In just a few short years, Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. With his high-energy, physical style of comedy, Byrne has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background has given him the base comedic material for his first television show, Sullivan & Son. Byrne released a one hour standup comedy special, CHAMPION, on Netflix which then became a live show on the road, Steve Byrne & the Cast of Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour, along with his castmates: Ahmed Ahmed, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr.
After winning TBS’ cutthroat competition, the Myspace Standup or Sitdown Comedy Challenge, Byrne was hurtled into a brilliant television and film career. As his popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents which was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Standup Showdown. His hilarious standup has been seen on NBC’s The Tonight Show, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’s The Late Late Show and BET’s Comic View. In 2008, Byrne’s first one-hour special, Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour, premiered on Comedy Central and further cemented his star status. Packing an impressively wide range of appeal, Byrne’s comedy soon landed him on the The History of the Joke on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel’s The Science of Laughter. He has since appeared on some of TV’s hottest shows including ABC’s The Middle, The Chapelle Show, G4’s The International Sexy Ladies Show, The Howard Stern Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Very Funny Show, The Byrne Identity on Comedy Central and was a series regular on NBC’s The Real Wedding Crashers.
A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world. He has been a featured comic at the Just for Laughs Festival (in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago), HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Las Vegas and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. He has been part of several national comedy tours including The Jameson Comedy Tour, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour, The Kims of Comedy, The Camel Cigarettes Sin City Tour, and his own national Myspace Comedy tour. Byrne even had the honor of opening for esteemed musical acts such as Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Modest Mouse, Puddle of Mudd, Spoon, Rev. Horton Heat and many more. As a big supporter of the US troops, Steve also headlined several USO tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan and Guam.
Byrne has appeared in the hit comedies The Dilemma, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Goods: The Don Ready Story. His 2006 documentary, 13 or Bust, chronicles the attempt to perform 13 comedy shows in Manhattan in one night.
Byrne’s lack of ego and outstanding work ethic has helped him become one of today’s most respected comedians.
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.
Josh was born in Baltimore, Md. Since moving to LA in 2008, he has been featured on Comedy Centrals "Workaholics" and Spike TV. In 2013 he was selected as a "New Face" at the Just For Laugh's Montreal Comedy Festival.
He is also the host of The Goddamn Comedy Jam. A monthly show at the Lyric Theater.
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.