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A full night of fun, all under one roof!

A full night of fun, all under one roof!

Kam Patterson

Rated R

Kam Patterson is a comedian from Orlando who is quickly gaining recognition for his sharp, high-energy sets and effortless crowd work. His comedy career started at just 10 years old when performing his debut set at his grandmother’s 50th birthday. Kam’s natural charisma and unique, upbeat humor most recently landed him a regular slot on the extremely popular KILL TONY show. He’s a rising star in the stand-up world and a frequent performer at the Comedy Mothership club in Austin, along with many other comedy venues in Austin and across the country.

Rafi Bastos

Rafi Bastos is a 6’7” tall Jewish-Brazilian comedian with an accent like Dracula and a rapidly growing social media presence of stand up clips in English. Many of Rafi’s super-viral stand up clips come from nightly performances at the prestigious Comedy Cellar. In his home-country of Brazil, Rafi is a trailblazer of comedy, media and is one of the first comedians to pioneer the art of American-style stand up comedy in Brazil.

Rafi’s 17-year comedy and acting career before coming to the United States, garnered many firsts and was covered in an interview on The Joe Rogan Experience. After setting more than a few records, he opened a stand up comedy club and continuously created National controversy by challenging Brazil’s oppressive laws surrounding freedom of speech.

Rafi’s videos with stage performances, music videos, interviews and sketches have now more than 37 million views on his Youtube channel alone. In 2011, he was considered by the NEW YORK TIMES as the Most Influential Man on Twitter, at the time with 7 million followers, now at 11.4 million. In 2013, Rafi won the SHORTY AWARDS, also known as the “Oscars of Social Media”, for Best Comedian. Both in English and Portuguese, Rafi continues to prove that he is among the most talented artists of Latin America always setting the bar higher for innovation, quality and influence.

Rafi’s quick-witted observational humor, intelligence and worldly view have made him a hit online and the first Brazilian comedian to become a regular at the most renowned comedy clubs globally, including CELLAR in New York, LAUGH FACTORY, and THE HOLLYWOOD IMPROV in California. He is also the first Brazilian comedian to headline at JUST FOR LAUGHS, the largest comedy festival in the world, hosted in Montreal, Canada.

Among his many credits, Rafi has three comedy specials on Netflix:, A Arte do Insulto, Péssima Influencia, and Ultimato. He has starred in movies, had his own controversial talk show, been an in-fiel journalist and hosted reality shows (Ultimate Beastmaster for Netflix). He is the Co-Founder and owner of Comedians, the largest comedy club in South America. Let’s just say Rafi has done almost everything in Brazil and now he’s in the USA to do it all with a fresh perspective – in UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY.

Matt McCusker

Rated R

Matt McCusker is a comedian, writer, and proud co-host of Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast. After spending much of his young life engaging in mostly non-violent criminal activity, Matt has dedicated the rest of his days toward the pursuit of peace and harmony. He wrote the novel Overlook: A Story About Drugs, Disappointment, and the American Dream. He was also supposed to be on a local TV news show once, but they scrapped the segment. Matt seems to think it had something to do with the fact that he showed up incredibly stoned and didn’t really answer any of their questions in a coherent and satisfying manner. He is a stern, yet loving father and a sexually dedicated husband who ultimately places God above all things.  

ARI SHAFFIR: THE WRONG SIDE OF HISTORY TOUR

RATED R. REALLY

Ari Shaffir is an American standup comedian. In addition to his numerous appearances on the Joe Rogan podcast, he is best known for his last special, “Jew,” which has garnered almost 6 million views and was written up in The NY Times in its list of best specials of the year. You might also know Ari from the storytelling show he created and hosted on Comedy Central called “This Is Not Happening.” Ari also has a Netflix special called “Double Negative” and a Comedy Central special called “Paid Regular.” Ari Shaffir has also appeared on WTF with Marc Maron, The Adam Carolla show, Your Mom’s House, 2 Bears 1 Cave, Theo Von’s podcast, Andrew Schulz’s podcast, TigerBelly, and many many more. These appearances have made him a favorite in the comedy podcast world. His own podcast, Ari Shaffir’s Skeptic Tank is a chart topper that comes out every week wherever you watch or listen to podcasts. Ari is the reigning president of the LOS podcast to which he has no affiliation. And he placed first in the non-steroid category of the legendary Sober October challenge, which he also destroyed shortly thereafter so he could found Protect Our Parks with Shane Gillis and Mark Normand which he fooled Joe Rogan into hosting.

The deal is, this is a dirty show. It’s not completely offensive but definitely some parts are offensive. So don’t bring that one friend in your friend group who makes that tsk noise a lot. Just tell them you’re doing something else or your grandmother died or your grandmother killed somebody and you gotta be a character witness. Whatever. Just don’t bring them. But everybody else for sure come. Ari puts on a hilarious show every year of all new material and he brings amazing openers. So it’s just a really funny night of legit mainstream standup and you’re going to have a great time every time. 

