T.J. Miller-The Meticulously Ridiculous Tour

T.J. Miller Photo 1T.J. Miller is one of the least terrible comedians in the world. One of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” EW’s “Next Big Things in Comedy.” Most recently, Miller’s voice stars in Disney animated feature, BIG HERO 6. You may recognize his his non-animated body from his role in 2014’s surprise indie hit TRANSFORMERS 4, or Mike Judge’s HBO comedy series SILICON VALLEY, which just finished shooting its second season. His podcast “Cashing in with T.J. Miller” on nerdist.com is listened to by 12 and ½ people, and he is a nationally touring standup, criss crossing the country listening to Kris Kross (he’s also done shows in the U.K. and Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico did not go well!)). He has been performing his absurdist observational standup act for over 10 years, and has never gone to the bathroom in his pants on stage. His hour long Comedy Central stand-up special T.J. MILLER: NO REAL REASON and hip-hop/pop/folk music album “THE EXTENDED PLAY E.P.,” an E.P. with 41 tracks, and the ILLEGAL ART REMIXTAPE are all available now. He hosted Comedy Central’s MASH-UP, a mashup of standup, sketches and visualizations, and has appeared on CHELSEA LATELY more than most women his height. He got his start touring with Second City in Chicago and improvising with Annoyance Theater, iO, and during that time the manager at Radio Shack often asked why he was late and smells like gin. Miller has been in a number of major studio films including CLOVERFIELD, SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE, EXTRACT, SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, YOGI BEAR 3D (Ranger Jones, his greatest role to date), UNSTOPPABLE, and GET HIM TO THE GREEK. He has appeared on television in THE LEAGUE, CARPOOLERS, GOODWIN GAMES, HAPPY ENDINGS and other canceled programs. Miller also talks like an old drag queen after a hard night of chain smoking, and thus voiced the character ‘Tuffnut’ in the Oscar nominated animated film HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. He voices Robbie from GRAVITY FALLS on Disney and Tuffnut in the Netflix HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON TV series, and GORBURGER, a very strange show you just have to google to understand. He currently resides in Hollywood, California, where he struggles to find meaning in an uncertain world. He is a comedian.

 

 

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Jeff Allen

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Jeff Allen combines clean, hilarious humor like no other comedian working today. Besides performing at corporate functions and fundraisers, he regularly appears on television, radio and casinos across the country. Consistently making heroes out of meeting planners, Jeff Allen provides clean, world‐class comedy.

Jeff was fantastic as usual. I had lots compliments from audience members. Many stated that Jeff was a breath of fresh air in these challenging times. His ability to connect with his audience is outstanding and his material is timeless. He was a smash hit and I look forward to booking him again in the future.

‐ Bob Hoerr, Chairman/CEO, P.J. Hoerr, Inc

Major Appearances

  • Starring in the critically acclaimed film and DVD Apostles of Comedy
  • Featured in the Warner Bros. comedy film, Thou Shalt Laugh
  • One‐hour comedy special, Happy Wife, Happy Life, on both the Odyssey

Channel and Family Net

  • Two‐time featured performer at the National Prayer Breakfast and featured performer for George W Bush’s inauguration
  • Performed for the troops in Bahrain and on ships in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean
  • Starred in comedy specials on: Comedy Central, Showtime and VH1
  • Featured on The Blaze television network with Glenn Beck
  • Co‐hosted the Gospel Music Associations Pre‐Dove Awards
  • Recipient of the Grady Nutt Humor Award (the most prestigious comedy award in the Christian marketplace)
  • Starring in the Bananas Comedy Television Series syndicated nationally
  • Starred in national tours, Apostles of Comedy and Jeff Allen & Friends: Funny People of Faith
  • Featured comedian on Bill Gaither’s Homecoming Tours
  • Regular columnist for magazines including: Living with Teenagers, Homelife and Homecoming

Recordings and Books in Publication

  •  Three Word Vocabulary (CD)
  • Apostles of Comedy (Film, DVD)
  • My Heart, My Comedy (DVD)
  • Thou Shalt Laugh (DVD)
  • Happy Wife, Happy Life Revisited (DVD, CD)
  • Happy Wife, Happy Life (DVD, CD)
  • Ken Davis and Friends: Lighten Up and Laugh (DVD)
  • Jeff Allen: The Bananas Comedy Special, Volumes I & II (DVD)
  • Change of Heart (Video)
  • Lock the Door (CD)
  • My Life as a Bystander (Book)

Accolades

Jeff Allen has received thousands of letters of appreciation for his humor and gratitude for how he shares his personal life. Excerpts of many of these can be seen on his website: www.jeffallencomedy.com/reviews.htm. Here is a sampling.

Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many excellent entertainment

professionals during our annual meetings, and this was by far our most positive experience… I cannot adequately express to you now much everyone enjoyed Jeff Allen’s performance after our awards presentations.

‐ Steve Mason, Vice President, Operations Services, Chick‐fil‐A

 

We roared with laughter at his perfectly timed humor. I have received the most glowing reviews from our members regarding his appearance! He is a brilliant comedian.

‐ Pat Horvat, Executive Director, Nashville Dental Society

 

Everyone I have talked to said this was our best event ever! Many suggested that we have him back again next year. Booking Jeff was the best decision I could have made.

‐ Jackie Stouffer, Director, Creative Dreams Outreach Center

 

Jeff is a class act and a true gentleman. Everyone commented on the wonderful performance and how good it was to just laugh and have a great time.

‐ Robert C. Mayes, CEO, BlueCreek Investment Partners

Past Corporate Clients Include

Samʹs Club, Chick‐fil‐A, The Estate Planners Group, Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, Iowa Highway Equipment Company, Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives, Georgia Farm Bureau, Atlanta OBGYN Society, Springville Area Chamber of Commerce, McNairy County Chamber of Commerce, Modern Distributerʹs Inc., Hamilton Farm Bureau, BG Products, Inc., Nashville Dental Society, BlueCreek Investment Partners, Association of Governmental Risk Pools, Booth Energy

Background

Jeff Allen is a favorite with corporations that wish to provide top‐shelf comedy while knowing that the entertainment will appeal to all present and be totally appropriate.

Performing comedy for over three decades, Jeff Allen’s work has been seen on every cable comedy show in the U.S. including Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and VH1’s Standup Spotlight. His one‐hour special, Happy Wife, Happy Life aired on the Odyssey Channel and Family Net. He’s featured on the Grand Ole Opry, the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the Montreal Just for Laughs International Comedy Festival ‐ the most prestigious comedy venues in the world.

Jeff Allen is regarded as one of the premium clean comedians working today. Most of his humor centers on marriage and living with teenagers – material to which everyone can relate. Watch his videos on YouTube and youʹll see the difference. The humor he packs into his performance comes rapid‐fire, and doesnʹt stop until the end. Whether itʹs a set of 15, 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes, Jeff Allen will make you ache with laughter.

 

Itʹs the kiss of death to build up a comedian, because there is always the chance that it will make your expectations higher than he is able to deliver. Thatʹs not really a possibility here. Without fail, Jeff Allen knocks it out of the park every time ‐ and not one nasty word.

‐ Gary Chapman, Samʹs Place

 

Dave Attell

Comedy Central Stand-Up Comedy Movie - Day 2Born in Queens and raised on Long Island, Dave Attell got into stand-up comedy in the late eighties after graduating from New York University with a degree in Film and Television. Attell used this prestigious degree to land amazing jobs in the food service industry – as a waiter. At night he would hit the “open mic” circuit in Manhattan. After many years, Attell worked his way up through the club scene onto the road, touring across America as a national headliner and developing a huge following among fans and the industry alike.

Dave Attell was named one of the “25 Funniest People in America” by Entertainment Weekly Magazine. His caustic wit, rapid-fire delivery and his choice of material that can best be described as “very adult” has earned him the reputation as a “comic’s comic.” But if you ask Attell, he’d say, “I’m just trying to get some laughs and sell some drinks.”

In 2001, Attell created and hosted the hit series, “Insomniac with Dave Attell” for Comedy Central.

Dave Attell has made numerous appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Howard Stern Show,” “Later with Carson Daly” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”. He also appeared in Chris Rock’s cult film “Pootie Tang”. Other television credits include FOX’s “Arrested Development,” NBC’s “Ed,” HBO, Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn” and his own half-hour stand-up special “Comedy Central Presents Dave Attell”.

Louie Anderson

louie-cloudTwo-time Emmy award winner Louie Anderson is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics and was named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.”

Currently he is headlining in his own stand up show, “Louie Live” at the Plaza Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Anderson began his career at a comedy club in his native Minneapolis, when on a dare from friends, he got up on stage and performed.

His big break came in 1984 when he appeared on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” who was so impressed with the comic he called him out for a rare and coveted “second bow.”

Anderson’s stand-up comedy career skyrocketed. Known as a “clean” comedian, his stories about growing up in the Midwest, being one of 11 children and dealing with an alcoholic father provided endless material for the comic with audiences of all types relating to his everyday life experiences.

