Piff

FlowersPiff1webThe stand out star of season 10 of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ was without question Piff the Magic Dragon. When it comes to Piff, think Larry David in a dragon suit (with a trademark Chihuahua named Mr. Piffles) who performs jaw-dropping magic tricks and you’re on the right track.

With over 12 million YouTube hits to his name, Piff has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans in iconic venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the O2, London and Sydney Opera house.

His one-man show has had five record breaking runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, two sell-out seasons at SoHo Theatre in London’s West End, a national tour of the UK and Australia.

Previously, he was the opening act for Mumford & Sons on their 17 date UK tour and has just completed a six month residency at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in their flagship show Vegas Nocturne.

Piff is conquering TV too. Piff stole the show on ‘Penn and Teller: Fool Us’ and in 2015 became the breakout star of the 10th season of NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Howard Stern and Howie Mandel were huge fans and singled Piff out as one of the funniest and most unique acts in the history of the show. America agreed and voted Piff into the finals.

Pete Davidson Prehab Tour

pete dPETE is the newest featured player on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. This past summer, he shot a small fun role in Judd Apatow’s film TRAINWRECK and was named one of VARIETY’S TOP TEN COMICS TO WATCH for 2014. He starred opposite Justin Long and Nick Frost in the pilot SOBER COMPANION for FOX, with Don Scardino directing. His standup has been featured on ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY on Comedy Central, and his late night stand up debut aired this past spring on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE. Pete has been featured on Nick Cannon’s WILD N OUT reboot and GUY CODE on MTV, and he was a New Face at Just for Laughs Montreal in 2013.

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Rod Man

Rod_Man_PhotowebBest known as the winner of Last Comic Standing Season 8, Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences. Throw in his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, and you have the ingredients for a
future Comedy Star in the making.
Rod Man got hooked on comedy at a young age. He signed up for “open mic” nights at Atlanta’s Uptown Comedy Club, hosted by the hilarious Earthquake. “Uptown was the place to be on Tuesday nights. The place was packed. You never knew who would stop in and do a guest spot. And you never really knew when you were going to hit the stage, because the list meant absolutely nothing to Earthquake.”
Since those open mic nights, Rod has become an award-winning, quintessential entertainer. He has graced the stage at Caesar’s Palace, The Gibson Amphitheater, and The Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows — Time Out with Rod Man and That Good Funny. Rod Man is competing on the upcoming season of “Last Comic Standing” and has made many other television appearances, including “The Bad Boys of Comedy” for HBO, Martin Lawrence’s “First Amendment” for Starz, Nick Cannon’s “Wild ‘N Out” for MTV, “One Mic Stand” for BET, “The Funny Spot” for TV One, and “The World Stands Up” for BBC America. He even co-hosted a morning drive-time show in Los Angeles on Stevie Wonder-owned KJLH Radio
102.3 FM.
Rod Man is also an actor and writer, known for his roles in Funny People (2009) with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, The Big Black Comedy Show, Vol. 2 (2005), and The Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show (2013). The world is catching on to what true Rod Man fans already know — he’s down-to-earth, crazy-funny, and truly a special talent.
Rod currently resides in Los Angeles, California

Steve Rannazzisi

Steve_Rannazzisi_SEFor over 13 years, from the stage to the silver screen, Steve Rannazzisi has made audiences laugh. Currently, Rannazzisi stars and writes alongside Katie Aselton, Mark Duplass, Nick Kroll, Jonathan Lajoie, and Paul Scheer on the critically acclaimed FX Network comedy series, The League, which is produced by Jeff and Jackie Schaffer. Steve plays “Kevin McArthur,” the fantasy football league commissioner on the show, which is in its 7th and final season and airs on Wednesday’s at 10pm on FXX, FX’s sister station.

Rannazzisi recently filmed his second, one-hour comedy special, Breaking Dad, at the historic Wilbur Theatre in Boston. The special premieres September 19th on Comedy Central and follows Rannazzisi’s 2013 critically acclaimed Comedy Central special “Steve Rannazzisi: Manchild.” Earlier this year, Rannazzisi wrapped up his national Strawberry Blonde Ambition comedy tour and he is currently the spokesman for the sports restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings.

