From filling sold–out clubs across the nation, to appearing weekly as a regular on Chelsea Lately, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings at a Las Vegas coffee house. His infectious, explosive energy onstage, insightful jokes, and family–inspired humor crosses all boundaries. In 2007, Variety magazine named Jo Koy one of the “10 Comics to Watch!” Raised in Tacoma, Washington, Jo credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. Encouraged by his mom, Jo participated in school talent shows and presented impromptu performances for his family and friends. This loving support led to the Las Vegas coffee house, and inspired a move to Los Angeles. In 2005, Jo hit the “opportunity of a lifetime” with a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He became one of a select few ever to receive a standing ovation. Since then, he has appeared several times throughout the years. A single father, Jo Koy was inspired by his son and began working on his first Comedy Central special “Don’t Make Him Angry,” which aired in January 2009. His much–anticipated second Comedy Central special “Lights Out” aired in October 2012, and is now available on DVD. Jo has appeared on various VH1 I Love series, as well as The Joy Behar Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, and Jamie Foxx: Laffapalooza. He is a regular headlining comedian at the world famous Improv, tours the college circuit nationwide, and performs in comedy clubs both in the U.S., and internationally. A firm believer in service and giving back to the community, Jo is currently working with The Lupus Foundation bringing awareness to this cause. Jo resides in Los Angeles, California. - See more at: http://jokoy.com/bio/#sthash.Qlbvee3F.dpuf
Riki Lindhome was born in Coudersport, PA but grew up primarily in Portville, NY. Her first break came when Tim Robbins cast her in his hit play, Embedded, which played at the Public Theater in NYC, Riverside Studios in London and The Actor’s Gang Theater in LA. Shortly after, Clint Eastwood cast her in her first film role, as Mardell Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby. Since then, she has appeared in several films and TV shows including The Last House on the Left, Changeling, My Best Friend’s Girl, The Big Bang Theory and Pushing Daisies. She also wrote and directed two short films, Life is Short and Imaginary Larry. Kate Micucci was born in New Jersey and spent most of her school years in Pennsylvania. As a kid she focused on playing outside in the woods and playing classical piano. In college she majored in art, focusing on painting and making puppets. She received an A.A. in Fine Arts from Keystone College. After a small stint watering banana and pineapple plants in Hawaii, Kate decided to go to Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where she made more puppets and received a B.A. in Studio Art. Kate has appeared in Scrubs, Rules of Engagement, Cory in the House and the upcoming When in Rome.
Michael Yo is an actor, TV Host, Hollywood expert and stand-up comedian. Best known for his work on E!'s Chelsea Lately, this self-proclaimed "Half-Black Brother with a Korean Mother," has appeared on The Daily 10, E! News, Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami and his own show, Yo on E! Michael has been a correspondent on Showbiz Tonight, Today, EXTRA and currently can be seen on CBS's The Insider as well as a regular guest on The Talk.
You can also see Michael on Yahoo's The Yo Show on Yahoo, a show that highlighted Michael's unique personality and humorous take on celebrities and pop culture. You can catch Michael on the silver screen in Losing Control, Cookout 2 and Sofia Coppola's Bling Ring. Michael has appeared at numerous comedy clubs across the country including: Improv's, Stand-Up Live, Palms Hotel, Laugh Factory, Comedy Store, and Comedy Juice among others. His Hot Mess Tour also performs at colleges throughout the country.
Ben Gleib is a standup comedian, actor, and TV host, best known as a round table regular on the hit show “CHELSEA LATELY” on E! appearing on the show over 85 times.
He is the voice of Marshall the Sloth in 20th Century Fox’s “ICE AGE – CONTINENTAL DRIFT” which is now the #1 animated movie of all-time internationally, and is one of the stars of Kevin Smith’s new movie “JAY AND SILENT BOB’S SUPER GROOVY CARTOON MOVIE.”
ESQUIRE named him one of “Six comedians who could be comedy’s next big thing.”
He just worked for THE OSCARS, hosting The Academy’s first ever “Oscar Roadtrip,” which was featured on ABC’s “OSCARS PRE-SHOW.” Ben was also a guest star this season on the popular E! scripted series “AFTER LATELY” Gleib also makes appearances as a guest correspondent on CNN, sharing his comedic take on politics.
