High energy, physical and multicultural. Actor, comedian and writer Samba Schutte was born and raised in Africa (and survived). He moved to 'everything goes' Amsterdam where he began his entertainment career, which lead him to a path of multiple TV shows, films and international comedy tours throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. He moved to LA in 2011 and beat 64 comics to win the annual March Comedy Madness competition, and was made a regular at The World Famous Comedy Store after just his first audition.
Jeremiah Watkins is one of those comedians that you can't forget. Born and raised in Kansas, he's literally been performing since the day he was born. (His mom brought him home from the hospital in a Santa Claus outfit) Throughout childhood, he acted, sang, and began honing impressions. In high school, Jeremiah was known for his comedic music videos, sketches, and broadcasting segments which he won multiple awards for at the state and national level. At 19, Jeremiah landed his first job in the industry as an on-air personality at a local Kansas City radio station.
A year later, he moved to LA to pursue his dream of becoming a cast member on Saturday Night Live. Since then, he has established himself as one of the most physical stand-up comedians in Los Angeles with his high energy and off-the-cuff style. He has appeared in multiple national commercials, and performs regularly at college campuses, The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, The Improv, and more. His comedic dance skills have been featured on VH1, and he's had viral videos on Youtube, as well as videos featured on Funny or Die. He can be seen starring in the upcoming films i-Lived and Betting On Baker in 2015. He has also trained at Second City and The Groundlings, and has performed improv all over Los Angeles. No matter what size the audience, Jeremiah Watkins guarantees a memorable show experience like you've never seen before.
Nate Craig is one of the most well traveled young comedians in the country. His exciting live shows and cutting edge writing have been enjoyed in all corners of the United States and Canada. He has been featured on the Bob & Tom Radio show, and has written for NPRs A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor. Aside from being the creator and Executive producer of The Visitors Locker Room on Fearless Radio, www.fearlessradio.com, his latest full length comedy album, Crap Circus, is a regular feature on XM satellite radio. Nate was a featured performer in last years HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festival and was also featured at the 2007 DC Comedy Festival. Nate has also appeared on NBCs hit show, Medium produced by Rene Echevarria, and taped for Last Call with Carson Daly. An established performer with national credentials, Nate is well on his way to becoming one of Americas top entertainers.
Often described as an "outburst comic", Nick Cobb's comedy is emotional and thoughtful with a physical rant always right around the corner. While a native Memphian, Nick attended Indiana University where he majored in Psychology. After graduating, he traveled Australia working odd jobs, like selling water filters door-to-door. Upon his return home, Nick started hitting the local comedy club because it was always his dream. In no time, Nick won a stand-up competition and moved to New York City. He headlines at clubs, colleges, benefits and corporate events all over the country. Nick recently returned from a college tour throughout the South and has been doing commentary for MTV videos. He has also been featured on AMC's "Date Night". When not performing, Nick dominates Sudoku.
MARCH COMEDY (MiDNiGHT) MADNESS 2013
Honoring the NCAA Basketball Tournament, 64+ comedians have gone one-on-one in the 7th annual March Comedy Madness; a single elimination comedy competition hosted and refereed by Josh Filipowski. In the first round, comedians performed their best minute of stand-up head-to-head and then the audience, by applause, decided the winner. As the field narrowed down, the sets got longer and more hilarious.
NOW 6 Finalists REMAIN: Nick Cobb (Burbank), Paige Wesley & Nate Craig (Hollywood) and Jeremiah Watkins (Downtown) and Dennis Lavender (Westside):
Come root them on and help crown the 2013 March Comedy Madness Champion!
With special guests Past Champs and Finalists: Julian McCullough (Comedy Central Presents), Samba Schutte (NBC’s Fatal Encounters), Adam Yenser (Weekend Update), Hailey Boyle and Jamar Neighbors!
Friday, April 12, Midnight MARCH COMEDY MADNESS at The Hollywood IMPROV
The FINAL 4 each get 5 minutes head-to-head and the CHAMPIONSHIP duo gets 8-10 minute sets. Tickets are $12 for the 12 Midnight Show! But... buy one and GET ONE FREE! Code "MADNESS" 1 item min. 21+