Welcome to our 2023 Big Sky Comedians!
Jeremy Alder loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life. Oh wait, that’s someone else. The ‘bad boy of homeschooling,’ Jeremy weaves the experiences of his own weird, poorly-planned life into smartly stupid, sweetly dark comedy. He is a regular at clubs throughout the South and has worked with several national touring acts including Tom Papa, Aparna Nancherla, Nicole Byer, Josh Gondelman, Rita Rudner, and Chad Daniels. Jeremy has been a featured performer at numerous comedy festivals
Kandyce August is a female comic that owns every stage with her very hilarious points of view on life. Her energy and material will have you rolling, not to mention her brilliance at improv and crowd work. Highly animated and contemplative standup comedy. She has performed in comedy festivals all over the country
Keenan got his start in comedy back in 2009 and has been going non stop ever since. He dropped his Debut Comedy Album “I Might Need Therapy” on All Streaming Platforms and The Visual To that album In 2020. Keenan performs at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angles and Went On His First Nation Wide Tour in 2019-2020. Keenan has been On "Laughs" on Fox, Fuse TV, and Revolt Tv's "Funny AF". Keenan's energetic style and storytelling brings laughter to crowds all over.
Holly is based in Atlanta, Georgia where she co-produces Hissy Fit Comedy and the West End Comedy Festival. She is a weekend regular at the Punchline and Laughing Skull Lounge where she was the April 2022 resident. Holly has performed at many clubs across the country and featured for Rachel Feinstein, Jessica Kirson, Nate Jackson, Leah Rudick, and many others. She’s been accepted into Big Sky Comedy Festival, Limestone Comedy Festival, 10,000 Laughs, just to name a few!
Cathy Boyd is a Toronto-based, brutally honest stand-up comedian, mediocre tennis player and mother of four who readily admits, three would have been good. She’d have been good with three. She hit the comedy scene a little late in life but quickly made up for it by becoming a rostered comic at Absolute Comedy and crowned Comedian of the North in 2019. Known for her dry demeanor and punchline-heavy hitting, her act impresses audiences everywhere.
Originally from East Tennessee, Alexis Bradby started comedy in 2015. She has performed at all of the major comedy clubs in Los Angeles and in cities all over the US through festivals such as Black Girl Giggles and Vail Comedy Festival. Alexis is known for her contagious smile and youthful energy, which led to her being featured on Holey Moley (ABC), The Price is Right (CBS), and iCarly (Paramount+)
Having escaped the arctic wastes of New England in 2011, Colin started performing comedy in sunny Portland, Oregon. Colin has a credit score in the triple digits, and lives in San Francisco with his dog and mental illnesses
Shain Brenden is a comedian, writer, actor and pretty much solid guy. Born from a Filipino mother and Bahamian father, (explains his face), raised in the South, (explains his accent), top it all off with being a husband, father, and military veteran. He was crowned Portland's Funniest Person, dubbed an “Undisputable Genius of Comedy” by the Portland Mercury, and named one of Willamette Weekly's "Funniest Five."
Dante is considered one of the fastest rising comedians in the game. His unique perspective comes from an Asian background with an urban upbringing in Washington D.C. Dante's obsessive work ethic had landed him his first headlining gig within his first six months of stand up comedy. Years later, he has been able to perform all over the country with his passion for laughter.
Garrison began his comedy career in Montana in 2014. Since then he’s rarely missed an open mic, and less than a year later he started booking shows around town with some other local comic friends. He grew to love the relationships with other comics, hearing other comics stories, and building a community for all the weirdos who hold a microphone and just tell jokes into it. Garrison loves all things comedy, but stand-up will always be his home.
Dan Drees is a Chicago comedian by way of Ohio. He is a wonderful combination of dark, absurd, and insightful as a stand-up. Dan is also a contributing writer to FanSided, The Whiskey Journal, Weekly Humor and McSweeney's.
AJ Finney is an eclectic midwesterner with a passion for the psychedelic scene of the Sixties. Comedy, jam bands and Volkswagens — that’s him. He’s an eco-friendly, improvisational, sometimes philosophical, patchouli-soaked quipster. AJ’s organic approach is refreshing and his poetic stream of consciousness style makes for a colorful and unforgettable comedic experience.
