MEET THE COMEDIANS
Lance Montalto has been entertaining since the age of 11 and has been in the comedy business for over 30 years, headlining clubs, cruise ships, colleges, and corporate events. As a double treat, he not only performs his comedy show, he is an amazing musician and does an hour and a half one-man tribute to The Beatles using a 12-string acoustic and tells stories about the Beatles with each song.
A Jersey City native, Vince Royale was always the class clown, though he never thought comedy would be his career. The former event promoter turned stand-up comedian/actor and reality show star of Logo/MTV’s “Bad Sex” has been performing in Los Angeles hot spots and New York night clubs for the past seven years. Vince is extremely down-to-earth
and full of charisma, and he has an uncanny ability to turn the things he sees into world-class jokes. He is humble and says that his passion for comedy and ability to do what he loves in front of an audience is indeed a blessing.
Peterson is a headlining stand-up comic/ host that has performed around Los Angeles at The Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, The Improv, The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club Flappers Comedy Club and The Ice House since 2003. He is known as The 420 Comic and The Official Comedian for LA NORML since 2007. He has been a Cannabis Activist since 1991.
His comedy style is Rock-n-Roll Comedy, somewhere between George Carlin and Sam Kinison. His influences range from Jerry Seinfeld to Mitch Hedberg, but it was Cheech and Chong that made him want to be a Comedian. HIs subjects are largely autobiographical. His dysfunctional childhood, including being raised by lesbians in the hood, is the vehicle that drives his comedy.
Rick D’Elia is a 20-year veteran of stand-up comedy with appearances on Comedy Central and Showtime. He is the author and editor of Bathroom Bits, the ultimate collection of the world’s greatest street jokes!
Originally from Boston, Rick has been a recurring sketch performer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno whose keen observational humor, quick wit & and improv skills lead him to the finals in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition.
Mike Jenkins stormed on to the Comedy Scene in 2010. The “Mad Dawg of Comedy” brings a unique combination of madness, high energy and excitement wherever he takes the stage.
Since his comedy debut, Mike has performed with many comedy greats including Reverend Bob Levy, Uncle Floyd and WWW Superstar Mick Foley.
As a former Professional Wrestler, Mad Dawg Mike Jenkins lit up audiences across the Tri-State Area onthe independent wrestling scene. Mike’s own brand of craziness, comedy and kick ass “rasslin” awed theindependent wrestling world.
Geechy Guy started his career in his hometown of Rochester, Michigan. Beginning with magic at age six, then juggling and unicycling at age 12, he settled on stand-up comedy at the ripe old age of 19. Geech was invited to San Francisco in the late ’80s to compete in the prestigious Comedy Competition. Finishing in the top 10 out of 500 comics two years in a row, he headed down to Los Angeles to see what could happen.
Comedian and actor Diaz Mackie currently resides in Los Angeles, but began his comedy career in Las Vegas, in April of 2006, after moving from Michigan. Since then, Diaz Mackie has traveled across the country headlining and featuring in clubs and colleges. He served as a Las Vegas resident headliner at Crown Comedy inside the Rio Hotel and Casino home of Penn & Teller, with his refreshing, upbeat, and observational humor. Diaz Mackie has also made multiple TV appearances.
Thai Rivera will make you uncomfortable in the best way possible. His politically incorrect style of humor has taken the comedy world by storm. After becoming a favorite and regular at clubs such as the Hollywood Improv and World Famous Laugh Factory he started to travel across the country in the most unlikely of places, redneck bars. He has performed with some of the biggest name’s in the world of stand up, some of you may recognize him from the Jo Koy Comedy Tour, he has also been featured on Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham and The Logo Network’s One Night Stand up.
You know those TV shows where comedians bag on various TV and Youtube clips? Greg’s been on almost all of them. 3 seasons of “World’s Dumbest” on TruTV, 2 seasons on VH1’s “The Greatest” (ya know like, 40 Greatest this or that) and random clip shows for MTV, E!, TLC, TV Guide Network (yep, there is one) and a bunch of others he can’t even remember. He’s done stand-up on Showtime, “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and “Comedy.TV”. He’s also guest-starred on dozens of TV shows like “Modern Family”, “Law & Order”, “Hawaii Five-O” and “Bones”. He also has 2 albums on iTunes.
David Lee, 35, is originally from Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Now living in Las Vegas Nevada pursuing a career in stand up comedy. Also, alongside of comedy, he’s media professional and personal trainer. Why does he do so much? Who knows.
