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Courtney Fearrington

Bio: 

From Marine to Mainstage! 

Courtney Fearrington grew up in Washington, DC to a military mom (Navy) and militant father. By the time he was able to walk and talk he was already performing for his parents friends at every function possible. At an early age Courtney  knew he wanted to be a professional comedian. As a teenager Courtney went to 4 different high schools in 4 years. This made him the "new kid" every year, and also gave him the opportunity to reinvent himself into whoever he wanted. For some reason he always chose the role of chubby outcast. After high school armed with an education from 4 different schools and a sense of humor strong enough to get him in and out of awkward situations Courtney felt being the new kid in college would be too hard. So he joined the United States Marine Corps.

It was in the Marines that Courtney finally began to take his comedy from conversations and daily life to large groups of people. He began sneaking onstage during military briefings, formations, and classes to perform routines. It wasn't until early fall of 2005 that he decided to get up in front of a random group of strangers in a Washington, DC bar to see what happened next. He was instantly bitten, by comedy - not a crack head. It was all he needed to solidify that performing stand-up comedy was going to be part of life. Life's necessities then became air, water, comedy, food (in that order).

Since starting comedy Courtney has already shown he has the ability to make any group of people laugh. His style of comedy is able to cross boundaries and touch on a variety of topics. Courtney has quickly become a fixture at comedy clubs and colleges across the nation because of his likable personality and quick wit. He has been featured beside some of comedies elite at clubs, bars, and even the prestigious John F. Kennedy Center. As a standup he has also been heard on syndicated radio, performed at the Bentzen Ball, and worked with comics from HBO, Showtime, MTV, Comedy Central, SNL, and many more.

Dana Eagle

Bio: 

Featured on 2014 Last Comic Standing, Dana’s comedy and quirky style has made her a hit with club and college audiences, Her smart, edgy material has earned her the respect of not just audiences but of fellow comedians, such as Bill Maher who routinely call her to open for him. A powerhouse out of the gate, Dana began her career highlighting the plight of the nerd landing her spots on Comedy central, the prestigious HBO Comedy Arts Festival, and Showtime.  More recently, Dana’s take on mental health, pharmaceuticals and the self help industry, as well as her cheery view of depression has connected her with new audiences requesting she autograph their pill bottles!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

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​Appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, where she became a contributing writer. ​

Completed a pilot for the E! Entertainment Network and ABC Jason Alexander Pilot. On-air host for Showtime's ShowNext, The Oxygen Network and Comcast UNConventional. ​

​Her solo show, Stones From Glass Houses was featured at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival.​

Frequent Opener for Comedian Bill Maher​

​​​Performed for US troops in Iraq and the Balkans

​​Seen in a series of memorable Fox commercials with football legend, Boomer Esiason.

LOWLIGHTS!

Remanded to Special Ed Gym after failing Presidential Physical Fitness Exam. Claims they never specified which President. She chose Taft.

First LA meeting disrupted when agent is informed a client committed suicide. Dana points out the opening.  She is asked to leave.

 

First Middle School President to survive two impeachments and assassination attempt. Later overthrown by coup d’état. 

 

The end of her parents' 37-year marriage puts Dana in the awkward position of reviewing her father's

J-Date Profile. He does NOT jet ski. 

 

 

 

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Credits: 

Appeared on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central, and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, where she became a contributing writer. ​

Completed a pilot for the E! Entertainment Network and ABC Jason Alexander Pilot. On-air host for Showtime's ShowNext, The Oxygen Network and Comcast UNConventional. ​

Her solo show, Stones From Glass Houses was featured at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival.​

Frequent Opener for Comedian Bill Maher

Performed for US troops in Iraq and the Balkans

Seen in a series of memorable Fox commercials with football legend, Boomer Esiason.

Jessica Kirson

Bio: 

Mac award for best female comedian in NYC

Jessica Kirson's unique style and captivating stage presence captures audiences and club bookers everywhere. Her wide variety of characters brings a diverse energy to her routine. Once you have seen her amazing talent, it is easy to understand why she was selected to perform at the Hamptons, Toyota, Marshall's Women in Comedy, Comedy Central's South Beach, Montreal, and HBO's Las Vegas comedy festivals. She was awarded, "Best Female Comic" by the MAC association in New York City and recently accepted the Nightlife Award for, "Best Stand up Comedian" in NYC. Jessica has a strong social media presence. Her Youtube channel, "The JessyK Show" and her Facebook page, ComedianJessicaKirson, videos have over 10 million views. She has been working with the Howard Stern show producing and starring in prank calls that are being played weekly on Sirius/XM radio. In 2017, she will be in Robert Deniro's new movie, "The Comedian". She is also a consultant, producer, and cowriter on the film.

