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Austin's Kerri Lendo Has Almost No Shame At All
The popular comedian runs one hella weird open mic
DAILY Arts  February 14, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Yes, Kerri Lendo's going to be performing at Moontower Comedy Festival this year – but that's not what this post is about...."

Moontower, Day 3: She-Bang
Maria Bamford shone in this love-fest of female comedy
DAILY Arts  April 28, 2013, by Amy Gentry
"...What can you say about Maria Bamford that hasn't been said before? The spirit animal of neurotic white single ladies took the stage Friday night following a talented line-up of her neurotic sisters that included Mary Patterson, Alice Wetterlund, Emily Heller, Kerri Lendo, and Morgan Murphy...."

The Funny Doesn't Have To Be Over
‘Inside Joke’ web series goes inside Moontower Comedy Festival
DAILY Screens  April 29, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...Still kicking yourself you didn’t get in on the ground floor with the Moontower Comedy Festival? You’re gonna kick yourself even harder when you see the comedy chops on-camera in Inside Joke, a behind-the-scenes web series hosted by Kerri Lendo and John Merriman...."

More Than Just a Giggle-O
The Ladies Are Funny Festival brings the distaff laffs and more
Arts Story  May 6, 2011, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Kerri Lendo: You have to fly from there...."

The Ups and Downs of Comedy
Hanging with the stand-ups for a look into the life
Arts Story  December 31, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Jake Flores. Kerri Lendo..."

'69 Love Scenes'
Each of the 69 Love Songs on the 1999 CD gets a scene in this theatrical venture
Arts Story  May 21, 2010, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"..."Not me, man," says McCormick. "This was Kerri Lendo's idea, and it seemed appropriate to let her run with it..."

Friday Night's Alright for Dance Fighting
And if it gets a little crazy, well, hey
DAILY Arts  July 19, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Sure, the two women instigating this event, Kerri Lendo and Maggie Maye, are stand-up comedians who are used to making audiences laugh. And, yes, there will be comedic bits from them and other general shenanigans as part of the spectacle. "Yeah, we're gonna do some sketches and stuff, and some dance numbers of our own, between the competitions," says Lendo..."

Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever
After 10 years, Salvage Vanguard Theater is moving on
Arts Story  June 23, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Graphic designer? Hell, that Jemison sparkled in the staged readings of Craig Staggs' Earp script, portraying Big Nose Kate in the soon-to-be-animated Western farce, voicing arch dialogue among the likes of Chris Cubas and Kelli Bland and Jason Liebrecht and more, in SVT's smaller studio theatre right off the lobby. And the studio space itself, its bare-boned black box an ever-changing smorgasbord of performative diversity, hosting the No Shame Theatre showcase as wrangled twice each month by Kerri Lendo; and the Weird! True Hollywood Tales series by this year's Funniest Person in Austin winner, Lashonda Lester; and the improvised spectacles of Get Up and the Knuckleball Now and RhinoDino and others following in the wake of Gnap!'s Guilds of Steel and Showdown and False Matters; and the multimedia, Asian-focused explorations of Leng Wong's Lucky Chaos company; and the hilarious rodential antics of The Ratgirls Go to Hell...."

Brently Heilbron's Stand Up Empire Signs With PBS
New show to bring ACL-like coverage of Austin's comedy scene
Screens Story  December 10, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...He's been a legend since the Armadillo World Headquarters days. And we've got Chris Cubas, Kerri Lendo, Lisa Delarios, Daniel Rugg Webb, a bunch of people, just the funniest people around...."

The Good Eye: Settlers of Caftan
PHOTO GALLERY  July 24, 2014
"...Here, improv performer Sam Schak takes a soda break in a bib necklace and matching earrings from Suzanna Dai. (Caftans on loan from Kerri Lendo's Etsy shop, Connie Day at Austin Antique Mall, and private collections.)Back to column...."

'Pictures of Superheroes' Packs in the Austin Comedy Talent
Quirky comedy filled with familiar faces
Screens Story  October 19, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Soderberghian undertones aside, Pictures of Superheroes is a tightly edited look at the hapless, inertial life of maid-for-hire Marie (played to deadpan perfection by Kerri Lendo) as it intersects with manic businessman Eric (McCormick, going for full-bore suit-and-tie lunacy), candy-devouring man-child Joe (John Merriman), and Eric (Byron Brown), Marie's sleazy, clueless ex-boyfriend. Maybe it's a film about the existential ennui of Marie's dull grind of a life, or possibly a celebration of adults who eat ice cream for breakfast; mainly, though, Pictures of Superheroes is a terrific, and odd, ensemble piece with what seems like at least half of Austin's best actors popping up in every other scene...."

