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, a half hour comedy on TBS. The show is heading into its third season, premiering on Tuesday, June 24th at 10pm.
Next up, Byrne will release his latest one hour standup comedy special, CHAMPION, on Netflix in May 2014. He will then be taking his live show on the road along with his castmates; Ahmed Ahmed, Owen Benjamin and Roy Wood Jr. The Steve Byrne & the Cast of Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour will begin in New York City in June and continue around the country through August.
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 and was a series regular on NBC’s The Real Wedding Crashers. Byrne’s most recent hour special, The Byrne Identity, premiered last year on Comedy Central to rave reviews.
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.
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 can be seen on Adam Devine's House Party on Comedy Central (Season 2 / The Seance Episode) and AXS Gotham Comedy Live! He has three live 45 minute CDs regularly played on SIRIUS Radio and has been on 6 tours for the US Troops in 18 countries across the globe.
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.