Owen Benjamin is a comedian and actor, best known for his hilarious blend of stand-up and musical comedy. He has appeared in the movies The House Bunny (2008), All’s Faire in Love (2009), Jack and Jill (2011), and Staten Island Summer (2016) with the cast of SNL.
Owen is no stranger to television, having recently held one of the lead roles on TBS’s Sullivan & Son. He’s performed his unique stand-up sets on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, Inside Amy Schumer, and Comedy Central Presents: Owen Benjamin. His first hour-long special High Five Till It Hurts premiered on Comedy Central in 2014. Owen can be also heard on an upcoming episode of the long-running Fox comedy Family Guy
You can listen to Owen analyze why his jokes either work or fail on his podcast "Why Didn't They Laugh" which is ranked in iTunes top 100 and has had guests including: Bill Nye, Howie Mandel, Kunal Nayyer. You can catch Owen Benjamin perform stand-up live throughout the country leading up to his second hour-long special Huge Pianist which comes out later this year.
Owen's comedy is PG-13. Don't expect to be offended but don't bring the kids.
Dov Davidoff was named one of VARIETY’S TOP 10 TO WATCH and His comedy album THE POINT IS… was voted one of the top-10 Comedy Albums of the year on iTunes and in PUNCHLINE magazine.
Dov starred opposite Mark Wahlberg in the film INVINCIBLE, and has been seen on any number of TV shows including THE LEAGUE, WHITNEY, BOSTON LEGAL, LAW AND ORDER and THE CHAPPELLE SHOW. He also starred opposite Jeff Goldblum on the NBC series RAINES.
Davidoff has performed on THE TONIGHT SHOW and JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, and has had his own COMEDY CENTRAL specials, including a 1/2 hour special, and his 1hr special (FILTHY OPERATION). He’s also performed on a number of COMEDY CENTRAL’S standup specials including Russel Simmon’s THE RUCKUS, and Gabriel Iglesias’ STANDUP REVOLUTION, and Showtime’s ‘LIVE FROM AMSTERDAM’.
Dov is now touring the country with what will be become his latest one hour comedy special, and finishing a memoir to be published by St Martin’s Press.
Jay Larson is best known as a stand up comedian with multiple appearances on The Late Late Show, four appearances on Conan and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Jay's style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. As a storyteller his "Wrong Number" story went viral after climbing to #1 on Reddit and was also featured on "This American Life" with Ira Glass claiming, "Perfect Comedy, Perfect Storytelling…" Jay's Story telling has also been featured on Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening" and can be heard every Toozdee on his wildly successful podcast, The CrabFeast. Jay's first album, "Self Diagnosed" was released in 2011 by AST records and his follow up album, "Human Math" is set to release in the fall.
While stand up is his first love Jay wears many hats and recently co-hosted two seasons of "Best Bars in America" for the Esquire Network. This Spring Jay made his Movie debut in the critically acclaimed Thriller, "The Invitation". The Karyn Kusama film has launched Jay in a different light and led to a role in the highly anticipated second season of Twin Peaks, set to air on Showtime in 2017. Between stand up, podcasting, hosting and acting Jay has also found time to write and create two television shows for NBC Universal. Though neither show was made Jay is on the hunt for the next one! But at the end of the day the job that Jay gets the most satisfaction out of is being a father to his two kids.
Brody Stevens is the executive producer and star of the unique Comedy Central TV series “Brody Stevens: Enjoy It!”, co-created and produced by Zach Galifianakis. Brody is also the host of two popular podcast series - “The Steven Brody Stevens Festival of Friendship” on the Feral Audio Network, and “Brode and Esther” on Deathsquad. In addition, Brody hosted his own live video podcast "Positive Push with Brody Stevens" on Youtube's Video Podcast Network.
Stevens has appeared on Conan, Chelsea Lately, @midnight, Premium Blend, TMZ, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Late World with Zach, The Best Damn Sports Show Period, Tosh.0, Fox NFL Sunday, Playboy Morning Radio and on podcasts by Jay Mohr, Joe Rogan and WTF with Marc Maron. Brody also appeared in the movies Jesus Is Magic, Due Date, The Hangover and The Hangover Part II. He was, however, cut out of the movie Funny People.
Most recently, Brody released his Comedy Central Half-Hour Special in January, 2014.
