Conventions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Fundraisers, Awards
Banquets, You name it—The Gay Mafia Comedy Group can create a
OUR SHOWS CAN FEATURE
PERFORMERS OR MORE.
SHOW LENGTHS CAN RUN
TO 90 MINUTES.
OUR SHOWS CAN BE
TO CREATE A
TRULY UNIQUE COMEDY
FOR EVERY AUDIENCE.
WE CAN HEADLINE OR,
WORKS WELL SHARING
WITH STAND-UP COMEDIANS.
the City of West Hollywood’s Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board and Arts
and Cultural Affairs Commission decided to collaborate on producing a
night of gay and lesbian comedy as part of Pride Month, I was given
Mike Player’s name as someone to talk to. He agreed to put a program
together, and the result was “Gaylarious!” – a standing-room-only
extravaganza featuring The Gay Mafia doing sketches and improv in the
first half, and stand-up with Suzanne Westenhoefer and Sandra Valls in
the second. The event was such a success that we asked Mike to put
together another evening the following year, which was just as riotous:
The Gay Mafia once again brought the house down in the first act, with
standups Andre Kelley and Karen Ripley doing the same in the second.
With funding from the West Hollywood Marketing and Visitors Bureau,
Mike and I went on to co-produce the multi-night Outlaugh 2011 and
2012, and Outlaugh Special Events in 2013 and 2014.
Having produced scores of shows and events, and often having to deal
with… ahem… divas, I particularly appreciate that Mike is not only
thoroughly professional, but also does everything calmly and without
drama. Believe me, that makes it a pleasure to work with him – and the
fact that the shows are fabulous doesn’t hurt either!
Co-Chair, Lesbian and Gay Advisory Board
Theatrical Producer/ Director
hosted The Gay Mafia at Sacramento State University on April 19, 2012
as part of the campus’ PRIDE Week. I couldn’t have been happier with
how easy plans for the event and the actual event came together. Mike
Player was very easy to work with, easy to contact, and always
organized and detail oriented. He came through with everything he had
promised and more, bringing with him comediennes Diana Yanez and Jennie
McNulty. We had a great, lively crowd that enjoyed both the short
stand-up comedy segments and most especially the interactive element of
the improv segment..
Thank you for coming out, The Gay Mafia! We look to have you out again!
UNIQUE Programs Advisor
Sacramento State University Union
is an annual two week GLBT Arts Festival, and the Gay Mafia headlined
the 2008 Finale comedy performance at the Broward Center for the
Performing Arts. Having seen The Gay Mafia perform several times
before, I expected a night of roll-in-the-aisle sketch and improv
comedy, but I didn’t expect them to be so nice and
Mike Player was so easy to work with and put together a great
performance for us. All the comedians were very talented, professional,
and a pleasure to work with. Most importantly, the audience loved them!
The night was a great success; we are still getting compliments on
their performance. I highly recommend The Gay Mafia to anyone who wants
a night of hilarious sketch comedy, and I can’t wait to have
to ArtExplosion again soon.
Director, ArtExplosion 2008
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Our organization holds an annual
comedy night as an LGBT charity fundraiser. For "Gay Comics Night
2", we worked with Mike Player and The Gay Mafia. We couldn't
have asked for a harder-working producer or a more professional
The Gay Mafia acted as the evening's
host and performed improv and sketch comedy. Mike suggested and
contacted additional stand-up talent and even supplied two additional
comedians the night of the event, when a scheduled comic was suddenly
unable to perform only hours before showtime. Our group's current
Executive Committee had no experience whatsoever with comedians, comedy
clubs or producing a comedy event and Mike and the Mafia made it seem
like the easiest thing we've ever done.
The night was a great success, the
audience loved it, and we looked liked seasoned comedy pros. That
everyone behind the scenes donated their time and talent for a good
cause is a credit to them as performers and individuals. I can't
recommend The Gay Mafia highly enough.
Taylor, Executive Director
OUT@WBS, the LGBT employee affinity group
at Warner Bros. Studios
|I am delighted to recommend The Gay
Director Mike Player and The Gay Mafia created a presentation tailored
to our group's interests for two of our monthly socials this
year. We were so pleased with their work, we booked them for
25th anniversary celebration. Using improvisational skills in
theatrical and professional presentation, Mike and his group created
comedy shows that delighted our group members and involved us in the
evening with a true sense of community.
I am thrilled to have found these outstanding performers and look
forward to working with them again.
We would heartily recommend The Gay Mafia to anyone making plans for a
special event, social, or private party.
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