Directed by Darren Katz, the cast features comedians from stage and screen: Christian Finnegan ("Chappelle’s Show," VH1’s "Best Week Ever"), Kevin Farley ("Curb Your Enthusiasm," MTV’s "2Gether," brother of the late Chris Farley), Jay Oakerson (IFC’s "Z Rock," Comedy Central’s "Premium Blend," BET’s "Comic View"), Bill Dawes (Lombardi, Bronx Bombers) and Casey Balsham (Gotham Live) with Shawn Pearlman, Gibran Saleem, Alyse Kenny, Charles McBee and Luis J. Gomez.
Created by and featuring a book by Emmy-winning producer and writer Michelle Wendt and original music by Julian Velard, HA! The Musical, according to press notes, is a "radical musical-comedy-hybrid exploring the good, the bad, the ugly, and the funny of standup comedians. Showcasing a range of personalities and comedic archetypes, HA! guides us through the world of a stand up performance, behind the curtain, and beyond the spotlight into the subconscious id of what makes these twisted, tortured, brilliant minds tick."
HA! The Musical is produced by Eileen Cope/NYLA Entertainment, with Eva Price as general manager and musical direction by Jonathan Ivie and co-musical direction by Jim Territo.