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Kelly Petronis is a comedian based in Athens, GA. In 2015 he co-founded the Krakin Jokes comedy showcase, which was featured in the 2018 documentary Athens Rising: The Sicyon Project. In 2019 he wrote his masters thesis on the linguistics of improv comedy at the University of Georgia. He currently directs Flying Squid Comedy, where he teaches improv and standup. An independent filmmaker, improviser, and serial podcaster, Kelly is one part self-produced punk rock comedian, one part sweater-wearing linguist philosopher. He has performed for audiences of all stripes and ages with his comedy that is logic-bending, poetic, and tantalizingly dry.