‘Smart, sardonic’

Observational comic Liz Miele headlines Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors

Liz Miele grew up in New Jersey, the child of veterinarians. When her spirits flagged, her father sent her pep talks in the form of four page memos. Is it any surprise she became a comedian? But her father also drove her to early gigs in Manhattan, chilling at a nearby Starbucks so the then 16-year-old Miele could get her laughs on without worrying about family pressure.

That was long ago, Miele’s on her own now, long living in New York, and she’s been doing comedy for half of her life. The road brings her to Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show at Proctors, 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. Profiled in the New Yorker at the start of her career, Miele has become a focused observational comic with a unique voice and the ability to home in on the world’s quirks.

Broadway Baby calls her “a smart, sardonic firecracker,” and says, “Her brilliantly dry delivery and Jersey drawl complete a forcible and gutsy performance. She is without a doubt a shining beacon of the New York comedy scene.”

Miele recently appeared on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live and Hulu’s Coming To The Stage, and she was profiled in the March 2015 issue of Runner’s World.

She regularly tours with the Nobodies of Comedy and Armed Forces Entertainment and just finished performing on a book tour for Chris McDougall, author of Born to Run. Her joke “Feminist Sex Positions” went viral both on YouTube and Upworthy.com. She just completed writing and producing season one of her animated web series Damaged, voiced by great comics, including Maz Jobrani, Hari Kondabolu, Ted Alexandro, Dean Edwards, DC Benny and Joe Machi.

Miele also co-produced and co-starred in 40 episodes of the web series Apt C3 with fellow comic, Carmen Lynch and fashion photographer, Chris Vongsawat; and recently released her debut comedy album, Emotionally Exhausting on iTunes and Amazon.

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show includes a feature act, a host, and a guest comedian to make up nearly two hours of comedy entertainment.

Pretty Much the Best Comedy Show
Starring Liz Miele
8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10
Underground at Proctors
$15 advance; $20 day of, ages 18 and over