Bret Ernst is a headliner in the top clubs across the country, and has earned the sought after honor of marquee status on the Sunset Strip.
Ernst appeared as the host of the new Oxygen Series LOVE GAMES: BAD GIRLS NEED LOVE TOO, premiering March 16, 2010. Bret can also be seen in his own 1/2 hour Comedy Central Presents special. He was most recently seen on the BET series ONE MIC STAND & the SHOWTIME series COMICS WITHOUT BORDERS. He also recently starred in the feature film VINCE VAUGHN'S WILD WEST COMEDY SHOW, now out on DVD. The film documents Ernst with Vaughn & 3 other comedians as they perform to sold out crowds in a 30 night 30 venue tour across America.
Bret was a recurring character on the hit SHOWTIME series WEEDS, and has guest starred on CSI: NY. He appeared in Artie Lang's movie, BEER LEAGUE & hosted the series WRESTLING SOCIETY X on MTV. His stand up has been featured on THE LATE LATE SHOW on CBS, & on COMEDY CENTRAL'S PREMIUM BLEND. He has made celebrity appearances on THE CHELSEA LATELY SHOW/E!, COMICS UNLEASHED/ABC, E!'s TOP TEN and THE SPORTS LIST/FOX.
Born in New Jersey, Bret went to high school at Plantation High in South Florida, played collegiate level football at C.W. Post in New York, and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Huggy lowdown is #1 segment on the Tom Joyner morning show heard in 115 market to 8 million people each morning. Every morning Huggy gives listener’s comedy, celebrity gossip and entertainment news. As seen on TV One, VH1 and Comedy Central, it's the celebrity snitch Huggy Lowdown. See Huggy, along with Chris Paul, also a segment on the Tom Joyner morning show formerly from the Donnie Simpson morning show. You've heard his comedy parodies and comedy commentary, now come see him Live! Also seen on Comedy Central, VH1, BET, and was the host of Redskins Late Night on NBC.
A popular comedian turned actor who started his career on-stage as a dare, funnyman Eddie Griffin has built an ever-growing fan base since jumping onto the comedy scene in 1990.
Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Eddie was voted class clown three years in a row in high school. His first love was always dance and by the young age of 16, he opened his own dance studio and was choreographing the Kansas City Chiefs half-time shows. But all of that would soon change when one night his cousin dared him to go on stage at the local comedy club Sanford and Sons where he was told to do 3 minutes. He performed off-the-cuff for 45 minutes successfully. It was then that Griffin purchased a one-way ticket to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming a stand up.
In only one short month, he was a regular at the renowned Comedy Store, where he was compared with esteemed talents such as Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Lenny Bruce. After only 2 short months, Griffin was chosen to open for Andrew Dice Clay at Madison Square Garden that kicked off a 22-city tour.
These many successful performances led to Eddie Griffin's appearance on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam"1992", the Cable Ace Award-nominated HBO special One Night Stand "1992", HBO Comedy Half Hour Special "1995", the HBO special Voodoo Child "1997" and onstage at the legendary Apollo Theater. He also recorded the successful comedy albums Message In The Hat "1993" and The Message "1999" featuring comedic and musical performances by him as well as Master P, Sikk the Shocker, and Fiend.
Griffin began branching out into acting.
Roles in such films as The Last Boy Scout "1991", Coneheads "1993", and Jason's Lyric "1994" soon led to his own hit comedy series Malcolm and Eddie "1996-2000", for which role he was nominated (1996) and won (2000) the NAACP Image Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. In addition to lending his acting experience to this sitcom, he also wrote and directed four episodes, one of which starred his mentor and Richard Pryor.
After, he was offered a lead role in Double Take "2001" alongside Orlando Jones. Griffin then starred alongside Denzel Washington in John Q "2002", earning him respect as a dramatic actor. Shortly thereafter, his leading-man status lead to his role as Anton Jackson in Undercover Brother "2002". Mr. Griffin's extensive film resume includes films such as and Armageddon "1998", and the worldwide successful comedy franchise Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo "1999" and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo "2005", as well as Date Movie "2006", Scary Movie 3"2003", My Baby's Daddy " 2004" "which he starred, wrote and Executive Produced for Miramax.
Eddie also contributed and performed on Dr. Dre's Multi-Platinum selling albums The Chronic "1992" and Chronic 2001 "2001".
Eddie Griffin is widely known for his award winning Comedy Stand-up Special Dysfunktional Family "2003" which he starred, wrote, Executive Produced and performed on the film's soundtrack with Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac.
