Why does Shaun Latham crack us up? Because he lays everything out on the table. Shaun isn’t afraid to go off the cuff and go into any and all members of the crowd and even takes a few jabs at himself! Don’t be offended by his “lazy eye” jokes, because he sure isn’t.
Shaun is what we like to call an empowering comic. He holds nothing back and doesn’t let any limitations get in his way. He’s also LMFAO hilarious, with great riffs on dating, partying, sports and video games, and plenty of other everyday life scenarios (basically all the stuff guys deem important).
With his first big screen appearance in an indy film “Im Not like that no more” along side Paul Rodriguez and Felipe Esparza in 2009, Shaun showed us there is more to his abilities than meets the eye.
Gabriel Iglesias is a huge fan of Shaun’s talents and gave him the “Fluffy” stamp of approval by bringing him on the road for 2 national tours.(Fluffyshop, Stand up Revolution) Where during the same time he made his Network television premiere on Season 1 of Comedy Central’s “Stand Up Revolution", and a recent appearance on season 3 which is slated to air just before summer 2014!
2013 was a good year for Shaun, as he was a featured headliner on NUVOtv’s “Stand up and Deliver” season 2, as well as an invited guest to the first ever Oslo (Norway) Comedy Festival in October!
This comedian always brings new material that’ll have you ROLLING. Shaun is definitely a talent worth keeping an eye on and will make for some great water cooler talk the morning after you see experience his show!
Gathering material from a wealth of life experiences, Jose takes audiences on the rollercoaster ride that’s been his life. Born in Cuba and deported because of his father’s political prisoner status, he came to the U.S. at a young age. Growing up with a hard working, and always quirky, Cuban family brought loads of funny moments everyday. From his mother’s ability to kill a chicken with her bare hands, to his Dad’s ability to hit on any woman, anytime, there was never a dull moment. What they did best was teach him to work hard for his dreams, and not forget how to laugh at life and himself. He made them proud when, after high school, he was accepted to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. He became an officer in the Air Force, is an accomplished aviator, and is a veteran having served in Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He’s been all over the world and has even been shot at in two countries. This and more he brings to the stage believing that, “if you can’t laugh at a hard time in your life, you ain’t over it yet.” His comedy career started out in New York and Philadelphia, getting on stage anytime he wasn’t serving. He performs all over the country now and is rapidly becoming an audience favorite for his ability to make deportation, and life threatening moments hysterical. He’s been featured in the Air Force Times, was selected for the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival in Los Angeles, and the Lucky 21 Contest at The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. In 2008 he won the Funniest Person In South Texas Comedy Competition and was a semi-finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. In 2009, he was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. Most nights you can find him on stage somewhere, but one week a month, its all dog tags and volleyball, down in Texas, teaching the next generation of top guns the basics.
Whether you’re laughing at him or with him, comedian and actor Rob DaRocha is sure to make you laugh your pants off, sometimes literally.
Rob was born in New Orleans, Los Angeles and was raised by a single mom. Contrary to popular belief and unfounded assumptions, he is NOT white. He is actually half El Salvadorian and half Brazilian, which makes for a lethal Latin combo and is often, a hit with the ladies.
Rob is bi-lingual which means that Spanish is his first language and English isn’t. He didn’t know a word of English until he got to the second grade and from watching countless hours of Saturday Morning Cartoons with Wile E. Coyote being one of his favorites. (If not your favorite cartoon, insert favorite cartoon)
Soon after, Rob graduated from Saturday-Morning-Cartoon-Watching to a full-fledged high school student at Notre Dame Private School. Shortly after, he went to San Francisco State University to study film. It was there that he learned that not only does he have the talent to make people laugh their butts off, but more importantly, He is doing EXACTLY what he loves!
While taking acting classes in the evening and auditioning during the day, he become a substitute teacher for 2 yrs and then taught Special Ed for 3 yrs.
Around this time is when he started doing stand-up. (Might want to take this out all together since you’re already talking about stand-up comedy)
He grew up watching Saturday Night Live and the stand-up comedy show Comic Strip Live. Although, his favorite comedic actor is Steve Martin, the following comedians have influenced Rob immensely: Brian Regan, Richard Jeni, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and George Lopez.
He began his stand-up comedy career in his hometown of Los Angeles and has emerged as a favorite at the Ice House in Pasadena, Laugh Factory both in Los Angeles and in Long Beach, and at the Improv in Los Angeles. He’s also performed in Orange County at various comedy clubs. He was selected to be part of the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival’s Diamonds in the Rough Show featuring top headliner comics such as Carlos Mencia and Johnny Sanchez.
