Brent Morin, Connecticut raised but LA based, worked for the Tonight Show with Conan O'brien as well as continuing to work for the Conan show now on TBS. He spent night after night since Film School, crafting his skills as a stand up, eventually becoming a paid regular at every major club in Hollywood, including the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. Now at the age of 25, Brent can be seen frequently performing weekly on the best shows in LA, as well as Colleges and other comedy clubs around the Country.
Morgan started making a name for herself on the LA comedy scene while still a student at Loyola Marymount University. Shortly after she graduated, she appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Call w/ Carson Daly. While still in college, she wrote on the sketch pilot The Offensive Show created by BJ Porter and Scott Aukerman and after graduating was a staff writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Morgan was recently named one of Variety's Top Ten Comics to Watch and appeared in this year's Fresh Faces Showcase at The Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. Morgan just returned from touring in Europe and she can currently be seen in the movie "Sleeping Dogs Lie," directed by Bobcat Goldwait.
James Davis is hilarious and arguably one of L.A.’s hottest comedians. Born and raised in South Los Angeles, James was blessed with comedic inspiration from his friends and past classmates from Crossroads High School in Santa Monica. Still considered one of the fresh faces in Hollywood, James has appeared in Hell Date, Russell Simmons Presents Stand Up at The El Rey, Pit Boss and written for the last six BET Awards and last five BET Hip Hop Awards. He also was a writer for Season 2 of Hell Date and a consultant on The Tony Rock Project. When he’s not stealing the spotlight on stage, James also performs at colleges and universities across the nation. He has hosted rap/comedy concerts featuring Drake, Big Sean, J. Cole, and Ryan Leslie.
James is not only winning fans on stage and screen; he’s winning fans on the internet as well. His parody Baracka Flacka Flames – Head of the State was named #2 viral video of 2010 by AOL and has over 10 million views on the web. The popular spoof even landed James on Inside Edition and The New York Times. Since then, James has released numerous viral sketches on YouTube and become a regular on Will Ferrell’s Funny Or Die website where he gained notoriety for his Kobe Bryant Parodies. James recently has become a regular on the E! channel’s Chelsea Lately, has a re-occuring role on BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood, and will appear in the return of Nick Cannon’s Wildn Out and Lil Duval’s “Ain’t That America” on MTV 2 this summer.
Brett Riley is a farm boy from Kansas with the heart of a soul singer which makes for a life full of unusual and out of place stories. It has been said "Brett Riley isn't a fish out of water, he is his own portable bowl." Realizing he was born to entertain, Brett took a Scholarship to Oklahoma City University for Music Theatre. He quickly learned he was meant to perform, just not music theatre. After sneaking into comedy clubs with fake IDs and getting booked as the house emcee and winning Wichita King of Comedy 2004, it became very obvious that he needed to hit the road and take it to the next level. Brett didn't waste anytime proving himself in LA, six months after arriving he claimed the title The Funniest Comic in the City 2007, which led to his appearance on Judge Joe Brown to collect the prize money. After a car accident almost claimed his life in September 2008, determined not to be forgotten Brett quickly bounced back to claim the title of Roc Da Mic Comedy Competition Compton 2009. He can most recently be seen headlining which will also be playing on Hulu.com under CandorTV.
With the future looking bright and the clarity of a second chance Brett Riley is more than ready to keep audiences entertained for years to come!
Perry Kurtz is a Highly Interactive and Motivational Entertainer bringing laughter and music to people around the world, and of all ages.
Perry Kurtz started standup in Philly in 1974, & moved to San Francisco in 1979 when Comedy was peaking.
Three months later he got his first paying "gig" as the emcee at the Off Broadway Male Burlesque Club on Broadway. Three WEEKS later, at the request of screaming female patrons, he gave birth to his famous "Comic Strip Routine" parody.
In 1983, he left "Broadway" and hit the road, averaging 30 to 40 weeks a year headlining comedy clubs across North America. In 1989, he relocated to Los Angeles, when he became a paid regular at The Comedy Store in Hollywood and Dangerfields in New York City.
