Originally a San Francisco Bay Area comic, Ian has been a top headliner for years, touring nationally, as well as a staple on the L.A. comedy scene, winner of many major comedy competitions, was ranked #25 on Entertainment Business Journal's Top 100 Comedians list and called "the top character comic in Los Angeles" by Backstage West. Ian has been seen and heard on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live, SiriusXM, Mojo Nixon's Lyin' Cocksuckers, Playboy Radio and Jessica Hall's Morning After. His first hour cable TV special Ian Harris: Critical & Thinking, a charged, cutting edge, skeptical look on the common beliefs attached to our collective American culture, was released on August 2014 by Inception Media Group. AXS TV called Critical & Thinking, "A truly masterful hour of wit, humor and derisive jabbing".
Katie Love is the creator/producer/host of The Katie Love Show, a live comedy talk show featuring LA’s best comedians and performers. Katie began her comedy career at the famed Holy City Zoo in San Francisco where she performed for two drunks in the wee hours of the ‘morn. Now, several years later, she performs for several drunks in clubs and colleges all over the country. Katie is also a professional writer and a former humor columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Her recently published novel “Cubicide,” is receiving great praise for its dark, quick wit and she is now at work on her comedic memoir, “Knock, Knock!” She is an actress, writing coach, produced screenwriter and is currently the head writer and co-star of “Wannabes,” a webisode television series. Katie resides in Los Angeles with her red-haired dog named “Lucy,” aptly named after comedy legend, Lucille Ball.
Dan Rothenberg's career in stand-up comedy began in 1997 and has taken him all around the world and onto national television. Dan can now be seen in his highly acclaimed one person play "Regretrosexual." This labor of love was a big hit in San Francisco and a bigger hit in Los Angeles. Dan has received 13 glowing reviews and 3 really bad ones. Most recently, Dan was featured in an article with Billy Crystal in the Los Angeles Times which included a picture on the front page. Dan Rothenberg was brought up in the suburbs of Detroit in the 1980s. After graduating from college, Dan decided to take a one year detour from his graduate studies in psychology and moved to San Francisco where he had access to standup open mikes. Grad school never happened but within three years Dan climbed to the top of the comedy scene working regularly at the Punchline and Cobbs Comedy Club. Working in San Francisco gave Dan the opportunity to perform with headliners such as Mitch Hedberg, Dave Attel, Jake Johansen, Brett Buttler, Robin Williams and George Lopez who requested Dan regularly for two years. Dan is opening for Hal Sparks in March, 2006. Dan was also featured in a number of articles in the SF Chronicle, SF Examiner, SF Weekly, and the Bay Area Reporter. In 1998 Dan was chosen out of 300 comedians from the Bay Area to host the second annual Gala for the Mayor, Willie Brown at Davies Orchestra Hall. There he introduced Al Green to the stage. In 1999 Dan was chosen to perform in the prestigious Just For Laughs festival in Montreal where he was featured in two sold out performances. In 2001 Dan decided it was time to move to Los Angeles to get his comedy on the screen. He quickly landed a spot on NBCs Late Friday. He also was a semifinalist in Comedy Centrals Laugh Riots Contest and again in 2002. Dan performs all over Los Angeles including the Hollywood Improv where he has shared the stage with Drew Carey. He also recently opened for Lewis Black at the enormous Hilton Theater in Reno. In 2005, Regretrosexual opened to sold out crowds in San Francisco and continues strong in Los Angeles in 2006. Dan has received great reviews in ten major newspapers/magazines including the LA Weekly, Frontiers Magazine, In Los Angeles Magazine, SF Bay Times, In Magazine, and many more.
Internationally acclaimed and award-winning Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss started performing stand-up aged just 16 and has appeared on the UK’s premier television shows including Sunday Night at the Palladium, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Rob Brydon Show, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks, Comic Relief’s Mock The Week, Paul O’Grady Show (Daniel’s TV debut aged 18), Comedy Store, BBC’s Stand Up For Sport Relief, Set List, Russell Howard’s Good News, as well as starring in his own BBC show, The Adventures Of Daniel (aged 19). US television appearances to date include multiple appearances on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and @Midnight.
In August 2008, aged just 17, Daniel became one of the youngest-ever finalists in the UK’s premiere national comedy competition So You Think You’re Funny?
In 2009 his first solo show, Teenage Kicks, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe, selling out the run and transferring to London for his debut at the prestigious Soho Theatre whereupon he became the youngest-ever stand-up to perform solo both at the venue and in the West End. That September, still just 18, he made his television debut and was the first stand-up on Ch4’s Paul O’Grady Show.
In 2010 Daniel’s new solo show My Generation also sold out its entire season at the Edinburgh Fringe. His 2011 show The Joker was likewise a total smash-hit, selling an astonishing 10,000 tickets. This show subsequently played to great audiences and acclaim across the UK in a 50 date tour produced by Live Nation after they took him on as their youngest solo comedy client. He went on to win the prize for Best New Comedian at the Scottish Variety Awards.
Similarly his 2012 Edinburgh fringe show The Show sold out it’s run at the festival, at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC), again shifting more than 10,000 tickets, and later touring the UK with over 50 dates. That same year Daniel also performed a solo season at Montreal’s Just For Laughs comedy festival and was invited to give a prestigious Tedx talk - a serious yet comedic presentation. His debut stand-up DVD Daniel Sloss – Live! (recorded at Glasgow’s legendary Kings Theatre) was released on 2Entertain in the autumn of 2012.
