Nominated, six times for an American Comedy Award, Dom Irrera's stand-up material was honed in a multi-generational Italian household in South Philadelphia with his mother, sister, grandmother, uncles and cousins all under one very big roof. A great-grandmother even lived across the street. Together there were three floors and four generations of family.
His first big break was his performance on Rodney Dangerfield's "Nothing Goes Right" comedy specials for HBO. In 1989 Irrera's own HBO "One Night Stand" earned him his first CableACE award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. In '95 he won a second CableACE for the Showtime stand-up series he hosted, "Full Frontal Comedy". That same year he received a second CableACE nomination in the writing category for his work on Comedy Central's animated series, "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist". He also starred in a solo stand-up special for HBO in '92 titled "Command Performance".
He has performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Late Show with David Letterman", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", "The View", and has made several appearances on "Oprah". Recent credits include an all-new stand-up special titled "Comedy Central Presents", which aired on the cable network this past summer.
As an avid sports fan, he hosted four seasons of Comedy Central's irreverent football show, "Offsides", where he conducted hilarious on-the-field interviews with football greats. He also hosted Comedy Central's "Behind the Scenes at the American Comedy Awards: specials in '98 and '99.
Irrera was a series regular on the '98 Fox comedy "Damon" starring Damon Wayans and his guest-star credits include "Seinfeld" (he played an annoying prop comic needling Jerry in the memorable episode), "Becker", "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "King of Queens". In addition, Dom voices the character Ernie, the demolitions expert, on Nickelodeon's "Hey Arnold".
His film work includes a featured role in Robert Townsend's "Hollywood Shuffle", a cameo in the Coen Bros. Film, "The Big Lebowski", "The Fourth Tenor", starring old pal Rodney Dangerfield, and he played himself in the Rodney Dangerfield / Dom De Luise film, "The Godson".
Dom has performed at Montreal's prestigious "Just For Laughs Festival" and the "Cat Laughs Festival" in Kilkenny, Ireland (he's made more appearances at both festivals than any other American comic). He also has performed at the "Melbourne Comedy Festival" in Australia, and at "Edinburgh Festival's" Assembly Hall. It was there that he received the "Herald Award" for artistic excellence.
In 2010, Dom continued his quest for international DOM-ination with a 10-day run at the Sydney Comedy Festival and his first ever one-man show, “Plugged, Unplugged then Plugged Again” played to sold out audiences in Montreal.
Christina is a cast member on the show How to Be a Grown Up, airing Tuesdays at 10E/9C on TruTV. She has been a Round Table Regular and Writer on the popular E! show Chelsea Lately. Recently she was on TBS Funniest Wins with Marlon Wayans. Pazsitzky is best known for providing her unique and funny pop culture commentary on several Vh1 countdown shows,TV Guide Channel, SyFy Channel’s Insane or Inspired, Tru TV’s World’s Dumbest and E! Television’s Wildest TV Moments. She hosted the FX series Hitchiker Chronicles, was a cast member on MTV’s Road Rules Australia (back when it was cool, thank you) and was a regional finalist on Season 6 and 7 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
With a background in animation, Christina has written on and lent her voice to several animated projects, like the feature film TV: The Movie with the guys from MTV’s Jackass and the television series, Trolls. She was given Animation Magazine’s “Up and Coming Writer” Award.
You can see Christina’s stand up on the Showtime special Red Light Comedy filmed in Amsterdam, TV Guide Channel’s Stand Up in Stilettos and Nuvo TV’s Stand Up and Deliver. She’s also performed at Sketchfest, the Aspen Comedy Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, South African Comedy Festival, Lucy Fest and Gilda’s Fest. Christina headlines comedy clubs in the U.S., Canada and has performed for the troops in Afghanistan, South Korea, UAE and Africa.