Eddie most recently starred alongside Eddie Murphy in the hit feature Norbit "2007" and starred, wrote and Executive Produced his next comedy special Freedom Of Speech "2007". Later that year he contributed to and performed on T-Pain's worldwide successful album Circus "2008" and starred in Disney's Beethoven's Big Break "2008".
Eddie's most recent comedy special You Can Tell 'Em I Said It premiered on Comedy Central on February 19, 2011. In June 2012, Eddie took a dramatic turn in David E. Talbert's play A Fool And His Money in which he received rave reviews as the hero. Most recently Eddie was the voice of Richard Pryor in the animated series Black Dynamite on Adult Swim and starred in the R-rated comedy feature Mucho Dinero set to be released in 2013.
Comedy Central honored him as the Top 100 Greatest Stand-ups of all time.
Eddie Griffin has conquered not only the stage, but the silver screen as well. Eddie has appeared in over 50 films and numerous television shows.
In addition to his Comedic talent, Griffin is also a gifted Actor, Dancer, Choreographer and Singer.
Eddie Griffin is a highly accomplished individual who has contributed significantly to the arts and the entertainment industry and is a star and gifted entertainer in the entertainment world
A nationally performing comic who lives in Washington DC, Justin has a high energy, improvisational style that can mold to fit any crowd. He's worked with such national acts as Brian Regan, Lisa Lampanelli, Kathleen Madigan and Dave Attell. Come see one of the best young comics that the DC/Maryland area has ever put out! You can also hear him every single morning on 98 ROCK's Morning Show with Justin, Scott and Speigel.
Last Laugh is a Murder Mystery Comedy Show. This hilarious, interactive whodunit stars 98 Rock Morning Show co host Justin Schlegel. Justin plays famous comedian/movie star Jim Marsdale. Jim has returned home to Baltimore to be roasted right here at the Baltimore Comedy Factory. Unfortunately, the roast is tragically interrupted by a murder. It is now up to you the audience to find out who did it.
Last Laugh also stars 98 Rock regulars Joe Robinson and Rob Maher, Baltimore Comedy Factory "Next Up" competition winner Tommy Sinbazo and most importantly, you. This is an interactive show. Audience members will play roles. Not only will you help determine who the murderer is, one of you might even be the killer.
Even before appearing on NBC'S 'Last Comic Standing', Alonzo Bodden knew there was nothing, absolutely nothing that would ever make him give up comedy. "That's the drug", he says "when they laugh it's like I'm a jazz musician and they hear it, and they get it. It's power to take the crowd wherever I want them to go. I love it when they laugh, especially when they relate through laughter. It's a beautiful thing. It also means I'm going to get paid, which is nice."
Bodden didn't always make his living as a stand up comic. A graduate of Aviation High School, for 9 years he earned a paycheck as a jet mechanic for Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas. While comics around the country were making audiences laugh at airline jokes, Bodden was working on the top secret Stealth Bomber. It was during a stint as trainer that Alonzo discovered his ability to entertain a group of people. I was teaching airplane mechanics when I realized it was more fun to make them laugh, Bodden explains, I was laid off one more time and I never looked back, although it was nice to have a steady paycheck and benefits. He enrolled in a comedy class and the rest as they say, is comedy history.
Alonzo has always appreciated the benefits of doing stand up comedy, one of which is having fun on stage. He recalls one of his favorite experiences, I was working at the Brea Improv and in the middle of my set, a guy had a seizure. After the paramedics carted him off, I went up there, did 10 killer minutes on seizures and then got back to my set and the show kept rolling. It was great.
Bodden has ventured off the stage to have fun with his many roles on television and in film. He was the security guard, bouncer, crook, and/or a cop in 'Bringin Down the House', 'The Girl Next Door', 'Angel', and 'Grounded For Life', to name a few. Alonzo won the Season 3 grand prize on NBC's 'Last Comic Standing' after placing as runner-up on Season 2.
Alonzo describes his material as cynically good natured in an angry suburban Negro kind of way. While he strongly believes that all young comics should study Bill Cosby, he freely admits that his mom is the funniest person he knows. When his family and friends attend his shows he loves and appreciates it.
One of the great things about Bodden's career is that he can make you laugh and fix your Learjet. One day Alonzo hopes to have his own Learjet.
The multi-talented David Alan Grier could be seen on Broadway in The Gershwins, "PORGY AND BESS", for which he was nominated for a Tony Award as Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. Grier is thrilled to have returned to his theatrical roots once again in 2012 to share the stage with Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis in Time Magazine's Musical of the Year, in a role The New
York Times described David as the stand-out role of the rakish, drug-dealing Sporting Life. In 2009/2010, David Alan Grier starred in David Mamet's acclaimed play RACE, opposite James Spader and Kerry Washington at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway, for which he received his second Tony Award-nomination.
