Geri Jewell is best known as Cousin Geri on the NBC sitcom, “The Facts of Life”. She was the first person with a disability to have a regular role on a prime time series. She began her career doing stand up comedy at the Comedy Store in 1978. In 1980 she performed at the 2nd Annual Media Access Awards. She has also appeared on such shows as “The Great Space Coaster”, the Emmy award winning movie “Two of a Kind”, “Sesame Street”, “21 Jump Street”, “Young and the Restless”, “Strong Medicine” and the HBO hit series, “Deadwood.”
When Geri is not working in television, she is a highly sought after motivational speaker and trainer in the areas of disability and diversity. She has consulted for such companies as Hewlett Packard, Master Foods, Johnson Wax, AT&T, and Amgen. She has also trained such government agencies as The C.I.A., The U.S. Treasury Department, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the U.S. Army. She is famous for her uncanny ability to captivate the hearts of her audiences by using humor to facilitate attitudinal change. Geri brings to her presentations her personal experiences in life, which in turn allow people to gain insight into the prospect of seeing disability in a totally different light, creating hope where there is none, and joy where there is pain.
Jill-Michele Meleán has been recently seen on SHOWTIME’s stand-up special “Hot Tamales” and was the first and only Latina Cast Member of FOX’s “MadTV”. You've also seen her on Comedy Central's "Reno 911" playing George Lopez’s girlfriend, FOX's "Til Death", E!, TBS, VH1, BET and was the host of SiTV's "Inside Joke".
Jill-Michele, AKA “Jilly”, is currently working with Emmy award winning Executive Producer, Sandy Chanley, on her one hour Stand-up Special. Chanley also co-wrote her One-Woman-Show “Rule Breaker”, which is now being turned into a screenplay. "It's an honor for me to be working with Sandy. She's produced specials for the greats such as Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Paula Poundstone, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, D.L Hughley and so many more. I have to pinch myself daily to believe I'm next on her amazing roster". www.productionpartners.com
Not only is Jilly pro-active in her career but she is actively promoting awareness for Neglected Tropical Diseases www.gnntdc.sabin.org/ . Giving back is Jilly’s mission and another great charity she’s involved in is a mentorship program for teen girls www.suwn.org/ and of course she always happy supporting the animals www.strayrescue.org
For more updated news check in on her website www.jillyonline.com
“Shoe,” as he's often called, began his career in his hometown of Philadelphia, where he honed his comedic skills and characters while bartending and attending Temple University. A natural storyteller with sharp observational instincts, Craig’s performances are often based on the hilarious -- and sometimes shocking -- twists and turns of his own life.
Craig filmed his latest 90-minute standup special, "Daditude" in front of a SRO Webb Theatre audience in Anaheim, CA (which later aired prime time for three months on SHOWTIME Network).
In addition to decades of stand up comedy, Craig has appeared in over 100 TV shows and films. He has current recurring roles on The Bold and The Beautiful and as the head of the local Tea Party on NBC’s Parks & Recreation, and he’s been seen and heard in movies and shows such as Scream 2, Pleasantville, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Big Foot, Little Foot, and Totally Baked (which he also wrote and produced). He is currently producing a series of animated shorts, a documentary, and is developing a web series.
Craig has a doctorate degree from Cal U of PA (Dr Shoe!) and is an ordained minister. In 2003 Craig founded LaughterHeals.org to start The Laughter Movement and use laughter as a healing modality. He is passionate about going beyond comedy and officiating weddings of “HaHa-trimony,” as well as assisting people in mastering love & happiness
Judy Tenuta is the most famous person who has ever lived... and if you don't believe it, just ask her. Judy is a triple threat in the sense that she has a strong stage, television, comedy, and film credits with a large fan base. She has appeared in "The Vagina Monologues", "Menopause the Musical", both in L.A. and Chicago, and she's had her own stand-up specials on Showtime, HBO, and LifeTime. Judy was the first female stand-up comic to win "Best Female Comedian" at the American Comedy Awards and is a two-time Grammy Nominee for her comedy CDs, "Attention Butt-Pirates and Lesbetarians" and "In Goddess We Trust". That same year, she became the national spokesperson for a series of "Diet Dr Pepper" commercials. The self-described "Love Goddess" and "Aphordite of the Accordion" has made hundreds of guest and co-hosting appearances on such popular TV shows as The View, Late Night with David Letterman, Larry King Live, Entertainment Tonight, and Comics Unleashed.
Judy's stand-up routine is appropriately described as outrageous and mind-blowing comedy. She recently became an ordained minister and converts her audiences to her signature religion "Judism". A strong advocate for gays, children, and women's issues, the fun-loving feminist preaches that all women should beworshipped as "Love Goddesses".
Some of Judy's roles include: An Ex-Show Girl-turned Wedding Chaplain on General Hospital, a Snobby Judge on Corey in the House, a featured role in the teen comedy hit Material Girls (starring Hillary and Haley Duff and directed by Martha Coolidge). Judy also produced and starred in her own film Desperation Boulevard about a former child star who stops at nothing to make a comeback. Judy will soon appear in the indie film Sister Mary with Bruce Villanch - so watch out Meryl Streep!
Judy just released her new parody video Hot Bra Cones. Catch it on YouTube or visit www.judytenuta.com
Sunday, August 3rd, Sheena Metal celebrates 20 years as a Los Angeles radio host with an anniversary party at the Hollywood Improv. Metal will, for the first time ever, broadcast her daily LA Talk Radio show, "The Sheena Metal Experience" (http://www.latalkradio.com/Sheena.php) live from the historic comedy club.
Metal states, “I am completely honored to announce my talented line-up of onstage guests; whom I admire and adore. Each will be doing a hilarious, irreverent and insightful interview with me onstage, in front of a live audience of my friends, listeners and fans of comedy”.
Metal shares, “I cannot believe that I am lucky enough to, for the last 20 years, do what I love most, in a city that I love best, with the most wonderful guests I can imagine and to the coolest listeners ever. I am proud and honored to call myself a talk radio host, to work every day at the amazing LA Talk Radio and to have found another creative family, at the Hollywood Improv, who has given me the best anniversary present ever in the form of this live event. I am, indeed, a very blessed woman”.