Comedians

Congratulations to the Comics selected for the 2014 Competition:



Tony Baker
Burbank, CA
Raised on the south side of Chicago, Tony Baker actually developed his comedic skills while hosting pageants, talent shows, and fund-raising events on the New Mexico State University campus. Most recently Tony was selected to showcase at Naca Nationals, as one of the six selected finalists in the NBC Diversity Stand Up Search. You can catch Tony Baker on stage as a paid regular at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, or on a stage in a city nearest to you.


T.J. Chambers
Los Angeles, CA
T.J. Chambers is a Los Angeles-based writer and performer whose work has appeared on NBC, MTV, and more. He can be seen on some of comedy's most exciting shows like The Meltdown, Set List, and Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction, and regularly muses in a Tweety fashion at @TJChambersLA.


Curtis Cook
Portland, OR
Curtis Cook is a Portland based comedian. He has performed in venues and festivals throughout the country, including the Cleveland Comedy Festival, the Chicago Comedy Exposition, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and San Francisco's Sketchfest. n addition to performing, Curtis co-hosts a weekly podcast titled Black By Popular Demand, is a contributing writer to Laugh Staff, and presently holds an undisputed record for 2014's highest number of consecutive tweets about the 4 Non Blondes. The Portland Mercury described Curtis' comedy as "sleepy, slam poetry." You can follow him on twitter at @Curtis_Cook.


Joe Dosch
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Joe Dosch is an outrageous gay comedian from South Dakota, the 49th Worst State in America. He now lives in Los Angeles where he can be seen regularly at the World Famous Comedy Store, Hollywood Improv, and Ice House Comedy Club.


Jackie Fabulous
Los Angeles, CA
Jackie Fabulous, Native New Yorker and law school graduate, left the Bronx and her family to pursue a legal career in Southern California. There she quickly realized she was better suited to play a lawyer on TV by day and tell jokes at night. As a standup comedian, actress, writer, and producer she has quickly made a name for herself without national television exposure or viral videos. In just a few years Jackie has gone from performing in nightclubs to having an internationally touring act.


Chris Fairbanks
Missoula, MT
Chris Fairbanks is a Missoula, Montana native who has been seen on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, VH1 & MTV, Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central. His album, "Fairbanks!" was named one of Amazon's Top Ten of 2010. Fast paced, quirky, and constantly improvising his act, Chris Fairbanks delivers a truly unique self-observational style.


Natasha Pearl Hansen
Los Angeles, CA
Natasha Pearl Hansen began her comedy career with Second City Chicago, participating as a performer, writer, director and producer in over 40 sketch comedy revues and plays in under 5 years. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has had the privilege of showcasing her comedy at festivals nation-wide, and just recently made her network television debut. Keep an eye out for Natasha's work in the upcoming feature film, "Spare Change," by the producers of "Orange Is The New Black." You can follow her on twitter at @NPHcomedy - www.NatashaPearlHansen.com.


Jay Hollingsworth
Seattle, WA
"Big Irish" Jay Hollingsworth started comedy in Boston where he was recently named "Best of Boston" before moving to Seattle and now residing in LA. Jay recently won the March Comedy Madness Champion in LA. You can follow him on twitter at @bigirishjay - www.bigirishjay.com


Cody Hustak
Austin, TX
Cody Hustak has been featured at such festivals as the Montreal JFL Festival, Moontower Comedy Festival, SXSW, and Fun Fun Fun Fest. Winner of the 2014 Funniest Person In Austin Contest, Cody has been described as offering thoughtful, methodic, absurdity complemented by a unique delivery and timing. These certainly aren't the bird, poop, and dick jokes your parents grew up knowing and loving


Dax Jordan
Portland, OR
Since 2000, Dax has performed standup at clubs, colleges and military bases all over the planet (this one, sorry Mars.) He has also logged thousands of hours hosting cabaret and variety shows, and has written speech material for everyone from Oregon Senator Ron Wyden to professional trainwreck Courtney Love. Based out of Los Angeles, he is currently developing a sitcom, a game show, and a fear of Fukushima radiated seafood.


Zoltan Kaszas
San Diego, CA
Zoltan Kaszas was born in Budapest Hungary. He was raised in San Diego, California. He makes people laugh with his face and the stories that come out of it. - www.zoltancomedy.com


Patrick Keane
Los Angeles, CA
Patrick Keane was born and raised and does stand up comedy. His dry sarcastic self-deprecating style originates from comedy influences Bill Murray, Gene Wilder and John Wooden. Like Tom Hagen, Patrick Keane is of German-Irish descent. In addition to doing comedy, Patrick also likes to do magic and sometimes he's able to make comedy completely disappear from the room. - www.citizenkeane.com


Geoff Keith
Long Beach, CA
Geoff Keith has been seen on HBO, Comedy Central, BET, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Chelsea Lately, and various VH1 Top 100 shows. In 2012 Keith was nominated for College Comedian of the Year and was a cast member on MTV's "Disaster Date" for two seasons and just wrapped "Jerks With Cameras" on MTV. Keith has three full length albums "Sloppy 900ths," "One Hard Nipple," and "Catch It Between Your Cheeks" along with his published book "Guys Have No Game: A Book of First Impressions."


