Jeff Dye stars in NBC’s new eclectic comedy adventure series “Better Late Than Never.” This exciting project will follow the travel of Henry Winkler, William Shatner, Terry Bradshaw and George Foreman as Jeff gives the adventure of a lifetime.
Jeff is coming off of NBC’s alternative comedy-variety series hit called “I Can Do That”. Which he is extremely proud of and taught him….
Dye is a nationally touring comedian, actor, host, prankster and Bigfoot enthusiast. Raised in Seattle, this class clown started doing comedy at Giggles Comedy Club right out of high school and was first nationally recognized on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” where he finished third after only three years into his comedy career.
Since then he has had two of his own shows on MTV (“Money From Strangers,” “Numbnuts”), his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and stared on numerous other TV projects, including “Girl Code” and “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
Dye’s passion is bringing love and positivity through laughter to everyone he encounters.
Vicki Barbolak was a fan favorite and top 10 finalist on Season 13 of America's Got Talent on NBC. Howie Mandel told Vicki and America, “I think you just came up with your own sitcom, you’re wonderful I love you.” And Simon said, “I think you’re the best comedian we’ve had on this show.”
Vicki was also featured on the 2019 AGT Champions show.
Since being on AGT, Vicki has embarked on an international tour and launched her own podcast called "Trailer Nasty with Vicki Barbolak".
When Vicki was 38 years young, she saw an ad for a stand-up comedy class. That class changed her life. Vicki quickly realized that making people laugh gave her more happiness than she ever dreamed possible. After a few years of open mic nights, Vicki was taken under the wing of Mitzi Shore, owner of The Comedy Store where Vicki developed as a Comedian.
In the 20 years since, Vicki 's been named a member of Jay Leno's NBC Laugh Squad, Won Funniest Mom In America on Nick @ Nite, and has been featured by E! Television as the Next Breakout Star to come from The Comedy Store. Vicki's comedy reflects life as Mom, her many marriages, and her love of the Southern California Trailer Park Lifestyle.
Every Wednesday night is our weekly Wiseguys Open Mic night. This is the night to see the 30-40 of the best local, amateur and professional comedians in Utah perform. Not only do we feature great local comedians, but we also have our share of touring comedians who happen to stop by to perform. So, you never know who you may see on Wednesday Wiseguys Open Mic night, but you can always count on an awesome and interesting time!
Wiseguys Open Mic is also your chance to try your hand at stand-up comedy. Every comedian that is making a living as a professional started out at open mic and it's every Wednesday at Wiseguys at the Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City. Maybe you're the next Seinfeld...you never know until you get up there and give it a try! Bring your friends. We encourage you to invite lots of people. The more friends you bring the funnier you will seem! Showtime 7pm. Doors open at 6pm. We'll see you there!
Open Mic Night - this is where it begins.
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!
Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Bryce Prescott is a stand-up comedian and Host of Grab the Mic; a podcast that shares the behind the scenes look at the journey to greatness in comedy. As a father, husband and formerly pious Utah resident, Bryce shows you the comedic “through the gate” and “over the fence” perspectives of navigating the craziness of family life.
Randy and Jason Sklar began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm, the FX hit “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital, and most recently on the USA Network’s critically acclaimed, Playing House. They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of Grey's Anatomy and as warring agents on HBO's Entourage. Of the Entourage episode, Entertainment Weekly television critic Paul Katz wrote of their turn, “in the hands of comedic masters, The Sklar Brothers, they made it soar.” They’ve also appeared in such films as Touchstone's, Wild Hogs, and Fox Atomic's, The Comebacks. Most recently, they co-starred in the popular Netflix movie, Teacher Of the Year, alongside Keegan Michael Key, Larry Joe Campbell and Jamie Kaler.
Stand and Deliver: Crowdsourced Comedy's 'SAD' show features local comedians using their best material to inspire scenes for professional improvisers. This shows gives you the best of both worlds: scripted punchlines and on the fly theatrics.
Your Stand-ups include- Ryan Erwin, Brian Dove, Chad Benjamin
Crowdsourced Comedy Improvisers- Andrew Sproge, Jasmine Lewis, Trevor Kelley, Brian Higgins, Adam Conrad, Dallas Briggs and Craig Sorensen
Curtis Waltermire also known as 'CURTIS THE MENTALIST' often refers to himself as just "an ordinary guy, who has a helluva lot-of fun doing some EXTRAORDINARY things!"
And, boy, does he have a lot of fun doing it.
When he struts out onto the stage wearing dark shades and carrying a silver briefcase to some jammin' guitar music, audiences know right away that they are in for a crazy good time, and that this guy is not your typical dark, mysterious, strange, or overly-cerebral mentalist.
He doesn't take himself too seriously, and neither should you. He's not psychic, and he doesn't talk to dead people. He just loves to blow people's minds and have fun in the process.
