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.
Jake The Snake Roberts, WWE Hall of Famer, presents his UnSpoken WorD TouR! Jake unleashes his road stories and pranks he played on his opponents. You may enjoy his stories about Andre the Giant, MACHO MAN and Ravishing Rick Rude. Whether you are a wrestling fan or not this one of a kind story teller will keep you wrapped up and leave you wanting more! Come out and have a good time with wrestling legend Jake the Snake!
$25 General Admission Ticket
$50 Preshow Meet & Greet
Preshow Meet and Greet Includes:
Includes Photo Op & Collectable Mustache Whistle
A chance to meet Jake "The Snake" Roberts in person
Meet & Greet will occur at 7:30pm SHARP
*You must arrive no later than 7:15. Once the Meet & Greet Starts at 7:30, if you are not there on time, you will not be admitted to the Meet & Greet and cannot get into the show until General Admission is called.
Best known as the winner of Last Comic Standing Season 8, Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences. Throw in his laid back style, southern charm, wit, and ability to find the funny in everyday life, and you have the ingredients for a future Comedy Star in the making.
Rod Man got hooked on comedy at a young age. He signed up for "open mic" nights at Atlanta's Uptown Comedy Club, hosted by the hilarious Earthquake. "Uptown was the place to be on Tuesday nights. The place was packed. You never knew who would stop in and do a guest spot. And you never really knew when you were going to hit the stage, because the list meant absolutely nothing to Earthquake."
Since those open mic nights, Rod has become an award-winning, quintessential entertainer. He has graced the stage at Caesar's Palace, The Gibson Amphitheater, and The Apollo Theater. He is currently the host of his own YouTube shows -- Time Out with Rod Man and That Good Funny. Rod Man is competing on the upcoming season of “Last Comic Standing” and has made many other television appearances, including "The Bad Boys of Comedy" for HBO, Martin Lawrence's "First Amendment" for Starz, Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out" for MTV, "One Mic Stand" for BET, "The Funny Spot" for TV One, and "The World Stands Up" for BBC America. He even co-hosted a morning drive-time show in Los Angeles on Stevie Wonder-owned KJLH Radio 102.3 FM.
Rod Man is also an actor and writer, known for his roles in Funny People (2009) with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, The Big Black Comedy Show, Vol. 2 (2005), and The Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show (2013).
The world is catching on to what true Rod Man fans already know -- he's down-to-earth, crazy-funny, and truly a special talent.
Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian born and raised on Long Island who now lives and works in Los Angeles. He’s currently a writer and a regular performer on E!’s hit show “Chelsea Lately.” Chris also starred on the scripted comedy series “After Lately,” which aired for three seasons on E! He is also the host of the Sons of Anarchy after show "Anarchy Afterword," airing live on FX. When he isn’t busy writing and acting, he’s performing stand-up on the road, headlining venues all over the country. Before Chelsea Lately, Chris wrote for other shows, including "Family Guy," the MTV "Video Music Awards," and the original "Chelsea Handler Show."
