A young So Cal native, Adam Hammer is currently touring the country as part of the Jo Koy tour. He has toured the country with Robert Schimmel as well as all by himself headlining clubs like Crackers, The Funnybone and Comedy Underground. His album “Almost Clean” debuted at number 20 on the iTunes comedy charts in May 2011. He was the voice of Frank the Penguin on the Good Luck Chuck DVD. He wrote and directed the YouTube hit “Backporch Wisdom” and was co-creator of the web series “Messed Up Missionaries” which was purchased by Turner and ran on SuperDeluxe.com. Based in L.A. Adam Hammer is a paid regular at the Hollywood Improv, the Icehouse, and the Comedy and Magic Club.
When Tiffany Haddish walks into a room you know she is someone not to be reckoned with. In a mere few minutes you will be laughing so hard you will be crying, and then you might even cry when you hear how she got to this phenomenal point in her journey both on and off stage.
It is a testament that the one person she credits her success to is her social worker which in itself says it all. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her into standup comedy by enrolling her into the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for children. When she returned and was placed with a white family in the valley, she thought her new classmates, who were also Caucasian, were celebrities from television. She even asked them for their autograph. Growing up in South Central, the only race of people she saw on television were white.
Next year, Haddish returns to her co-starring role on the NBC comedy The Carmichael Show, alongside the show’s creator and star, Jerrod Carmichael. Tiffany “Nakeisha,” the outspoken, no-nonsense character. The Carmichael Show premiered earlier this year to rave reviews and was the most-watched summer comedy on the Big 4 networks over the past eight years, capturing 4.7 million viewers. In addition, she will star alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Nia Long in the feature film, Keanu, set for a April 22nd 2016 release. Tiffany also has a recurring role on the Tyler Perry’s soap opera, “If Loving You Is Wrong,” an OWN series.
Today, Tiffany tours all over the world bringing her edge, unusual take on life and love and tons of laughter, introducing herself by announcing “She Ready” & “The Last Black Unicorn”. Haddish’s comedy has landed her on Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Sexy Funny comedy tour. She has made appearances on the Tonight Show, Chelsea Latelyand theArsenio Hall Show. Haddish was an early stand out since appearing on HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Bill Bellamy's Who's Got Jokes? for TV One and on Comedy Central's Reality Bites.
Not only is she a comedian, she has proven to be an unparalleled actress appearing in such diverse projects as the film comedy Meet the Spartans and the Lifetime drama Racing for Time, where she played a lead role opposite Charles S. Dutton and opposite Ice Cube in The Janky Promoters. Haddish debuted as Denise, a drug abusing woman dealing with social issues on Lifetime’s Racing for Time. Her television credits include Kevin Hart’s BET show Real Husbands of Hollywood and FOX’s New Girl.
Tiffany's comedy has given her a platform to travel the world. She recently returned from performing on the USO Comedy Tour in Japan for United States troops. She is always touring various comedy clubs and colleges across the country. One of her special passions is performing in a comedy show Chuckles Not Knuckles, a program she developed for inner city high school students that promotes nonviolence.
Haddish sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as Whoopi Goldberg, and hopes to someday have money like Oprah.
Mike Estime has been working steadily in Los Angeles and New York on stage as well as television on such hit shows as Everybody Hates Chris on the CW, Bernie Mac Show on Fox, and Talk To Me on ABC starring Kyra Sedgewick. During that time, he has kept alive his first love; stand up comedy starting as a student at Howard University in Washington, DC. Mike has great physicality on stage and amazing high energy, which really comes out as he invites you into his hysterical portrayals of growing up in a Haitian family. His unique outlook on sports, politics and marriage will have you stitches. As a stand up, Mike has been seen on HBO’s Laughapalooza,Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and BET’s Comic View. He’s was also seen in the movie The Last Holiday with Queen Latifah and L.L. Cool J. as well as performing at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Mark Serritella is a comedian, actor and writer living in Los Angeles. His stand up revolves around social satire, relationships, teaching (I worked as a 1st grade teacher for a while) and impressions.
He has been on Joe Rogan's Podcast (Live from The Ice House) three times, Byron Allen's Entertainers, Who Wants to Date A Comedian?, Comedy Central's Open Mic Fight, The 'About Last Night Podcast', featured in the Huffington Post, the front page of Funny or Die and Business Weekly and has been part of The Boston Comedy Festival 5 times.
He has toured all over Europe, The Middle East and The Caribbean entertaining the troops. He has three CDs, which are played on SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio and is recording his 4th this year!
He also runs a comedy promotional company called Comedy Juice. They have weekly shows at The Hollywood Improv, Gotham in NYC, The Irvine Improv, The Mad House Comedy Club in SD and The Ice House. www.comedyjuice.com
Ben Begley is an actor/writer/comedian/nerd who has appeared in over 20 national and regional commercials. His TV appearances include: NCIS: Los Angeles, Franklin & Bash, Happy Endings, 90210, and Raising Hope. And roles in several indie features; ranging from a doctor who really loves bagels, a romantic lead, an uber conservative Church director, and a deranged hillbilly. He also hosted a weekly show, ABC Dot Comedy, on ABC.com, where he interviewed and filmed sketches with people way more famous than him.
For more shameless self-promotion, go to: www.benbegley.com
A Southern California native, John Dale has been peforming stand-up in the LA area and has become a regular at The Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store, and Ice House in Pasadena as well as many other venues in San Diego and San Francisco. He has appeared in many videos on Funny or Die, and YouTube, most notably The Flip Side, which has received over 10 million hits. He is the co-creater of The PET Squad Files, a digital series for The CW. You can hear him as a host on Tony Hawk's Demolition Radio on SiriusXM every Tuesday at 4PM.
Ryan is a well-rounded comedian with a background in sketch, stand up, and improv comedy. He began his comedy career as head writer for his college sketch group. Since then he’s studied with Second City and UCB, written and produced numerous internet comedy shorts, and performs improv and stand up on a nightly basis. His passion for comedy and his continuous ability to produce fresh, original material keeps this young comic's stock on the rise.
Line up: Ryan Hansinger, Melissa Stephens, John Dale, David Arnold, Ben Bagley, Chris "Kid" Reid, Adam Hammer, Mike Estime, Tiffany Haddish
Evolution Entertainment/Twisted Pictures presents its first ever standup comedy showcase!