Brendan Schaub is a comedian, podcast host, and TV personality, best known for his career in professional sports – with both the UFC and NFL.
Schaub currently co-hosts two hit podcasts with his best friends/fellow comedians. He began his podcast career with the hit show The Fighter and the Kid along side MadTV’s very own Bryan Callen. Together they created a hit show that garners over 10 million downloads a month. The podcast quickly acquired a cult following by consistently being a staple in the top 5 rankings on iTunes under the sports/comedy category for the last five years. Schaub recently developed his newest hit podcast, King and the Sting, in collaboration with his good friend and stand-up comic Theo Von. The show has skyrocketed to a level of unprecedented popularity by debuting as the #1 podcast in the world on iTunes its premiere episode. Below the Belt is Schaub’s third show within his podcast empire that he hosts by himself, which is the #1 combat podcast in the world. Below the Belt is consistently in the top 5 iTunes rankings for the sports/comedy category and debuted as the 2nd largest podcast in the world.
The Fighter and the Kid podcast eventually led Schaub to fulfill his childhood dream of being a stand-up comic. In 2018, Schaub travelled around the world for his Stay in Your Lane tour with sold out shows in Australia, London, Ireland, Canada, and all over the United States from LA to New York. After two years of headlining sold out shows worldwide Schaub recorded his first one-hour comedy special, You’d Be Surprised, with Showtime in January 2019. In addition to his successful career in comedy Schaub is also on Bravo’s Play by Play, E!’s After Party, Showtime’s Below the Belt, Comedy Central’s 7th season of This is Not Happening, David Ayer’s upcoming film Tax Collector, and Joe Rogan’s Fight Companion podcast.
Former gang member, current comedian. Shayne Smith is the winner of the 2015 Salt City Comedy Superstar contest and voted best Alternative Comedian of 2016 by City Weekly.
Shayne explores the true horror stories of his life with his lighthearted surreal interpretations, proving that you can’t judge a book by its face-tattooed cover. You may have heard him on Dry Bar Comedy or co-hosting the comedy podcast Freaky Geeks.
Always outgoing and overflowing with contagious positivity, Shayne Smith is someone you don’t want to miss! His 1-hour special PRISON FOR WIZARDS can be seen streaming on vidangel.com.
The Bucket List Open Mic is EVERY Tuesday at The Lounge at the Wiseguys Downtown SLC at the Gateway. The stage is ready, the sound is tight and admission is FREE for everyone in The Lounge.
If you want to do a set, throw your name in the bucket, then do a 3 minute set when your name gets picked. It’s just that easy! Bucket List Open Mic show features a mix of professional comics, newbies, amateurs and of course, bucket-listers!
If you want your name in the bucket you must sign up in person no later than 7pm. The Lounge opens at 6pm. Feel free to come and hang out. Sign-ups begin at 6pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
PS..The awesome Wiseguys Wednesday Open Mic is still gonna rock too! No changes to that. If you have questions email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lounge opens at 6pm. Feel free to come and hang out. Sign-ups begin at 6pm and end at 7pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.
Wiseguys Open Mic is a weekly showcase of Utah's best up-and-coming performers. Each show is a hilarious mix of professionals working on new material, amateur comedians working on their chops, and first-timers being thrown in the mix.
Wiseguys Open Mic is held every Wednesday at 7:00pm at our Downtown SLC club. Doors open for seating at 6pm. Must Be 21+ w Valid ID to Enter.
How do I sign up?
Please email email@example.com and request a spot on the next open mic. You may submit one email request for yourself only up to one week before the next scheduled open mic. You may not request a spot several weeks in advance of the night you'd like to perform. Anyone interested in performing on Open Mic night must send in an email request; there are no longer sign-ups the night of the show. If you are selected to do a spot, we will respond to your email. It is up to you to check your email.
If you are a comic visiting from out of town, please email us and we will try to make room for you. All performers must be aged 21 or older.
How will I know if I'm on the show?
We will respond via email to everyone who will be on the open mic no later than 6pm the Tuesday before open mic. If you are selected, feel free to invite friends and family to come watch and support your performance. Admission is $5 for audience members and free for performers. It is your responsibility to check your email to see if you've been selected.
What if I'm not chosen to be on the show?
