Alison Margaret Arngrim born January 18, 1962 in New York City, U.S. is an American actress, comedian and author. Beginning her television career at the age of twelve, Arngrim is a Young Artist Award–Former Child Star "Lifetime Achievement" Award honoree, best known for her portrayal of Nellie Oleson on the NBC television series Little House on the Prairie from 1974 to 1981.
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
Debra Renee Wilson (born April 26, 1962), also known as Debra Wilson Skelton or Debra Skelton, is an American actress and comedian. Wilson is known for being the longest-serving original cast member on the sketch comedy series MADtv, having appeared for the show's first eight seasons. She has also done voice work for various productions including Avatar, American Dad!, Family Guy, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, The Proud Family, and The Boondocks.
Craig starred in Universal’s cult hit (Stony nominated), “Totally Baked,” which he also wrote and produced, along with producing the follow up Hulu hit, “420 Comedy Hour.” Currently he is producing & writing for a series of animated shorts, “From the Crib” and Craig is writing for the 2nd season of the NETFLIX show “Fuller House.” Shoemaker is about to begin filming a documentary about how laughter truly is the best medicine. In 2003 he founded LaughterHeals.org, a nonprofit group dedicated to using laughter as a healing modality.
Now “Dr. Shoe” even has a doctorate degree from Cal U of PA, and his new best-selling book, “LoveMaster’d,” critically acclaimed by the likes of Whoopi Goldberg and Dr. Drew Pinsky, is helping people worldwide manage and transform through personal struggles. Shoemaker's comedy style has earned him numerous awards latest standup special, “Daditude,” aired on SHOWTIME and his very first Comedy Central special, "The LoveMaster," was voted by viewers as one of the “Top 20” specials of all time. Also voted Elevate Film Festival’s “Best Supporting Actor,” Craig’s film, TV and recording credits are extensive. He recurred as Wilson Gromling, head of Pawnee's “Liberty or Die Party” on NBC’s “Parks & Recreation,” had a five-episode role (as a porn producer!) on the daytime drama “The Bold & Beautiful” and guest starred on MTV's, “Awkward.”
Craig also had significant roles in the films “Scream 2,” & “Safe House.” Early 2016 he will be seen as "Bandit" in the indy movie, "Middle Man." Summer 2015, he released the #1 comedy album on I-Tunes, “The Last Stand (Up).” Craig has countless standup TV appearances, including two on HBO’s prestigious “Comic Relief,” which he co-hosted from New Orleans.
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”.