Beth Stelling

Beth Stelling

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Beth Stelling is a stand-up comedian, writer and actress based in Los Angeles, who Time Out Magazine names a Comic to Watch in 2016. Beth made her late night television debut on Conan. In 2014, Beth appeared on @Midnight, Chelsea Lately, and The Pete Holmes Show. She most recently performed stand-up on Jimmy Kimmel Live, after Jimmy saw her at UCB and approached her personally.

Beth tours extensively, performing at festivals, colleges, and clubs across the country. Recent notable TV appearances include Showtime’s SXSW Special, Last Call with Carson Daly, and The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. In October 2015, Beth’s Comedy Central ½-Hour Special debuted – Vulture included it as one of the “Ten Best Stand-up Specials of 2015.” Beth’s 2nd album, Simply the Beth debuted simultaneously which debuted at #3 on the iTunes Comedy Charts. Beth is currently writing on the HBO series, CRASHING.


Dan Soder

Dan Soder

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Originally from Aurora, CO, Dan Soder started doing standup at 21 while attending the University of Arizona. After two years of playing clubs and casinos all over the southwest, Dan decided he’d had enough of extreme heat and venomous animals, so he moved to New York to get serious about stand-up. After living in New York for close to 5 years, he had been featured on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham”, and was the standout at the 2011 Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Dan was also voted funniest comedian at the New York Comedy Festival.

He is currently best known as ‘Mafee’ on the hit Showtime Billions series. He has a new Half Hour Special on Netflix’s “The Standups”. His first hour-long stand-up special, Not Special premiered last year on Comedy Central. Other credits include: Comedy Central’s Half Hour, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and @midnight. Dan also hosts Sirius XM’s The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson, Monday – Thursday at 6pm ET.

 

 


Brian Scolaro

Brian Scolaro

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Brooklyn born Brian Scolaro is an actor and stand-up comedian. He got his start at the The Comedy Cellar in NYC, and he is most known for his appearances on “CONAN”, his half hour Comedy Central special “COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: BRIAN SCOLARO”, as Doug on TBS’s “SULLIVAN AND SON”, and as Stuart on FOX’s “STACKED”.
Brian has appeared on “DEXTER”, “MAD MEN”, “BONES”, “CASTLE”, “GREY’S ANATOMY,” “THE MIDDLE”, “SUPERIOR DONUTS”, “I’M DYING UP HERE”, “SHAMELESS”, “A MILLION LITTLE THINGS”, “ALONE TOGETHER”, “HARRY’S LAW,” “MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE”, “THE EXES”, “GIRL MEETS WORLD”, “TRUTH BE TOLD” and has also had recurring roles on “KROLL SHOW”, “LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM” and “WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE”; as well as a regular role as Gordon on NBC’s “THREE SISTERS”.
He has gone on to share his original and yet old school style of stand up on “CONAN”, “THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON”, “GOTHAM COMEDY LIVE”, “LATE NITE WITH CONAN O’BRIEN”, COMEDY CENTRAL’S “LIVE AT GOTHAM”, “COMICS UNLEASHED ” and finally his very own half hour special “COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: BRIAN SCOLARO”. And Marc Maron said on WTF podcast, Brian “might be the funniest fuckin person alive.”

 


DeAnne Smith

DeAnne Smith

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DeAnne Smith, a 2014 Canadian Comedy Award winner, rocketed onto the comedy scene in 2006. Since then, she’s performed all over the world, including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Iceland Comedy Festival, Just for Laughs Montreal and Chicago, and JFL42 to name a few. She’s also been on TV in four countries, including on Last Comic Standing NBC, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on CBS, Canada’s The Comedy Network, Australia’s Channel 10 and ABC, and UK’s Sky TV. She’s opened for Tig Notaro, Chris Hardwick, and Robert Keller and is a regular on Andy Kindler’s annual Alternative Show at Montreal’s prestigious Just for Laughs festival.

The Montreal Gazette says DeAnne is “fresh, cutting…one of the finest wits in the country” and Time Out Sydney praised her “witty, out-of-nowhere sideswipe punches.” The UK’s Telegraph calls her “Smart. Very funny. Effortless charm lets her get away with murder.” She’s never actually murdered anyone. She’s just super funny.


Bobby Slayton

Bobby Slayton

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A true “comic’s comic,” Bobby Slayton, often referred to as “The Pitbull of Comedy,” has been performing his own intense style of stand-up comedy for over thirty years, becoming one of the best known, respected, and energetic comics working today.

Audiences around the country may recognize Bobby from his many scene stealing roles in movies such as “Get Shorty”, “Ed Wood”, “Wayne’s World 2”, “Bandits”, and “Dreamgirls.” He’s appeared on dozens of television programs including “The Tonight Show”, “Home Improvement”, and his own Comedy Specials on both Showtime and HBO. He was a series regular on the HBO series “Mind of the Married Man” and played Joey Bishop opposite Ray Liotta and Joe Mantegna in the critically acclaimed film, “The Rat Pack”.

Slayton’s distinct gravelly voice has often been heard on dozens of radio commercials and animated shows like “Dr. Katz” and “Family Guy”, and welcomed over the years on hundreds of syndicated and
local radio shows with everyone from Howard Stern to Larry King.

The NY Daily News called Slayton “armed and dangerous” and the Las Vegas Review Journal pointed out that “Slayton’s refusal to compromise his art has always made him worth a special trip.”.


Dwight Slade

Dwight Slade

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Part man, part ageless boy; comedian Dwight Slade has the privilege of being a comedy legend in American stand up. The winner of this year’s Boston Comedy Festival, Slade combines an intelligent, raging voice of justice with the snickering attitude of a high school prankster. He gives the impression of a man on a journey. Who enjoys nothing more than making fun of everything along the way. Born in Seattle, Dwight moved often in his early years, living in San Mateo, California; Wilton, Connecticut; Marietta, Georgia and Houston, Texas.

It was while in middle school in Houston that Dwight became friends with Bill Hicks, an intense young man with a secret dream of becoming a stand-up comedian. The two quickly developed a partnership that has lasted a lifetime. The two became enamored by comedians on The Tonight Show and began writing jokes to try out on friends. At age 14 they were sneaking of their parent’s suburban homes and riding their bikes to auditions and open mikes.

Throughout his high school and college years, Dwight continued to focus on stand-up. At 18, Slade finished 3rd in the Euphoria Comedy Contest, and full of ambition, moved to Hollywood. He became one of the youngest performers to ever perform at the famous Comedy Store.

In the 1980’s, the comedy boom was underway and Dwight found he could garner more precious stage time in Portland, Oregon than in Los Angeles. “Why should I live in Los Angeles when I can be just as miserable and unknown in Portland?” Slade soon established himself as the premier stand-up in the Northwest opening concerts for Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld, Jeff Beck and Dave Chappelle.

Now married with children, the young family faced an interesting dilemma: how do you travel on the road as a working comedian and stay together as a family? The solution took the form of a 36 foot fifth wheel travel trailer that the young family toured and lived in for four years while Dwight headlined comedy clubs across the US and Canada. “My second child was born in the RV,” says Slade, “We were pulled over at the time.” Slade decided to hang up the nomadic lifestyle and settle down in Portland. It proved to be a good decision.

While grounded in Portland, Slade was able to explore more personal aspects to his stand up comedy. Putting together the critically praised, one man political primer, “Do People Really Think Like That?” Dwight was not only funny, but also thought provoking. The San Antonio Express wrote, “Slade restores one’s faith in comedy as the great equalizer. At his cerebral best he becomes the voice of the little man looking for a little justice – and just maybe a little pay back – for life’s daily mundane humiliations.”

The 90’s found Dwight moving into new arenas of creativity. Radio station KXL-AM billed him as “The Northwest’s Most Dangerous Mind” as he became a noted talk radio personality who used humor instead of rage to engage listeners. He released two comedy CD’s on Humor Ink recordings, “Weird State,” and “Shut-up.”

Slade’s feature film debut came in 2000 in the movie “Inconceivable,” which enjoyed a run on Showtime and Lifetime. Slade also co-starred in the gritty family drama, “My Way Home” which won the Platinum Award at the 2001 Houston International Film Festival. Since then, Slade has made appearances in three feature films including the soon to be released James Westby film, “Rid Of Me.”

In 2002, Slade became the first stand-up to make appearances at the three major North American Comedy Festivals: Aspen, Chicago and Montreal. On the heels of his performances, Slade signed a development deal with Warner Brothers Television. Slade was chosen to appear on HBO’s “Best of the US Comedy Arts Festival” and made an appearance on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend.

Slade’s stand-up has gained international stature after earning a five star review from Scotland’s Minister of Culture at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival and appearances at the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival. He followed this with a tour in Afghanistan performing for US Troops, a tour of Israel. After a stellar performance at the 2008 Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, Slade was chosen to appear on a Tonight Show feature.