 

Michael Blaustein

Michael Blaustein is an internationally touring headlining comedian, accomplished actor, band award winning writer. Michael co-hosts a very popular podcast called “Stiff Socks” with comedian Trevor Wallace. Stiff Socks is ranked in the top 50 of all comedy podcasts on iTunes and Spotify. He has performed at over 200 colleges worldwide and has been on the Comedy Central on Campus Tour, The College Humor Tour, and The Oddball Comedy Fest. Michael has performed at prestigious festivals such as JFL 42 and The New York Comedy Festival. Michael can be seen on Amazon Primes original series “Inside Jokes.” Michael can also be seen on the last season of CBS’s Person of Interest. He has hosted two pilots for MTV and was a cast member of the last season of MTV’s Punk’d. Michael created and developed a Snapchat show for Comedy Central and was also a comedy pilot finalist in The Austin Film Festival. Michael Co-wrote, Co-directed, and Co-starred in the feature film “Up There.”

Zoltan Kaszas

Zoltan Kaszas is an award-winning stand-up comedian known for his sharp, observational humor and love of cats. Born in Hungary, Zoltan and his mother immigrated to the United States in 1991, first settling in Pittsburgh before moving to the trailer parks of San Diego.  

Kaszas, who The Atlantic called a “breakout star,” has been featured on several SiriusXM comedy channels, Laughs on Fox, commercials from Manscaped, Netflix Is a Joke radio, has had hit Dry Bar comedy specials “Cat Jokes” and “Average Intelligence,” as well as headlined comedy clubs and theaters across the country. He won the Seattle International Comedy competition, a month-long event held in Washington state. Kaszas also rocked first place gigs at the San Diego Comedy Festival, San Diego’s Funniest Person contest and the Rockstar Energy Drink Comedy Throwdown plus spent a month in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Fringe Festival. However, it was Kaszas’ riff on why cats are better than dogs that quickly went viral, racking up over 68 million views on Facebook. The video traveled the globe, even landing in The Guardian’s (UK) as one of the “ten funniest things I’ve seen on the Internet.” 

Sharing the stage with well-known comedians such as Bert Kreischer, Mark Normand, and Taylor Tomlinson – who called him “the funniest, most prolific comic alive” – only raised his game. Kaszas has must-see comedy specials on YouTube, “Modern Male” (3.2 million views), and his most recent special White Lies,” both filmed at the Grand Comedy Club in Escondido, CA. His ability to take relatable experiences and turn them into hilarious stories has earned him both critical acclaim and a loyal following. Whether on tour, or online, Zoltan Kaszas continues to charm audiences with his unforgettable, relevant, and smart brand of comedy. 

 

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Zarna Garg

Zarna Garg is “One in a Billion”, and that’s not the just name of her first comedy special. She’s also the only Indian mom comedian taking on her mother-in-law.  She was recently profiled as one of the gutsiest women in comedy on Apple TV’s new “Gutsy Women” series, and featured on “This American Life” with Ira Glass. When she’s not doing 15 shows a week at Comedy Cellar in New York City, she is touring the world with her show. She is the winner of Kevin Hart’s Lyft Comics, the winner of the 2021 Ladies of Laughter Award, and has over a million followers across social media platforms. Her debut feature screenplay, ‘Rearranged’ won Top Comedy Feature award at Austin Film Festival in 2019 and was a 2019 Nicholl Fellowships Semi-Finalist.

 

Adam Ray

ADAM RAY is currently recurring on IMMIGRANT (Hulu), the story of the founder of the legendary Chippendales strip show starring Kumail Nanjiani. Ray received praise for his portrayal of ‘Jay Leno’ in PAM & TOMMY (Hulu), also starring Lily James and Sebastian Stan. He recently wrapped shooting the second season of YOUNG ROCK for NBC, the story of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s life, recurring again as ‘Vince McMahon.’ In addition, Ray was recently a guest on Marc Maron’s iconic WTF podcast, and is a regular on The Adam Carolla Podcast.

Ray is currently recurring as ‘Ron Ziegler’ in GASLIT (Starz), also starring Julia Roberts and Sean Penn. He starred as the lead in the indie comedy film THE BELLMEN, and has guest starred on a number of television shows including HACKS (HBO Max), 911: LONE STAR (FOX), CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO), ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Netflix), SILICON VALLEY (HBO), BALLERS (HBO), 2 BROKE GIRLS (CBS), and WORKAHOLICS (Comedy Central), as well as the second season of AMERICAN VANDAL (Netflix).

