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.
UNCLE CLYDE´S COMEDY CONTEST - is LA's Longest Running Comedy Contest, and you pick the winners. . There are eight preliminary rounds. In each preliminary round, 10 comics performs a five-minute set. A special guest performer or group is invited to perform at "Half Time" and at "Math Time" (the end of the show while the votes are being tallied). The 1st place winner receives $101.00 Cash Prize, 2nd place receives a $50.00 gift card from Flappers Comedy Club or from another location, and 3rd place gets a Clyde´s traditional Huge Side of French Fries. The top two finishers will be invited to perform in the Soup-Or-Bowl finals. Each Soup-Or-Bowl Audience Vote winner will receive $500.00 cash and the Judges Vote will receive a Professional Gig at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant. Second place wins a $50 gift card, and third place wins a huge side of fries. (As an added feature to the contest, Flappers will be adding an online voting component via Facebook (TBD). **The producers reserve the right to manage contestants in any way possible or to control placement of contestents in any and all ways possible.**
The Top Two finishers from each Soup-Or-Bowl Finals, (as well as the online winner and/or judges wildcard winner - TBD), will be invited back at the end of the year to participate in Clyde´s Playoff Week a run of 3 shows held at Flappers Comedy Club Mainroom Dec 16th 17th and 18th, 2014. First place in each playoff round will win $101, second place will win a $50 gift card, and third place will win a giant side of fries. The top three performers from each playoff round will be invited to perform in The Clyde´s Cup to be held on Jan 7th 2015 at 8pm in which ONE winner will win the title of Clyde's Cup, their name on a huge Trophy, along with a $2000 Cash Grand Prize, a professional gig at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant.. We have Celebrity Judges lined up from Comedy Central, Princess Cruises, Flappers Comedy Club, Comedy Festivals, MySpace Comedy, National Lampoon, and many more. Previous Winners have included Bil Dwyer, Bobbie Oliver, Randall Park, Samuel J Comroe, Keon Polee, Quinn Dahle and many more.
Host/MC Richy Leis MTV, VH1'S BASKETBALL WIVES,
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 | BOOK
Benjamin Ochieng (Benji Bendrix) was born in Nairobi Kenya. He moved to the USA in 1987 and attended California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, California. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. He is an entertainer´s entertainer. He is the bass player for Soul-Rock fusion band IN LIEU OF and Guitar player for Pop Rock group EME. He is a Recording Engineer and Music Producer, Actor, Voice-over actor, writer and Comedian. Benji´s Comedy appearances include open mic performances at The International Comedy Store, Valley Glen, CA Ha Ha Café, North Hollywood, CA and Flappers Club, Burbank, CA. Benji´s acting and voice-over credits include Kwame, in which he won Best Actor Award, God´s Not Dead, Tears of the Sun, X-Files, The Shield, The Terminal, Night at the Museum, Inception, Machine Gun Preacher and others. Benji has written two features, three shorts and two Television Pilots. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
A recent transplant to Los Angeles, Yedoye Travis began performing while still in school at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Always a fan of absurdity, Yedoye prefers to take the silliest route to a punchline whenever possible. So if you're a really smart child, he'll be your favorite person ever. BOOK
Comedian Anyi Malik FOCUS THE WEB SERIES, TERRIBLE PEOPLE, #INSTACURITY
Comedian Charles Greaves UCB, COMEDY SPORTZ LA, BANG COMEDY THEATRE, FLAPPERS, THE COMEDY STORE
This New York raised comedian/improvisor/actor is a truth teller at heart. He's a boxer who tends to repeat jokes, due to the amount of punches taken to the head. He's afraid to travel because he's not sure where it's safe for black people. You wont want to miss this comedian. WEBSITE | | BOOK