Quick & Funny Musicals (NYMF @ Nite)

The Quick & Funny Musicals Company

Quick & Funny Musicals (NYMF @ Nite)

at June Havoc Theatre  [map]

  • Friday, August 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Satirical mini-musicals to feed your dark sense of humor.

The Upright Citizens Brigade's 'Quick & Funny Musicals' Company enjoys skewering everything you care about...through the power of musical theater! With short, irreverent song and dance numbers – mocking anything from crime shows to one night stands – QUICK & FUNNY MUSICALS is UCB LA's longest running musical mainstay. In their NYC debut this company of musical comedians will present 3 of their best mini-musicals, full of snark, wit, and a little of that jazz.


NYMF @ Nite: The NYMF @ Nite series are our events that take place in the evening (and may be best enjoyed with a cocktail). These works contain some mature content and are not suitable for all audiences.


Running time: 2 hours.


Kathryn Burns

Kathryn Burns (Choreographer/Actor/Producer/Co-Writer)

KATHRYN BURNS is an award-winning choreographer & performer who is currently choreographing “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and performing at UCBTLA. TV/Film credits include ”Key & Peele", "Comedy Bang! Bang!”, “Children’s Hospital”, “Another Period”, “Garfunkel & Oates”, "Wet Hot American Summer”, “Freakdance: The Movie”. Choreography for artist Pharrell Williams, Carly Rae Jepsen, Weird Al, Taboo. She choreographed "Primal Scream" the musical w/music by David Foster, and performed in LA productions of Spamalot, The Producers & Once Upon a Mattress. www.thekathrynburns.com

Lindsay Lefler

Lindsay Lefler (Director/Producer)

LINDSAY LEFLER is a Director/Producer from Los Angeles. She produces and directs the monthly Quick & Funny Musicals. She also directed the stage production of Freak Dance, a musical written by Matt Besser. Lindsay co-founded Improv Shmimprov. She has also performed in People of Whoville, Live Nude People! with clothes on, Bangs, Rewind, and There's No Crying in Improv at the Del Close marathon. You might also hear her voice talents in Pixar's Monster's University or catch her as a Rich Lady in the film Freak Dance.

Nate Clark

Nate Clark (Performer/Producer)

NATE CLARK is a performer/writer at the Upright Citizens Brigade. His YouTube channel has over 5M views and his animated series, SIPS, was an official selection at the 2015 Palm Springs International ShortFest. He’s a former member of the Groundlings Sunday Co. and the Fox Writers Intensive. Recent credits include roles for ABC, Adult Swim, CW, and Fox's ADHD. Nate can be heard in lots of stuff, and he's the voice of 89.9 KCRW.

Scott Passarella

Scott Passarella (Musical Director)

SCOTT PASSARELLA is a composer and performer from the great state of California. As a music director, he has had the privilege to play for The Second City Touring Company, Baby Wants Candy, The Made-Up Game Show with Wayne Brady, and the Story Pirates. He has written music for film, podcasts, and theater at UCB, Groundlings, iO West, and the Hollywood Improv. To date, he has collaborated/written music for seventeen different Quick & Funny Musicals.

Matthew Patrick Davis

Matthew Patrick Davis (Performer/Composer/Co-Writer)

MATHEW PATRICK DAVIS Broadway: Side Show. Selected Regional: Side Show (Kennedy Center); The Nightingale, Limelight, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Side Show (La Jolla Playhouse); Four Chords and a Gun (Bootleg Theater); The Complete History of America (abridged) (Falcon Theatre); South Street (Pasadena Playhouse); A Funny Thing…Forum, Sunday in the Park… (Reprise). Selected TV: Jane the Virgin, Comedy Bang Bang, Sam & Cat, Community, Sarah Silverman Program, Greek. Davis writes & performs original comedy songs & musicals at the Upright Citizens Brigade. www.matthewpatrickdavis.com

Jackie Johnson

Jackie Johnson (Cast)

JACKIE JOHNSON hails from Dallas and is a University of Texas at Austin Film School graduate. Her comedy home is at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre Los Angeles where she loves to perform and write original musicals such as Walter White & The Amazing Blue Crystal Meth. Other acting credits include: Studio 60, Angie Tribecca, Comedy Bang Bang, and the feature film INHERENT VICE. Jackie is very excited to make her debut performance in the Big Apple! 

Henry J. Kaiser

Henry J. Kaiser (Cast)

HENRY J. KAISER is thrilled to be performing again in NY. Henry played Detective Soren in the feature film Detective, Detective, Detective, which recently screened at Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival in San Diego. Before his life in California, Henry performed all around NYC, including in the role of George Savalas in “Who Loves You Baby” off-broadway. Please visit HenryKaiser.com for more details. Thanks to Q&FM, Mandy, and his whole family!

Muriel Montgomery

Muriel Montgomery (Cast)

MURIEL MONTGOMERY is originally from Seattle, Muriel studied acting at Seattle University & voice with Ann Evans Zavada. In Chicago she studied musical improvisation and sketch at iO and The Second City. Muriel has appeared in the Chicago Sketchfest, Chicago Improv Festival, the iO main stage and with the American Theater Company in their production of Its A Wonderful Life. Muriel currently performs in Los Angeles with Quick & Funny Musicals and the Nerdist house improv team, KAREN. 

Tess Paras

Tess Paras (Cast)

Tess Paras (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) recurs as “Jayma Chan” on the CW’s Crazy-Ex Girlfriend. Notable TV credits: Grimm, Girl Meets World, White Collar, Wilfred, and The Good Wife. As a comedy writer, her viral videos - "Trumping Makeup Tutorial" (3 million views), “Typecast” and “What If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers?” - were featured on: Glamour.com, Refinery29, NBC Asian America, MTV News, Jezebel, Buzzfeed, and The A.V. Club. Tess graduated magna cum laude from NYU. www.tessparas.com 

Jessica Reiner-Harris

Jessica Reiner-Harris (Cast)

JESSICA REINER-HARRIS has been a musical theatre performer and nerd since fetushood, and could not be more thrilled to be representing Quick and Funny Musicals at NYMF. Favorite roles include Patti LuPone and Barbra Streisand in "Forbidden Broadway," Mae Coleman in "Reefer Madness," and Carrie Pipperidge in "Carousel." Jessica also quite enjoyed her year stint in Disney World hosting a Velcro-sponsored game show about velcro. Yes, that's a real thing.

Greg Smith

Greg Smith (Cast)

GREG SMITH is a Detroit-born, Los Angeles-based comedy writer, performer, filmmaker, and musician. He performs improv and writes at Upright Citizens Brigade, Second City, and with his goofy, geeky musical comedy duo Mudville. Once he played a ghost in a Lifetime TV show.