B.T. Kingsley
Sacramento, CA
BT Kingsley is a 10 year stand up veteran, comedian / actor / writer and Northern California native. Making his energetic presence and versatile talents known from large to small screens and stages from Hollywood to NYC. With two national TV appearances and two leading film roles under his belt, BT is ready for the next level. Touring as feature act for national headliner Don "DC" Curry, Kingsley continues to master the road, hone his craft and make new fans in the top "A" rooms all across the country.


Aaron Kleiber
Pittsburgh, PA
On the strength of his energized, crowd-pleasing live performances, Aaron Kleiber has emerged as one of the most in-demand feature acts - touring alongside Bob Saget, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams - now a bonafide headliner himself. Kleiber has appeared on 'Gotham Comedy Live,' 'Standup and Delivery,' Nickelodeon, SyFy Channel - along with dozens of commercials and feature films. Studied and performed at Second City, Chicago and was named 'Best Local Comedian' in 2012 and 2013 by Pittsburgh Magazine, his hometown. @AaronKleiber - www.AaronKleiber.com


Orlando Leyba
Miami, FL
Orlando Leyba has a knack for finding humor in just about anything that crosses his path. With his childish demeanor and energetic charisma Orlando engages, and then captures the audience allowing them come along for the fun ride of his life experiences. - heylando.com


Leah Mansfield
Los Angeles, CA
Refreshingly genuine, Leah puts a charming and clever spin on unique life experiences, including launching nukes for the Air Force, having a crazy family of Native Americans and Irish, and coming out of the closet before it was trendy. You don't want to miss this smart and engaging comedian!


Charlie Mulluk
Bozeman, MT
Originally from Noorvik, Alaska, Charlie Mulluk has forever been in love with microphones. After being a radio jock for 23 years, a gentlemen's club DJ for 9, he one day saw a Labor Ready ad for a stand-up comedian. He then at that instant knew he was off to bigger and better things...


Tommy Pope
New York, NY
Tommy Pope is a comedian, writer and actor. Only 3 years into his career, Tommy won the title of "Philly's Phunniest" at Helium Comedy Club in 2011 and has since been touring nationally. In 2012, he was named a New Face in the prestigious Montreal's Just For Laughs Comedy Festival. Tommy recently filmed his television debut on AXSTV with Gotham's new standup series and was most recently featured on the 2014 season of Last Comic Standing as one of the top 100. Tommy can be found at Caroline's on Broadway every month where he co-hosts his monthly show, "DeerProm".


Amber Preston
Los Angeles, CA
Amber Preston is a comedy seductress. Recently named one of "5 Comedians to Watch" in New York Magazine her brassy charisma and keenly honed jokecraft leave audiences powerless not to fall head over heels. From raucous roadhouses to the classiest clubs Preston's saucy, mischievous charm captivates diehard and casual comedy fans alike.


Jessa Reed
Philadelphia, PA
Jessa Reed is a teen-mom meth addict turned wife and mother, now living among the normal people with a pretty jaded perspective. Known as the "Bad girl gone good-ish" her high energy storytelling is candid, raw and unlike anything you've seen before. Originally from Portland Oregon now living in Philadelphia, her comedy has been described as shocking yet inspirational and when it comes to parenting she is ready to say what the rest of us are thinking.


Gibran Saleem
New York City, NY
Gibran Saleem was born in North Carolina, raised in Virginia and began comedy after moving for graduate school in New York. While attending school he performed for the TBS Rooftop Comedy College Competition and was individually handpicked as an MVP nominee on a national level out of hundreds of comedians. Since then Gibran has been featured on MTV Iggy, Popcorn Flix, Ha! The Musical and recently performed his stand-up television debut on Gotham Comedy Live for AXS TV. He describes his act as mediocre.


Kevin Shea
San Franciso, CA
Kevin Shea, originally from Seoul, Korea, was adopted by a middle class Irish family in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Not trying to become a typical Asian comic, Shea strayed away from Korean accents based on their mothers', plus, his mom is a honkey. With his unique laid back and fresh style, he caught the eyes of Hollywood and was invited to the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. Shea has numerous television appearances which include Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and most recently, HBO's Down and Dirty with Jim Norton. He is currently living in Los Angeles.


Cody Sutton
Billings, MT
Cody Sutton is new to stand up, but has high hopes of one day retreating from his cubicle to perform on stage, instead. He won this years Montana Comedian of the year and has performed at "Comedy BeCause," an annual comedy event in Billings, MT contributing over $50,000 to fight local youth homelessness.


Aaron Woodall
Salt Lake City, UT
Aaron Woodall is a young, up-and-coming comedian from Bowie, Maryland who got lost in Utah a few years ago and still hasn't found his way home yet. He started making a name for himself on the Salt Lake scene last year when he placed 3rd at the Rocky Mountain Laugh Off and then finished as a semi-finalist in the 2013 World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas.


Edi Zanidache
Seattle, WA
Edi Zanidache can best be described as a never ending upside down carnival ride that won't make you sick. Dedicating his life to all forms of entertainment, you can spot Edi on Netflix in his latest film Matt's Chance or catch him in Seattle performing his comedic rap songs. Of course his truest form of art will always be with stand up comedy, where he performs all across the country.

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