Slade’s Hi-Def Comedy Special, “Right & Raunch” is now available on DVD.

Dwight is a single father with two children.

And, yes, he is an Aries…


Ryan Stout

Ryan Stout

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Ryan Stout is a well-crafted and seasoned comedian who has performed all over the world. A regular guest on Chelsea Lately, Ryan has also appeared on CONAN, HBO’s Funny as Hell, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and his own half-hour special: Comedy Central Presents… Ryan Stout. While still in college, Stout was already performing over 300 shows per year when, at age 22, he won the Boston International Comedy Festival’s stand-up comedy competition. He went on to perform at HBO’s The Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, the prestigious Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal, and the very hip SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Within six months of moving to Los Angeles, he booked his first pilot, hosting a game show for MTV. That one job established him as a go-to host for any occasion and over the next few years MTV booked Ryan to host nearly 50 projects, including pilots, specials, and episodes of random television. He even hosted the iconic MTV Spring Break. In December 2011, his debut comedy album, Touché, was released by Comedy Central Records and reached #7 on the iTunes comedy charts. Currently, Ryan Stout can be seen every Monday thru Thursday on AXS TV, hosting the network’s one-hour flagship show, AXS Live.


Dan St. Germain

Dan St. Germain

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Dan St Germain was chosen as featured comic in Variety’s annual prestigious “10 Comics To Watch” list. Time Out New York has remarked that “St. Germain has a playful, freewheeling sensibility that sends the audience tumbling through daydreams of his design.” Dan’s Comedy Central special The Half Hour hit the airwaves earlier this year, and he’s now busy developing a script for 20th Century Fox. He has appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Best Week Ever, John Oliver’s New York Stand-Up Show, The Electric Company, and a bunch of other basic and not-so-basic cable programs. Don’t watch his drunken racist rant on Oxygen. He was going through a rough time. He’s the creator and star of the web series Kicking Dan Out featured on My Damn Channel, is a collaborator with Above Average, and co-hosts a podcast with Sean Donnelly called My Dumb Friends, soon to be broadcast on Comedy Central Sirius. Dan’s been a guest on WTF with Marc Maron and The Artie Lange Show, starred in a SuperBowl commercial with Howard Stern, and was selected by Time Out New York as having one of the best jokes about New York City (a list that included Woody Allen). Dan’s first album, Bad at the Good Times, is forthcoming from aspecialthing Records. Check out In Security, Dan’s animated web series on Comedy Central Studios.


Kristen Schaal

Kristen Schaal

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Schaal starred in the cult hit “Flight of The Conchords,” and is the Women’s Issues Correspondent for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” She voices the character Louise in the Fox animated series “Bob’s Burgers,” and has a recurring role on 30 Rock.” Other film and television credits include Toy Story 3, Dinner for Schmucks, “Mad Men”, “Modern Family”, “Gravity Falls,” and “The Simpsons,” among others. In 2011, Kristen appeared in The Coward at The Lincoln Center Theatre, and was awarded The Lucille Lortel Award for her performance.

As a stand-up, Schaal won the award for Best Alternative Comic at the 2006 United States Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and is the recipient of the second annual Andy Kaufman Award hosted by the New York Comedy Festival. Additionally, Kristen was a Pierre Award Nominee at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and in October of 2005, she was included in New York Magazine’s “Ten Funniest New Yorkers You’ve Never Heard Of.” She has recorded two specials, “Comedy Central Presents: Kristen Schaal,” and “Kristen Schaal: Live at the Fillmore.”

 

Schaal is also a published author. She co-authored a sex guide, The Sexy Book of Sexy Sex, with fiancé and “Daily Show” writer Rich Blomquist.

 


Rory Scovel

Rory Scovel

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Mixing his spontaneous creativity and absurd view of the world, Rory Scovel is quickly making a name for himself across North America. Whether discussing drugs, politics, or life in general his infectious stage presence and engaging charisma will quickly shift the vibe of any room and place the audience in the scene of every punch line.

Rory Scovel has been featured at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot and Bonnaroo. His Comedy Central Half Hour premiered this past May.  Rory has also been seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and CONAN.  His CD, DILATION, is currently available on iTunes.

 “Picture a storyteller, philosopher, and absurdist, whom you can’t quite decide whether he’s a nice guy or a huge asshole. Either way, he’s pretty damn funny.”

 -Daniel Berkowitz, LaughSpin


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