Greg Behrendt continues to crush it! In 2009, Behrendt’s second comedy special, “That Guy from That Thing,” was released by Image Entertainment after premiering on Comedy Central. Greg hit the road with the “Greg Behrendt’s Totally Into You Comedy Tour” and made his Edinburgh Festival debut at The Assembly Rooms. In 2010, Greg wrote a half hour sitcom pilot for CBS, produced and starred in “There Might Be Cake”, an unscripted pilot for IFC, and performed stand-up at both the Melbourne and Montreal International Comedy Festivals, and worked as a Consulting Producer on NBC’s Love Bites. In 2011 Greg launched the podcast “Walking the Room” and its standup spin-off, “Starfish Circus”, both of which he hosts with Dave Anthony; he also headlined an episode of John Oliver’s New York Standup Show on Comedy Central, performed stand-up at Nando’s Cape Town Comedy Festival in South Africa, and is currently writing a pilot for AMC with Hank Azaria and Jerry Stahl. Additionally, Greg tours country with his band The Reigning Monarchs and is a NY Times bestselling author.
Behrendt currently lives in LA with his wife/writing and producing partner Amiira and their two daughters.
Brent Weinbach's stand-up comedy is weird. He is a winner and recipient of the Andy Kaufman Award, which is given out once a year to recognize innovation in stand-up comedy. He is also responsible for various internet video sensations such as Gangster Party Line and Ultimate Drumming Technique, as well as the cult web series, Pound House. Brent has appeared on Conan, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central, HBO, IFC, ABC, and Adult Swim, and also toured with the Comedians of Comedy.
Jackie Kashian has a half-hour special on Comedy Central and has appeared on CBS, NBC, and the Nationally syndicated Radio/TV show Bob And Tom. She has been a national touring comic for over 14 years and has performed at the HBO Comedy Arts Festival, the Bumbershoot Arts Festival in Seattle, Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal and has toured Australia for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow. This year she travelled to Kuwait and Iraq and performed for the troops.
Josh Fadem is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. He's trained at venues including The Upright Citizens Brigade LA and The Groundlings and can be seen performing his special brand of standup comedy at many venues in Los Angeles. He recently ended a four and a half year run of his popular and historic (yes, historic) weekly comedy/variety show Josh Fadem's Acid Reflux Hour which ran in the W.C. Fields Lounge of the Ramada in Hollywood. He has toured nationally on the bill w/ The Whitest Kids U' Know, and on the independently produced, veggie-oil fueled "F Yeah Tour".
At UCB, he has hosted & performed at Comedy Death-Ray, spearheaded Josh Fadem Presents: The Hot Seat w/ Wally George, his experimental monthly variety show Exploring the Space, appears regularly in The Midnight Show. As well as performing often in the popular shows America's Best Comic, Greatest Concert Ever, & Panel of Experts. Keep an eye out for when Josh performs his rare physical comedy opus 30 Minutes of Falling Down, in which he does as the title suggests.
He (me, I'm writing this) can be seen this year in the upcoming films Calvin Marshall (opposite Steve Zahn, Alex Frost, Deidrich Bader, Andrew Wilson, Jane Adams) as well as in the Fox Atomic feature Miss February. He has also appeared on the FX series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Showtime's Weeds, TBS's Frank TV, and IFC's The Whitest Kids U' Know. Upcoming television credits include Comedy Central's Reno 911, Showtime's Live Nude Comedy w/ Shannon Elizabeth, FOX's upcoming Joss Whedon series Dollhouse, where he plays a college student who goes crazy, yells at fruitflies and bangs his head against a window until he dies, in his underwear (sorry to spoil). Josh also thought you might like to know that he was in the FX pilot The Mikes and the new pilot The Bill Burr Project for Comedy Central (directed by Jason Woliner of Human Giant fame).
Ed Galvez has been doing stand-up since moving to LA in the Summer of 1998. Ed got his start studying at UCB, IO West, Second City, ACME, and The Groundlings. Ed has written and performed in many sketch shows, and can be regularly seen performing with his improv team Pangea, as well as doing stand-up all over the country. Ed also performed his one man show "Love Life Limb" at top comedy venues all across the country. Ed has appeared in numerous national and local commercials, MTV's Paris Hilton's My New BFF, and was featured in The History Channel's documentary History of the Joke hosted by Lewis Black.
Currently Ed co-hosts The Fort Podcast (www.thefortcast.com) with Mike Costantini & Kevin Ford and is the host of his weekly show "The Ed Galvez Punk House," at M.I.'s Westside Comedy Theater, where every Wednesday he features national headlining comics, underground heroes as well as the best up & comers. His album "Why are Things Weird" is available for download on Itunes and Amazon.
Lee Keeler, a native of Sioux City, is a comedy writer and producer living in Los Angeles. He has written for ScreenJunkies.com, The Devastator, Crave Comedy Online and more. Keeler produces and hosts The Hour of Power Hour, a comedy/variety event in residence at the Improv Hollywood. The show has consistently boasted some of the freshest voices in comedy today, including TJ Miller, Judd Apatow, Kyle Kinane, David Spade, Kevin Pollak, Paul Scheer, Maria Bamford and many more. He has also produced shows at iO West and the Comedy Central Stage and is the founder/producer of the Green Gravel Comedy Fest in Iowa.
Christian Finnegan is a stand up comedian. He appears frequently on the television and also writes things, for both money and for kicks.
Christian can currently be seen on the TBS sitcom “Are We There Yet?” but is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of VH1’s “Best Week Ever”, where he offered keen insight into the workings of popular culture and the ubiquity of celebrity genitalia. “Chappelle’s Show” fans will recognize him as ‘Chad’, the only white roommate in the infamous “Mad Real World” sketch. And pinko Communists know Christian from his regular appearances on MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann”.
Christian Finnegan is a fixture (some might say ‘barnacle’) on Comedy Central, having starred in countless network interstitials, the shows “Premium Blend” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and in his own special, “Comedy Central Presents: Christian Finnegan”. Christian was also the host of TV Land’s “Game Time” and has appeared on “The Today Show” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”.
Christian’s first CD, “Two for Flinching”, was released by Comedy Central Records in 2006 and his super-duper DVD extravaganza, “Au Contraire!” was released by Warner Bros. Records in 2009.
When he’s not on tour, Christian Finnegan lives in New York City with his lovely wife Kambri, a Chihuahua, a parakeet and a useless rabbit. He spends his free time plotting society’s downfall and googling the names of obscure hair metal bass players.
The Devastator Quarterly proudly presents the friggin' grandest Hour of Power Hour yet! This is our final show until fall, so we're putting on this thank-you bash for hardcore Power Hour-ites! Prizes will be given to each every single audience member in attendance, with more gifts given to lucky winners throughout the evening! MORE SURPRISES TO COME!
Get out of your home and/or assumed place of employment and power up with the laser-sharp laserings of:
JAMES URBANIAK (Venture Bros.)
JACKIE KASHIAN (The Dork Forest)
BRENT WEINBACH (Conan)
CHRISTIAN FINNEGAN (Best Week Ever)
JOSH FADEM (Eric Andre Show)
ED GALVEZ (Ed Galvez Punk House)
MARIA LOPEZ (M'Lady)
5 SECOND FILMS will be presenting their latest and greatest!