Born and raised on Long Island, Michael Quu(pronounced Q), started his comedy career in New York City. Michael honed his skills at clubs and open mics winning several local comedy contests before finally moving to Los Angeles where he quickly became a club favorite. Full of energy, Michael delivers huge laughs with quick paced stories about his personal life and quirky observations. He can be seen regularly Monday night's at The Comedy Store Main Room in Hollywood on the Comedy Madness show. Michael is also the creator of the highly reviewed, national touring Full Throttle Comedy Show.
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
Eliot Chang's Comedy Central Half Hour was voted #2 in Comedy Central's Stand Up Showdown. He has also appeared on Showtime and E!'s "Chelsea Lately." Every year Eliot tours America and has performed at over 400 colleges. Born and raised in NY, he currently resides in Los Angeles. He travels regularly between both coasts for projects. For more info - www.EliotChang.com
Geoff Keith is a stand up comedian from Los Angeles, California. After his first time on stage he walked off and heard an audience member telling his table, “remember that kid’s name.” In 2005, he was voted Orange County's Funniest Person and in 2006 he toured the country opening for Pablo Francisco. Since then Keith has filmed secret webisodes with Ashton Kutcher, been on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “Pablo Francisco’s: OUCH!,” CBS’s “The Late Late Show,” ABC’s “Comics Unleashed,” Playboy TV’s “ Night Calls,” HBO’s “Down and Dirty with Jim Norton,” BET’s “One Mic Stand,” Byron Allen’s “Comedy TV,” E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” “Who Wants to Date a Comedian?,” and does various countdown shows for VH1. He was one of the stars of MTV’s “Disaster Date” for two seasons and just shot a TV Pilot with the producers of Jackass for TBS and recently guest starred on “Mr. Box Office” with Jon Lovitz and Bill Bellamy. Keith’s book “Guys Have No Game, A Book of First Impressions” is a compilation of the funniest online dating site pick up lines and is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Campus Activities Magazine named him one of their Hot Comics for 2011 and he was nominated for Comedian of the Year for 2012. His 3rd full length comedy album “Catch It Between Your Cheeks” is available on iTunes. Keith is currently one of the stars of MTV’s “Jerks With Cameras” and recurs as various characters on ABC Family’s “Freak Out!” His resume shows he appeals to a variety of audiences!
Jay Larson is best known as a stand up comedian with multiple appearances on The Late Late Show, four appearances on Conan and his own half hour special on Comedy Central. Jay's style is completely original and his ability to connect to an audience through storytelling is unmatched. As a storyteller his "Wrong Number" story went viral after climbing to #1 on Reddit and was also featured on "This American Life" with Ira Glass claiming, "Perfect Comedy, Perfect Storytelling…" Jay's Story telling has also been featured on Comedy Central's "This is Not Happening" and can be heard every Toozdee on his wildly successful podcast, The CrabFeast. Jay's first album, "Self Diagnosed" was released in 2011 by AST records and his follow up album, "Human Math" is set to release in the fall.
While stand up is his first love Jay wears many hats and recently co-hosted two seasons of "Best Bars in America" for the Esquire Network. This Spring Jay made his Movie debut in the critically acclaimed Thriller, "The Invitation". The Karyn Kusama film has launched Jay in a different light and led to a role in the highly anticipated second season of Twin Peaks, set to air on Showtime in 2017. Between stand up, podcasting, hosting and acting Jay has also found time to write and create two television shows for NBC Universal. Though neither show was made Jay is on the hunt for the next one! But at the end of the day the job that Jay gets the most satisfaction out of is being a father to his two kids.
Line up: Michael Quu, Mark Serritella, Geoff Keith, Yassir Lester, Eliot Chang, Jay Larson
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