Dane Jeffrey Cook, born March 18, 1972, is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden; and Isolated Incident. Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years[when?] and went double platinum. Cook performed an HBO special in the Fall of 2006, Vicious Circle, a straight-to-DVD special entitled Rough Around The Edges, which is included in the album of the same name, and he has made numerous television appearances. As an actor, Cook has appeared in 15 films since 1997, including Mystery Men and Waiting. He also starred in major movie roles including Employee of the Month and Good Luck Chuck. He also had supporting roles in the very dark Mr. Brooks (a departure from his standard comedic roles) and Dan in Real Life. Cook also starred in My Best Friend's Girl.
Vinny Fasline is a fast up in coming stand up comedian currently based in Los Angeles.
He started his comedy career in the Pittsburgh, which also gave its start to such legends as Billy Gardell, Dennis Miller, Steve Byrne, and Eddie Ifft.
After being diagnosed with a brain tumor and having surgery in 2000, Vinny found an outlet for his experiences through stand up. He then became the face for Gilda's Club in Pittsburgh, an organization started by Steve Martin for comedy legend Gilda Radner & husband Gene Wilder for people living with cancer, their families and friends. Vinny quickly became a regular at the Pittsburgh Improv, and soon there after, moved to Los Angeles. In 2013 he started the live stand up comedy show "Socially Awkward" that is now featured every month at the famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club and regularly sells out! The show not only features Vinny, but has also featured some of the biggest names in comedy such as: Bill Burr, Erik Griffin, Chris D'Elia, Anthony Jeselnik, and more. In addition to stand up, Vinny is also an up in coming actor that trained & studied at John Rosenfeld Studios in Los Angeles, as well as Steel City Improv, Donna Belajac Studios in Pittsburgh, and currently studying at UCB.
Socially Awkward has become one of the most popular shows in Hollywood! Every month the show features some of the biggest names in the industry. Some previous comedians have been David Spade, Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Steve Byrne, Neal Brennan, Chris D'Elia, Erik Griffin, Anthony Jeselnik, Chuck Martin, Brett Ernst, Taylor Williamson, Jerrod Carmichael, Brent Morin, Andrew Santino, Ian Edwards, Michael O'Connell, Tony Hinchcliffe, Gene Pompa, Jill Michele-Melean, Nikki Glaser, Christian Finnegan, and more. You never know what celebrity comedian may drop in!
This month is a SPECIAL CHARITY EVENT. All the proceeds will be donated to the Children's Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. In addition, all the comedians that will be on the show are cancer survivors or were affected in some way. It is extremely unlikely that you will see a lineup of cancer surviving comedians all in one night. Support the cause and the comedians as well.