Bits N Pieces
Free Comedy Showcase in Long Beach
August 2010



Anniversary cake

Laugh-A-Latte celebrated its 3rd anniversary at the Hot Java Coffeehouse in Long Beach, CA on January 16th, 2010. Pictured above is the cake with a photo of last year's cake on it. It's a cake within a cake on a cake. Ken and Sergio (owners of Hot Java) are even wearing the same color shirts. Let's see how long we can keep that traditional going.

Hot Java owners and baristas, Ripples owner John, and the bakery went all out for this momentous occasion. The place was packed and we had a star studded line-up of comics. You're always guaranteed a full of evening of fun at Laugh-A-Latte.

The show takes place every third Saturday of the month and includes first-time comics as well as stand-up veterans from LOGO and Comedy Central. An always versatile gourmet blend of comedians perform to standing room only audiences for the price of a cup of coffee, a pastry or a sandwich. Laugh-A-Latte is produced and hosted by Carlease! a comic and an actress seen in commercials, TV shows and films such as The Terminal and In Her Shoes. She travels and hosts on Olivia Cruises as well as Pride Festivals all over the country.

Ken and Sergio say the locals look forward to the monthly comedy show and have started arriving an hour early to get a seat.

Come on down and LAUGH-A-LATTE on August 21, 2010.

Comics with Ken & Sergio

Ken Davis Laugh-A-Latte audience


2101 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Showtime 8PM

Carlease is back and
hosting this month!!

Our line up includes:
Paul Jacek
Mary Kennedy
Brent Levin
Amy Ashton
Wes Martens
Erin Schauer
Annie McKnight
Mel Kohl
Will Morton
Cathy Lewis
Sign Language Interpretation by Tom "Hot Fingers" O'Malley

Comic of the Month


Cathy Lewis

Laugh-A-Latte is so excited to have Cathy Lewis as our headliner this month. She is the host and producer of 3 shows at the Comedy Store and will be on LOGO this Sunday Aug. 22 at 6:30PM on ONE NIGHT STAND-UP filmed on location in San Francisco.
Come check her out live...Sheez Funny!!
Current Projects

National GEICO commercial
"A Bird in the Hand"
Click here to check it out on YouTube

If you missed the
"Picture Perfect"
episode of
it will re-air twice on
Saturday August 21, 2010

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Celebrity Sightings

David Dean Bottrell

Here I am with David Dean Bottrell after one of his stellar performances in the critically acclaimed STREEP TEASE at the Bang Theatre.
You may recognize him as Lincoln Meyers from Boston Legal. He is also a screenwriter (Kingdom Come) and author of one of the best blogs in town town. Check it out: Parts and Labor
You're never too old to have a
(and I don't mean the scary kind)

Bits N Pieces Productions introduces Stage Mom

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In This Issue
Comic of the Month
Current Projects
Celebrity Sightings
Introducing Stage Mom
2010 Show Dates
Ask Stage Mom
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Car - lease' (n.) - talent built to last; option to buy
Bits 'N Pieces Productions

2010 Shows

Every third Saturday of the month

August 21
September 18
October 16
November 20
December 18
8:00 PM

Ask Stage Mom
Dear Stage Mom,
I'm here on the west coast pursuing my career as an actress and filmmaker but I'm not yet where I want to be in my career. I've never been to New York but I've been thinking about giving it a shot. I know that's your home town so, do you think I will get more work there?
~Packing My Bags

Dear Packing,

Whatever you do, travel light! New York has a huge population and operates at a very fast pace. The people tend to be abrupt and are often times accused of being rude. It's going to be a culture shock right off the bat. Friends of mine who have gone either love it or in between.

As for work, it's hard to say. One of the things I remember back in the day, was that an actor could work with several agents at one time unlike LA where we have to sign exclusive contracts. That may have changed, but I do know that it is still a theatre town. Just recently, when I was considering moving back there to be closer to my mother, an agent told me that they could represent me for regional theatre so that I could build up my theatre resume to compete with the core group of actresses in my category working in New York and on Broadway. The fact that I have been in Hollywood for the past 25 years "building up" my TV and film resume didn't seem to be important to them. So I may not be packing MY bags.

If you have a good friend or family member in New York, see if you can stay with them for an extended visit. Get use to the town, take some auditions, meet with agents and see what happens. What have you got to lose?


Email your questions about acting, comedy, solo show production or any aspect of show business to bitsnpieces@verizon.netand I'll answer them in the next months's Ask Stage Mom.

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