We do our best to give everyone an opportunity to perform but we can't always squeeze everyone on to the show because of high demand. If you are not selected to perform, keep sending in email requests. Be persistent and patient (and nice) and we will make sure you have an opportunity to take the stage. If you’re not selected, please come to the show and support anyway. Your support of the other open mic performers is noticed and appreciated and won’t hurt your chances to be selected for a future open mic.
Stand-by List: If any spots become available at 6pm on Open Mic night, then a stand-by list will be made available for performers who aren't already scheduled for that evening. There are no guarantees that a stand-by list will be available each week and will be determined at 6pm if there is any available room to add performers on to the show.
*A certain number of open mic slots are made available to touring professional comedians. If you are wondering whether or not you’re a touring professional, you’re probably not a touring professional. (Keep working hard and you’ll get there though)
I'm on the list, now what?
You must check in at the front desk no later than 6pm otherwise your spot will be forfeited and given to someone waiting on the standby list. No-shows are less likely to be given future performance opportunities at open mic night.
All scheduled performers get 3 minutes on stage. Please stick to your time. Show order is random and determined by that evening's emcee. Be sure to watch the countdown clock! Respect the time, audience, and other comedians.
Please stay out of the staff's way as they are very busy. Stay clear of the aisles. Also, you should order from a server and tip them. It's the right thing to do and good karma.
Open Mic is used as a starting ground for many comics, as well as a place to practice new material for veteran comedians. Some jokes may kill, others may bomb, but it's always a good time. Be sure to support those appearing on stage; it's not as easy as you think! Sit down and watch the show from an empty seat in the showroom. You never know...you might learn something!
Steve Simeone developed his unique high-energy approach to storytelling by competing for laughs with his two brothers around his family dinner table. His positive, family-friendly comedy has delighted audiences around the world and made him a regular at Hollywood’s most famous comedy clubs.
In 2014 Steve made his Comedy Central debut on Gabriel Iglesias' "Stand Up Revolution" and since, has been featured multiple times on the network's "This Is Not Happening" storytelling show. His comedy is heard regularly on SiriusXM radio and his album “What’s Up Nerds?” debuted at number one on both the Apple ITunes and GooglePlay charts.
Steve has performed at The New York Comedy Festival and in 2017 made his debut at the prestigious “Just For Laughs” Festival in Montreal. You can see him in national commercials for Miller Lite beer and Little Tykes toys. Steve’s Comedy was also chosen for Honda’s national “Summer Cheerance” radio campaign.
Steve started podcasting by co-hosting a show with WWE legend Roddy Piper and is a regular guest on Ari Shaffir’s “Skeptic Tank” and “The Church of What’s Happening Now” hosted by Joey Diaz.
Steve invites you to listen to his own podcast "Good Times" and become one of his buddies!
Alex Velluto is a stand-up comedian and Diet Coke drinker from Salt Lake City, Utah. He has performed at comedy festivals all over the country including the Boston Comedy Festival, Big Sky Comedy Festival, and theSeattle International Comedy Competition. He was named “Best of Fest” at the Golden Spike Comedy Festival, and is the winner of the Finger Lakes Comedy Festival in Ithaca, NY.
In 2016, Alex was voted “Best Comedian” by City Weekly Magazine. His debut comedy special "Alex Velluto: Spurious" is currently streaming on Amazon.com.
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” actor and comedian Sinbad has had audiences laughing for over three decades. Throughout his incredibly successful career as a standup comedian, Sinbad has starred in two Comedy Central specials and four HBO comedy specials. As an actor, Sinbad has been featured in leading roles in such films as JINGLE ALL THE WAY and GOOD BURGER, and on the FX super series, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
A native New Yorker through and through, Andrew Schulz is known for his outrageously unapologetic brand of comedy. A comic who isn't afraid of taboo or controversial topics, Schulz strives to get people laughing at things they feel wildly uncomfortable. He challenges conventional wisdom with a NYC tone that is often idiotic, at times brilliant, and always hysterical.
