Danielle Williams aka The Comedy Diva has been embraced by audiences for her unique take on wearing wigs, love of pop culture and void of black love. Danielle has performed throughout the Southwest bringing her energetic, diva enthusiasm and over the top bubbly personality to comedy stages with performances at the Tempe Improv, Rick Bronson's House of Comedy, The Comedy Spot, Stand Up Live, Aces comedy club and Crackups Comedy Club. Danielle's diva with a side hustle comedy style has gotten her noticed and she has opened up for some of the biggest stand up comedians on the scene today like Godfrey from Zoolander, Donnell Rawlings of the Chappelle show and Aida Rodriquez from Last Comic Standing. Danielle's day job keeps her in the public eye as the host of Arizona Daily Mix on AZTV 7 and she gets you home safe as an on air traffic anchor for I Heart Media radio.
K-von is a headlining actor/comedian known worldwide. He recently advanced as a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” to rave reviews from Roseanne. K-von is on this season of LAUGHS on FOX. The star of MTV’s hit show “Disaster Date”, he’s also been on SHOWTIME, CNN’s “HLN”, Good Morning America, the BBC, & NPR to name a few. His standup comedy career has taken him around the world several times performing in comedy clubs and theaters, for colleges and large non-profit organizations. K-von has recently brought his acting to the big screen as the lead in “The Gingerdead Man 2” along with roles in “Guardian Angel” & the upcoming “Jimmy Vestvood” (Maz Jobrani). K-von is most excited about the upcoming project he wrote/directed "NOWRUZ: Lost & Found"...a comedic Journey into the Persian New Year. In this 90-minute documentary film, he hilariously invites you along to retrace the roots he never knew and discover the dancing, food, clothing & traditions involved in the Persian New Year.
A diverse and eclectic blend of established comedians, writers and actors, Recycled Babies is a unique social commentary sketch show. Using topical themes (often pulled from the headlines), pop culture parody, and lovably damaged characters the Babies always deliver hilarious sketch comedy that is skewed to the absurd and twisted; the perfect blend of silly and edgy. Recycled Babies have been featured at the Comedy Central Stages, The Nerdist Theater at Meltdown Comics, Seattle Sketch Fest, SENE, The Clubhouse, as well as many other stages and festivals. Recently Recycled Babies produced a Branding video for the San Diego Based company Paint Care; as well as branding videos for international website Football.com.
Melissa McQueen is a stand-up comedian, writer and sketch performer. She currently hosts the A&E online web series, Buzzworthy. She performs regularly at The world famous Comedy Store and her act has taken her to comedy clubs all over the country. Melissa has also made a name for herself writing on numerous TV Celebrity Roasts including Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Major League Baseball players. Melissa’s willingness to pull out all the stops with her physical comedy and bizarre characters has since landed her on numerous television shows, including Frank TV, BET's Socially Offensive Behavior, the new In Living Color and Nick Cannon’s Short Circuitz. She can be seen in the upcoming film And Punching the Clown and produces videos for her YouTube channel Dorks of Yore, which has been covered by The Hollywood Reporter and Huffington Post.
Ella thinks the best comedy is like an open house in another person’s brain, and she would like to invite you into hers. Described by the Austin Chronicle as “exceedingly clever”, her jokes run the gamut from honest to absurd. She is a former engineer and unpaid intern whose 2016 solo show “Test Tube Babe” was almost, but not entirely, not about science. She’s an alum of sketch troupe Comedy Bazaar and Austin comedy juggernaut Master Pancake. She has performed at festivals across the country, including Bridgetown, Moontower, and the Chicago Comedy Expo.
Nal & Tess
EJ Nonstop is a Brooklyn native. He has been performing Comedy all over the country for the past 6 years. The creator of Teamnonstop Comedy and the his comedy series 4 The People Comedy Series that has been successfully produced in 15 different states. He has performed with some of the greats in the game and at some of the hottest clubs in the country. His in your face high energy realistic style of comedy will leave you wanting more . Is this mic on ?
Mary has always loved to laugh and entertain friends and family. She started out with Jester'z Improv as a main-stage cast member and instructor for 3 years. Her fun, self-deprecating take on being a single lady and growing up with a Mexican mother provide a delightful time for all to enjoy.
Shapel Lacey was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. As a heavy punk rock diehard, Shapel learned to understand the art of performance and developed an individuality for himself. Shapel is musically talented, has intense hand-eye coordination which can be seen when showing off his skateboarding tricks, and sick competitive cheerleading ability. Cheerleading was the segue for Shapel becoming a comedian. Shapel felt that comedy was way he could still perform and share his crazy life stories. Shapel performs regularly at the local comedy clubs in Phoenix, AZ. Shapel is a co writer/cast member for a live sketch comedy show called Literally The Worst Show Ever based out of Phoenix, Arizona. He also has had the privilege of touring and doing sketch comedy with Frank Caliendo.
As the son of comedy club owners, Jack essentially grew up in the comedy scene, and over the years made the transition from spectator to on-stage performer. Over the last few years he has delved into the acting and writing world and has moved his way up the ladder to find himself traveling across the country to feature for the likes of Jeff Garcia, Brandon T. Jackson and Damon Wayans Jr. Today, he can be found headlining in clubs across the country as he continues his journey up the comedy totem pole.
Jeremiah Coughlan is a comedian. A comedian who physically resembles what would happen if Chris Farley ate Bob Ross. His stage presence embodies some of the same traits. He is an imperfect mix of chaos, and control. In what can seem paradoxical Jeremiah carries a calm, and contented demeanor in to his high energy and surprisingly athletic stage performances. Although he still hasn’t figured out how to complete a painting in 30-minutes. With his candid, conversational brand of self-deprecating humor, Jeremiah has advanced in some very prestigious comedy competitions. He has become a regular performer at Clubs all over the Northwest. In 2016 he performed as part of the Hudson Valley Comedy Festival in New York, and in 2017 he has been invited to perform in The Idaho Laugh Festival in Boise, Idaho, The SF Sketchfest in San Francisco, California, and The Crom Comedy Festival in Toronto, Ontario.
Pauline Yasuda is the winner of California’s Funniest Female Competition (2013). She was a member of Acme Comedy Theatre and where she shared the stage with Matthew Lillard, Alex Borstein, and Tatyana Ali as a sketch performer and writer. As a stand-up comedian, she won the Wild Card Round at the World Series of Comedy in 2012, was a Best of Fest pick at the Burbank Comedy Festival, and was runner up in LA’s Funniest Comic Competition in 2015. She currently tours colleges across the US and can be seen on stage at numerous clubs throughout Southern California.
Ari is an observational comic that tells stories and situations from his life. Ari grew up in San Diego, CA and is currently residing in Los Angeles where he performs stand up comedy regularly. In 2010 Ari skateboarded from Oregon to New York to raise money towards at-risk youth for the organization SkateAcrossUSA.com In 2012 Ari skated from Santa Cruz, CA to San Diego, CA almost 600 miles stopping and performing stand up along the way. Ari has been featured on MTV, StandUpTalk.com, FunnyOrDie, Cracked, College Humor, TBS, and Fuel. He is a regular performer on Comedy Juice which is known as one of the best shows in the country. He has performed in The LA Scripted Comedy Festival, The TBS College Comedy Competition, Hi De Ho Comics Halloween Festival, The Spring Island Music and Comedy Festival. Ari performs regularly all over LA; some notable venues include The Ice House, Flappers, The Comedy Store, The Improv, and many more.
Andy performs at clubs and venues across the county and is a regular at his home club, Stand Up Live in Phoenix, AZ. He has opened for such comics as Andrew Dice Clay, Dave Attell, Amy Schumer, and many others. Currently he is on the road opening for Aries Spears. Andy was also invited to perform at the original "Odd Ball Comedy Festival" with Dave Chappelle.
Anwar Newton is a comedian from Phoenix, AZ who has opened for Tig Notaro and Hannibal Burress. He produces and hosts Literally The Worst Show Ever and This Week Sucks, Tonight! which are two of Phoenix's best independent comedy shows.
Doing stand up for almost 6 years, Michael delivers comedy with a running theme of self deprecation and everyday existence of being someone who can't stop asking the common question "is this really happening?" He has been running residency shows from central Texas to Los Angeles and Michael co-produces and hosts a monthly stand up show in the hollywood hills called, "A Comedy Show LA" with past performers including Beth Stelling, Ian Karmel, Kyle Kinane, Iliza Shlesinger. All of their shows of hit capacity and are one to look out for. You may have seen him at one of many comedy festivals, including "New Orleans Comedy and Arts Festival" and Austin TX's "Fun Fun Fun Fest." Michael invaded movie theaters with a supporting role in Richard Linklater's comedy "Everybody Wants Some!!" which has just been released on Hulu. Michael has another independent feature called "The Great American Movie Hustle" which comes out soon.
The first time Phil Korz took the stage in 2009 he went home Salisbury University's "Last Comic Standing" winner. Phil completed his first filmed cross country comedy tour documentary "It's Just Me" in 2016. Since, Phil has shared the stage with Jerry Seinfeld, George Wallace, Drew Lynch from America’s Got Talent, Nikki Carr from Last Comic Standing, and Bryan Riley from Conan. Open and honest, with a side of Self Deprecation, his style of storytelling makes his misadventures interesting and endearing. Audiences that have seen Phil in action want you to know this is a show you shouldn't miss.
Phyllis Voren is an Arizona comedian and actress. She relocated from Philadelphia to Sedona 10 months ago. She has performed in clubs and colleges throughout the country - even performing in the Arctic Circle on a D.O.D. [Dept. of Defense] tour. She has performed with the improv group, “And Company” at the Comedy Store in L.A. Phyllis was a regular at Dangerfield’s Comedy Club In New York some years ago. In Philadelphia Phyllis created a long running, award winning comedy show called “FUNNY FEMALES.” Phyllis has numerous TV and film acting credits that include parts in soaps, commercials and voiceovers.
Buried deep within the most luxuriant beard in comedy lives DJ Sandhu’s silver tongue just aching to get out and spread its diabolical thoughts. From Sacramento, CA, Sandhu decided to break his parents’ hearts by sharing his absurd opinions with strangers rather than going to med school like a responsible, well-adjusted adult. From the World Series of Comedy to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and everywhere in between, Sandhu has worked with some of the industry’s legends including Bret Ernst, Dat Phan, Carl LaBove, Tommy Davidson, and Godfrey…all of which leave his mother incredibly disappointed that he didn’t choose a better life path.
Michael Turner thinks he's funny. He's never been wrong. He co-produces This Week Sucks, Tonight! alongside Anwar Newton as well as being a writer on Literally The Worst Show Ever.
Marty Simpson is a comedian who submitted for the Big Pine Festival and wasn't sure if he should write his bio in first or third person. It wasn't clear in the submission form. He chose third person. Marty was the head football coach at a high school and the lead Drama teacher for ten years before doing stand-up comedy. Every fall he just "acted" like the football coach. Marty's comedy has appeared on ESPN, BET, NickMom, and even TBN. Marty works all over North America spreading his mean-and-likable style of comedy.
