Crackin-Up with Gretchen and The Lukes
Crackin-Up With Gretchen and The Lukes
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Gretchen Massey was born to tell stories.

Well, she was born a Buddhist in the Bible Belt, a white girl in a Hispanic neighborhood and dirt poor to boot, so her point of view is quite unique.

Gretchen attended Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts in Dallas, Texas, and immediately moved to Chicago to help form ‘The Feral Theater Company’, which focused on writing and producing original theatrical and improvisational material.

Since moving to Los Angeles, Gretchen’s used her unique background to tell her stories through improvisation, standup comedy and talk radio.

  • She currently co-stars in the radio talk show ‘Crackin-Up’ (Los Angeles & San Fran)
  • Gretchen hosted Red Carpet Coverage for at the Emmys and the Grammys,
  • She hosts a live daily talk show each summer on called “House CallsThe Big Brother Talk Show” (just finishing her third season,)
  • Hosted ‘The Gretchen Massey Show’ on KLSX, Los Angeles and KIFR, San Francisco
  • Co-Starred in the Los Angeles based radio talk showLauren and Gretchen Uncut,”
  • Starred in nationally syndicated show “Radio Girls” (Chicago, Dallas, D.C., Detroit)
  • Reported several stories for the Playboy Channel’s “Sexcetera.”

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Mike Lukas is an enormously entertaining, fun bunch of guys.

The Lukes--a tall, rangy figure with a shaven dome who cuts a striking figure onstage--operates his comedy as his own one-man sketch/improv troupe, often deftly weaving in and out of various characters & voices, including pieces where inanimate objects not only speak, but mess with his twisted head.

A veteran of professional comedy for over fifteen years, the Lukes’ impressive list of credits includes:


  • He currently co-stars in ‘Crackin-Up’ (LA & San Fran)
  • Multiple performances on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,”
  • Multiple appearances on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien,”
  • Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”“Stand-Up, Stand-Up”.
  • He killed at the “Just For Laughs” Comedy Festival in Montreal,
  • He hosted and co-wrote a season of A&E's “The Straight Dope,”
  • Lukes rocked out as the bartender in Liz Phair's MTV video 'Jealousy,'
  • He worked for a number of years on Second City stages in Chicago, in the national touring company and as an opening cast member in their Las Vegas production,
  • He continues to be a highly requested headlining act at comedy clubs across America.

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