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Pat McGann

 

Pat McGann is quickly rising as one of the sharpest stand-ups in the comedy world. A relative latecomer to the scene, Pat began stand up at the age of 31 after realizing he was not very good at selling packaging. He hustled his way to become the house emcee at Zanies Chicago, where he distinguished himself as especially adept at working the crowd. A husband and father of 3 young children, Pat’s appeal stems from his quick wit & relatable take on family life & marriage.

In 2017, McGann began touring as the opening act for Sebastian Maniscalco, moving with him from clubs, to theater, and to arenas, including 4 sold out shows at Madison Square Garden. McGann’s relatively short, but impressive resume, includes performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, The Great American Comedy Festival and the Nashville Comedy Fest. McGann still calls Chicago home.

 

Valentine’s Celebration with Pat McGann

 

 

 

Pat McGann is quickly rising as one of the sharpest stand-ups in the comedy world. A relative latecomer to the scene, Pat began stand up at the age of 31 after realizing he was not very good at selling packaging. He hustled his way to become the house emcee at Zanies Chicago, where he distinguished himself as especially adept at working the crowd. A husband and father of 3 young children, Pat’s appeal stems from his quick wit & relatable take on family life & marriage.

In 2017, McGann began touring as the opening act for Sebastian Maniscalco, moving with him from clubs, to theater, and to arenas, including 4 sold out shows at Madison Square Garden. McGann’s relatively short, but impressive resume, includes performances on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Montreal’s famed Just For Laughs Festival, Gilda’s LaughFest, The Great American Comedy Festival and the Nashville Comedy Fest. McGann still calls Chicago home.

 

Christina P

Christina P. is a Stand-up Comedian, Podcaster and Mother of two young, savage boys. Her one hour stand-up special, Christina P: Mother Inferior, premiered October 10th 2017 on Netflix to rave reviews with The Interrobang calling it “intelligent, thought-provoking and not to be missed.” Filmed at The Showbox in Seattle, Christina discusses the realities of motherhood, getting older and her own childhood. Her second half hour special is featured on “The Degenerates”, shot in Las Vegas in 2018 and streaming on Netflix as well. 

Christina P’s hugely successful podcast Your Mom’s House which she hosts with her husband, comedian Tom Segura, is a top-rated comedy podcast on iTunes. Launched in October of 2010, the podcast has acquired cult-like status and continues to raise low and loose jeans worldwide. If you enjoy 7th grade humor, you’ll love Your Mom’s House. She also hosts the popular podcast “Where My Mom’s at?” where she discusses all things mom. 

She and her husband Tom currently reside in Austin, Texas with their two sons. When Christina isn’t curating disturbing Tik Tok’s, she spends most of her time raising children. She has an intense love of dogs and believes anyone who doesn’t share this love is emotionally deficient. 

Christina’s taste in music hasn’t evolved much since 1993. One of the happiest days of her life was when she met Kim Deal of the Pixies. She also routes her touring schedule around the Goth band Bauhaus so she can see them live whenever possible. 

Drew Lynch

Drew Lynch captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent, where he finished in second place. Since, Drew has appeared on IFC’s Maron and CONAN, and amassed over 2 million subscribers on Youtube. Drew was born in Indianapolis, grew up in Las Vegas, and currently lives in Los Angeles with his dog Stella.

Sam Morril

Morril is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in New York City and one of the best joke writers in the scene today. He is a regular on Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, where he appears frequently when not touring cities across the nation. He was named one of Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch in 2011 and has performed multiple stand-up sets on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late, Late Show with James Corden and Conan. He’s also had stints on Last Comic Standing, America’s Got Talent, @midnight with Chris Hardwick, and Inside Amy Schumer.

In February 2020, Morril released his 3rd stand-up special for Comedy Central, I Got This on their YouTube channel and received over 1.5 million views within the first two weeks. Morril then later released it as a comedy album with 800 Pound Gorilla Records.

