’s nipples.” Because of changes in the world due to Covid-19, Cassi has been collaborating with other comedians via social media to make content. Follow Cassi on Instagram to check her out!
Andrew Hilary turned a childhood of being bullied into an adulthood of bullying himself in a routine that’s been described as a “one man roast battle.” When he’s not on stage, you can find him on the streets looking for stray cats to pet, or as the host of the podcast The Worst Week Yet. Check out his podcast here!
Bentley started her comedy career on a sketch comedy public access tv show called Off Da Grill. Samantha played a character named Crazy Cakes which taped into her love for improv. While building her character on the show she tried her hand at stand-up. Since then Samantha was named Pittsburgh’s Best Comedian several times over. Her comedic style is relatable and off the cuff, covering subjects about herself, friends, and family. Samantha has performed all over the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding areas, opening for Eddie Griffin, Tony Roberts, Gary Owen and Michael Blackson. She was also part of the Black Women of Comedy festival. Samantha Bentley will soon be a household name.This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.