Steve Wilson is one of America’s fastest rising comics, “If you haven’t seen his show live, you’re missing a great time!” The Los Angeles Times says, “We shouldn’t laugh but we couldn’t help ourselves.”
Wilson grew up in Buffalo, New York, in a house full of women, which shaped his warped comedy on life, family, and relationships. Wilson has been seen on several television shows including BET’s Comicview, Showtime at the Apollo, and ABC’s Comics Unleashed. Wilson has also been seen on The World Stands Up on the BBC in London, England, and Sydney, Australia, as well as in three other countries. Recently, he was also on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham. He has been heard on The Bob & Tom Show, a national radio show heard in over 135 cities, Playboy Radio, and Yo on E!. Wilson has been the opening act for singer Brian McKnight and has performed for sold-out crowds around the country. Wilson also came in the top 10 of the MySpace and TBS Sierra Mist Stand Up or Sit Down Comedy Challenge and the semifinals of Last Comic Standing, season six. Don’t miss a good time, check him out!
Being the winner of the 2013 Bay Area Black Comedy Competition and one of the NYC Kings of Comedy Superstar, Rip Michaels is one of comedy's most influencial people on the stage. Rip's sense of humor of relationships, world issues, and therapeutic values of good life has gotten him on shows such as According to Him + Her, Comic View, Starz Stannd Dup, Jamie Foxx's Laffapoolza, Wannabes, Bad Boys of Comedy, and MTV2's Wild 'N Out.
As a forerunner to today’s hot Black comedy scene, and one of the foremost kings of that comedy, J. Anthony Brown is finally receiving the accolades he so justly deserves. A staple on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show for over nine years now, he is one of the voices that wake up millions of radio listeners in over 195 markets.
J. Anthony Brown is a titanic comedic force! His sidesplitting antics and sensibilities have set a precedent that many now follow. Whether he is murdering the hits with his off key version of the latest song, or donning a pink pimp suit to evoke a laugh, Brown will get to your funny bone. His penchant for alligator shoes and rainbow colored suits convey his “party time” approach for fun.
BET recognized the power of his comedic drive and therefore had him host two consecutive seasons of their top rated network show, “Comic View”, Revamped as “Club Comic View.” As testimony to the comedian’s draw power, his season had some of the comedy world’s biggest names grace the stage.
But it was Brown’s role as Pop on the WB Network’s Like Family, starring Holly Robinson Pete, which initially garnered the funny man his widest mainstream audience … he was catapulted to the forefront of America’s viewing plate.
The South Carolina native began his career by chance in 1972 after relocating to Atlanta. He was originally pursuing a career as a clothing designer when $316 short of tuition money, he visited a local club and entered a gong show contest. The one time tailor was asked back to the venue, and later transformed it into a city hot spot as word of his natural wit traveled quickly.
Brown later left Atlanta for Hollywood, landing a job as head staff writer for the Arsenio Hall Show. An industry staple since, his impressive list of credits include hosting two consecutive seasons of Comic View, performances on Def Jam, It’s Showtime at the Apollo and Evening at the Improv. Writing credits include Tom Joyner TV Show, Steve Harvey’s Big Time, Me and The Boys, The Parent ‘Hood and the Arsenio Hall Show. Movie credits include Tripple X -State of the Union, Mr. 3000, Drumline & How to Be a Player. Television credits include Tom Joyner TV Show on ABC, Tom Joyner Sky Show on TV-One, Dlife-Diabetes Talk Show on CNBC, EVE, Steve Harvey’s Big Time, Like Family, The Parkers, Livin’ Single, The Parent ‘Hood, Martin, Moesha, The Hugley’s, Sparks, and even Oprah.
An innovative businessman as well as comedian, Brown has his own line of products that carry his name, including his own clothing line, “The J. Anthony Brown Collection,” gourmet and multimedia products. A creative artist and talented visionary, the comedian’s artwork has been featured along side Annie Lee in an art exhibit in Washington, DC in November 2005.
The Hypnotist has been seen on THE ARTIE LANGE SHOW, In PARADE MAGAZINE and on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD. Watch as Rich invites volunteers from the audience to get hypnotized on stage right before your eyes then be amazed at what happens next when he gives them suggestions to do the most outrageously funny things you can possibly imagine. This Adult clean show is done with just the right amount of innuendo. Laugh till it hurts with this non stop roller coaster ride that will have you and your friends coming back over and over again to try it for yourself.
Special EXTREME Comedy Hypnosis Show on the Saturday Late Show. This show contains extreme adult content and a closed door policy will be in effect once the performance has started. It is advised that you arrive early. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Are you ready for something totally over the TOP? Then The Rich Guzzi Extreme Comedy Hypnosis Show is what you want. This is not your everyday comedy show. It is an explosive night of madness that can best be described as an experience of Hysterical Debauchery. We can't even write what will happen at this show here. Let's just say that once the subjects on stage get hypnotized, it will get very out of control and leave it at that.
THREEZUS is a standup comedy tour featuring T.K. Kelly, Ricky Carmona, & Nick Malis, three comics, writers & actors who have performed across the country, in addition to writing & performing on Tosh.0 on Comedy Central.
Nick Malis is a New York native and a writer and comic living in Los Angeles. He has performed at clubs like the Improv, the Comedy Store, the Laugh Factory and Caroline’s. He is the head writer on Tosh.0, and has also written for the Comedy Central Roasts and Howard Stern.
TK Kelly is an LA-based comic and writer, and a New York native. He’s performed at clubs across the country like the Improv, Gotham, Standup NY, and the Comedy Store, and has written for Tosh.0, Second City, and Funny Or Die.
