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.
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.
The favorite son of Baltimore, Erik Myers has been killing audiences with his fast-paced, high-energy comedy for the last few years. It really has to be seen in person to be believed (this isn't Erik writing this paragraph, by the way)--these are the kinds of jokes you'll try to pass off as your own when talking to your co-workers the next day, you bastard. The concepts (partying, women, family, weighing about 115 pounds soaking wet) are familiar, but no one does them with Erik's style. Erik has been a regular on the 98 Rock morning show in Baltimore. He has won stand-up competitions at the DC Improv, the Baltimore Improv and the Tampa Improv.
A throwback to the days of rock-star comics, Bay-area bred Dean Delray is an enigmatic funny man who brings the party to the stage and pulls no punches with his rock n roll-infused comedy. With subject matter that draws from and mirrors his own crazy life in music and comedy, sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll are all dished up Delray style: raw and honest with a razor-sharp edge! Delray is a motorcycle riding, hard-driving comic who was once signed by 4 Non-Blondes' Linda Perry, toured internationally with The Wallflowers, and opened for Tom Petty, Lenny Kravitz, the Black Crowes, and many more during his time in music. A natural jester, Delray is now fully dedicated to comedy, delivering side-splitting laughter with verve and conviction. With roles in Quentin Tarantino's Hell Ride, Ice Cube's The Longshots, Noise Matters and I LIVE, Delray has quickly become one of the most exciting comics on the Hollywood scene. Delray was recently featured on Pete Holmes podcast YOU MADE IT WEIRD,Jay Mohr's Mohr Stories and Marc Marons WTF podcast & Marc's I.F.C.show Maron. Dean also his own successful podcast LET THERE BE TALK on the ALL THINGS COMEDY network.
In just a few short years, Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. With his high-energy, physical style of comedy, Byrne has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background has given him the base comedic material for his first television show, Sullivan & Son. Byrne released a one hour standup comedy special, CHAMPION, on Netflix which then became a live show on the road, Steve Byrne & the Cast of Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour, along with his castmates: Ahmed Ahmed, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr.
After winning TBS’ cutthroat competition, the Myspace Standup or Sitdown Comedy Challenge, Byrne was hurtled into a brilliant television and film career. As his popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents which was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Standup Showdown. His hilarious standup has been seen on NBC’s The Tonight Show, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’s The Late Late Show and BET’s Comic View. In 2008, Byrne’s first one-hour special, Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour, premiered on Comedy Central and further cemented his star status. Packing an impressively wide range of appeal, Byrne’s comedy soon landed him on the The History of the Joke on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel’s The Science of Laughter. He has since appeared on some of TV’s hottest shows including ABC’s The Middle, The Chapelle Show, G4’s The International Sexy Ladies Show, The Howard Stern Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Very Funny Show, The Byrne Identity on Comedy Central and was a series regular on NBC’s The Real Wedding Crashers.
A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world. He has been a featured comic at the Just for Laughs Festival (in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago), HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Las Vegas and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. He has been part of several national comedy tours including The Jameson Comedy Tour, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour, The Kims of Comedy, The Camel Cigarettes Sin City Tour, and his own national Myspace Comedy tour. Byrne even had the honor of opening for esteemed musical acts such as Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Modest Mouse, Puddle of Mudd, Spoon, Rev. Horton Heat and many more. As a big supporter of the US troops, Steve also headlined several USO tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan and Guam.
Byrne has appeared in the hit comedies The Dilemma, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Goods: The Don Ready Story. His 2006 documentary, 13 or Bust, chronicles the attempt to perform 13 comedy shows in Manhattan in one night.
Byrne’s lack of ego and outstanding work ethic has helped him become one of today’s most respected comedians.
When he's not catching a nap with his bulldog, Rickles, Sean can be found headlining clubs all over New York, including Caroline's, Gotham, Stand Up NY, and The Stand. He has appeared on MTV's "World of Jenks" and "The Late Show with David Letterman." Sean was a Comic Stand-Off finalist at the 2010 Magners Comedy Festival, performed at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival in 2011 and 2012, was a semi-finalist in the 2012 Boston Comedy Festival competition, and performed at Comedy Central's 2013 South Beach Comedy Festival. Sean was a Montreal Just for Laughs "New Face" in 2013. He co-hosts the podcast "My Dumb Friends" with fellow comedian Dan St. Germain and hosts a weekly show at Alligator Lounge in Brooklyn. Sean can be seen regularly on the TruTV series "World's Dumbest" and on the first season of "Adam Devine's House Party" on Comedy Central.
Matt Claybrooks has written for several television shows including: Everybody Hates Chris, The George Lopez Show, The Game and Reed Between the Lines and Instant Mom. Chris Rock listed him one of his favorite comics to watch in Stage Time Magazine.
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