Coming off her successful Ham for the Holidays 2018 run at ACT Theatre, comedienne Lisa Koch is back at it with a new show! This time, it’s in celebration of her birthday – and she’s bringing along some friends to commemorate the occasion.
Koch’s Big Ass Birthday Bash at the Triple Door on February 8 will feature Comedy Central’s hilarious Texan laugh house Vickie Shaw, Olivia Cruises staple Roxanna Ward, the multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie, award-winning Seattle singer/songwriter Larry Murante, and others. The list even includes a family affair: Koch’s niece Quincy and her brother David will jump onto the stage as well.
A Talented Bunch
Shaw is a self-proclaimed recovering SOB (Southern Baptist), and has raised three kids as an out lesbian mother. She’s a regular on Olivia Cruises, and has been seen on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, LOGO, Showtime, and in the film Laughing Matters More.
Cabaret-comic extraordinaire Ward hails from Laguna Beach, Calif. Ward is a mom, teacher, director, conductor, and a regular performer on Olivia Cruises. She penned the R&B single, “Remember Who You Are” (Phyllis Hyman, Suede).
Higbie is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter who has 13 solo/group recordings to her name. She was the first female instrumentalist on Windham Hill and continues to perform as a soloist, with Windham Hill artists, and in a duo with singer/songwriter Teresa Trull.
Koch is best known for her work with loony Seattle sketch-comedy duo, Dos Fallopia of Ham for the Holidays fame. She is also recognized from the cult quartet Venus Envy (“I’ll Be A Homo For Xmas”), and Seattle cabaret (“The Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close To You”). She has five solo recordings, has been featured on Olivia and LOGO, is the composer of Off-Broadway musical 27, Rue de Fleurus. She even had one of her songs sampled by rapper Jay-Z.
Koch’s Big Ass Birthday Bash takes place on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at The Triple Door (216 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for dinner and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door. There is a VIP option available for $30. Click here to purchase tickets or visit Koch’s website for more information.