THE BIG SHOW LA w/ Bobby Lee, Joe Derosa, Jake Weisman, Seaton Smith and Bryan Callen! Hosted by Jack Michelman.
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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.
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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 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.
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Born in the Philippines, Bryan Callen spent the first fourteen years of his life overseas in countries like India, Pakistan, Lebanon, Greece and Saudi Arabia, before moving to the U.S. He went to high school in Massachusetts and earned his B.A. in History at the American University in Washington D.C.
Callen has spent the last 17 years in Los Angeles fighting traffic because that's where he seems to find the most work (Callen is also writing this but making it seem like someone ELSE is writing this by referring to himself in the 3rd person). Callen got his start as an original cast member of MAD TV. He then went on to play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, "Old School" "Bad Santa", "Sex and the City", “Entourage,” "Californication", “7th Heaven,” “King of Queens,” “Stacked,” “Las Vegas,” “West Wing,” “News Radio,” “Significant Others,” “CSI,” “NYPD Blue,” “Suddenly Susan,” and “Frasier.” He recently finished a two-season character arc on USA’s “In Plain Sight.”
Callen is not a famous actor but sometimes people look at him and scream "Bilson," since that's the character he played on several episodes of CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother.” His most recent TV role was Captain Frank Dashell, leader of the Undead Task Force, in the short-lived but critically acclaimed MTV comedy, "Death Valley." He has been recognized for that role exactly 4 times but who cares since he's been recognized over one million times (I'm guessing) as EDDIE, the Middle Eastern owner of a wedding chapel in a little movie called THE HANGOVER. Not to mention his role as Samir, in HANGOVER II where he played basically the same exact character only Samir had thick, curly, hair and darker skin which is actually a good look on Callen considering his Irish/Italian heritage has left him with a ruddy complexion and thinning, mouse-brown hair. He's had roles in the Lion's Gate drama WARRIOR and the 2014 feature film RIDE ALONG starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. He's also performed a standup comedy special called MAN CLASS on SHOWTIME.
Between acting gigs Callen spends his time power lifting, taming lions, vanquishing evil and making people laugh as a stand up comic.
Jake Weisman is a comedian in Los Angeles, CA. He has two podcasts, one called Cats and Pussy and another one called The Morning After...Podcast. He also has a sketch group called WOMEN. He loves cats and he thinks people are attractive.
Applying smooth charisma to a layer of explosive energy, topped off with unforgettable characters sure to permanently reside in your brain, Seaton Smith leaves his audience in a state of comedic euphoria as he killed performing on Opie and Anthony Virus tour and the New Faces show at Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He also is a online phenom signing a deal with Sierra Mist where he was able to showcase his chops at producing the skit Pimpin Referee. And he’s a youtube favorite with his popular webseries, Annoy Charlie Smith Inc.
Joe DeRosa started stand-up comedy by hitting the Wednesday night open mic at the Laff House in Philadelphia, PA. Within a year, he was a regular there and at all the major clubs in the surrounding area. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival. In addition, he's performed on national tours such as Dave Chappelle's "Block Party Tour" and the "Insomniac Tour" with Dave Attell. Joe continues to perform constantly, making television appearances and headlining clubs and colleges both in and out of the country. It was not long before Joe made the jump to New York City to take up comedy as a full time gig. He quickly began working frequently at New York venues such as Caroline's, Stand-up New York, the Laugh Factory, and Gotham Comedy Club. He also made appearances on "Last Call with Carson Daly," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," and the "New Faces" showcase at the Montreal Comedy Festival.
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. Hosted by Jack Michelman.