His weekly podcast, LAST WEEK ON EARTH WITH BEN GLEIB, on the Smodcast Network, debuted on iTunes as the #9 Comedy Podcast in the world, and was #1 on Stitcher for over 20 straight weeks. He was recently on tour performing to sold-out Arenas all over North America opening for Dane Cook. Gleib was one of the stars of the SyFy series “INSANE OR INSPIRED?” hosted “DOG PARK SUPERSTARS” and “GSN LIVE” for GSN, hosted the webseries “BEHIND ENEMY LINES” for Yahoo!, “IS IT MANLY?” for Egotastic, and the official “LIVE RED CARPET” for “The Grammys.” He also starred in the NBC primetime comedy series THE REAL WEDDING CRASHERS, recently hosted DOG PARK SUPERSTARS and GSN LIVE for GSN, and has appeared on “GOOD MORNING AMERICA,” “SPORTSCENTER,” “VH1′S BIG MORNING BUZZ LIVE,” “EXTRA,” “ACCESS HOLLYWOOD LIVE,” and THE GREENROOM with PAUL PROVENZA on SHOWTIME. He will also be voicing two characters in the popular Disney animated series “PHINEAS AND FERB,”
Gleib has performed his standup on THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, and on NBC on LAST CALL with CARSON DALY and LAST COMIC STANDING. He also makes frequent appearances talking politics on NPRnpr_logo%5B1%5D.png on PATT MORRISON’S COMEDY CONGRESS, for which they recently won a prestigious GOLDEN MIC Award.
When in Los Angeles, he can often be seen performing at the legendary Hollywood Improv ImprovLogo.jpg
No stranger to the internets, Gleib’s online videos have received a total of more than 15 MILLION VIEWS. In 2010 he did comedic news pieces for Myspace. This was the first time they have ever given anyone a talent deal, and his videos were reviewed as “The best thing Myspace has ever done.”
In 2006 he sold a pilot called THE GLEIB SHOW to FOX fox_tv_logo-med-small_1.jpg produced by Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels and NBC/Universal. Before that “The Gleib Show” ran for 3 seasons as the #1 show on the National Lampoon Network, airing to millions of college students across the country. And even before that, he did it for 4 years in college, at The University of California, San Diego, where his show was the subject of his Honors Thesis, and even became a class that students could take for 4 units. This helped several of his close friends graduate. He was asked to speak at his graduation, and filled it with lots of inappropriate jokes and a Bill Clinton impression.
An LA native, Gleib is a unique voice in comedy, known for a wide range of material, and quick improvisational skills. A versatile performer, he recently shot five other pilots, including a pilot for FOX called "Naked But Funny,” "WTF?” for GSN, a BET improv comedy show called “Get It In” on which he was the only white cast member, and “CQC” a comedic news show where he got to mess with with Barack Obama, Bill & Hillary Clinton, and ruined a John McCain press conference, getting kicked out by the secret service. Gleib can also can be seen in a supporting role in the feature film, “Bar Starz” a comedy with Charlie Murphy that can be seen on Netflix.
A workaholic, he has also hosted several pods for CURRENT TV, hosted a webseries called “COUCH CRASHERS” for Playboy’s non-adult division, wrote a monthly column for “Saturday Night Magazine,” and appeared as a guest on FOX REALITY CHANNEL’s REALITY REMIX , TV GUIDE CHANNEL’s REALITY CHAT, and No Good TV’s Up Close with Carrie Keegan(ngtv.com).
He used to write for Collegehumor.com – one of the most popular sites on the internet, and was the voice of Dirk Melvin on the animated series “THE MELVIN BROS.” on gopotato.tv (and youtube.) Gleib is consistently in the Top 10 on the syndicated radio show “Comedy Countdown” (also on XM,) and is a regular on SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO. In addition, he has written the RADIO MUSIC AWARDS for ABC ABC-logo.jpg, and hosted a pilot for E! called CASUAL FRIDAYS.
He has performed in the Vancouver Comedy Festival, the Laughing Matters Festival in the Netherlands, and was selected “Best of the Fest” at the Just For Laughs Chicago Comedy Festival. He has also performed with The Satiristas, alongside Janeane Garofalo, and Henry Rollins.
In 2006 he released his first comedy album, titled “NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES.” His second album is due out soon. As soon as he can decide on a title.
Random facts include… when he was still in college he pranked his way onto THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO, and a memorable episode of BLIND DATE, pretending he was an Israeli guy with no social skills, and had one of the most awkward dates ever. For his college talk show, Carmen Electra was his last guest, and Gleib was featured all over her E! True Hollywood Story.
He is proudest that he can probably eat more than you.
ComedyJuice is one of the top comedy brands in the world, producing hundreds of live comedy events and hours of online content every year as well as being an online entertainment destination. With partnerships with many of the other top comedy brands including CollegeHumor.com, Improv Comedy Clubs, Comedy.com, Comix Comedy Club, The Ice House Comedy Club, and National Lampoon, ComedyJuice content reaches a wide national audience of comedy fans through both live events and digital media.
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