Chris Hardwick is a comedian, actor, TV host, author, writer, producer, podcaster and pop culture enthusiast. He is perhaps best known for his work on the two-time Emmy Award- winning Comedy Central show, @midnight, which he hosted throughout the duration of its 600 episode run. His widely popular podcast, Id10t, attracts some of the world’s most influential people including Sir Paul McCartney, Jordan Peele, Tom Hanks, Bill Gates, Jamie Lee Curtis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jodie Foster, and Clare Danes.
Comedian Christopher Titus brings his newest show AMERIGEDDON to the theaters across the country. Employing what he's labeled “hard funny,” Christopher Titus has released seven ninety-minute albums in as many years. He has six one-hour comedy specials currently running on Comedy Central, and his seventh special, BORN WITH A DEFECT, premiered in 2017. Known for leaving no stone unturned, especially within his own life and family, Titus takes his audience on a 90-minute ride that will leave them exhausted from laughter. To see one of Christopher Titus' shows is to love him. Titus is currently performing his newest show in sold out theaters across the country. He also formed Combustion Films, a production company which produced his last three specials and most recently a full-length film called SPECIAL UNIT, released in 2017.
Sam Morril, one of the fastest rising comics in NYC and is a nationally touring comedian widely known as one of the best joke writers on the scene today. The New York Daily News called him "one of the four funniest in New York."
In his earlier years, Sam won The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta, beating out over 600 applicants. Shortly after, he was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.”
With three TBS' Conan appearances under his belt, Sam released his first Comedy Central Half-Hour Special and his debut album, “Class Act,” on Comedy Central records. Both were met with rave reviews. “Class Act” went on to be #1 on iTunes comedy specials and was ranked number 6 in The Laugh Button’s review, “Best comedy albums and specials of 2015.”
Most recently, Sam was the third stand-up comedian to grace “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” stage with his jokes, following stand-up legends Jerry Seinfeld and Maria Bamford.
Sam is a regular on Fox News’ “Red Eye”, and has been seen on Comedy Central’s “Adam Devine’s House Party”, “@Midnight”, “Inside Amy Schumer”, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and the current season of “America’s Got Talent.”
As popular online comedy magazine, Splitsider, says: “Morril has a knack for making the potentially unfunny very funny, while still leaving enough bleakness lingering in the void to remind us that jokes are merely coping mechanisms, not problem solvers.”
When he is not on the road touring, you can see Sam regularly in New York City at The Comedy Cellar and various other clubs and indie shows. You can also see him every week day hosting his new show on MSG, People Talking Sports and Other Stuff.
PHIL HANLEY began stand-up comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, often in between bands at music venues. Since settling in the United States, Phil has become a regular at NYC’s renowned Comedy Cellar. He has also appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show, and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson twice. In the past year, Phil has appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers, @midnight and been on the road with Aziz Ansari. Phil's Comedy Central stand up special "The Half Hour" also aired in 2016. Phil is the lead actor in the upcoming film Sundowners (2017) alongside Tim Heidecker and will be seen next year in "I Feel Pretty" starring Amy Schumer.
MICHELLE WOLF has quickly become one of the most influential voices in the comedy landscape as she continues on the path of a breakout year, with the Village Voice calling her “the voice comedy needs right now” and The Daily Beast declaring, “Michelle Wolf is the future of stand-up comedy.” She recently served as the executive producer, writer, and host of the critically-acclaimed variety sketch series “The Break with Michelle Wolf” on Netflix. Previously, she made international headlines as the much buzzed-about headliner of the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner.
Wolf debuted her first hour-long stand-up special, “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady”, on HBO late last year. The well-reviewed special tackled a wide range of topics from her surprising thoughts on feminism, the environment and why Hilary Clinton could not be a “nice lady,” and more of life’s everyday absurdities. She received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.
Wolf was previously as an on-air contributor and writer for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” Prior to joining “The Daily Show,” she was a writing supervisor and performer on “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” where she also made her late-night television debut in July 2014. She appeared frequently on the show in various bits and as the popular recurring character she created, “Grown-Up Annie.”
Additionally, Wolf created and starred in two digital series, “Now Hiring” and “Used People” for Comedy Central and was a writer on the “88th Academy Awards” hosted by Chris Rock. She was named to Vulture’s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015” and was one of “The Top 10 Funniest Women in NYC” by Time Out New York. She was also named to Rolling Stone’s list of the 25 funniest people on Twitter right now (@michelleisawolf) and selected as one of the “New Faces of Comedy” for the 2014 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.
