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 performs regularly at The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Laugh Factory and more. His show Stand-Up On The Spot was named 1 of "5 Funniest Nights in America" by GQ, and he recently placed 2nd in the Big Sky Comedy Festival. Watkins has also performed at Just For Laughs in Montreal, Comedy Central's New York Comedy Festival, South by Southwest, and Riot LA. You've seen him on Jimmy Kimmel Live, on VH1 with his comedic dance skills, and he can be seen starring in the the film i-Lived (available on HULU) and the upcoming film Betting On Baker in 2016. 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 a nationally touring headliner and regular at The Hollywood Improv, UCB Theaters (NY & LA) and Nerdmelt Showroom. He was recently featured on AXS Gotham Comedy Live and has appeared on Comedy Central's Tosh.0 and "Mash-up" which he also wrote for. He currently writes for "Ridiculousness" on MTV and his new album Nate Craig "Eggshell" will be featured in the Pandora's "Comedy Spotlight" at Pandora.com. Nate has headlined both the "Laugh Your Asheville Off" and "San Francisco Comedy and Burrito Festivals" and been featured at the RIOT LA, Bridgetown and HBO Las Vegas Comedy Festivals. He's been featured on "You Made it Weird" with Pete Holmes, has written for "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor and has been featured on the "Best of the Bob & Tom Radio Show". Nate has also done theater tours with Bill Burr, he headlines all over the country and has multiple full length comedy albums available on iTunes and everywhere else.
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+