Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E is more than meets the four eyes. He seamlessly weaves through a countless lineup of original characters and musical pieces, making him a favorite at clubs, colleges, on television and the web.
One of the most-downloaded comedians, this rare talent can’t be hidden, and Schwartz‘s popularity is quickly rising. “E! News Daily” host Ryan Seacrest says Schwartz is “rocking the web” with “video that’s got everyone Googling.”
Smooth-E personifies the fresh-blended creation for which he is named. Mixing comedy, music, and viral internet videos, millions of fans worldwide have begun to "Surrender to the Blender."
Defying the boundaries of traditional stand-up, his multimedia appeal has the power to capture radio spins and national headlines. When a story happens in Hollywood, Smooth-E instantly whips up hilarious songs and videos seen on CNN, Fox, "The Tonight Show," E!, celebrity tabloid shows and more. A trend setter in the digital comedy age, Smooth-E writes the groundbreaking material, makes the beats and creates high production-value videos.
Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E is making noise and refusing to turn it down.
Brent Morin, Connecticut raised but LA based, worked for the Tonight Show with Conan O'brien as well as continuing to work for the Conan show now on TBS. He spent night after night since Film School, crafting his skills as a stand up, eventually becoming a paid regular at every major club in Hollywood, including the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. Now at the age of 25, Brent can be seen frequently performing weekly on the best shows in LA, as well as Colleges and other comedy clubs around the Country.
Always the verbal assassin, Tony Hinchcliffe is a rising standup comedian who is best known for his work at The Comedy Store, the DeathSquad Podcast Network, and Comedy Central's "The Burn". Tony has worked with Jeff Ross for years as a consultant to The Comedy Central Roasts and his one hour special Jeff Ross Roasts America. Tony has toured the country with other greats as well like Jeff Garlin, Steve Rannazzisi, Brody Stevens, and The DeathSquad.
Tony was a participant in the 2012 Just For Laugh's Comedy Festival in Chicago, by the end of the weekend he was booked on the show "Best of the Fest". Tony was also in the 2012 Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival in Miami. Follow him on twitter now to find out what's next @TonyHinchcliffe
Brett Riley is a farm boy from Kansas with the heart of a soul singer which makes for a life full of unusual and out of place stories. It has been said "Brett Riley isn't a fish out of water, he is his own portable bowl." Realizing he was born to entertain, Brett took a Scholarship to Oklahoma City University for Music Theatre. He quickly learned he was meant to perform, just not music theatre. After sneaking into comedy clubs with fake IDs and getting booked as the house emcee and winning Wichita King of Comedy 2004, it became very obvious that he needed to hit the road and take it to the next level. Brett didn't waste anytime proving himself in LA, six months after arriving he claimed the title The Funniest Comic in the City 2007, which led to his appearance on Judge Joe Brown to collect the prize money. After a car accident almost claimed his life in September 2008, determined not to be forgotten Brett quickly bounced back to claim the title of Roc Da Mic Comedy Competition Compton 2009. He can most recently be seen headlining which will also be playing on Hulu.com under CandorTV.
With the future looking bright and the clarity of a second chance Brett Riley is more than ready to keep audiences entertained for years to come!
The charismatic, witty and multi-talented San Diego native entered the world comedy two years
ago. Within this short amount of time, Jonnae has produced two college comedy series (Tickle Me
Tuesdays and Laugh Your Class Off) at California State University Northridge, where she gives student comics the
opportunity to share the stage with some of the nation’s greatest headliners. She has hosted
shows and concerts for some of the nations greatest performers such as Grammy-award
winner India Arie. She has also shared the stage with the nations greatest headlining comics and
has become a regular at The World Famous Comedy Store, The Comedy Union, and other
comedy clubs and venues throughout California and Las Vegas. Jonnae has also appeared in
various independent films.
As a woman comedian, actor, host and producer in a male-dominated industry Jonnae has and
will always keep true to her values and goals. “I made a vow to God to be a clean comic. I
made a vow to myself not to be a CORNY, clean comic.” Jonnae accredits all success to God
and knows that through him all things are possible. “When life gives you lemons ... Just laugh.”
Lauren Flans is madly, passionately in love with comedy. A graduate of Northwestern University, one of the highlights of her comedy career thus far was spending three-and-a-half years performing in Amsterdam with Boom Chicago, the internationally known improv and sketch comedy theatre! During her time in Holland, Lauren was also the on-the-street-correspondent for Comedy Central Netherlands’ version of The Daily Show in a nightly segment aptly named “Flans on the Street.” After leaving Amsterdam, Lauren spent three months in London teaching improv and performing stand-up, and was a finalist in the London Comedy Store’s infamous King Gong Show! On U.S. soil, Lauren has studied and performed improv and sketch at Improv Olympic, The Groundlings, and the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre among others, and is a proud cast member of the on-going cult sensation Lost Moon Radio stage show. Film credits include The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, and the Upright Citizens Brigade film Wild Girls Gone. Television credits include Attack of the Show! and over 70 “Flans on the Street” segments for Comedy Central Netherlands, some of which can be seen on her website, www.laurenflans.com. Lauren feels very weird talking about herself in the third person, so she is going to stop now.
IT'S OUR BIGGEST SHOW OF THE YEAR: THE COMEDY RAP BATTLE SEASON 1 CHAMPIONSHIP! ALL OF OUR PAST SHOW CHAMPIONS GOING HEAD-TO-HEAD IN A BEST OF THE BEST THROWDOWN! DON'T MISS IT!
Comedy sets followed by freestyle rap battles. Like 8 Mile... but way funnier!
Hosted by Jamar Malachi Neighbors w/ Sam Tripoli, Jeremy Scippio, Chris "Chris_Please" Burns & Josh Filipowski featuring DJ JAM KINISON on the 1's and 2's.
Past champions competing: JAKE ESSOE, CHASE ANTHONY, BRENT MORIN, ERIC SCHWARTZ, BRETT RILEY, JAYK GALLAGHER, LAUREN FLANS, JONNAE THOMPSON & TONY HINCHCLIFFE!!
w/ Special Guests and a Celebrity Battle that you won't want to miss!
January 20th, 9:30 @ The Hollywood Improv Main Room! 18+/ID required. 2 item min. $10 at the Door.