Wolf headlines comedy clubs and colleges all over the country and has performed at a number of festivals including Outside Lands, Moontower, Bonnaroo, Just For Laughs Montreal, JFL 42 and the Dublin Comedy Festival. In 2016 she completed an incredibly successful first appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a sold out run of her debut hour-long stand-up show “Michelle Wolf: So Brave.” The critically acclaimed show, which earned her a nomination for the Best Newcomer Prize from the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, garnered numerous four-star reviews from top publications such as the Guardian, Herald and Scotsman.
When not crisscrossing the nation on tour, Wolf lives in New York. She is an avid long-distance runner in her limited free time.
Being a superhero was always an ultimate dream of Heath’s...but due to his lack of athleticism, money, and tragic back story, he decided that bringing laughter to the world would be the next best thing. His PG-13 style of comedy kills in clubs, colleges, and festivals including the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. You may have seen him on the tv show “Laughs” on FOX or his comedy special on Drybar Comedy. You can also find him performing regularly on the Las Vegas Strip at Planet Hollywood, Tropicana, Bally’s, and the MGM Grand! He has worked with some of the best comics in the business including Brad Garrett, Louie Anderson, Dennis Miller, Eddie Griffin, and Roseanne Barr. His abilities that are presented on stage are endless! From doing celebrity impersonations, to singing, dancing, and accents. Heath's comedy will paint a picture in your mind that will be burned in for weeks or longer. Being an Improv comedian also gives him that extra edge on the standup comedy stage. His quick wit allows him to adapt to any situation. If you have a chance to see Heath Harmison live, TAKE IT!
Mark Normand is known for his “relentlessly punchy writing and expert delivery” (The Laugh Button) that has made him an internationally known touring comedian.
Most recently, Mark released his first hour special, Don’t Be Yourself, for Comedy Central, EP’ed by Amy Schumer. Mark has been featured on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle, Louis CK’s Horace and Pete, Inside Amy Schumer, Big Jay Oakerson's What’s Your F@%king Deal on Seeso, and Ari Shaffir’s This Is Not Happening. Mark has appeared on Conan, John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show, @midnight, and has filmed a Comedy Central Half Hour special. His album, titled Still Got It, premiered at the top of the iTunes comedy charts. .
Mark does comedy clubs and colleges across the country and has been involved in many festivals. Mark is a constant podcast guest, appears often on Sirius XM radio, and when home in New York Mark runs two comedy shows and two podcasts. His podcast with co-host Joe List,Tuesdays with Stories!, also tours the country.
Mark named to Esquire’s “Best New Comedians 2012”, Splitsider’s “Top 10 Up and Coming Comedians on Each Coast”, and Time Out New York’s “21 New York Comedy Scene Linchpins”.
At this show, Ashley, Rayna, and special guests will answer all those burning questions about sex, dating, and relationships in a one-of-a-kind, interactive experience. No one leaves without a fresh outlook on dating and at least one new ab from laughing.
**VIP tickets include prime seating at the show followed by meeting, greeting, and taking photos with the girls.
Alex Moffat is a New York-based actor, stand-up, writer, and current cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live.
Moffat recently appeared in an NBC sketch comedy pilot and on the Showtime series Billions. He can be seen in the films including A Conspiracy On Jekyll Island with Minnie Driver and Uncle John with John Ashton.
Alex was Natural Light Beer’s first spokesperson since Mickey Mantle and was an official acro-dunker with the Chicago Bulls.
Christina P is a stand-up comedian, writer, TV personality and podcast host. She has two Netflix specials, The Degenerates and Christina P: Mother Inferior. The Degenerates was filmed in Las Vegas. Christina discusses the upside of getting older and the Me Too movement.
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.
Margaret Cho was and raised in San Francisco. “It was different than any other place on Earth,” she says. “I grew up and went to grammar school on Haight Street during the ’70s. There were old hippies, ex-druggies, burnouts, drag queens, and Chinese people. To say it was a melting pot – that’s the least of it. It was a really confusing, enlightening, wonderful time.”
Ignoring the traditions of her patriarchal culture, her mother bravely resisted an arranged marriage in Korea and married Margaret’s father a Korean joke book writer. “Books like 1001 Jokes for Public Speakers – real corny stuff,” Cho says. “I guess we’re in the same line of work. But we don’t understand each other that way. I don’t understand why the things he says are funny and the same for him.”
What Margaret did know is that being a kid was hard. Racing toward adulthood as fast as she could to escape the constant bullying she endured, Margaret began writing jokes at 14 and professionally performing at age 16. Getting picked on, and not having a feeling of belonging, is a subject that’s not only near to Margaret’s heart, but something she still feels very deeply despite all of her successes. In that sense, Margaret has gladly and graciously become the “Patron Saint for Outsiders,” speaking for those who are not able to speak for themselves, and encouraging people who can to use their voice to promote change.
