Dave Ross is a stand-up comic and a staple of the Los Angeles comedy scene. He recently headlined both the Hollywood Improv and the Nerdist Theater at Meltdown, and continues to cart his weird blend of intense vulnerability, screaming political commentary and dumb butt jokes around the city and the country, to every festival, club, theater, bar, fire hall and bombed-out stone building that will have him. Once, in Oregon, he performed for four year-olds.
Some things you might know him from: he is the host of the podcast Terrified on the Nerdist Network, a MOTH Grand Slam winner, a storyteller on KCRW's UnFictional, and was recently interviewed on WTF with Marc Maron. You might have seen him on Tosh.0 with his sketch group, WOMEN, which was named the #1 Comedy Act to Watch in 2014 by the LA Weekly and is now making sketches for IFC's Comedy Crib. In 2014, Dave got hammered on Drunk History on Comedy Central, and in a blackout, demanded that everyone in the world be nice to each other. That's pretty much Dave in a nutshell. He loves you. He loves you kind of angrily.
Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Erik also tours the country headlining popular comedy clubs and colleges every weekend. His debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, will be released this March. His Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special will premiere this year. Erik is a first generation American-born comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation.
Erik first gained national exposure performing in the ALMA nominated “Payaso Comedy Slam” seen on Showtime and Comedy Central networks, “Live at Gotham” on Comedy Central, “Last Comic Driving” on NBC, “Comics Without Borders” on Showtime, nationally syndicated “Comics Unleashed;” He can also be seen featured in several national commercials, including the Emmy winning, Budlight “Swear Jar.” In 2008 at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival, he received overwhelming reviews. Erik was featured at the 2008 NACA National Conference, the 2007 East Regional and 2006 NACA West Regional Showcases. He is currently headlining clubs and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Mostly recently, Erik was seen on “Surviving the Holidays” with Lewis Black on the History Channel, he was featured in the Tribeca Film Festival Documentary “Just Like Us,” and will be touring the world promoting the movie. Erik was also a guest star on the hit TNT show “Franklin & Bash.”
With his multicultural background, a Central American-Caribbean mother, a father of European decent, Erik blends well into the North American landscape particularly in this era of cultural diversity. With his routine full of hilarious observations about life, love and self evaluation, he brings together all ages and ethnic backgrounds, which makes for an uproariously good time.
Comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckhart Tolle. Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching back and forth between social rage and self doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue collar angst and sardonic enlightenment.
Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Pepitone. He’s one of a kind and a favorite among fellow comedians and die heard comedy fans alike.
In addition to his stand-up skills, Eddie Pepitone is a stand-out comic/character actor. Pepitone began his comedy career in New York City, quickly becoming a regular on the scene. He appeared regularly on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. His other numerous television appearances include Chappelle’s Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, King of Queens, Last Comic Standing, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The Sarah Silverman Program. Pepitone recently released a Comedy Album entitled "A Great Stillness" and has a Documentary about his life coming later this year called "The Bitter Buddha."
Shortly after graduating USC, Karl exploded onto the LA stand-up scene with the force of, at least, like, 75 M-80s. Performing relentlessly, he quickly made a name for himself as one of the best young comics in Los Angeles. He is now a regular at the top shows in town, and has performed at clubs, colleges and festivals all over the country, including Comix in New York City, the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta at which he was a Finalist, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland to which he will be returning this year. Karl also produces and hosts his own show, The Sunday Sunday Sunday Show, which regularly features the finest stand-up talent in the city and has been hailed as one of the best underground shows in LA. He also has a pretty solid afro.
Rhys Darby first gained attention in the United States as Murray in HBO's ‘Flight of the Conchords’. This was not a new role for him, having first appeared in the same role on the BBC radio show of the same name. An ex-soldier in the New Zealand Army and a veteran of fifteen years as a stand-up comedian, Darby made his feature film debut in ‘Yes Man’ with Jim Carrey. He then went on to feature as one of the DJ's in Richard Curtis' forthcoming film, ‘Pirate Radio’. He has since completed two lead roles in romantic comedies, ‘Coming and Going’ opposite Sasha Alexander (NCIS) and NZ Film ‘Lovebirds’ opposite Golden Globe winner Sally Hawkins.
Darby recently appeared on the CBS television show ‘How To Be A Gentleman’ with Kevin Dillon, Dave Foley, David Hornsby, and Mary Lynn Rajskub.
Darby has appeared in several comedic ad campaigns for Nike, Hewlett Packard and 2 Degrees Mobile.
Darby is never far from his standup roots. His standup has been described as a sensational blend of sound effects, characterizations and askew observations. His career has taken him from his homeland of New Zealand, to the U.K. and beyond. He has performed his unique brand of humour in places as far flung as Iceland to the Falkland Islands, and in festivals from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Montreal’s Just for Laughs. His first standup DVD, Rhys Darby: Imagine that! Was shot in Los Angeles in 2008. His second DVD, It’s Rhys Darby Night! Recorded in his home town of Auckland, New Zealand is due for release this Christmas.
Darby lives between Auckland, New Zealand and Los Angeles with his wife and two young sons.
You can follow Rhys' life www.twitter.com/rhysiedarby or on facebook.
Ian Edwards has appeared on Family Guy, Live at Gotham, and HBO's Bad Boys of Comedy. He can be seen weekly at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles.
Edwards was born in England and has lived in Jamaica, New York, and California. When he was 21, he stopped working the drive-thru at Burger King to try his hand at comedy. Since then, he's appeared on Def Comedy Jam (twice) and Show Time at the Apollo. He's written for Saturday Night Live, the Lyricist Lounge show on MTV, The Boondocks for the Cartoon Network, etc., and was currently a cast member of the fifth season of Punk'd on MTV.
Loud Village is taking over The Improv! Get ready for a big night of comedy madness as one of the hottest brands in town brings the laughs. This is a show where anything can happen: standup, sketch, characters, music, and more!
Loud Village is an upcoming comedy brand that has been taking over the LA alternative scene with their shows and parties. Some notable shows they are behind include Comedy Night at Best Fish Taco, Holy Fuck, Le Village, and SetList. They also specialize in large events like their Holiday Special at The Troubadour (sold out in December), 50 First Jokes, upcoming SXSW parties, and much more. If you've ever been to a Loud Village show, you know how much fun these are. Comedians that have been featured on their shows include Aziz Ansari, Patton Oswalt, Tim Heidecker, Adam Devine, Maria Bamford, Demetri Martin, BJ Novak, Hannibal Buress, Chelsea Peretti, Nick Kroll, Thomas Lennon, and many many more!