Michael Blackson

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He has been called one of the most original stand-up comics in the country, and his
performances leave audiences laughing in tears. Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The African King of
Comedy’, has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for
more than a decade. Inspired by the stand up comedy of Eddie Murphy, Blackson began to
develop his comedic talent in 1992 in the unkind comedy clubs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Blackson’s comedic appeal grew from his involvement with BET’s ComicView series, HBO’s
Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at Harlem, and Live in Hollywood. However, it was in a Los
Angeles comedy club where Blackson got his big break. Blackson was performing at the
Comedy Store where actor/director Ice Cube was in attendance to see comedian Mike Epps
perform. But after experiencing Blackson’s performance, Ice Cube invited the young comic for
a reading…and the rest is smash hit history! Blackson’s outstanding and unforgettable
performance in the smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise and a fan following like no
other.
After his scene stealing performance in Next Friday, fans wanted more, and in 2005,
Blackson would not disappoint. He released his top-selling sketch comedy CD entitled,
Modasucka, Welcome to America. With Blackson, the work never stops. Along with special
guest appearances on some of the hottest music videos, Blackson stole the stage on P.
Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO and starred in a commercial for the Chappelle Show on
Comedy Central. There’s no mistaking Blackson for any other comedian when he takes the
stage.
And what about those Dashikis? When he takes the stage, clad in the finest Dashikis the
Motherland has to offer, “The African King of Comedy? is born! Along with his film and
television endeavors, Blackson continues to entertain his fans as the headliner for live shows
at comedy clubs, universities and special events, bringing his one-of-a kind, must-see standup
performance to audiences all across the country and around the world.

Heather McDonald

Heather-HeadshotHeather McDonald currently hosts the sex-themed round table talk-show ALL ABOUT SEX on TLC and her first stand up special ‘I Don’t Mean To Brag’ can currently be seen on Showtime.  As a comedian and performer, Heather doesn’t hold back on anything.  She continuously proves to master her craft as a comedian, actress, story producer, and best-selling author.

Heather is best known for being a staff writer and for her regular roundtable appearances on E!’s top rated show ‘Chelsea Lately’ . McDonald is also a best-selling author: her debut book (released June 2010), You’ll Never Blue Ball in this Town Again, spent seven weeks on the New York Times best-seller list, and climbed to the #1 position on Amazon’s “Bestsellers in Entertainment” list. McDonald released her follow up to Blue Balls in February 2013 titled MY INAPPROPRIATE LIFE: Some Material Not Suitable for Small Children, Nuns, or Mature Adults which also became a national bestseller. My Inappropriate Life is an irreverent account of McDonald’s attempts to balance fame with family time, all while doing it her way. McDonald also contributed a chapter to the NY Times #1 bestselling book Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me. Heather’s writing has also been featured in Redbook Magazine, Reader’s Digest, The Hollywood Reporter and she has contributed to New York Magazine’s Vulture.

On top of being a full-time writer and story producer for ‘Chelsea Lately,’ McDonald has also been a regular collaborator with the Wayans Brothers; serving as a writer on their features WHITE CHICKS and DANCE FLICK. Heather was a featured performer on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ and has been a guest star on the hit television series’ ‘Frasier,’ ‘Malcolm in the Middle,’ ‘Reno 911′ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Drake and Josh.’ Most recently, her first solo comedy special, I Don’t Mean To Brag, aired on Showtime in August and is currently accessible to watch through On Demand. This hilarious performance showcases her hilarious story telling talents as she recounts the many ways she attempts to balance family and fame.

As a stand-up comedian, McDonald just wrapped her ‘My Inappropriate Life’ Tour where she performed to sold-out crowds in San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and more. She opened for Chelsea Handler’s ‘Lies That Chelsea Handler Told Me’ TOUR in sold out performances around the country. These 2000-4000 seat theaters included Carnegie Hall, The Borgata in Atlantic City, The Pearl in the Palms Casino, Treasure Island, Route 66 Casino and the Wiltern in Los Angeles to name just a few.

McDonald was a member of The Groundlings Theater where she performed in the Sunday Company for two years. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Heather has been married to her husband Peter for 14 years and they have 3 children. They reside in the San Fernando Valley next door to her parents just in case they run out of milk, Chardonnay or need one of her dad’s Vicodin. Heather will next been seen on TLC’s upcoming show TLSexy.

 

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

 

Josh Wolf From CMT’s “The Josh Wolf Show”

Josh Wolf 52176 Color for PrintComedian, 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.

Jo Koy

Jo-Koy-Ad-MAT-PicFrom filling clubs across the nation to being seen weekly as a regular guest on Chelsea Lately, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest start performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. His infectiously explosive energy on stage, insightful jokes and family inspired humor cross all boundaries and led Daily Variety to name him one of the “10 Comics to Watch”.

Born in Tacoma, Washington, Jo credits his mother for his comedic and acting talents. Growing up, his mother constantly encouraged him to take part in school talent shows or present impromptu performances for his family and friends. This encouragement led to the Las Vegas coffee house, then a move to Los Angeles, and finally a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2005. He became one of a select few to ever receive a standing ovation on the show.

Since his Tonight Show performance, Jo was part of Carlos Mencia’s “Punisher Tour” in 2006. He has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, BET’s Comic View, Jamie Foxx Presents: Laffapalooza, and appeared in various VH1 I Love the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s episodes. His Comedy Central special “Don’t Make Him Angry” aired in January, 2009 and is now available on DVD. He is a regular featured comedian at the world famous Improv, tours the college circuit nationwide and performs in comedy clubs both in the US and internationally. Jo lives in Los Angeles.

