Brett Riley is a farm boy from Kansas with the heart of a soul singer which makes for a life full of unusual and out of place stories. It has been said "Brett Riley isn't a fish out of water, he is his own portable bowl." Realizing he was born to entertain, Brett took a Scholarship to Oklahoma City University for Music Theatre. He quickly learned he was meant to perform, just not music theatre. After sneaking into comedy clubs with fake IDs and getting booked as the house emcee and winning Wichita King of Comedy 2004, it became very obvious that he needed to hit the road and take it to the next level. Brett didn't waste anytime proving himself in LA, six months after arriving he claimed the title The Funniest Comic in the City 2007, which led to his appearance on Judge Joe Brown to collect the prize money. After a car accident almost claimed his life in September 2008, determined not to be forgotten Brett quickly bounced back to claim the title of Roc Da Mic Comedy Competition Compton 2009. He can most recently be seen headlining which will also be playing on Hulu.com under CandorTV.
With the future looking bright and the clarity of a second chance Brett Riley is more than ready to keep audiences entertained for years to come!
Raised in the urban city of Compton, California, Richard Villa always knew he wanted to make people laugh. After completing a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Richard felt there was something more out there in stored for him. While driving home one night, the neon lights of the Irvine Improv called his name. Hey Richard!
Seizing the moment of amateur night, Richard grabbed the microphone, went on stage, and has not stopped since. Using stories of his childhood, Richard Villa turned what he thought were basic experiences into autobiographical satirical humor that depict life for Latinos and other minorities in the United States. Amid his newfound talent in improvisation, Richard was accepted to The Groundlings Theatre Group.
With his comedy and thorough understanding of his audience, Richard Villa became the first Latino to ever host the renowned Hollywood Improv on Friday nights. Sharing the stage with various other talent such as Jeff Garcia, Carlos Mancilla, Gabriel Iglesia, Mike Epps, Orlando Jones and Dat Phan, Richard Villa quickly took over co-host duties at the Ha-Ha in North Hollywood, and the Ontario and Brea Improv.
His ability to appeal to the audience earned him a special invitation by the U.S. Military to perform for the troops on the Combat Comedy Tour which included Iraq, Unit, May, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Djibouti, and Saudi Arabia.
In 2005 Vanguard Cinema released Richards 1st DVD, called Richard Villa: Performing This Way.
Now being hailed as the leader for the new generation of Latino Comics, Richard Villa exemplifies dedication to making other people laugh. With his television appearances on Mun2s Loco Comedy Jam, HBO Latino and Los Angeles based LATV, Richard Villa has turned his talent into animation, becoming a writer and voiceover for MTVs Latin animation, Chico y Guapo.
In a personal project, Richard Villa is aiming at introducing his audience to Border Patrol Tales, a sketch comedy show depicting the social impact and influence of immigrants in the United States.
Dillon Garcia was born into a one-parent household in Whittier, California where he was inspired by superb comics to initiate and develop his own comedy career. Dillon started his professional comedy career at age 16 when he was offered an opportunity by Richard Villa to take the stage, and dish out laughs, using his microphone and his wits.
Dillon's successful stand-up routines have brought him to open for many renowned comics including, but not limited to, Nick Swardson, Dave Chappelle and Gabriel Iglesias (his comedic idol). Dillon has also performed throughout the country and has been credited by American Latino Television, Google TV and MTV. Dillon was the youngest comedian to appear on Comedy Central when he was featured on "Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution” series in 2011.
Despite Dillon's early accomplishments, he realizes and accepts that he has much more to learn. As he molds his comedic style and polishes his gift of improvisation, Dillon's material is supported by life lessons with a satirical and sarcastic twist. However most of his material is primarily based on throwing himself in the spotlight and poking fun at himself. Dillon is currently performing at comedy clubs across the country.
Lahna Turner is quickly becoming one of the hottest females on the comedy circuit. With her sharp wit and hilarious songs, Lahna holds nothing back as she shares insights and observations from her life as a wife, mother, and the uncensored inner voice of millions of women. In August, she will release her first one-hour special, filmed live in Las Vegas, titled “So… I Wrote A Song About It.”
Able to relate to people like few entertainers can, Lahna is absolutely unafraid to say things that might at first seem “uncomfortable,” but inevitably have the audiences relating and rolling with laughter. She has a unique point of view as a comedian. She’s a mother of two children, a wife, and a writer. She balances her career and home life brilliantly, with a seemingly endless amount of energy. She is then able to take her life experiences and her comedic wit, and relate to people about the things we all go through on a daily basis.
Lahna has appeared on NBC, Comedy Central, Animal Planet and VH1. She has also been featured as a commentator on CMT Insider and most recently on TruTV’s “How to be a Grownup.” She regularly plays the top comedy clubs and theaters around the country and has also done several tours for the USO. Recently, she made her big screen debut in the indie film “Teacher of The Year,” which is currently touring the festival circuit. Her two comedy albums, “If These Lips Could Talk” and “D!@k Jokes and Other Assorted Love Songs,” have received airplay at top radio stations across the country as well as National Lampoon’s Top 40 comedy countdown, and are currently in rotation on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
“Hot chicks are always appreciated in society, but meet one like Lahna Turner who can make you pee your pants with laughter and you've got yourself a rare find. Juggling a successful comedy career, a husband (fellow comedian Ralphie May), two kids and upcoming role in the movie "Teacher of the Year," and a freakin' podcast, we wonder if there's anything this superwoman can't do.” - Ali Lerman, OCWeekly.com
“No small laughs… Some of the best musical comedy I’ve ever heard.” - ComedyCritic.com
“Lahna Turner is a crass comedian in a deceptively sweet package!” - CafeMom Studios
Aurelio Miguel Bocanegra was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA to a Mexican-American single mother of two. Ever since this two time US Air Force veteran with the big name decided to pick up the microphone, he has seemed destined to provide even bigger laughs. Aurelio has quickly risen through the comedy ranks to become a favorite and a regular at clubs and colleges all across the country. He has performed and opened for some of the biggest names in Comedy. His comedic style and energy are off the charts. Once on stage he electrifies the audience with his high energy and rapid fire comedy. In 2008 Aurelio's talents extended beyond comedy and into acting. He has starred in several independent feature films with many more currently in development. Most recently Aurelio was a featured comic in the "Cholo Comedy Slam" DVD taping, where he rocked a packed house at the Million Dollar theatre in Los Angeles. Recently signed by New Wave Entertainment, Aurelio is currently working on his first comedy album to be released on iTunes later this year. Aurelio's talents for entertaining are undeniable. His comedy has audiences and critics across the country responding in one way. They want more! Once you have heard Aurelio Miguel Bocanegra, the guy with the big name, you will see why he is one the funniest young comics around and why he will have you wanting more too…
Line up: Aurelio Bocanegra, Lahna Turner, Richard Villa, Dillon Garcia, Brett Riley