Career Highlights: Two comedy specials ("Views From The Cis" and "4:4:1"); Comedy album "551;" co-host of "Flagrant 2" and "WesterBros;" roles in HBO's "Crashing," MTV's "Guy Code" & "Girl Code," Amazon's "Sneaky Pete," "Benders," and "There's... Johnny!;" and appearances in Whitney Cummings' "The Female Brain," "Write When You Get Work," "This Week at the Comedy Cellar," and "Red Eye w/Tom Shillue"
Matthew Broussard is a former Financial Analyst, Mathematics major, and the 2012 winner of Houston’s Funniest Person.
Matthew has been seen on Comedy Knockout, Adam Devine's House Party, The League, and The Mindy Project. He was featured as a New Face at the 2015 Montreal Just For Laugh Comedy Festival and was a runner up to Jimmy Carr at the International Roastmasters Invitational. He has done stand-up on late night TV including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Conan. Matthew has also appeared on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and has done his own Half Hour Specialon Comedy Central.
Outside of telling jokes, Matthew enjoys swimming, sculpting cartoon characters, using semicolons pretentiously, and working on his webcomic, mondaypunday.com. Every Monday you can try to solve one of his visual-play-on-words puzzles.
Comedy Cares is an annual charity event put on by comedian Guy Seidel that helps families around the Wasatch Front and Guy’s hometown of Helper, Utah have a good Christmas.
Donations of items are gathered throughout the year then brought to Wiseguys and put onstage, comedians perform and then after their sets, all the items are raffled or auctioned. Half of the money raised goes to Children and The Earth, then distributed on-air via Mick and Allen at KBER 101, the other half of the money goes to United Way of Eastern Utah’s Angel Tree program.
You can take the boy out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of the boy… Stand-up comedian Dusty Slay grew up on Lot 8 of a mobile home neighborhood in Opelika, Alabama, and his observational comedy and eternally optimistic outlook is peppered with ironies: growing up poor, a love for both hard-core country and classic rock, a career history peppered with jobs like waiting tables and selling pesticides, and what counts as fashion-forward thinking in his world. The trucker hat, long hair and mustache, flannel shirt and oversized glasses aren’t affectations to cultivate a stage persona as the B-side of a 1970-something Bob Seger single—it’s just Slay.
“There’s still a lot of jokes to come. I looked at everything as experience,” he says. “Let’s not get mad about it, let’s enjoy it.”
Just this year, at age 36, Slay has become the youngest comedian to ever perform at the legendary Grand Ole Opry Stage in his adopted hometown of Nashville. He’s notched three appearances in front of “my people” at the Holy Land of country music in less than six months and has also been tapped to host CMA Festival’s Forever Country Stage in June to keep fans laughing between appearances by the biggest stars in country music.
The breakout comedian’s Comedy Central Stand-Up Featuring premieres May 16, and he is also set for a second appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this summer. He’s also primed to appear live at Comedy Central’s Clusterfest 2019 in San Francisco, all continuing the momentum from previous sets on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing, andLaughs on Fox;regular stints on The Bob & Tom Radio Show; and a host of live appearances across the country.
Dusty was just picked as one of 2019's Top Comics to Watch by Variety Magazine.
For over 13 years, from the stage to the silver screen, Steve Rannazzisi has made audiences laugh. Rannazzisi is best known for his seven seasons staring as “Kevin McArthur” and writing on the critically acclaimed FX Network comedy series, The League.
Rannazzisi’s second one-hour Comedy Central special, Breaking Dad, was released following his 2013 critically acclaimed special, Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild. Rannazzisi got his first taste of TV success as a cast member on MTV's Punk'd. Since then, he has appeared as a series regular on ABC's Big Day and starred as a lead opposite Heather Locklear in See Jayne Run. Rannazzisi has also appeared on Kitchen Confidential, Samantha Who, State of Romance, Love Bites, Trust Me, Outsourced, and his own web series titled Daddy Knows Best.
Along with his flourishing career in television, Rannazzisi is also a prolific stand-up comedian. His stand-up has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and is featured in the stand-up special Pauly Shore & Friends. On the silver screen, Rannazzisi appeared in the 2009 blockbuster comedy smash hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop. He also appeared in For Your Consideration, a comedy set in the mid-1940s, as well as in the family comedy Imagine That.
Ivan Decker, originally from Vancouver, now Los Angeles- based, is a writer, stand-up comedian and actor, known for his sharp, polished, and multi-layered observational comedy.
