Bay Area comedian Sandra Risser will be putting the “haha” in the June 25th Big Solano Brew-Haha charity beerfest benefiting Child Haven. Risser is smart, funny and older than Twinkies! She’s eccentric not crazy, drives in the fast lane and claims she can still bench press 500 grams. She believes in the tooth fairy, Santa Clause and clean underwear.
Her Motto: “If you miss your ex, reload and fire again!”
Sandra is a quick witted, vibrant comic and a dynamic speaker. Audiences are riveted as they know she’s speaking from experience and a true belief in her subject. Her overall message is life should be lived to the fullest. She debunks the saying “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”, which emphasizes her message that it’s never too late to take the steps necessary to move your life in the direction you want it to go. Her underlying message is we are not immortal so make the most of the time you’ve got.
Her impressive comedy credits include one woman shows at the Edinburgh, Scotland; Brighton, England; Santa Cruz, CA and Rogue, Fresno CA Fringe Festivals. She was 1 of 40 comedians from around the United States selected to per for at Comedy Day in San Francisco. She was in the SheDot Comedy Festival in Toronto, Canada and the Sacramento Comedy Festival in Sacramento CA. Sandra was a finalist in The World Series of Comedy Main Event in Las Vegas NV and is the winner of Funny Fest, Killer Laughs, Go Baby Productions Winner Take All and Battle of the Sexes Comedy Competitions.
Sandra has entertained audiences with laugh filled performances at nationally renowned comedy clubs like the LA Comedy Club in the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas, Comedy Store-Hollywood, San Francisco Punchline & Cobbs-San Francisco, Ice House-Pasadena, Jokers Comedy Club-Richland and San Jose Improv. She’s featured and opened for nationally known comics such as Will Durst, Paul Ogata, Larry “Bubbles” Brown Mickey Joseph, Dean Oleson, Kevin Avery, Karen Rontowski, Paula Bell, Huck Flyn, Andrew Norelli, Honest John, Dan St Paul, Butch Bradley.
An accomplished actor and speaker, she was featured in the dark comedy “Help Wanted”, earned 3 “Artie” nominations for best supporting actress and won her division’s “Toastmaster’s International Speech Contest“.
In both comedy and speaking, Sandra builds a unique bond with the audience as she shares stories about her own journey from youth to young adult to middle aged and beyond. She continues to live her life to the fullest. Whether she’s using self-deprecating humor doing stand-up comedy or being more serious when giving motivational seminars, she is an inspiration to her audiences. When people leave, they know they’ve seen a unique talent and that “age is just a state of mind”.
Individual entry into the Brewhaha includes unlimited samples of local and regional craft brews, ales and limited release specialty beers. Imports, ciders and fruit beers are also on tap, offering something for all tastes. You can also purchase a reserved VIP table for 8 which includes snacks at the table, Stella Artois beer challises for each guest, and early entry to the event at 12:30. They are expecting 16 brewers to offer 70+ beers. Brewers slated to attend include Stella Artois, Lost Coast, Lagunitas, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Mendocino Brewing, Sudwerk, Heretic, Almanac, New Glory, Goose Island, Diving Dog, Epidemic Ales, and Mraz among others. The day will also include homebrewing demonstrations. The event is sponsored in part Stella Artois and www.BeersInSac.com
While the tickets include unlimited brew sampling, participants will also enjoy live entertainment with local classic rock band Sage Mill Road. Luigi’s Deli will be there serving bacon-wrapped beer brats hot off the grill in the enclosed beer garden. Triple D Catering will offer their specialty porchetta.
The 21+ indoor event will be held on Saturday June 25th from 1pm-4pm (VIP ticket holders get in early at 12:30) at the Joseph Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, in Suisun City.
The event will help Child Haven, Inc in their mission to provide therapeutic counseling and other critical services to Solano County children who have experienced trauma as a result of violence, abuse and neglect.
Tickets are $35 advance and may be purchased by visiting the website at http://bigsolanobrewhaha.eventbrite.com. They will be $45 at the door.
You can also find the event on Facebook. Vendors and sponsors are still needed. Call Michalle at 707 759-2703 for more information.