Description: Every month Skyler Stone (Raising Hope, Comedy Central's CON, Waiting, For Your Consideration) puts on an amazing evening of comedy and music. Except it is not what you might think. It isn't comedians going up and then musicians going up and doing their separate acts. NO! It is all integrated. Skyler only books comedians who use music in their acts (like Zach Galifianakis or Garfunkel & Oates) and comics who love to talk about music in their acts (think Brian Posehn ranting about metal music or Chris Porter gabbing about the Black Crowes).
Russell Peters: Listed on the Forbes List as one of the top ten Highest Earning Comics in the U.S. in 2009 and 2010, Russell Peters has spent the past 22 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world. Thanks to YouTube and a global following, Peters has sold-out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House to London's O2 Arena, where he set a new attendance record with over 16,000 fans in attendance at his February 2008 show. Peters has also performed for the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and HBO, CNN, MTV and the BBC.
The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena - DVD Across Canada May 31st
Call Me Russell, the number one bestseller - Paperback Across Canada July 26th
B.J. Novak: B.J. was best known for his episodes of "Punk'd" on MTV as the driving instructor with Hilary Duff and many other classics including the pranks with Usher, Missy Elliot, Rachel Leigh Cook, Bow Wow, Mya, and Dave Mirra!
He is also a standup comedian who was on "The Conan O' Brien Show" and other shows.
His favorite color is blue! He is also partial to black and white.
He grew up near Boston, in the city of Newton, Massachusetts. He has two brothers: Jesse, age 22, and Lev, age 13. He also has a 16-year-old sister named Keough.
He went to Harvard University! He graduated with a degree in English and Spanish literature! He wrote a thesis about the films of Hamlet.
He is best friends with celebrity Bob Saget.
B.J. made his first onstage performance as a standup comedian on October 10, 2001 at the Hollywood Youth Hostel in Los Angeles. B.J. soon began winning fans for his unique take on major issues of the day ("Battered women? Sounds delicious") and for his feel-good crowd-work as the "compliment comic." Within months, he was a fixture at the major comedy clubs of Los Angeles, including The Improv and The Laugh Factory, and a favorite everywhere from the mainstream Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach to elite Hollywood's top "alternative room" at M Bar. In July of 2003, he was named to Variety's list of "Ten Comics to Watch." His birthday is July 31st.
Skyler Stone: Skyler Stone is an actor, producer, comedian and writer from Kalamazoo, Michigan. He has been on The Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. He has headlined in over 40 cities and 5 different countries and has opened for Jay Mohr, Damon Wayans, Christopher Titus, Dane Cookand Dave Attell. He had his own show on Comedy Central when he was only 25 years old called CON that he wrote, executive produced, and starred in. The show has found a cult following online and bootlegs of it are distributed frequently. In 2007, Skyler wrote, executive produced and starred in a prank show called Skyler's Revolution for FOX and in the same year he was nominated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Short Film for a short that he directed. With producer Michael Abbott he made a video that went extremely viral called Hands Free Driving about the driving law that went into effect in 2008 in California.
Many top directors have cast Skyler in supporting roles in the last few years (Sir Christopher Guest, the Farrelly Brothers, Michael Bay, and Roger Avary to name a few). He has done guest stars on The Defenders, Rules Of Engagement, The Mentalist, CSI:NY, Dollhouse, Dark Blue, Zeke And Luther, and Lost. He has been the host of two Cartoon Network shows, two MTV shows and hosts his own live comedy show every month in LA at the Hollywood Improv called Skyler Stone & People He Pretends Are His Friends (it is one of their top-selling shows). Most remember him from his role as one of the cooks in the feature Waiting, he played opposite Dane Cook, Ryan Reynolds and Luis Guzman in his kitchen scenes.
Skyler just starred in his first leading role in a film called Housebroken with Danny Devito. He has also just been cast in a hilarious recurring role on Raising Hope for FOX (from My Name Is Earl creator Greg Garcia). It started airing September 21st of 2010 on Fox in the much sought after time-slot after Glee. Skylerstone.com has won several awards for its design and for its innovative use of Skyler's twisted comedy. He is just wrapped filming a lead role for the horror film Hostel: Part III. He has a dog named Sammy that goes with him everywhere.
Anthony Jeselnik: Anthony Jeselnik is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Tulane University.
Anthony is a stand-up comedian, most famous for THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF DONALD
TRUMP and THE COMEDY CENTRAL ROAST OF CHARLIE SHEEN. Anthony has also performed
on CONAN, JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE and was the first ever stand-up comic to appear on LATE
NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON. Anthony has also written for LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON
and received an Emmy Nomination for his work on A NIGHT OF TOO MANY STARS: AN
OVERBOOKED CONCERT FOR AUTISM EDUCATION.
Anthony was named one of Variety's 10 Comics to Watch in 2008 and one of Comedy Central's
Hot Comics in 2009. In 2010, Anthony released his critically acclaimed debut comedy album,
SHAKESPEARE, through Comedy Central Records.
Here are some ways people have described Anthony Jeselnik:
"Jeselnik... has rapidly emerged as the Satanic prince of stand-up, a black-hearted joke-slinger
with a ferocious and unstoppable will to power." --Nathan Rabin, Head Writer--A.V. Club
"...a bad man." -Conan O'Brien
"I'm Anthony Jeselnik, get the fuck out of my way.
Look at me, I've got really good hair, I'm better than you in every way.
Not only am I funny, but I've got really good hair.
If comedy didn't work out for me, I could be a hair model.
Go fuck yourself, move out of the way, I'm looking for the stairs to the stage." -Sung by Todd
RZA: RZA is riding a high after the critical and commercial success of “The Man With The Iron Fists”. He seems set for a long inning behind the camera. The Abbot, in his moment of glory, did not forget to remember his days as the head of the Wu-Tang Clan that trained him to direct people with different temperaments and sensibilities.
“[Wu-Tang] was actually the best training I could ever have,” he said. “I wasn’t conscious that all my trials and tribulations, good times and bad times with Wu-Tang would help me become this kind of psychiatrist of thinking towards other artists and talents. But also one of the biggest things that helped me is that I’m an artist. I understand the grind, the gripes. I understand right now we’re getting out early in the rain to sit here and talk to you about a film instead of on the bus, curled up warm. I understand how it feels, so I appreciate what an artist does.
As a director, I’m going to have compassion. There was a situation where we just had a problem, some of the producers were like, ‘push through it, push through it, push through it.’ I was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no. You’re not going to push through it. You’re not going til he’s ready.’”