Rannazzisi emerged on the scene in Los Angeles after leaving a desk job in New York where he grew up. The Long Island native graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta. Pursuing his dream, Rannazzisi moved to Los Angeles and began performing at the world-famous Comedy Store on Sunset Blvd. where he honed his skills amongst comedy veterans such as Eddie Griffin, Joe Rogan, and Andrew Dice Clay. He quickly caught the attention of Ashton Kutcher and got his first taste of television as a cast member on MTV’s Punk’d in 2003.

After his success on Punk’d, he was cast as a series regular on the ABC sitcom, Big Day, opposite Krysten Ritter. Further proving his comedic acting ability, ABC again cast Steve in See Jayne Run, where he costarred Heather Locklear. Rannazzisi has also appeared on Kitchen Confidential alongside Bradley Cooper, Samantha Who? with Christina Applegate and additional shows such as State of Romance, Love Bites, Trust Me, Outsourced and his own web series Daddy Knows Best.

Along with his flourishing career in television, Rannazzisi is also a prolific standup comedian. His standup has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and is featured in the standup special Pauly Shore & Friends.

On the silver screen, Rannazzisi appeared in the 2009 blockbuster comedy smash hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop alongside Kevin James and Jayma Mays. He also appeared in the family comedy, Imagine That,with Eddie Murphy in 2009, and For Your Consideration, a comedy set in the mid-1940s with Catherine O’hara and Eugene Levy.

A diehard NY Giants, Yankees, Knicks & Rangers fan, Rannazzisi currently resides in New York and Los Angeles with his family.

Roy Wood Jr.

Roy-Wood-Jr.-PhotowebRoy Wood Jr. is a Correspondent on THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH and has been described as the show’s “breakout star” and “the best part of The Daily Show’s premiere.” The thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide by stage, radio and television. Wood was a regular on the TBS hit comedy, SULLIVAN & SON, guest-starring as the likable sidekick and best friend of bar owner Steve Byrne, who returns to Pittsburgh to run his parent’s local pub.

 

Roy has performed stand-up on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, CONAN, THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, COMEDY CENTRAL’s PREMIUM BLEND, HBO’s DEF COMEDY JAM, and was a finalist on NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING.   

 

Wood has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD’s: My Momma Made Me Wear This (2003), Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer (2005) and I’ll Slap You to Sleep! (2009) and released his comedy CD Things I Think, I Think in 2013.

Orny Adams

ORNY-ADAMS-2015-FINAL-IMGwebAmerican comic Orny Adams first rose to international prominence after co-starring in Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary “Comedian.” He has made several appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman. In 2010, Orny followed up his critically acclaimed debut comedy DVD/CD “Path Of Most Resistance,” with a powerful and poignant one hour special “Orny Adams Takes The Third” which aired on Comedy Central. Currently, Orny can be seen playing the iconic role “Coach Finstock” on the hit MTV show “Teen Wolf,” a one hour drama created by Criminal Mind’s Jeff Davis. Jeff handpicked Orny for the role after seeing him at the Hollywood Improv.

 

Early in his career Orny was named in The Hollywood Reporter as a favorite comedian to watch. He has written jokes for Jay Leno, Garry Shandling, and many other top comedians. He has twice written for the Annual Emmys Broadcast and has become the “go to” guy when a celebrity needs a funny line. In July 2000, Orny made quite an impact at the Montreal Comedy Festival, which resulted in a development deal with Warner Brothers Studio, and his appearance on Letterman. In 2010, Orny was thrilled to return to the festival in Montreal working alongside one of his favorite comedians Steve Martin on a taped televised stand up show Martin hosted. Orny garnered rave reviews for his performance and was called a “Stand-out act” by The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Other notable projects include a talk show pilot developed for Orny by CBS Television Distribution/Kingworld along side Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Films. Orny shot another pilot for his own late night talk show for TBS and taped his own series, “Modern Chaos with Orny Adams” for The Discovery Channel. He hosted his own show on Discovery’s Travel Channel, has appeared on Jiminy Glick, Tough Crowd on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, Last Call With Carson Daly, and did a regular segment on Hollywood and politics on Entertainment Tonight and The Insider. You may also recognize him from other notable television appearances and many of his national commercials, including Coca-Cola. Orny made his first TV appearance in 1996 on Friday Night Videos.

When not performing stand-up, Orny spends his days writing, penning scripts, and developing television shows. A few years back, he struck a deal with Endimol for “The Pitch,” a reality show he conceived.

