Sam Tripoli views comedy as a calling rather a profession. It’s a passion that he’s been preaching to audiences at comedy clubs across the country and on television, including Comedy Centrals’ “Premium Blend” (receiving only one of two standing ovations in the history of the show), a frolicsome turn as a male escort for E! Entertainment’s “Party @ the Palms,” “The Late Late Show on CBS”, “Comic Unleashed” and as a co-host of Spike TV’s “Wide World of Spike,” a comedy-action cult classic. On stage he’s a force of nature, pacing the stage like a cyclone of funny as he questions authority and the conventions of our society one moment, then earnestly expresses his affinity for the bizarre the next. His comedy has no limits – its whatever he’s thinking about, and that’s usually what everyone else is thinking about, even though sometimes we don’t like to admit to it. “I like to think of myself as the little voice in everyone’s head, except I have a microphone and I’m funnier,” Sam says.
Josh Fadem is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He's trained at venues including The Upright Citizens Brigade LA and The Groundlings and can be seen performing his special brand of standup comedy at many venues in Los Angeles. He recently ended a four and a half year run of his popular and historic (yes, historic) weekly comedy/variety show Josh Fadem's Acid Reflux Hour which ran in the W.C. Fields Lounge of the Ramada in Hollywood. He has toured nationally on the bill w/ The Whitest Kids U' Know, and on the independently produced, veggie-oil fueled "F Yeah Tour".
At UCB, he has hosted & performed at Comedy Death-Ray, spearheaded Josh Fadem Presents: The Hot Seat w/ Wally George, his experimental monthly variety show Exploring the Space, appears regularly in The Midnight Show. As well as performing often in the popular shows America's Best Comic, Greatest Concert Ever, & Panel of Experts. Keep an eye out for when Josh performs his rare physical comedy opus 30 Minutes of Falling Down, in which he does as the title suggests.
He (me, I'm writing this) can be seen this year in the upcoming films Calvin Marshall (opposite Steve Zahn, Alex Frost, Deidrich Bader, Andrew Wilson, Jane Adams) as well as in the Fox Atomic feature Miss February. He has also appeared on the FX series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Showtime's Weeds, TBS's Frank TV, and IFC's The Whitest Kids U' Know. Upcoming television credits include Comedy Central's Reno 911, Showtime's Live Nude Comedy w/ Shannon Elizabeth, FOX's upcoming Joss Whedon series Dollhouse, where he plays a college student who goes crazy, yells at fruitflies and bangs his head against a window until he dies, in his underwear (sorry to spoil). Josh also thought you might like to know that he was in the FX pilot The Mikes and the new pilot The Bill Burr Project for Comedy Central (directed by Jason Woliner of Human Giant fame).
Halli Borgfjord grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan in a well-rounded family where he enjoyed the comfort of suburban life. Being the middle child, Halli was naturally inclined to be in the spotlight and initially had childhood dreams of becoming an actor, but as a young teenager Halli fell in love with the show “Friday Night Stand-Up” on Comedy Central and from that moment on knew someday he would be a comedian himself. All through grade school and into college Halli was the biggest student of stand-up. While his friends were buying the latest pop albums, Halli was listening to George Carlin and going to see legends such as Jerry Seinfeld and Mitch Hedberg in concert.
Due to his relentless study and passion for comedy Halli was a natural on stage. Starting his comedy career in college, Halli became an instant success with his quick wit and ability to point out the insanity of everyday life. Shortly after beginning his stand-up career, Halli obtained some success by becoming a finalist in a local stand-up competition and from there he began to perform in the bigger clubs in Chicago and across the midwest.
Halli now resides in Los Angeles, CA and is a crowd favorite all across the country. Halli appears regularly in Las Vegas opening for comedy legend, Louie Anderson and he also appeared briefly on the 2010 Green Card Tour with Russell Peters. In Los Angeles, Halli runs his own regular show, “A Comedy SmorgasBorg” at the World Famous Comedy Store and is a regular on the hottest college show in the country, “Comedy Juice.” Halli has been featured in Life Magazine and in August 2010 Campus Activities Magazine named Halli to their “Hot Comedy” list as one of the top comedians of 2011. In September 2010 Halli released his first full-length comedy album“Have You Been Borgfjorded Lately?” The album debuted at #2 overall on the iTunes Top Comedy Charts. Halli continues to tour nationally and his comedy album is currently available on iTunes and Amazon.
Fantasy Comedy is a show that will feature the best comics in the business and will also be catered to Baseball/Football fans. Each show will include promotions and prizes from the LA Dodgers (still working on getting this), and in the fall will feature live Fantasy Drafts and Leagues.