An unassuming nerd unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary. Eric Schwartz is one of the most creative and original comedians working today, earning the description, “everything there is to love about entertainment” (First Order Historians). With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and more, this multi-dimensional showman’s stand up, songs and characters are spreading worldwide. GQ India names him one of “5 International Comics You Must Catch,” while his viral videos have aired on E!, G4, CNN and OMG Insider. YouTube recently named him one of their prestigious NextUp Creators. “E! News Daily” host Ryan Seacrest says Schwartz is “rocking the web” with “video that’s got everyone Googling” and Forbes.com applauds him for having “a minor industry in pop music parodies.”
Early on in his career, Jackie was discovered on stage in Boston by the Farrelly brothers, who have since cast him in back to back roles in “King Pin”, “There’s Something About Mary”, “Me,Myself And Irene” “Shallow Hal” and “Stuck On You”, where he played opposite pop-diva Cher.
Fans of the hit show “The King Of Queens”, will recognize Jackie from his many appearances on that show and the feature "Here Comes the Boom" with Kevin James, as well as his role along side the likes of Burt Reynolds, NFL Coach Jimmy Johnson and Jerome Bettis as one of the “Men Of The Square Table” in the hugely popular Miller Lite “Man Law” commercials.
Jackie is one of the proud winners of the San Francisco Comedy Competition, has been a featured performer at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival Galas, and has been seen on HBO, NBC and CBS. Audiences young and old appreciate his wit and rapid fire “take no prisoners” delivery.
Jay Montepare is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian and host
of Ellen’s Design Challenge on HGTV. As an actor he has
performed on ABC’s Body of Proof, NBC’s Blake Shelton’s Not-So-
Family Christmas Special, NESN’s Comedy All-Stars, NUVOtv’s
Stand-Up and Deliver, The Comedy Time Network, The Rebels of
Comedy Pay-Per-View Special, and over 30 national commercial
campaigns. He can also be seen on the big screen in the movie
Walk of Shame starring Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Nealon.
As a stand-up comedian, Jay is a touring national headliner that is
known for his playful crowd work and improv skills and loves to
involve the audience in his act so that every show is unique. Jay has
entertained thousands in clubs and colleges across the country and
was considered “The best host of the 2010 NACA National
Conference.” He has performed for the U.S. military troops in Mt.
Fuji and Okinawa, Japan. His recently released one-hour comedy
CD, “The Sound That Jokes Make,” can be purchased on iTunes
“He endears himself to crowds from the moment he steps on stage… funny as hell”
LA Comedy Examiner
Bill Devlin (comedian, actor and writer) was born and raised in St. Paul Minnesota. The youngest of eight children in an Irish Catholic community, serves as fodder in a good deal of Devlin’s reservoir of comedy.
In addition to touring around the country, Bill has also performed at all the major comedy clubs in Southern California. He appears, hosts and produces shows regularly at the world famous Hollywood Improv Comedy Club. Devlin’s long running Comedy & Cocktails show has featured comedy greats Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho and Drew Carey just to name a few.
Hollywood took notice when Devlin performed nine one-hour comedy shows in a two day period at a maximum-security prison. He wrote a first person story of the experience, exclusive to the Los Angeles Times, which was featured on the front page of the calendar section.
This got Devlin his first major feature film development deal.
His unique comedy style is routinely written about in the Irish Herald, The Irish News and The Irish American Post. Did I mention he’s Irish? Devlin has also been profiled on NBC’s Today in LA and on National Public Radio.
He was commissioned to produce, write and host (before a live studio audience) his own TV talk/variety show The Un-Invited Guests with Bill Devlin; which starred comedy legend Dom Deluise.
As an actor, Devlin has been in dozens of television commercials and has starred in several independent feature films (Blood Predator, The God Complex) including the cult hit Rectuma; which screened at the Cannes film festival.
He has worked with such film veterans as Faye Dunaway (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde), Sean Young (Blade Runner) and Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters).
Devlin has performed improv & sketch comedy for many years and trained with the father of improvisation himself, Del Close.
He is also an accomplished professional photographer and percussionist
Comedy & Cocktails, a perfect mix! Delicious liquor and the most hilarious stand-up comedians in the country! Show host Bill Devlin has been hosting his Irish Comedy Nights at the Hollywood Improv since 2004. In addition to a stellar monthly line up, celebrity drop-ins have included Chris Rock, Drew Carey, Dave Attell, and more. Come early to have dinner and a drink at the World Famous Improv Bar.