You can hear her on her weekly podcast Your Mom’s House with her husband, Tom Segura. Your Mom’s House is a top rated comedy podcast on iTunes and was nominated for the Stitcher Radio Comedy Award in 2013. If you like 7th grade humor, you’ll love Your Mom’s House. And for something completely different, check out Christina’s other podcast, That’s Deep, Bro that combines philosophy and comedy. It’s serious questions with silly people.
Before becoming a Comedian, Pazsitzky studied Philosophy at Oxford University, dropped out of Law School after two WHOLE weeks and was Goth for more years than she’d care to admit. She’s a huge fan of the Pixies and once met Kim Deal.
Never a dull moment – Nick Cody is certainly a name to look out for.
Nick Cody is quickly becoming one of the funniest young comedians in the country. At 25 years of age, he’s already supported some of the biggest names in stand-up.
Nick’s brand of stand-up offers a unique combination of edgy, thought-provoking material ranging from brutally honest and uninhibited storytelling to rapid-fire and hilarious social comedy. In addition to two sold-out seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with full-length solo shows It’s Not You, It’s Her (2011) and Lust Actually (2010), Nick has recently featured as a guest on Hughesy & Kate (NOVA100) and NOVA’s Summer Lovin’ with Ed Kavalee & Tony Martin.
Nick performs regularly around Australia on the comedy circuit and at private and social functions. While his stand-up has been featured on the ARIA-nominated DVD Dave Hughes Is Handy (Roadshow), he is looking to record his first CD/DVD later this year.
Born and raised on the south side of a small town called Chicago, Bethany Dwyer has had an itch for performing since she could spit up. She has studied acting and improv at Columbia College, The Groundlings, Annoyance Theater, and Carolyn Barry to name a few.
On stage, Bethany worked with independent film pioneer Henry Jaglom. Bethany acted in his play, “Always, But Not Forever” along with a cast that included Noah Wyle and Judd Nelson. She has also worked with other esteemed actors like Eric Roberts and Karen Black. Bethany is not only a stand-up comic but is also a writer, artist, musician, photographer and actor. She hosted the cutting edge comedy critique show “Trailer Trash”. Bethany's TV credits include "The Fred Show," "The Office" and "Disaster Date," on which she is also a writer. On screen, she can be seen in the Paramount film "Destination Wedding." Bethany’s observational and sweetly twisted sense of humor are capturing audiences across the nation.
Ron Josol represents a new generation of comedy. With his modish comedy style and commanding stage presence, he is one of today’s hottest acts.
Ron has taken his comedy around the world and has performed in Canada, U.S., Pacific Islands, Persian Gulf, Asia, Central America, the Carribean and the in the Middle East.
In Ron’s 2nd year performing as a comedian, he won the coveted Craven A’s funniest Homegrown Competition at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Since then he has been performing regularly at various Festivals including, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Just For Laughs Festival, the International Comedy Fest 2K8, The Orange County Comedy Festival and the LOL Comedy Festival in Hollywood, California.
Indubitably, the most recognizable Asian comedian in Canada, Ron was profiled on the Comedy Network, ABS-CBN Asia, Showtime Dubai, CBC, Discovery Channel, Echo, Omni 1&2, MTV Canada, and recently the Biography Channel in Canada.
Ron has hosted his own television series on Omni 2’s network called, “FLIP”. He produced, co-wrote and starred as the lead of a short film based on his true story entitled, “Rolling Longaniza,” which aired on CBC Zflicks. He has written and performed on Much Music hit shows “Video on Trial” and “Much More Music”.
Ron has taped numerous stand-up comedy specials in his career, including, “Ethnical Difficulties” for CBC, “Comedy Now”, on CTV/Comedy network. He has been featured in ABS-CBN’s Slanted comedy taped at the San Jose Improv and recently recorded 2 comedy specials produced by Showtime Dubai. This lead to his first US television appearance on LOL Comedy Festival on Showtime USA.
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.
Line up: Michael Quu, Ron Josol, Bethany Dwyer, Nick Cody, Christina Paszitsky, Dom Irrera
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