whoa man is...
... an all-female sketch team that endeavors to tell savvy, quick-witted stories through an unapologetically female lens...
Comprised of original members Cassie Keet, Claire Dellamar, Hayley Shaw, Erika Rankin and Mandie Cheung, Whoa Man formed after many years of studying together at Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop. Due to the wealth of absurdly talented people in their acting class networks (including AMAW, UCB, and the Groundlings alum), the group prides itself on having the unique privilege of inviting a guest Whoa Man actress to write and perform alongside the core group each show.
With a permanent residency at Three Clubs on Vine Street, Whoa Man has performed several times at the Comedy Central Stage and boasts sold-out shows and repeat audiences; when folks see our show, they want to come back for more.
Our intent is first and foremost to create a product that is written, directed, and produced entirely by women. Secondly, we’re just here to have fun. Like, a lot of fun. While many of our themes are relatable to people of any gender or age (dating, friendship, ritual sacrifice) we always commit to examine our subjects through the modern female gaze, with a special nod to the fallacies put forth by ubiquitous fairytale characters we all know and love.
A Whoa Man show has something for everyone. You like your comedy nerdy? Enjoy the wealth of sketches that would make any ComicCon attendee happy. Fans of original tunes delight in our parody musical numbers. High-functioning alcoholics cheer along to our in-show drinking games. Basically, there’s something for everyone!
Moving forward, Whoa Man is working towards transforming our most popular stage sketches into digital content that can be shared with a wider audience. We hope to grow and expand our brand from there, never losing sight of what we believe to be true: women are funny as fuck.