FLYOVER COMEDY (THE MIDWEST COMEDY MADHOUSE)
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
18 & over
Two items minimum
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!
Michael Kosta is an accomplished stand-up comedian, actor, host and former professional tennis player. He was most recently the co-host of Fox Sports 1’s series, Crowd Goes Wild, opposite Regis Philbin. Kosta is remembered for the successful segments “This Week in Punting,” “Questions out of Left Field,” “Stupid Sports Stuff You Can Actually Buy Online,” as well as a few ridiculous others.
Kosta gained attention as a comedian when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen. He quickly relocated to Los Angeles where he began his television career; he is a regular on The Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately, and Conan. Kosta also guest-hosted Attack of the Show on the G4 Network and appears as a correspondent on E!’s The Soup Investigates, the Joel McHale’s produced spinoff of The Soup. He also starred in his own half hour special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta.
Ryan Stout is a well-crafted and seasoned comedian who has performed all over the world. A regular guest on CHELSEA LATELY, Ryan has also appeared on CONAN, Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, and his own half-hour special: COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS… RYAN STOUT. While still in college, Stout was already performing over 300 shows per year when, at age 22, he won the Boston International Comedy Festival's stand-up comedy competition. He went on to perform at HBO’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the prestigious Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal, and the very hip SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Within six months of moving to Los Angeles, he booked his first pilot, hosting a game show for MTV. That project established him as a go-to host for any occasion and over the next few years MTV booked Ryan to host nearly 50 pilots, specials, and episodes of random television. He even hosted the iconic MTV SPRING BREAK. In December 2011, his debut comedy album, Touché, was released by Comedy Central Records and reached #7 on the iTunes comedy charts. Currently, Ryan Stout can be seen every Monday thru Thursday on AXS TV, hosting the network’s one-hour flagship show, AXS Live.