Ivan has had numerous television performances filmed at the Just for Laughs Montreal festival, the Winnipeg and Halifax Comedy festivals for CBC Television and can be heard across North-America on Sirius XM radio. Ivan can also be seen and heard on the popular CBC radio program “The Debaters." Most recently, Ivan was named a “Comic To Watch” by TBS at the New York Comedy Festival, and subsequently made his U.S. television debut on “Conan.” Ivan’s debut comedy album "I Wanted to be a Dinosaur" was the recipient of the 2018 JUNO award for “Comedy Album of the Year” which can be heard on all major streaming platforms, including iTunes
He is also a feature performer on the Netflix Stand up Series “Comedians of the world.”
Erica Rhodes has appeared on ABC’s Modern Family, HBO’s Veep, Fox’s New Girl, IFC’s Comedy BangBang, and recurred on TruTV’s Fameless. She was a regular panelist on Comedy Central’s @midnight and Fox’s Punchline. Her standup TV appearances include the CW’s Howie Mandel Comedy Extravaganza, NBC’s Bring the Funny and Last Call with Carson Daly, SeeSo’s The Guest List, Hulu’s Coming to the Stage, and AXS’ Live at Gotham. Erica has performed at the Just for Laughs Festival (Montreal), San Francisco Sketchfest, the Moontower Comedy Festival (Austin, TX), the Blue Whale Comedy Festival (Tulsa, OK), the Boston Comedy Festival and RIOT L.A. Fest. She also starred in the ABC Digital series The Off-Season, was a semi-regular performer/writer on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, and a recurring character on the Audible series, Dr. Katz: The Audiobook. Erica starred in Tour Dates, a 2019 comedy pilot for E! Her first album Sad Lemon was recently released and hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. She was most recently seen this summer on NBC’s Bring the Funny where judge Jeff Foxworthy described her as the best defined comic voice of the competition.
Ian Bagg is a Canadian native who made it big in New York City ending up on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He also appeared on Make Me Laugh, NBC’s Fridays, Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson, and The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.
Bagg was featured in movies like Tim Robbins’ The Cradle Will Rock, MVP 2, and MXP. He has been on a diverse set of networks including the History Channel, the Food Network, and the Biography Channel.
He has had two half-hour specials, Comedy Central Presentsand HBO’s A Comics Climb and has been featured in two seasons of Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution on Comedy Central. His latest one-hour special, Ian Bagg: Getting to F**king Know You aired on Showtime and can now be found on HULU for all you cable cutters. In 2015, Ian was a fan favorite and placed in the Top 5 on NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
Ian’s latest digital release, titled Conversations, is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play. He also hosts his own podcast, Ian Bagg Bought A House, which can be heard on several streaming platforms.
Rachel is a nationally touring comedian and actress. Huffington Post called her “the only comedian we’ve seen who can go from embodying her grandmother in one breath and a predatory guy on the street in the next and be equally convincing at both.” She has had three Comedy Central specials, including the most recent one hour special ‘Amy Schumer Presents Rachel Feinstein: Only Whores Wear Purple’. Rachel recently recurred on the Steven Soderbergh Amazon series RED OAKS and on Judd Apatow’s HBO comedy CRASHING. Her past credits include TRAINWRECK, TOP FIVE, THE NIGHTLY SHOW WITH LARRY WILMORE, HBO’s LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER, co-hosting THE VIEW on multiple occasions and several appearances on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER. You may also remember Rachel co-hosting alongside Shaq on UPLOAD WITH SHAQUILLE ONEAL. Feinstein has also lent her voice to Adult Swim’s VENTURE BROTHERS and the phenomenally successful GRAND THEFT AUTO video game franchise.
Jared Freid is a comedian based out of New York City and originally from the Boston suburb of Needham, Massachusetts. His comedy is current and reflects the ordinary daily thoughts of everyone you know, especially if everyone you know is a millennial, obsessed with dating apps, trying to be a real adult and worried about their body. (For the record, Jared’s mom thinks his body is “just fine.”)
He’s a regular at the Comedy Cellar, Caroline’s on Broadway, Gotham, Stand Up New York and Comix at Mohegan Sun. He also had the honor of performing for the 2017 “New Faces” showcase at the 35th annual Just For Laughs festival in Montréal.
