Keith Ellis featuring Danielle Williams and Roxy Merari
Saturday, August 7, 7:00PM at
Vail Theatre of the Arts
Doors open at 6:00PM
Keith Ellis has managed to turn many foreseen negatives in to positives with his witty ways of looking at what life has to offer, he touches upon subjects with a magic that is truly undeniable interesting and hilarious.
A simple bet with that friend led him to the stage at a comedy club, and Keith found himself in an open-microphone competition without a script. The result? Keith placed second out of approximately 16 competitors that night. “The owner asked me back, so I did.” He felt like a winner that night, although the friend never paid the $100 bet. From that day forth Keith has continued horning his comedic and acting skills, appearing in movies, print ads, commercials and working comedy clubs and casino’s across the country.
While comedy is his life ambition, the ??-year-old has many acting credits on his resume as well. He has been cast in movies such as Waiting to Exhale, What Planet Are You From, Any Given Sunday, Twisted and Three Kings. He has appeared alongside acting heavyweights George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Jamie Foxx and Samuel Jackson. He has also appeared in several commercials on the west coast.
Today, Ellis continues to reinvent himself as a comedian with the fast growing life changes: His parents have always insisted that he stick to clean comedy material. That undertaking is now included in his comedy mission: 100% Family Friendly Comedy!
Danielle Williams aka The Comedy Diva, is a television host, radio personality and stand up comedian with a unique take on wearing wigs, becoming “Divafied” and her love of pop culture. Danielle has performed throughout the Southwest and has opened for NBC’s Last Comic Standing top 10 finalist comedienne Aida Rodriquez, comedian Donnell Rawlings from the the Chappelle show and comedian Godfrey from Zoolander at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy. Danielle’s stage presence, comic timing and enthusiastic energy has made her one of the most sought after up and coming comics on the scene.
Have you seen her on TV? Probably: she auditioned for the producers of THE GAME SHOW network. They were looking for a new face to be the guest co-host on their day time talk show GSN Live. Danielle won the producers over and was personally picked by the shows host Fred Roggin going to Los Angeles and made her national television debut on April 23, 2009.
Currently she’s the host of Arizona Daily Mix on AZTV 7 & 13 which you can watch weekdays at 8 am. She’s also a traffic anchor for I Heart Media covering local and national traffic reports.
Roxy Merari is a Los Angeles native currently residing In Tucson, AZ. A lifelong comedy fan, she stood up at her first open mic at Laffs Comedy Café in January 2015 and like so many others, was instantly hooked. Roxy has also bridged the gap between her comedy and philanthropy work, producing multiple comedy benefits for local 501(c)(3) organizations doing exceptional work for the community. Roxy enjoys producing as much as writing & performing; her distinctive and infectious laugh always fills the room during her shows. She loves to hear the audience laughing with her, but also enjoys the groans she elicits. She is one of the comics you’ll laugh as hard with off stage as on.