Steve's Comedy Central Presents Half Hour Special premiered in 2006 and was voted the seventeenth most popular Comedy Central Presents by fans as part of the Standup Showdown on comedycentral.com. He also was the winner of the MySpace Standup Or Sitdown competition on TBS. He has had small parts in several films: The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, starring Jeremy Piven and was produced by Will Ferrell; Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon; and Couples Retreat, starring Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. On July 16, he appeared on Conan. He has become a regular on "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno recently and has done it 9 times. He's filming his third hour special Feb. 8th in New York City in 2014.
Byrne created with Rob Long and is starring in the comedy Sullivan & Son on TBS that premiered in the summer of 2012. After a very successful summer run with Season One, TBS gave the go ahead for a second season that aired in summer of 2013. The show proved to be a hit with an average of 2.4 million viewers per episode and is being brought back for a third season with 13 episodes slated for summer of 2014. Byrne will once again hit the road with the other comedians and co-stars of the show Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed and Roy Wood Jr. in support of Sullivan & Son that same summer.
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.
Cristela Alonzo is a comedian originally from the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas and currently lives in Los Angeles, CA. Cristela has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “Gabriel Iglesias’ Presents Stand Up Revolution.” She was also a featured comedian on Showtime Network’s “Legally Brown.”
Cristela has also written for Comedy Central and has won numerous awards for her short films, including Best Film at the Boston Comedy Festival and recently made her acting debut on FX’s “Sons of Anarchy.”
In 2012, Cristela was the most requested performer at the National Association of Campus Activities where she was booked to perform at over 100 colleges and universities across the country, bringing the total number of colleges at over 200 that she’s performed at in the past three years.
Cristela most recently received a development deal from 20th Century Fox to develop her own half-hour sit-com based on her life.
Cristela is currently on tour across the country. For more information, go to cristelaalonzo.com.
With a dynamic energy and an almost tangible onstage presence, Dean Edwards remains one of the comedy
worlds most in demand performers across the globe. Armed with a razor sharp wit, an arsenal of characters
and spot on impressions, it’s no wonder that he’s become such a favorite, garnering media attention as well
as a legion of fans.
As one of the stars of MTV2’s hit show, GUY CODE, Dean has helped the show become the networks
most successful show in its history. He also just completed hosting TV One’s clip show, VIDIOTS and
serves as a correspondent on BET’s new program, DON’T SLEEP, hosted by TJ Holmes.
A talented Actor/Comedian, Dean Edwards has been making his mark in comedy following two successful
seasons as a cast member on “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE With such memorable impressions as Don
Cheadle, Michael Jackson and Denzel Washington, as well as such original characters as "Man in Elevator"
and "Cop#2", Dean always pushed himself to the limits of creativity and exhaustion. Always the multi-
tasker, Dean found the momentum to juggle his SNL career, his numerous standup appearances and
multiple television appearances.
Born in the Bronx and raised throughout New York, Dean's travels made it easy for him to communicate
with all walks of life. After dividing his college career between classes and a 6-year term in the U.S. Army
Reserves, Dean ultimately made the choice to devote his career to comedy. Although his fellow soldiers
loved his impressions of their drill sergeant, Dean spent many an afternoon doing push-ups to pay for his
comedic talent. That talent paid off and Dean found his career after participating in a college talent show.
Armed with a degree in communications, Dean became an in-demand comic, and landed his first big
break on Russell Simmons' “DEF COMEDY JAM.” Though the show is renown for it's blue humor, Dean
found a way to break the traditional mold with his mainstream appeal. Subsequently, he was a featured
comedian on “SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO” a few years later. Dean followed his TV appearances by
starring in numerous television commercials, and also worked with Spike Lee on the hit feature film “THE
ORIGINAL KINGS OF COMEDY”.
Edwards has since earned a reputation as a headlining favorite at comedy clubs and colleges across the
country. An international sensation, Dean has attended Montreal’s Just For Laughs Comedy Festival twice
and was chosen to perform at the Jozi, Cape Town and Durban Comedy Festival’s in Johannesburg, Cape
Town, and Durban South Africa, as well as Saudi Arabia in late, 2009. More recently, Dean completed a
tour of the Middle East, performing in front of more than 10,000 comedy fans: beginning in Cairo, Egypt
and ending in Kuwait.
Dean has made several late night appearances, including “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Last
Call with Carson Daly.” He is also a favorite and frequent guest on Byron Allen’s “Comic Unleashed,” and
is frequently providing comedic commentary on various VH1 highlight shows. Director Malcolm Lee also
chose Dean to finish Bernie Mac's voice/ADR work on "Soul Men" after the comedian’s untimely death.
He spent 2 years workshopping and creating the character of Donkey, leading up to Dreamworks’
SHREK THE MUSICAL on Broadway. Jeffrey Katzenberg was so impressed by Dean’s vocal talents
that he invited Dean to step into Eddie Murphy’s shoes to reprise the role of Donkey in Dreamworks’
new Halloween classic, “SCARED SHREKLESS”. Some of his feature credits include “SPIDERMAN
3”, “TONY –N- TINA’S WEDDING” and “UNIVERSAL REMOTE”. Dean’s first comedy CD, “REAL
TALK WITH FAKE PEOPLE, Volume 1” debuted at the top of Itunes comedy charts in 2009. As he
continues to ascend in the ranks of entertainment, Dean next plans to record a one hour comedy special in
the near future.
J Chris Newberg is funny. Ask him. He will disagree, but in a way that is probably humorous. He has performed on America’s Got Talent, but lost to dancers that sparkle. He has also been on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live & Comedy Central. He has toured nationally in arenas with Dane Cook, Internationally in Stadiums with Russell Peters and written songs for American Idol. He is in fact the funniest person that you have never heard of. Yet. Cedric The Entertainer agrees saying, “He has got an odd sense of humor and he is unique in his point of view. His quirkiness and his own kind of demeanor are things that can go a long way in this business. Talented folks will see it, and the industry will see it.” J Chris Newberg also writes jokes, a lot of them. Some of your favorite comedians have used his jokes on SNL, Late Night With David Letterman, Chelsea Lately and The Conan O’Brien show. J Chris Newberg recently finished being lead writer on Idiotest for GSN and is currently writing at E! He doesn’t ask you to think. He’ll do that for you. Just watch and listen and then tweet your friends and pretend you wrote it. TheChrisArmy.com @thechrisarm
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