Long Beach, CA native and stand-up comic Jason Collings toured the country and shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy early on in his career. Opening for some of the greats turned him into a headliner and respectively, he is now headlining the country on his own bringing his observational and highly conversational trademark comedy to the masses. Proving to be a powerhouse in the field of entertainment, Collings owned the late night stage on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has showcased his comedic prowess on BET’s Comic View and on VH-1. He is also a frequent staple at The Comedy Store in Hollywood, the Improv comedy clubs, Laugh Factory, The Ice House in Pasadena, and at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach.
What started as a mere hobby has turned into what is sure to be a life-long career for Jason Collings and if you have the chance to see him live, you are sure to become a fan of his brand of comedy that has crowds roaring with laughter from coast to coast.
Dan Ahdoot went to college at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors as a premed student. Shortly thereafter, he decided to take the secure route and ditch medicine for comedy - his parents are still thrilled.
Dan has been featured on The Jay Leno Show and Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and was a guest at the Comedy Central South Beach Comedy Festival. Dan was a finalist on Season 2 of NBCs Last Comic Standing. He has written for MTV’s Short Circuits, Comedy Central’s Crank Yankers, and A&E’s Roast of Gene Simmons. He has opened for Lewis Black, Jay Mohr, and Patton Oswalt. He has been featured on ABCs 20/20, the 98.7 KISS FM Morning Comedy Special, and he is a regular on Jim Brueur’s radio show Unleashed, on Sirius Satellite.
In addition, Dan is one of the highest booked college acts in the country - performing well over 300 colleges. He also performs at corporate events for a variety of companies and organizations.
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.
At an early age, Jay was naturally doing comedy at his family functions having his great Uncle Raymond laughing so hard he almost fell out of his wheelchair. Jay moved to Los Angeles to pursue film acting. He booked a few national commercials, a bad B movie, the lead in a Disney after school special and a couple of featured roles on television. Auditions were few and far between so Jay realized he should start doing stand-up comedy professionally.
Davis, craving stage time decided to create his own comedy night on the Sunset Strip at an Irish Pub. This Comedy night became one of the hottest and most talked about comedy rooms in comedy history. Comedians Dave Chappelle, Dane Cook, Alonzo Bodden, Tommy Davidson, Andrew Dice Clay, Jamie Kennedy, Rosanne Barr, Darrell Hammond, Pablo Francisco, Jay Mohr, Darren Carter, David Allen Grier, Paul Rodriguez were some of the many talented comedians that would frequent the show, or popped by to do a set. Since the closing of the Irish Pub Jay has moved his comedy producing skills into the World Famous Laugh Factory on the Sunset Strip.
Davis produces/hosts the hottest comedy show in Los Angeles, Every Tuesday night, The "Life of the Party" Show from 10pm to 12:30am. He just wrote/produced/starred in an award winning "Best Comedy" short film for the 168 film festival. Jay has appeared on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live and one of the stars of Dane Cook's movie "8 Guys", and just finished a 30 day comedy tour filming a documentary series, Dane Cook's "Tourgasm" with Robert Kelly and Gary Gulman, 9 episodes starting June 11th on HBO. Jay is currently auditioning for television & feature films as well as touring clubs & colleges across the country. Check his myspace page for upcoming shows at: www.myspace.com/jaydaviscomedy
Melissa Villasenor is a stand-up comedian and impressionist who is currently in the Finals of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up in Comedy Camp at the age of 15. And now, you can catch her as a regular at the Improv, Comedy Store and Comedy and Magic Club.
Melissa made her first TV appearance doing Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman impressions on “Frank TV” on TBS. She also appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival as part of the New Faces show in 2010. Recently she played a part as Nora Ephron on Fox's “Family Guy” and voiced various characters on Cartoon Network's “Adventure Time.”
You can catch Melissa perform her many voices all around the country and in her one-woman show, “I’m Not Myself.”
The Antioch University Counseling Center's Annual Fundraising Drive will culminate this year with their comedy evening on June 8th at 7 pm. Doors will open at 5:30 for their Silent Auction.
The counseling center, located in Culver City relies on contributions to provide counseling services in the coming year to the many people who need quality, low-cost psychotherapy and mental health services. No one in need is turned away.
The Antioch University Counseling Center offers community based programs including the school based program that currently provides on-site therapy services free of charge to over 70 students and their families at local elementary, middle, and high schools.
The Antioch University Counseling Center has a partnership with Colors, an LGBTQ youth outreach program that provides services to young people on the east side. Also, the clinic is partnering with the Culver City Senior Center to provide free individual and group and counseling to elders in the community.
The Antioch University International Counseling Center offers much-needed mental health services in Farsi and several other languages.
The Antioch University Counseling Center is part of Antioch University Los Angeles, a 501(c)3 non-profit educational institution. All donations are tax deductible.