Credits: 

Jessica has numerous television appearances, including, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon, Noggin, VH1, Oxygen, Bravo, NBC's "Last Comic Standing", NBC's "Last Call With Carson Daly",  "The Dr. Oz Show", "Why We Heart Vampires",  Two appearances on the "The Tonight Show, Two appearances on Abc's, "The View", Showtime's, "White Boyz in the Hood", and NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice". She also has a one hour special on the Logo Channel called, "My Cookie's Gone" and has appeared on, "The Joy Behar Show" Jessica just appeared in a movie written directed by, Nick Cannon, starring, Jim Breuer, and, George Lopez, called, "School Dance".

She recently was on "The Nightly Show", on Comedy Central and "The Jim Gaffigan Show", on TVland. She has been working with the Howard Stern show producing and starring in prank calls that are being played on Sirius radio.

Ladies of Laughter

Bio: 

Ladies of Laughter is a comedy tour featuring some of the funniest women in comedy today as chosen by audiences and entertainment industry executives at comedy clubs nationwide through the Ladies of Laughter Contest.   It includes comediennes who have appeared on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Women’s Entertainment Network, Nickelodeon, in national commercials and at top comedy clubs and casinos nationwide.

The 2014 finales in NYC named Alycia Cooper as the grand winner in the professional category and Shelly Colman in the new comers category.  

Hosted by former the 2012 winner Robin Fox and judged by industry professional including  Comedy Central, WE-TV the tour will kick off with the Mayo Arts Ceter in Morristown NJ.

Ladies of Laughter originated in 1992 when the Mary Jo Comedy Award was established in honor of Mary Jo Wobker - a New York area comedy booker who supported many women just starting out in comedy.  Since then, it has launched the comedy careers of countless women and continues to serve as THE SOURCE for women in comedy.

the 2014 runners up were Kathleen Williams in the professional category and Liz Barrett in the newcomer category.

Our Ladies include, Tammy Pescatelli, Jane Condon, Leighann Lord, Dena Blizzard, Amy Schumer, Chris Rich, Melissa Rauch, Jessica Kirson and countless others.   

 

Stand-up comedy is a tough job, but these ladies are at the top of their game!

 

For more information on Ladies of Laughter events and comedy workshops www.ladiesoflaughter.org

 

 

Credits: 

You were great and lit up the crowd full of comedic energy, I loved the acts of the 3 Women ( and the women were so funny they let me laugh and interact with them) I loved the entire show. Westchester  Community College, NY

Avi Liberman

Bio: 

Avi Liberman's quirky style has made him a favorite in comedy clubs from Los Angeles to New York. Born in Israel, raised in Texas, having gone to college in New York, and now living in Los Angeles, his style is a winning combination of life experiences and topical issues told through a varied blend of characters and voices with worldwide expertise.  He is CLEAN, SMART, and naturally funny.

Avi has performed stand-up comedy on CBS's "Late Late Show" with Craig Ferguson on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and "Make Me Laugh" as well as NBC's "Friday Night!" His acting credits include "Dave's World" CBS, "Boston Common" NBC and "Andytown U.S.A." Comedy Central.  Avi can be seen regularly on E! as one of their frequent guests on their very popular countdown series. He has also guest starred on "Movies At Our House," as well as having shot a pilot titled "Through the Keyhole" both on AMC. He has also been heard on radio stations across the country.

A successful commercial actor, Avi has appeared in spots for "Mercedes," "L.A. Cellular," "Miller Lite" and most recently "Starbucks" and "Net Zero." He has appeared at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival.Since 2001, Avi has successfully arranged widely acclaimed stand-up comedy tours in Israel to help boost morale while donating all of the proceeds to a charity. The successful "Comedy For Koby" tour is now a bi-annual event, benefitting the Koby Mandell Foundation.

Credits: 

The Late Late Show, NBC, CBS, E! Network, Premium Blend, Comedy Central, Andytown U.S.A., Boston Common, Dave's World

Faye Lane

Bio: 

in conjuntion with SC ENTERTAINMENT

Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories 

wins the prestigious

Bistro Award for Musical Comedy!

