As seen on FOX and Hulu, Aaron Woodall is a nice young man coming to grips with a dirty, cynical world. Whether it be the lack of car horns for polite people, or the horrors of childbirth, or the disappointing reality of true love, Aaron always shares his disillusions with a sense of with wide-eyed excitement.
His unique perspective has been entertaining sold-out comedy clubs and half-empty bars across the West for the last six years. In 2015, Aaron made his national television debut when he performed on "Laughs" on FOX. He has competed in several prestigious festivals including the Big Sky Comedy Fest, Inside Jokes Los Angeles, The World Series of Comedy, where he was a quarter-finalist, and The Devil's Cup in NYC, where he was a finalist. In 2014, he released his first album, "Get Serious," and his first special, "Unknown" will be streaming worldwide summer 2017.
Steve Soelberg describes himself as a Seattleite in Salt Lake City, a scientist and a stand-up comedian. He has performed as a stand-up comedian and professional emcee before hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States and Canada and is the winner of a “Funny or Die” competition, where he won the honor to open at the 2015 Oddball Comedy Festival at Utah’s Usana Amphitheatre. Steve has also opened for celebrity comedians like Norm Macdonald, Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman, as well as for some of his personal favorites, Ryan Hamilton and Demetri Martin.
About ten years ago Steve came to be a stand-up comedian “the same way pretty much everyone else does it.” He got his degree in biology, worked in a molecular genomics lab and then started going to comedy club open mics. His first stand-up special has remained in the Top 6 since its release in April 2017 and can be seen on VidAngel’s “Dry Bar Comedy” series
Jay Whittaker is an award-winning standup comedian, promising actor, avid birdwatcher and adequate human being. Jay is currently touring the United States as one of the featured comedians on the Dry Bar Comedy Tour and headlining clubs around the country. You may already know Jay from his appearances on the Disney Channel, Dry Bar Comedy, Lifetime Channel and Food Network.
In the past couple years, Jay has been seen in the films “Cartel 2045”, “Jane & Emma” & “Jingle Belle” He’s a sitting member of the award-winning Geekshow Podcast and the host of Friends N’ Juice Podcast.
If you haven’t seen Jay, Then you NEED to see him LIVE! His candid humor and undeniable charisma are the reasons he was voted Best Utah Comedian in 2014 and Best of Fest in the 2018 Big Pine Comedy Festival. He has a lot of other credits and accolades but why brag further? Just go buy tickets! You won’t regret it.
Born in the Philippines and raised in California, JR De Guzman began performing comedy while working as a music teacher, which he quickly learned just meant teaching Taylor Swift songs to teenagers. He has entertained all over the world, having performed for Stand-Up Tokyo and ROR Comedy in Japan, the Jokers Ball in Indonesia, the Badaboom Comedy Series in Amsterdam, the Edmonton Comedy Festival, and countless other international shows.
Combining music and comedy, JR serenades the audience into laughter with songs, jokes, and stories of traveling the world, life after college, and family. He has shared the stage with Tim Allen, Margaret Cho, Daniel Tosh, Jerrod Carmichael, Iliza Shlesinger, and more. Winner of 2016 Stand-up NBC & named as a prestigious "New Face" at Just for Laughs 2017, you can catch his quarter hour Netflix special on "The Comedy Lineup," and catch him on Coming to the Stage Season 2 on Hulu, Comedy Central's Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, and MTV's Acting Out. Also, check out his debut album on Sirius XM Radio's Laugh's USA which debuted #1 on iTunes and Billboard.
Andy has appeared in festivals and competitions all over the country, including the Boston Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival, Laugh Your Asheville Off and Comcast’s Trial by Laughter Comedy Festival. Andy’s comedy has also been featured on Hulu and he can be heard regularly on Kevin Hart’s Laugh out Loud network on Sirius XM and Audible’s Punchlines. He also recorded a full length special for Dry Bar Comedy called Dreamcatcher.
Andy draws humor from all parts of his life, especially the nearly 10 years he spent in active heroin addiction which has made him a favorite at treatment centers and recovery events across the country. Andy began his comedy career just six months after a (temporally) fatal overdose prompted his family to intervene and convince him to go to treatment. A prolific writer, Gold’s material runs the gamut from sharing colorful jokes about life, dating, jail, rehab, family and recovery and it’s all tied together by one thing and one thing only: really big laughs.
