Avi Liberman's quirky style has made him a favorite in comedy clubs from Los Angeles to New York. Born in Israel, raised in Texas, having gone to college in New York, and now living in Los Angeles, his style is a winning combination of life experiences and topical issues told through a varied blend of characters and voices with worldwide expertise.
Avi has performed stand-up comedy on CBS's "Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Make Me Laugh" as well as NBC's "Friday Night!" His acting credits include "Dave's World" CBS, "Boston Common" NBC and "Andytown U.S.A." Comedy Central. Avi can be seen regularly on E! as one of their frequent guests on their very popular countdown series. He has also guest starred on "Movies At Our House," as well as having shot a pilot titled "Through the Keyhole" both on AMC. He has also been heard on radio stations across the country.
A successful commercial actor, Avi has appeared in spots for "Mercedes," "L.A. Cellular," "Miller Lite" and most recently "Starbucks" and "Net Zero." He has appeared at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.Since 2001, Avi has successfully arranged widely acclaimed stand-up comedy tours in Israel to help boost morale while donating all of the proceeds to a charity. The successful "Comedy For Koby" tour is now a bi-annual event, benefitting the Koby Mandell Foundation.
When Mark Schiff was six, his mother took him into Manhattan every weekend for singing and ballet lessons. When Mark returned to school each Monday and showed his fellow Bronx classmates what he had learned, the class would gather around and beat him up. Mark's mother smartened up and enrolled him in karate lessons, but those came to a halt when the karate teacher beat him up.
When Mark was twelve, his parents took him to a nightclub. There, live on stage was Rodney Dangerfield doing his act. At that moment, he knew the path he had to follow.
Mark has headlined in all the major casinos and clubs across the country and has appeared many times on both The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with David Letterman. He has had both HBO and Showtime specials, and has been the featured act at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
He has written for and guest starred on Mad About You, as well appearing on Empty Nest and serving as a writer on The Roseanne Show.
"Mark Schiff is one of the funniest, the brightest, the best stage comics I have ever seen." JERRY SEINFELD
It's hard to keep a straight face when talking to Chris Spencer. Extremely talented and hilarious, this quick-witted funnyman began his stint in the entertainment industry at the age of six, as a star in a national television commercial for Mattel's Tuff Stuff Toys. Today, his resume ranges across several sectors of the industry, with more than 30 television commercials, nine feature films, several television show appearances, a published book, and numerous nationwide comedy tours. If Spencer looks familiar, it's probably because you may have seen his work.
He has two comedy specials on Showtime. One, he executive produced and hosted entitled, “Chris Spencer's Minority Report,” and the other is his one-man show entitled, “Chris Spencer...the Other Chris.” He has also performed on Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Def Comedy Jam to name a few. Additionally, Spencer is currently one of the hottest comedic writers and producers in Hollywood. VH1, Comedy Central, and HBO have all used his talents to springboard many of their latest projects. Comic talents such as Will Smith, P. Diddy, Damon Wayans, and Cedric the Entertainer all call on his comedic talents when it's time to rewrite their act, special, or television/film script.
Spencer currently serves as creator and executive producer of the hit BET show “The Real Husbands of Hollywood” starring Kevin Hart. Notable writer/producer projects also include MTV’s Wild ‘N Out, Jamie Foxx’s The After Party, The ESPY Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards, and all comedy specials for Jamie Foxx. He also published the best seller, 150 Ways to Tell If You're Ghetto.
He also hosts the hottest night in comedy entitled “Russell Simmons Presents…All Def Digital Comedy,” every Friday Night at Inside Jokes Comedy Club, of which his is co-founder. On any given night, expect to see Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Martin Lawrence, or Chris Tucker on this incredible stage. Hollywood's elite come here to not only look for new talent, but to enjoy a fun-filled night. Regulars include Spike Lee, Eddie Murphy and Russell Simmons.
Michael Loftus is one of the most sought after writer/performers in comedy today. He is currently a writer/producer on FX’s Anger Management, a regular on TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents…, and shooting his own pilot for History Channel. Last year Michael was a co-producer and executive story editor on the NBC comedy Outsourced and was previously a writer on the hit ABC comedy series The George Lopez Show. In 2009 his one-hour special You’ve Changed, all about surviving marriage and that one argument you can never win, premiered on Comedy Central. In addition to his own comedy album, he has appeared on the Warner Bros. comedy album Executive Privilege alongside Kevin Pollack and The Best of Bob & Tom CD. Michael Loftus is among the most popular headlining comedians touring the country today.
Line up: Avi Lieberman, Mark Schiff, Chris Spencer, Michael Loftus
Join StandWithUs for an evening of laughter on Wednesday, May 8, at the Improv Theater in Hollywood. Proceeds will go to the Koby Mandell Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting Israeli families who have been victims of terrorism. Comedians will include Mark Schiff, Avi Lieberman and Michael Loftus. Your ticket includes two drinks (well, wine, or beer). Seats are limited!