R/STANDUP with Theo Von, Steve Byrne, Cristela Alonzo, J. Chris Newberg & Dean Edwards
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
18 & over
Two items minimum
For the fans of podcasts, of secret shows, and of the back alleys of the internet, r/Standup is a live standup show starring the best comedians today's scene has to offer. This is where the outcasts become the cool kids and where unique is celebrated. r/Standup features the same comedians you'd see at a theater, but it's priced at just $10 so you can be a regular and never miss it. There's a pre-show bar mingle meetup for redditors, and most comics stay around after the show to hang. And every show features one awesome unannounced guest.
Join host Steve Byrne and band leader co-host Owen Benjamin on Friday and Saturday for Air Force Fun - the show to end all shows (and we only say that because it has such a late time slot)! They’ll welcome friends and fellow comics to wrap up the festival happenings with a show of improv and no-holds barred, free thought, all within a talk show format. Steve will also join Owen, Roy Wood Jr. and Ahmed Ahmed as the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour comes to Zanies on Thursday, May 15th.
Steve has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry's most respected, innovative and sought-after performers. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve 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, a half hour comedy on TBS, which is returning this summer for its third season. His third hour-long comedy special, Champion, will debut on Netflix in May 2014.
Theo Von is the host of TBS’s new hidden camera show “Deal With It” from Howie Mandel. He also currently hosts Yahoo!’s popular daily recap show “Primetime in No Time” - one of the most-watched shows on the web. Theo had the highest rated half hour special on Comedy Central last year. He is a contributing writer for Laughspin.com and the genius behind CrankTexts.com, a website where he texts random numbers and gets into conversations with total strangers. CrankTexts was a weekly featured column on CollegeHumor.com. and 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 10 most downloaded video podcasts on iTunes. He was also featured on G4’s “The Top 100 Video Games of All Time” and Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham.” In addition to headlining clubs across the country, Theo has performed internationally at The South African Comedy Festival and for the troops at Guantanamo Bay. He has also appeared at the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, the Chicago Just For Laughs Festival and Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival.