BiG pine Comedy Festival
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.
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.
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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.
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".
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.
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.
2017 BIG PINE PERFORMERS
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.