Michael McDonald is not a singer. That’s the other guy. He is also not a professional fighter. That’s the other other guy. He’s also not an abusive unemployed alcoholic. That’s some of the rest of the Michael McDonalds out there. You’ve found the one who is best known for his ten years playing freaks on Mad TV. Michael got his start writing and performing for free at the famed Groundlings Theater in Los Angeles. His first paid writing and acting jobs came from Concorde Pictures, Roger Corman's infamous low-budget movie studio. Starting as an extra, McDonald landed dozens of roles in terrible movies. He eventually moved behind the camera to write and direct more terrible movies. Roger Corman still owes Michael money. Since those early poverty stricken years, Michael has divided his career into as many tiny hard-to-reassemble pieces as possible:
Michael has usually worked in television, landing guest spots on SEINFELD, ELLEN, JUST SHOOT ME, and NEWS RADIO before landing on MAD TV in 1998. During his ten-year run, McDonald created several weird characters - most notably man-child Stuart Larkin, Marvin Tikkvah Rusty Miller, and The Depressed Persian Tow Truck Man. He was also forced to attempt many impressions, including Dr. Phil, Al Gore and most of the murders & politicians of that era. In 2007, McDonald left MAD TV because the wigs were really getting to him. He went on to guest star on more television shows, including SCRUBS, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, and PUSHING DAISIES. As of this writing by a completely impartial third party who has no connection to Michael what so ever, I – I mean Michael - currently has recurring roles on HOUSE OF LIES and WEB THERAPY. Both of these are on SHOWTIME, which means they are better than network shows, but they don’t pay very well. Michael’s first film role in years is as a bad guy in THE HEAT, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Watch for it in the summer of 2013.
Aside from the early days of directing crap for Concorde Pictures, McDonald took up directing again on Mad TV. It seemed like a natural thing to do, since he was always telling everybody what to do anyway. From there, he branched out to direct episodes of other shows in which he had previously worked as an actor, including SCRUBS, and SEVENTH HEAVEN. Eventually he became a producer/director on ABC’s COUGAR TOWN, and guest director on DON’T TRUST THE BITCH IN APT 23, SAVE ME, and HOW TO LIVE WITH YOUR PARENTS. Directing actors has taught Michael that he should be nicer to directors when he is acting.
McDonald enjoys writing his own material, starting with those horrible Corman movies in the early days, to sketch comedy at the Groundling Theater, and then on MAD TV. In 2012, his first drama pilot, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, was produced for NBC but was not picked up because it was “too cool for TV.” NOTE: It bears repeating that this is an unbiased, third-party assessment. Michael is currently working on another drama script through his deal with ABC Studios. Luckily, this one is guaranteed to be a hit – because it just has to be, damn it!
STAND UP COMEDY
Whenever his schedule permits, (translation – frequently) McDonald tours the country doing stand up comedy. His first hour-long comedy special, MICHAEL MCDONALD: MODEL. CITIZEN. aired on SHOWTIME in 2010 and is currently available on AMAZON. Michael hopes to tape a second hour-long special before the end of 2013.
Adam can next be seen in the upcoming Columbia Picture's revival of GHOSTBUSTERS and the reboot of the popular sketch show MADtv on The CW. He currently co-hosts the new TBS comedy game show "Separation Anxiety," as well as the popular podcast "About Last Night," which has featured guests including Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, and Dana Carvey. His comedy sketches have garnered over 30 million views on YouTube and Funny or Die. Adam previously appeared in Paul Feig's Fox feature, SPY (starring Melissa McCarthy) as well as Paul Feig's THE HEAT, where he plays the villain opposite Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. He was also featured as a writer and stand up on Comedy Central's second season of ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY.
Who ever said people with A/D/D should be medicated? Ryan can't remember. But whoever said it was wrong! No meds required. Just give him a stage, a mic and you've got a comic with an erratic style and constantly fresh material.
Ryan Dalton is a homegrown Cleveland favorite. Ryan attended the prestigious Kent State University. After college, Ryan went on to hold part time jobs in such world-reknowned trades as food service, retail, and coffee distribution. Finally, Ryan sunk his teeth into the most honest profession in the world, car sales. This dream occupaion was not enough for him. Ryan hungered for the taste of stand up comedy, and on a dare, took the stage in Nanuet, NY in 1998. This experience started a hunger for the constant approval from crowds of complete stangers. His thirst would never be quenched!
Ryan soon discovered the entertainment industry where a basic lack of knowledge on any subject is not only necessary, but also embraced. He uses stand-up as a device in which he pokes fun at controversy and the "everyday personal injustices" that are dealt with by the common man, sorry, person, whatever!
Ryan is a comedian that wants everyone to just relax. His lovable sarcasm and smart, conversational style makes for a broadly appealing show.
Louis was born and raised in Los Angeles (not the Valley, not Orange County, but actually in Los Angeles). His comedy career began at the incredibly early age of 9 when as part of a school project he submitted several jokes to “The Tonight Show,” two of which were read on air by Johnny Carson. When Louis moved to Northern California to attend UC Berkeley, he continued to pursue comedy as a writer/performer with the Theater Rice sketch comedy troupe. After graduating, he began performing stand-up throughout the Bay Area and quickly made a name for himself. He is now a professional comedian who can be seen performing at clubs and colleges across the country. In 2005, Louis had a great year, appearing in both the Montreal Comedy Festival and Atlanta’s “Laffapalooza” Comedy Festival. He also made his television debut (not counting the time he went on "The Judge Joe Brown Show") on “Last Call with Carson Daly.”
Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) is a household name and it all started when he began producing homemade videos of dangerous stunts mixed with comical behavior. Steve-O graduated from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College in 1997, and had a career as a circus clown before achieving fame on Jackass and Wildboyz. Since then, he has become a New York Times bestselling author, standup comedian, and actor. His first hour-long comedy special recently premiered on Showtime and performed in the top one percent of all Showtime comedy specials.
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