His television presence has been amping up. He’s currently starring in the Snapchat series “How Low Can You Go?” He’s recently been featured on MTV2’s new series “Vidiots” as well as TruTV’s “NFL Full Contact,” MTV’s “Failosophy,” NBC’s “The Today Show,” NFL Network’s “Top Ten,” and AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live.”
His weekly JTrain Podcast is booming and now touring live around the country. It’s already at over 450,000 listeners per month and regularly in the iTunes top 100. The show has a cult following of loyal fans. It’s been called “A Dear Abbey for Dudes” which is why both men and women tune in religiously. Additionally, he co-hosts a modern dating podcast called “U Up?” with Jordana Abraham of Betches where they discuss their take on modern dating with issues ranging from apps to hookups to relationships.
Jared’s fans also seek out his voice in the online publishing world. He’s written for TotalFratMove, BroBible, Betches, LuvThis and HeTexted. His columns delve into everything from sports to “The Bachelor” to the pitfalls of dating in the information age. His writing has both sides of the aisle nodding their head while thinking, “I’ve been on the toilet way too long.”
Trump VS Bernie is a hilarious live comedy experience that stars Anthony Atamanuik as Donald Trump and James Adomian as Bernie Sanders. The two debate in venues across America in a town hall-like setting where they go head to head on the most pressing issues facing America. In 2016, the duo release an album via Comedy Dynamics entitled Trump vs. Bernie: Live from Brooklyn, and also had a Fusion hour-special released that same year.
The Valleyfolk is made up of Joe Bereta, Steve Zaragoza, and Elliott Morgan. They are the original members of SourceFed, a comedy news YouTube channel. They’re very different personalities who, when together, form something not unlike a three-headed hydra, devouring audiences and digesting them in their intestines of laughter and mirth. In 2019, The Valleyfolk took home first place on NBC’s hit TV Show Bring The Funny. The Valleyfolk offers a style of comedy reminiscent of certain strains of cocaine. Their off-the-wall humor is irreverent, improvisational, and sure to make you go, “Hm! That was somethin’!” The Valleyfolk are also veteran digital entertainers, having amassed a large following of like-minded people. Whether it’s Joe’s stories, Steve’s songs, or Elliott’s stand-up, their chemistry and skills will, as the kids like to say, bring the house down. We’re joking, of course. Kids don’t say that kind of cheesy garbage.
In addition to her work as a nationally touring headliner, Cameron has appeared on NBC, CBS, Comedy Central, TBS, IFC, E!, Cartoon Network and HBO Canada. She has appeared in films featured at the Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals.
Named a Comic to Watch by The New York Times, Variety, The Guardian, LA Weekly, Time Out Los Angeles, Jezebel, Los Angeles Magazine and Cosmopolitan Magazine, Cameron hosts her own standup show, Put Your Hands Together, every Tuesday night at the famed Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles.
Jeff Allen’s rapid-fire humor, which centers on marriage and family, is a hit with all ages. A live comedy favorite, Jeff has appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central, VH1 and more. He starred in the critically acclaimed film, Apostles of Comedy, the syndicated comedy series, Bananas, his own one-hour comedy special, Happy Wife, Happy Life and the Warner Bros. comedy film, Thou Shalt Laugh. Jeff’s Dry Bar Comedy videos went viral earlier this year, introducing him to tens of millions of new fans worldwide. At times both gut-wrenching and hilarious, Jeff’s one-man show, The America I Grew Up In, offers a unique view into his crazy world.