Based out of Los Angeles, born and raised in Long Beach, CA, Jesus Trejo can be seen on "The Late Late Show" with James Corden, Comedy Central’s "ADAM DEVINE'S HOUSE PARTY", Season 2 of "Stand-Up & Deliver" on Nuvo TV, "Uproarious" on FuseTV, and as a recurring cast member on TBS’s sitcom "SULLIVAN & SON" as Javier.
In July of 2015, Jesus was picked to participate in the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal as part of Jeff Ross’s "ROAST MASTER'S INVITATIONAL", and in 2016 he was tapped to be a NEW FACE for the Just For Laughs Festival. In 2017, Jesus was asked to come back for a third time in a row to JFL, as one of "Variety Magazine's Top 10 Comics To Watch".
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Orny Adams was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts.
Orny Adams is not his legal name. Orny was always a nickname. His family still calls him by his real name, but he prefers to be called Orny. His nieces call him Uncle O.
Using the last name Adams was the idea of fraternity brother Jim Georges.
In 1993 Orny graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a degree in Philosophy and Political Science. He had intended to go to law school until he was awakened by the arts while studying abroad in Florence, Italy.
Orny wanted to play basketball in high school but did not make the team. He did make the debate team and traveled to different states “debating a bunch of geeks.” In college he was the pitcher for his fraternity softball team. They won the championship the two years he pitched.
Orny’s first time onstage was at the Funny Bone in Atlanta. All his friends came down to support him. He had to audition for the spot at the club on an “empty” afternoon with the booker sitting miles away in the back. Just one of the many humiliations he has been put through.
Orny has never had a 9 to 5 job, something he cherishes like a medal of honor.
After college Orny had trouble finding a job and was forced to “temp to perm.” But the perm never really worked out. In an attempt to get professional work he sent out over 100 resumes with a cover letter that ended with “Thank you for YOU consideration.” His dad still jokes about it.
After one year of temping, Orny starting making more money playing comedy clubs in the Boston area. He quit working days and has never looked back.
At age eight, Orny started delivering the Boston Globe. Other jobs he has suffered through include: Dishwasher, waiter, caddy, and security guard at a mental hospital.
Orny prefers to be working rather than not. He is very organized. Even as a kid he alphabetized his Halloween candy in a shoebox.
In the 1996, or thereabouts, casting agents from Disney came to Boston to scout new comedians. Orny was chosen and flown to Los Angeles to be considered for a deal to star in his own sitcom. The deal did not go through and the flight home was one of the loneliest.
The pending Disney deal did lead to a great ammount of attention from the industry and Orny would drive most weekends from Boston to New York City to showcase for them. He rented a crash space on Sullivan Street. It was a studio converted into a two bedroom. Orny slept in a small storage space that was above the bathroom, thus creating a third room. (Submarine sleeping quarters had more space. Orny claims he got seasick at times.)
Eventually Orny moved to New York City and proudly became a working “NY Comic” and was named in the Hollywood Reporter as a favorite to watch on the scene.
He became enamored with the work of Bob Dylan after his best friend and roommate in NYC, Unity (his real name) insisted after a bad night he listen to the song “Idiot Wind.”
When producers of the film “Comedian” approached Orny about being in the film, he assumed it would be for a scene, maybe two.
“Comedian” catapulted Orny into the public spotlight, something he was ill prepared for.
Orny and Jerry Seinfeld have remained friends and mutually respectful of each other’s work. Jerry is one of Orny’s biggest champions. Despite rumors, Orny is not related to Jerry. And Jerry is not related to Orny. But they do both have relatives.
In July 2000, Orny made quite an impact at the Montreal Comedy Festival which resulted in a development deal with the Warner Brothers Studio, and his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Orny moved to Los Angeles for the Warner’s deal and now happily resides in Southern California. Although shy and introverted at times, Orny enjoys meeting fans after his shows.
At a young age Orny met Rock Hudson. And as Hudson was signing an autograph, Orny declared that someday he would be famous and would not sign a lot of autographs… “That way they would be worth more money.” Hudson just looked up from signing and said, “You’re going to lose all your fans.”
Orny’s first rock concert was “Starship” at the Worcester Centrum. He went with his dad. He remembers being disappointed that they opened and closed the show with “We Built This City.” He vowed to never make that mistake.
He does not eat fish. His mother still tries to “trick” him into eating it. He gets his vitamin E other ways. Orny will eat tuna from a can, but not the type of tuna you grill. And he disagrees with his mother that grilled swordfish taste like steak.
Orny likes to eat alone and if he could have dinner with anybody throughout history it would therefore be himself.
Orny does not like to have his picture taken. He is a blinker.
Orny does have a lot of trouble sleeping and often wonders how he can suck at something he does every night.
