As a polished stand-up, singer and all around charmer, Brent Morin can do it all.
After a memorable set at the "Just For Laughs" New Faces show, Brent’s quickly made a name for himself with appearances on Chelsea Lately, Conan, Adam Devine’s House Party and by inking his own development deal with 20th Century Fox to write and star in his own sitcom. This took a backseat when Brent landed the lead role in Bill Lawrence's NBC series Undateable. His decision panned out, as season two premiered to great ratings on March 17th.
Brent hosted the 2015 NACA Kick-Off Event. Last year he played the biggest comedy festival of all time, Funny or Die’s Oddball Festival. Brent currently tours colleges and clubs all across 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.
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)
Sam Tripoli views comedy as a calling rather a profession. It’s a passion that he’s been preaching to audiences at comedy clubs across the country and on television, including 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”, “Comic Unleashed” and as a co-host of Spike TV’s “Wide World of Spike,” a comedy-action cult classic. 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 expresses his affinity for the 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 says.
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.