The “Comedy Held Hostage” tour is coming to the Theatre Saturday, Aug. 18 at 9 p.m., according to a press release.
Not your everyday comedy show, “Comedy Held Hostage” is the creation of local comedian/actors Chillian Thomas of Detroit and Westland, Susan Coletti of Harrison Township and Jarred Kreger of Westland. The show brings a blend of theatrical, stand-up and improv to the stage. The show promises to be unique, and audiences should be prepared to be heckled.
Documentary filmmaker Greg Harnos will also be filming the show in Novi for a documentary on the cast and their show. Harnos has been following the trio for the past three years, and he expects to show the film on the 2013 Film Festival circuit.
Tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased at the Andiamo Novi Theatre box office, by phone at 248-348-4448 (theater box office) or 800-745-3000 (Ticketmaster), or online at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information call the box office at 248-348-4448 or visit www.andiamonovitheatre.com.
The Andiamo Novi Theatre is located at 42705 Grand River Avenue. Doors open at 8 p.m.
About the Comedians
Chillian Thomas has been engaging audiences for years with his honest, straight forward sense of humor. A true Thespian at heart, with a strong background in theatre, film and improv, he is no stranger to the performance arts. Ranging from opening up for Mark Curry ("Hanging with Mr Cooper") to performing in the Michigan Chapter of "Tony and Tina's Wedding" and also traveling with the touring stand-up comedy group “Comedy Held Hostage,” Chillian takes liberties on any stage in which he performs.
Susan Coletti combines saucy urban energy and suburban spunk in a special persona of Lucille Ball meets Queen Latifah. A funny Italian girl from Detroit’s east-side, Coletti was a familiar voice as the on-air intern for the Dick Purtan morning radio show on WOMC 104.3FM. By night, she finessed her stand-up routine at various open mic nights at Mark Ridley’s in Royal Oak. Moving to Los Angeles in 2006, Coletti's first major gig was with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno where she was featured in a comedy spoof of Paris Hilton. Since then she has opened up for HBO’s/Comedy Central Butch Bradley, Kyle Grooms and Def Comedy Jam Sheng.
A relatively new face in comedy, Jarred Kreger has opened for Hal Sparks at U of M Dearborn, performed at the Farmington Civic Theatre with Chili Chalice, and came in second place at the Joey’s Comedy Club “Jump Start Your Career Contest.” He has built a solid Metro-Detroit fan base, entertaining them with his high-energy, in-your-face antics and by not being afraid to take risks like jumping off stage and using his whole body to emphasize each joke. This comedian is all about having fun and making each and every performance feel like a party.