Hillary Boone started in a log cabin in the North East Kingdom of Vermont where she spent a childhood waiting to escape. After traveling the country and some of the world, Hillary is back in her home state, making people laugh. She's opened for comics such as Deanne Smith, Myq Kaplan, and Al Yountz. She once ate dinner with a hungry Sarah Schaeffer who had no where else to go. Sometimes it's about being in the right place at the right time. Hillary likes to think that she enjoys a sort of "local fame," consisting primarily of warm fuzzies when other Burlingtonians quizzically ask, "do I know you from somewhere?" or when anyone comments on her cartoon blog. Her comedy has been described as quirky, likeable, queer and smart, and even "simply delightful" by a local comedy critic. She has been i-spied approximately one times.
Carmen Lagala is a native Vermonter who has performed all around the state including the Paramount Theater, The University of Vermont, Higher Ground, her old high school during a mandatory assembly, and a few barns. She produces two monthly showcases and a weekly show in Burlington called "Half & Half Comedy at HalfLounge". Carmen was a finalist in 2014's "Vermont's Funniest Comedian Competition", was crowned the winner of the 9th annual Higher Ground Comedy Battle in 2013, and was in the 2014 Women in Comedy Festival in Boston. She is on Twitter @CarmenLagala
Josie Leavitt, the founder of the Vermont Comedy Divas, got her start in New York City, playing clubs like Caroline’s and Stand-Up New York. Since moving to Vermont, Josie has performed all over the country and her two one-woman shows, Piece of Cake and Horrified But Laughing were sold-out successes. Her comedic stories treat very personal, adult themes in an accessible, universal way. She has performed benefits for the Humane Society, Partners in Adventure, RU12, WBON, and more. She is the co-founder of the Divas Do Good initiative which works to bring comedy shows to not-for-profits with a social mission. Josie has won the Seven Daysies award for best comic in Vermont three times, in 2011 and then again in 2014 and 2015.. In October 2014, Josie won a Burlington, VT Moth Story Slam. As stand-comedy teacher, Josie has taught well over 300 comics in the last ten years and has worked with incarcerated women and men in 2013. She is presenter and speaker and also runs Humor and Healing workshops throughout New England. Josie also co-owns the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, VT and writes the Shelftalker blog for Publishers Weekly. josieleavittcomedy.com
Sue Schmidt is a standup comic and comedic storyteller, and a Moth Story Slam winner, host, and regional producer. In 2015, Susanne was named the New England Public Radio Valley Voices Best Storyteller and the champion of Vermont’s Extempo Tell Off. She has appeared in the the Boston Women in Comedy Festival and the Toronto SheDot Festival, and performs in venues and festivals from Portland Maine to Anchorage Alaska. Susanne is a licensed clinical mental health counselor and a professor of graduate studies at Southern New Hampshire University. As the founder of Say it Forward Productions, Susanne works with mission-driven organizations to produce events that support human services programs across New England. Susanne teaches classes and workshops across the county on how to take the funny and poignant events of our lives and turn them into stories that heal, inspire, and entertain listeners. For upcoming events, visit her at sueschmidtcomedy.com. and sayitforwardproducltions.org
Tracie Spencer performs throughout New England, in numerous comedy venues and benefit shows. Her style combines an easy, measured delivery with a subtly dry wit. She was selected to perform in Boston for the Women in Comedy Festival, was a four-year Higher Ground Comedy Battle finalist, a Funniest Comic in Vermont finalist and was the only female comic selected to compete in the Funniest Comic in New England Semi-Finals. Originally from West Virginia, previously an FBI Budget Analyst, she enjoys volunteering, beach volleyball and hanging out with amazing daughters.
Autumn Engroff Spencer wanted to be a comic all her life. Four years ago, she finally took the plunge and signed up for comedy-writing class. Since then, she has been performing comedy in Vermont & NY both on her own and as part of the all-female comedy troupe, The Vermont Comedy Divas. She particularly enjoys telling jokes for a good cause. Autumn lives in Burlington with her 2 hilarious children & their handsome dad.