The son of a retired Chicago Fire Fighter and Homemaker, Ken proudly hails from three generations of fire fighters. Ken's hilarious views on life are derived on growing up in a blue collar family with his own white collar aspirations. Ken is currently the host of “The Kym & Ken Show” on Dash Radio which has 30 million subscribers and performs regularly at the World Famous Hollywood Improv.
Teresa Lee is a first generation Taiwanese American comedian, and has appeared as a guest star on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and can be seen in the upcoming season of Netfix’s Girls5Eva. Their standup is a wholesome and unfettered approach to life’s biggest questions by way of bold jokes. Their comedy is wholesome the way a reasonable weekend in Vegas is: it’s good for you because it’s a little bad.
Since 2003 Rodger Lizaola has been pretty awesome at telling Jokes. So he has been doing so to strangers in bars and comedy clubs across the country. zaola has opened up for such acts as comedy legend David Brenner, Eddie Brill, Louis CK, Theo Von, Mike Epps, Jimmy Dore, Iliza Shlesinger, and Donnell Rawlings. Rodger has also performed at some of the finest venues such as Punchline Comedy Club, Improv, Cobbs Comedy Club, Comedy Underground, and the historic Johnny Carson Theater
The “Hollywood Reporter” named Eddie Pence one of the Top New Faces of the Montreal Comedy Festival in 2004. In 2007 Eddie was invited to perform at the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival as well as “The Comedy Festival” in Las Vegas. In 2010 Eddie was a finalist in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. His credits include Comedy Centrals "Live at Gotham" and "Crossballs", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson", “Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfield” on Fox News and the Comedy Time Network.
Zach Peterson has been called "one the funniest performers around” by Minneapolis’ CityPages and Kyle Kinane says “Zach is Hilarious." Zach has made a name for himself around the country, from Alaska to Florida for being "an affable oddball" with razor sharp jokes, headlining both clubs and festivals alike. He has worked with the likes of Tom Papa, Bobcat Goldthwait, Annie Lederman, Doug Benson and many more. Zach's first album "Midwestern Jokes for the Americas" debuted in the top 5 on iTunes
Brandie Posey is a stand up comedian, writer and producer who now calls LA's comedy scene home. She has been featured as a performer at the Bentzen Ball, New York Comedy Festival, RIOT Comedy Festival, San Francisco Sketchfest, FEST in Gainesville, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, High Plains in Denver, among many others. She has opened for all of your favorite comics, including Kyle Kinane, Maria Bamford and the legendary punk band Against Me! Brandie has appeared on MTV, E! and Comedy Central.
Luke Severeid got his start performing stand-up comedy in Tacoma Washington and he’s taken his rambunctious brand of comedy on the road touring up and down the west coast, the midwest and Canada charismatically yelling jokes the whole time. Audiences have described him as a “Molotov cocktail of absurdity” and his fellow comedians have often described him as; “What a comedian living with rabies would be like.”
Neeraj Srinivasan is a comedian from Boise, ID now residing in Portland, OR. A first generation Indian-American, he found a passion for comedy in college and has been performing ever since. Neeraj delivers his unique perspective on dealing with race relations, modern media and John Denver’s greatest hits, all while maintaining his enthusiasm and whimsical attitude
Mary Upchurch is a ball of excitement, energy and enthusiasm with a pinch of self depreciation and dash of delusion and desperation. Originally from San Diego, Mary launched her comedy career in Phoenix, Arizona and now performs up and down the Las Vegas Strip. Mary was the winner of several contests including: House of Comedy’s Funniest Person with a Day Job, Stir Crazy’s Funniest Person in the Universe, and she placed 3rd in the World Series of Comedy in 2022.
A professional wrestler turned stand -up comedian, Jay Washington’s antics during wrestling promo’s and in-ring interviews, made it almost natural for him to make the transition from the squared circle to the stage. Jay‘s quick wit, high energy, lovable personality, and size it makes him not only impressionable but also very memorable. Jay has traveled the country headlining and featuring on various stages at comedy clubs and venues with comics such as Tony Rock, Tommy Davidson, and Lil‘ Rel
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” and random clip shows for MTV, E!, TLC, and TV Guide Network. He’s done stand-up on Showtime, “Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen” and “Comedy.TV”. He’s also guest-starred on TV shows like “Modern Family”, “Law & Order”, “Hawaii Five-O” and “Bones”. He also has 2 albums out on iTunes