Bar Room Heroes
Michael Longfellow is a stand up comedian, writer, actor, and most of all, stepson based in Los Angeles. Michael started performing at the young age of 18 while going to college in Arizona - he hasn’t stopped since. While in AZ, Michael was a regular at the Tempe Improv and Stand Up Live in Phoenix, hosting and featuring for the headlining acts coming through. Eventually one of those acts made Michael move to Los Angeles. In a new city with no friends Michael was scared but kept on trucking. He did shows, met people & even got into Kombucha, he loves that stuff now. Eventually he was lucky enough to get some opportunities that made the move a little easier, opportunities like the Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail or small appearances on Seeso's program Hidden America with Jonah Ray. Now he's full blown Los Angeles and couldn't be happier. Over the last five years, Michael has been honing his distinct rolling delivery and playful charm on stage, now its very distinct and very playful. He even went to Atlanta and placed 2nd at the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival recently, he's very happy about it and I should know... I am him.
Mary Gallagher, an actor and stand up comedienne, is currently on David Spade’s show Fameless on TruTV. Originally from Milwaukee, Mary now performs her stand up comedy all over and has guest-starred on hits such as NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Friends and The West Wing, and co-starred in the movie Flightplan with Jodie Foster. “Mary has that rare combo of a great mind, quick wit and big heart. A joy to work with and work that is pure joy. I couldn’t love her more without threatening my marital vows.” —Jason Alexander
Amanda Hurley is an Arizona comedian who made the move to NY 3 years ago. She's recently appeared in the Women In Comedy Festival, Beast Village Comedy Festival, Bird City Comedy Festival and Tucson Comedy Arts. She has performed all across the country and is currently writing this bio on her phone.
Born and raised New Yorker, started pursuing comedy in 2015 after working at The American Comedy Company in San Diego, California
It's Rome’s laugh out loud, hilarious, clean style and quick wit that keeps audiences craving for more. In addition to being a favorite at many Comedy Clubs & Colleges throughout the country, Rome has appeared on the second season of NBC'S Last Comic Standing, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and was recently nominated and won Best Supporting Actor in the New York Network One Act Festival.
Mike Enders bursted onto the Arizona comedy scene in 2015 and has quickly risen from bar comic to club regular. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Mike moved to the Valley of the Sun after racking up a plethora of parking tickets and offending numerous bartenders. Mike quickly gained notoriety for his quick wit and new-age delivery. He brings a raw charisma to the stage, and has grown to be one of the most sought after comics in Phoenix. His favorite comedy festival is Big Pine Comedy Festival.
Steven Briggs has a unique, high-energy style of comedy that keeps audiences on their toes. His amusing anecdotes are enhanced by his use of beatbox sound effects and well developed characters. His debut album, Whiskey DIck, was produced by Uproar Records, was recently picked up by Sirius XM Radio. When Steven is not entertaining audiences across the US, you can find him flying overseas with Armed Forces Entertainment to perform for the troops. Steven has also appeared on MTV and in Commercials for ESPN, Dodge Ram, Toyota, Google, Oscar Mayer and many more.
Tyrel Hartman is a hack. He’s a Denver comedian who has conned his way into the semi-finals for the Comedy Works New Faces Contest and Denver Improv Comedy Competition. He was haphazardly chosen for Comedy Works Funny Final Four and currently hosts Boulder, Colorado’s worst rated comedy show, “New Money.” He recently took to the stage at Cromfest and headlined The 2016 Longmont Laughfest, so you know he’s a real piece of trash. That being said you should totally go see him!
Greg “G” Williams
Please Send Nudes
Marsha Warfield is best known for her 1986–92 role of the tough, no-nonsense bailiff Roz Russell on the NBC sitcom Night Court. She also starred in the sitcom Empty Nest as Dr. Maxine Douglas, and as a writer and performer on the Richard Pryor Show. Originally a comedian in Chicago, Marsha moved to Los Angeles in 1976 and performed at clubs, including The Comedy Store, joining some of the most influential comedians of our time. She has appeared in feature films such as D.C. Cab and Mask, and hosted The Marsha Warfield Show. Her guest appearances include Riptide, Family Ties, Clueless, Cheers, and Living Single.
After a period of retirement, Marsha is back for “revenge”, tackling issues including politics, being black, coming out as a gay woman, and her affair with pizza. Marsha lives in Las Vegas where she performs her show, The Marsha Warfield Experience, at L.A. Comedy Club at the Stratosphere Casino & Hotel.
Originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming, Brandt Tobler is a comedian, writer, and actor. Known for Comedy Central, 31 Podcast, and the release of his NEW book Free Roll, Brandt is a comedy staple. He currently receives his mail in Los Angeles, but spends most of his life in hotel rooms on the road. When not telling jokes you can find him drinking beer and eating steak with his friends, constantly living in fear that his gout is going to flare up and ruin another day of fun.
Anthony Desamito is a seven-year stand-up comedian from Arizona. Anthony is the Winner of the 1st Annual AZ's Funniest Person with a Day Job, was voted Best of Fest at the Big Pine Comedy Festival, Best of SLOCase at the San Luis Obispo Comedy Festival and was a Finalist in Arizona's Funniest Comedian. Anthony is a Finalist in the 2016 Scriptapalooza TV Sitcom Writing Competition and he co-hosts an NPR featured podcast in which they recap episodes of the Golden Girls called, "Thank You for Being a Podcast. He has been featured on FOX's Laughs, the Doug Stanhope podcast, NPR, the Advocate and Inverse magazine.
2017 BIG PINE PERFORMERS
Tiny Punches is an improv comedy team based in Flagstaff, AZ that has been performing together for the past three years. Featuring creative and outlandish character work, fast-paced game focused pacing, and weaving narrative themes throughout, the style of Tiny Punches is always surprising and satisfying.
