Skyler Stone's COMEDY ROCKS with Anthony Jeselnik, Jim Jefferies, Bobby Lee, Finesse Mitchell and Eric Andre featuring live on stage interview with the drummer from Guns N Roses Matt Sorum - BENEFIT
Anthony Jeselnik is a stand-up comedian from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Anthony starred in and created THE JESELNIK OFFENSIVE, which ran for two seasons on Comedy Central. Anthony has written for and appeared on several roasts for Comedy Central, most notably THE ROAST OF DONALD TRUMP and THE ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN. Anthony has performed on CONAN, THE TONIGHT SHOW, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE and was the first ever stand-up comic to appear on LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON. He has also written for LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON and received an Emmy Nomination for his work on A NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AN OVERBOOKED CONCERT FOR AUTISM EDUCATION. Anthony was named one of Variety’s 10 Comics to Watch in 2008 and one of Comedy Central’s Hot Comics in 2009. In 2010, Anthony released his debut comedy album, SHAKESPEARE, through Comedy Central Records. In 2013, he released CALIGULA, his first hour long special, to critical acclaim. Anthony hosted season nine of NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING alongside judges Norm Macdonald, Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans. Anthony received praise for his hour long special THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, which was released by Netflix this past October.
Jim Jefferies, hailing from Australia, headlines around the globe this year with his most recent tour self-titled simply JIM JEFFERIES. In keeping with his reputation for being brutally honest, Jim cleverly subverts our expectation as he takes on topics such as fatherhood, love and education as well as his favourites: religion, porn and politics.
On the heels of his third one hour wildly successful comedy special, FULLY FUNCTIONAL (EPIX, Fall 2012), he is currently starring in his own sitcom LEGIT with each episode centered around stories from his stand up. He stars in, writes and produces the show which premieres on FX January 17, 2013.
One of the most sought after comedians, Jim returned this past summer to sold-out performances at Montreal’s Just For Laughs and Edinburgh’s Fringe Comedy Festival. Previously, Jim was seen in his Showtime one-hour comedy special ALCOHOLOCAUST and his debut JIM JEFFERIES: I SWEAR TO GOD on HBO. Jim’s bold and painfully honest commentary captivated all who tuned in. Jim has also been seen on HBO’s “Down and Dirty with Jim Norton” and he hosted “Live at Gotham” for Comedy Central.
Skyler Stone is an actor, producer, comedian and writer from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been on The Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. He has headlined in over 40 cities and 5 different countries and has opened for Jay Mohr, Damon Wayans, Christopher Titus, Dane Cookand Dave Attell. He had his own show on Comedy Central when he was only 25 years old called CON that he wrote, executive produced, and starred in. The show has found a cult following online and bootlegs of it are distributed frequently. In 2007, Skyler wrote, executive produced and starred in a prank show called Skyler's Revolution for FOX and in the same year he was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Short Film for a short that he directed. With producer Michael Abbott he made a video that went extremely viral called Hands Free Driving about the driving law that went into effect in 2008 in California.
Many top directors have cast Skyler in supporting roles in the last few years (Sir Christopher Guest, the Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, and Roger Avary to name a few). He has done guest stars on The Defenders, Rules Of Engagement, The Mentalist, CSI:NY, Dollhouse, Dark Blue, Zeke And Luther, and Lost. He has been the host of two Cartoon Network shows, two MTV shows and hosts his own live comedy show every month in LA at the Hollywood Improv called Skyler Stone & People He Pretends Are His Friends (it is one of their top-selling shows). Most remember him from his role as one of the cooks in the feature Waiting, he played opposite Dane Cook, Ryan Reynolds and Luis Guzman in his kitchen scenes.
Skyler just starred in his first leading role in a film called Housebroken with Danny Devito. He has also just been cast in a hilarious recurring role on Raising Hope for FOX (from My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia). It started airing September 21st of 2010 on Fox in the much sought after time-slot after Glee. Skylerstone.com has won several awards for its design and for its innovative use of Skyler's twisted comedy. He is just wrapped filming a lead role for the horror film Hostel: Part III. He has a dog named Sammy that goes with him everywhere.
Carlie and Doni are two best friends who met in 2005 at Los Angeles Community College Theater Academy. They quickly realized it was terrible and dropped out. Carlie moved in with Doni and throughout the next 2 years they attended a variety of "actor training classes" such as Improv, cold reading, commercial classes, scene study etc. These classes were terrible as well so the girls decided to start writing sillly songs and sketches on their own time. One day in 2007 Carlie's mom convinced Carlie to sign them up for an open mic at the Comedy Store. They weren't sure how their straight girl/lesbian musical duo was going to go over but it went better than expected and they have spent the last 6 years turning their 7 minute musical act into a one hour comedy extravaganza. They were voted Best comedians in L.A. for 2011 by Los Angeles Magazine. You can catch them Headlining the Hollywood Improv and at Universities and Comedy clubs all over the United States.