He has never dated anybody famous.
He is neither short nor tall. He is just right. He is an endomorph.
He does not have a favorite color. Orny does not like to discriminate.
Orny is a pacifist.
Orny will often pull out a pen and paper from his back right pocket and write down some note. He will do this in the middle of conversations, middle of streets, even the middle of his act.
His contract for personal appearances is not very demanding. Orny likes to have water, some chocolate, and he requests that there be a dictionary in the greenroom.
Orny’s act is 99% accurate and fact checked.
His first pet was a parakeet and he would tell you the name, but it is the password question on his bank account.
Originally from Indianapolis, Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 with aspirations of becoming an actor. While living in Los Angeles, a softball injury left Drew with a severe stutter, limiting his chances of acting in front of the camera. Determined to move forward Drew turned to stand-up comedy and in 2015, he captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. His performances landed him in the finals where he finished in second place. Since then, Drew has guest-starred on IFC’s Maron, and landed his late night debut on CONAN. Drew has amassed a YouTube following of over 1.6 million subscribers and has become a dynamic content creator as his channel is the home to his own original animated series, popular vlog, comedy sketches and collaborations with major brands and influencers such as Cesar Millan, and HelloFresh. Currently Drew is developing a feature film based around his life and comedy.
Comedian and actor Felipe Esparza got his start as a comedian all because someone asked him to list 5 goals in life. During a stint in rehab before he was 21, Felipe was asked what he wanted out of life. As a young immigrant growing up in the projects in Boyle Heights (East L.A.) and then as a teenage father with a drug and alcohol problem, it was a difficult task because he had never thought that far ahead. Among the items on that list, "to be happy", and "be a stand-up comedian" - because of how he connected to an old Bill Cosby album when he was younger. Up until that question, Felipe was under the impression that life was over at 18.
If you had told him back then that all this life experience would one day make people laugh, he wouldn't have believed it. From being raised in the projects in a family of 9 living in the most gang-infested neighborhood in the country to winning NBC's "Last Comic Standing", to selling out live comedy shows all over the country and being able to act in TV shows and movies, Felipe's life has been anything but boring. He worked for years as a stand-up comedian, opening on the road for fellow comedians such as Gabriel Iglesias and Paul Rodriguez, then took a leap of faith and went out on his own - which led to very little income and opportunity at first.
After the 16-year "overnight success" of winning Last Comic Standing, Felipe went on to produce his first hour long stand-up comedy special, "They're Not Gonna Laugh at You" (now on Netflix). He has also made several TV appearances such as recurring roles on "The Eric Andre Show" and NBC's "Superstore", TruTV's "World's Dumbest" and "Russell Simmons Presents Stand-Up at the El Rey" and was the spokesman for a national Honda campaign and a national Target Mobile campaign. During his early years as a comedian, Felipe was part of the successful stand-up comedy TV show, "Que Locos" on Galavisión (the only English-speaking show on Spanish television). That show and the resulting tour helped launch the careers of several other Latino comedians such as George Lopez, Gabriel Iglesias and Willie Barcena.
Today, in addition to his live stand-up touring, Felipe hosts a weekly podcast on the All Things Comedy Network called "What's Up Fool?" that focuses on interesting stories from just about anybody. From renowned author and humanitarian Father Greg Boyle from Homeboy Industries, to actor Damian Chapa (Miklo from Blood In, Blood Out), to the lead detective on the Night Stalker serial killer case, to actor Emilio Rivera (from Sons of Anarchy) to even the "Incredible Hulk" who takes photos with tourists on Hollywood Blvd., Felipe believes everyone has a story to tell about how they got where they are, no matter who they are.
Recently, Felipe produced his second hour-long stand-up special with his wife Lesa, entitled "Translate This”, premiering on HBO September 30, 2017. He is also developing a sitcom with fellow comedian Dustin Ybarra and writers Bobby Bowman and Peter Murrietta - Felipe and Dustin will play brothers in a single-camera comedy to be produced by 3Arts Entertainment. He also continues to do live stand-up shows in comedy clubs and theaters around the country.
When Pablo Francisco hits the stage, he immediately brings his audiences to their feet with boisterous laughter and applause. He weaves together his arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, and clever insights to create a stand-up show that more resembles an hour-long comedic jazz riff. He is an off-the-wall, animated character that points out the absurdity in an illogical, pop-culture obsessed world.
His unmatched take on all things pop culture has taken him into the ranks of the most popular touring comedians worldwide. Pablo’s enormous popularity and outrageously funny material has hooked millions of viewers on YouTube and Facebook.