When Flip Schultz was eight years old, he won a summer camp talent show by performing stand up comedy. There was never a doubt in his mind that comedy would be his future.
For a while he performed wherever he could find an audience, whether at a family get together, bar-mitzvahs, seniors center; he didn't care. He just wanted to make people laugh.
Finally, at 18, he braved a real comedy stage and won the open mic contest. For the next few years Flip performed at many comedy clubs (and bars) honing his craft, paying his dues and finding his comedic voice. And he still managed to earn his degree in theater.
As a writer, Flip has written many short plays, a musical, and was an on staff writer for Terry Fator & Friends Show in Las Vegas. Flip has also written a film called "Mr. Right Before" (© 2002) that was one of 250 scripts to make it into the second round of competition in HBO's Project Greenlight.
After leaving South Florida as a local favorite, Flip now lives in Los Angeles and tours clubs & colleges all over the country, and has quickly become a sought after comic in Scandinavia. His show; which has an acumen for social satire and vivid characterizations, has made him a favorite on the LA comedy scene and a regular performer at the world famous Hollywood Improv. Plus he has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such performers as:
PAUL ANKA, LEWIS BLACK, GEORGE CARLIN, DANA CARVEY (contributing writer), BOBBY COLLINS, TOMMY DAVIDSON, JEFF DUHNUM, PABLO FRANCISCO (frequent writer), BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT, DAVID ALAN GRIER, MARYELLEN HOOPER, WENDY LEIBMAN, JAMIE KENNEDY (frequent writer), JACKIE 'THE JOKEMAN' MARTLING, LARRY MILLER, JAY MOHR, BOB NELSON, JOHN PINETTE, KEVIN POLLACK, ROBERT SCHIMMEL, PAULY SHORE, BOBBY SLAYTON, THE TEMPTATIONS, JOE TORRY, DAMON WAYANS, MICHEAL WINSLOW & “WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC.
Flip has performed at many 'A' comedy rooms, including:
THE CAPITAL CITY COMEDY CLUB - THE COMEDY CORNER - THE COMEDY STORE - THE FUNNY BONE - THE IMPROVS (national chain) - THE PUNCHLINE COMEDY CLUB - RASCALS COMEDY CLUB - THE STARDOME - THE TROPICANA - THE TULSA COMEDY CLUB - ZANIES COMEDY CLUB
His accomplishments include:
Starring in the feature film "30 NIGHTS OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY WITH THE DEVIL INSIDE THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO" (20th Century Fox)
Appearing in the feature films "BIG TROUBLE" (Touchstone) & "BREAKING WIND" (Lionsgate)
Featured on the Nick at Nite sitcom "INSTANT MOM" & on the ABC show "MISTRESSES".
Semi-Finalist on LAST COMIC STANDING 4 & was featured on LAST COMIC STANDING 7 as “Skippy Greene”
Is the face of BAZOOKA BUBBLE GUM'S "Wincredible Sweepstakes" (2014) appearing in the national campaign as "Donny Gold'
Featured on Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM
Winning Ed McMahon's NEXT BIG STAR
Staff writer for the Terry Fator & Friends (winner of 2007 America’s Got Talent) at the Vegas Hilton & Mirage
Other TV appearances: THE NEW STAR SEARCH , THE JERRY LEWIS TELETHON, HBO, COMICS UNLEASHED, COMEDY.TV, WHO WANTS TO DATE A COMEDIAN, QUÉ LOCO, FUNNY MONEY, THE GONG SHOW, LATINO LAUGH FESTIVAL, LATINO 101 (as “Skippy Greene”) & LOCO COMEDY JAM
Toured Europe in 2007 & 2009 with Pablo Francisco & headlined his own tours of Scandinavia in 2008, 2011 & 2012.
A military tour of Iraq in 2009 & two military tours of Europe in 2013.