A nomadic childhood courtesy of a gypsy-spirited mother and a stoic Hungarian immigrant father. Fourteen different public schools. Fifteen years in the trenches as a high-school teacher. More years than I care to count with minimal success dating. All of it amazing fodder for comedy! In my 11 years as a comedian, I've performed in clubs across the US, for our military on bases around the world, and fortunate to work with and observe my comedy heroes. Next stop, Big Pine Comedy Festival!
Jonathan Gregory's unique one of a kind "creepy" comedy has audiences howling wherever he goes. He's a cross between Steven Wright and Sam Kinison with over 8 million hits on YouTube. His credits include Last Comic Standing season 6, Comedy Time Network, Showtime Boxing, True Hollywood Stories Investigates Hazing, and he likes pizza..
Damon Sumner has been bringing laughter to people’s lives even before he held a mic on a stage. He has continued to hone his craft and every time he touches the stage, he delivers hilarious stories about his upbringing, and witty, high-energy observations of everyday life. Damon has been called, “a blend of Kevin Hart and Jim Gaffigan.” Since starting standup in Atlanta in 2010, Damon has shared the stage with numerous headliners, nationally and internationally, like Todd Glass, Iliza Shlesinger, Duncan Trussell, Jarrod Harris, Wendy Liebman, George Wallace, and so many more. In 2012, Damon toured China for a year and was a part of the team that opened the first full-time mainland comedy club in China, Kungfu Comedy Club. Damon seeks to be the comedian that everyone can relate to and simply make everybody laugh!
Kirsten resides in LA. She has a high school degree. Best known for wearing roller skates with no pants on & transporting herself by lighting her farts on fire, she was also named one of Oprah Magazine's Top Ten Comics To Let Sleep On Your Couch.
Bill Laskowski isn't your typical cis gender straight white male, he's actually median height for mountain gorilla, which is a tall little person in human terms. Bill is best known for his pre- 911/snakes on a plane smuggling of a live boa constritor past United's crack security team. He once punched a Trump for pronouncing italian "eye"talian. He's excited see you this year and hug you just a little to long so you're not 100% sure if he just smelled your hair
A steady fixture in the Southern California comedy scene, Bruce Jingles was born to be a showman. His comedic brand blends just the right amount of wit, impersonation, and essential timing, making him a hit in front of any crowd. A man of many hobbies, Jingles captures a crowd with a propensity for pot, a love of comic books, and a soft spot for storytelling. Whether he’s impersonating drunks, juxtaposing stereotypes, or recounting his various run-ins with the law, Jingles’ material is endearingly eloquent and rife with intelligence. Jingles has also done considerable work in radio, participating in shows on KCAA NBC-AM, as well as several established podcasts, adding another layer to his already engaging performance. Jingles has taken his compelling act all over the country, as well as overseas, entertaining troops as part of several USO tours. Jingles’ expansive body of work has been showcased on networks such as ABC, VH1, NUVOTV, and two Showtime specials. He appeared in the 2008 dark comedy,” Driving Bill Crazy”, has even appeared on TMZ.
Broken Hearts Podcast
Jessie Johnson started comedy in Phoenix, Arizona and now lives in East Hollywood, baby, pursuing stand-up. She has also produced, edited, and directed three stand-up comedy specials. She hates writing bios.
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Monté Benjamin is an all around performer, comedian and actor that is revolutionizing comedy, as we know it. His high impact, charismatic style of comedy is refreshing and will make you cry laughing. Monte Benjamin began doing stand-up comedy in the late 1990s. His success as a stand-up comedian led to multiple acting performances and commercial voice-overs. He has toured and entertained audiences in the eastern region of the Nation as well as in his hometown, Miami, Florida.
Ty Baumanis is a writer and comedian from Phoenix, Arizona. He's a former college hockey player that decided to stop injuring his own brain in hopes of polluting yours. Ty is the author of 2 mildly successful Facebook posts and 1 viral tweet. His work has been stolen by Instagram accounts such as Fuckjerry and The Fat Jewish.
Jess Miller’s stories and take on life will bring you to tears! As a comic, Jess has an ability to get you going right out of the gate! Her style on stage is lovably hilarious and her ability to win over her audience is magic. From host to headliner, Jess will have you belly laughing. She has performed all over the Northeast and NYC at clubs and casinos, including some of the most renowned clubs in NYC such as Comic Strip LIVE and the infamous Caroline’s on Broadway.
Born in Texas and raised in Augusta, Georgia – Billy Anderson is stand-up comedian currently living in Seattle, Washington. He’s been seen regionally at SketchFest Seattle, The Washington Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and was a finalist in the 2016 Seattle International Comedy Competition. Outside of the Northwest, Billy has written for Cracked.Com, performed in SF Sketchfest, LaLaFest Los Angeles, the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and as of 2013 he has performed stand-up comedy in every US state. Billy was recently featured on Audible’s “Sounds Like America” hosted by Jackie Kashian and the syndicated program “Laughs” on Fox television.
Geof Piccarreta is a popular and respected stand-up comic currently residing in Phoenix, Arizona. Though well-known for his dark and twisted perspective on life, Geof’s clever style and delivery leaves audiences wanting to adopt him instead of calling the police. Geof has traveled the country honing his craft and performed at an array of nationally-renowned venues, including: The Comedy Spot – Scottsdale, AZ House of Comedy – Phoenix, AZ
Jan Davidson is a Los Angeles based comedian/actor/writer/mother/nice lady. She can be seen on season 9 of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Jan has appeared on The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, NickMom Night Out, was a finalist on Nickelodeon’s Funniest Mom in America and Her children are now grown and attending the finest junior colleges money can pay for.
