At 18 years of age Lee moved out of his parents' home and took jobs in restaurants and coffee shops in the San Diego area, while also attending Palomar College for a brief period. In 1994 the coffee shop for which he was working closed. “I just went next door to get a job,” he said, “which was The Comedy Store in San Diego” (also known as the La Jolla Comedy Store). After a few months of working odd jobs at the club he decided to try stand-up during one of their amateur nights. Within a year of doing regular comedy sets he got offers to open for both Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. Lee also went on to work regularly at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, a comedy club owned by Pauly Shore's mother Mitzi.
Lee has admitted in several interviews that his parents had hoped he would continue on with the family business and were less-than supportive of his comedic pursuits at first. During a podcast interview conducted by fellow actor and comedian Joe Rogan, Lee stated that during the first few years he did stand-up his parents barely spoke to him, however after his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno his father called him and apologized for not supporting his comedy career. Lee's parents currently live in Phoenix, Arizona. Lee is known to have included his family in some of his work: His younger brother has appeared in several non-speaking roles on MADtv and his entire family has appeared in a skit on the show.
Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Erik also tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend. His debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, will be released this March. His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special will premiere this year. Erik is a first generation American-born comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation.
Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated “Payaso Comedy Slam” seen on Showtime and Comedy Central networks, “Live at Gotham” on Comedy Central, “Last Comic Driving” on NBC, “Comics Without Borders” on Showtime, nationally syndicated “Comics Unleashed;” He can also be seen featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight “Swear Jar.” In 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Mostly recently, Erik was seen on “Surviving the Holidays” with Lewis Black on the History Channel, he was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival Documentary “Just Like Us,” and will be touring the world promoting the movie. Erik was also a guest star on the hit TNT show “Franklin & Bash.”
With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of European decent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love and self evaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.
Brooklyn Native, Dwayne Perkins is a young vet in the Comedy game. With appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Late Show, and Premium Blend, Dwayne has earned a spot in today’s class of elite Stand-up Comics. Dwayne is a regular crowd pleaser in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. The recent culmination of Dwayne’s talent and work has resulted in his very own Comedy Central Presents half hour special. The very well received special showcases Dwayne’s unique way of looking at life and unparalleled ability to convey it in a hilarious manner. In many ways still a newbie himself, Dwayne is already inspiring newer comics. With his comedy well grounded and still growing, Dwayne now sets his sights on acting and writing. Look for Dwayne in the HBO movie The Gristle, but don’t look away or you might miss him. Still, Dwayne offers a very memorable cameo as the lost “stereotype” in the bar scene. Catch Dwayne on The Learning Channel teaching a Seattle fireman a thing or two about comedy on the show Faking It. Dwayne’s comedic instincts and acting skill shine through in the soon to be released independent film Target Audience 9.1. In a movie rich with talent, where Breakfast Club meets Night of the Last Comet, Dwayne offers much comic relief as the funny likeable geek. Lastly, don’t Tivo out those commercials as you never know when Dwayne will pop up in an ad pushing products for The Man.
Jon is an accomplished comedian, he has the following awards to his credit: 2011 Stand-Up Comedy Rookie of the Year, 2013 ranked #49 on Variety's Top Ten Comics to Watch & most recently the 2014 Most Underrated Comedian Developing a Chip on His Shoulder.
Jon loves working with friends. He had the pleasure of pitching jokes for his friends on NBC'S "UNDATEABLE" starring pals Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Rick Glassman (best friend) & Ron Funches. 4 amazing comedians on one show, man NBC sure is making a comeback! He also writes with his crazy hot wife, Allison Bosma, on TV shows and has had the pleasure of writing something insanely funny with and for his best pal, Lauren Lapkus. Hope it sees the light of day sometime, spoiler alert - she's really funny in it.
As a stand-up, Jon enjoys telling stories as his wife says, "while doing way too much with his hands."
Stand-up comedian Rick Glassman stars as Burski, an unapologetically honest bar regular, in NBC’s comedy “Undateable.” He has appeared in “Adam Devine’s House Party” and had a recurring role on the FX series “The Comedians,” starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, as Josh's best friend, Clifford. In 2013, Glassman was one of 22 comedians around the country to be invited to perform at the New Faces showcase at the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal. Time Out New York identified Glassman as “Best of the New Faces.” A Cleveland native, Glassman moved to Los Angeles in 2008 and has since stablished himself as a Jewish heartthrob.
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
Neal Brennan is a writer, director, and comedian. He is the co-creator of “Chappelle’s Show,” for which he received three Emmy nominations. (Winning None!)
He co-wrote the film “Half Baked,” and directed the film, “The Goods,” starring Jeremy Piven, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong and Will Ferrell. He also collaborates regularly with Seth Meyers, writing and directing the ESPYs and The White House Correspondents Dinner.
Online, the podcast Neal co-hosts, “The Champs” is routinely on the iTunes charts and has been downloaded over 1.3 million times. As of this writing, Brennan has 180,000 followers on twitter and has been named by Time magazine and Rolling Stone, “One of the Funniest People on Twitter.”
Neal recently directed an episode of “New Girl” on Fox and is scheduled to direct Amy Schumer’s new show on Comedy Central. He is also developing a sitcom for himself to star in for the Fox network.
Stand up-wise, Brennan regularly tours the good venues in the good parts of America, has had his own ½ Hour on Comedy Central and just recently finished filming his hour special.
He has also appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Conan,” “Just For Laughs” and “Lopez Tonight.”
Nick Thune, comedian / actor, hails from the Great Northwest (Seattle), where he spent his early years growing up. Nick’s absurdest view and deadpan wit combined with the soothing lull of his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy. He has appeared on the Tonight Show 8 times, and on each occasion, he won. Nick has also appeared on Conan, The Late Show w/ Jimmy Fallon and has his own Comedy Central Special.
Thick Noon, Nick’s debut album, was released on Comedy Central Records in 2010 and was included in amazon.com's "Best of 2010 Comedy Albums". Nick can be seen in Mike Judge’s movie “Extract” and the independent film “Highway 61 Re: Revisited” opposite Tobin Bell. Thune’s other film credits include “Spring Breakdown” and “Unaccompanied Minors”.
Nick has created two web series for Comedy Central, "iThunes" and "NicksBigShow.com". Currently, Nick is touring the country changing lives one joke at a time. For more information, go to nickthune.com, eyethune.com or twitter.com/nickthune.
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