From Comedy Cake on June 30:
So, what’s the background of this backyard show? I had to ask.
“Sofiya and I met at a comedy show, and then we hit it off- decided to go to Happy Hour… And, we decided that a good show might be that we don’t announce lineups and that it’s a mystery comedy show…,” Robert Buscemi said.
And, this show has a following, literally. Also, unannounced was the next month’s show’s venue- because they don’t know yet; they never do, until last minute. Whew, that’s even “seat-of-the-pants” to the most right-brained of us. With 50 seats filled nearly every month, you’d think it was planned like a wedding. But, these fans stay glued to the show’s Facebook page and email list, for updates.
Of Surprise!, the LAist says:
Surprise! is an evening of mystery, comedy and cookies hosted by comedians Robert Buscemi and Sofiya Alexandra. At a different location each month, the duo guides guests through an undisclosed lineup of both veteran and up-and-coming comics. Past performers include Demetri Martin, Ron Funches, Cameron Esposito, Guy Branum, Matt Braunger, Jackie Kashian, Pete Holmes, Emo Phillips and Beth Stelling.
You can find out more about Surprise! by clicking here.