“One of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today. Like an idealistic hippy stuck inside the body of a testosterone-pumped US marine. He’s been likened to late great US comedians such as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, but although he exhibits a similar brand of furious indignation, his observations and revelations are entirely his own. His angry, insightful act is an absorbing battle between his raw libertarian instincts and his refined liberal sensibilities.”
--William Cook, The Guardian
A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. His third hour comedy special “Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle” was released in December 2012 via his website. Rogan previously starred in two hour long specials, “Talking Monkeys in Space” (2009) now available on CD & DVD and “Joe Rogan Live” (2007) now available on DVD, and released the CD’s “Shiny Happy Jihad” (2007) and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday” (2000).
Rogan is host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a twice-weekly long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Fans can watch the podcast on Ustream and the podcast can also be heard on Sirius XM’s “The Virus” channel on Saturdays at Noon ET and Sundays at 5:00 AM and 6:00 PM ET.
Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View, Spike Television and now on FOX. Rogan’s passion for MMA began with martial arts practice at the age of 13. Within two years, the Boston native earned a black belt and soon became the
Film credits include Zookeeper and Here Comes The Boom. Rogan hosted the show Joe Rogan Questions Everything for the SyFy channel in 2013. Previously he hosted the high stakes game show “Fear Factor,” on NBC in 2011/12 and previously for six seasons on the network from 2001-2006. Prior to “Fear Factor”, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series “NewsRadio.”
Rogan resides in Los Angeles and regularly performs stand-up locally and internationally.
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.
Mark Serritella can be seen on Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central (Season 2 / The Seance Episode) and AXS Gotham Comedy Live! He has three live 45 minute CDs regularly played on SIRIUS Radio and has been on 6 tours for the US Troops in 18 countries across the globe.
Billy Bonnell, is a native of Texas. He started performing Stand Up in San Diego while in the Navy and quickly won San Diego's Funniest Person Contest in 2010 and then again in 2012. As a house regular at the La Jolla Comedy Store, American Comedy Co. and Mad House Comedy club, he has been the go to feature for some of comedies biggest names including, Jim Norton, Anthony Jeselnik, Adam Devine, Jeff Garlin, Jamie Kennedy, Doug Benson, David Allan Grear, Joe Rogan and Brody Stevens.
After nearly 10 years in the Navy, he decided to move to Los Angeles to peruse comedy full time. Since his arrival he has been a featured act on Season 2 of Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central and a guest on The Doug Loves Movies podcast with Doug Benson, The Deathsquad Podcast with Brian Redban and Joe Rogan and Put Your Hands Together with Cameron Esposito at the UCB theater. He was quickly named a Fresh Face to watch by The Laugh Factory and his comedy clips have been seen over 300,000 times by Youtube audiences. Also, he is the co-founding member of The Tunguska Yacht Club, an online sketch group that has over 2 million views on Youtube and Funny or Die where he is a featured contributor. He's is an electric performer who combines cerebral one-liners, with an uncanny storytelling ability for a unique experience that have left audiences of clubs and colleges throughout the United States wondering, "How did he think of that?"
Chris D’Elia is quickly becoming one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world, with Variety naming him one of their “Top 10 Comics to Watch.” D’Elia currently can be seen starring as Danny on NBC’s comedy series Undateable, which was recently picked up for a second season. He also recently completed his first multi-city, cross-country standup tour, “Under No Influence.” He previously starred opposite Whitney Cummings on NBC’s multi-camera comedy series Whitney.
D’Elia quickly became a regular at the Hollywood Comedy Clubs where he performs multiple times a week. In December 2013, he released his one-hour standup special for Comedy Central, White Male. Black Comic. He has also appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and on Comedy Central Presents.
D’Elia’s other credits include Comedy Central’s Workaholics, TBS’ Glory Daze and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy.
Born in the Philippines, Bryan Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his B.A. in History at the American University in Washington D.C.
Callen has spent the last 17 years in Los Angeles fighting traffic because that's where he seems to find the most work (Callen is also writing this but making it seem like someone ELSE is writing this by referring to himself in the 3rd person). Callen got his start as an original cast member of MAD TV. He then went on to play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, "Old School" "Bad Santa", "Sex and the City", “Entourage,” "Californication", “7th Heaven,” “King of Queens,” “Stacked,” “Las Vegas,” “West Wing,” “News Radio,” “Significant Others,” “CSI,” “NYPD Blue,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “Frasier.” He recently finished a two-season character arc on USA’s “In Plain Sight.”
Callen is not a famous actor but sometimes people look at him and scream "Bilson," since that's the character he played on several episodes of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.” His most recent TV role was Captain Frank Dashell, leader of the Undead Task Force, in the short-lived but critically acclaimed MTV comedy, "Death Valley." He has been recognized for that role exactly 4 times but who cares since he's been recognized over one million times (I'm guessing) as EDDIE, the Middle Eastern owner of a wedding chapel in a little movie called THE HANGOVER. Not to mention his role as Samir, in HANGOVER II where he played basically the same exact character only Samir had thick, curly, hair and darker skin which is actually a good look on Callen considering his Irish/Italian heritage has left him with a ruddy complexion and thinning, mouse-brown hair.
His most recent roles on the big screen were in the Lion's Gate drama WARRIOR and the 2014 feature film RIDE ALONG starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube.
Between acting gigs Callen spends his time power lifting, taming lions, vanquishing evil and making people laugh as a stand up comic. That's why he can currently be seen on SHOWTIME performing a stand up comedy special called MAN CLASS.
Eljaye is one of the fastest rising comedians in America. His comedy career started at a very young age. Being class clown was both a blessing and a curse. Classmates loved him. Teachers, not so much. Thankfully, good grades kept him out of any real trouble. As an adult, to hone his comedy skills, he enrolled at the world famous Second City in his hometown of Chicago. After mastering the art of Improv in only 4 short weeks (note: mastering = tired of paying for classes) , he decided to try stand up comedy upon the urging (urging = dared) of a good friend. Call it a "calling" or just a need to be the center of attention, but after his first 3 minutes of stand up, not only was the audience hooked, but so was he. Now, he's a regular fixture at all the major clubs across the USA, not to mention every bowling alley, bar and coffee shop from here to Rancho Cucamonga.
From the moment he steps on stage, he commands the audience's full and undivided attention. Built like a brick "you know what" house, he looks like he belongs more in an MMA ring than on a comedy stage. With the grace and precision of a dancer, every move is poetry in motion. This, combined with his razor sharp wit and rapid-fire delivery, it's no wonder why he is known as the 'Raging Bull' of comedy.
Eljaye takes today's buzz words/trends and gives them his own original comedic twist and makes audiences laugh at skewed current perceptions can be, while bringing out their commonalities at the same time. Whether he's deconstructing racial and social stereotypes or acting like a kid (despite his size), Eljaye's comedy always makes you think about your own views without being offensive. Say what you want, or feel how you want to feel, but NEVER under any circumstance forget Eljaye’s number one rule. “Don’t Judge Me!!!”
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