a monthly show in New York, featuring live comedy and music.
It is co-produced by Shonali Bhowmik, Heather Lawless,
Andrea Rosen, and Chelsea Peretti. The four perform individually,
then premiere a new comedic short film at each show, featuring
the entire group as an ensemble (with occasional cameos: Fred
Armisen, Andy Milonakis, Ed Helms). The Shac were contributor's
to Playgirl's 2006 Humor Issue and were featured in the Time Out
New York Student Guide, as well as The Hollywood Reporter's
Winter Humor issue, and New York Post's roundup of the best
new shows in the New York comedy scene. Their short film,
"Slumber Party" was selected for the Brooklyn International
Film Festival. Shorts can be viewed online in the shorts section.

SHONALI BHOWMIK is the leader of the indie rock band Tigers and Monkeys for which she is the songwriter, singer, and guitar player. She is also one of the leaders of Atlanta’s Ultrababyfat which was featured on tour with David Cross in the DVD “Let America Laugh.” Her bands have shared the stage with PJ Harvey, The Shins, and Sleater Kinney. Her music may be heard in the Shac short films for which she composes signature instrumental tracks. In 2008, Shonali was the composer for original music for the MTV television series “How’s Your News.” She does commercial work, acts in independent film projects as well as sketches on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” She recently started her own independent record label called Little Lamb Recordings. Shonali is currently working on a solo album to be released by her own label. Shonali is also an attorney.

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HEATHER LAWLESS was winner of the 2005 Emerging Comedians of New York Award for Best Female Comedian. In 2006, she was a finalist for "Outstanding Female Standup Comedian" for the New York City Nightlife Awards. She has been featured on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, as well as the Comedy Central DVD/CD set "Invite Them Up." She appeared on MTV2's "Wonder Showzen" Horse Apples episode as Permanently Preggy Peggy, and recently recorded a pilot for Adult Swim. She has opened for the Portland-based band Sleater-Kinney, and performed on the "Tinkle" DVD, featuring David Cross, Jon Benjamin, and Todd Barry. In 2007 Heather can be seen in Michel Gondry's latest movie, "Be Kind Rewind" starring Jack Black.

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ANDREA ROSEN is a New York based comic, actor, and writer. Recently, she was a regular on Comedy Central’s Michael and Michael Have Issues. She was on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords, FX’s Rescue Me, The Ten, Wainy Days, The Pleasure of Your Company, The Whitest Kids You Know. She played “Jennifer” on Comedy Central’s Stella. She is a regular commentator on VH1. She performs in NYC and at colleges. And does lots of commercials. Andrea holds a women’s fishing world record. She caught the biggest Permit fish on an 8 pound test line (true). She is very proud to be a member of the Variety Shac, a monthly show at UCB NY.

Andrea's YouTube page

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CHELSEA PERETTI is a comedian who has performed at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, The Las Vegas Comedy Festival, DC's Bentzen Ball, and Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest. She has been seen on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham," is a regular on Tru TV's "The Smoking Gun Presents," and recently booked a role on Louis CK’s new series for FX.

Her writing has appeared in Details, Playgirl, and the Village Voice and she has contributed to television projects for MTV, VH1, Adult Swim, and Comedy Central, including most recently "The Sarah Silverman Program." Her voice can be heard in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Comedic web projects include the satirical website BlackPeopleLoveUs.com, the New York City Rejection Line, and original web videos for Super Deluxe, Variety Shac, and others. These projects have been featured on Good Morning America, the New York Times, and CNN. Peretti's "All My Exes" series was in the top 10 of New York Magazine's "Top 20 Funniest Web Videos of 2007."

visit Chelsea's web site

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