Ryan has released 3 full-length albums IMMORTAL FOR NOW, COMEDY WONDER TOWN & HOW TO GET HIGH WITHOUT DRUGS, was a recurring character as himself on IFC’s MARON, been seen on Seeso and is the creator and host of one of the top Science & Medicine podcasts on iTunes, ME & PARANORMAL YOU, conducting in-depth interviews with people who possess paranormal abilities or have had extraordinary experiences. He was selected by LA Weekly as one of “10 LA Comics to Watch” for 2014, was mentioned in NY Magazine as a “Comic to Watch,” was one of 4 finalists in the original CMT’s Next Big Comic Contest, is a frequent guest on the WTF Podcast w/Marc Maron and the Bob & Tom Show, and his joke “United Snacks of America” has over 8 million listens on Pandora.
Mary Patterson Broome
Genevieve Rice is a Phoenix-based comedian, human woman, and definitely not a bunch of raccoons in a trench coat. Recently named one of the top 100 creatives by the Phoenix New Times, Genevieve is the producer of Bird City Comedy Festival, which takes place in downtown Phoenix. She is also the co-host of Thank You for Being a Podcast, a podcast about The Golden Girls. Genevieve lives with her husband, two cats and with a lifetime of regret.
Nicole Aimée Schreiber
The Riveters is an all-female long form improv troupe from the Tucson Improv Movement (aka TIM). From a brief opening these hilarious ladies will create a montage of fun, fast, and smart comedic scenes right on the spot. Founded in early 2015 they headline and manage The Best Show Period, a popular all female comedy showcase at the TIM Comedy Theater on historic 4th Avenue. The Riveters is comprised of Esther Brilliant, Catherine Bartlett, Jessica Gregg, Jessica Hill, Jessica Peck, and Clare Shelley.
Thank You For Being A Podcast
Born and raised in Miami, FL. Jc Currais mixes a larger than life stage persona with his high energy performance style. He has been featured on FOX's Laughs and BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood. He was a writer on Comedy Central's TripTank and is one of the writers/stars of the online sitcom The Apartment. He made his film debut in the Sundance Film Festival feature “New Low”. His second feature film “From The Dead” is slated for release in October of 2017. He has released a full length comedy album titled Sometimes Funnier than Silence. And is a member of The Good, The Bad, and The Sloppy College Comedy Tour. His presence is as big as his imagination and you never know where the show will end up when this man-child is the ring master. Currais has opened for such comedians as Steve Byrne, Hannibal Burress, David Allen Grier, Whitney Cummings, Kyle Kinane and Ralphie May.
The 31 Podcast
Arizona comedian and stay at home father, Jon Carden, has plenty to talk about! Audiences fall in love with his stories about being a disabled vet, Cheer Dad, mini-van driver, Sports fan, and 3rd base softball coach. Carden’s humor is relatable and unique! Bringing his Uncrusta’Hustle to comedy clubs across the United States, Jon Carden is one of this year’s can’t miss comedians.
Julian Fernandez is a latino comedian and impressionist who started his comedy career at just seventeen years old in Los Angeles, CA. His comedy has been featured on shows like First Impressions with Dana Carvey on USA Network and on Season 3 of Laughs on Fox. He has performed in a number of festivals such as Highlarious, Ventura Harbor, Idaho Laughfest, and has even won "Best of Fest" during the 2015 Burbank Comedy Festival. His charming personality and spot on celebrity impressions and voices will have audiences falling in love.
In 2007, Tony B got his start in comedy in improv at The Comedy Shrine in Chicago performing weekly for an all ages audience. Tony also tried his hand at stand up comedy at The Comedy Shrine and fell in love with the craft. After moving to Scottsdale in 2010, Tony trained and performed with NCT, Jesterz and The Comedy Spot. In no time, he became a regular featured performer at The Comedy Spot opening for national touring acts. Tony also hosts a YouTube talk show in his home called Whiskey Talk where he and other comedians drink whiskey.
Festival Featured Authors Coming Soon!
Kindred Throats is the musical comedy duo, Kevin Stafford and Todd Risenmay. Two throats, two guitars, one unforgettable bromance. Kevin and Todd sing original comedy songs while including improvisation and audience participation to get you singing along, clapping to the beat, and possibly becoming the subject of an uncomfortably intimate serenading.
Gene’s performance style is fast paced, high spirited, and high energy. He defines himself as a front row friendly comedian that can entertain and perform in front of very diverse audiences. His humor is observational, hopeful, and based on his life experiences. He finds a way to take his life as a gay and hispanic army veteran and make it relatable to all audiences.
Kelly is a writer, actress, and comedian from in New Jersey. She now lives in Los Angeles, California. Currently she performs stand up on a regular basis throughout the Los Angeles area. She has also traveled and performed across the North America including — headlining in Idaho, opening for comics in Mexico City, Mexico, and in festivals like the Lady Laughs Comedy Festival in Madison, WI; Black Box Comedy Festival in Atlanta, GA; Blue Whale Comedy Festival in Tulsa, OK; and Big Fire Comedy Festival in Santa Clarita, CA. She is a host for several of AfterBuzz TV.
Arizona comedian, Mo Urban, runs two monthly comedy shows in Tucson at The Surly Wench and Cafe Passe. She regularly hosts at Laffs Comedy Club and has hosted and organized the all-female stand up comedy portion of the Tucson Women's Festival, and was a featured comedian on their “Best show, ever!” showcase. Mo has performed on countless shows all across Arizona including Tempe Improv for The Storrs Objection, Comedy on Fire, Ladykillers, and House of Comedy.