Murder and the paranormal finally meet! And That's Why We Drink is a paranormal and true crime podcast hosted by Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz. Join Em and Christine for a wine-filled evening of bone-chilling ghost stories and terrifying true crime stories. The world's a scary place - and that's why we drink!
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VIP tickets include post-show meet and greet and preferred seating.
Deon Cole is one of the most in-demand talents on the comedy scene. Not only is he currently a cast member on four hit TV shows, he has also appeared in several popular feature films, released multiple standup specials, and follows a non-stop tour schedule. Armed with a “comic authority born of undeniable charisma” (AV Club), Deon’s completely unique style and delivery have made him a wildly popular performer with fans and critics alike.
Deon plays the character of adjunct college professor "Charlie" on ABC's hit series Black-ish. His role on the Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award winning show, now in its fourth season, is a favorite, with Vulture declaring “Deon Cole is a comedic genius,” AV Club naming him a “scene stealer,” and Variety offering “Cole reminds me of John Belushi, another performer who brought essential sweetness to his unpredictable characters, and who could make you laugh just by looking a certain way at another person on screen.” In January 2018 Deon brought the beloved “Charlie” to Freeform in the Black-ish spinoff series Grown-ish, with Variety declaring him “the hilarious secret weapon that “Black-ish” has deployed in many side-splitting workplace scenes.” The half-hour comedy, which Deon stars in alongside Black-ish breakout Yara Shahidi, is a contemporary take on the current issues facing both students and administrators in the world of higher education.
Deon also stars as “Det. Daniel "DJ" Tanner” on the TBS comedy Angie Tribeca. The popular show, created by Steve and Nancy Carell, also stars Rashida Jones and is currently in its fourth season. In addition to his three scripted shows, Deon host the game show Face Value currently airing on BET. The show, Executive Produced by Wanda Sykes, finally answers the age-old question, “Can you judge a book by its cover?” Face Value flips the script to award cash and prizes to contestants for correctly guessing facts about strangers from all walks of life –based solely on their appearance and a few personal details. As host, Deon humorously breaks down stereotypes, exposes prejudices, and celebrates the human spirit by highlighting the commonalities and differences among people of various backgrounds, races, religions, beliefs and life experiences.
In addition to Deon’s cast member status on four TV shows, Deon will appear in the Whitney Cummings directed film The Female Brian. Fellow cast members of the much-anticipated feature include Toby Kebbell, Beanie Feldstein, Cecily Strong, Sofia Vergara, Blake Griffin, Lucy Punch, and James Marsden. He has also been featured on several other comedy fan-favorite series including Benched (USA), The League (FX), and Wild N’ Out with Nick Cannon (MTV).
He hosted his own series Deon Cole’s Black Box on TBS in 2013, and he is a familiar face on the late night and daytime circuits, with multiple appearances on Conan (TBS), @midnight (Comedy Central), Last Call with Carson Daly (NBC), The Talk (CBS), and The Real (BET). Deon earned his first Writers Guild Award Nomination and his first Emmy Nomination for “Writing for A Variety, Music or Comedy Program” in 2010 as part of the writing staff on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC). He earned his second Emmy Nomination in 2011 for his work with the writers of CONAN (TBS) and he wrote for Conan O’Brien when he hosted the 2013 White House Correspondents Dinner. Most recently, Deon received a 2017 NAACP Image Award Nomination for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his work on Black-ish and was featured as a presenter at the 2017 BET Awards.
In June 2016, Deon’s first hour standup special Cole Blooded Seminar premiered on Comedy Central. His half hour special premiered on Netflix’s The Standups on July 4th, 2017. His standup comedy has also been featured on Shaq's All Star Comedy Jam (Showtime), John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show (Comedy Central), and Laffapalooza (Comedy Central), along with his own Comedy Central Presents: Deon Cole. On the big screen, Deon was seen in all three movies in the wildly popular Barbershop feature film franchise, and he will appear alongside Sofía Vergara, Alysia Reiner, and Chris D'Elia in the feature The Female Brian directed by Whitney Cummings.
Over 25 years in comedy, Gary Gulman has established himself as an eminent performer and peerless writer. Gulman’s latest special, “The Great Depresh,” is his most ambitious work yet — a tour de force look at mental illness, equal parts captivating and inspiring. And even as Gulman describes hospitalization, experimental treatments, and childhood trauma, “The Great Depresh” manages to be every bit as hilarious as Gulman’s past work.
A product of Boston, Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, and a high school teacher. He has made countless television appearances as both a comedian and an actor. And now, Gary is on tour with “The Great Depresh.”
He can also be seen in the upcoming film, “Joker,” starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips
With over 700 million streams of his four albums to date, Chad Daniels is one of the most listened to comics you’ve never heard of. His fifth album and second special will be released in April of 2019. Hailing from Fergus Falls, MN, Chad is one of only 13 comics to perform on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.