With five full length comedy albums, Matt Davis is a comedic force of dark and dirty humor. Recently featured on The Nasty Show at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal (2012), Matt's "dirty but smart" sense of humor has earned him an Editor's Choice on Sony's Crackle.com (2007), and had him featured in a top ten list on Cracked Magazine's Cracked.com (2012). "Matt Davis... he has great material on everything from hunting and Harry Potter to retro clothing and homophobia in the Arab world..."-Creative Loafing, Atlanta (2010) "If Paul Westerberg was a comedian, he would probably sound a lot like Matt Davis. Issuing a comedic stance equal parts brazen honesty and smarmy sarcasm" - The Weekly Volcano, Olympia, Washington (2012)
This is a show in which comedians irreverently explore political and social justice issues. WEBSITE | EPK | BOOK
Host/MC Joshua Snyder FLAPPCAST, COMEDY STORE, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB
Joshua Snyder grew up in beautiful and pastoral Colorado, where he did not participate in such activities as mountain climbing, rafting, spelunking, and power walking. His parents taught him that sex was a natural act, and that he should use his time in college to "have fun." (his parents are currently looking into adopting their own grandchildren).
Josh has gone on only three dates in his lifetime, and each ended as it began: with a skin rash.
Hobbies include tracking changes of hair style on the extras in Star Trek: The Next Generation, trying to cry, and crying.
The lure of Southern California's market research facilities could not keep Josh in Colorado. He currently works as a Client Service Representative, where he makes name tags, defends the dignity of the office printers, and shows clients how to use the coffee machine with only one button on it. WEBSITE | MYSPACE | BOOK
Comedian Alyson Shepard PRETTY FUNNY WOMEN , THE COMEDY STORE, SKETCH TIME
Alyson has been doing comedy for most of her life. She has much experience in improv, sketch, and stand up.She received her BA in Theatre from San Diego State University. Most recently she has been trained at The Groundlings. Please laugh at what she says. She needs it. BOOK
Comedian Vanessa Graddick BAY AREA BLACK COM FEST, COMEDY CENTRAL'S GOTHAM, BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL
Born and raised in St. Paul, MN this talented, driven and most importantly, funny Stand Up Comedienne, Vanessa Graddick has been taking comedy by storm. In record time, Vanessa has performed all over the country including major Comedy Clubs in California, New York, Washington, DC, Pennsylvania, Florida and more. Based in California she is a regular at venues such as The Comedy Union, The Laugh Factory, Improv, and the Ice House Comedy Club. In 2007, Vanessa won the Uncle Clyde´s Comedy Competition at the Ice House. As the winner of this competition she competed in the 2007 Boston Comedy Festival. Additionally she has participated in the New York Underground Comedy Festival and the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition. Most recently Vanessa has expanded her experience to performing for American Soldiers in South Korea and taping Byron Allen´s Comics Unleashed. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Nahreen Tarzi THE IMPROV, THE COMEDY STORE, M BAR, MALO, HA HA CAFE
Nahreen is a 5'2" Middle-Eastern priest's daughter with a passion for comedy, and gangster rap. Born in Toronto, raised in Burbank, with a family from Syria, she is now a writer, comedian, and improviser who is sometimes confused for Sarah Palin, or MTV's Daria (she'd prefer Tina Fey). Nahreen currently works for Lopez Tonight, and has previously worked for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, and Last Call with Carson Daly. MYSPACE |
Zach Drake has been doing comedy all his life. He got his start in comedy at the age of 16 while at soccer camp. What started as one night of entertaining some fellow campers led to a week of late night comedy following the dinner hour. By the third day of camp Zach was doing stand-up for the entire camp including the coaches and staff.
Since then life has taken some interesting turns. Zach is now a pastor of a church in Santa Monica and continues to use comedy to spread the word. Drake has starred in many notable commercials for: Liberty Mutual Insurance "Humans", Labatts Beer, Jack In The Box, and Dollar Rent a Car with actor Chevy Chase. BOOK
Audiences all over the country, crowd after crowd, love the relatability in his situational humor. Incorporating a background in music and improvisation, Richy has created a unique brand of comedy that allows each performance to be wonderfully memorable and different. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Jimmy Shubert KING OF QUEENS, RENO 911, 2 BROKE GIRLS, ENTOURAGE, MONK
Philly native Jimmy Shubert began performing stand-up right out of high school. After moving to Los Angeles, Sam Kinison included him as one of the original "Outlaws of Comedy". His hour-long stand-up comedy special won Punchline's top 10 comedy dvds for 2010.
A plethora of television credits; most recently Jimmy has appeared on "Two Broke Girls" and "Off Their Rockers". He also has been seen in a recurring role (17 episodes), his character appropriately named Jimmy, on CBS's "King of Queens" for five seasons. He has also made appearances on such shows as "Entourage," "Heist," "ER," "Monk," "Reno 911," "Rude Awakenings," "Angel," "Once and Again," "Lucky," "New Car Smell," "Secret Service Guy," "The Loop " and "Youth In Revolt," to name a few. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Tony Hall Was born in Council Bluffs Iowa and has made Southern California his home since the age of two years old. A writer and film-maker, Tony brings his narrative story-telling skills to his stand-up. He combines his critical analysis and eccentric vocabulary with his classic character flaw; over-thinking the otherwise simple and mundane. The result is a desperate attempt to make sense of a world he's been at odds with since before he could crawl. BOOK