Ready to go from zero to funny? Full Throttle Comedy is a pedal to the medal ride of the nations top stand up comics! Originally a staple of the New York comedy scene, now you can enjoy the Full Throttle Comedy experience right here in Hollywood! Each show features today's hottest talent from HBO, Comedy Central and Showtime.
Adam Ray: Adam is a graduate of the USC Acting Conservatory. His junior year he studied abroad in London at the British American Drama Academy. Since 2007, Adam has spent time doing improv with the UCB theater in NYC and LA. His TV credits include ABC’s “According to Jim,” MTV’s “Human Giant”, Adult Swim’s “NTSF:SD:SUV” and CBS’s “Two Broke Girls”. He also just wrapped a supporting lead role in the upcoming Paul Feig directed feature “The Heat” starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, a guest star on Netflix’s reboot of “Arrested Development” and a guest star on Comedy Central’s hit comedy “Workaholics”.
Jason Collings: JASON COLLINGS
Jason Collings spent his youth growing up in the heart of Long Beach, CA with his identical twin brother, mom and dad. During his elementary days, Jason was known for being a bit of a jokester. This passion for humor only intensified as he reached his teen years. Lacking focus, Jason's father put him into martial arts at age 12. Jason later went on to compete in tournaments and win several local and national 1st place titles. He gained prominent status in the fighting word and eventually trained side by side with Royce Gracie. When other stand up comedians were beginning their careers, Jason, at age 21, was opening his own Martial Arts School.
As his passion for Martial Arts grew, so did his passion for comedy. He began idolizing comics like George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and Jim Carrey. He would breathe in every 'special' he could get his hands. He began to wonder if he too could be a stand up comedian. This dream became more practical when the gravity of reality struck at the heart of his career. At age 34, Jason sustained a major leg injury during training and he was told that he would never run again. Jason found his career in Martial Arts coming to a screeching halt.
At age 35, after a long recovery from surgery, Jason knew he needed to consider a new career. While continuing to run a successful school, he decided to look up his first and long time love, comedy. He began writing material based on his life experiences, his family and his two boys. Unknowingly, Jason's ultimate decision to step on stage would rest on one more pivotal moment.
In 2006, Jason’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Knowing that it may be his father’s only chance to see him on stage, Jason made it his purpose to find a decent venue. He convinced a local Hollywood club to give him stage time, saying that he had been doing it for several years. 15 Minutes later, Jason found his purpose. The club made him an instant weekly regular never knowing that he fibbed his way in the door.
Like 99% of all other comedians, Jason has always had a love for comedy. It has been in his heart since he was just a small boy. The 1% percent that makes him different is that in only 3 years time, he has sky rocketed ahead of the pack. Starting his career at age 35, he has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy. He has toured with Jo Koy and most recently, Carlos Mencia. He is a well known regular at major comedy clubs including The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Ice House, The Punchline and The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. Jason's unique brand of observational humor and his ability to paint a picture with his physical comedy will have you falling out of your seats and begging for more.
"All I care about is being on stage and doing comedy.” Jason Collings
Derek Jones: Derek Jones is a Writer/Comedian hailing from the seaside town of East Haven, Connecticut, nestled in the bosom of the Long Island Sound. Upon graduating from Temple University in Philadelphia, Derek moved to Los Angeles with a dream in his heart and stars in his eyes. Starting as a Page at NBC, like famed television personalities Regis Philbin and Willard Scott before him, Derek quickly began accelerating his television career, eventually finding himself writing jokes for one of TV's oldest institutions, The Tonight Show.
Having been a familiar face on the Los Angeles comedy scene the past several years, he can be seen performing at such viable comedy institutions as the weekly alternative comedy Mecca "What's Up Tiger Lily," Greg Barris' alt. brainchild "Heart of Darkness," as well as area mainstays such as The Hollywood Improv, Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater, The Ice House, The Second City and The Comedy Store. And don't put it past him to show up at a number of area bars, Moose Lodges and any other hole-in-the-wall venues to bring his unique style of over-the-top, show-stopping comedy, which has been hailed as everything from "Brilliant!" to "Really, really loud."
Recently, Derek has been seen on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" as a featured performer playing everything from a male model for Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's new GTL clothing line, to a referee for Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno in a heated match of Frozen Turkey Shuffleboard.
He's all over the place. And wherever it is you see him, there he is.
Kevin Brown: Kevin plays "Dot Com" on ABC's hugely popular show 30 Rock. Kevin has also been featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC's Last Comic Standing, 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin, and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.