Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
(Doors open at 09:00 PM)
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Nate Bargatze: Nate Bargatze is a comedian, born and raised in Old Hickory,TN. He grew up watching his Father who is a world class magician and decided to follow his footsteps in the entertainment business. Since he made his television debut on CMT Comedy Stage in 2007, he has had two appearances on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, performed on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and at the 2008 Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival in the ‘New Faces’ category receiving critical acclaim in the Hollywood Reporter. Nate wrote for the Video Game Awards as well. Nate recently returned from his second tour in Iraq performing for the troops in Baghdad. He continues to keep the momentum going working every night in New York City comedy clubs when he is not on the road. Just recently Nate filmed his first Comedy Central Presents special which will air in 2011. Also was recently crowned 2010's New York's Funniest Comedian at The New York Comedy Festival
Brian Swinehart: From a small town of 1,500 people Brian Swinehart has captivated audiences across the country and Over Seas with his wit and charm. Swinehart hails from Ohio, but is now making a name for himself at the premier comedy clubs in Los Angeles.
A mainstay at the legendary Hollywood Improv, Swinehart has landed five movie roles and two tv pilots since his big move, and his success shows no signs of slowing.
Swinehart will be touring during 20013 and is also in pre-production for two movies he co-wrote. Rehab and Killing Santa.
Growing up in a small town has given Brian a unique and interesting stage presence. He has a Mid West flavor with a California twist.
Swinehart takes lifes difficulties and then finds the funny. Inspired by a George Carlin quote "When you laugh or you cry you are making the same motion". Swinehart also believes that the tough times in life also provide the most entertaining material.
A highlight in Swinehart's career came when he was playing a small Los Angeles bar and he saw Adam Sandler in the room watching the show. Swinehart has always respected the work of Sandler so by nature he was nervous. However he brought his best material and gave it his all. At the end of the night Sandler shook Brian's hand and said "Funny stuff man funny stuff."