2017 -- So far...A Very Good Year!!!
On set for a new #Disrupt Aging initiative for AARP - "Tell Us YOUR Story." Click on the photo for a teaser!
At the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival, Click below for more info
4/29 -- Standup with THE KATES @ The Revival Comedy Club in Hyde Park. Click on logo for video!
5/10 -- Back with Art "Chat Daddy" Sims, co-hosting from 6:30-9 on WVON & iRadio
Moderating a "Women in Film Today" panel at SAG-AFTRA, Chicago & Rocking' the comedy mic at the launch party for John Hill's new music production company
Click on the photo links below for...
a snippet of my 3-hour guest hosting gig with Art "Chat Daddy" Sims on WVON & on 1/31/17
and to hear the EON reunion podcast organized by the fans on 1/29/17
(As a point of interest, there's a 35 year age difference between me in the picture on the left and the one on the right. Yep, BabyBoomers rock!!!)
On the air with Matt Brown! - 1/24/17
Waiting to go onstage for a Planned Parenthood Fundraiser with Yas Queen! - 1/30/17
1/3/17 @ ZANIES-ROSEMONT -- Click on the mic below for video
Thanks to my comedy cohorts above (L-R) Hermine Wise, Jenny Epstein & Jenny Herzberg
who gave their time & talent to help me Standup to Gynecological Cancer!...and to my sister, Kathy Coley (pictured right) a fellow survivor and SitMyAssDown Comedy producer who helped me pull off this event with Vicki Weis of Faye's Light Cancer Care Ctr. & Rose Demko of Her Closet Boutique.
Composer Drew Edwards & Producer David Tarleton
SPRING 2011 SERIES: REVIEW
CHICAGO STAGE REVIEW
"...New Foals or seasoned fillies, the beasts in this stable were nothing but thoroughbreds. A surprising new addition to the Beast Women was recognizable film and television actress, Mariann Aalda, in the guise of her Ginger Peechee-Keane persona, a Sex-Ed evangelist. Aalda's sex-positive message and personable character gave the younger members of the audience new hope for the futures of their sex lives, and gave the older members of the audience a few new ideas of what to do after the show."
REVIEWS (Additional @ MoistOnStage.com)
"Sexy, intelligent and fun, fun, fun...all us ladies of a certain age exit with smiles on our faces and in our hearts, knowing that our sexy selves were not gone...not by a long shot!"
" ...With their biting social commentary mixed with deeply personal introspection, Aalda and Morris rebuke our youth-obsessed culture, reminding the true connoisseur of sensuality that experience and virtuosity easily trump taut skin and gravitational fortitude...Calling their review at the Hayworth a sex-istential musical comedy, this gifted duo generates enough ebullient energy to light up a boulevard."
"...literary deftness...ticked and teased...the show makes its point -- sex may be good when you're young, but it's great when you're older -- with humorous conviction."'
The evolution of "Ginger Peechee-Keane" began in solo workshops of BLACK DON'T CRACK...
was harnessed in sketch performance with 3 Blacque Chix...
honed inthe theatrical production of M.O.I.S.T.!
...and polished in stand-up.
"...Aalda is a recent divorcee who comes across as a perkily libidinous Mary Tyler Moore...galvanic moments...particularly Aalda, who is the most engaging."'
"...hammily hilarious, Aalda is a randy Donna Reed.'
"...living proof to ad execs everywhere that sex, really good sex, has no age limits. Who do you think invented the bump and grind, anyway?"
"...heats up Hollywood in a bawdy, sexistential romp at the Acme Comedy Theater"
"...sexy, sensuous and witty...perhaps the best revenge against a biased Hollywood is success on stage."
"...Why, Mr. Lumet, it's called acting...that's what it's all about, isn't it?"