Sydney Adeniyi is a Nigerian-American comedian from Belleville IL, a small city near St. Louis MO. At an early age, Sydney found a knack for making people laugh by improvising jokes for friends and family. He took his talent to stage a few years after graduating college. Now, he startles audience's funny bone with satirical and curious material with a touch of mischief. Sydney's likable, relaxed and engaging comedy breaks the mold while being uniquely original and fun. Sydney appeared on the TV show Laugh Out Loud St. Louis, the movie Sad Café, and ABC’sWindy City Live. He was featured at Laugh Your Asheville off comedy festival and won “The Best of The Best” Chicago comedy contest.
Nicole is a comedian who isn't letting her lady parts hold her back. She's a feminist that enjoys a good ol' fashion catcall and a well lit dick pic.
Nals and Tess are a female comedy duo that work with high energy, high stakes, grounded characters that come together in a complete theatrical piece. Have sold out shows at Second City, UCB, The Nerdist and iOWest and perform nationwide.
Mike Baldwin is one of the most clever comics working the road today. His style is instantly likable, entirely personal and it highlights his attention to detail. His material is crisp and efficient and he supplements that material with subtle but perfect facial expressions and vocal inflections.
Brian Kearley is an Arizona comedian, and one of the producers of Big Pine comedy festival. He has big dreams of one day living in a van and not having to pay rent anymore. His interests include, but are not limited to: cats; yo-yos; Super Smash Bros Melee and cats. As Co-Founder of local Production Team, Drift Compatible, Brian can be found producing shows all Arizona. His dark and often feline centric humor has found its’ way into the hearts and ears of audience members across the United States.
Inspired by Entertainers such as Comedians, Actresses, Singers and Writers. Iesha Renee lives in the Spotlight. She captivates audiences with her comedic sense of humor and confidence. Boldly embracing the windows of opportunity, she allows the breeze of success to kiss her face. With every door she knocks on, she anticipates the invitation to come in and make herself at home! Her range is limitless from Stand Up Comedy, Improv, Commercials, Radio, Motivational Speaking & more. Her goal is to INSPIRE others. Iesha Renee is Full Figured Entertainment!
James Hoenscheidt has be entertaining audiences in the Southwest with his comedy for the better part of a decade. James has graced the stages of the Tempe Improv, Stand Up Live, Stand Up Scottsdale, and the Speakeasy Comedy Lounge. James won the inaugural Phoenix Comedy Slamfest and can also be seen in the web-series Normally This Weird, Voyage Trekkers, and the award winning short film Zombie Team Building, which you can check out at squishystudios.com.
Charles is a Phoenix comic that loves joking about his personal life and observational comedy. Recent winner of the House of Comedy’s “Funniest Person with a Day Job” and Tempe Improv’s “Battle to Florida”, Charles performs standup all over Arizona and the continental U.S. He also is the co-creator and co-host of the podcast, Please Send Nudes.
Improv, Sketch, & Musical Comedy
Raised in 13 different states by the age of 9, Rob had already seen a lot. Splitting his teenage years between Phoenix AZ and Amarillo TX taught him to look at things from every angle. He uses that outlook to express his humorous point of view on everything from public transportation, etiquette issues, the women he dates, and more. He spends his life in one weird situation after another, knowing that no matter how bad it may seem it will probably be funny in hindsight. He has won the Snap Battles championship, an insult comedy competition, three times, and was a finalist in The Battle To Florida Competition. He has worked with such acclaimed comedians as Joe Derosa, Mrs. Pat, Thai Rivera, Brandt Tobler, and Shaun Latham.
Los Angeles-based comedian Dave Waite is a charismatic oddball whose shows are non-stop fun. Thanks in part to stellar performances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Comedy Central’s Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, and Last Comic Standing, comedy fans everywhere are enthralled by the Kentucky native’s offbeat outlook on life. Dave is a beloved guest on several top-rated podcasts and radio shows, including Doug Loves Movies and the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. His highly anticipated album “Dead Waite” by On Tour Records is available now on Amazon and iTunes, and his previous albums can be heard frequently on SiriusXM and Pandora. In addition to maintaining a healthy tour schedule, Dave also co-produces The Secret Show, a popular comedy night at the Blind Barber in Culver City, CA.
Mason Pipes is a mysterious and incredibly handsome young comedian, who definitely did not write this himself. At 19 years old, he decided that he was funny enough to get on stage, and tell jokes to an audience of strangers for the first time. He was wrong, but over five years and countless performances later, Mason is now one of the brightest up-and-comers in comedy. He has performed all over the country, from backyards to arenas, and even internationally. So, don't make the same mistake his dad did, and go see him when he's in your town.
Vince is currently 21 years old. He started his pursuit of stand-up at the tender age of 16. Since then, Vince has performed at such notable venues as The Hollywood Improv, The San Francisco Punchline, The Comedy Store, The Upright Citizens Brigade, The Nerdmelt Showroom, and a bunch of other places. He has been invited to perform at The Echo Park Rising Festival (LA), The 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival, Crom Comedy Festival, and SF Sketchfest. Vince has had the pleasure of opening for nationally touring headliners Maria Bamford, Al Madrigal, Jackie Kashian, Laurie Kilmartin, and James Adomian.
Steven Roberts performs on the world famous Las Vegas Strip at showrooms including L.A. Comedy Club at the Stratosphere; Las Vegas Live at Planet Hollywood; and The Laugh Factory at the Tropicana. He is the host of The Marsha Warfield Experience, starring legendary comedian Marsha Warfield, and the producer and host of the underground, new-material-only show, THE STOOL – both at L.A. Comedy Club. He has performed at venues throughout the country including Zanies, The Improv, and Loonees.
Originally from the desert southwest, Steven now calls Las Vegas home with his husband of thirteen years, their son and two Yorkies. His hilarious commentary on living in Vegas, being a closet Texan, and the joys of gay fatherhood delight audiences from all walks of life.
