THE GOLIATH COMEDY EXPERIENCE / by Deen Schroeder

I have been watching live stand up comedy for over 10 years. Over the past decade, I have been lucky enough to spend time with the country's best comedians and made a few great friends along the way. The amount of time I've spent in comedy clubs around the country, hanging  with comedians, roaming around festivals and actually performing on stage has given me a deep appreciation for the craft of Comedy. 

When Kate Goliath contacted me and asked if I would be willing to shoot 6 nights of comedy at The Goliath & Goliath Comedy Experience, I said that I would absolutely love to do it. The Goliath's gave me a fairly open brief and encouraged me to shoot what I want to in the way that I best suits my style of photography.

During the week I gravitated towards candid shots of the performers in the backstage area. The moments just before they got on stage and faced the crowds, the time when you actually see the craft behind the laughter, the silliness between the comedians and the human side of these performers. 

These are some of my favorite moments from the Goliath Comedy Experience.