Brent Morin, Connecticut raised but LA based, worked for the Tonight Show with Conan O'brien as well as continuing to work for the Conan show now on TBS. He spent night after night since Film School, crafting his skills as a stand up, eventually becoming a paid regular at every major club in Hollywood, including the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. Now at the age of 25, Brent can be seen frequently performing weekly on the best shows in LA, as well as Colleges and other comedy clubs around the Country.
JACK MICHELMAN, better known as "The Best Host on the West Coast", is the Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of THE BIG SHOW LA.
The multi-hyphenate is a graduate of the USC Marshall School of Business with a unique degree in Business of Cinematic Arts. In his sophomore year, he was selected as a finalist in the Laugh Factory's first ever "Laugh Bowl Comedy Competition" and performed stand up throughout college at The Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and Hollywood Improv. During school he also performed improv with the ComedySportz College Team in Hollywood and with the USC troupe Second Nature. In his first two years on the team, Second Nature won back-to-back College Improv Tournament Western Regional titles and were invited to compete nationally in Chicago. He is the Co-founder, Executive Producer, and Host of SCOMEDY LIVE, Southern California's longrunning stand up comedy showcase based out of the University of Southern California. Earlier this year, he co-created the upcoming series "The Great American Comedy Tour" following the travels of six up-and-coming stand ups and produced a sold out comedy show at The Laugh Factory for the pilot's live taping. In 2013, his entertainment company JIMJAK Entertainment created "THE BIG SHOW LA", the 'BIGGEST' new comedy variety show in Los Angeles. Receiving critical and commericial acclaim, the BIG SHOW has been widely recognized as one of the best new shows in the city.Recently, he acted in a leading role for the upcoming web series "Business with Pleasure" and can be seen on ComedyCentral.com hosting a panel with the "Workaholics" cast in front of a sold-out Bovard Auditorium on USC's campus.
Rob Christensen is a comedian, writer, and actor who has most recently appeared on Adam Devine’s House Party for Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing for NBC, Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV, and Quicklaffs for HULU. He has a sharp, smart, and urban sense of humor developed through his experiences growing up in Brooklyn as a skateboarder, rapper, graffiti artist, and eventually an Air Force Sergeant.
Rob is the 2013 Winner of the Westside's Standup Showdown in Los Angeles, CA and a regular at the Hollywood Improv. In 2012 he wrote and starred in a TV pilot titled Low Lifes. Rob is a festival favorite as he’s appeared in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, IO West Scripted Comedy Festival, AMFM Fest, Westside Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Arts Festival, Comedy Central’s Up Next Tour, SF Sketchfest, Dallas Comedy Festival, Laughing Skull Festival, The Comedy Exposition, Milwaukee Comedy Festival, Out Of Bounds Fest and the Asheville Comedy Festival. Rob lives in Los Angeles and loves Wu-tang, pugs, and bagels. Follow him @RobLovesBagels on Twitter, Instagram, and Vine or get more info at BrooklynRob.com.
Brooklyn native Damien Lemon's comedy career began from his seat in the back of public school classrooms over 20 years ago and continued at his college alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he fine-tuned his ability to make people laugh until they cough and choke. Over the last few years, he has rapidly built a name for himself on the New York City comedy circuit and beyond. On stage, his material comes from everywhere and nowhere, from fornicating politicians driving up sex prices to the "Stop BCC'N!" campaign, and is delivered with a flair that can best be described as an all-inclusive bug-out session.
Jerrod Carmichael is an LA based standup and performer originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has been crafting his standup for over three years and this year was featured in Variety as being one of the top ten comics to watch, as well as being one of the New Faces at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival.
Jerrod is a regular around some of LA’s favorite standup shows, including Meltdown, The Improv, Laugh Factory and many alternative rooms.
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael is getting his very first standup special, and it's going to be a big one: an hour-long special for HBO. The untitled special will be taped May 7th, 2014 at The Comedy Store, and it will air later this year. Carmichael's HBO hour is being produced by Funny Or Die and directed by Spike Lee. This will be only the second standup special Spike Lee has directed, following the 2000 standup concert film The Original Kings of Comedy.
In an interview with us back in 2012, Carmichael discussed plans to do a special:
"I have an idea [for a special]. I think it's a good idea. It's very specific to me … If you do a special, you want to do it not just to do a special. You want to do it because you have something to say, and you think it can be impactful. So, what I want to say is coming out more, and I'm excited about that."
It's very rare for HBO to give an hour special to a comedian as new as Carmichael, who, although he's been doing standup since 2008, has never done a set on TV. Most comedians start with late night spots or a half-hour Comedy Central special, so Carmichael getting an hour on HBO, which is a prestigious and sought-after gig in the industry, as his first televised performance says a lot about how much faith HBO has in him.
Carmichael, who ranked first in a 2013 poll we conducted amongst LA bookers and hosts to determine their favorite up and coming standups, has appeared on Fox's The Goodwin Games, the upcoming movie Neighbors, and created and starred in a sitcom pilot that's currently in development at NBC.
I was born in Virginia, started comedy in DC, aged four years, and now live in Los Angeles. I won the DC Improv Comedy Competition in 2008 and other lesser important comedy contests in VA. I soon made a name for myself as the premiere contest winner and cheater of DC. I am very proud of the peer group I started out with in DC and think they will all be comedy heros! You must feel foolish for not having seen them. I've been invited to the Bridgetown Comedy Festival twice now and picked out of 600 hundred comics to compete in the Laughing Skull Festival where I made it to the semi-finals. The webcomic that I make with my brother Clay Yount www.robandelliot.com has an awesome fanbase and has been a critics' favorite on occasion. We've been doing it for 6 years. If it were a child it would finally be of the age to realize the world is fucked up.
JIMJAK Entertainment presents THE BIG SHOW LA, the BIGGEST comedy show in Los Angeles. At THE BIG SHOW LA, "Size Does Matter", and that's why it's way more than just your average comedy show - it's a full entertainment experience. Featuring a bustling RED CARPET, booming LIVE MUSIC, and the BIGGEST NAMES IN COMEDY, The BIG Show LA is the event of the season, every single month.