Tony Baker's comedic skills flourished while attending New Mexico State University his creative ideas were brought to the forefront while writing and directing films with his colleagues just for the love of it. His comedic skills developed while hosting pageants, talent shows, and fund-raising events on the NMSU campus. His love for theater developed when he made his stage debut in the University production of "Of Mice & Men" in which he received his first acting award. After bringing his acting talents to the stage he knew that it was time to make the dream a reality and uprooted his family to California to pursue a career in acting and stand up comedy.
Host/MC Dusty Rhoads LAUGH FACTORY, COMEDY SPOT - AZ, THE IMPROV, SILLYBOYZ PODCAST,
Dusty Rhoads is a comedian, writer, and actor that lives in Southern California. Starting out as an improv actor, he decided to do stand up one summer in college and has never looked back. His brand of comedy is energetic, goofy, and fun; while bringing the audience in the act too so no one feels left out. All around he brings a party to the stage everywhere he performs.He hosts a successful podcast - Sillyboyz. When Dusty isn´t writing or performing he enjoys weaving antique blankets and yelling at the radio. WEBSITE | BOOK
Jay Weingarten is a writer and performer based in Los Angeles. Jay is the founder, producer and host of the popular comedy-variety show, The Birthday Party Show. He hosts open mics across the city, including places like Bar Lubitsch, Atwater Crossing, and Echoes Under Sunset, and works on shows like Sad People Talking and the Super Serious Show.
Jay co-hosts a weekly podcast (Haunting Open Mic Encounters) where comedians relive some of their most painful open mic experiences. He is a writer for Jamie Kennedy's Hahajk.com and the comedy podcast website The Plop List. He has appeared on the Channel 101 show "Breaking Good," which maintained a 6-month run at the festival.
Currently, you can find Jay performing stand-up in places ranging from the Hollywood Improv to backyards. Really, anywhere he's allowed to perform. He requires lots of hugs and physical affection. BOOK
Comedian Johnny Roque LAST CALL CARSON DALY, PIE EATING CHAMP 1999, CROCS MODEL 05'-07', FUNNIEST BUSSER 2008,
Johnny Roque is a comedian, writer, and actor that lives in Southern California. He started to perform stand-up during his awkward teenage years, while most teens were trying to figure out life and where it will lead them, Johnny was trying to figure out the best punch line. Starting off at coffee houses and some of the local clubs that graciously allowed him to perform on their amateur nights. During the years he attended college he continued to perform stand-up at dive bars and parties that he booked. Currently he performs as an opening/feature act in clubs around the country and at universities. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Keenan Baker COMEDY STORE, LAUGH FACTORY, HA HA CAFE , THE IMPROV,
Keenan grew up with a strict military father and with a tough but nerdy older brother. At a young age Keenan turned to cartoons as his friends and later used his act out skills to make people laugh. His love for video games and cartoons and family is what he talks about on stage. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian David Willis FRASIER, STAR SEARCH, THE COMEDY STORE, THE IMPROV,
David Willis began his show biz career as a street magician in New York City, but switched to standup comedy because it requires fewer rabbits. He's performed in 48 states (WTF, New Hampshire and Vermont?!), Canada, England, on TV (Star Search, woot!) and on the luxury cruise ships (the kind that don't sink). He then performed his one man show at over 200 colleges, providing no educational value whatsoever.
He transitioned to writing for hit TV comedies and providing comedian services for numerous sitcoms, including 200+ episodes of "Frasier," the Emmy-winningest show in history. BOOK