Carlos Alazraqui is the "World's 1,247TH Most Interesting Man" Currently Carlos is the breakout voice of El Chupacabra in the Disney Toons Film, "Planes." El Chu will also be appearing in the Planes sequel coming out July 2014.
Starting out as a stand up Comic and winning the San Francisco Comedy Competition in 1993 and then moving to Los Angeles to start his voice over career as the voice of Rocko, on Nickelodeon's "Rocko's Modern Life". Soon after he was Mr. Weed on Family Guy and then on to The Taco Bell Chihuahua. On camera Carlos is best known for his super accurate portrayal of law enforcement officer, James Garcia on Comedy Central's "Reno 911!". Since then Carlos has guested on CSI, Pushing Daisies, Big TIme Rush, Las Vegas, and appeared as Nestor in both "Happy Feet" and "Happy Feet 2."
Carlos is also in production for a cable network pitch with producer Tim Gibbons from Curb Your Enthusiasm. He is married and a father to a two year old daughter who calls him, "a good man".
ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian, writer, and actress living in Los Angeles, CA. With the recent release of her Netflix Special, ALI WONG: BABY COBRA, Ali became the first comedian to record a stand up special 7 months pregnant. Ali co-stars in the new ABC comedy, “American Housewife,” premiering this fall.
After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comics to Watch.” In 2011, Variety Magazine named her as one of the “10 Comics to Watch,” and Ali appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC.
Since then, Ali has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, and “Late Night With Seth Meyers”. She also appeared in Oliver Stone’s film, Savages and was a series regular on NBC’s “Are You There Chelsea”. In 2012, Ali hosted the Golden Globes Live Coverage on E! You can often catch her as a guest on Comedy Central’s @Midnight and on Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy Schumer.” She recently appeared in Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow’s hit film Trainwreck and is currently a writer on ABC’s “Fresh Off The Boat.”
Clip from Ali’s Netflix Special, “ALI WONG: BABY COBRA”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY9h-0x1Oao
Ali on Late Night with Seth Meyers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEhcDXTr45Q
Ali on John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/xrxffi/john-oliver-s-new-york-stand-up-show-dominated-in-bed
Hot off the heels of the release of his debut comedy album, Excessive Talking, Jason Downs is one of the fastest-rising stars on the comedy scene today. Upon its release, Excessive Talking was instantly selected by iTunes as a Featured Album for an astonishing 17 weeks in a row. A Rooftop Comedy Production,Excessive Talking immediately broke the top 10 on the iTunes charts and is currently in heavy rotation on Pandora Radio.
Critics cannot get enough of Downs' unique likability that allows him to confess his greatest flaws in an original, aggressive, and hilarious act that UnderTheGun.com describes as, “a high-energy torrent of hilarity from start to finish.” CourtingComedy.com says Downs is “one of the best salt of the earth, brick wall, universally funny comedians.” It is that good heart and bad mouth that gives Downs the ability to share his story of a know-it-all who knows nothing. Critics continue to shower Downs with praise as TheatreJones.com says, “Jason kicks his set off with a booming voice with plenty of sex and drugs, but then you realize he’s an exceptionally smart, well-read comic…you need to definitely keep an eye on.”
Jason Downs was featured on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, IFC, a winner of the Las Vegas Comedy Competition, performed at the San Francisco Sketchfest and is the face of multiple NFL ad campaigns, including a Super Bowl commercial. Although known for his stand up, Downs is an accomplished playwright as well, a winner of the Actors’ Theatre National Playwright Competition.
Andy Kindler is known in comedy circles as a troublemaker. Originally from New York, and now complaining from California, he annoys people all over the world.
Andy is a frequent guest and correspondent for The Late Show with David Letterman. Each summer at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal he delivers the State of the Industry address to a packed ballroom filled with comics and Hollywood industry types. He is infamous for his scathing attacks on the world of entertainment, including the previously taboo practice of making fun of his fellow comedians. Just as the comedy boom of the nineties was imploding, Andy wrote the “Hack’s Handbook” for National Lampoon. This “how-to” guide satirized and exposed tired comedy formulas.
Andy currently recurs on IFC’s Maron, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 and Fox’s hit animation, Bob’s Burgers. He was also a judge on the seventh season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing and starred in two half-hour Comedy Central Presents specials. Other noteworthy credits include the HBO Young Comedians Special, Late Night with Conan O’Brian, The Daily Show, Wizards of Waverly Place, Dr. Katz Professional Therapist, Home Movies and The Larry Sanders Show. Andy is often recognized for playing the life-affirming character “Andy” on the CBS sitcom, Everybody Loves Raymond.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, Cinton Jackson is the youngest of 3 and the only son. An imaginative child inclined to perform, Clinton stood empty handed at “Show & Tell”, told his jokes and officially claimed his identity as a stand-up comic at the age of 9.
After graduating from high school Clinton began to hone his craft in San Francisco’s thriving comedy scene, quickly moving up the ranks to become one of the youngest headliners around. He has appeared on many stand-up comedy television shows including his own half hour special on Comedy Central and most recently The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. When not headlining his own shows Clinton has been the opening act for such notable artist as Aretha Franklin, Donna Summer, Dennis Miller, Chris Rock, and Steven Wright. Clinton has also recorded and released two full length comedy CDs, both of which are regularly featured on satellite radio comedy channels.
Following an acclaimed showing at HBO’s prestigious Aspen Comedy Festival, Clinton was cast to co-star as affable science teacher “Mezz Crosby” on the WB’s “Nick Freno: Licenced Teacher”. Subsequent roles as teachers on shows such as the Disney Chanel’s “That’s So Raven” and Nickleodeon’s “Taina” further showcase Clinton’s trademark guy-next-door appeal with. Additional guest appearances on other sitcoms have shown that Clinton’s talents definitely reach beyond the stand-up stage.
Upon signing with the Commercials Unlimited agency Clinton began to work in television commercials. With what one casting director called “a natural ability to connect” Clinton was cast to star in numerous national commercials including Jeep, Subway, Circuit City, Old Navy, 21st Century, Nissian, and AC Delco.
Stand-up remains Clinton Jackson’s first love and greatest passion. In addition to comedy clubs he is very popular on the corporate event circuit, doing shows in which he often incorporates his keen ability to improvise with his audience. The San Francisco Chronicle says, “on stage Clinton Jackson moves as if he were in a boxing match delivering material that is not only hilarious to hear but brilliantly visual as well. He's good natured, clever, and engaging with a unique point of view, earning him the respect of his peers and giving him a broad cross-over appeal. “
Comic Mike Uryga Presents : "Bay Hilarea!..the best of SF"
A night of comedy featuring some of the hottest comics that currently, or have had at one time, called the S.F./ Bay Area home.
The San Francisco comedy circuit is known for it's no holds barred, nothing's taboo, check the politcal correctness at the door kind of humor that's produced some of the most popular comics in the business!
Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Jake Johannsen, Dana Gould, Carlos Alazraqui, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Al Madrigal,...the list is endless, have all spent some time honing their craft in the City so rich with Comedy History.
So, if you're a Bay Area person or just someone that has a place in your heart for the "city by the bay", this is the show for you !!