The 24-Hour Sketch Brawl
Ten teams fight to see how much funny they can cook up in one day
Arts Story  October 1, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...8pm: 4-Hole Punch (comediennes Maggie Maye, Martha Kelly, Kerri Lendo, and Lashonda Lester) and My Real Dad (improv mainstays Rachel Madorsky and Dave Buckman, with Larry, Rachel's 70-year-old divorce lawyer dad who has never performed comedy for an audience)..."

Moontower 5 Draws a Princess
Maya Rudolph & Gretchen Lieberum's purple reign hits Austin
DAILY Arts  February 9, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...And if you were at all concerned about Austin comics being part of the fifth Moontower, let me ease your mind. The new roster includes such local favories as Chris Cubas, Chris Trew, Matt Bearden, Lashonda Lester, Mac Blake, Maggie Maye, Matt Sadler, Brian Gaar, Kerri Lendo, Amber Bixby, Ralph Hardesty, Andrew Dismukes, Bob Khosravi, Brently Heilbron, Bryan Gutmann, Danny Palumbo, Joe Hafkey, and Martha "Baskets" Kelly...."

Five Fun Things To Do in Austin This Weekend
Even besides that amazing Texas Book Festival, we mean.
DAILY Arts  October 15, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...2. Or maybe you want a bunch of good stand-up in your Friday night instead? In fact, maybe you’ve been planning on checking out what’s up at the legendary Velveeta Room comedy club on Sixth? Well, then you’re in luck – because Kerri Lendo & friends are gonna send the joint to, like, the laughter stratosphere this weekend...."

Moontower 3 Schedules Its Jokers
100 comics into 10 venues into 4 days = thousands of laughs
DAILY Arts  March 26, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...And then there's the plethora of showcases! How can you afford to miss out on any show that pulls together James Adomian, Andy Kindler, Mike Lawrence, Nick Mullen, the aforementioned Ms. Schaefer, Rory Scovel, and Ari Shaffir, with our own Kerri Lendo as host? (Four Eyes, Wednesday, 7:15pm, the Parish) Or a Comedy Jackpot that hits just that with Jackie Kashian, Sean Patton, John Ramsey, Esther's Follies alum-now-SNL cast member Noël Wells, and 2006 Funniest Person in Austin Doug Mellard? (Thursday, 9:30pm, the Velv Comedy Lounge) And I can't even start talking about Austin Towers!, the series of showcases, one each night, that shine a spotlight on enormously talented local laughmakers..."

What the Hell Is Going On, Austin Arts Scene?
Here: Some nuggets of news from the frontlines of local culture.
DAILY Arts  November 21, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner


Ryan Cownie Has Up and Taken Over Avalanche Comedy
And Chris Cubas, on his way to Kansas City, swears this is a good thing
DAILY Arts  November 4, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Chris Cubas, the former host, has absconded with his hilarity and his Superfund-level 'fro-and-beard to work for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Kansas City, and now Cownie's in charge, and I'm looking at him over my big triple-shot cappuccino and I'm thinking, "This guy is like if Kerri Lendo had a male twin."..."

3 Reasons You Should Know John Merriman’s Name
And only one of them is because it’s easier to spell than 'Galifianakis'
DAILY Screens  September 6, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"... If you haven’t been paying attention: John Merriman is a very funny man. And he’s parlayed that into a gig as the official year-round blogger for the Moontower Oddity and Comedy Festival; maybe you recognize from his pre-existing gig hosting Moontower videos with comedy cohort and frequent collaborator Kerri Lendo?..."

Thanks for the Memories, Moontower
Here’s how to relive all the comedy and oddity
DAILY Arts  April 29, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...Austin comedians John Merriman and Kerri Lendo once again hosted their backstage series Inside Joke. Embedded below is their Day Four wrap-up with Pete Holmes, Jim Gaffigan, Brian Posehn, Andy Kindler, and Jim Norton..."

Moontower, Day 2: She-Bang
For these women comics, the operative word was "comics"
DAILY Arts  April 26, 2013, by Amy Gentry
"...Another She-Bang show, featuring Moshe Kasher, Morgan Murphy, Emily Heller, Mary Patterson, Kerri Lendo, and Maria Bamford, will take place Friday, 8:15pm, at New York New York, 222 E. Sixth..."

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