Dava Krause's 150 Word Biography:
Dava is a national touring comedian with a recurring role on House, M.D on FOX. She also appeared on the spin-off InHouse appisode “Nurse Jeffery” featured on iTunes. Hugh Laurie said she had a “brilliant comedic face”. Her Debut comedy rock Album, “Child of the 80’s” is now available on over 300 websites including iTunes and Amazon and can be heard on XM Satellite’s Radio. In Los Angeles, Dava performs stand-up regularly at The Hollywood Improv, The Ice House and on Tom Arnold's show "Laughing with the Stars “ at The Laugh Factory. She is a national touring comedian performing in clubs, colleges and festivals. She also produces and hosts a monthly show in Hollywood featuring some of the top musical comics in the business called “Hotel Comedy”. Dava is a National Voice Over artist that can be heard invideo games and radio and television commercials nationwide.
As a little girl, Dava Krause would entertain her mother by performing impressions of family and friends while they cooked dinner. Wanting to broaden her audience past the kitchen, Dava threw herself into performing and creating original material.
Dava has a recurring role on House, M.D on FOX. She also appeared on the spin-off InHpuse appisode “Nurse Jeffery” featured on iTunes. Just recently, Dava landed a distribution deal with the new indie label New Wave Dynamic. and her debut comedy album, “Child of the 80’s” is now available on over 300 websites including iTunes and Amazon. Dava also wrote the theme song to the pilot, “Women’s Work,” which is currently in development and is a Voice Over Artist whose voice can be heard in video games and radio and television commercials nationwide. In Los Angeles, Dava performs stand-up regularly at The Hollywood Improv, The Ice House and on Tom Arnold's show "Laughing with the Stars “ at The Laugh Factory. She has also traveled all over the country performing in clubs, colleges and festivals. She currently runs a monthly show in Hollywood featuring some of the top musical comics in the business called “Comics That Rock!” Dava is no stranger to improvisation and sketch and studied at The Second City Conservatory and The Improv Olympic Training Center in downtown Chicago, while earning her B.S in Theatre at Northwestern University. She is one of the youngest writers to have her jokes published in “She’s So Funny” by Judy Brown. In addition, she has written several specs, an original film and two original Web Series. Her script was a WILDsound SPRING 2009 TV Screenplay Contest Finalist.Her 1st Web Series, “My Roommate’s Boyfriend,” was produced by Comedytime.tv and can be viewed on youtube.com or her website. Her 2nd series can be viewed at www.inappropriatefairytales.tv and was featured in the ITV Fest 2009. Dava was “chosen” to be “Comedian of the Month” on Jewish Life TV, America's first nationally broadcast, 24/7 Jewish Themed Network broadcast on DirectTV to over one million homes. Dava loves guacamole but when she eats it, she spills it on her shirt.
Dava Krause: Comedy, Guitar and Singing.
"Child of the 80's" now available on over 300 websites including iTunes and Amazon. Includes original songs performed and written by Dava as well as several impressions of her favorite female artists.
Comedian Dava Krause Is A Child Of The 80s
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Dava Krause is an on the rise comedian. We've listened to some of her standup and lyrical comedy and...Dava Krause is an on the rise comedian. We've listened to some of her standup and lyrical comedy and were pleasantly surprised that it didn’t feel like preparation at all. It's like listening to that friend, coworker or crazy relative who always makes you laugh while they rant about their lives.
Dava’s comedic style manages to be fresh, yet familiar. It is obvious that her childhood and family play a big role in her material, so we were eager to talk with her about both and to learn how she got into the business of being funny.
Dava told us that she started developing her approach to humor in childhood. "I watched a lot of sitcoms and thought shows like Cheers taught me a lot about comedic timing," said Dava.
She was also a loyal fan of 80’s comedian legend, Andrew Dice Clay. We think we see some of Dice’s influence in one of our favorite Dava bits, "Inappropriate Fairy Tales". The set provokes an “I can’t believe she just said that!” type of laughter that reminds us of listening to Dice’s version of classic nursery rhymes that are, well, inappropriate.
When did Dava first realize that she was funny? She thought for a moment, “I can’t pinpoint a specific moment. I just remember that my friends would always beg me to tell them stories. My best friend, who is still my best friend today, would even record me telling stories on cassettes for her family to listen to on road trips.” It’s not all that different from today except now you don’t have to be Dava’s friend to be able to listen to her stories on road trips; you can just download them from iTunes.
Dava seems like such a natural one-woman show to us, so it is hard to imagine that she ever considered any other career path, but growing up she always thought she would end up being a musical theatre actress. She performed in musical theatre in high school and even majored in it at North Western University.
Looking back she realizes that serious theatre was not quite the right fit for her. “I was just not very whimsical, ya know?” she reflects. The whole longing love interest of the male lead thing just isn’t really her forte. She was always cast in the more quirky, character acting roles. Dava has what Hugh Laurie would later call “a comedic face” during her recurring stint as the wacky barista on House M.D.
When Dava first gave stand up a try she had (we are not trying to be total Oprah Kool-Aid drinking followers, but…) an “A-ha moment”. She figures she probably bombed the second or third time she got on stage, but that first time she nailed it. She has focused on stand-up and comedic acting ever since. Dava has even found a way to incorporate her love and talent for music as well by putting some of her act to music. Dava is really running with the whole comedy thing and if you keep an eye out, you will see her everywhere.
Dava’s first comedy album, Child of the 80’s launches this week, April 1 on iTunes. She is currently focusing on stand-up and promoting her album. We are definitely planning to go see Dava live and so should you. You can find out when and where she will be performing by checking her calendar at www.davakrause.com.
One hour show: 25-30 minutes of jokes &
25-30 of songs and musical impressions.
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