Chris Fairbanks, a young comic who left the scenic comfort of Big Sky Country in Montana ten years ago to join the Texas comedy circle, has been getting a lot of attention.
In the past few years, Chris took first place in 2003's Funniest Person in Austin contest, attended Montreal's Just for Laughs festival in their "New Faces" showcase, starred as "Randy" on the MTV reality series "The 70's House", received 1st runner-up in Comedy Central's Laugh Riots contest, and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central's Premium Blend.
He currently is an action sports correspondent for the Fuel TV network, just appeared on Last Comic Standing (season 6) and was a series regular on Comedy Central's "Reality Bites Back". Chris resides in Los Angeles and makes his living as a club touring stand-up comic and actor.
Derek Jones is a Writer/Comedian hailing from the seaside town of East Haven, Connecticut, nestled in the bosom of the Long Island Sound. Upon graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia, Derek moved to Los Angeles with a dream in his heart and stars in his eyes. Starting as a Page at NBC, like famed television personalities Regis Philbin and Willard Scott before him, Derek quickly began accelerating his television career, eventually finding himself writing jokes for one of TV's oldest institutions, The Tonight Show.
Having been a familiar face on the Los Angeles comedy scene the past several years, he can be seen performing at such viable comedy institutions as the weekly alternative comedy Mecca "What's Up Tiger Lily," Greg Barris' alt. brainchild "Heart of Darkness," as well as area mainstays such as The Hollywood Improv, Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, The Ice House, The Second City and The Comedy Store, and clubs all across the country, including The Las Vegas Improv at Harrah's Hotel & Casino. And don't put it past him to show up at a number of area bars, Moose Lodges and any other hole-in-the-wall venues to bring his unique style of over-the-top, show-stopping comedy, which has been hailed as everything from "Brilliant!" to "Really, really loud."
Recently, Derek has been seen on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" as a featured performer playing everything from a male model for Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's new GTL clothing line, to a referee for Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno in a heated match of Frozen Turkey Shuffleboard.
He's all over the place. And wherever it is you see him, there he is.
London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently he appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room, and as a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing have earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other countries worldwide.
He has also recorded a half-hour special for the World Stands Up, Comedy Central, and has acclaimed festival appearances at Montreal, Edinburgh, Kilkenny, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Bermuda, and Amsterdam.
His debut CD, "I Guess We'll Never Know" was named in Punchline Magazine's top 10 albums of 2009 and his hit appearance at the 2008 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal resulted in no fewer than 4 of his gags appearing in the Montreal Gazette's round up of their best jokes of the fest.
Matt has appeared in and written for numerous television shows in the UK, including a charity gala featuring Jimmy Fallon, which resulted in Jimmy himself requesting Matt to open for him in a college tour to promote his Late Night hosting slot.
His youthful looks disguise a veteran comic with almost a decade of experience, and a wealth of smart, funny and relatable material, making him a firm favorite with college audiences. While it's his prime-time NBC appearances that most American comedy fans will recognize him from, they are often surprised at the breadth and scope of his material, described by one reviewer as "intelligent, but with the emphasis firmly on the funny"
Line up: Derek Jones, Matt Kirshen, Chris Fairbanks, Mike O'Connell, Josh Androsky
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