Buck Newman is a writer and standup comedian, born and raised in Ohio but living in Phoenix, AZ since 2009. As one of the producers of Big Pine Comedy Festival, and co-founder of local production team Drift Compatible, Buck can be found performing all around the Arizona and the United States. His mother describes his sense of humor as “Norm Macdonald in a Far Side cartoon.” He also drives a 1992 Saturn SL to stay humble.
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Charlene Mae is a prolific Stand-up Comedian & Actress with a life-long passion for making people laugh. She may be cute, but don't let that charming exterior fool you. Charlene is edgy without offending. Hailing from the small mill-town of Lawrence, Massachusetts, she was the big sister to four other siblings and the daughter of a Pipe-fitter father and stay-at-home mother. Throughout the years, Charlene’s fun yet witty humor has earned her a National Clean Comedy Challenge award and a nomination for a CMA Award (Best Morning Radio). She has also had the honor of performing at the Great American Comedy Festival in Norfolk, Nebraska, Woman in Comedy Festival, and The Nantucket Comedy Festival with Dick Cavett.. She has been a regular on CBS’s Rules of Engagement, ABC Family Baby Daddy, and TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland. In 2015 & 2016, Charlene toured all throughout Europe, including the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Currently, she is touring with Disney’s “LabRat’s” Comedian Hal Sparks.
Kat Radley has appeared on FOX’s Laughs, and made multiple appearances in many prestigious festivals including the Out of Bounds, Laughing Skull, Cabo, and Women in Comedy Festival. She was a top ten finalist in KROQ’s Kevin and Bean’s April Foolishness Opening Act Contest and has graced the stage of the world renowned Caroline’s on Broadway in New York. She tours clubs and colleges across the U.S. and Europe. Last year she released her debut comedy album with Uproar Entertainment, which premiered at #4 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. Her jokes are on Sirius XM Radio, Pandora, and Spotify.
In addition to a national Comedy Now! special, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Hubcap Comedy Festival, the Calgary Comedy Festival and being a regular on CBC’s The Debaters, Lori was nominated as Best Standup Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards this year. 2017 will see her at the SheDot Festival in Toronto. She has more credits and they can be found on her Mom’s fridge.
Pizza Party has been producing independent comedy shows since 2015. The two-person character-based improv show stars 2-Time AriZoni Award Winner Michael Margetis and Proud Dog Owner Sam Lowy. Pizza Party has performed shows at local Tempe/Phoenix venues including Crescent Ballroom, Valley Bar, FiftyOneWest and Space 55. Before Sam Lowy and Michael Margetis formed Pizza Party, they performed in a long-form improvised teen drama aptly titled "Dawson's Queef," who were featured in the IFC Showcase at the 2017 San Francisco Sketch Fest.
Freddy Lockhart is an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer. In 2006 he became known for his popular internet series on Superdeluxe known as Mixed Media, and in 2008 was cast alongside Frank Caliendo on the TBS series Frank TV.Lockhart was born in San Antonio, Texas. His father, Frederick Douglas Lockhart Jr., of African American ancestry, was a surgical assistant in the Air Force. In 1986, his family then moved to Arizona where he spent his formative years being influenced by Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Lenny Bruce and Bill Cosby. After graduating from Tempe Corona Del Sol high school, Lockhart moved to Hollywood, Ca. to begin performing at The World Famous Comedy Store. In 2004 he made his national television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! After that he worked regularly in film and t.v. He currently tours all over the world and can be seen in both Los Angeles and New York when he is not touring. He currently lives with his long-time girlfriend, Nicole Erler, in Studio City, California with their two dogs Lola (Jack Russell Terrier) and Grace (German Shepherd). Self Proclaimed Grandmaster of the GTA video game series. He currently stars in his own podcast on the Toadhop network entitled "What's Good".
Paige Wesley is a fun, confident, and assertive new voice in comedy. Originally from the Bay Area in California, she found her calling when the kids started picking on the “chubby chick” and it seemed that the only comeback for those bullies was a few solid punchlines. After a brief stint at UCLA where she studied screenwriting, she decided she couldn’t stay away from Stand-Up Comedy. She has been seen on Today in LA, at the San Diego Pride Festival, and the Eagle Rock Comedy Festival. She was Burbank’s Funniest Female Finalist in 2016, and a Los Angeles’ March Comedy Madness Finalist 2013.
Allison Gill was voted San Diego's funniest woman and then funniest comic twice, Allison now performs regularly at the major clubs including the Improv, the American Comedy Company, the Laugh Factory and the Comedy Store as a feature and headliner. She was selected to perform at the World Series of Comedy in 2014 and 2015, the She Devil Festival in New York in 2012, and has been selected as a top comic for the upcoming San Diego Comedy Festival in 2016. Allison has performed with the likes of Dane Cook, Doug Stanhope, and the head writers of Tosh.0 and Chelsea Lately. She also travels as a feature and headliner nationally.
Tantrum is a comedy sketch group based in LA that prides itself in NEVER BEING BORING! Tantrum performs at the Pack Theater every 4th Wednesday of the month.
Son Tran was a finalist in the Funniest Comic in Texas and the Funniest in South Texas contests, which means he loses a lot of contests. He has immature yet philosophical insights on family, marriage and life in general that have made audiences laugh in clubs and festivals across the US and Canada. His wife does not approve of most of his jokes about her.
