Today we’d like to introduce you to Courtney Overcash, Sara Bresee.
So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
We’ve been performing together at comedy shows and theaters across the metro for the last five years. Most of our work has been in improv, and improv is an awesomely collaborative art. This has allowed us to play with many talented comedians – but we were particularly drawn to each other and found we loved creating together.
Long talks, common views, and a shared sense of humor became a lasting friendship. That bond comes out fully formed when we perform as The Salty Bees. As The Salty Bees, we’ve had the opportunity to create video sketches, improv comedy, and sketch shows that really speak to who we are as artists.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
In true Atlanta fashion, there have been lots of speed bumps and potholes, but we’re enjoying the ride.
You wouldn’t guess this after watching us tell fart jokes, but we’re both Type A personalities. We are fully committed to everything we do. We struggle to find that work-comedy-family-life balance. We love Salty Bees and give ourselves over to our process, but we also need to spend time with our partners and pay our bills.
Another challenge is figuring out, “What’s next?”. Seeing Salty Bees in A Raunchy Feminist Comedy Extravaganza come to life has been an amazing experience. With the help of our Director, Sara Gaare, we treat Extravaganza like a living breathing creature. The show changes slightly each week because we’re constantly finding ways to make it better.
We’re already looking forward to our next big project.
Please tell us about The Salty Bees.
The Salty Bees is a two-woman improvisation and sketch duo. We’re known for our silly characters because we’re not afraid to look stupid. We’re confident, progressive, feminists. Our improv shows and sketches reflect that. Our content may rub some people the wrong way, but our comedy represents us – as performers and as people. Fortunately, most people are too busy laughing to be offended…usually.
We’re most proud of our new full-length sketch show: A Raunchy Feminist Comedy Extravaganza. The title says it all. It’s an intentionally-vulgar woman-powered comedy spectacular (Running every other Friday, July 5th – Aug 30th at 11:00 pm at The Village Theatre)!
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The most important aspect of comedy is honesty. A lot of our jokes while dark, are at their core truthful, so audiences laugh anyway. The stories we’re telling are true, and the characters we’re playing are real.
We won’t give away the ending – but we made a point to end Extravaganza on an incredibly vulnerable note. It’s very honest. And honestly very funny.
- Tickets Available at VillageComedy.Com – $10
- Instagram: @saltybeescomedy
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/saltybeescomedy
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