He has appeared on Let’s Make A Deal, America’s Funniest People, The Tonight Show, and America’s Got Talent. He currently resides in Hollywood, works full time as a Corporate & Senior Entertainer, Club Comedian, Humor Motivator and Instructor, and appears nightly in comedy clubs around the world.
Jamar Neighbors is a stand up comedian from Los Angeles, Ca. He's been doing stand up comedy for 8 years and improv for 9. He graduated from Pasadena City College with an AA degree. He then went to Cal State University Dominguez Hills where almost majored in theatre until he decided to call it quits and pursue stand up full time. Since then he's written for Adult Swim's Loiter Squad and few other presentation pilots. He's also appeared on Comedy Central's Tosh.O . With his unique, raw, and colorful perspective, Jamar continues to hone his stand up regularly in various clubs around the country. A club favorite!
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)
Practitioner of the Deadly Art of Comedy
Sam Tripoli views comedy as a calling rather a profession.
It’s a passion that he preaches to audiences at comedy clubs
across the country and on television.
In 2014, Tripoli’s 2nd album “Believe In Yourself” went to
#2 on iTunes in America and #1 in Canada!
His TV Credits include Showtime's "Live Nude”, "Russell
Peters' Comic Without Borders!”, E!’s “Love You, Mean it!
With Whitney Cummings,” CMT’s “The Josh Wolf Show,”
Comedy Centrals’ “Premium Blend” (receiving only one of
two standing ovations in the history of the show), a
frolicsome turn as a male escort for E! Entertainment’s
“Party @ the Palms,” “The Late Late Show on CBS”,
“Comics Unleashed”. He was also a
co-host of Spike TV’s hugely popular “Wide World of
Spike" and “Bellator MMA Digital!”
Tripoli has been heard on The Howard Stern show, The
Jason Ellis Show on Sirius Radio, and also regularly
appears on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Tripoli
hosts his own very popular radio show called "The Naughty
Show" on PlayboyRadio as well as his mega popular All
Things Comedy “Punch Drunk Sports” podcast with cohost
Ari Shaffir of Comedy Central.
Sam’s writing credits include The 2012 MTV Movie
Awards, Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers and Pamela
Anderson, The 2011 World MMA Awards and most
recently his Roast Of The Iron Sheik jokes were quoted in
Rolling Stone Magazine.
On stage he’s a force of nature, pacing the stage like a
cyclone of funny as he questions authority and the
conventions of our society one moment, then earnestly
expressing his affinity for bizarre the next. His comedy has
no limits – its whatever he’s thinking about, and that’s
usually what everyone else is thinking about, even though
sometimes we don’t like to admit to it.
“I like to think of myself as the little voice in everyone’s
head, except I have a microphone and I’m funnier,” Sam
Josh Filipowski: Comedian, Impresario and Profesor de ingles will crack you up with sex, drugs & math 'n science. Born in NYC, raised in Westchester, party schooled at UW-Madison, hosted his own radio show in Costa Rica, and now lives in LA.
Photos by Gijs van der Most, Chris Casaburi & Trina Nyx
Stand-up comedy sets followed by freestyle rap battles. Like 8 Mile...but way funnier!
All last year we've had amazing show after amazing show and for the 3 DAY WEEKEND of Jan 19th, we're bringing back all the winners of this season to compete in the ultimate Comedy Rap Battle Showdown! Last year's Season 1 Championship was a classic and this year will not disappoint! Guaranteed!
We've got a ridiculous lineup of comediemcees competing:
Morgan Murphy (2 Broke Girls, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
James Davis (BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood, Chelsea Lately)
Pete Giovine (Beacher's Madhouse Vegas)
Brett Riley (The Angry Klown, Moral Orel)
Reyna Amaya (Body High)
Joe Hanson (Joe Gets, Smash Cuts)
Perry Kurtz (America's Got Talent)
Hosted by BIRTHDAY BOYS Jamar Malachi Neighbors & Jeremy Scippio w/ Sam Tripoli, Christopher Fivestacks Burns & Josh Filipowski
January 19, 2014, 9:30pm The Hollywood Improv! $10 Cover, 18+/ID required. 2 item min.