But none of this matters until you see Orny live where he is at his best, deconstructing the chaos of the modern world and getting worked up about things that most people just accept. His tour has reached clubs, theatres, even the Staples Center in LA, colleges, corporate events, and festivals as far away as Ireland, Australia, and South Africa. Orny’s comedy style is unique, yet universally appealing. Orny is quick on his feet to deliver a powerful, clever, sophisticated, and fast paced routine that attacks topics from an angle that many people have never considered.

Go see for yourself. For more information, video clips and everything Orny go to: www.ornyadams.com

 

What some people have said: “I’m a big Orny Adams fan.”

Jerry Seinfeld

 

“I thought this CD was hilarious. Then Orny told me it was a DVD. Well, to see his facial expressions made it even funnier. Either way, he kicks ass.”

Garry Shandling

 

“You judge a comedian by the laughs he gets and the laughs on this CD are huge…shattering. Orny reminds me of Joe Frazier working the ribcage.”

Dennis Miller

 

“There’s a growing group of people who have known that Orny is a great comic thinker and performer. We search out his stuff on the internet, we go to his shows, we send emails around with things he’s said. It’s like we discovered Bob Dylan early and everyone else is just about to.”

– Bestselling author Gavin de Becker

Jay Pharoah

Jay Pharoah 2016Jay Pharoah, is an American actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, rapper, and voice actor. Currently entering his sixth season of SNL, Pharoah is well known for his stellar impressions of President Barack Obama, Jay Z, Denzel Washington, Kanye West, and many others. Pharoah also made a splash with his memorable SNL character, Principal Daniel Frye, based on Pharoah’s actual high school principal.

Pharoah developed his comedy skills at a young age, training in local comedy clubs. He went on to tour in the UK, the US.

Jay’s first Showtime special, CAN I BE ME premiered in August, and in July he hosted BET’s first NBA Players Awards. He shot flashy roles in Universal’s RIDE ALONG opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, CBS Films’ GET A JOB directed by Dylan Kidd, Chris Rock’s film TOP FIVE and the Independent Film INTRAMURAL. His past feature film credits include LOLA VERSUS. Pharoah’s Kanye West parody, “I Am A Dog,” was featured on Above Average and became an instant viral video reaching over a million views within the first week. Pharoah and Kerry Washington teamed up to parody “What Does The Fox Say.” Their version, “What Does My Girl Say” reached four million views in one week

Kevin Pollak

KP-headshot---new-high-resKevin Pollak has captured the attention of audiences worldwide with his range of both dramatic and comedic roles. He has appeared in over sixty films, as well as countless television talk shows, and has established himself as one of the few stand-up comedians to have a successful dramatic film career. In addition to his acting talents, he has also proven himself as a writer, producer and recently director and award-winning talk show host.

Pollak first started performing stand-up comedy at age ten and became a touring professional stand-up at age twenty. In 1988, shortly after Kevin shot his first HBO stand-up special, he landed a role in “Willow,” directed by Ron Howard and  produced by George Lucas. In 1989, he got his first dramatic acting role in Barry Levinson’s “Avalon”, but it was Pollak’s role in Rob Reiner’s “A Few Good Men,” opposite Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore, that proved his ability to stand out while sharing the big screen with dramatic heavyweights. Not too soon after, Kevin was co-starring with icons Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in “Grumpy Old Men” and its’ sequel, “Grumpier Old Men.” In 1994, Kevin was offered a plum role opposite Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Spacy and Bennicio Del Toro in a little indy film called “The Usual Suspects.” The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and won two Academy Awards. The film was so well received, that The National Board of Review created a new award that year, which they’ve given every year since: The Best Ensemble Cast. That same year, the call came from Martin Scorsese for Kevin to join Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesce and Sharon Stone in his Vegas epic, “Casino.” The film has become known as one Scorsese’s classics.

As the 20th century came to a close, Variety named Kevin toit’s top 10 hardest working film actors, the criteria of which was that said actors had to have done at least 3 films per year, each year of the 1990’s.

Shortly thereafter Kevin returned to his first love, stand-up comedy. He began touring the country in ’01 while still costarred in 29 films since 2000.