AFFION CROCKETT is one of the most versatile entertainers around, as an accomplished actor, writer, dancer, rapper, comedian, music producer, and director – his YouTube videos have become an internet sensation. Affion began his career as a dancer at age 10, winning breaking and popping contests with his older brother. Later on, he honed his impression skills by imitating anyone from his mother’s West Indian dialect or his schoolteacher’s southern drawl to the Scarface’s choppy Cuban accent. Soon after, Affion combined his dance and impressionist talents to develop his stand up act. After graduating from Fayetteville State University, with a bachelor’s degree in business, Affion set his sights on the entertainment industry. Affion was introduced to the world on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam, demonstrating his crystal clear impressions and physical comedy, for which he was labeled the next Jim Carrey. He also shows his range with dramatic turns on CSI: NY, NYPD Blue and The District. He was also the break out star on MTV’s ‘Wild’n Out’ and ‘Short Circuitz’ with Nick Cannon. He has starred on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ and ‘Cedric The Entertainer’s Show.’ Crockett also co-starred in the films, ‘Dance Flick’ with the Wayans Brothers, ‘Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins’ with Martin Lawrence, and ‘Soul Men’ with Samuel L. Jackson and the late Bernie Mac. He is currently co-starring in ‘A Haunted House’ parts 1 & 2 alongside Marlon Wayans and the upcoming film ‘The Wedding Ringer’ with Kevin Hart. Affion is also best known for his comedy niche with online sketch / parody videos garnering over 50 million views on YouTube. This caught the attention of Hip-Hop Mogul, Russell Simmons and resulted in the launch of an original online comedy series titled ‘Hustles with Russells’ starring the two. This also sparked multiple viral commercial campaigns. For one commercial Affion starred alongside Dr. Dre, and Lebron James, as well as one for Jay-Z’s clothing line Rocawear, where Affion impersonates Jay-Z and the French twin dancers Les Twins. Affion has also partnered with Russell Simmons and Def Pictures to produce and star in films written by and starring Crockett. In the summer of 2011, Affion starred in and executive produced his own sketch comedy show for FOX called ‘In the Flow with Affion Crockett,’ which was executive produced by Jamie Foxx. The series evealed a fresh take on pop culture with spoofs of movie trailers, commercials, TV shows, music videos and celebrities. Affion released his first comedy rap album in 2012 titled WATCH THE CLONE, with spoofs of popular artists like Jay- Z, Kanye, Eminem, 2 Chainz and more. Available on iTunes now!
A longtime fixture of radio’s Howard Stern Show, comedian Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling was born and raised on Long Island, NY. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in 1971.
While touring as a national headliner, Martling released three comedy lp’s, 1979′s “What Did You Expect?,” 1980′s “Goin’ Ape!,” and 1981′s “Normal People Are People You Don’t Know That Well.” He blindly sent the three LP’s to Howard Stern upon Howard’s arrival at WNBC-AM in New York City in 1982, and Howard called him to make a guest appearance on his radio show. in 1986, Jackie became a full-time cast member and the head writer of Stern’s show.
Jackie left the show in 2001 after fifteen-year run as head writer of the radio show, four television series, and three Pay-Per-Views. He’s released five dirty joke CD’s, three videos, five joke books, and is currently being seen in the red-hot comedy documentary, “The Aristocrats,” and over a dozen other independent films. He has owned and operated a dirty joke line for the last 27 years, (516) 922-WINE, and he wrote the joke page for Penthouse magazine for 17 years.
He still works all around the country, performing his solo act of rapid-fire filthy jokes and the classic finale, “Stump The Joke Man,” is about to release a CD of his original music entitled “Happy Endings,” and is currently doing his own radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio 101, “Jackie’s Joke Hunt.”
Currently featured on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show, Dominique reaches more than 8 million listeners each week in more than 115 markets with her high-powered comedy segment. From clubs across the country to Comedy Central's hit "Chapelle's Show", she's showing America what a comedienne is.
She began honing her skills unprofessionally as a civil servant on the nightshift as a postal worker at the now infamous Brentwood Postal facility in her native Washington D.C. "I knew something like that was gonna happen. I used to see all kinds of stuff that terrorist could use, come through that post office. But that was back in the good ole' Timothy McVeigh days", she quips about the nation's anthrax scare. Boredom with the job and fear of going postal, gave way to open mic nights at local clubs, at the behest of friends and co-workers. Dominique immediately gained a reputation for telling it like it is; raw and uncut and unknowingly garnered a loyal following. Washington's uppity audiences gravitated toward her mixture of politics, street culture and current events. Her strong presence and a bravado rarely seen in female comics quickly gained the attention of the producers of HBO's "Russell Simmons's Def Comedy Jam", the show that changed comedy forever. She went from shuffling mail to working with the likes of Chris Rock in no time, "I didn't do anything special. I just talked about what I knew and the next thing you know I'm on T.V. I quit that job and took about 20 books of stamps. I figured they owed me." Needless to say, she never looked back.