Officially published! Her flight attendant story is featured in the book The Moth, which was released by Hyperion on Tuesday.
http://themothbook.org/

Faye Lanes "Beauty Shop Stories". It's  the glittered-up memories of a  Green Bean Queen in bedazzling story and song! Rhonda Faye Gunnels grew up in her mama’s beauty shop, Casa Vale Beauty Salon which was an old A-Frame house converted into a salon, with big mirrors and swivel chairs in the front room and shampoo bowls in the old back bedroom. On the front porch was a fat little girl in a glittered-up Burger King crown, practicing her beauty queen acceptance speech and dreaming of being a star of the stage!

“That girl belongs on Broadway!” Joan Rivers

The Dallas Morning News just called Faye “simultaneously hip and down-home.  Her 90-minute performance recounts a series of delicious tales from Lane’s childhood and early career.” 

Admire presents in conjuntion with SC ENTERTAINMENT

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FAYE LANE is a writer and performer whose unique blending of story and song
moved *New York Magazine* to gush, "She had them gobbling from the palm of
her hand. They were howling, crying, falling in love with her." She has won
the Moth Story Slam, hailed by *The Wall Street Journal* as "New York's
hottest, hippest literary ticket," in both New York and Los Angeles, and
her autobiographical stories can be heard on NPR's Cityscapes and The Moth
Radio Hour. *Faye Lane's Beauty Shop Stories*, a chronicle of her childhood
in a Texas beauty salon, was the recipient of the 2010 Overall Excellence
Award from the New York International Fringe Festival, 2011 Bistro
Award for Best Musical Comedy and the 2011 MAC Award for Outstanding
Special Production. The show is currently in it's second year of residence
at the legendary SoHo Playhouse in New York. Faye has performed around the
world, including at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival and the
Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival.

Credits: 

 The Dallas Morning News just called Faye "simultaneously hip and down-home. 

Her 90-minute performance recounts a series

of delicious tales from Lane’s childhood and early career."

“That girl belongs on Broadway!” Joan Rivers

"Endearing and soaring voiced – a real standout" Backstage

 

“They were howling, crying, falling in love with her.” New York Magazine

 

"I would go see it, by all means. It's a great show!” Time Out NY

 

“A Texas rose that keeps on rising!” AOL’s City’s Best

 

"Fabulous and chic in black dress and cowboy boots, [Faye] still has the sparkly eyes of that precocious little girl in her bedazzled Burger King crown" D Magazine (Dallas, TX)

"In an ideal world, she and the show would win an award every day for the rest of her natural life." Nitelifeexchange.com

"Put your faith in Faye Lane, one of New York’s most beloved and respected storytellers."  Show Business Weekly  

"Finding out how the dreams of a chubby outcast were achieved by the charming dish you see on the stage is what gives this solo performance its angel wings." Downtown Express

“A luminous storyteller and singer who will charm your socks off - and possibly give you a MoonPie to boot! Hilarious and unforgettable.” BestNewYorkComedy.com

“The hottest, sweetest, funniest, award winning show. This is why Broadway sometimes makes a star out of a solo performer.” The Villager

"A little show with a big heart, “Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories” is an irresistible treat." TheaterLife.com

“Lane relates her journey with extraordinary wit, charm, and subtle power, resulting in a performance that's unforgettable.” Hy Reviews

"Hilarious stories" Faster Times

 "In a category of her own" Chelsea Now

 “Rich with characters and detail, she draws the audience into her world. We laugh and cry with her...” Bust Magazine

"An unexpected emotional journey of faith. The hour flew by and this reviewer left wanting more." Edge

Tammy Pescatelli

Bio: 

“When I was pregnant, my agent said, “Your career is over! I have never seen a pregnant woman on stage.” I said, ‘Apparently you have never been to a really bad strip club!’”.

Comedian  Tammy Pescatelli is the kind of woman you wish was your
sister or your best friend. Like a good sister, she‘s always ready with a good joke or lively quip. Tammy learned her funny skills growing up in a large, crazy, Italian family outside of Cleveland. She went on to marry into an even larger, crazier, Italian family and has a little boy that she named after her husband-’just to prepare for Alzheimer’s!”.

When people ask her – “Where do you get your material?“ Tammy famously replies, “I wake up!”.

