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Remedy at 611

Sno Jam Comedy Fest Presents the Hiring Crisis with Andy Mattfield and Ross Flores at Remedy at 611

The Hiring Crisis is a themed storytelling show hosted by St Paul-based comics Ross Flores and Andy Mattfield. Each month there’s a new theme. This month's theme is “Your funniest firing”

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Sno Jam Comedy Fest Presents the Hiring Crisis with Andy Mattfield and Ross Flores at Remedy at 611
Sno Jam Comedy Fest Presents the Hiring Crisis with Andy Mattfield and Ross Flores at Remedy at 611

Time & Location

Jan 19, 2024, 9:30 PM – 11:00 PM CST

Remedy at 611, 611 NW Avenue Service Rd, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA


About the event

Sno Jam Comedy Fest Presents the Hiring Crisis with Andy Mattfield and Ross Flores at Remedy at 611. The Hiring Crisis is a themed storytelling show hosted by St Paul-based comics Ross Flores and Andy Mattfield. Each month there’s a new theme. This month's theme is, “Your Funniest Firing," and will feature 7-8 comedians from across the country.


The Pickle Dads,  comprised of Ross Flores (@rofloflo) and Andy Mattfield (@fullspeedidiot), perform and produce comedy shows across the Twin Cities and elsewhere! You may see them as long-lost brothers reunited by a dog DNA test, as business people desperately trying to hire for their new business, and more! Follow them on Instagram: @thepickledads

Greg Capra (Durham, NC): Greg Capra is a former math major who got bored with corporate life and decided to make fun of it instead. Currently residing in Durham, North Carolina, he takes his dry yet mostly clean humor to comedy clubs, bars, and wineries across the Southeast. He has quickly made a name for himself in the scene, performing at the North Carolina Comedy Festival and opening for comics like Ian Lara, Zak Toscani, Alvin Kuai, and Clark Jones. He also hosts a comedy podcast with his best friend of over 20 years, "The Weather's Crazy Podcast".

Jayson Acevedo (Chicago, IL): Incomparable. Unpredictable. Tour de force. Adele's Understudy. Jayson Acevedo is a Chicago-born/based comedian who has opened for and/or shared the stage with Tim Meadows, Chris Redd, Godfrey, & Jeff Ross among many others. Acevedo’s comedy has proven to translate well internationally, having told jokes in five different countries, and two languages & throughout other comedy festivals from LA to New York, in between & beyond, most notably at The NBCUniversal/Second City BreakOut Comedy Festival (Chicago), The 2022 Lucille Ball Comedy Festival (NY), & The 2015 Edinburgh Fringe (Scotland) among many others. Most recently, Acevedo was named Best of Fest at The 2023 Burbank Comedy Festival (LA/Burbank, CA) Acevedo continues to perform regularly throughout the City of Chicago at notable venues such as The World-Famous Laugh Factory, Zanies, Lincoln Lodge, Second City, House of Blues, his nephews’ house, and more. For more of his hair or to watch his very first one-hour comedy special “Lonely Wit”, visit Follow him home or anywhere else @jaysonavocado.

Jeff Pfoser (St. Paul, MN): Jeff Pfoser owns two minivans, enjoys top-shelf root beer, and prefers eating breakfast food for dinner. A charismatic family man whose relatable stories take surprise twists and turns, Pfoser combines impromptu commentary with astute observations of both the magnificent and the mundane. A Stand-Up! Records recording artist, he's appeared in the Boston Comedy Festival, the Fargo Comedy Festival, Minneapolis’ 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festivals, and Mexico's Akumal Comedy Festivals.

Josh di Donato (Atlanta, GA): Josh di Donato is one of the unsung pioneers of the LA Alternative comedy movement. In the 1990s, he produced a series of comedy shows that he brought to Largo, which became an iconic LA comedy destination. Josh opened for Sarah Silverman, Mitch Hedberg, Zach Galifianakis, Dave Chappelle, Maria Bamford, Janeane Garofalo, Marc Maron, Margaret Cho, Jackie Kashian, and many others. He now splits time between Atlanta and Chicago.  Lately, Josh has been making the festival rounds, appearing just in the last few years in the Plano Comedy Festival, Burbank Comedy Festival, Blue Whale CF in Tulsa, Savage Henry CF, Mutiny Radio CF in SF, Funlap CF in Dunlap, Iowa, Four Corners CF in Durango, CO, San Luis Obispo CF, New South CF in Greenville, SC. After doing standup for 29 years, Josh is pretty sure this will be his year.

Khadijah Cooper (Minneapolis, MN): Khadijah Cooper grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis as an only child. Working as the Education Director of a local non-profit focusing on adolescent sexual health, her confidence in public speaking coupled with her quick wit gave her the fuel she needed to burst onto the comedy scene in February 2018; making her name known. In March 2019 Khadijah was in the top 5 for the Best Comedian for the City Pages Best of the Twin Cities. In 2021 Khadijah was named one of 5 comedians to watch! In  2023 Khadijah was accepted into Limestone Comedy Festival, Big Pine Comedy Festival & 10k Laughs Comedy Festival!  Her point of view in her stand up as a mother, a Sexuality Educator Director, and someone who has confidence and comfort in her skin makes her irresistible to laugh with and relate to!

Lou Pharis (Denver, CO): Lou Pharis is a Denver-based stand-up comedian who uses his high energy and outrageous experiences in the classroom to keep crowds laughing. Lou is a rapidly rising comic that features at comedy clubs, festivals, and private events across the US and the UK. His comedy has netted over 70 million views on social media. Weaponizing his ADHD, Lou vividly details the ridiculous happenings of his teaching career, his Cajun upbringing, and the societal norms of his time in the South. Lou has been seen on Bored Teachers and NBC was a finalist in the Comedy Works New Faces competition, and has been featured across New York, London, and Hawaii.

Jenni Lou Russi (Fargo, ND): Born in Ohio, and brewed in Alaska, Jenni Lou Russi began her career at Pierce Street Annex in Alaska and honed her comedy chops in showcases at the Cleveland Improv. She has shared the stage with Chad Daniels and Ryan Niemiller. Her comedy is clean enough that Jenni Lou has opened shows for Leanne Morgan, and bawdy enough to appear on stage with members of The Unbookables in a Dirty Birdie show at the famous Chilkoot Charlie’s. Festival credits include Alaska B4UDIE, Cleveland Comedy Festival, Fargo Comedy Festival, and SnoJam.

Sofia Javed (Chicago, IL): Sofia Javed is a Chicago-based comedian whose material is inspired by her life as a brown woman in America and her former career as a cubicle bureaucrat. She enjoys steak. Check her out at

About the festival

Sno Jam Comedy Festival is a 501c3 nonprofit that celebrates comedy and…snow! That's right there is no other comedy festival like it. Thirty comedians from around the country travel to Sioux Falls, SD to perform in various venues across the city showcasing their wits and endurance to the cold. Over four days, comedians will be showcasing their talents through stand-up comedy and themed showcases, all the while supporting a good cause. Net proceeds benefit local non-profits.

Our 2024 festival charity partner is the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts

Brought to you through the generous support of:

Bruning & Lewis Law Firm

Valley Inn Motel

Travis Ackerman Photography

Remedy Brewing Company

Lucky's Pub

Boss' Pizza and Chicken

Old Revolution

TapeDeck Media

Wombat Cow Productions

Sioux Falls Comedy

Experience Sioux Falls, SD

*21 and over

*Line-up subject to change without notice

*Doors will open 30 minutes before the show

*No refunds, all sales final

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