Pedro Herrera III is a rapper, actor, comedian, and entrepreneur born to Mexican emigrants who came to the U.S. to achieve the American Dream for themselves and their children. A native to Houston, Texas, Herrera entered the music industry in the early 2000’s as a premier underground rap artist under the Mexican/Chicano self-parodying alter ego ‘Chingo Bling,’ a over-the-top Mexican cowboy with an outrageous personal style that showed a juxtaposition between hip-hop and the Mexican/Tex-Mex culture. Known by a variety of punning nicknames––the “Ghetto Vaquero,” the “Tamale Kingpin,” the “Versace Mariachi”––Herrera has, over the course of the last decade, produced an extraordinary body of parodic music. Through his clever yet humorous lyrical wordplay ability and a satirical eye, Chingo Bling was able to amplify the stereotypes of Mexican American border culture while showcasing and exploring the Mexican American identity which is often overlooked and therefore becoming a true voice in a time of turmoil. Through the release of his numerous studio albums, Chingo Bling trespassed all the fences and borders to become a controversial breakthrough artist, quickly rising him to fame and achieving a level of independent success that only a few in his generation have accomplished. He has been featured across MTV, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saturday Night Live, and the cover of USA Today, just to name a few. As a Trinity University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration, Herrera was able to create a strategic marketing approach to his brand, focusing on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience––and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action. Upon the advent of the digital era, Herrera utilized social media sites such as Facebook and Youtube to represent the Latino millennial generation, creating comedic art independently with a true connection to his fans and his finger on the pulse of emerging digital markets. Despite the little, if any, actual commercial activity in television and radio, Chingo Bling has stayed relevant in the minds of Latinos as his aggregate social media boasts over one million followers and his Youtube channel has racked up over 25 million views. After building a strong foundation in the music industry, Herrera became a renaissance artist as he stepped into the realm of acting and standup comedy. In 2012, he appeared in the independent indie film “Filly Brown” alongside Gina Rodriguez and the late Jenni Rivera. From uploading online viral videos to currently acting live comedic monologues on his “Chingo Bling: No Mames Comedy Tour,” Herrera has proven to constantly revolutionize the style of Latino hip-hop and satirical comedy as a humorist in the digital era.
Pete Lee was the first stand-up comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Pete’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots.
After making his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Pete was selected to perform at the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, where he was voted a standout performer. Pete performed on NBC’s Last Comic Standing finishing as a semi-finalist and shot his own Comedy Central Half Hour Special. He also made his television acting debut on the CBS soap opera As The World Turns.
Pete began producing and editing his own shows for the Internet which led to getting his own web show on MSN.com called New York Minute:30. He was hired to be a writer and cast member on FUSE TV’s Video on Trial and the NFL Network’s Top 10’s. Pete served as a writer and cast member for three seasons on VH1’s Best Week Ever. He made his late-night television debut on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman.
Currently, Pete is a cast member of TruTV’s Greatest Ever and he hosts his own segment on Nickelodeon’s Nick Toons, in co-ordination with the NFL, called NFL Rush. He’s a regular on TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. Pete also starred in a documentary titled I Need You to Kill that is now available on iTunes and Amazon.
If you haven’t heard of Pete Lee yet, prepare to tell other people.
The Dollop is a US history podcast with comedian hosts Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds. History buff Dave decided to turn his hobby into a podcast. Each episode he reads one weird and disturbing story from the American past to Gareth, who has never heard the tale. Gareth's hilarious reactions are why The Dollop is in the top 20 downloaded comedy podcasts in the US, Canada, and Australia.
Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. The six-season SNL alum is well known for his stellar impressions of President Barack Obama, Jay Z, Denzel Washington, Kanye West, and many others. Pharoah also made a splash with his memorable character, Principal Daniel Frye, based on Pharoah's actual high school principal. Audiences got a taste of Jay’s dramatic side in Showtime’s WHITE FAMOUS and Steven Soderberg’s UNSANE, but he returns the funny in the upcoming 2 MINUTES OF FAME with Katt Williams. Previously, JAY dazzled with fun supporting roles in the Lionsgate/CBS Films comedy GET A JOB, opposite Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE, and Universal’s RIDE ALONG opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. Jay’s voiced various roles on the animated series FAMILY GUY, BOJACK HORSEMAN, LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS, ROBOT CHICKEN, and the upcoming SUPERMANSION. He’s currently working on his second stand up special and headlines clubs and colleges throughout the country.
Dan Cummins has been a guest on multiple late-night TV shows, from Conan to The Tonight Show to This Is Not Happening. He’s had a Comedy Central Presents half-hour special, a one-hour Comedy Central special titled Crazy with a Capital F, and his special Don’t Wake the Bear is currently streaming on Amazon. Dan’s enormous fan base on Pandora is part of what makes him stand out. Over 300,000 fans have created stations solely based on Dan Cummins comedy, pushing his plays to over 306 million.