Rob has a very strong stage presence and great comedic timing. He performs all over the Los Angeles and Orange Country area and currently has two national commercials running, so you may have seen him on TV. Recently he shot a sports pilot, Talking Trash, with Greg Wolf, a sports anchorman on Fox Sports West.
Jonny is a former fat kid from Pennsylvania. Now he's terrified by most things as an adult. He also has a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. He only watches Professional Wrestling & Paranormal shows. Shockingly, he is unmarried. Make friends with him on Twitter @JQuasto and enjoy www.JLoComedy.com
Born in New Orleans, Ocean moved to Los Angeles at any early age. Growing up in L.A. he was influenced by the raw talent of such comics as Eddie Murphy and Richard Pryor. Ocean went back to Louisiana to study theatre at Xavier University. He later returned to L.A., where he currently resides, to pursue a career in comedy and acting. Ocean is currently working nightly in the stand-up circuit, in addition to working on an untitled independent film, the Comedy Playground pilot, and a series of commercials for Match.com.
Jerry Rocha is one of the hottest comics on the scene, constantly on tour and leaving a trail of busted guts and broken hearts in his wake. Well okay not really, but he has been a featured performer on SiTV, The Latino Laugh Festival, and was the subject of a half-hour documentary on the Travel Channel. He has spent the past few years working at comedy clubs all over the country, and is currently planning a move back to L.A.. If Jerry is still telling you this in a year, that means he’s a liar, and it’s back to living with his Mom. His routine is all over the map, able to make light of any subject, making people laugh at things they normally wouldn’t, and also making them laugh at the easiest target…himself.
Let’s take you back to the heart of Dallas, Texas where it all began with a four year-old boy, and a dream (and an Uncle’s finger that was far too close to be considered legal). A dream that centered around the only joy that boy had, making the people he loved laugh. Of course like all dreams that live in the heart, taking those first steps were always the toughest, and like any are you still reading this shit? What the fuck is wrong with you? You can’t be that ugly and alone to give that much of a fuck about those first few sentences that you had to keep on reading. I really hope that you didn’t lock a crying child in a closet so that you could pay better attention to this meaningless full-of-myself horseshit. If you are here, know that I love you, and that is all that matters…all that will ever matter. I hope to see you when I am in a town within a reasonable drive from where you live, and when that happens, feel free to lock that annoying fuck anywhere you want.
Ralph Harris is one of today’s hottest comedic and acting talents! He made his feature film debut in "Dreamgirls," a film that has struck gold (of the Golden Globe variety). Ralph’s jump to the big screen comes after years of successful television work, including appearances on "Seinfeld," "Parenthood," "Nick Freno," "Living Single" and "In Living Color." No stranger to late night, Ralph has been featured on "The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno" and "Late Night with Conan O’Brien." However Ralph is probably best known for his starring role in the ABC-TV sitcom “On Our Own,” which aired during the immensely popular TGIF block on Friday nights, and which currently airs in syndication on TV One. You can also catch Ralph on TV in airings of his two previously recorded Cable TV specials – "Comedy Central Presents" and the "HBO Half-Hour Comedy Special." When he’s not filming, Ralph continues to tour the country and perform to sold-out audiences as a stand-up comedian, his first career and love.
Assad is writing this in third person so it sounds official and he can fool you into thinking he is way more important than he really is. If you’re reading this for any serious reason you should know right off the bat that you’re wasting your time. If you’ve reached this line in the bio, there is seriously something wrong with you because who really cares about Assad Motavasseli besides Assad Motavasseli?
Assad is a writer, producer, comedian but before all… a model. He is a California boy that was raised by a pack of wolves, and by wolves I mean hairy Persian parents. It wasn’t easy growing up as the only Middle Eastern kid in town. The other kids would eat PBJ’s while he was always stuck with smelly curry. It made his face look like this :( but he soon became the class clown because at an early age, he was trying to get laid.
Now in his mid 20’s Assad is one of the fastest growing comics in the world, but he still hasn’t gotten laid from his jokes, so he might quit soon.
I told you I have no idea why you're reading this...
A native of Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo, has been described as one of funniest young comics to look out for.
His high-energy performance is a fusion of characters, storytelling, and physical comedy that paint a picture from within the world he grew up. Jesus’s work ethic has earned him spots opening for the likes of: Steve Trevino, Pauly Shore, Steve Byrne, and Russell Peters.
Jesus recently landed a reoccurring role as “Javier” on the new TBS sitcom titled “Sullivan & Son”, Staring Steve Byrne and produced by Vince Vaughn/ Peter Billingsley-- Currently on It's 2nd Season !