At 18 years of age Lee moved out of his parents' home and took jobs in restaurants and coffee shops in the San Diego area, while also attending Palomar College for a brief period. In 1994 the coffee shop for which he was working closed. “I just went next door to get a job,” he said, “which was The Comedy Store in San Diego” (also known as the La Jolla Comedy Store). After a few months of working odd jobs at the club he decided to try stand-up during one of their amateur nights. Within a year of doing regular comedy sets he got offers to open for both Pauly Shore and Carlos Mencia. Lee also went on to work regularly at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, a comedy club owned by Pauly Shore's mother Mitzi.
Lee has admitted in several interviews that his parents had hoped he would continue on with the family business and were less-than supportive of his comedic pursuits at first. During a podcast interview conducted by fellow actor and comedian Joe Rogan, Lee stated that during the first few years he did stand-up his parents barely spoke to him, however after his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno his father called him and apologized for not supporting his comedy career. Lee's parents currently live in Phoenix, Arizona. Lee is known to have included his family in some of his work: His younger brother has appeared in several non-speaking roles on MADtv and his entire family has appeared in a skit on the show.
An unassuming nerd unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary. Eric Schwartz is one of the most creative and original comedians working today, earning the description, “everything there is to love about entertainment” (First Order Historians). With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and more, this multi-dimensional showman’s stand up, songs and characters are spreading worldwide. GQ India names him one of “5 International Comics You Must Catch,” while his viral videos have aired on E!, G4, CNN and OMG Insider. YouTube recently named him one of their prestigious NextUp Creators. “E! News Daily” host Ryan Seacrest says Schwartz is “rocking the web” with “video that’s got everyone Googling” and Forbes.com applauds him for having “a minor industry in pop music parodies.”
Comedian and actor Eric Andre is the creator/host of The Eric Andre Show. New episodes are on Thursdays at 12:30 am on Adult Swim. Beyond his show, he has performed stand-up at clubs, colleges and festivals all around the country. Eric was most recently on ABC’s Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 and on the big screen in The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
In March of 2015 SNL/Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell played a role in HBO’s new comedy pilot Brothers In Atlanta. The show is executive produced by Lorne Michaels (SNL/ Saturday Night Live) with Tim Story (Ride Along, Think Like A Man) directing.
In February of 2015 Mitchell hit the road with Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) and producer JJ Abrams (Star Wars, Star Trek, Lost) for the Showtime Network’s new comedy pilot Roadies.
In January of 2015 Mitchell a supporter of the men and women in the armed forces appeared at Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops. The live event from Las Vegas was recorded for airing at a later date on Country Music Television (CMT), and all proceeds benefit the Armed Forces Foundation.
Also in the stand-up comedy space, Finesse was a member of the 2014 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour. He further shined on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special taped in Atlanta, GA which aired on SHOWTIME.
In addition to being an SNL/Saturday Night Live alum, Finesse’s previous credits include Disney’s A.N.T. Farm and BET/ Centric’s According To Him & Her. Mitchell has also had numerous appearances on NBC's Today show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Arsenio Hall Show, B.E.T Comic View, Tyra, and many more.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Mitchell graduated from the University of Miami and is a distinguished member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is also a former student-athlete who was a walk-on for the National Champion Hurricanes football team.
Live interview on stage with Guns N Roses drummer Matt Sorum!
Every month Skyler Stone (Raising Hope, Comedy Central's CON, Waiting, For Your Consideration) puts on an amazing evening of comedy and music. Except it is not what you might think. It isn't comedians going up and then musicians going up and doing their separate acts. NO! It is all integrated. Skyler only books comedians who use music in their acts (like Zach Galifianakis or Garfunkel & Oates) and comics who love to talk about music in their acts (think Brian Posehn ranting about metal music or Chris Porter gabbing about the Black Crowes). The night is topped off with a special A-list musician that is brought onstage for a hilarious and intimate interview done by Skyler. So far musicians that have been interviewed are Josh Homme from Queens Of The Stone Age and Andy Summer from The Police. A Portion of the proceeds for every show goes to the charity of our musician's choice! This show is one of the Improv's hottest, so get your tickets now or you will miss out!