Dan’s never-ending quest for knowledge has led him into the sometimes dark but always interesting and hilarious world of Timesuck. This weekly podcast is a slightly irreverent but consistently entertaining way for the eternal knowledge seeker to get their dose of thoroughly researched information. From Scientology to Jeffrey Dahmer to the KKK, no topic is off limits.
Remaining true to his love for writing and his passion to make people laugh, Dan stepped out on his own after recording five previous albums with Warner Brothers Records, to record two albums, Maybe I’m the Problem and Feel the Heat, in 2018.
Comedian Big Jay Oakerson has been a stand out at comedy and music festivals around the world for the last two decades including Just For Laughs, Comedy Central’s Colossal Clusterfest, the New York Comedy Festival, SXSW, Moontower Festival, North By Northeast, and Mayhem Festival, among others.
Oakerson has appeared on multiple television shows including his first one hour special, Live at Webster Hall, which premiered on Comedy Central in 2016. More recently, Jay released his own half-hour special on Netflix which premiered in 2018 as part of the hit series The Degenerates. He is the host and creator of the all crowd work show What's Your F#$king Deal?!, which streamed on NBC’s Seeso. Other appearances include FX’s Louie, IFC’s Z-Rock, The Late Show with Jimmy Fallon, as well as Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, The Comedy Jam and This Is Not Happening.
Jay has recorded three albums, An American Storyteller and two volumes of The Crowdwork Sessions, all of which are available on Comedy Central records. When it comes to podcasts, he is currently the co-host of The Legions of Skanks, The SDR Show, and The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder.
The road to success has been a steady climb for Nick Swardson, who started his career in St. Paul/ Minneapolis, then on to New York and Los Angeles, where he first found success by writing "Malibu's Most Wanted" for Warner Brothers and by featuring in the hit Comedy Central series RENO 911. After catching the attention of Happy Madison Productions, he quickly became a fixture in the company, writing or co-writing and producing such projects as "Grandma's Boy," "Benchwarmers" and co-producing "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry" with Adam Sandler and Kevin James. More recently Nick has performed in movies such as “That’s My Boy,” “Blades of Glory,” “30 Minutes or Less,” and “Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star,” which he wrote, starred in, and produced. His first CD/DVD, "Party", on Comedy Central Records (produced by Happy Madison) went platinum. He followed that up in 2010 with his first one-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central, “Seriously who Farted.”
In addition to his career in film and in the world of Stand Up Comedy, Nick continues to have a prolific career in television. His Comedy Central sketch show, "Pretend Time with Nick Swardson” ran from 2010 to 2012, and he voiced the role of Troy on FXX’s animated show, “Chozen.” His Comedy Central Special, “Taste It!” premiered last April on Comedy Central. Nick also recently co-starred in the animated film “Hell And Back” with TJ Miller, Bob Odenkirk and Mila Kunis and co-starred in the most-watched movie on Netflix to date, “The Ridiculous Six” starring Adam Sandler and Will Forte. Most recently he co-starred in Sandler’s second film for Netflix “The Do-Over” starring Adam Sandler and David Spade.
Kevin Nealon sets himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known for his nine-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, and has received critical acclaim for his role in the Showtime series, Weeds. Weeds has been honored at the 2006, 2007 and 2009 Golden Globes with nominations for “Best Television Series Comedy or Musical.” In 2007 and 2009, Weeds was nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.” In the show, Nealon portrayed a stoned accountant and business advisor. Nealon’s second standup special for Showtime, “Whelmed…But Not Overly,” debuted in August, 2012.
On the big screen, Kevin starred alongside Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Just Go with It, a film about a man who enlists the help of his receptionist and her kids to land the woman of his dreams. In the film, he portrays one half of a plastic-surgery-obsessed couple. Just Go with It grossed over $30 million in its opening weekend and over $214 million worldwide. In 2010, Nealon completed work on the film And They’re Off, a comedy centered around a failed horse trainer who desperately wants to be back in the winner’s circle.
