Description: Flyover comedy brings you the very best comedic talent from in and around the Midwest. Each month, we feature and highlight a specific state from the heartland of America, giving out special deals and/or prizes from restaurants that brings that great Midwestern mentality to Los Angeles! Kansas City BBQ, Chicago Deep Dish, and Minnesota Nice all rolled into one amazing night of Comedy!
Sklar Brothers: As actors, Randy and Jason Sklar have guest starred in many TV shows, including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s Curb YourEnthusiasm, the cult FX hit “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as Adult Swim’s Childrens’ Hospital. They starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of Grey's Anatomy and as warring agents on HBO's Entourage. Of the Entourage episode, Entertainment Weekly television critic Paul Katz wrote of their turn, “in the hands of comedic masters, The Sklar Brothers, they made it soar.” They’ve also appeared in such films as Touchstone's, Wild Hogs, and Fox Atomic's, The Comebacks.
In November of 2006, Randy and Jason wrapped their 4th and final season of their critically acclaimed comedy series, Cheap Seats on ESPN Classic. They also wrote and appeared in a regular segment on ESPN's SportsCenter called, “The Bracket” from 2008 to 2009. In addition they regularly fill in as guest hosts for Jim Rome on his popular nationally syndicated radio show.
As stand up comedians, they recorded their second half hour Comedy Central Presents in November 2009 and it premiered in March of 2010. Neil Strausse of the New York Times said of the Sklars, “Their comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a crutch. Instead," noted Strauss, "they work with their physical and mental similarities and correspondences, their status as imperfect carbon copies of each other. In their comedy, the straight man is often an echo."
Randy and Jason currently reside in Los Angeles, where they record their new weekly sports comedy podcast Sklarbro Country for earwolf.com.
Perry Strong: Perry Strong has worked as a freelance Producer, Editor, Camera Operator and Director on a variety of projects ranging from music videos, commercials, feature films and EPKs. After ten years working behind the camera, he decided to add performing to his credits. He has gone from an unknown comedian, to one of New York City's up and coming stand up talents. In his short career he's already appeared on Vh1's 100 Greatest Women In Music, will be appearing on Vh1's 100 Sexist Music Artists and just been shot to appear in a commercial spoof for Trutv's World's Dumbest Inventions in January. Goto https://vimeo.com/channels/perrystrong or youtube.com/perrystrong to see stand up and acting videos. Also check out Perry Strong's Facebook Comedian Fan Page www.facebook.com/strongperry
Jeffrey Baldinger: Born and raised on the mean streets of St. Paul, Minnesota, Jeffrey Baldinger discovered his love for comedy at a young age, admiring the likes of Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kaufman. But after moving from Minnesota to Israel, to Kansas, to Australia, to Kansas again, and then to Minnesota again, he ultimately found his calling at an open mic on the east side of Los Angeles.
Since beginning his stand up career, Jeffrey has used his quick wit and goofy attitude about life to become a favorite amongst crowds and fellow comedians alike. He has appeared on The Outsourced (2010), The Playboy Comedy Tour (2011-12), and has been featured on Louie Anderson's LOL show in Las Vegas. He is also the creator and producer of the Hollywood Improv's most successful monthly show, Flyover Comedy.
Jeffrey has been featured on the websites Youtube, Break.com and FunnyorDie.com, and has made appearances on Showtime's Dexter, ABC's Happy Endings, and NBC's Community. Most recently, Jeffrey appeared as a panelist on HDnet's "AXS Live Super Bowl Show."
