Tony started stand-up comedy at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood in 2007. An amazing comedy club known for being a hub of development, Tony used the darkness and freedom of the club to mend his trademark style of dark edgy jokes and seamlessly going in and out of material and crowdwork. While constantly doing standup he has also written for the last five Comedy Central Roasts and hosts his popular live podcast Kill Tony. His popularity began to thrive in 2014 after becoming a regular guest on The Joe Rogan Experience. Tony’s first comedy special “ONE SHOT” was released January 2016, on Netflix.
Myq made his network television debut on The Tonight Show with Conan O¹Brien and has since appeared on Late Show with David Letterman (twice), Conan (three times), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (4 times), and Late Night with Seth Meyers. His cable TV appearances include @Midnight, Louie, Red Eye, Live at Gotham, and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. Myq’s CD, “Vegan Mind Meld”, was one of iTunes top ten best-selling comedy albums of 2010. He also had his own Comedy Central half-hour Special in 2010, “Comedy Central Presents: Myq Kaplan”. He was a top 5 finalist on the most recent season of Last Comic Standing (Season 7), and is the host of the podcast Hang Out With Me. Myq’s full hour comedy special, “Small, Dork and Handsome” released via Netflix in May of 2014 to critical acclaim.
Let’s start with Ms. Pat hasn’t lived the life of your typical comedian. Born to a single mother of 5, living on welfare in a tough West end neighborhood of Atlanta, Ms. Pat learned early on she would have to fend for herself in this world. Her Grandfather ran a “bootleg” house where as a kid Pat learned how to roll the drunks for food money. She had her first child at 14 and her second child at 15, “I knew I wasn’t going to college so I figured why not get an early start on my family”. She became a drug dealer in her teens known by the street name “Rabbit”. “I figured there were two things I could do in my neighborhood to earn money, either sell drugs or sell p*@#$y”. During her teens she was shot twice and arrested numerous times. At 19 years of age she met a man, and with his help and encouragement decided to get out of the “life”. “I was so tired, I thought for sure I was going to end up dead. He was 21 and a military vet and he showed me a way out”. At 19 with two toddlers and a new husband she is handed 4 more young children from her sister who was struggling with drug addiction. The next 10 years of her life are spent raising those 6 children. Part of that process included visits to the welfare office for food stamps and Section 8 housing assistance for her sister’s children. It was during these visits that Ms. Pat was first told she had a talent for telling funny stories. In 2003 with her case-worker’s encouragement she decided to go on stage and appeared at the Open-Mic-Night at “The Pub” in Atlanta. From the moment she stepped on stage she knew she had found her place. With a comedy career now spilling over 13 years this powerful woman brings an honest, in your face, and hilarious perspective to her shows. She has appeared on TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos”, and Nickelodeons “Mom’s Night Out”. She is a regular guest on the syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, and appeared on Katt Williams DVD “Kattpacalypse”. She has become a Podcast celebrity with appearances on TalkinS hit with Eddie Ifft, WTF with Marc Maron, The Joe Rogan Experience, Ari Shafir’s Skeptic Tank, The CrabFeast with Ryan Sickler and Jay Larson, and Your Mom’s House with Christina Pazsitzky and Tom Segura, the Bertcast with Bert Kreischer. In January of 2015 she appeared on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening” and NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”. In July of 2016 Ms. Pat performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival appearing in Kevin Hart’s “LOL”, and Jeff Ross “Roast Battle” for Comedy Central. Ms. Pat currently resides with her husband and three children in Indianapolis.
Stavros Halkias is a stand-up comedian and co-host of the popular podcast Cum Town. He is also widely known for his body-positive Instagram account. Stavros has made appearances on Adult Swim, XM Satellite radio, IFC, and the MSG Network, where he wrote and performed on the Emmy nominated, People Talking Sports and Other Stuff. He’s been featured in Tig Notaro’s Bentzen Ball, the New York Comedy Festival, and toured nationally with Wham City Comedy, Tom Papa, and Robert Kelly. He’s very sorry that the word “Cum” was in the first sentence of this biography.
With years of experience already under each of their individual belts, in 2011 Ron Taylor, Jeff Horste, Josh Adams, and Darius Bennett came together as an elite team of stand-up comedians, thus the “Motown Laugh Kings” were born. Today these Detroit locals are anything but local, they can be seen touring clubs and colleges across the country or through their multiple appearances on Comedy Central, BET, All Def Digital, Fox, and TruTV.
The Chicago Tribune calls Jeff Arcuri “a joke machine,” but he’s not! He’s a person! Jeff has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and a plethora of comedy festivals around the country. Newly based in New York, Jeff works clubs and colleges across the US.
Sam Rager, often described as charmingly dark, has been honing her comedy across the Midwest since 2012. Not one to shy away from touchy subjects, she is able to derive hilarious commentary from her personal sob stories, and helps audiences feel comfortable enough to unpack the skeletons in their own closets. Sam is a crowd pleaser at nursing homes, community colleges, and hopefully here.
Cam Rowe is the biggest thing in comedy-Literally! At 6’9 inches tall, he has taken the comedy world by storm as a fresh new face! He was a regular on TRU TV’s Storage Hunters as the security guard known as “the green Mile.” He has also appeared on the hit show Comedy Bang Bang! Cameron touches on real life stories that everyone can relate to. He was a 1st place winner in the Uncle Clyde Comedy Contest at Flappers Comedy Club, The Next Comic Standing Contest at the HaHa Comedy Club in Los Angeles, and the winner of the 2017 King Of Comedy Competition at the Candelstone Resort in Belding, Michigan! He has also performed over in the U.K. At the world renowned Leicester Comedy Festival! In October 2017 Cam did a 25 show stand up comedy tour performing in theaters all around England with two of his TV show cast mates! Be sure to watch out for this big guy-he won’t be hard to miss!
Melanie a fast rising talent on the Metro Detroit comedy scene is a native of The “D” Melanie has always enjoyed entertaining people “just cause”. She’s had the opportunity to emcee in several comedy clubs in the Midwest and open for nationally known comedians such as Mark Curry, Faizon Love, Lil Duval, and Michigan’s own J. Chris Newberg. She has been sweeping the scene making her presence known around town for her versatile mix of realism and sass, she’s just as nice as she is naughty. Melanie was a finalist in the LA Express Comedy Competition at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. Melanie delivers a fun high energy show that really gets the crowd involved in her act. A local favorite across the Metro Detroit area, Melanie continues to hone her skills at open mics across the state. Melanie can be seen performing at comedy clubs, bars, and corporate events across the Midwest.
Esther Nevarez is a stand up comedian, improvisor, writer, and actor. She has performed in various festivals, including The Boston Women in Comedy Festival and New York City’s Laughing Devil and She-Devil Festivals. Esther was featured on the Fox TV show “Laughs” and was also a member of the Detroit morning Fox 2 “Comedy Council” segment. She has performed with a variety of comedians, including Michael Che, Rob Delaney, and Jim Norton. She also cowrote and acted in the Planet Ant production “Who Run The World” and can be seen improvising with her troop Dusty Bunny.
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