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. She does commercial work and may be seen in several sketches on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." Shonali is also an attorney and a member of the Georgia Bar Association.

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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 an actress, writer, and comedian, living in NYC. She is a member of The Variety Shac. She recently played "Jennifer", a series regular, on Comedy Central's “Stella”. She is a regular commentator on VH1's All Access Series. She's written and performed 2 one woman shows, "Fast and Loose" and "Room for Rent" (PSNBC, NYC & HBO Workspace, LA). With a grant from the State of NY, she co-wrote, produced, and performed "It's a Detective Agency and Everyone's English", a play at the NYC Fringe Festival. Look for her in the upcoming features, “Pleasure of Your Company” with Jason Biggs, and “The Ten” with Adam Brody. Andrea holds a women’s fishing world record. She caught the biggest Permit fish on an 8 pound test line (true).
And she can be seen in lots of commercials.

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CHELSEA PERETTI is a stand-up comic and writer living in New York. She makes short films with the Variety Shac (currently in pre-production on a pilot) and has created two series for Turner's newly launched SuperDeluxe. She is co-creator of the New York City Rejection Line: (212) 479-7990 and of web satire blackpeopleloveus.com, which brought her to HBO Aspen Comedy Festival's "Off the Web."

Chelsea has written for Playgirl, the Village Voice, and Details. She is co-author of a Gawker book to be released in fall 2007.

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