Comedy + Creativity = Katie Pengra

February 24, 2016


Valerie Lopez


David Thomas


The title of this arti­cle is one of those base lev­el math­e­mat­i­cal for­mu­las so sim­ple, you won’t have to Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.

Born in Ari­zona, Pen­gra want­ed to beat feet to Cal­i­for­nia as soon as pos­si­ble, but her par­ents insist­ed on col­lege. Find out how this, Pee­wee’s Play­house and Maria Bam­ford affect­ed her ear­ly com­e­dy career in part one of her inter­view with Valerie Lopez.

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Part two of the inter­view adds anoth­er ele­ment to Pen­gra’s sto­ry. Dustin Svehlak (sway-lock) pops a squat and chats with Valerie about sev­er­al projects they have in the works under the Volta­ic Video ban­ner. Svehlak can be seen around town, film­ing Cap City Com­e­dy Club’s FPIA Con­test and sets for any come­di­an who want it done.

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Katie Pen­gra con­sid­ers her­self more of a cre­ative per­son rather than pigeon hol­ing her­self as a come­di­an.” Stand-up, act­ing, writ­ing are just a few of the feath­ers in her cap. She also owns and oper­ates Skip­py Leland Pho­tog­ra­phy and is respon­si­ble for many of the head shots used by Austin area comedians.

Katie Pengra