Edwin San Juan, an “original” Los Angeles based comedian, is well received from multicultural audiences of all ages with his laid back style on stage, his quick punchlines and hilarious stories he keeps every audience roaring both internationally and at home!
He has entertained our troops with the ‘Around the World in Eight Days’ USO campaign and has appeared on multiple Showtime Comedy Specials such as ‘Edwin San Juan presents Pacific Rim Comedy’ where he serves as creator and executive producer showcasing some of the funniest Asian comedians out today! He also appeared on ’Comics without Borders’ and ‘The Payaso Comedy Slam’ which reached over a million hits on youtube making it one of the most requested clips amongst comedy fans around the world!
Edwin has made several television appearances on multiple networks such as Comedy Central, ABC, UPN, NBC, BET and Si TV. His appearances include ‘Live at Gotham’, ‘Live from Hollywood’, ‘Comic View’, ‘Que Locos’, ‘Loco Comedy Jam’, ‘Latino 101′, ‘Latino Laugh Festival’, ‘Inside Joke’, 'Destination Stardom’ and he reigned as the grand champion of the ‘Talent Agency’ with 9 consecutive victories.
Edwin is one of the most requested comedians out today! Be on the look out for this rising star’s soon to be released one hour special and his first movie venture, the hilarious comedy “I’m Not Like That No More” co-starring Paul Rodriguez and Felipe Esparza!
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.
Rell Battle started in the entertainment business studying theater at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he later hosted his own late night radio show "WJFK 106.7."
This Washington D.C. native later went to work for MTV radio while still in college. After moving to Los Angeles to pursue stand-up, he was quickly chosen to perform as a "New Face" for the Jamie Foxx "Laffapalooza" festival. Since then, he has performed at comedy clubs venues throughout the country and overseas to entertain the troops.
Rell recently opened the Showtime network special “Chocolate Sundaes,” shot at the Saban Theater last fall. Look for Rell as the host/VJ for Hip Hop Official and on Spike TV's “To Catch a Crook scheduled for this fall.
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