Steve-O (a.k.a. Stephen Glover) has become a household name and it all started when he snatched a video camera from his father’s closet when he was fifteen years old. From there he started producing homemade skateboarding videos featuring dangerous stunts mixed with comical behavior. He was born in London and by the age of twelve, had lived in five countries and communicated fluently in three different languages. He holds citizenship in three countries - the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. After finishing high school in London, and completing a year at the University of Miami, Steve-O realized that college wasn’t for him. He enrolled in Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College to help further his goal of becoming a professional stuntman. After graduating Clown College, and determined to make it in Hollywood, he began to pitch his home videos to producers.
Eventually, Steve-O’s videos made it into the hands of Jeff Tremaine (Jackass Creator/Director/Producer) who was working with Johnny Knoxville to create a stunt based reality show. The rest is history. MTV aired the first season of JACKASS in 2000. In 2001, Steve-O launched his own “Steve-O Don’t Try This At Home Tour”, establishing himself as an accomplished stage performer, at venues throughout the U.S. and in a dozen countries. When the JACKASS TV series ended in 2002, the team moved on to JACKASS: THE MOVIE, released by Paramount in October of that year. Shortly thereafter, Steve-O and fellow JACKASS alum, Chris Pontius, were given a spin-off show entitled WILDBOYZ, which aired on MTV and MTV2 and lasted four seasons.
In 2006, Paramount released JACKASS: NUMBER 2 in theatres and Steve-O continued to thrill audiences with his outrageous stunts. In 2009 he competed on ABC’s hit show, DANCING WITH THE STARS, and lasted six weeks, despite an injury and having virtually no dancing ability whatsoever. In 2010, Steve-O returned for the Paramount franchise in JACKASS 3D which turned out to be a huge hit at the box office for the third installment with JACKASS 3.5 releasing shortly after on DVD. In the months leading up to the release of JACKASS 3D he immersed himself in standup comedy, which had been a part-time hobby during the previous four years.
Successful performances at prestigious comedy venues such as LA’s Laugh Factory and New York City’s Comedy Cellar led to his current tour performing standup, stunts and bar-tricks across North America, Australia and Europe, which he has dubbed “Steve-O’s Entirely Too Much Information Tour.” On June 7, 2011 Steve-O released his autobiography, Professional Idiot: A Memoir, with publisher Hyperion Books. In 2012, Steve-O hosted the game show called Killer Karaoke for truTV. The show challenged contestants to break out in song in the midst of extreme, hilarious and sometimes skin-crawling situations.
In 2013, Steve-O launched his YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/steveo) where he has garnered well over a million subscribers. He uses the site to regularly upload new original material – mixing his stunt work with his comedy bits. Steve-O has been clean and sober since March of 2008 and lives a healthy, vegan lifestyle in the Los Angeles area...but he still has no problem stapling his balls to his leg.
Born in the Philippines, Bryan Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his B.A. in History at the American University in Washington D.C.
Callen has spent the last 17 years in Los Angeles fighting traffic because that's where he seems to find the most work (Callen is also writing this but making it seem like someone ELSE is writing this by referring to himself in the 3rd person). Callen got his start as an original cast member of MAD TV. He then went on to play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, "Old School" "Bad Santa", "Sex and the City", “Entourage,” "Californication", “7th Heaven,” “King of Queens,” “Stacked,” “Las Vegas,” “West Wing,” “News Radio,” “Significant Others,” “CSI,” “NYPD Blue,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “Frasier.” He recently finished a two-season character arc on USA’s “In Plain Sight.”
Callen is not a famous actor but sometimes people look at him and scream "Bilson," since that's the character he played on several episodes of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.” His most recent TV role was Captain Frank Dashell, leader of the Undead Task Force, in the short-lived but critically acclaimed MTV comedy, "Death Valley." He has been recognized for that role exactly 4 times but who cares since he's been recognized over one million times (I'm guessing) as EDDIE, the Middle Eastern owner of a wedding chapel in a little movie called THE HANGOVER. Not to mention his role as Samir, in HANGOVER II where he played basically the same exact character only Samir had thick, curly, hair and darker skin which is actually a good look on Callen considering his Irish/Italian heritage has left him with a ruddy complexion and thinning, mouse-brown hair.
His most recent roles on the big screen were in the Lion's Gate drama WARRIOR and the 2014 feature film RIDE ALONG starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.
Between acting gigs Callen spends his time power lifting, taming lions, vanquishing evil and making people laugh as a stand up comic. That's why he can currently be seen on SHOWTIME performing a stand up comedy special called MAN CLASS.
ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comic’s to Watch.” In 2011, Variety Magazine named her as one of the “10 Comics to Watch” , and Ali appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC. Since then, Ali has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, the new season of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, Dave Attell’s “Comedy Underground”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, appeared in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”, hosted the Golden Globes live coverage on E! and starred as “Link Lark” in the ABC drama “Black Box” with Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly. You can catch her on Chris Hardwick’s late-night game show @Midnight, the new season of Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy.” She is also a writer on ABC’s new comedy “Fresh Off the Boat.”
Adam is a graduate of the USC Acting Conservatory. His junior year he studied abroad in London at the British American Drama Academy. Since 2007, Adam has spent time doing improv with the UCB theater in NYC and LA. His TV credits include ABC’s “According to Jim,” MTV’s “Human Giant”, Adult Swim’s “NTSF:SD:SUV” and CBS’s “Two Broke Girls”. He also just wrapped a supporting lead role in the upcoming Paul Feig directed feature “The Heat” starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, a guest star on Netflix’s reboot of “Arrested Development” and a guest star on Comedy Central’s hit comedy “Workaholics”.
Andrew Santino Andrew is currently a lead on ABC's new series MIXOLOGY, written and produced by the creators of THE HANGOVER. Andrew was recently named comedy central's top 10 comedians to watch and performed at the Montreal for the 2013 JUST FOR LAUGHS comedy festival. He also recently Guest Starred on Adult Swim's CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, on Netflix's ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, HBO's FAMILY TREE, and NBC's THE OFFICE. Andrew was also a Series Regular on the final season of PUNK'D for MTV.
KT Tatara’s logic-based comedy provides unique insight into timeless topics such as gender roles and race. He lives in Los Angeles where he is a regular performer at The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
In 2006, KT was featured as one of the top “New Faces of Comedy” at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada. Following his stellar performance there, KT has been invited back to the festival several times. At the 2008 JFL Festival in Toronto, he starred in the stand-up comedy special “The Colour Of Funny” on the CBC network.
As a comedian, KT has made television appearances on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Showtime’s "Live Nude Comedy,” and the nationally syndicated show, “Comics Unleashed.” As an actor, KT has co-starred on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother” and ABC Family’s “Greek."
For more info visit: www.kttatara.com -- youtube.com/user/kttatara -- facebook.com/kttatarafans -- Twitter and Instagram: @kttatara
Long Beach, CA native and stand-up comic Jason Collings toured the country and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy early on in his career. Opening for some of the greats turned him into a headliner and respectively, he is now headlining the country on his own bringing his observational and highly conversational trademark comedy to the masses. Proving to be a powerhouse in the field of entertainment, Collings owned the late night stage on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has showcased his comedic prowess on BET’s Comic View and on VH-1. He is also a frequent staple at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, the Improv comedy clubs, Laugh Factory, The Ice House in Pasadena, and at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.
What started as a mere hobby has turned into what is sure to be a life-long career for Jason Collings and if you have the chance to see him live, you are sure to become a fan of his brand of comedy that has crowds roaring with laughter from coast to coast.
JACK MICHELMAN, better known as "The Best Host on the West Coast", is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of THE BIG SHOW LA.
The multi-hyphenate is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business with a unique degree in Business of Cinematic Arts. In his sophomore year, he was selected as a finalist in the Laugh Factory's first ever "Laugh Bowl Comedy Competition" and performed stand up throughout college at The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and Hollywood Improv. During school he also performed improv with the ComedySportz College Team in Hollywood and with the USC troupe Second Nature. In his first two years on the team, Second Nature won back-to-back College Improv Tournament Western Regional titles and were invited to compete nationally in Chicago. He is the Co-founder, Executive Producer, and Host of SCOMEDY LIVE, Southern California's longrunning stand up comedy showcase based out of the University of Southern California. Earlier this year, he co-created the upcoming series "The Great American Comedy Tour" following the travels of six up-and-coming stand ups and produced a sold out comedy show at The Laugh Factory for the pilot's live taping. In 2013, his entertainment company JIMJAK Entertainment created "THE BIG SHOW LA", the 'BIGGEST' new comedy variety show in Los Angeles. Receiving critical and commericial acclaim, the BIG SHOW has been widely recognized as one of the best new shows in the city.Recently, he acted in a leading role for the upcoming web series "Business with Pleasure" and can be seen on ComedyCentral.com hosting a panel with the "Workaholics" cast in front of a sold-out Bovard Auditorium on USC's campus.
JIMJAK Entertainment presents THE BIG SHOW LA, the BIGGEST comedy show in Los Angeles. At THE BIG SHOW LA, "Size Does Matter", and that's why it's way more than just your average comedy show - it's a full entertainment experience. Featuring a bustling RED CARPET, booming LIVE MUSIC, and the BIGGEST NAMES IN COMEDY, The BIG Show LA is the event of the season, every single month.