Steve Treviño is fast becoming one of the country’s hottest comics and the new voice for the 21st century Mexican American. Finding his way from a Hispanic upbringing in a small South Texas town to living his dream in Hollywood, has infused Treviño’s comedy with a “TEX-MEX” sensibility, yet as a performer he has a uniquely American voice that transcends anything about ethnicity, making him universally relatable. Outside of being a national headliner, Treviño has made memorable appearances on The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed and BET Comic View, among others. He also wrote on Mind of Mencia and produced and wrote on rapper Pit Bull’s La Esquina. Treviño landed in the Nielsen Top 20, with his 1st Showtime comedy special, Grandpa Joe's Son. His 2nd special Relatable is currently airing on Netflix.
Raised in the urban city of Compton, California, Richard Villa always knew he wanted to make people laugh. After completing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard felt there was something more out there in stored for him. While driving home one night, the neon lights of the Irvine Improv called his name. Hey Richard!
Seizing the moment of amateur night, Richard grabbed the microphone, went on stage, and has not stopped since. Using stories of his childhood, Richard Villa turned what he thought were basic experiences into autobiographical satirical humor that depict life for Latinos and other minorities in the United States. Amid his newfound talent in improvisation, Richard was accepted to The Groundlings Theatre Group.
With his comedy and thorough understanding of his audience, Richard Villa became the first Latino to ever host the renowned Hollywood Improv on Friday nights. Sharing the stage with various other talent such as Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mancilla, Gabriel Iglesia, Mike Epps, Orlando Jones and Dat Phan, Richard Villa quickly took over co-host duties at the Ha-Ha in North Hollywood, and the Ontario and Brea Improv.
His ability to appeal to the audience earned him a special invitation by the U.S. Military to perform for the troops on the Combat Comedy Tour which included Iraq, Unit, May, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia.
In 2005 Vanguard Cinema released Richards 1st DVD, called Richard Villa: Performing This Way.
Now being hailed as the leader for the new generation of Latino Comics, Richard Villa exemplifies dedication to making other people laugh. With his television appearances on Mun2s Loco Comedy Jam, HBO Latino and Los Angeles based LATV, Richard Villa has turned his talent into animation, becoming a writer and voiceover for MTVs Latin animation, Chico y Guapo.
In a personal project, Richard Villa is aiming at introducing his audience to Border Patrol Tales, a sketch comedy show depicting the social impact and influence of immigrants in the United States.
My name is Sean Patton. I am a comedian based in New York and Los Angeles by way of New Orleans. I cut my teeth doing standup in the Crescent city and since have performed at Caroline's, The Comedy Cellar, Gotham, The Improv, UCBNY, UCBLA, The Melbourne International comedy festival (2011), The Montreal Just for Laughs comedy festival (2008, 2010), and many other clubs around the US and Canada.
I made my Basic Cable debut on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" (2009) and my Network TV debut on "Late night with Jimmy Fallon" (2010). I also recently appeared on "Conan" (2011).
I love doing what I do. Some of you will love it too (thanks!), but some of you will not (thanks for coming) My big plans for the future are to continue sharing my comedy with as many people as possible and to one day fall in love with You. Yes, You, the person reading this bio right now. Don't worry about breaking my heart because I plan on turning the experience into material anyway. Later!
Laura Hayden leaves no sordid stone unturned in her stand-up comedy. The mastermind behind the multi-media show “I Didn’t Mean To Be A Virgin In The 80’s,”All topics are fair game for Laura, from her own stories of coming of age to the bizarre and all too funny real life experiences she witnesses as a physical therapist.
Laura has appeared in clubs, theatres, casinos and shacks all over the United States and several countries. As a PhD in Physical Therapy, Laura studied the importance of laughter in coping with the stress of caregiving. She applies her experience as a medical professional and her talent as a comedian to teach other people to use laughter to stay grounded and energized while they help their patients recover. As a stand-up comedian she has performed at festivals in New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Seattle. Other credits include The Night Shift with Kevin Ferguson, Funny.com, Dead American, LATALK radio and XM radio. Learn more about Laura by visiting www.laurahayden.com.
Grant Cotter is a stand-up comedian and writer from San Diego, CA. He was one of the breakout stars from the MTV prank show 'Jerks With Cameras'. He has appeared on NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly', 'Off The Chain' on Bounce TV, 'Mystery Diners' on Food Network and is the host of the Dr. Pepper 'One Of A Kind: Music Sessions' for SPIN Magazine.
In 2014, Grant was selected to perform on all 21 dates of the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Tour with Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari and Hannibal Buress. You can also catch him on the upcoming season of HBO's smash hit 'Silicon Valley'. Grant is a staple in the L.A. comedy scene and can be seen performing regularly at The Laugh Factory and the Improv. www.GrantCotter.com
From the time he hits the stage either on the microphone or behind the turntables Don Hefty brings with him charisma, passion and energy. At a young age he was always fascinated by the world of entertainment & at 15 he began to hone his entertainment skills as a DJ/MC, It wasn't long until he found himself performing at parties and clubs throughout Southern California. His DJ skills earned him recognition & after 10 years of working as a DJ/MC he realized that his talents extended far beyond the turntables.
Inspired by his love for entertaining, his creative humor & his quick wit Don Hefty decided to challenge himself and try stand-up comedy, taking the experience he gained while Dj-ing, his strong stage presence & combining that with his sense of humor & life experience Don Hefty took the stage ready to deliver "HEFTY" doses of comedy to the masses. Don Hefty brings with him an arsenal of humorous situations and true stories about his family life, the party scene, marriage/relationships, personal demons and other off the wall situation, his comedy revolves around his experiences & worldly observations. Currently Don Hefty is out on the road working hard to make his mark in the business he loves so much. Be on the look out Don hefty may be coming to a comedy club near you.
Producer and host of ”Refried Fridays”, Richard Villa, never fails to entertain. In addition to his own brand of heavy-hitting comedy, he brings out the best up and coming talent such as Bret Ernst, Owen Benjamin, Steve Trevino, and Chris Porter, as well as some of the best veteran comics. Past performers on Refried Fridays include Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mencia, Gabriel Iglesias, Joe Rogan, and Ron White – to name a few.
**Arrive by 8:15pm for Dinner and get pre-reserved show-room seating (best available)
**For guests 21+ front bar available for pre-show drinks and first for general admission seating – arrive early, space is limited at the front bar