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Stand Up Live is Proud to present A Fundraising Event to Benefit ROCKET CITY PRIDE! Featuring Samantha Ruddy and Dwayne Duke! Samantha Ruddy: Samantha Ruddy tells jokes, writes funny stuff, and weasels her way into your heart with her gay girl-next-door charm. Paste Magazine has called her a "joke machine." Her grandfather has called her "Louis, Paul, Patrice--whichever kid you are come here." She is currently a Digital Producer at Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, in addition to being a warmup comic back when crowds gathering was a thing. Samantha's work at Full Frontal has included writing straight to camera monologues for Sam to deliver, managing the content on the show's social media accounts, and contributing to web series including the Emmy and Webby Award nominated Beeing At Home. Samantha has performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, headlined Carolines on Broadway, been heard on NPR, and appeared in videos for Comedy Central and Marvel. She has performed at comedy festivals like New York Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Brooklyn Magazine has called Samantha one of Brooklyn's 50 Funniest People, BUST says she's a comic "you should be obsessed with," and Vulture featured her for "Follow Friday." Samantha is a skilled joke writer and her comedy is clever, disarming, and sly. Her writing can be read on Collegehumor, The Cut, and Reductress. She's been nominated for both Shorty and Queerty awards for her online presence. Follow her on Twitter @Samlymatters. You'll be glad you did. And she will too! Dwayne Duke: Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dwayne Duke has honed his craft at venues across the nation. Dwayne's act is not a leap into debauchery, more a gentle nudge into the profane. He's been part of multiple comedy festivals including Cleveland Comedy, Broken Record, Burning Bridges, and Whiskey Bear. His second album "Shame Flashbacks" (2018) is available now. Dwayne is also the founder/ executive Producer of the Midwest Queer Comedy Festival.