In 2015, the comedian recorded his debut album, Class Act, with Comedy Central Records, which went to #1 on iTunes and made numerous top 10 lists and appeared on season four of Comedy Central’s The Half Hour. His first one hour special, Amy Schumer Presents Sam Morril: Positive Influence premiered on Comedy Central in 2018.

Morril was the host of his very own show on MSG called People Talking Sports, which ran for two seasons and received an Emmy® nomination. Morril also has a cameo in the Academy Award nominated film, Joker.

Michael Kosta

Michael is a Senior Correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.  Previously, he hosted and was the co-executive producer of The Comment Section for the E! Network.  He is well known from his numerous late night appearances on The Tonight Show, Conan, Seth Meyers, and @midnight.  Michael co-hosted Fox Sports 1’s Crowd Goes Wild opposite Regis Philbin and was a regular Correspondent for The Soup Investigates with Joel McHale.  His one hour Comedy Central stand up special: MIchael Kosta: Detroit. NY. LA.  premiered last December and is now streaming on Paramount +.  Listen to his weekly podcast Tennis Anyone with Michael Kosta and watch his videos online at @MichaelKosta 

 

 

 

Orny Adams

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Orny Adams delivers a powerful, incisive standup routine that vacillates between the relevant and the absurd. Orny attacks what’s wrong with the world and sometimes even what’s wrong with Orny. He’s brutally honest, satirical and his performance is ceaselessly energetic.

Orny has had one hour stand up specials on Netflix, Comedy Central and his third special “More Than Loud” is airing now on Showtime. Adams has appeared all over television, most notably on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman and The Conan O’Brien Show. And you might also recognize him as Coach from the TV show Teen Wolf which ran for six seasons.

Jay Pharoah

JAY PHAROAH is an actor and stand-up comedian.  

JAY dazzles as an emotionally-torn romantic in Netflix’s upcoming RESORT TO LOVE with Christina Milian. He currently plays recurring roles on ABC’s A MILLION LITTLE THINGS and Fox’s FAMILY GUY.

He previously starred in 2 MINUTES OF FAME with Katt Williams and KeKe Palmer, the YOUTUBE Premium show CHAMPAIGN, ILL alongside Adam Pally and Sam Richardson and Steven Soderbergh’s feature film UNSANE opposite Claire Foy and Joshua Leonard. 

In 2017, he starred on the Showtime series WHITE FAMOUS as the lead, ‘Floyd Mooney’, that was executive produced by Oscar-winner Jaime Foxx and based on his experiences.

JAY has lent his vocal talents to Sony’s THE MITCHELL’S VS. THE MACHINES with Danny McBride and Maya Rudolph, the Illumination/Universal animated movie SING alongside Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson and Reese Witherspoon, as well as to the television shows LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS and BOJACK HORSEMAN.

Additional film credits include the Universal Pictures film ALL MY LIFE, co-starring alongside Harry Shum and Jessica Rothe, Lionsgate/CBS Films comedy GET A JOB opposite Miles Teller and Anna Kendrick, Chris Rock’s film TOP FIVE for Paramount, Universal’s RIDE ALONG opposite Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, the independent film INTRAMURAL and FOX Searchlight’s LOLA VERSUS opposite Greta Gerwig. 

JAY is well known for his spot-on impressions on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, where he was a cast member for six seasons. 

His debut one-hour stand-up special premiered on Showtime in 2016, and he headlines comedy clubs across the country throughout the year.

The Sklar Brothers

Randy and Jason Sklar began as one zygote and later guest starred in many TV shows including an Emmy Award winning episode of HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, the FX hit IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, Adult Swim’s CHILDRENS’ HOSPITAL, and most recently in USA Network’s critically acclaimed comedy PLAYING HOUSE, IFC’s hit show MARON, and multiple Season 3 episodes of BETTER CALL SAUL. In addition, the Sklars recently appeared in Comedy Central’s ROAST BATTLE III and CNN’s THE HISTORY OF COMEDY.