Her most recent 1 hour special, “Finding the Funny” was released recently in an exclusive deal with the trailblazing company, NETLFIX. Her eye for actually finding the funny in all situations, is what is already bringing the project critical acclaim from fans and peers alike.

Tammy‘s recent reality series, A Stand Up Mother   (which she co-created, executive produced, wrote and starred in) on WEtv, documented her life as she balanced her family and her growing career with a lot of laughs.

Being one of the Final Five on NBC‘s “Last Comic Standing 2“ catapulted Tammy‘s career and won her a slew of new fans, solidifying her as one of the sharpest women in the comedy world. She just won “Comedy Central‘s 2010 Stand-Up Showdown”, and has appeared twice as a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”. She has also  recently appeared on BRAVO TV’s “Rocco’s Dinner Party”, CBS’s “The Talk”, Nickeloden’s “NICK Mom’s Night Out”,  TVGuide’s “Standup in Stilletoes”, FuelTV’s “Roast of Parks Bonifay”, NBC‘s “Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best”,and Comedy Central‘s “The World Stands Up!”.

Tammy also appeared in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central, “Comedy Central Presents: Tammy Pescatelli.” She has made numerous appearance  on the CBC’s hit show,”The Debater’s”, as well as the “Jerry Lewis Telethon“. She has performed on “The Bonnie Hunt Show”,  “TBS‘s Evening at the Laugh Factory“, “Last Call with Carson Daly”, and has been a guest a number of times on the syndicated show “Comics Unleashed”, and was chosen for their “Best of the Best“ world wide top selling DVD! Tammy has also made more than 100+appearances on “talking head” shows on VH1, CMT, MTV, E!, A&E, REELS, TVGuide and many more.

She was also featured weekly as part of the “Fashion Police“
panel for US Weekly. And giving pros a run for their money in the poker
department, Tammy participated in the GSN poker series “Poker Royale:
Comedians vs. Pros”, finishing in second place after beating all of the comedians and all of the pro’s but one. A regular on USO Comedy tours, Tammy has entertained our troops all over the world.

She co-stars in the sleeper hit “Everybody Wants to Be Italian”, “Single“, and  in the award winning indie film  “Made in Brooklyn.”

On her previous album, IT IS WHAT IT IS, she used every bit of her experience to make us laugh about family, religion, and even politics (her sister-in-law thinks Al Qaeda is a guy from the neighborhood.)

Tammy currently tours the country promoting her latest comedy DVD, “Finding the Funny”.

Credits: 

NBC‘s “Last Comic Standing ,“Comedy Central‘s 2010 Stand-Up Showdown”, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”,BRAVO TV’s “Rocco’s Dinner Party”, CBS’s “The Talk”, Nickeloden’s “NICK Mom’s Night Out”,  TVGuide’s “Standup in Stilletoes”, FuelTV’s “Roast of Parks Bonifay”, NBC‘s “Last Comic Standing: The Best of the Best”,and Comedy Central‘s “The World Stands Up!”.

“Comedy Central Presents: Tammy Pescatelli.” ,”The Debater’s”,  “Jerry Lewis Telethon“, “The Bonnie Hunt Show”,  “TBS‘s Evening at the Laugh Factory“, “Last Call with Carson Daly”,  “Comics Unleashed”, VH1, CMT, MTV, E!, A&E, REELS, TVGuide and many more.

Darren Carter

Bio: 

HIGH ENERGY, affordable with LOADS of Credits and APPEALING to a MULTITUDE of AUDIENCES. 

Named Comic of The Year at the LA Comedy Awards

Hulu, Netflix, Showtime Special, The Tonight Show, Chelsea Lately

As soon as Darren Carter takes the stage he unleashes a captivating flurry of impersonations, observations, and off-the-wall social commentary that is a comedy experience unlike any other. From foster kid to funny man, Darren found comedy was his ticket to cope with what life threw him. His contagious charm and vivid imagery paints a picture that is both relatable and one of a kind--no wonder critics nationwide are calling his act 'one of a kind' and 'a must see'.

After being spotted by hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg for his dead-on impersonations of the rapper, he has performed multiple times at Snoop’s annual family reunion.

After rocking the stage for over 20,000 fans at the nation's largest comedy concert--LA's prestigious Power 106 Comedy Jam--Darren was immediately dubbed a fan favorite and has been asked to return once again and bring the funny alongside the biggest names in comedy including Carlos Mencia, Lisa Lampanelli, Russell Peters, and Katt Williams.