He’s been in the world of stand up comedy for about 14 years. He’s performed all over Hawaii, Colorado and now in the entertainment capital of the world… LAS VEGAS!
Flores currently performs at local shows as well as other shows throughout the western portion of the country. Flores has opened for Jerry Bednob, ( Forty Year Old Virgin actor and National touring headliner), Dustin Ybarra (Chelsea Lately), Gary O’Neal (NFL Network), Gary Caouette, Sean McBride, John Hilder, Roger Rodd, Kate Quigley, Steven Briggs and many others.
In addition, Jeremy H. Flores was the Headliner at Sapphire Gentleman’s Club on New Year’s Eve. He has also performed at over 20 Comedy Clubs and Venues inside of Las Vegas Casinos.
Nevada resident Joe Caliz has quickly become a staple in the Las Vegas comedy community, and now headlines clubs throughout this great country of ours. He’s dark, brutally honest and a total pro on stage. Best of all, you will laugh. Scratch that, you will guffaw. He’s worked with comedy dreamboat, Doug Stanhope. For serious, folks, if you like your comedy with a big bowl of wrong, don’t miss Joe.
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Justin likes to think that his comedy is similar to what would happen if Kyle and Cartman from South Park merged into one person and did stand-up comedy. He aspires to be clever, silly, poignant and juvenile. He always tries to perform with passion and enthusiasm, and expose the audience to his uniquely hilarious (hopefully) perspective.
Since moving to LA, traveled the country as a comedian and performed at the top comedy clubs in Los Angeles. He was one of the headliners on The New Generation of Comedy Tour, and he performs at clubs, colleges, and theaters across the country.
Penny Prince has appeared on NBC, Comedy Central, and BET. The impressionist and comedian was host of the Sin City Comedy Club at Planet Hollywood, and performes regular around the town. He was hosting “Downtown Comedy” at the Backstage Bar and Billiards.
Anton has hosted, featured, and headlined at a variety of local comedy clubs along the Las Vegas Strip and a variety of venues at Mandalay Bay. Anton travels throughout the West Coast performing in well-known rooms such as the Word Famous Comedy Store in Los Angeles, California and The Ontario Improv. He can be found in any local hot spot around the Valley delivering a wide range of animated material including adult matters, controversial topics, and clean comedy – all based on real life experiences.
Ryan Cole is a fast rising stand up comedian with new, bold, and thought provoking material. He can quickly set the crowd on fire.
Ms. Arkansas is from a small town in Arkansas. She hosted her own show at the Ontario Improv. She was a finalist in the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition. Ms. Arkansas was also a finalist in the Shaq All-Star comedy competition. She has appeared on the Bill Cunningham show and on Serch with MC Search. Ms. Arkansas was on Celebrities Uncovered On Oxygen with Comedian Anthoný Anderson. Her performances include The Apollo while on tour with Academy Award Winner Mo’Nique.
Shang, a transplanted New Yorker whose carefully nurtured evolution from stand-up comedy to socio-political satire, gives heavy flight to the spoken and
outspoken word. The 2011 Famecast Comedy Winner, Shang has been seen on CBS’S “The Late Late Show,” 2X BET’s “Comic View, Grand Stand Winner, HBO & Def Jam; Def Poetry, Gotham LIVE STARZ 1st Amendment, Si TV, Mun2 Comics Unleashed, Comedy Central’s Jamie Foxx Laffapaloolza ,Premium Blend & Gotham Comedy LIVE.
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Traci Skene is a veteran professional comedian, author of an internationally-published book on stand-up comedy and an accomplished humor writer and blogger. Her stand-up comedy has been featured on A&E, Lifetime and VH-1, and she is a featured performer and headliner at comedy clubs across the United States and Canada. She’s performed in all 50 states!
Tommy Tallarino was raised in Rome, NY, a mill town way way upstate, and he brings the same blue-collar mentality to his entertainment career. Tommy began his journey in Hollywood as Danny DeVito’s personal assistant, learning the entertainment business from the ground floor, under the tutelage of one of the all-time nicest guys. Tommy Tallarino took on every job possible, eventually becoming the headline comedian for the touring show Mob Men Live.
Steven Briggs has a unique, high-energy style of comedy that keeps audiences on their toes. His amusing anecdotes are enhanced by his use of beatbox sound effects and well-developed characters. Steven has appeared on MTV and in commercials for ESPN, Dodge Ram, Toyota, Google, and Oscar Mayer and can regularly be heard on Sirius XM Radio. When Steven is not entertaining audiences across the US, he is performing for the troops overseas in Iraq.
