Comedian and writer Theo Von is the host of TBS’s hit weekly hidden camera prank show Deal With It, the network’s highest rated unscripted series. Executive Produced by Howie Mandel, the show’s second season premieres on Wednesday, March 19th at 10:30PM ET/PT, and will feature celebrities such as Kelly Osbourne (Fashion Police), Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent), Kendall and Kylie Jenner (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), and Bob Saget (How I Met Your Mother) teaming up with Theo to help members of the public pull over-the-top pranks on their unsuspecting companions. If they agree to it, participants must obey all instructions given by Theo and his celebrity co-host through an earpiece from a secret control room nearby. With the opportunity to prank their way to cash and prizes, these everyday people are shown no mercy as they are tasked with pulling off some of the most ridiculous behavior ever caught on hidden camera. The first season of Deal With It premiered on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, and featured celebrities such as Joan and Melissa Rivers (Fashion Police), Adam Carolla (The Adam Carolla Show), and Josh Gad (1600 Penn, Love and Other Drugs).
Theo also hosts Yahoo!’s wildly popular daily recap show Primetime In No Time. One of the most successful video series on the web, the show averages over one million views per day. In addition to hosting, Theo is currently developing an animated show with Comedy Central, and his half hour standup special, which premiered on the network on June 1, 2012, was one of the highest-rated of the season. Theo is also the mastermind behind CrankTexts.com, a website where he texts random cell phone numbers and gets into conversations with total strangers. CrankTexts was featured on CollegeHumor.com, has had 10 million page views, and averages 18 clicks per visit.
Theo has garnered numerous accolades for his many appearances on TV. He was voted “Fan Favorite” as a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, was the winner of Comedy Central’s Reality Bites Back, and has hosted The Comedy Sideshow podcast – consistently one of the most downloaded video podcasts on iTunes. He has written for Laughspin.com, and has appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show, E’s Chelsea Lately, G4’s The Top 100 Video Games of All Time, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and Yahoo’s OMG Insider. Theo headlines clubs across the country, and has performed internationally at The South African Comedy Festival and for the troops at Guantanamo Bay. He has appeared stateside at the prestigious Montreal Comedy Festival, The Chicago Just For Laughs Festival, and Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival.
Theo Von has been entertaining TV audiences since 1999 when he captured hearts as the loveable 19-year-old Southerner on The Real World/Road Rules Challenge franchise. In 2003, the Louisiana native traded in endurance challenges for the comedy stage and never looked back. Since then the multi-talented standup, host, and writer has been blowing away critics and fans with his unique brand of refined deep-southern comedy.
"Unbelievable...Fantastic... one of the best social nights we've had." Col, President, Tarwin Football Club
Monty Franklin is an Australian born stand-up comedian now based out of LA. He has performed hundreds of shows all over Australia, New Zealand, on P&O Cruise ships throughout the South Pacific and a handful of major comedy clubs in Los Angeles.
Monty’s numerous television performances include Channel 10s The Circle, Foxtel’s Stand Up Australia, and as part of The Comedy Channel’s special – The Best Of Stand Up and Comedy Gold. Performing sold out shows at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010, he received wide recognition and praise for his shows The Full Monty, Monty McFly.
Monty performed at the 2009 Carols By Candlelight to a crowd of 15,000 at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, and MC’d for 12,000 music goers at the 2010 and 2011 Pyramid Rock Festivals.
Monty has made three pilots for his own TV Shows with Fremantle Media and Australia’s largest network Channel 7 that consisted of a mix of sketch, stand-up and travel shows.
Monty’s versatile humor and fresh approach has seen him gain a lot of exposure in his relatively short career, with sold out live shows throughout the country, TV appearances and a successful weekly radio show on Australia’s most widespread Radio Network Austereo.
Eleanor J. Kerrigan is the latest in a long line of historically funny women who cut their teeth at the World Famous Comedy Store. Starting out as a waitress there, Eleanor learned the ropes of comedy, all the while making the best comics in the country laugh, in the kitchen of the club. It would take several years and lots of pushing from one of her biggest fans, Andrew Dice Clay, to finally get her to take her comedic talents to the stage. After co-starring with him in “Dice Undisputed”, Dice invited Eleanor to go on the road with him to promote the show. “I’m an actress not a stand up!” she replied. After seeing her one woman show, Andrew would no longer take no for an answer. “You’re hysterical and everyone should know that!” he said, and Eleanor’s been performing stand up in clubs and theaters around the country ever since.
