In just a few short years, Steve Byrne has risen through the ranks of the comedy world to become one of the industry’s most innovative and sought-after performers. With his high-energy, physical style of comedy, Byrne has evolved throughout the years into an extremely versatile entertainer that delivers on a day-to-day basis. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Steve Byrne was born to a Korean mother and an Irish father. His unique background has given him the base comedic material for his first television show, Sullivan & Son. Byrne released a one hour standup comedy special, CHAMPION, on Netflix which then became a live show on the road, Steve Byrne & the Cast of Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour, along with his castmates: Ahmed Ahmed, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr.
After winning TBS’ cutthroat competition, the Myspace Standup or Sitdown Comedy Challenge, Byrne was hurtled into a brilliant television and film career. As his popularity began to expand, Byrne was featured in his very own half-hour Comedy Central Presents which was soon voted as one of the best specials of all time in the Comedy Central Standup Showdown. His hilarious standup has been seen on NBC’s The Tonight Show, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, CBS’s The Late Late Show and BET’s Comic View. In 2008, Byrne’s first one-hour special, Steve Byrne’s Happy Hour, premiered on Comedy Central and further cemented his star status. Packing an impressively wide range of appeal, Byrne’s comedy soon landed him on the The History of the Joke on the History Channel and the Discovery Channel’s The Science of Laughter. He has since appeared on some of TV’s hottest shows including ABC’s The Middle, The Chapelle Show, G4’s The International Sexy Ladies Show, The Howard Stern Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, The Very Funny Show, The Byrne Identity on Comedy Central and was a series regular on NBC’s The Real Wedding Crashers.
A true international comedian, Byrne has performed to sold-out crowds around the world. He has been a featured comic at the Just for Laughs Festival (in Montreal, Toronto and Chicago), HBO’s US Comedy Arts Festival in Las Vegas and the CanWest Comedy Fest in Vancouver. He has been part of several national comedy tours including The Jameson Comedy Tour, Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Tour, The Kims of Comedy, The Camel Cigarettes Sin City Tour, and his own national Myspace Comedy tour. Byrne even had the honor of opening for esteemed musical acts such as Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Modest Mouse, Puddle of Mudd, Spoon, Rev. Horton Heat and many more. As a big supporter of the US troops, Steve also headlined several USO tours in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan and Guam.
Byrne has appeared in the hit comedies The Dilemma, Couples Retreat, Four Christmases and The Goods: The Don Ready Story. His 2006 documentary, 13 or Bust, chronicles the attempt to perform 13 comedy shows in Manhattan in one night.
Byrne’s lack of ego and outstanding work ethic has helped him become one of today’s most respected comedians.
An east coaster by birth, Joey DePaolo found his beginnings in comedy in New York, writing and directing comedy shorts that were selected for air by NBC, IFC, and even Canada's own BITEtv. Joey made his arrival on the LA comedy scene in 2009 with the comedy trio The Skinny Dicks. It was through the group that he co-created Skinny Sundays, a night of unfair stand-up comedy attracting some of the biggest names and best hidden talents in the stand-up world. As producer and co-host, Joey was a part of the show's blossoming and eventual landing with its new home on the main stage of the world famous Hollywood Improv. Joey performs regularly on both coasts and has been seen on Funny or Die and as a regular in the sketch comedy/variety show Comedy Slice at the Improv Comedy Lab.
ALI WONG is a stand-up comedian living in Los Angeles, CA. After SF Weekly selected her as “The Best Comedian of 2009″ and the SF Bay Guardian awarded her “Best of the Bay,” she decided that it was finally time to depart her hometown. In 2010, Comedy Central listed Ali Wong as one of 7 “Comic’s to Watch.” In 2011, Variety Magazine named her as one of the “10 Comics to Watch” , and Ali appeared in the 2011 and 2012 Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, QC. Since then, Ali has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, the new season of “John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show”, Dave Attell’s “Comedy Underground”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers”, appeared in Oliver Stone’s “Savages”, hosted the Golden Globes live coverage on E! and starred as “Link Lark” in the ABC drama “Black Box” with Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly. You can catch her on Chris Hardwick’s late-night game show @Midnight, the new season of Comedy Central’s “Inside Amy.” She is also a writer on ABC’s new comedy “Fresh Off the Boat.”
James Adomian is a daredevil dancing queen — but don’t you know deep down he’s just a kitten? James was a finalist on the 2010 season of Last Comic Standing, and his debut standup album Low Hangin’ Fruit is now available on Earwolf. James' many insane characters appear as celebrated guests all over the podcast-o-sphere. He is a staple on IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang! and guest stars on the new season of Children’s Hospital on Adult Swim. Catch James live performing standup and characters across the globe at festivals, comedy clubs, gay bars, rooftop parties and radical political events.