Born and raise in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jeremy began his interest in Stand-Up Comedy at the age of 8. Not really the class clown, he was more into evaluating ironic situations and pointing out inconsistencies in everyday life. This train of thought lead him to pursue a career in comedy as it was an appropriate medium to express such ideas.
Jeremy moved to Hollywood, California in 2010 to further his career beyond the midwest comedy circuit. Since then he has also established himself in the New York and Las Vegas comedy scenes. He performs at various comedy clubs and colleges throughout the country. He regularly can be seen at various Improvs and Funnybones all over the country as well as major Los Angeles clubs (Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, Flappers, etc...)
His style has been described as smart, sarcastic, witty and very specific. He has recently appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN)
Hofstetter's national TV debut came on ESPN's Quite Frankly, where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS' "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson," Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood," VH1's "Countdown," Sundance's "On the Road in America," and ABC's "Barbara Walter's Special," where he thankfully did not cry. Having appeared on networks from Boston to Miami to Denver, his local television appearances are too numerous to count, especially if you're using your fingers.
One of the top booked acts on the college circuit, the 29-year-old humorist also just released his third album and his third book. The book is titled "National Lampoon's Balls!" Thankfully, It's a sports book. Hofstetter has written humor columns for the New York Times, SportsIllustrated.com, and NHL.com, where he publicly admitted to being a Ranger fan.
After hosting Four Quotas on Sirius Satellite Radio for two seasons, Hofstetter moved to broadcast radio, and his Sports Minute (Or So) is currently syndicated on over 150 stations and in over 30 newspapers. Hofstetter's first live comedy album ("Cure For the Cable Guy") reached #20 on Billboard's comedy charts. His second album ("Dark Side of the Room") is the first ever pay-what-you-want" comedy album, since people were going to steal it anyway.
Hofstetter's brutal tour schedule consists of over 100 colleges and dozens of clubs every year, and is fueled by an immense online popularity, tons of press, and a Prius with great gas mileage. He reached 200,000 friends on Facebook and 400,000 more on MySpace, and high shelves in grocery stores.
Hofstetter was named one of Two Drink Minimum magazine's Best New Faces of 2004, which confuses him since he definitely had a face in 2003. And while Hofstetter's live shows are routinely sold out, he is best known for his writing, first published at age 15 (when he also had a face). At 18, he co-founded "Sports Jerk of the Week," an irreverent website featured by press like USA Today's Baseball Weekly, Sports Illustrated and CNN. And at 20, Hofstetter took a year off of school to head up web content for the New York Yankees. The Yankees won the World Series that year, which would have been wonderful if they hadn't beaten Hofstetter's Mets. He did not have a face that night.
While an undergraduate at Columbia University, Hofstetter was a well-read columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and a voice of the Lions. After a summer writing for Maxim, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated for Kids, Hofstetter turned his column into two books. The column gained popularity with syndication in several newspapers and websites, including collegehumor.com.
9:30PM NUVOtv's Stand up and Deliver returns for an all new season with some of the hottest and most hilarious comics on the scene today. Be a part of the fun and join us in the audience, as NUVOtv films its new season of Stand Up and Deliver at the Hollywood Improv!
For more information go to MyNUVOtv.com (http://mynuvotv.com/show/about?name=standupanddeliver&season=1)
Hosts: JOSE SARDUY
Co-host of NUVOtv’s comedy showcase Stand Up and Deliver, Jose Sarduy is flying high when it comes to comedy. Rapidly becoming an audience favorite, stand-up comedian Sarduy mines his past for comedy gold. Whether this Cuban born comic takes on life with the fam (yes – his mother is able to kill a chicken with her bare hands)— or being an American Air Force veteran, it’s all fair game for his stand-up. Believing that “if you can’t laugh at a hard time in your life, you ain’t over it yet,” comedy fans across the country find the humor and hilarity in the life experiences Sarduy brings to the stage. JULISSA BERMUDEZ
As one of the brightest stars on the rise and host to some of television’s most iconic music and pop culture series, you may already know Julissa Bermudez. Currently the co-host of NUVOtv’s comedy showcase Stand Up and Deliver, she was seen most recently on Style Network’s docu-series Empire Girls: Julissa & Adrienne. In 2005, Bermudez broke boundaries as the first Latina host on two of BET’s hit shows, 106 & Park and The Center. And though this Dominicana’s natural beauty may have opened some doors, it’s her sincere ability to connect with people that has cemented her status as the next “It Girl.”