Originally from Old Hickory, TN, Nate Bargatze is a stand-up comedian following in the entertainment business footsteps of his dad, a former clown turned world class magician. He has appeared on Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon three times, following two appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He has also appeared on Conan four times, is a recurring guest on @midnight, and had his own Comedy Central Presents. He has written for Spike TV's Video Game Awards and received critical acclaim at the Montreal Comedy Festival multiple years. He has performed at Bonnaroo, SXSW, and Oddball Comedy Festival, and went on tour with Jimmy Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour. Nate has also performed for the troops in Iraq and Kuwait five times. His debut comedy album "Yelled at by a Clown" reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts and stayed on Billboard Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks. Nate was also featured as one of Esquire's Best New Comedians by Jim Gaffigan, as one of Marc Maron's comedians to watch in Rolling Stone and Paste Magazine, and as #1 of Vulture's 50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015. His debut one hour special Full Time Magic premiered on Comedy Central last year and he was named as one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch in 2015 and voted as Interrobang's 2015 Comedian of the Year.
Brian Swinehart has captivated audiences across the country and overseas with his wit and charm. In 2013 Brian performed for the troops in Europe, was in two sketches on the Tonight Show, landed a national commercial and had a role in the movie About Last Night with Kevin Hart. Brian brings a unique and likeable stage presence to his comedy. A star in the making Swinehart brings you a show you just can't afford to miss.
Asif Ali is a handpicked favorite from some of the top comedy bookers & casting directors working today. From his standup in the U.S. and internationally, to many outstanding theatrical roles, he is one of the fastest rising entertainers in the business. Growing up as a young East Indian in Arizona, Asif can tell you first hand how life was trying to explain his background to his friends which developed his humor. His trademark stage personality and storytelling performance has been featured at the Annual FOX Showcase. His global demand has taken him to perform all over England, Canada, Middle East, and South Africa.
When he is not on stage or touring with his improv group, you can catch him on hit shows such as ABC Modern Family, CBS NCIS, NBC Up All Night, and CBS Young & Restless. In addition to booking 4 pilots, Asif Ali has starred in 5 feature films. The year has started off right as he was mentioned as the top performer on CBS Diversity Sketch Show performed at the prestigious El Portal Theater in Los Angeles, CA. He is also the star of the hit YouTube webside sketch group called Goatface Comedy. His webseries has been highlighted on LA Times, Huffington Post, NY Post, Funny or Die, and many other leading online news sources.
Whether it is standup, improv, writing, or acting, Asif Ali is sure to entertain a crowd with his likeable personality and stellar performance.
It's noon and in Los Angeles there is one hilarious individual and right now he's sleeping. Yes, sleeping. It's noon. The temperature is rising. The Sun is starring daggers at us and this man, Detroit-native SANDY DANTO continues his slumber. Why is he sleeping? Because he can. The difference between the reader and him is that when he wakes up, he's not popping out of a dream. He's living in it. He's living it. Sandy on stage is like watching Lebron James try out for Freshman basketball at St. Vincent- St. Mary, they both had to take bathroom breaks.
Joking aside, Danto goes up everywhere. His resume is a who's who of legendary (and not so legendary) comedy clubs around the world. His actual life lends itself to the most unique stories that could be written for TV and film. He references tough times in his life that in no way, should be funny, but he pulls off the job. The reaction received from taking in his creativity isn't just a laugh or a "That's funny"; it's a thought process that activates inspiration and emotion and you'll be grateful for it.
Sandy moved to Hollywood after studying at Indiana University while taking summer classes at Second City in Detroit. He immediately started working at National Lampoon upon landing in Los Angeles. He is a character actor, but is equally comfortable playing himself and did so plenty during his stint with the Lampoon. In addition to his on camera work, he writes, directs and produces comedy shorts, which is what he was hired to do for National Lampoon in the first place. He's appeared on Mad TV and Comedy Central's Mash up. He goes on tour with 90's icon Pauly Shore all over the world and built a name for himself that he carries back to LA on his back and throws down at the steps of his apartment, where he gets back to work, writing jokes. Whether or not any success, paid gigs or applause fulfill him, isn't even relevant at this point. His presence on stage as a performer and friend is relevant in itself. Anything else is bonus and whether or not you laugh, isn't. He'll be fine because, after all, he's just dreaming.
Jerome Cleary is originally from Atlantic City, New Jersey and NYU alum. Featured regularly at LA's top comedy clubs: The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store and The Ice House.
His original voice and point of view is what make his material fresh and funny. His credits include: Melrose Place, The Howard Stern Show, and National Lampoon and The Jimmy Kimmel Show.
He's an LA favorite and has been a featured newspaper columnist with over 150 columns with his unique take on social, political and humorous topics.
Jerome's show: "Funny Fridays" at The Comedy Store received 3 top comedy awards: “BEST BETS” from AOL City Guide, “Pick of the Week” from Entertainment Today and a “Comedy Critics Choice” from LA City Beat.