2013 is a huge year for Donnell Rawlings, in the fall you can see him starring in his own show as Judge Rawlings on MTV2’s Guy Court. Donnell will be back on MTV2’s Guy Code for another season as well. Donnell can be seen hosting Staann' Dup to be seen on StarzBlack. He lends his voice in a recurring role as “Another Cat Named Rally” on the hit animation Black Dynamite as well being featured in Adult Swim’s animation. Donnell continues to tour heavily, performing his intelligently bold stand-up throughout the US, Europe, and the Caribbean.
Donnell is an overnight success a decade in the making. He made a splash in the DC comedy clubs going from a heckler in the audience to HBO's Def Comedy Jam in a period of six months. You’ve seen him as 'Ashy Larry' on Comedy Central’s award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle’s Show, where he joined Dave Chappelle as both as a writer and performer. He will also be featured in Queen Latifah's new movie Percentage. His 1-Hour Stand-Up “Ashy to Classy” premiered on Comedy Central in October of 2010.
He was a co-host on both Power 105’s (NY’s #1 Hip Hop and R&B radio station) morning show “Egypt and Ashy in the Morning” and “The Big Tigger Morning Show” on WPGC in Washington DC, and he enjoyed weekly guest appearances on New York’s Hot 97 Morning Show. He was a regular on E!’s “Chelsea Lately", starred in Comedy Central's “Reality Bites Back,” and was the resident “Funny Guy” on the Ricki Lake Show. In 2007, Donnell co-created and starred in Heavy.com’s hit web series “From Ashy to Classy”, which was picked up for a second round of episodes. His movie of the same name
screened at the 2011 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival.
As an actor Donnell has also appeared in the Law & Order series, Special Victims Unit (SVU) and Criminal Intent (CI) as well as NBC’s Third Watch, the Emmy-Award winning HBO Mini-Series: The Corner and as Day-Day Price on HBO’s Emmy-Award winning series “The Wire.” On the big screen he could be seen in the blockbuster Spider-Man II.
His rise to stardom may not have been “overnight”, but the journey itself has kept him edgy and relevant. Comedy's heavy hitters have noticed his talent with Neal Brennan, co- executive producer and co-head writer of Chappelle’s Show exclaiming “whenever we put Donnell in the game he’s going to hit a home run.” Jamie Foxx says, “That guy is a beast!” Wayne Brady commented that Donnell provides “amazing work on the show” and Dave Chappelle feels that “Donnell brings so much to the table...this very funny guy makes it look natural and easy.”
An east coaster by birth, Joey DePaolo found his beginnings in comedy in New York, writing and directing comedy shorts that were selected for air by NBC, IFC, and even Canada's own BITEtv. Joey made his arrival on the LA comedy scene in 2009 with the comedy trio The Skinny Dicks. It was through the group that he co-created Skinny Sundays, a night of unfair stand-up comedy attracting some of the biggest names and best hidden talents in the stand-up world. As producer and co-host, Joey was a part of the show's blossoming and eventual landing with its new home on the main stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv. Joey performs regularly on both coasts and has been seen on Funny or Die and as a regular in the sketch comedy/variety show Comedy Slice at the Improv Comedy Lab.
Rob Lindo hails from Vancouver by way of Jamaica (that's a story for another day). But he also lived in New Jersey and Washington, DC, before relocating to LA in 2008. He has been involved in the LA stand-up community since 2009. Rob has been seen in various national commercials, on Atom TV, Johnny B. Homeless, Comedy Central, Break.com, and Funny or Die.
Rob performs around LA at the Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, and the Pasadena Ice House. He is also a member of the comedy trio The Skinny Dicks. It was with this ridiculous trio that he co-created Skinny Sundays - a comedy show featuring nationally headlining comics and the rising stars of comedy in unfair head-to-head competitions, purely for the enjoyment of the audience. As producer and co-host, Rob was a part of the show's development and eventual transition to its new home on the main stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv.
Steve's Comedy Central Presents Half Hour Special premiered in 2006 and was voted the seventeenth most popular Comedy Central Presents by fans as part of the Standup Showdown on comedycentral.com. He also was the winner of the MySpace Standup Or Sitdown competition on TBS. He has had small parts in several films: The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, starring Jeremy Piven and was produced by Will Ferrell; Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon; and Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. On July 16, he appeared on Conan. He has become a regular on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno recently and has done it 9 times. He's filming his third hour special Feb. 8th in New York City in 2014.
Byrne created with Rob Long and is starring in the comedy Sullivan & Son on TBS that premiered in the summer of 2012. After a very successful summer run with Season One, TBS gave the go ahead for a second season that aired in summer of 2013. The show proved to be a hit with an average of 2.4 million viewers per episode and is being brought back for a third season with 13 episodes slated for summer of 2014. Byrne will once again hit the road with the other comedians and co-stars of the show Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed and Roy Wood Jr. in support of Sullivan & Son that same summer.
Leonard is wildly known as a series regular on MTV's hit comedy show "Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out" and the critically acclaimed ESPN mini-series “The Bronx is Burning”. He has also made numerous appearances in commercials, television, films along the years. On “Wild ‘N Out”, Leonard is one of the few cast members to appear in every episode during the show’s 4 seasons. His work in “The Bronx is Burning” gained him praise from the critics and even cast members like John Turturro, Oliver Platt and Daniel Sunjata. The NY Post has said “Leonard Robinson as Mickey Rivers,…steals more scenes than bases…”
Mo Mandel is a talented young comedian and actor who regularly appears on the hit show CHELSEA LATELY. Mandel has also made appearances on HAPPY ENDINGS, CASTLE, MODERN FAMILY, CONAN, LOVE BITES, CRAIG FERGUSON, had his own highly rated COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS and starred opposite Hank Azaria in FREE AGENTS on NBC. Mandel's first CD, "THE M-WORD" comes out soon onComedy Central Records. Come see him now before he becomes successful enough to justify having a full blown drug addled meltdown.
Rory Albanese is a four time Emmy-winning Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has been a key part of The Daily Show since 1999. Rory is also an accomplished stand-up comedian. In the summer of 2006 he joined Lewis Black's "Red White and Screwed" tour performing with Lewis all over the country. Most recently Rory has been seen performing with Daily Show correspondent John Oliver as well as headlining his own shows at clubs and colleges throughout the country. He will have his own half hour comedy special on Comedy Central in 2010. Albanese and John Oliver have just signed a film deal with Paramount Studios for an undisclosed sum.
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One of the fastest-growing shows in Hollywood, Skinny Sundays brings its brand of unfair stand-up comedy to the Improv, pitting comics against each other in head-to-head competitions for the right to perform. And your enjoyment. With some of the biggest crowds and most star-studded lineups in comedy, Skinny Sundays has headlined talent from SNL, the Tonight Show, Late Show, Conan and Kimmel, and has regularly features comics like Sarah Silverman, Jeff Garlin, Margaret Cho, Tom Arnold, Tim Heidecker, Bobby Lee, Dave Foley, David Koechner, Paul Scheer, and more!