Follow Darren at www.darrencarter.com

 

Credits: 

 

Darren can be seen on “Chelsea Lately” on E! and “Comics Without  Borders” on Showtime. TV appearances including Comedy Central's 'Premium Blend', BET's 'Comic View', 'The Tonight Show' , and a regular guest on 'Comics Unleashed.  Other highlights include: Showtime, Comedy Slam,  LA's Comedy Jam, Colleges, Clubs, BET, HULU, CBS, Comedy Central, Sirius/XM, Rhapsody Pick of The Week

His critically acclaimed comedy album 'Shady Side' is available on iTunes, as is "This Gingers Crazy".  Featurered on Showtime's 'The Comedy Slam' and as a regular host out on National Lampoon's College Network.

He has performed all over the world and is a fan favorite at the nation's most prestigious clubs including the Laugh Factory, Hollywood Improv, Comedy & Magic Club and The Ice House.

John Roy

Bio: 

The son of an ex-Jesuit and a psychotherapist, John Roy was determined not to repeat his parent's career choices. The fortunate recipient of life saving heart surgery, John felt he should return the blessing he received to the world, by telling jokes in boozy nightclubs.

John grew up a Chicago city boy in the bizarre neighborhood of Rogers Park, where he learned to make people of all races and religions tolerate an obnoxious white kid. After perfecting his mastery of the Atari 2600 while enduring eight years of Catholic school, John felt ready for new experiences.

His family moved to Evanston, where John’s exposure to diversity continued. Evanston High School was the most integrated school in Illinois, and John was fortunate enough to study at the feet of the African American masters of the lunch table insult. He spent his college years at Loyola University. A charming but underachieving frat boy, who led three rock bands to failure by the age of 22, John had little prospect for gainful employment. Finally, he listened to his inner voice, and began to frequent Chicago’s open mic scene. Within weeks, he was entertaining dozens.

John began his professional career at the famous Zanies comedy club on Wells St. in Chicago’s Old Town. He went on to tour the country’s best clubs, including the Laugh Stop in Houston, and the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, where John earned a regular spot in 2002. In 2003, he appeared on the CBS television show, "Star Search", and won the first championship, earning 100,000 dollars and a development deal with CBS.

Since then he has appeared in the prestigious US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, as a square on "Hollywood Squares," and will appear on HBO this fall. John is now a regular at the Comedy and Magic club in Hermosa Beach and the Improv in Los Angeles.

John is instantly likable on stage, and has a laid back conversational style that audiences find comfortable and hilarious. The audience feels like they are hanging out with John, not watching a performance. John’s material is original. His unique observations on contemporary culture, childhood, racial tolerance, and the media are punctuated by energetic character voices, clever dialogue, and, when absolutely necessary, the occasional bit of singing. John Roy is a solid CLEAN comedian who is a constant repeat.

Louis Johnson

Bio: 

Louis Johnson "A family man with serious personal issues" has been seen on Comedy Central, B.E.T., Showtime, A&E, and his own SHOWTIME Comic of the Month Special. He's been featured at the Annual Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the Annual New Orleans Comedy Festival.

He's a regular on U.S.O. World Comedy Break Tours, entertaining the troops overseas since 1995. Italy, Albania, Greece, Iceland, England, Scotland, Hungary, Belgium, Croatia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Macedonia, Bosnia, Panama, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Japan, Korea and Alaska (yeah yeah yeah it's not overseas, but as long as it takes to get there it should be!).

He won Showtime Networks Funniest Person in America contest. Declared the winner after a nationwide phone-in vote! He won cash (long gone) and a cable special (which aired for a month--hence the title Comic of the--well you get it). He's also a regular headliner for cruise ships and corporate events across the world.

The Denver Post states that, "Johnson is a polished performer with dynamic delivery."; The Atlanta Journal calls him "..a keen chronicler of society."; The Indianapolis News says, "His jokes make fun of life's everyday occurrences that break all racial and economic barriers."; The Rocky Mountain News chimes in with, "..he is a comedian with graceful physical skills and has the ability to wander into tough subjects and still get a laugh."; The Honolulu Star Bulletin states that "Johnson is just serious enough to give the audience something to think about."; and The Boulder Daily Camera simply says "There was only one difference between us: He was funny - very funny."

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