The multi-talented performer went on to do television and movies starring in his own CBS sitcom “The Louie Show” and five of his own comedy specials for both HBO and Showtime.

Anderson also has guest starred on such popular sitcoms as “Scrubs” and “Grace Under Fire,” and dramas like “Touched by an Angel” and “Chicago Hope.” He also has appeared in memorable featured roles in such films as “Coming to America,” opposite Eddie Murphy.

The multi-talented comedian/actor’s resume also includes the syndicated hit series “Family Feud” and creating and producing the two-time Emmy Award winning animated series on FOX, “Life with Louie.”

Anderson is also a best-selling author and has written three books, including the bestselling first book Dear Dad- Letters from an Adult Child in 1989 and his latest, The F Word: How to Survive Your Family.

Anderson, a humanitarian, is co-founder of the H.E.R.O. organization whose mission is to empower people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to attain maximum selfsufficiency.

He also spends many hours working with numerous other charities in keeping with his philosophy of giving back to his community whenever he can.

Josh Wolf

josh-wolfwebComedian, actor, and writer Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business. Wolf is a regular round table guest and writer on the hit E! series “Chelsea Lately,” and recently appeared as a performer on the new E! series “After Lately.” On March 19, 2013, Wolf will debut his latest book, “It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad” [Grand Central Publishing.] Funny and brutally honest, the book details Wolf’s adventures as a struggling stand up comedian, while juggling being a single parent in Los Angeles.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Amherst- Wolf had a love for comedy and making people laugh from an early age. As a teenager, he took to the stage in the Boston area, performing his first stand up show when he was 15 years old. By the time he was in his mid-twenties, he was ready for a fresh start, and moved to Seattle, Washington in hopes of expanding his comedy career. He was able to get more stage time and practice in the comedy world, as indie musicians were dominating Seattle’s live entertainment scene. When he was 28, Wolf decided to make the move to Los Angeles. After several years in Seattle he had made his mark in the local comedy circuit, and wanted to play with the big boys of comedy. He quickly discovered it wasn’t any easier being a small fish in a saturated comedy pond, than a big fish in the entertainment pond of a port city.

In 1999, Wolf got his first big break, performing a one man show at the HBO Workspace- which landed him a talent deal at 20th Century Fox, and a deal for his own television series with ABC. A deal with NBC soon followed. While testing the waters on the television front, Wolf began writing for TV, and quickly found it was another aspect of the entertainment business that he loved. He wrote on numerous sitcoms including “Yes, Dear,” Will Smith’s “All of Us,” and “Cuts,” starring Shannon Elizabeth. He soon decided he wanted to dedicate all his time to writing, and stepped down from stand up, and appearing on camera.

In 2006 Wolf returned to television, appearing on the fourth season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” This also marked his return to sitcoms, recurring on the hit series “My Name Is Earl” from 2006-09, and recurring and writing for “Raising Hope” in 2010-11. 2009 was also a banner year for Wolf, as he started making regular appearances on Chelsea Handler’s hit E! television series “Chelsea Lately,” and he toured nationwide with stand up comedy sensation Larry the Cable Guy. Wolf also found a way to tap into his passion for sports, and hosted two seasons of “The College Experiment,” a comedic weekly online college sports show for Fox Sports. In 2011 Wolf ended his touring with Larry the Cable Guy, and committed to appearing on “Chelsea Lately” once a week, while in conjunction writing for the show. He also became a New York Times Bestselling Author, for his contributions to Chelsea Handler’s bestselling book “Lies that Chelsea Hander Told Me.”

In 2012, Wolf landed a book deal with Grand Central Publishing to pen his first book written solo, “It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Underprepared Single Dad.” He also recently wrote a screenplay feature for Adam Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison. In addition to his work on “Chelsea Lately,” his stand up comedy tours, and his book, Wolf also works on a podcast with fellow “Chelsea Lately” round table member, Ross Mathews. Airing on The Road Hop Network, “Josh and Ross” showcases the guys sharing their unique view on pop culture and the news of the day.

Wolf lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife Beth. In his down time, he loves to hang out with his wife and kids, Trevor, Kaitlynn, and Jacob. On the charity front, Wolf has a passion for supporting the troops & actively participates with various organizations.

Greg Fitzsimmons

Y27LaughMixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV.  A regular with David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and Jay Leno, Greg has made more than 50 visits to “The Howard Stern Show”.  He also hosts “The Greg Fitzsimmons Show,” on Sirius XM’s “Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular “FitzDog Radio” Podcast.

