If you are looking for someone who knows the meaning of the word "no" then keep looking because if you ask anyone who knows him, Maronzio Vance refuses to acknowledge the word even exists. Making people laugh for as long as he can remember, this witty, sarcastic, storytelling North Carolina-born comedian/actor (who also refuses to accept the fact that he comes from the South because his state starts with "North") once waited in a men's bathroom for two and a half hours for a chance to meet the Kings of Comedy.
If you haven't seen him in any local bathrooms, you may have seen him on The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Jamie Foxx’s Laffaplooza on Comedy Central, Wanda Sykes: Wanda Does It, Last Call with Carson Daly, writing for The Boondocks or Last Comic Standing. People can mistake his comedy and conversation as being sarcastic, but let him tell it: "When I started out I asked Steve Harvey the key to becoming a good comedian. He paused and told me how much his suit cost. I can only give what I'm given. See you in the restroom people."
I don't ask people without arms to point me in the right direction -Maronzio Vance
Hot off his memorable debut performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Lachlan Patterson has one of the most recognizable working comedians in the Stand Up world today.
With Festival invitations from Austin, Montreal, Aspen, Michigan, Vancouver and Nova Scotia there is no shortage of stage time for this brilliant young performer.
Tune in to Comedy Central and you can find Lachlan performing on the series Live at Gotham or on the Comedy Network where he filmed his uproarious half hour special.
Last year, Lachlan's rib-tickling Debut CD "Jokes To Make Love To" made Rooftop Comedy's "Best of 2010" list. Available on iTunes and Amazon.com "JTMLT" has become a favorite amongst Comedians and Fans alike.
"If Christopher Walken ever decided to go into stand-up comedy and was amazing at it, people would accuse him of stealing from Lachlan Patterson" Ed Placencia-ComedyReviews.wordpress.com.
Go to LachlanPatterson.com to see more information and find out where you can catch him next.
Grant Cotter is a stand-up comedian, writer and host from San Diego, CA.
A staple in the LA comedy scene, Grant is a three-time winner of The Laugh Factory's Fresh Faces competition. Earlier this year, he made his TV stand-up debut on BounceTV's Off the Chain and OC Weekly named him one of the Top 5 Comics to Watch. Grant is the only comedian to perform on the Vans Warped Tour and is known for his high energy, quick wit and rapid fire delivery. He currently hosts his own segment on AXStv and his stand-up can regularly be heard on LA's KLOS '5 O'clock Funnies'. Grant is on of the stars of MTV's new prank show 'Jerks With Cameras' which premieres in early 2014.
For a full tour schedule check out www.GrantCotter.com.
Nominated, six times for an American Comedy Award, Dom Irrera's stand-up material was honed in a multi-generational Italian household in South Philadelphia with his mother, sister, grandmother, uncles and cousins all under one very big roof. A great-grandmother even lived across the street. Together there were three floors and four generations of family.
His first big break was his performance on Rodney Dangerfield's "Nothing Goes Right" comedy specials for HBO. In 1989 Irrera's own HBO "One Night Stand" earned him his first CableACE award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special. In '95 he won a second CableACE for the Showtime stand-up series he hosted, "Full Frontal Comedy". That same year he received a second CableACE nomination in the writing category for his work on Comedy Central's animated series, "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist". He also starred in a solo stand-up special for HBO in '92 titled "Command Performance".
He has performed on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "The Late Show with David Letterman", "Late Night with Conan O'Brien", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart", "The View", and has made several appearances on "Oprah". Recent credits include an all-new stand-up special titled "Comedy Central Presents", which aired on the cable network this past summer.
As an avid sports fan, he hosted four seasons of Comedy Central's irreverent football show, "Offsides", where he conducted hilarious on-the-field interviews with football greats. He also hosted Comedy Central's "Behind the Scenes at the American Comedy Awards: specials in '98 and '99.
Irrera was a series regular on the '98 Fox comedy "Damon" starring Damon Wayans and his guest-star credits include "Seinfeld" (he played an annoying prop comic needling Jerry in the memorable episode), "Becker", "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "King of Queens". In addition, Dom voices the character Ernie, the demolitions expert, on Nickelodeon's "Hey Arnold".
His film work includes a featured role in Robert Townsend's "Hollywood Shuffle", a cameo in the Coen Bros. Film, "The Big Lebowski", "The Fourth Tenor", starring old pal Rodney Dangerfield, and he played himself in the Rodney Dangerfield / Dom De Luise film, "The Godson".
Dom has performed at Montreal's prestigious "Just For Laughs Festival" and the "Cat Laughs Festival" in Kilkenny, Ireland (he's made more appearances at both festivals than any other American comic). He also has performed at the "Melbourne Comedy Festival" in Australia, and at "Edinburgh Festival's" Assembly Hall. It was there that he received the "Herald Award" for artistic excellence.