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The VIP Comedy Show is one part improv comedy show, one part comedy roast and one part in-depth interview.

For every show, we invite a very important person to the stage, we interview them about their very important lives, and then we do some very important improv based on the stories they tell! Past guests include Producer Joe from Free Beer & Hot Wings, journalist Suzanne Geha, former Mars Hill pastor Rob Bell and the Kent County Coroner. This event is co-produced by The Comedy Project.


Special Guest: Annie Szatkowski

Annie is an Emmy-winning journalist who joined the FOX 17 news team in summer 2015 and is now a regular evening anchor! She started her West Michigan journey anchoring on weekend mornings and has anchored every show the station has to offer since. 

A native of Reno, NV, Annie discovered early on she had a true strength for writing and telling stories. It was that passion, plus a full-ride gymnastics scholarship that brought her to the University of Iowa, where she double-majored in Journalism/Mass Communication and Sports Studies.

In her free time, Annie loves to work out, travel, try new foods and restaurants, volunteer, and go to concerts/sporting events, especially when it comes to the Iowa Hawkeyes.