Nikki Carr was raised by a single mom who asked her daily why she was so silly all the time, but never told her to stop, thus setting the course for the successful stand-up comedy career she enjoys today.
Her trials and tribulations as a woman, mother, grandmother and lesbian have provided rich comic material for Carr, and she’s woven it all into fiercely funny performances. She has been entertaining audiences for 17 years at clubs, colleges and military bases all over the United States and the world, including Iraq, Bagdad, Kuwait, London and Germany.
A favorite in the Las Vegas and Houston Comedy scenes for the last decade, Portland born comedian Donnie Johnson began doing comedy in 2002 and quickly took his show on the road. Donnie Johnson, aka Dat Dude Donnie, is a hilarious breath of fresh air that will delight any audience. His topics are expressed with a point of view that connects with each and every person through the sound of his voice, topped with a captivating stage presence and a likeable attitude that will have audiences walking away feeling like they just made friends with the coolest dude around.
Professional, hilarious, inspiring, motivational and knowledgeable— Issac has performed for venues such as the Gotham Comedy Club and the Broadway Comedy Club in New York City, the Rio Hotel and Bonkerz Comedy Club in Las Vegas. Issac’s experiences as an Asian-American growing up in the New York City and New Jersey areas, with his work in politics, business and entertainment is more than enough material for two lifetimes!
Justin Rivera is a nationally-recognized, professional comedian and magician, who has appeared on many, worldwide stages and national television shows. Justin competed on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and was named a judges’ favorite by Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, and Sharon Osbourne. He has appeared on “Fast Track to Fame” produced by FOX, on Comedy Central with Dave Attell and Adam Carolla, produced by Adam Sandler’s production company in part with Happy Madison Productions. His credits also include and a special appearance and acting on Discovery shows, as well as, Playboy TV’s syndicated shows.
Since age 19, comedian Jay Reid has been entertaining audiences in Las Vegas and beyond. The Vegas native began his comedy career performing stand-up in small clubs throughout his hometown and has since appeared in comedy venues from Los Angeles to Iraq. Notorious for his stand-up comedy, Reid has also established a name for himself as a writer, actor and television host. As a result of his appearance on “Coming to the Stage” and his overwhelming talent, Reid quickly began garnering attention and booking performances at notable comedy clubs, such as The Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and The Comedy Store.
Warren toured with Sam Kinison’s “Outlaws of Comedy” featuring Jimmy Shubert, Carl LaBove, Mitchell Walters and Warren Durso as Ron Bennington’s Disciples of Comedy selling out 2000 seat theaters throughout the South Eastern United States.
Warren is a native New Yorker, and started his entertainment career playing drums professionally at the age of nine years old. Warren has performed stand-up comedy all around the world, and has performed with Jeff Dunham & Peanut, Amazing Jonathan, Jamie Foxx, Billy Gardell, Larry The Cable Guy and SNL cast members Jim Breuer, Darrell Hammond, Victoria Jackson and Norm McDonald to name drop a few, Warren has acted in 2 feature films released in 2008 –“Cutoff” and “Even Money”.
Warren has performed USO tours in the Middle East. He has produced over a dozen short films since 2006. Warren Durso was also featured in Esquire Magazine’s May 2012 issue.
Ron Coleman, originally from northern California, is a locals Las Vegas favorite comedian. He frequently tours the country and performs in Downtown Vegas and on the Strip.
Louie Bruce is not your Average Comedian! Not only will he make you LOL, He will also take you on an inspirational journey ! In 2017 Louie had a Stroke and was diagnosed with a Brain Aneurysm. He survived a Near death experience and because of this ,he has now developed a new sense of purpose and Passion, Not only does he tell jokes, he shares his life journey in a humorous way, Louie jokes, “The Doctors called me a miracle, but Its a Miracle they saved my Uninsured Life!” Every time you see him you will be struck by how nice he is. Audience Members say ” Louie has a really great energy. It’s like he is one of your best buds and you are just hanging out.”!
A well-respected comedian whose been compared to a tornado on amphetamines. His high-energy comedy act is both outrageous and hysterically original. Some of his many credits include writing for and working with such comedic legends as Sam Kinison, Bill Hicks, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams, and Rodney Dangerfield.
A true journeyman comic, Steven Pearl continues to push the envelope of both good taste and sanity. When in Los Angeles, he can usually be seen performing his balls-out brand of frenetic humor at the Comedy Store and the IceHouse Annex in Pasadena.