Her hilarious take on life comes from her unique experiences growing up street-savvy in South Philly, as one of 10 children in a very Irish-Catholic family. She paints an uproarious portrait of her life experiences, beginning with her childhood in a three bedroom row home and moving to her adventures as an adult living in L.A... Eleanor’s shoot-from-the-hip take on life is both refreshing and exciting. She’s not afraid to give the audience a piece of her mind and they love her for it. Eleanor is also a graduate of the esteemed Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown acting studio in Santa Monica, California, following in the footsteps of acting greats such as Halley Berry and Patrick Dempsey. She’s had audiences rolling as one of the motorcycle riding, pool cue wielding tag team called “Harley’s Angels” on UPN’s “Women of Wrestling” and has made countless appearances on other major networks such as Nickelodeon and VH1. Eleanor Kerrigan is certainly one to watch and will be touring the country with her brazen brand of humor. Don’t miss her!
Sean performs nightly in Los Angeles whether it’s at a comedy club, bar, or theater. Sean won the 2013 Ice House Comedy Club Talent Showcase in Pasadena, CA and soon after became a paid regular.
In 2014, Sean was selected to perform in the 1st ever San Diego Comedy Festival in San Diego, CA. In February 2014, Sean was the highest rated and viewed comedian on LAFFEST.com and won their first ever Los Angeles showcase at the Hollywood Improv. In March of 2014, Sean taped a set for Comedy Time TV on Hulu.com.
In April and May of 2014, Sean embarked on the successful Great Plains Party Tour where he traveled the Midwest performing 11 sold out shows! In June of 2014, Sean was a featured comedian on Ora TV’s recently cancelled online show, Headline Punchline. Sean also hosts and produces a bi-weekly show named #FreeParking at the Garage in Culver City, CA. Sean is currently starring in, producing, and writing for an online series titled 'Brick & Sizzle' - a buddy cop comedy that follows two LAPD police officers who moonlight as fashion models. This past spring, Sean competed on America's Got Talent! He did not advance past the network executive round. This winter, Sean will embark on the 'BEAST COAST' comedy tour in NYC, Boston, Virgina, and Philadelphia. Sean is one of Funny or Die's top featured comedians.
Comedian Rick Izquieta has an interesting hilarious view on everything he runs into…family, friends, living in L.A., relationships, current events and much more. He brings tons of laughter to the rooms and is one of the fastest growing comedians out there today performing at all the big clubs in L.A., Hollywood and other big cities. Currently Rick is working on Comedy Sketches, DVDs, Cartoons, Podcast, Webseries and live shows nationwide. You can find Rick’s video clips on YouTube and can join his fan page on Facebook at RICK IZ FUNNY.
Jason Rouse is a renegade touring stand-up comedian taking the mainstream comedy world and turning it upside down. Over the last decade this comedy outsiders has been sharpening his teeth in clubs and festivals all over the world. Rouse,has made it his mission to forge a new road and write a new chapter in stand up comedy. Middle of the road mainstream comedy will be left for dead. Instead this Jester from Hell will be unleashed onto international stages with all of the power of a derailed comedy freight train.
Griff Pippin is a Los Angeles-based stand up comedian who performs all over the U.S. and the world with several international tours under his belt. He has performed with renowned artists such as Russell Peters, Chris D’Elia and Theo Von. Griff has been featured on Playboy Radios Ginger Lynn’s “The Blame it on Ginger Radio Show”.
Griff has performed two European tours, toured Mexico and over 10 countries. He has headlined shows all over South Africa where he has built a following over the last few years. He was a favorite at the 2013 Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival International Showcase. He is one of the stars and the co-founders of the International Comedy Show, which has been featured at the Comedy Store in Los Angeles as well as colleges across the U.S.
Griff was the runner up in the Downtown Los Angeles March Madness Comedy Competition in 2013. In 2012 he was awarded a scholarship for being a finalist in Funniest Person on Campus at the University of Oklahoma. He was featured in the Headliner Showcase and was a favorite in the 2013 Ventura Harbor Comedy Festival. He was featured as an International comedian to watch in stand up magazine and getting press in Stand up Talk magazine 2015, this will be a busy year for him.