Hailing from Chicago, IL, Bil Dwyer, like many hearty Midwesterners, is a very private person and likes to keep things to himself. Unlike many hearty Midwesterners, he is forced to compose bios of himself written in the third person. Bil’s career has covered many facets of show business, from performing to writing to commercial voiceover work.
Bil is an accomplished standup comic, who has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, and his very own half hour standup special, Comedy Central Presents: Bil Dwyer. His takes on marriage, kids and family are hip and sardonic, and yet beneath lies a certain odd sweetness.
Bil has hosted GSN’s I’ve Got a Secret, Comedy Central’s BattleBots, Fox Sports’ Ultimate Fan League, PAX-TV’s Dirty Rotten Cheaters, GSN’s Extreme Dodgeball and MTV’s The 70’s House (as mock game show host, Bert Van Styles).
Besides appearing on great television shows like The Larry Sanders Show and Ally McBeal, Bil has also been in such forgettable films as Ski School 2, The Bogus Witch Project, and What Planet are You From? Writing with sitcom star/television producer Christopher Titus, Bil co-created a show based on his stand-up comedy called Back After This for Sony Pictures Television.
A regular commentator on various cable shows, he is most often recognized for his work on VH1’s highly-rated I Love the… series. Bil was also seen as a finalist on Season 4 of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and starred in Cartoon Network’s live action/animation hybrid series, Out of Jimmy’s Head. He currently recurs as Valerie Bertinelli’s ex-husband on the highly-rated TV Land sitcom, Hot in Cleveland.
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Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world.
Andy is a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types. He is infamous for his scathing attacks on the world of entertainment, including the previously taboo practice of making fun of his fellow comedians. Just as the comedy boom of the nineties was imploding, Andy wrote the “Hack’s Handbook” for National Lampoon. This “how-to” guide satirized and exposed tired comedy formulas.
Andy currently recurs on IFC’s Maron, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 and Fox’s hit animation, Bob’s Burgers. He was also a judge on the seventh season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and starred in two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. Other noteworthy credits include the HBO Young Comedians Special, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Daily Show, Wizards of Waverly Place, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Home Movies and The Larry Sanders Show. Andy is often recognized for playing the life-affirming character “Andy” on the CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.
Laura Kightlinger stands out as a true original in the world of comedy. Her individual style and vision echoes through the incredibly popular characters on the hit NBC series "Will and Grace." In addition to her title as consulting producer on "Will and Grace," she's earned a recurring role on the show as "Nurse Shelia." Her first book, entitled "Quick Shots of False Hope," was described by the New York Times Book Review as a "memorable, disturbing and darkly comic debut." Laura is writing a TV pilot based on the book. Laura's unique talent has landed her film roles in "Run Ronnie Run" (with David Cross), "Pootie Tang" (starring Chris Rock), the Farrelly Brothers' "Shallow Hal," "Melvin Goes to Dinner," directed by Bob Odenkirk and the Eddie Murphy film, "Daddy Daycare." Kightlinger recently finished directing her first documentary, entitled "Sixty Spins Around the Sun," chronicling the New York City street movement to repeal the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Laura garnered the Director's Award at the Black Maria Film Festival for a short film she also wrote and starred in called "Dependable People." In addition to writing for "Will and Grace" for the past five years, Laura has written for "Roseanne," "Dennis Miller Live" and "Saturday Night Live," where she was also a featured performer. Laura was a cast member of Roseanne's sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Special" on Fox. She has made guest appearances on "Tenacious D, the Greatest Band in the World"...She now lives in Los Angeles and performs at local clubs.
Comedian and writer Theo Von is the host of TBS’s hit weekly hidden camera prank show Deal With It, the network’s highest rated unscripted series. Executive Produced by Howie Mandel, the show’s second season premieres on Wednesday, March 19th at 10:30PM ET/PT, and will feature celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne (Fashion Police), Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent), Kendall and Kylie Jenner (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), and Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother) teaming up with Theo to help members of the public pull over-the-top pranks on their unsuspecting companions. If they agree to it, participants must obey all instructions given by Theo and his celebrity co-host through an earpiece from a secret control room nearby. With the opportunity to prank their way to cash and prizes, these everyday people are shown no mercy as they are tasked with pulling off some of the most ridiculous behavior ever caught on hidden camera. The first season of Deal With It premiered on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, and featured celebrities such as Joan and Melissa Rivers (Fashion Police), Adam Carolla (The Adam Carolla Show), and Josh Gad (1600 Penn, Love and Other Drugs).
