Comedy Night featuring Brandon McCoy and Kelly Terranova
Join us for a night of laughs and fun at the Keegan Theatre! Brandon McCoy and Kelly Terranova have delighted audiences across the country, and they will come together for a one-of-a-kind, one-night-only stand-up comedy extravaganza.
All proceeds will benefit the touring production of WEST BY GOD, a world premiere play written by Keegan company member, Brandon McCoy. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOUR
Meet Brandon and Kelly
Brandon McCoy is a playwright, actor, director, and stand-up comedian based in Washington, DC. As a comedian, Brandon’s unique brand of musical comedy has delighted audiences across the country. As an actor his work has been featured at numerous companies across the DC region.
Brandon is also an avid writer. He has written four full-length plays and one musical, hundreds of songs, and endless material for his stand-up performances. His most recent play, West By God, will receive its world premiere production at Keegan in September/October of 2019, and then the play will tour to West Virginia in the winter of 2020.
Originally from Huntington, West Virginia, Brandon learned at an early age to arm himself with a sense of humor. Describing his stand-up act, his mother has remarked, “You’re almost as funny as me.”
Brandon is also an educator, husband, and father to an incredible toddler and a remarkably grumpy cat.
Kelly Terranova has been writing and performing stand-up comedy for more than two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys writing about himself in the third person.
Hailing from Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia, Kelly is a natural and energetic storyteller with a flair for the absurd and unexpected. Having performed nearly 10,000 shows, Kelly has nailed the formula for entertaining audiences large and small, while never straying from his core comedic belief: “If it’s not funny for everyone, it’s not funny.”
Kelly has been featured on CMT’s Comedy Stage, FOX Sports, and the DryBar Comedy Network. He was a finalist in both the Funny Bone Comedy Club’s World Series of Comedy and the CCL Las Vegas Carnival Comedy Challenge. Kelly is a regular performer aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines’ Punchliner Comedy Club and has appeared with Michael Bolton, Joan Rivers, Kevin Nealon, The Doobie Brothers, Brett Butler, and Mahatma Gandhi (just wanted to see if you were still reading).
About WEST BY GOD
WEST BY GOD is a story about home. In a small town in the Appalachia region of West Virginia, two different families grapple with issues of grief and love, memory and identity, and with the distance and time that both unite and divide generations. A new play by West Virginia native Brandon McCoy, WEST BY GOD is a funny, heartwarming, and gut-wrenchingly honest examination of the divide between urban and rural America, and the kinds of prejudice and intolerance too often left unchallenged in our society.
Following its premiere in DC, WEST BY GOD will travel to West Virginia for the first ever KeeganConnects tour. LEARN MORE