Nealon has found great comedic success in his extensive film career. In Anger Management, he played opposite Jack Nicholson and fellow Saturday Night Live comedian, Adam Sandler. He and Sandler also teamed up in Eight Crazy Nights, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan, the latter of which grossed over $200 million worldwide. In Joe Dirt, Nealon joined another Saturday Night Live alumnus David Spade. Kevin’s other film credits include Daddy Day Care with Eddie Murphy, Good Boy with Molly Shannon, Roxanne with Steve Martin and the cult hit Grandma’s Boy with Jonah Hill and Nick Swardson. Kevin has also stared in the adventure-comedy Aliens in the Attic opposite Tim Meadows and Ashley Tisdale. He can also be seen alongside Tom Arnold in the independent feature Remarkable Power, in which Nealon assumes the role of a late night talk show host who goes to great lengths to bring his cancelled show back on the air. Kevin provided the voice for the title role in the Nick At Nite stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS. He starred opposite Catherine O’Hara and Judy Greer in the series that followed the adventures of a traveling dentist and his family.
As one of the longest running cast members on NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1986-1995), Nealon created some of the show’s most memorable characters, including ‘The Subliminal Man’ and ‘Hans and Franz.’ Nealon’s reoccurring role as an anchor on ‘Weekend Update’ made the sketch a show staple. In 1988 Kevin earned an Emmy Award nomination as part of the SNL writing team.
A sought-after guest star on television, Kevin has made a number of appearances on Hot In Cleveland. Franklin & Bash, Monk, Fat Actress, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Still Standing. Nealon hosted TBS’s Funniest Commercials of the Year for the fifth time. This special highlights the most outrageous and ridiculous commercials from around the world. In 2008, Nealon released his first book, Yes, You’re Pregnant, But What About Me? - a comical look at the male perspective of pregnancy. The book is available in bookstores. Currently, Kevin resides in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Comedian Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, NBC's America's Got Talent, and the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes. He has garnered over 30 million views with his clips on Dry Bar Comedy. In 2018 he was selected to perform on the coveted “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal--comedy's most prestigious event. Kellen was named one of TBS's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017, and he performed at the TBS New York Comedy Festival. He's appeared on nationally syndicated radio, including the Bob and Tom Show and Todd N Tyler. Kellen has been a finalist of both the San Francisco International Comedy Competition and the Great American Comedy Festival; he has also performed at the Bridgetown, Big Sky, and Boston Comedy Festivals.
Comedian and actor Harland Williams is known the world over for his hilarious movie roles and outlandish stand-up and sketch comedy routines. His unforgettable film roles include turns in "Dumb and Dumber," "Something About Mary," "Half Baked," "Rocketman," and so many more. Add to this his incredible stand-up comedy routines, which have been seen on "Letterman," "The Tonight Show," "Conan," HBO, Comedy Central and everywhere else.
A seasoned veteran of comedy clubs and late night television, Jimmy Pardo has appeared on such shows as The Tonight Show, Conan, The Late Late Show and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Most recently he was the host of the critically acclaimed Science Channel show Race To Escape. Jimmy regularly appears on TBS’ Conan as a panel guest, but he has also been Conan’s go-to warm-up, field correspondent, sketch player and even fill-in cohost. He has also conducted some very unconventional celebrity backstage interviews for Teamcoco.com‘s “The Pardo Patrol.”
In 2006, Jimmy Pardo became a podcasting pioneer when he began hosting the raucous-but-smart weekly podcast Never Not Funny, which Entertainment Weekly called “one of the sharpest and gut-bustingest shows on the Internet.” The show has been named a top comedy podcast by The AV Club, Esquire, GQ and USA Today, and its guest list (Conan O’Brien, Jon Hamm, Richard Lewis, Zach Galifianakis and Sarah Silverman, just to name a few) reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood. Never Not Funny also hosts the annual Pardcast-a-Thon fundraiser, a 12-hour marathon webcast to benefit Smile Train. To date, the Pardcast-A-Thons have raised over one million dollars for the charity.
Over the years Jimmy has also been seen on such shows as Comedy Bang! Bang!, @Midnight, Maron and Monk. He has hosted National Lampoon’s Funny Money for Game Show Network, fiver seasons of AMC’s Movies at Our House, and episodes of NBC’s Late Friday, VH1’s The Surreal Life and The Playboy Morning Show. Jimmy has recorded three comedy albums: Uno, Pompous Clown and Sprezzatura, which Entertainment Weekly named one of the Best Stand-Up Albums of the year.