Timmi Lasley talks about LadyFace's An Office Christmas Party

Like her sketch-comedy counterparts in Denver troupe LadyFace, Timmi Lasley is a versatile performer. The sketch comedian has been doing stand-up for the last three years, after paying her dues as a stage actor and getting a degree in theater. The acting expertise came in especially handy this year, when the women of LadyFace were asked to write, produce and star in a long-form production, An Office Christmas Party, for Spark Theater, where it will open tomorrow, December 6, at 8 p.m.

In advance of An Office Christmas Party's premiere, Lasley talked to Westword about what brought her to comedy in the first place, and why doing open-mike at the infamously terrifying Squire Lounge is more about denial than bravery.

See also: - LadyFace's Chella Negro: Dick jokes are dead, but sketch comedy is alive and kicking - Kristin Rand, of the all-female comedy group Ladyface, talks standup versus sketch - The Squire Lounge's open-mike comedy night ending after a seven-year run - Squire Lounge Comedy Night: It lives! It lives!

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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