Last fall he wrapped filming the comedy WE THE PEEPLES produced by Tyler Perry opposite Kerry Washington and Craig Robinson. Trained in Shakespeare at Yale, where he received an MFA from the Yale School of Drama, the multi-talented Grier was subsequently named one of Comedy Central's "100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time."
Grier began his professional career on Broadway as Jackie Robinson in THE FIRST, for which he earned a Tony Award-nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and won the Theatre World Award (1981). He then joined the cast of DREAMGIRLS before going on to star opposite Denzel Washington in A SOLDIER'S PLAY, for which both actors reprised their roles in the film adaptation of the same name. He appeared in Robert Altman's STREAMERS and won the Golden Lion for Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival (1983).
His television work is highlighted by a turn as principal cast member on the Emmy Award winning IN LIVING COLOR (1990-1994) where he helped to create some of the show's most memorable characters, as well as DAG (2000-2001) and LIFE WITH BONNIE (2003) which earned an Image and Golden Satellite nomination. David created, wrote and executive produced a show for Comedy Central called CHOCOLATE NEWS (2008). Grier also won America's votes as a smooth, debonair, and outrageously irreverent contestant on ABC's smash hit DANCING WITH THE STARS (2009). Grier didn't hang up his dance shoes just then as he later appeared in the Wayans Brothers' spoof movie DANCE FLICK which hit theatres in May 2009.
In Grier's first book, "Barack Like Me: The Chocolate Covered Truth" (Touchstone /Simon & Schuster; October 6, 2009), the acclaimed comedian expounds on politics, culture and race while recounting his own life story in this edgy, timely, timeless, and hilarious memoir and look at all things Barack.
Widely known as the star of numerous stand-up comedy tours (including the highly lauded "Royal Comedy Tour," of winter/spring 2010 and 2011) playing huge theatres at home and abroad and headlining special engagements at the nation's hottest comedy clubs, Don "D.C." Curry's talents are far more than meets the eye at a single glance. At second glance you'll see him co-starring in major studio pictures or taking on the duties of leading man in indie feature films. Look again and you'll see him touring the country as the lead in a hit stage play or serving as the front man of his own R&B and Blues band. Take yet another glimpse (or listen) and you'll hear him shining as a skilled voice-over artist on hit TV shows like Boondocks. Bottom line, DC Curry is a very versatile, and extremely funny man.
The milestones of his colorful career read like a Hollywood highlight reel: In 1995, after prevailing against the top up and coming urban comedians in the country, DC won the coveted title of "Comedian Of The Year" by winning the BAY AREA BLACK COMEDY COMPETITION (of which he is now the perennial host), joining the ranks of famous alumni Jamie Foxx, D.L. Hughley, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, Nick Cannon and Mark Curry. He went on that same year to be named "Comedian Of The Year" by the BET network (his classic bits from the early years can be seen regularly on The Best of BET's Comicview.
Next, he taped his first television special. By the next season he was hosting COMIC VIEW. After garnering the attention of industry executives, he earned a series regular role on ABC's Grace Under Fire. DC performed on such popular talk shows as HBO's critically acclaimed, THE CHRIS ROCK SHOW and THE ROSEANNE SHOW. Demonstrating his versatility, DC hosted Wesley Snipes, TNT network's martial arts special, BLADE SALUTES THE MASTERS OF MARTIAL ARTS.
In radio he spouted his comedic wisdom on one of Dallas' top radio stations for five years and he's been an on-air spokesman for California Energy Conservation. As a film actor and TV personality, he has both "chops" and notable range. He appeared as Pastor Jones on the NBC sitcom, THE TRACY MORGAN SHOW. He stars as the sadistic gangster in the crime drama, TWO DEGREES. He's the outrageous Uncle Elroy in NEXT FRIDAY, and the hilarious holiday "three-quel" FRIDAY AFTER NEXT.
He was the grumpy boss as a series regular on the aforementioned ABC'S GRACE UNDER FIRE and was an actor/singer, along with Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers on THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW. He taped, DON "DC" CURRY-NERVOUS BREAKDOWN LIVE! his own DVD/cable TV special and CD that he also co-produced. His cable special, COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS DC CURRY, continues to air on that network. He's appeared twice at both the "U.S. Comedy Arts Festival," in Aspen and the "Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival" in Montreal.
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