In 2013 he achieved an unprecedented Edinburgh triple - his show Stand-Up sold out the entire run, again over 10,000 tickets (back at the International Conference Centre and restricted only by the venue’s capacity) and then toured the UK and all over Australia in spring of 2014.
His new 2014 show Really…?! had its world premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe, yet again performing to huge audiences at the EICC with extra shows due to demand. Really…?! subsequently embarked on a major European autumn tour with 20 shows across 15 countries as well as UK theatre dates including 2 shows at London's Royal Albert Hall, Elgar Room.
Daniel has toured internationally throughout Australia, South East Asia and throughout Europe. He has starred at major UK outdoor Festivals including Rockness, Bestival, Latitude, Reading, Leeds and the all-star Austrian Alps Comedy & snowboarding festival Altitude.
In December 2013 Danielmade his USA television debut on Conan. He was booked to return to the show exactly 2 months later, February 2014 which led to a third invite to come back on in June - 3 appearances in just over 6 months, the first stand-up to achieve this.He made his 4th appearance on Conan in February 2015 and has also appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Pete Holmes Showand @Midnight.
In addition, Daniel is working with production company, Conaco, to develop his own pilot show for Warner Brothers Studios.
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Shayla Rivera grew up with an avid interest in science. After High School she earned a degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M. She worked for NASA in the shuttle and space station programs, then went on to stress management and motivational speaking where Shayla discovered her comedic talents.
Shayla has been named "Funniest Latina Comedian" by the prestigious organization "Latin 2015", starred in her one-woman show “Rocket Science and Salsa,” directed by Debbie Allen, which received two nominations, for best actress and for choreography, by the NAACP Theater Awards committee, and has appeared on many TV networks and on numerous TV programs including “Girls Behaving Badly,” “Ultimate Revenge”, and "Comics Unleashed.” Shayla appeared in the Comedy Central special “Comedy Rehab” with Paul Rodriguez and hosted the 13 episode TV series “You’re Not The Man I Married” for the Lifetime Real Women Network.
Among the many awards Shayla has received are The President’s Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service Participation and The “Mario Moreno Cantinflas Award” by the city of Los Angeles in recognition of entertainers who are involved and "represent the Latino Community with the same humor as the great Cantinflas did."
Shayla is very proud of entertaining US troops in Iraq and numerous other Military Comedy Tours over the years. Not only is Shayla a well recognized comedian, she is a motivational keynote speaker and often the host for gala's, fundraisers, award shows and festivals.
Harrison began performing stand-up comedy while studying psychology and English at Harvard. A summa cum laude graduate, Harrison was the co-founder of the Harvard College Stand-Up Comic Society (or "Harvard College SUCS," as the group's name is cheekily acronymized), the first organization at Harvard dedicated to the performance and appreciation of stand-up comedy and one still popular on campus today.
Now living in Manhattan, Harrison has quickly become one of the most in-demand comedians in New York, performing in more than 600 shows a year and thus leading the NY Daily News to call him "the hardest-working man in comedy." One of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch," Harrison has also received many awards and honors for his comedy, including the Andy Kaufman Award (2010) for creativity and originality in comedy, the Shorty Award in collaboration with Comedy Central and the New York Comedy Festival for "Best Emerging Comic" (2011), and the Magners Comic Stand-Off (2011).
On television, Harrison is the warm-up comic for Katie, Katie Couric's daytime talk show on ABC. He has also been featured on SPIKE TV, the Discovery Channel, the Science Channel, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. The co-host of the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010, Harrison broadcasted live to over 250 million viewers around the globe. Internationally recognized for his talent, Harrison was the head writer for Tu Nite con Lorenzo Parro, the first-ever late night show on NBCU/Telemundo; was a featured correspondent on the Japanese television show, Scooper, which was broadcast nationally on Nippon TV; and was a featured act in the Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival in Scotland.
Harrison also headlines comedy clubs around the country, including sold-out shows at TBS Just for Laughs Chicago and the legendary Carolines on Broadway (leading Punchline Magazine to name Harrison one of the “Breakout Artists” of the year). Harrison has also been featured in a wide variety of national and international publications, including being highlighted for the "Joke of the Week" in TimeOut NY and being featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and CNBC.com.
Harrison's one-man show, Harrison Greenbaum: What Just Happened?, debuted at the legendary New York comedy hotspot, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, before commencing an Off-Broadway run and national tour.
Harrison is a talented comedy writer as well. He is a nationally published author (with selections printed in the books, 50 Successful Harvard Essays, 2nd ed., and How They Got Into Harvard) and has been a writer for MAD Magazine since 2005.
From colleges to comedy clubs, from talk shows to theaters, Harrison is bringing his unique style of comedy to audiences across the country and around the world, proving each night why publications such as Newsday have named him one of “today’s best.”
Comic Mike Uryga Presents : "Bay Hilarea!..the best of SF"
A night of comedy featuring some of the hottest comics that currently, or have had at one time, called the S.F./ Bay Area home.
The San Francisco comedy circuit is known for it's no holds barred, nothing's taboo, check the politcal correctness at the door kind of humor that's produced some of the most popular comics in the business!
Robin Williams, Ellen Degeneres, Dana Carvey, Margaret Cho, Paula Poundstone, Jake Johannsen, Dana Gould, Carlos Alazraqui, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Al Madrigal,...the list is endless, have all spent some time honing their craft in the City so rich with Comedy History.
So, if you're a Bay Area person or just someone that has a place in your heart for the "city by the bay", this is the show for you !!