Theo also hosts Yahoo!’s wildly popular daily recap show Primetime In No Time. One of the most successful video series on the web, the show averages over one million views per day. In addition to hosting, Theo is currently developing an animated show with Comedy Central, and his half hour standup special, which premiered on the network on June 1, 2012, was one of the highest-rated of the season. Theo is also the mastermind behind CrankTexts.com, a website where he texts random cell phone numbers and gets into conversations with total strangers. CrankTexts was featured on CollegeHumor.com, has had 10 million page views, and averages 18 clicks per visit.
Theo has garnered numerous accolades for his many appearances on TV. He was voted “Fan Favorite” as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, was the winner of Comedy Central’s Reality Bites Back, and has hosted The Comedy Sideshow podcast – consistently one of the most downloaded video podcasts on iTunes. He has written for Laughspin.com, and has appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, E’s Chelsea Lately, G4’s The Top 100 Video Games of All Time, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and Yahoo’s OMG Insider. Theo headlines clubs across the country, and has performed internationally at The South African Comedy Festival and for the troops at Guantanamo Bay. He has appeared stateside at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, The Chicago Just For Laughs Festival, and Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival.
Theo Von has been entertaining TV audiences since 1999 when he captured hearts as the loveable 19-year-old Southerner on The Real World/Road Rules Challenge franchise. In 2003, the Louisiana native traded in endurance challenges for the comedy stage and never looked back. Since then the multi-talented standup, host, and writer has been blowing away critics and fans with his unique brand of refined deep-southern comedy.
Check out his weekly podcast at: http://sideshownetwork.tv/category/podcasts/comedy/allegedly-with-theo-von-matthew-cole-weiss/
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Actor/comedian Baron Vaughn appears on the USA Network show FAIRLY LEGAL in Vancouver. When he isn’t shooting, he performs stand-up at clubs around the country. He has also performed at numerous comedy festivals including the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, the Comedy Central Festival in South Beach and the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.
As a comedian, he has been featured on NBC’s LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, Comedy Central’s LIVE AT GOTHAM, AWKWARD COMEDY SHOW, RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS STAND-UP AT THE EL REY, LOPEZ TONIGHT, and most recently on CONAN on TBS.
Other television credits include “Law & Order,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and “Rescue Me.” Vaughn has also appeared in films such as J.J. Abrams’ “Cloverfield” and “Black Dynamite.” His stage work includes “Damn Yankees” at the NY City Center with Jane Krakowski and Sean Hayes. His first comedy album, RAISED BY CABLE, was released in September 2011.
Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s "Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show.
Greg has a new one-hour standup special on Comedy Central, stars in season 2 of “How to be a Grown Up” (TRU TV) and appeared on Louie (FX) this past season. He is a frequent guest on The Adam Carolla Show and The Joe Rogan Experience and will appear later this year in both Comedy Bang Bang (IFC) and Aqua Teen Hunger Force (Adult Swim)
A frequent panelist for five years on Chelsea Lately, Greg also spent five years on VH1’s Best Week Ever, hosted Pumped (The Speed Channel) last year and he starred in two half-hour stand-up specials on Comedy Central. Greg’s 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, climbed the best-seller charts and garnered outstanding reviews from NPR and Vanity Fair.
Writing credits include HBO’s Lucky Louie, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Man Show and many others. On his mantle beside the four Daytime Emmys he won as a writer and producer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show sit “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for the MTV game show he hosted called Idiot Savants.
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Chris Fairbanks, a young comic who left the scenic comfort of Big Sky Country in Montana ten years ago to join the Texas comedy circle, has been getting a lot of attention.
In the past few years, Chris took first place in 2003's Funniest Person in Austin contest, attended Montreal's Just for Laughs festival in their "New Faces" showcase, starred as "Randy" on the MTV reality series "The 70's House", received 1st runner-up in Comedy Central's Laugh Riots contest, and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and Comedy Central's Premium Blend.
He currently is an action sports correspondent for the Fuel TV network, just appeared on Last Comic Standing (season 6) and was a series regular on Comedy Central's "Reality Bites Back". Chris resides in Los Angeles and makes his living as a club touring stand-up comic and actor.