Julian McCullough is a nationally touring comedian, host and actor. He has appeared on INSIDE AMY SCHUMER and co-starred with Whitney Cummings on the E! series LOVE YOU, MEAN IT. Julian is a frequent panelist on Chelsea Lately and contributor to The Soup Investigates. He also has his own COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS stand-up special and has appeared on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON. In addition to his television appearances, Julian has been featured at the Just For Laughs Festival and also won the "New York's Funniest" comedy competition in 2008.
Chuck Roy is a #FilthyAnimal. The Bear comes out of hibernation with a featured role in Ralphie May's Filthy Animals. Next he stars as Rusty in the movie The Gnashing. He's Bearly Touring to promote his new 1-hour comedy Bearly Special. He's Bearly On Demand search HULU for Louie Anderson Presents and Food Network for Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives. Get fresh jokes at Jokes.ChuckRoy.com. Follow @ChuckRoy to twitter. Watch videos on Chuck's youtube page. Laugh at old school Colorado comedy with the Crop Report. Learn more about the Bear at ChuckRoy.com.
Mark Serritella is a comedian, actor and writer living in Los Angeles. His stand up revolves around social satire, relationships, teaching (I worked as a 1st grade teacher for a while) and impressions.
He has been on Joe Rogan's Podcast (Live from The Ice House) three times, Byron Allen's Entertainers, Who Wants to Date A Comedian?, Comedy Central's Open Mic Fight, The 'About Last Night Podcast', featured in the Huffington Post, the front page of Funny or Die and Business Weekly and has been part of The Boston Comedy Festival 5 times.
He has toured all over Europe, The Middle East and The Caribbean entertaining the troops. He has three CDs, which are played on SIRIUS/XM Satellite Radio and is recording his 4th this year!
He also runs a comedy promotional company called Comedy Juice. They have weekly shows at The Hollywood Improv, Gotham in NYC, The Irvine Improv, The Mad House Comedy Club in SD and The Ice House. www.comedyjuice.com
Fresh off of the 2013 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour, Finesse Mitchell shined as a featured performer on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special taped in Atlanta, GA which recently aired on SHOWTIME. His frequent appearances on Bethenny or The Arsenio Hall Show keeps Finesse's humor on TV day and night. A Saturday Night Live alum, Finesse Mitchell, a versatile actor and comedian, also plays China's Dad, "Darryl" on the hit Disney show, “A.N.T Farm”, now in its third season. And Mitchell's TV work ramps up even more in 2014 as he is slated to host the Game Show Network's "Who's The Imposter" and B.E.T. Centric's new show, "According To HIM and HER".
Mitchell has had numerous appearances on NBC's Today show and has been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TBS "Who Gets The Last Laugh", Fox dating show "The Choice", VH-1 hit show “Single Ladies” as “Jobari”, B.E.T “Comic View”, “Tyra”, Ricki Lake, Jeff Probst, “Comedy Central Presents” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns”. His feature film work includes “Who’s your Caddy”, “The Comebacks”, “Mad Money” and the upcoming "Barely Lethal" which also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba which is set for a 2014 release.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Finesse graduated from the University of Miami and is a distinguished member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He is also a former student-athlete who was a walk-on for the National Champion Hurricanes football team and played with such UM alumni as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Super bowl champion, Warren Sapp. His book, “Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much: A Brother’s Take on Dating and Mating for Sistas" (2007) is an advice book for women. It was born out of his hip, hilarious and widely popular monthly advice column for ESSENCE Magazine.
School is back in session, and what better way to ring in the school year than with a Sunday night comedy party?
We’re transforming the Improv into the biggest college party of the year. Represent with your school's gear to be eligible to win hundreds of dollars in prizes, as well as special drink prices, and free tickets to future Improv shows! Plus a college party photo booth and lots more!
One of the fastest-growing shows in Hollywood, Skinny Sundays brings its trademark comedy showdowns to the Improv stage, pitting comics against each other in head-to-head competitions for the right to perform. And your enjoyment.
Skinny Sundays regularly presents some of the most star-studded lineups in town, headlining talent from SNL, the Tonight Show, Late Show, Conan and Kimmel, and has regularly featured comics like Sarah Silverman, Judd Apatow, Dane Cook, Drew Carey, Aziz Ansari, Jeff Garlin, Margaret Cho, Kevin Nealon, David Cross, Tim Heidecker, Dave Foley, David Koechner, and more!