Picture the triangulated love child of Bette Midler, Lily Tomlin, and Karen Carpenter... and you've got Lisa Koch. An irreverent Seattle singer/comedian, Koch ("Coke") is a deliciously twisted mix of comedy, theater, and demented songs. She has 4 solo recordings, is one-half of hilarious sketch-comedy duo, Dos Fallopia ("My Breasts Are Out of Control"), and is an alumnus of cult quartet Venus Envy ("I'll Be A Homo for Xmas"). She performs at folk and comedy festivals all over the world, and has shared the stage with Steve Martin, Dave Brubeck, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Kate Clinton, and Janis Ian.
Lisa has co-written such warped shows as "The Carpeters: Uncomfortably Close To You," "Two's Company, I'm a Crowd," and "Ham for the Holidays: Swine, Women and Song." She also finds time to work as an actor, appearing in "The Vagina Monologues," "Dirty Blonde," and as the Wicked Witch of the West in "The Wizard of Oz." She performs regularly on Olivia Cruises, has been seen on LOGO, and she tours her one-woman cabaret show, "Return to Planet Lisa." Most recently, she composed a new musical about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas ("27, Rue de Fluerus"), which premiered Off-Broadway in March 2008. Koch's latest CD ("Tall Cool Drink") contains the internet hit, "I'm a Middle-Aged Woman." You can find her at www.heylisa.com.
"...reminiscent of the uproariously tacky mishmash once beloved by the Divine Miss M.... " --Out Magazine
"Hearing Seattle's Lisa Koch is one of life's wickedest pleasures..."
"Koch seems to have that sense of joi de vivre that makes her instantly likeable. She's an out lesbian with a universal appeal..." --Washington Blade