Ricky Carmona is a comedian originally from Chicago and now living in LA. He’s performed at the Improv, the Comedy Store, the Laugh Factory, Go Bananas, and Acme Comedy Club. He has also been featured on Comedy Central's Mash Up, and has performed at the Just For Laughs, and Bridgetown Comedy Festivals.
Off The Chain series host Rodney Perry will headline all of the Off The Chain Live! performances. Perry is a popular comedian who has opened for such top comics as George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey. Before becoming host of Off The Chain, he served as the co-host of The Mo’Nique Show on BET, host of theWho’s Got Jokes series andalso starred in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.
Comedians Lav Luv and Kiana Dancie will perform as part of the tour with Luv serving as MC for all shows. Luv beat out over 200 fellow comedians to win Bill Bellamy’s “Who Got Jokes” series in 2008 and went on to tour with such top comedians as Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker and Bellamy. Dancie was also featured in Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes?” show and appeared in season two of Off The Chain. She has shared the stage with the Oscar®-winning comedic actress Mo’Nique, Rodney Perry, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Katt Williams and many other comedy greats. Two local comics from each city will also appear on the bill.
Actor and Comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a “ hit’em in the face” style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn’t knows any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him “back in the day.” Sinbad tells stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he’s meets, everything he’s seen, and everything he’s done.
Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup comedians of all time, Sinbad has built a loyal following by taking audiences’ painful trials or embarrassing tribulations of day-by-day life, throwing them back in their faces, and causing an uproar of comedic hysteria. He can also make it sound profound without being profane. Not that he’s any kind of choirboy, but by being the son of a preacher man he decided to keep his comedy clean after his father attended one of his early performances. Up to that time he had been what he describes himself as ”semi-dirty.”
Sinbad says that he learned that night that “funny is funny,” and that masters of dirty comedy such as Redd Foxx, Richard Pryor and Lenny Bruce could all work clean without losing a step. “Jingle All the Way,” playing opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger; “Houseguest” co-starring the late Phil Hartman, and let’s not forget his film debut “Necessary Roughness,” where he did none of his own stunts! He has starred in the television sitcom “A Different World” as well as his own series, “The Sinbad Show.” Entertainment mogul Quincy Jones sought out Sinbad to host UPN’s first late night talk show, “Vibe”. He also recently appeared as a recurring guest star on the Showtime Original Series “Resurrection Blvd.” Sinbad has even written a self-help book entitled “Sinbad’s Guide to Life: (Because I Know Everything).” Sinbad has drawn legions of fans from his HBO highly-rated comedy specials; “Brain Damaged” (1991), “Afros & Bellbottoms” (1993), “Son of a Preacher Man” (1996), and “Nuthin But The Funk” (1998). His annual HBO music concert series (Oh! You didn’t know he was musical?) “Sinbad’s 70’s Soul Music Festival” received the prestigious NAACP Image Award consecutively for two years as the “Most Outstanding Variety Series/Special.”
A one-time basketball standout for the University of Denver, Sinbad agrees that everything he needed to know for comedy, he learned from playing basketball. There are a number of things comedy and basketball have in common. One of the most important to Sinbad is “the competitive aspect that teaches you to never give up.” Now there is one part of Sinbad’s life that has been a well kept secret…he is a closet nerd. This comes in handy as a Master of Technology during private corporate engagements for clients such as: Intel Corporation, Breakaway Technologies, Apple and Microsoft as well as many others. As an intermediary to community focused technology solutions, Sinbad believes no one should be left behind in training and education. He has served as a spokesperson for the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) encouraging minorities to pursue studies in science, math and engineering. In honor of his parents Donald & Louise Adkins, Sinbad has established an academic scholarship in their name at the esteemed Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Showing his appreciation for our armed servicemen, the comedian/actor has participated on USO tours and performed at the USO of Hampton Roads 2006 Patriotic Festival.
Sinbad has appeared on the FX Television series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Also, his long awaited stand-up special aired on Comedy Central this past February. Most recently, Sinbad was seen in the third season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice.
Fresh off of the 2013 Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam tour, Finesse Mitchell shined as a featured performer on the SHAQ All-Star one-hour comedy special taped in Atlanta, GA which recently aired on SHOWTIME. His frequent appearances on Bethenny or The Arsenio Hall Show keeps Finesse's humor on TV day and night. A Saturday Night Live alum, Finesse Mitchell, a versatile actor and comedian, also plays China's Dad, "Darryl" on the hit Disney show, “A.N.T Farm”, now in its third season. And Mitchell's TV work ramps up even more in 2014 as he is slated to host the Game Show Network's "Who's The Imposter" and B.E.T. Centric's new show, "According To HIM and HER".
Mitchell has had numerous appearances on NBC's Today show and has been seen on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, TBS "Who Gets The Last Laugh", Fox dating show "The Choice", VH-1 hit show “Single Ladies” as “Jobari”, B.E.T “Comic View”, “Tyra”, Ricki Lake, Jeff Probst, “Comedy Central Presents” and Tyler Perry’s “Meet The Browns”. His feature film work includes “Who’s your Caddy”, “The Comebacks”, “Mad Money” and the upcoming "Barely Lethal" which also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Jessica Alba which is set for a 2014 release.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Finesse graduated from the University of Miami and is a distinguished member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. He is also a former student-athlete who was a walk-on for the National Champion Hurricanes football team and played with such UM alumni as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Super bowl champion, Warren Sapp. His book, “Your Girlfriends Only Know So Much: A Brother’s Take on Dating and Mating for Sistas" (2007) is an advice book for women. It was born out of his hip, hilarious and widely popular monthly advice column for ESSENCE Magazine.
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