Writing & performing in the shows: Flippin’ Through The Channels, Skippy Greene: We Laughed…, Skippy Greene’s Big Show & Fustercluck
COMEDY FESTIVALS: Aspen, Boston (semi-finalist), Calgary (Festival Allstar), Canmore, Chicago, Hollywood (as “Skippy Greene”), Las Vegas (Miami ‘Comedy Club Pick’), New Orleans, San Luis Obispo (as “Skippy Greene”), South Beach, Traverse City, The World Series of Comedy (Semi-Finalist)
Recorded 5 comedy CDs & 2 comedy DVDs
“He’s like an ostrich on PCP!” - George Carlin
“Within seconds, Schultz turns into a manic, mike-wielding madman…” - The Calgary Herald
"With his affable demeanor, rubbery limbs & tall, wiry frame, he reminded me of a young Jim Carrey…" - Ink19.com
Awesome job this week. Always great to see an artist who gets better each time I see them and you are one of them" - Les McCurdy (Owner of McCurdy's Comedy Theater/Sarasota, FL.)
“Flip Schultz is unlike any Generation X comedian around today…he's actually funny.” - Route 41 Magazine
“Flip Schultz's comedy prowess is second to no one. His comedic versatility is the best I've seen in a long time. Not to mention he has huge balls...when it comes to taking chances on the dramatic beats.” – Craig Moss (film director)
"Flip did what his own idols like Howie Mandel, and Steve Martin had done for ages. He made intimate contact with the audience. And, the reserved Nordic crowd...adored the transgression." – The New York Resident
“He…performs well-conceived bits that show an acumen for writing and social satire” - The Sun Sentinel
“Flip Schultz is a very original and energetic comic whose comedic palette has more colors than many wellknown stand-up comedians who have their own sitcom” – www.theseriouscomedysite.com
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Egyptian-American actor, comedian, producer, and director Ahmed Ahmed is one of the most diverse, multi-faceted talents in the entertainment industry today. In 2014, he can be seen starring as “Ahmed” on TBS’ hit comedy series Sullivan & Son. Executive Produced by Vince Vaughn, the show follows Steve Sullivan [Steve Byrne], a corporate lawyer who surprises his parents when he leaves his job to take over a bar owned by his father in Pittsburgh. Ahmed made his first appearance as unlucky in love, tow-truck driver [and best friend to Steve] “Ahmed” in season one, and joined the cast as a series regular in season two, quickly becoming a fan favorite. Ahmed is currently the only Arab-American actor playing a non-stereotypical role on a comedy sitcom, today.
Born in Helwan, Egypt and raised in Riverside, California Ahmed immigrated to the US when he was one month old with his family. When he was 19 years old he made the move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His first big break was in the suspense, action film Executive Decision alongside Kurt Russell, Steven Segal, and Halle Berry in 1996. Ahmed went on to appear in a handful of blockbuster and cult hit features including Swingers, Iron Man, and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan. On the television front, Ahmed has appeared on top series such as Tracy Takes On, Weeds, and Roseanne to name a few.
In 2011, Ahmed made his directorial debut with his groundbreaking documentary Just Like Us. The film premiered at Tribeca Film Festival, and went on to be selected at 30 international film festivals, winning several “Best Director” and “Best Documentary” awards. The documentary, a celebration of culture and comedy, follows Ahmed and ten American comedians through Dubai, Egypt, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia, performing in front of over 20,000 Arabs and Muslims across the region. Just Like Us garnered Ahmed attention on the political front, and he was invited to The White House to have dinner with President Obama, and was also invited to The State Department to have dinner with Hilary Clinton- as they commended him on creating a project that made an effort to break down barriers and encourage cross-cultural dialogue. Ahmed is currently in post-production on Just Like Us Too, which takes place in Syria, Jordan, Palestine, and Oman.
While working in film and television Ahmed’s profile in comedy continues to rise, being hand picked by Vince Vaughn for his Wild West Comedy Tour [2005-present]. Vaughn is currently producing the first ever Wild West comedy festival in Nashville, TN where Ahmed will hold the roll of Comedy Ambassador, performing and hosting shows. In 2005, Ahmed cofounded and performed in the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour which aired on Comedy Central as the first ever Middle Eastern stand up comedy special. Ahmed is also the winner of the first annual Richard Pryor Award for Ethnic Comedy at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland.
Ahmed is currently a paid regular performer at the world famous Comedy Story in Hollywood, The Laugh Factory, and the Comedy Cellar in New York City. He regularly tours nationally and internationally, and in summer 2014, Ahmed will hit the road for the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour with his cast mates from the series, hitting 20+ markets across the country. Ahmed is a true believer that laughter heals, and that comedy can bridge the gap between communities across the world.