In March of 2009, Kevin began hosting his own talk show,Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show. It streams live every Sunday, 3pm, PDT at http://www.Kevinpollakschatshow.com. Archived episodes are available there as well as on iTunes. The show has garnered over a million downloads in a single month and received the 2010 Streamy Award for Best Live Production of a Web Series. That’s of the entire internet…

Pollak has also starred in three of his own cable tv stand-up comedy specials, the most recently of which is, “The Littlest Suspect”. Kevin was also named by Comedy Central as one of the Top 100 Comedians of all Time. His two Live Stand-Up CDs, “A Little Off the Top” and “What Are the Chances,” as well as a DVD of “The Littlest Suspect” are available at Kevinpollak.tv or on iTunes and Amazon.com.

Tom Arnold

Headshot - Gremly MediaAs a writer, producer, and actor, Tom Arnold has established himself to both television and film audiences worldwide, having won such awards as the Peabody Award and a Golden Globe Award. Additionally, he helped put Fox Sports Network on the map with his hosting duties on “BEST DAMN SPORTS SHOW PERIOD” and is the host of CMT’s top-rated “MY BIG REDNECK” franchise including and “MY BIG REDNECK FAMILY” which premiered at the highest ratings in CMT history.

Arnold cornered the market on playing the resident comic relief in films like “NINE MONTHS” with Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, and Robin Williams, “TRUE LIES” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “HERO” with Dustin Hoffman, and “AUSTIN POWERS: INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY” with Mike Myers. Arnold was seen in Stephen Gyllenhaal’s quirky political comedy “GRASSROOTS”, Tyler Perry’s “MADEA’S WITNESS PROTECTION” and “HIT AND RUN” with Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper. Currently, Arnold can be seen in Mike Myers’ documentary, SUPERMENSCH: THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDONand will next be seen in the indie drama ANY DAY starring alongside Sean Bean, Eva Longoria and Kate Walsh.   Directed by Rustam Branaman, Arnold is caught in another family’s midlife struggle to improve their own lives.

Arnold has successfully broken out of the comedic stereotype and is becoming a fixture at film festivals by landing more mature and dramatic roles. He received critical praise for his role in “GARDENS OF THE NIGHT,” opposite John Malkovich, “THE GREAT BUCK HOWARD” starring John Malkovich and Tom Hanks, “GOOD DICK” opposite Jason Ritter, and “THE YEAR OF GETTING TO KNOW US” opposite Sharon Stone, Jimmy Fallon and Lucy Liu. In 2005, he received critical notice for his role in Don Roos’ “HAPPY ENDINGS” for Lions Gate Films. He was also seen in “PRIDE” opposite Terrance Howard, and “ANIMAL FACTORY,” directed by Steve Buscemi. Other film credits include “SOUL PLANE,” “CRADLE TO THE GRAVE,” “EXIT WOUNDS” and “THE KID & I.”

Arnold began his career in comedy at the University of Iowa before moving to Minneapolis, where he won the Minneapolis Comedy Competition in 1988. He then moved to Los Angeles to write on the highly successful television series, “ROSEANNE,” before eventually serving as executive producer for the sitcom. He went on to star in his own HBO special entitled “TOM ARNOLD: THE NAKED TRUTH,” and then wrote, produced and starred in his own television series “THE JACKIE THOMAS SHOW,” “TOM” and “THE TOM SHOW.”

Born in Iowa, Arnold has established a writing scholarship and runs an acting workshop for students at the Indian Hills Community College in Iowa. Arnold is heavily involved in many charities such as The Race to Erase MS, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Best Buddies, Camp del Corazon, The Kayne Eras Center, Promises Foundation, Carousel of Hope, Arnold’s Inner City Games, The Hollenbeck Christmas Giveaway, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Special Olympics, the USO and GLAAD for which he won the Vanguard Award.

Tom Arnold recently returned to his roots as a stand-up comic.  Never scripted, Tom pokes fun at his Midwest past, marital follies and absurd Hollywood stories.  Just like his past film and television comedy work, Tom is a ball of chaos and charisma on stage.  Showtime premiered his first stand-up comedy special on New Year’s Eve, and he frequently hosts the popular “Laughing with the Stars” weekly comedy show at The Laugh Factory in West Hollywood featuring supporting acts ranging from rising young comics to all-time favorites.  His shows are famous for their loose atmosphere with Tom breaking down the walls between his fellow comics and the audience.  No one is quite sure what to expect any given night.

Arnold currently resides in Los Angeles.

 

Greg Fitzsimmons

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Mixing 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”.