Sensing that she had outgrown D.C.'s small comedy scene, she moved to the Bronx, which wasn't a far cry from Southeast, D.C., and became a fixture at the clubs in New York. Places like the Comic Strip and Stand Up New York served as testing grounds for her new material. By chance, on a Wednesday night at a small club on the lower eastside, she met SNL's Tracy Morgan who made Dominique his opening act for his run at Caroline's on Broadway. The two formed a friendship and have been working together ever since. Being Tracy's feature however, wasn't enough to keep the bills paid; So, Dominique became what she calls a 'hustler', performing all over the country to make ends meet. From Caroline's in New York, to The Improv in Chicago, D.C, Florida and Miami, to LA's Laugh Factory, to the Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage 2008 Cruise and every club in between, Dominique has wowed audiences with her straight forward wit and comedic standpoint reminiscent of Mom's Mabley.
Upon her arrival in Los Angeles, Dominique began making the rounds in Hollywood's comedy clubs as well as the smaller, lesser known spots in LA. "I like telling jokes in mainstream clubs as well as underground spots 'cause it keeps me fresh no matter where I am." And fresh she is. Since that time she has enjoyed a run on the highly successful Mike Epps “On the Edge” Tour and numerous television appearances including the fresh new Byron Allen’s “Comics Unleashed”, the Tom Joyner “Sky Show”, HBO’s On-Demand “Ask-A-Sista” and “Big Black Love.” She has also participated in Urban Internationals Comedy Arts Festival better known as "Laffapalooza” as well as the Bay Area Comedy Competition in Oakland. Dominique has become a club staple and continues to tour clubs and colleges around the country.
He played the bad guy on Celebrity Fit Club and has been hailed as the “Dark Prince of Comedy”. Dustin Diamond is a pop culture icon, and is best known for his role as Screech on Saved by the Bell. Dustin played Screech through all 10 seasons of the show, and to this day, Saved by the Bell is still seen in syndication 16 times per week in 105 countries.
For the past 17 years, Dustin has toured the world as a stand-up comedian. His act is suitable for the now grown-up fans of Saved by the Bell. It is adult-oriented, hilarious, and definitely not the same squeaky-clean, Saturday morning comedy that he spent 10 years doing as Screech. In his act, Dustin touches on life’s most important topics – grandma porn, farts, and the secrets of the female sex.
In addition to stand-up comedy, Dustin has been involved in reality television, indie movies, and numerous other projects. Most recently, he played himself in Better Reach Screech, The Nerdist’s parody of Breaking Bad. He appeared on the British reality series Big Brother, and was also seen on Oprah’s Where Are They Now?, in which he touched upon topics such as his tell-all book Behind the Bell, and other previous media stunts.
Dustin’s other interests include playing video games, following all things “nerdy,” and playing the bass guitar. In 2003, Dustin and his band, Salty the Pocketknife, released their first and only self-titled album. For more on Dustin and to hear what he has to say, you can follow him on Twitter, @dustindiamond.
American comedian and actor Red Grant has remained one of the top comedians on television over the years, gaining millions of fans from all walks of life. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Red has gone to heights many performers can only dream of, doing things that few comics
have done since Robert Townsend. Getting his start at the Apollo Theatre and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in 1996; Red Grant is best known for his contagious laugh and appearances in American Hustle (which he starred next to Katt Williams), First Sunday and Martin Lawrence First Amendment. Red Grant has become synonymous with “real, raw comedy.” He can be seen most recently on Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam, as well as his hour Showtime special "Caught Red Handed" and Comedy Central Presents “Red Grant" (half hour special). Not only is Red Grant a star in the comedy world he is also making a name for himself as a film and television producer, writer and director. In 2000, Red wrote and produced his first film
Family Reunion. Since then, Red has created and produced seven shows and pilots for the Viacom Network. Red has written on shows such as Snoop Dog’s, Dog After Dark and the Comedy Central roast of Flavor Flav. Red Grant does all this through his film company MOVIEOS where he has partnered up with companies such as Lions Gate and Artisan.
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