Greg hosts a series on The Speed Channel called “Pumped” and is a frequent panelist on “Chelsea Lately”.  His 2011 book, Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons, climbed the best-seller charts and garnered outstanding reviews from NPR and Vanity Fair.  Greg is taping a new One-Hour standup special this summer.

Greg spent five years as a panelist on VH1’s “Best Week Ever”.  He has two Half-Hour Specials on Comedy Central, and in 2008 Greg made his entire family proud hosting the 25th Annual “AVN Adult Movie Awards” on Showtime.

Writing credits include HBO’s “Lucky Louie”, “Cedric the Entertainer Presents,” “Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher”, “The Man Show” and many others.  On his mantle beside the four Daytime Emmys he won as a writer and producer on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” sit “The Jury Award for Best Comedian” from The HBO Comedy Arts Festival and a Cable Ace Award for the MTV game show he hosted called “Idiot Savants”.

For more go to: www.fitzdog.com

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Sebastian Maniscalco

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Saying what we’re all thinking has always been Sebastian Maniscalco’s specialty.

Except when he says it, it’s a whole lot funnier.

And in his brand new Showtime standup special “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” debuting on November 14, the sophisticated comedian with the chiseled cheekbones gives us a hilarious reality check of the world we all find ourselves living in. Continuing to bring his witheringly sarcastic and exasperated take on modern behavior and etiquette in his second Showtime special in two years, Sebastian takes on everything from selfies that he calls “lonelies” (“Do you know how alone you have to be to have 838 photos of yourself in your bathroom?”) to online restaurant reviews (“Who’s got the time to write an 18 page essay on asparagus?”) to airport check-ins (“I’m taking out a boot…a sock…a toothpaste…does anyone know what two pounds is?”). The special has already spawned the Twitter hash tag #Aren’tYouEmbarrassed, with thousands of followers donating their take via social media on the absurdities of everyday life in the year 2014.

Taping the special “Aren’t You Embarrassed?” in Chicago was a homecoming of sorts for the self-proclaimed ‘half-Sicilian, half-Italian’ who grew up in the middle class suburbs of Chicago (“The world doesn’t match my upbringing”). Priding himself on a work ethic his father instilled in him when he began working at the age of 8, Sebastian made his first dime as an altar boy at funerals during his lunch break to contribute to the family.

Still sporting his Chicago accent despite leaving the Windy City in the early 2000’s to follow his dream in Los Angeles, Sebastian began paying his comedy dues by night playing his brand of comedy in bars and bowling alleys while working as a waiter at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. He eventually broke into the national spotlight with a 20-city tour in support of his one-hour Comedy Central DVD Special. Yet, it wasn’t until Sebastian captured the attention of award-winning actor and entertainer Vince Vaughn who selected him to be one of four featured comedians in the critically acclaimed film “Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show” that his comedy career began to explode.

Since then, the 2014 American Comedy Award nominee for Best Club Comedian has established an avid fan following via national late night television appearances on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, “Lopez Tonight”, “Conan” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. Sebastian is also a popular guest on such ground-breaking podcasts as “WTF with Marc Maron” in addition to starring in his own wildly popular “The Pete and Sebastian Show” podcast every Friday night. If that wasn’t enough, Sebastian is currently writing a pilot for NBC alongside Austen Earl and Greg Garcia.

Still enjoying the honeymoon phase with new wife and renowned L.A. based artist Lana Gomez, Sebastian continues to develop new material at frequent shows at the Comedy Store on Sunset Boulevard. Sebastian also routinely devotes time to The COMMIT Foundation, which creates serendipity for veterans by fostering mentorship, extending professional networks, and promoting familiar camaraderie for our country’s military.

At the moment, Sebastian says he finds himself ’happier than ever’…and he ain’t embarrassed one bit.

 

Bill Bellamy

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Using his experiences growing up in Newark, Bill Bellamy started doing stand-up while he was a student at Rutgers University. Bellamy quickly discovered how much he enjoyed making people laugh, and began honing his skills at small comedy clubs around the country and soon was making waves in the New York clubs like The Improv, The Comic Strip, and at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles.

Two short years later, Bellamy had earned a spot on HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM where he notoriously coined the phrase “Booty Call.” The now famous late-night rendez-vous moniker became the name for his first comedy special for Showtime; “Booty Call” was instantly one of the network’s top-rated specials. On the heels of the success of that special, in the years following, Bellamy became a staple on MTV as one of the first “VJs” on the network. He hosted several of their programming blocks, including MTV JAMS and MTV BEACH HOUSE, while interviewing everyone from the late Kurt Cobain to Janet Jackson.

