Brooks Wheelan is a cool dude. He was named one of Comedy Central's 10 comics to watch in 2013 and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live for the 2013-14 season. He's also done stand up on Conan and Comedy Central and has chilled pretty hard in a lot of different basements.
Named one of "10 comics to watch" by Variety, Ottawa-born comedian, host and actor Jon Dore is renowned for his offbeat humour and unique bait-and-switch style.
Dore is a favourite on the comedy club and festival circuit in Canada and the United States. He has hosted theJust for Laughs Festival Homegrown Comedy Competition on a number of occasions and has enjoyed sold-out runs at the Festival's Montreal and Toronto locations, at comedy festivals in Halifax, Vancouver, Portland and Washington, DC, and at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
From his humble beginnings as the co-host of the cable talk show Daytime Ottawa (Rogers Television) and the irreverent roving reporter on Canadian Idol (CTV), Dore recently starred in the critically acclaimed ABC-TV series How to Live with Your Parents (for the Rest of Your Life) opposite Sarah Chalke, Elizabeth Perkins and Brad Garrett.
Dore is the host of HBO Canada's Funny as Hell, a series showcasing bold and uncensored comedy from the fastest rising comedians at the Just For Laughs Festival, currently shooting its' fourth season.
He is the star of his own award-winning 'mockumentary' series, The Jon Dore Television Show, documenting his hilarious and outrageous debates on life's challenges and changes, from weight loss to gender. He also served as co-creator, co-producer and writer on the series, proving he is just as comfortable behind the camera. The series ran for a successful two seasons on IFC and The Comedy Network.
Dore starred in the stand-up specials Comedy Central Presents...Jon Dore and Comedy Now! (CTV/The Comedy Network); appeared on a number Comedy Central's specials including Live At Gotham, CC: Stand-Up: The Bonnaroo Experience and Mash Up; made guest-starring turns on How I Met Your Mother (CBS) and Scare Tactics (SyFy); and was the lead in the CBS pilot My Life As An Experiment.
A regular on late night talk shows, Dore has the honor of being the first stand-up to appear on Conan (TBS).
Dore's feature film credits include the indie drama Gus opposite Michelle Monaghan (Mission: Impossible III) and the comedy Stag, with Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eva Amurri (Californication), which picked up two awards - Best Ensemble and Excellence in Filmmaking - at the LA Comedy Film Festival.
TV Guide Canada called Dore one of the "rising stars of the future" and Toronto weekly NOW Magazinenamed him Best Male Stand-up. He is the recipient of four Canadian Comedy Awards including: Best Taped Live Performance (2010) for Just for Laughs; Best Performance by a Male in a Television Show (2009) for The Jon Dore Television Show; Best Writing on a Series (2008) for The Jon Dore Television Show; and Best Stand-up Newcomer (2006). He is also a two-time Gemini nominee (2008 & 2009) for Best Individual Performance in a Comedy Program or Series for The Jon Dore Television Show.
Matt Braunger was raised in Portland, Oregon. An actor since childhood, Matt studied theatre in New York and improvisation in Chicago under such luminaries as Susan Messing and Del Close.
Matt’s television credits include being a series regular on MADtv, as well as The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, United States of Tara, Pushing Daisies, Carpoolers, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Acceptable TV, and Live At Gotham. He is also a regular guest on the Chelsea Lately roundtable. In 2009, he was named to Variety’s Top 10 Comics to Watch and Comedy Central’s Hot 9 in ’09 list, his debut album Soak Up The Night was released by Comedy Central Records and named to the iTunes REWIND Top 20 Albums of 2009 In 2010, he recorded his half hour Comedy Central Presents special. Along with touring comedy clubs across the country he is also a regular at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles. Matt has also performed at a variety of prestigious comedy festivals including the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal 2007 & 2009, and Chicago in 2009, The TBS Comedy Festival Las Vegas 2007 & 2008, South By Southwest 2008 & 2009, and won the 2008 “Best Of The Fest” at the inaugural Rooftop Comedy Festival in Aspen
Vincent Oshana was born in Yonkers, NY. He began his comedy career in his family's living room, imitating cartoon characters and TV personalities. After high school, Vincent joined the United States Air Force and was promoted to Staff Sergeant, earning medals for his various achievements.
Following his tour of duty, Vincent returned to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and stand-up comedian. He attended the Groundling's Improvisation School, and also studied acting at the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio, Los Angeles, CA.
After living in his car for a time, Vincent landed a part on MTV's Yo Mamma, and was later discovered at an open mic night by Damon Wayan's niece. Wayans subsequently cast him on his sketch comedy series, The Underground, on Showtime.
Vincent has also appeared in various guest starring roles on network television and has also appeared on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam on HBO. A paid regular at the world famous Laugh Factory and Improv comedy club in Hollywood, Vincent tours across America, and the globe, with his stand-up comedy.
Born and raised on Long Island, Michael Quu(pronounced Q), started his comedy career in New York City. Michael honed his skills at clubs and open mics winning several local comedy contests before finally moving to Los Angeles where he quickly became a club favorite. Full of energy, Michael delivers huge laughs with quick paced stories about his personal life and quirky observations. He can be seen regularly Monday night's at The Comedy Store Main Room in Hollywood on the Comedy Madness show. Michael is also the creator of the highly reviewed, national touring Full Throttle Comedy Show.
Joe DeRosa started stand-up comedy by hitting the Wednesday night open mic at the Laff House in Philadelphia, PA. Within a year, he was a regular there and at all the major clubs in the surrounding area. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In addition, he's performed on national tours such as Dave Chappelle's "Block Party Tour" and the "Insomniac Tour" with Dave Attell. Joe continues to perform constantly, making television appearances and headlining clubs and colleges both in and out of the country. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
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