Pete Holmes wrote this bio himself. Pete was the host of the Conan O'Brien companion talk show The Pete Holmes Show, has multiple Comedy Central specials and albums, has written for several television shows and has had his cartoons published in the New Yorker. His favorite food is lettuce and one of his comedy heroes is Ray Romano.
With appearances on TOSH.0, The Late Late show, The Smoking Gun Presents, Conan and his own half hour special on Comedy Central Jay has come a long way since he moved to Los Angeles in 2000. After flunking out of college, then finally getting accepted back after many attempts, Jay threw away his diploma to pursue a career in Stand Up comedy. After living in a condemned house for 14 months, I mean who hasn't, Jay started opening for comedy greats such as Nick Swardson, Daniel Tosh and Pablo Fransisco. He soon became known as a comedian with a whacky, original voice who tends to get a little weird. Since those early days Jay has continued climbing the ranks with multiple TV appearances, many internet short films and his first album, "Self-Diagnosed". His voice continues to grow as he has delved into the world of interacting with strangers and creating conflict with people he doesn't know. Jay is a fantastic storyteller, showcased weekly on his podcast, "The Crabfeast" on Jay Mohr's Fake Mustache Studios. With TV projects in development, be sure to catch Jay now before he ignores everyone...forever...seriously...he will.
Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-son) was born in Hawaii, raised in the Mid-west and sailed around the world as a merchant marine. After trips to Africa, Europe and The Far East, he eventually put down his sea bag, picked up a microphone and began performing stand up comedy all across the country.
As an actor, you may have seen Matt share the big screen with Oscar winner Sean Penn in the Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad or you may also recognize him from his appearances in Emmy winning TV shows like Big Love, Boston Legal or Malcolm in the Middle just to name a few. Matt’s also been a part of several high profile commercial campaigns for Volkswagen, Apple and GE; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics.
As a stand up, he’s appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show and Last Call as well as several festivals, including The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, Laughing Skull, High Plains and the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal; where he was named a “Best of the Fest.”
His critically acclaimed albums The Comedy Stylings of Matt Knudsen and American are top downloads on iTunes, heard regularly on SiriusXM radio and “Mix droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery,” (The Onion A.V. Club); and with Knudsen’s unique style, “The personal feels universal, and the universal feels personal. The only explanation for this phenomenon is that it's all finely crafted comedy from a strong central voice…a great stand up album.” (The Huffington Post)
Ben Gleib is a standup comedian, actor, and TV host, best known as a round table regular on the hit show “CHELSEA LATELY” on E! appearing on the show over 85 times. He is the voice of Marshall the Sloth in 20th Century Fox’s “ICE AGE – CONTINENTAL DRIFT” which is now the #1 animated movie of all-time internationally, and is one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s new movie “JAY AND SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE.” ESQUIRE named him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.”
He hosted The Academy’s first ever “Oscar Roadtrip,” which was featured on ABC’s “OSCARS PRE-SHOW.” Ben was also a guest star on E! scripted series “AFTER LATELY” Gleib also makes appearances as a guest correspondent on CNN, sharing his comedic take on politics. His weekly podcast, LAST WEEK ON EARTH WITH BEN GLEIB, on the Smodcast Network, debuted on iTunes as the #9 Comedy Podcast in the world, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 straight weeks. He was recently on tour performing to sold-out Arenas all over North America opening for Dane Cook. Gleib was one of the stars of the SyFy series “INSANE OR INSPIRED?” hosted “DOG PARK SUPERSTARS” and “GSN LIVE” for GSN, hosted the webseries “BEHIND ENEMY LINES” for Yahoo!, “IS IT MANLY?” for Egotastic, and the official “LIVE RED CARPET” for “The Grammys.” He also starred in the NBC primetime comedy series THE REAL WEDDING CRASHERS, recently hosted DOG PARK SUPERSTARS and GSN LIVE for GSN, and has appeared on “GOOD MORNING AMERICA,” “SPORTSCENTER,” “VH1′S BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE,” “EXTRA,” “ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE,” and THE GREENROOM with PAUL PROVENZA on SHOWTIME.
Gleib has performed his standup on THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, and on NBC on LAST CALL with CARSON DALY and LAST COMIC STANDING. He also makes frequent appearances talking politics on PATT MORRISON’S COMEDY CONGRESS, for which they won a prestigious GOLDEN MIC Award. When in Los Angeles, he can often be seen performing at the legendary Hollywood Improv.
An LA native, Gleib is a unique voice in comedy, known for a wide range of material, and quick improvisational skills. A versatile performer, he recently shot five other pilots, including a pilot for FOX called "Naked But Funny,” "WTF?” for GSN, a BET improv comedy show called “Get It In” on which he was the only white cast member, and “CQC” a comedic news show where he got to mess with with Barack Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton, and ruined a John McCain press conference, getting kicked out by the secret service. Gleib can also can be seen in a supporting role in the feature film, “Bar Starz” a comedy with Charlie Murphy that can be seen on Netflix.
Josh Accardo is an energetic, in-your-face stand-up comic.
Josh’s brand of humor and cutting edge act has been featured at NYC’s top clubs and across the country, including Gotham Comedy Club, Stand Up NY, Hollywood Comedy Store, and as the opener for Mariah Carey at the San Diego Open Air Theater. He has also performed with some of the nation’s most popular comedy acts, including Joe Rogan, Nick DiPaolo, Artie Lange, Jim Gaffigan, and Craig Robinson.
Caroline’s on Broadway recently featured Josh as a Breakout Comedy Artist.
In addition to his stand-up, Josh is a multi-talented entertainer. Tuck Davis, which he wrote, directed, and starred in, won the New Filmmaker NY festival. His newest short, Killer Eyes, has already been accepted at multiple film festivals.
Josh was recently a guest on the Artie Lange Show, StandUp with Pete Dominck on Siruius/XM and the Beige Phillip Show. His TV credits include PBS "History Detectives" and Good Day New York. He also hosts the popular podcast Slam Pig Podcast on iTunes, and he can be seen weekly at comedy clubs across New York City.
Jason Lawhead is quickly becoming one of the hottest stand-up comedians performing today. His remarkably fresh outlook on topical issues branded with a charmed delivery and unorganized life-lessons makes Lawhead funny from start to finish.
The Ohio born Comedian makes the audience feel as if they themselves where involved in the stories and jokes he tells. Great at thinking on his feet, Lawhead is able to blend personal experiences, fresh subjects and facial expressions all ranging from topics about sports & life to questioning relationships and most off, himself. The youngest of seven children Jason always had a built-in audience and would often mimic household life by doing impressions of his siblings and parents, which he brings to the surface today. Jason has become a fixture opening for Bill Burr on the road as well as beginning to headline himself.
Now living in Southern California Jason has performed at Clubs all over the country. With a life devoted to himself Lawhead will continue trying to make audiences laugh and get paid for it.
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