Ray was a regular on LIGHTS OUT WITH DAVID SPADE (Comedy Central) as well as RETURN OF THE MAC (Pop TV) opposite Joey McIntyre. He was a cast member in the reboot of the sketch comedy show MADtv (CW), and he can be seen in many of Paul Feig’s films, including the buddy cop comedy THE HEAT, the hit feature SPY, and the reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS, in which played a supporting role and voiced the iconic character of ‘Slimer’. He will be also be seen in Feig’s upcoming movie THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL starring Charlize Theron and Laurence Fishburne.He has written for MTV’s PUNK’D, ADAM DEVINE’S HOUSE PARTY (Comedy Central), and the reboot of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER (Netflix).You can hear Adam’s voice in Dreamwork’s TROLLS, Adult Swim’s RICK & MORTY and SUPER MANSION, SHE-RA (Netflix), DOUG UNPLUGS (AppleTV), AMERICAN DAD (TBS), ARCHIBALDS’S NEXT BIG THING (Netflix), WHEN NATURE CALLS (ABC), AMERICAN DAD (Fox) and CROSSING SWORDS (Hulu) as ‘Ruben’, opposite Nicholas Hoult, Adam Pally and Tony Hale.

Ray headlines top standup comedy clubs across the country. He also hosts the popular ABOUT LAST NIGHT podcast, which has welcomed guests such as Sandra Bullock, Bill Burr, Tiffany Haddish, Jason Derulo, Nick Swardson, Lisa Kudrow, Tom Segura, Neil Patrick Harris, Sebastian Maniscalco, Melissa McCarthy, Dana Carvey, and Joel McHale! His hilarious sketches and standup comedy clips have garnered over 50 million views on YouTube & can all be viewed at adamraycomedy.com.

Louis Katz

RATED R. SERIOUSLY

Louis Katz performs punchline heavy, New York-style stand up with an understated intellectual edge that’s been lovingly described as “cerebral filth.” Over the course of his career, Louis’ stand up has been featured on NBC, HBO, and 5 times on Comedy Central, including his own half-hour special and an appearance on their storytelling show, “This Is Not Happening,” which has since been viewed over 2.9 million times on YouTube. His latest album, “KATZKILLS,” was named one of the top 5 comedy albums of the year by vulture.com, who called it “a raucous comedy party.” Louis’ first one-hour special was released on Epix in 2022 as part of their “Unprotected Sets” series. His latest special, “Present/Tense,” was released independently on YouTube in late 2023 and became an instant hit with nearly a million views in less than 3 months.

A true comedian’s comedian, Louis’ act has garnered praise from industry legends such as Dave Attell who called him, “one of the best joke writers working today” and Ali Wong who said Louis was, “one of the funniest and most prolific comedians I know.” Marc Maron featured Louis on his WTF podcast twice, saying, “His album and special are hilarious.” But perhaps Doug Stanhope put it best when he said, “Katz is funny to the point that Hitler would have given him a sleeper car on the train.”

If you like your dirty jokes smart and your smart jokes a little filthy, Louis’ act is not to be missed.

Chris Redd

Chris Redd’s first one-hour comedy special “Why Am I Like This?” premiered in November of last year and is currently streaming on MAX. He co-created and is set to voice a lead role in a yet-to-be titled project from Broadway Video and Audible, and stars opposite Eddie Murphy in the upcoming feature CANDY CANE LANE. Redd is the co-creator, writer, and star of Peacock’s scripted comedy series, “Bust Down”. He was a repertory player on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” for 5 seasons.

In addition to acting and writing, Redd is a rapper and stand-up comedian who performs across the country and has toured the United States and Europe with The Second City Touring Company. He received the Emmy Award in 2018 for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the “SNL” song “Come Back, Barack.” In 2019 Redd released his debut stand-up album, “But Here We Are.” Redd starred in the independent horror film “Scare Me” and can be seen in the comedy films “Vampires vs. the Bronx”, “Deep Murder,” “The House” and “A Futile and Stupid Gestures.” He appeared in the 2016 film “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and opposite Kathy Bates in the Netflix original comedy series “Disjointed” and was featured in the series “Wet Hot American Summer,” NBC’s “Will & Grace,” Netflix’s “Love,” TV’ Land’s “Teachers,” ”Comedy Central’s “Detroiters” and “Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents.” He portrayed the character of ‘Gary Williams’ on the NBC comedy “Kenan” for two seasons.

Redd has also loaned his voice to many projects including Netflix’s “Big Mouth,” Audible’s “64th Man” and Disney’s “Star vs. the Forces of Evil.” Additionally, he was featured as a 2016 Standup New Face at Just for Laughs in Montreal. Redd was previously a performer at Chicago’s Second City and iO Chicago.