Aaron Black: “Controversial!” said no one… really funny though. Based in Los Angeles, Aaron is the recipient of the Best Stand Up award and the 19th Los ANgeles Comedy Festival. You can catch Aaron performing stand up comedy at Flappers Comedy Club, The Ice House, The HaHa Café, and the Comedy Store. He has performed with Jim Jefferies, Sarah Tiana, and Todd Glass. When not performing stand up he co-produces the Brew Haha, LA’s most prolific independent comedy show that has been featured in numerous blogs and periodicals including LA Weekly and Time Out LA. Aaron co-founded This is a Hobby Comedy production company, whose sketches have been featured on The Laugh Button on their Best Sketch of the Week segment, and Funny or Die. He’s been invited to numerous comedy festivals including; Ventura Comedy Festival, Green Mountain Comedy Festival, Laugh Riot Grrrl Festival, Riot LA, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. All he wants to do is reach out and touch your funny bone… with your permission of course.
From the Halls of Montezuma to the Shores of Tripoli, this Marine turned funny man has been killing audiences with every performance. Matt Broome is one of the hottest rising comedy stars today! From the world famous chain of Improvs to Hollywood's Comedy Store to many Vegas showrooms, audiences have been raving about this native New Yorker. Winner of the Happy Givemore Comedy Series and People's Choice Comic in the Laff's Great SW Laff-Off, he is also the spokesperson for Arizona's CW network and an anchorman for SAS TV. Matt has toured nationally, making appearances at the nation's best comedy clubs, corporate functions and charity events, yet has still found time to perform for the troops. Matt's fast-paced, razor-sharp wit, hilarious stories and unique comedic style keep the audience members rolling from start to finish.
Dawson's Queef is a sketch and improv troupe that has been performing around the valley since 2011. What started as an improvised teenage drama morphed into a sketch troupe investigating the human condition. Dawson's Queef has also performed in showcases such as the 2012 Del Close Marathon, Second City Hollywood Cagematch and the IFC showcase at the 2017 San Fransisco Sketch Fest this past January. Dawson's Queef also filmed a 17-minute web series pilot about friendship, romance and ventriloquism back in 2014 that was featured on Funny or Die.
What makes TRIXX’s act special are his powers of observation – his impressions of kids and women are hilariously believable – and his honesty. - Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine Taboo shattering, searingly honest, and painfully funny, Frankie “TRIXX” Agyemang is one of Canada’s rising comic stars. TRIXX , The 2013 Winner of Just for Laughs’ JFL42 Big Break competition (The Grid TO called “a brilliant set”), has opened for such stars as: Tracy Morgan (30 Rock), Damon Wayans (In Living Color), Cedric the Entertainer (The Original Kings Of Comedy), Bill Burr (Netflix, Comedy Central), Russell Peters (Netflix, Just For Laughs) and Jo Koy (Comedy Central).
Alex Gettlin is a comedian, actor, writer, and producer based in Los Angeles who has been making waves in the comedy community since 2012. He regularly performs at comedy clubs, dive-bars and backyard shows all over the county. His comedy has been seen places like TMZ, FunnyorDie and Sirius XM.
Justin Clark is from Seattle, Washington, raised in the progressive atmosphere and high suicide rates that define it. After graduating from the University of Washington he landed a job with Amazon, making his parents remarkably happy. Too happy. So he quit and moved to Los Angeles to pursue comedy. Widely accepted as the inventor of resting bitch face, Justin's comedy is characterized by its dark, sarcastic and biting tone. His parents are divorced now.
Amy entertains crowds across the country with her genuine style and sharp wit. Her comedy comes from her life and is full heart and hilarity. Her honesty on stage is surprising and refreshing to her audiences. Amy isn’t afraid to confidently say what is on her mind and the results are absolutely hysterical. Amy has performed across the country in clubs and dirty bars shows where her authentic style never disappoints. She is the host of "Demand The Cure Comedy Podcast" and has been featured on many other podcasts as a guest, including "The Doug Stanhope Podcast"
Sacramento California born Key Lewis is a high energy, improvisational, storytelling, multiple-personality nutcase! His love for the people and hunger for the stage is his undying motivation. His comedic stories about his interracial childhood, family, and unusual views on relationships, make Key simply a joy to watch. Key has appeared on Marlon Wayans TBS’s Funniest Wins, Starz Networks StaannDup, Kevin Hart’s One Mic Stand as well as Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes!
Mary Patterson Broome has performed stand-up comedy at clubs, colleges, casinos, festivals, cruise ships, banquet halls, military bases and countless other random rooms with microphones, for over ten years. She has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show and Comedy’s Dynamics: Uncontrolled Comedy. Broome has written for AOL’s Originals’ Emmy-nominated Making a Scene with James Franco and WE TV’s Sex Box. She is the Senior Editor at AfterParty Magazine and a regular contributor to Women’s Health Magazine Online. Originally from Mobile, Alabama, she is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and now calls Los Angeles home.
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Greg “G” Williams is working diligently to be a breath of fresh air by taking a different path into the world of comedy. His comedic style arises from his day to day life as a male nurse. Born in Roanoke, Virginia and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina “G” joined the Army where he served for five years during Desert Storm. After leaving the Army “G” became a Registered Nurse, specializing with premature infants. After discovering life in a hospital can be hilariously entertaining, “G” developed his act in the comedy clubs of Atlanta.
Armando Anto was born and raised in France. He began studying classical violin at the French National Conservatory at the age of 5. After earning his BA in Finance, he turned his virtuoso talent into a business, embarking on a world tour of violin concerts. Armando feels he never spends enough time with himself. Armando has been perfecting his unique style of comedy, utilizing his decades of classical violin mastery, his guitar skills, and even breakdance in his act. Discovered in Hollywood, he won first place in his very first stand up comedy competition. He now performs all over the US in various comedy clubs, colleges, competitions and theaters (Headlined Laugh on Fox, Comedy Dynamics on Hulu, Finalist at Big Sky, 6th at SF COMEDY Competition, Final day selection at the World Series of comedy, Top choices at NACA...)