Sarah Colonna

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Sarah is currently a roundtable regular on the hit late night talk show “Chelsea Lately,” and has been for several years. She has also served as a full time writer on “Chelsea Lately,” as well as a producer, writer and star of the show’s spin-off scripted series “After Lately,” also on E!

She can be seen in Michael Rosenbaum’s new movie “Back in the Day,” alongside Rosenbaum, Nick Swardson, Harland Williams, Morena Baccarin and many others. The movie is set to release on demand January 7th and theaters January 17th, 2014. She also recently appeared in Diablo Cody’s latest movie, “Paradise.”

Her first book, “Life as I Blow it,” debuted at number 5 on the New York Times Bestseller list, followed with a sold out book tour in several major cities in the country. It was also sold to NBC to be developed for television with producers Happy Madison two years in a row. Her second book, “Has Anyone Seen My Pants,” is due for release in early 2015.

Sarah continues to tour across the country headlining comedy clubs regularly. She’s appeared on several other TV shows, including “The United States of Tara,” “Scare Tactics,” and “Monk,” and was a semi-finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”

John Caparulo

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Comedian John Caparulo is perhaps best known as the under-dressed everyman on the E! hit show, Chelsea Lately.  Cap, as he’s known by his friends and fans, has also made multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy Central Presents, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Next Generation of Blue Collar, and as a standout performer in Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show.
His first 1-hour special, Meet Cap, was released in 2009 and premiered on Comedy Central the same year.  More recently, in addition to touring as a popular national headliner, Cap appeared as part of Ron White’s Salute To The Troops on CMT, a network on which he became well-known as the host of the surprisingly hilarious Mobile Home Disaster.
Caparulo’s stand-up comedy has become a favorite for SiriusXM fans, which led to his former radio show The Mad Cap Hour, and currently, the Domestic Disputes podcast, which are both available on iTunes.
His newest stand-up special, entitled “John Caparulo: Come Inside Me,” launched on Netflix September 5th 2013, with DVD and CD versions following shortly after. Cap has also begun an innovative adaptation to the current media trends with Caplets, monthly clips of fresh stand-up comedy that can be viewed on Hulu, and on his website, johncaparulo.com
Twitter Handle: @JohnCaparulo

 

Bobby Lee

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Bobby Lee, a native of San Diego, was expected to follow in his father’s footsteps running the family clothing store. But after stints in a local rock band and at the local community college, he was spotted by Frank Burns, the legendary manager of La Jolla’s Comedy Store and the rest, as they say, is history. Bobby rapidly became an in-demand stand-up comic with his unique Korean American perspective and volatile on-stage personality.

In 1995, comedian Pauly Shore spotted Lee on stage and asked him to open for Shore in Las Vegas. It was at that point that Bobby met Paulie’s mother, the celebrated owner of the Comedy Store, Mitzi Shore and became a regular at the club and went on the road with comic Carlos Mencia.

Since joining MADtv in 1999, Bobby has become a fan favorite, known for his unique brand of pain-inducing physical humor. Bobby has created such memorable original characters as the over-confident Daewoo owner Tank, the world’s worst interpreter Bae Sung, and hapless warrior the Blind Kung Fu Master. And audiences have loved his take on such real world figures as Connie Chung and North Korean President Kim Jong Il.

Bobby’s film credits include “Kickin’ It Old School,” “Killer Pad.” In the summer 2004, he appeared in the big screen comedy “Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.” Lee also appeared in “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Mind of Mencia,” and has performed stand-up on “Late Friday,” “Premium Blend” and “The Tonight Show.”

Christopher Titus

BWAD-poster-NEWEST-POSTER1WEBChristopher Titus never lies. The truth can be painful, but the truth is really funny. Employing what he calls “hard funny,” Titus has released three ninety-minute comedy albums and starred in four one-hour comedy specials for Comedy Central.

After years of experimentation with dark and personal storytelling, Titus debuted his first one-man show, “Norman Rockwell is Bleeding,” at the Hudson Theater in Los Angeles. It was from this performance that the FOX sitcom “Titus” was born. Titus produced, co-wrote and starred in the show, and it earned him a Writer’s Guild nomination as well as an Emmy nomination. Newsday called him “TV’s most original voice since Seinfeld.”

Christopher Titus has the unique ability to turn dysfunctional family dynamics into a badge of honor. In “Norman Rockwell Is Bleeding,” Titus introduced us to his beer-guzzling, “slightly abusive” father and his manic-depressive mother. Titus’ second one-man show, “The Fifth Annual End of the World Tour,” was released in 2007 to rave reviews. In the show, Titus addresses everything from the Iraq war, raising children in a post-911 world, racism, and pedophilia to his father’s unconventional funeral. Titus’ third show, “Love Is Evol,” delved into tortured relationships, accusations of domestic violence, child custody and plastic surgery. Titus claims that “this show will either fix your relationship or destroy it, and either way, you’re welcome.” Christopher Titus’ “Neverlution” premiered in 2011 on Comedy Central. In it, Titus declared that it’s time to take our country back, namely from our overindulged children, corrupt politicians, prescription drugs and disconnective technology. “We used to be the best at revolution. We were so badass, we had a Civil War. We fought ourselves.”

In addition to his one-man shows, Titus shone in 2007 as the lovable character Brody in the primetime ABC series “Big Shots.” He can be seen in the films “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” “Scar” and “Remarkable Power.”

Titus hosts the “never unbiased, always unbalanced” podcast “The Combustion Lounge.”

Christopher Titus is raw, real and most of all, funny. His honesty about his own life gives a voice to the human experience of every person in the audience. To watch one of his shows is to know his world. Everyone walks out of a Christopher Titus show knowing him and loving him.

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.