The Sklars starred as conjoined twins in a memorable episode of GREY’S ANATOMY, and as warring agents on HBO’s ENTOURAGE, of which Entertainment Weekly television critic Paul Katz wrote, “in the hands of comedic masters, The Sklar Brothers, they made it soar.” The Sklars have also appeared in such films as Touchstone’s WILD HOGS, Fox Atomic’s THE COMEBACKS, and the popular Netflix movie TEACHER OF THE YEAR alongside Keegan Michael Key, Larry Joe Campbell and Jamie Kaler.

The Sklars also hosted the critically acclaimed History Channel docu-comedy THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA which highlighted the ways in which statistics tell the story of the US and appeared monthly on Showtime’s JIM ROME ON SHOWTIME in their regular segment “Sklarred For Life,” where they took a humorous look at the past month in sports.

In November of 2006, Randy and Jason wrapped the fourth and final season of their cult classic comedy series CHEAP SEATS on ESPN Classic, and wrote and appeared in regular segment “The Bracket” on ESPN’s SportsCenter from 2008 to 2009. In addition, the Sklars regularly fill in as guest hosts for Jim Rome on his popular nationally syndicated radio show.

As stand-up comedians, the Sklars recorded their second half hour COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS special in November 2009, which premiered in March 2010. The Onion A.V. Club named the Sklars’ third comedy album HENDERSON AND DAUGHTERS in their Top 10 Comedy albums of 2011. In April 2014, the Sklars recorded and released a one-hour stand-up special and album titled THE SKLAR BROTHERS: WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT on Netflix to rave reviews.

Neil Strausse of The New York Times said of the Sklars, “Their comedy accepts the reality of being twins but does not use it as a crutch. Instead they work with their physical and mental similarities and correspondences, their status as imperfect carbon copies of each other. In their comedy, the straight man is often an echo.”

Randy and Jason currently reside in Los Angeles, where they record two hit podcasts; for sports fans, VIEW FROM THE CHEAP SEATS stands squarely at the intersection of sports and comedy, boasting huge guests of both worlds, from Bill Burr to Bob Costas. Their other podcast DUMB PEOPLE TOWN is currently being developed by Sony as an animated narrative half-hour comedy co-starring Will Arnett.

Jeff Garlin: “Use Me” Tour

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Jeff Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy.  

He is known as the Executive Producer and co-star of the critically acclaimed “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which recently aired its tenth season, and was renewed for an eleventh, on HBO. As Executive Producer, Garlin was previously nominated for an Emmy Award for “Best Comedy” for their ninth season. He is also known as the patriarch Murray Goldberg on ABC’s “The Goldbergs.” The Goldbergs which is currently in its eighth season.

Garlin’s Netflix stand-up special, “Jeff Garlin: Our Man in Chicago” is currently streaming globally on the platform. Filmed in his hometown, Chicago and on the 37th anniversary – to the day – of his comedy debut, the one-hour special is ripe with Garlin’s signature blend of storytelling and improv. 

Last year, Garlin opened his first photography show at the Leica gallery in Los Angeles called “Big Bowl of Wonderful” with part of the proceeds from the print sales benefiting the charity F-Cancer. Upcoming, he will be releasing a book of his photography.

Garlin recently returned to the Toy Story franchise, reprising his role as Buttercup in “Toy Story 4,” which grossed more than $1 billion dollars worldwide. Garlin has extensive voice-over acting credits, including “Paranorman” (Perry Babcock), DisneyPixar’s “WALL-E” (The Captain), “Cars 2” (Otis) and “Toy Story 3” (Buttercup the Unicorn). 

Recently, he co-wrote, directed, and starred in “Handsome,” the first Netflix murder mystery. 

In 2012, Garlin authored the nonfiction book, “Curbing It,” (Simon & Schuster), in which he shared his eye-opening journey to reduce his waistline and his carbon footprint during the production of the seventh season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” 

Garlin lives in Los Angeles and Chicago. His hobbies include taking naps.