FLYOVER COMEDY (THE MIDWEST COMEDY MADHOUSE)
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Flyover comedy brings you the very best comedic talent from in and around the Midwest. Each month, we feature and highlight a specific state from the heartland of America, giving out special deals and/or prizes from restaurants that brings that great Midwestern mentality to Los Angeles! Kansas City BBQ, Chicago Deep Dish, and Minnesota Nice all rolled into one amazing night of Comedy!
Comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckhart Tolle. Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching back and forth between social rage and self doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue collar angst and sardonic enlightenment.
Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Pepitone. He’s one of a kind and a favorite among fellow comedians and die heard comedy fans alike.
In addition to his stand-up skills, Eddie Pepitone is a stand-out comic/character actor. Pepitone began his comedy career in New York City, quickly becoming a regular on the scene. He appeared regularly on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. His other numerous television appearances include Chappelle’s Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, King of Queens, Last Comic Standing, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Sarah Silverman Program. Pepitone recently released a Comedy Album entitled "A Great Stillness" and has a Documentary about his life coming later this year called "The Bitter Buddha."
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Brendon Walsh established himself as a comedian in Austin, TX. In 2004, he won the “Funniest Person In Austin” contest and that same year also appeared on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as his original character, “Scary Monster” (a terrible monster stand up comedian). In 2005 and 2006, Brendon was voted “Best Stand-Up Comedian” in the Austin Chronicle’s “Readers Poll”. In 2006 he appeared on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend” and on season 4 of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” In 2007, he won the $10,000 grand prize on the comedy stage in an internet contest at Famecast.com, beating thousands of other people for the prize money and title of “Famecast Comedy Fenom”. Brendon was featured in the “New Faces” Showcase at the 2008 Just For Laughs comedy festival in Montreal where he was recognized as one of the breakout performers.
In 2009, Brendon moved to Los Angeles where he can be regularly seen performing at the likes of Largo, the Upright Citizens Brigade, Improv, Comedy Store as well as several alternative room. His TV credits also include being the first stand up to appear on TBS’ CONAN, and Comedy Central’s John Oliver’s New York Standup Show. Since moving to LA, Brendon has sold two vehicles to star in and co-write. In 2010 he sold “Crowded Apartment” to Spike. Most recently Brendon has been writing the pilot of “Walsh”, a half hour narrative for for Comedy Central, and he recorded his Comedy Central Stand Up Presents: The Half Hour special which premiered in May, 2012 and was the highest rated episode of the season.