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Know Laughing Matter
Bringing comedy/theatre/art to the stage
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SITCOM will be part of the 2014 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Performances are June 14, 15, 21 and 22. Looking forward to a great show and great times with a great cast! The cast of "Designing Women" include Elena Ross (Suzanne), Jasmine Alvarez (Julia) and Veronica McFarlane (Mary Jo). Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at Know Laughing Matter
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The "Not Ready for Bedtime Players" are bringing original sketches and more improv to SITCOM this month at the Neon Venus Theatre. Kristin Coffman, Veronica McFarlane, Chris Sheldon, Jasmine Alvarez, Erich Riegelmann, Paloma Moore, and Caleb Behunin. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Know Laughing Matter
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Fantastic time at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Terrific films and great filmmakers in attendance. Another fun time hosting and working with Jessica Hardy, Brent Kadom, Jill Olson and Tim Olson. Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2013 at Know Laughing Matter
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SITCOM opened a brand new season at the Neon Venus Theatre in West Hollywood with a hilarious episode of "GREEN ARCRES" called "A Pig in a Poke," followed by improv by the talented Not Ready for Bedtime Players. Pictured are Isabella Sierra Kelly and Veronica McFarlane as Oliver the Pig... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2013 at Know Laughing Matter
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The talented cast of SITCOM had terrific performances at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. SITCOM brought two of America's favorite episodes of "Seinfeld" and "The Golden Girls" to stage. The cast included Jasmine Alvarez, Casey Burke, Isabelle Sierra Kelly, Annabelle Liljegren, Veronica McFarlane, Paloma Moore, Erich Riegelmann, Diane Shepherd, and Anthony... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2013 at Know Laughing Matter
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Hollywood Fringe Festival 2013 Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2013 at Know Laughing Matter
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Terrific world premiere of "The Hunger Game of Thrones" written and directed by Ray Chao, at the Second City Hollywood. So proud to be part of the fund raiser for Toys for Tots. Raised a lot of money and toys for kids, and had a lot of fun! Starring: (from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Know Laughing Matter
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KLM is proud to announce the world premiere of a new comedy "The Hunger Game of Thrones" this Friday, December 7 at 10 p.m. at the Second City Hollywood as part of the 7th Annual Tiny Tim's Christmas Follies. Tix are $10 or a toy valued at $10 and all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2012 at Know Laughing Matter
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Spent a weekend in Chicago watching funny films and meeting talented filmmakers! Served as host for many screenings and Q and A sessions with very creative directors, actors and producers. Can't wait for next year's festival! Check them out at www.chicagocomedyfilmfestival.com Ray Chao, Brent Kado, and Jessica Hardy (Festival Director). Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2012 at Know Laughing Matter
KLM founder Ray Chao will be a guest on the "IN" Show with Gus Summers on Thursday, July 26, at 1 pm (Pacific) on KCLA-FM (99.3) or via internet: www.theinshow.com The "IN" Show focuses on INdependent artists that create all types of art. Hope you can listen IN. www.theinshow.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at Know Laughing Matter
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"Little Buddies" was screened at the CNKY Scene Film Festival on Saturday July 21 at the Know Theatre in Cincinnati. A very supportive audience was able to ask questions at the Q and A following the screening, which had three film makers in attendance. It was a great opportunity and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2012 at Know Laughing Matter
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"Little Buddies" will be part of the shorts program Block 2 screening on Saturday, July 21 as part of the CNKY Scene Film Festival. The screening will be at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Director/writer Ray Chao will be part of the Q & A following the screening. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2012 at Know Laughing Matter
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"Little Buddies" will be screened as an official selection of the CNKY Scene Film Festival in Cincinnati this July. This is another great opportunity! More details to follow. Congrats to the talented cast and crew! Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Little Buddies the movie
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Exciting news: LITTLE BUDDIES has been accepted to the CNKY Scene Film Festival in Cincinnati this July. More info to follow, but this is very exciting! Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at Know Laughing Matter
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The screening of "Little Buddies" at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival was a great experience. Several cast and crew members attended and it was great to see the film on the big screen at the New Beverly Cinema. Met a lot of talented folks and saw a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2012 at Little Buddies the movie
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The HOUSEWIVES are back! Join us on Dec. 10 at 2 pm for a special ENCORE performance at the Second City Hollywood. The Housewives were only 1 of 12 shows invited to perform at the TWICE AS NICE fundraiser to benefit the Los Angeles Youth Network. We are very proud... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2011 at Know Laughing Matter
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LITTLE BUDDIES is scheduled for Wed Dec 7 at 2 pm at the New Beverly Cinema as part of the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. There are 4 shorts being screened and a Q and A at 3:15. Tix at www.hollywoodreelindependentfilmfestival.com KLM is co-producing the LA One Act Showcase on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Know Laughing Matter
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LITTLE BUDDIES will be screened on Wed Dec 7 at 2 pm at the New Beverly Cinema as part of the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. There are 4 shorts in the program with a Q and A at 3:15. Later that evening is the awards ceremony honoring Gerard Depardieu.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Little Buddies the movie
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Within 2 short months of filming LITTLE BUDDIES, we are heading to the big screen! LITTLE BUDDIES is an official selection of the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival! The screening dates have not been confirmed, but we will screen either December 6, 7 or 8 at the New Cinema Theatre... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at Little Buddies the movie
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LITTLE BUDDIES is an official selection of the 2011 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival! The exact date has not been released, but will be either December 6, 7, or 8 at the New Cinema Theatre (owned by Quentin Tarantino - wow!). Opening night is December 6 and Awards/Closing ceremony is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2011 at Know Laughing Matter
Boy, things have been busy for KLM. First, we had an awesome screening on Oct 22 at the Grand in Sherman Oaks. Cast, crew and invited guests enjoyed drinks and refreshments as we enjoyed the "David R. Chandler Film Festival." Some guests even stayed for all three screenings! They are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2011 at Know Laughing Matter
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We did it! We had 14 days for post and we worked very hard and completed "Little Buddies" on schedule for the upcoming film festival onslaught. Phew! We had an awesome post production crew including Todd Zongker (editor), Claude Shires (colorist) and Danny Fasold (dialog editor). The film looks and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Know Laughing Matter
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After a quick 14 days of post, "Little Buddies" is done! It looks beautiful , sounds beautiful, and I have high hopes for this little film. The wonderful cast and crew really worked hard to make this special film. Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at Little Buddies the movie
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"Little Buddies" is in the can! We wrapped on Setp 9 and are zipping thru post. The cast and crew were terrific and really worked hard. Post is almost done as we are eager to submit our film to film festivals. It has been a great experience so far, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2011 at Little Buddies the movie
We are shooting "Little Buddies" in one week. This is a very exciting time for all the cast and crew. We could really use your help to make this film a success. Please consider making a donation: http://apps.facebook.com/fundrazr/activity/57838203748f40a593e88ceddaa04aeb?psid=1e23129e05a745edae038cba3353efa5 Thank you! Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Know Laughing Matter