Landing his own series, “The Billy Bellamy Show” in 1996, Bellamy continued to star on the big screen in addition to garnering coveted guest roles in several prominent television series. In the feature world, Bellamy starred in LOVE JONES, HOW TO BE A PLAYER, LOVE STINKS, THE BROTHERS, and ANY GIVEN SUNDAY. At the same time, showcasing his mutli-hyphenate talents, Bellamy continued to hone his comedy and stand-up prowess. He debuted his second comedy special, CRAZY SEXY DIRTY in May 2012 was one of the highest rated comedy specials of their respective years on Showtime.

Bellamy has recently guest-starred on USA’s WHITE COLLAR and appeared on several episodes of Tyler Perry’s MEET THE BROWNS on TBS. He also guest-starred on ABC’s CASTLE and USA’s ROYAL PAINS. Previously, he hosted four seasons of the TV One comedy competition show WHO’S GOT JOKES? and two seasons of NBC’s Emmy Nominated LAST COMIC STANDING.

Bellamy recently wrapped his sitcom from syndicated television comedy from producer Byron Allen, MR. BOX OFFICE. Bellamy starred alongside along side Jon Lovitz, Tim Meadows, and Viveca J. Fox.

Returning this year to his first love of stand-up comedy, Bellamy debuted his third Showtime comedy special, LADIES NIGHT OUT in February 2013. The nation-wide tour with the same name continued throughout the US in 2014. Both the special and the tour feature additional material by comedians Ali Siddiq, J. Reid and D’Lai.

In addition to MR. BOX OFFICE, Bill was recently a recurring co-host on THE RACHAEL RAY SHOW and ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and hosted the red carpet for the ESPY AWARDS for ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.

This past year, Bill headlined a nation-wide comedy tour, The Standing Ovation Tour with Tommy Davidson, Sommore, Marc Curry & Tony Rock. Bellamy just wrapped principal photography on his latest film THE BOUNCE BACK with Shemar Moore and Nadine Velazquez. Next up Bill will headline a six city run for our US troops stationed in Japan.

His newest venture will be hosting the Telepictures/Scripps syndicated hit show LETS ASK AMERICA which will begin shooting in August of 2014 and airing in 2015 in most of the country’s major markets.

Bellamy resides with his wife and two young children in Los Angeles.

Tom Papa

Tom Papa Headshot USEWith more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa has found success in film, television and radio as well as on the live stage.  Tom’s second hour stand-up special, Tom Papa: Freaked Out, directed by Rob Zombie and named one of the 10 Best Comedy Albums of 2013 by Laughspin.com, is available as a download and on Netflix.  Tom’s first hour special, Tom Papa Live in New York City, premiered on Comedy Central in January of 2012 and is available as a download or on Netflix.

Tom can be seen alongside Clive Owen in Steven Soderbergh’s, The Knick, on Cinemax and he will be seen in the highly anticipated Chris Rock film, Top Five.  In 2015, Tom will host the new FOX TV game show, Boom!.

In 2013, Tom was seen alongside Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film, Behind the Candelabra, which was directed by Steven Soderbergh, received rave reviews and won 11 Emmys.  Tom was also seen in the hit Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer.

Tom starred opposite Matt Damon in the Steven Soderbergh film, The Informant, and starred opposite Paul Giamatti in Rob Zombie’s animated feature, The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, as the voice of El Superbeasto.  Tom has appeared in the films Analyze That, opposite Robert DeNiro, and Comedian; he had a voiceover role in the DreamWorks animated feature “Bee Movie” and also was a writer on the project.

Tom is host of the hit SiriusXM show, Come to Papa, which airs on channel 99.  The weekly, hour-long program features either extended interviews with comedians, including Mel Brooks, Ray Romano, Carl Reiner and Jerry Seinfeld, or features Tom hosting a live, scripted radio play featuring top comedians playing roles or performing all backed by a live band led by virtuoso jazz pianist, Helio Alves.

Personally chosen by Jerry Seinfeld, Tom hosted the NBC series, The Marriage Ref, which ran for two seasons.  Tom had a recurring role opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the CBS series, The New Adventures of Old Christine and starred in his own NBC series, Come to Papa.

Tom is a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, and The Late Show with David Letterman.  When not touring the country, Tom lives in New York and Los Angeles with his wife and family.

For more on Tom visit www.TomPapa.com.  Follow him on Twitter @tompapa, and Facebook /ComedianTomPapa.