Jeffrey is a regular on one of the biggest college comedy shows in the USA, Comedy Juice, and he can be seen most nights performing at the World Famous Comedy Store, Laugh Factory, and the Hollywood Improv. Jeffrey does not like writing in the third person, but has decided it to be the best way to write his bio...for the time being
David Koechner: Though he would remain one of the comedy world's best-kept secrets through the later half of the 1990s, improvisational comic-turned-actor David Koechner later made a successful transition from SNL and Late Night With Conan O'Brien funnyman to supporting feature player roles when word of his talent spread, thanks to stellar supporting parts in such wide-release films as A_Guy_Thing and Anchorman. The Tipton, MO, native studied political science at the University of Missouri, with a subsequent career in the family business (manufacturing turkey coops) narrowly averted by a post-college move to Chicago. It was there that Koechner attempted to master his comic skills under the tutelage of improv master Del_Close, with further studies at the Windy City's ImprovOlympic cementing the skills of the up-and-coming talent. A subsequent stint at Chicago's Second City Theater led to Koechner's lucky break when he was whisked away by SNL creator Lorne_Michaels to become a player in the long-running weekly comedy mainstay. Though he would remain with SNL for merely one season, Koechner continued to impress on the small screen as a performer on Late Night with Conan O'Brien in the 1996-1997 season. As his reputation continued to grow due to appearances on such popular shows as Mad_About_You and Dharma & Greg, Koechner also made an impression in features thanks to small but memorable roles in Austin_Powers:_The_Spy_Who_Shagged_Me, Man on the Moon, and My_Boss's_Daughter. Though he would continue to work in minor capacity on the small screen, Koechner seemed to be focusing on features at this point in his career, with a turn as a chauvinistic sportscaster in the 2004 Will_Ferrell comedy Anchorman offering what was perhaps his most substantial feature performance to date.
Zach Sherwin: Zach Sherwin (a.k.a. MC Mr. Napkins) is a comedian and hip-hop artist. He will release his debut musical comedy album on Comedy Central Records later in 2010. A recent arrival to Los Angeles, Sherwin was named “Boston’s Best Comedian of 2009” by the Boston Phoenix and appeared in Montreal’s prestigious Just For Laughs Festival that same year. His television credits include VH1’s “White Rapper Show” and CNN’s “News to Me,” and Sierra Mist featured a music video for his song “Spelling Bee” in their recent “Funny Breaks” ad campaign. He has opened for a wide range of rappers and comedians, including Jay-Z, Mike Birbiglia, N.E.R.D., and Joel McHale. Before he began performing solo, Sherwin toured nationally with sketch comedy troupe the Late Night Players, appearing at hundreds of colleges, comedy festivals, and corporate events.
Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake.
He lives alone in LA.
Featured on: NBC's E!’s “Chelsea Lately”,"Late Night With Jimmy Fallon", Comedy Central, "Conan",”Carson Daly”, Showtime's “Shameless”, MTV.
He is a writer on NBC's "The New Normal", the Co-host of "The Champs" podcast and the author of the acclaimed memoir "Kasher In The Rye" on Grand Central Publishing.
Selected as one of Variety Magazine's "Ten Comics to Watch", LA Times, “Faces to Watch” Itunes “Comic of the year”
Things people have said:
"Everything you want in a comedian" - East Bay Express;
"Displays a fiery frustration and agile, confident showcase of his neuroses" - SF Examiner;
"One of SF’s open secrets" - SF Chronicle;
"Smart, dirty, sharp, self-deprecating and ultimately hilarious" - Denver Post
"(With) a powerful comedic voice and amazingly wide range…(He is) one of the most important comics to watch out for"- Punchline Magazine
"Hunk" - East bay Express.
People really seem to like him.
Please, go to Netflix and watch his comedy special "Moshe Kasher Live In Oakland". Please, read his book. Please, think of the children.
Omar Nava: Omar is a stand-up comedian, writer and performer now based in Hollywood, but originally from El Paso, TX. A graduate of Rice University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he decided that mankind needed more comedy and fewer machines. He moved to Los Angeles in 2010 and has since performed regularly at many notable clubs around Hollywood including The Hollywood Improv & The Comedy Store. Though he's known amongst his friends as a lover of wordplay and puns, his sharp writing and relatable personality are what audiences have come to love about his comedy.