Owen Straw’s comedy is understated, laid back, and mischievous. Twisting through bizarre connections of weird ideas, Owen is silly, subversive, and very funny. Onstage, Owen rattles off ridiculous impressions, pithy one liners, and irreverent observations as he charms audiences with his unusual wit.
Straw spends much of his time driving across the country, performing from city to city and sampling the local selection of sandwiches. His somewhat-off-the-grid semi-drifter lifestyle informs Owen’s unique outlook on life.
Owen has appeared at many comedy festivals including: Bridgetown, BumberShoot, and the Broken Record Comedy Show. He created World Extreme Pencil Fighting, has won numerous pizza-eating contests, and sings in the throwback hard rock group, Owens Band.
By the age of 20, Shawn Pelofsky was performing sketches and improv with comedic giant (SNL’s) Will Ferrell‘. With a couple years of improv under her belt, she became a member of The ACME Comedy Theater. During her time at ACME, Shawn flourished in the field of stand-up comedy culminating with her current status as a regular at The World Famous Comedy Store. When she’s not touring or performing for our troops in places like Afghanistan, Bosnia, Bahrain and Guantanamo Bay, Shawn performs weekly on their infamous Main Room stage. Adding to her many comedic accolades, Shawn has been featured in The Montreal “Just for Laughs” Comedy Festival and in the all female hit comedy tours Pretty Funny Women, Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad and The Hot Tamales produced by Eva Longoria. She has opened up for greats such as Richard Lewis, Robert Klein and Bill Maher and written for comedic legend, Joan Rivers on Fashion Police.
This sassy female will blow you away with her physical comedy and high energy. If Dane Cook and Bette Midler were to have a love child, then this would be your comic for hire. Shawn will take you on a wild ride with her outrageous impersonations and knowledge of pop culture. Her ability to nickname and work a crowd will have you in hysterics. Once you “Stretch it Out” with Shawn Pelofsky, you will never stop.
It’s hard to be likable when you’re being brutally honest, but Alvin Williams has found a way, and he’ll show you for a small fee. From the little things in life that truly matter, to the big issues that shouldn’t matter at all, Williams finds the funny in all the places you forgot to look. Whether it’s celebrities, politics, relationships, sports, family, or random TV commercials, you won’t know which direction he’s headed next, you’ll just be glad you took the ride with him.
Born in Chicago, IL, Alvin shared his childhood between Illinois, Tennessee, Colorado, Oregon, Louisiana, and Idaho (yes, Idaho), making him a “native son” in many of his performance destinations. Growing up he learned to rapidly adapt to his ever-changing environment by turning strangers into friends through laughter, a skill that is noticeably on display as soon as he hits the stage. He has wasted no time making his presence felt on both the national and international comedy circuit with a non-stop tour schedule that spans the entire United States and Canada to his credit. In 2008 he hosted the inaugural Mile High Comedy Festival in Denver, CO. Later that year he became the recurring host of the Shades of Black Show, a multi-cultural talent showcase that tours college campuses across the U.S. Alvin can now be heard on the new Audible Channels series Sounds Like America, and is featured on Hulu in the shows: Comedy Brew and Quicklaffs. He is also a 7-time Featured Comic on the viral video network Comedy Time TV.
Max Dolcelli has appeared just about everywhere and done just about everything a comedian can do, performing in comedy clubs and comedy festivals in the U.S. and Canada, casinos and clubs in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and the Bahamas, at corporate events and on cruise ships, and on television and radio. After nearly 30 years of making people laugh, Max has the experience and repertoire to deliver the kind of show people want, whether it's clean comedy for a corporate, private or other event, or a more risqué, late-night comedy club style. No matter what the type of show, Max's animated onstage presence and sharp material get the audience on board for a wild ride.
If you've seen or heard Max, you know how funny the guy is. If you haven't, why not find out . . . Comedy Club Headliner at Comedy Zone, Punch Line, Funny Bones, Rascals, Yuk Yuks, Caesar’s Palace, Bananas and many more..
Steve Hofstetter is often called the hardest working man in show-business. With all due respect to the late James Brown.
Hofstetter's national TV debut came on ESPN's Quite Frankly, where Stephen A. Smith yelled at him for three minutes. Hofstetter has also appeared on CBS' "Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson", Showtime's "White Boyz in the Hood", VH1's "Countdown", Sundance's "On the Road in America", and ABC's "Barbara Walter's Special", where he thankfully did not cry. He is the host and executive producer of "Laughs" on Fox networks, where he only cries occasionally.
While an undergraduate at Columbia University, Hofstetter was a well-read columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and a voice of the Lions. After a summer writing for Maxim, ESPN, and Sports Illustrated for Kids, Hofstetter syndicated his column in several newspapers.
Keith Ross Nelson has been doing comedy for over 25 years. He has performed in all fifty states, as well as all over the world. Most recently he was chosen as “Best of the Fest” at the 2014 Burbank Comedy Festival and the Ventura Comedy Festival. He has been seen in the independent movies: Mobsters and Mormons, and The R.M. He has been seen on Comedy Time, HuLu, Evening at the Improv, and Entertainment Tonight. He was included in the 2011 edition of Who’s Who, won the Portland Comedy Competition in 2005, and has been featured in the LA Times and the Daily News.
Seattle-based, Lamont Ferguson started his comedy career at the ripe age of 17 and has since gained the respect of many in the comedy community. His act is clever, intelligent, original and insightful. He is considered to be a professional amongst professionals. Lamont started a company in 1999 called Sprocket Entertainment. Sprocket Entertainment is produces the critically acclaimed “West Coast Funnies” currently touring the Western part of the US. The comedy variety show has been called by Time-Warner cable as “The west coast’s answer to Saturday Night Live!”
Ferguson has appeared on Comedy Central, Comics Unleashed and ABC’s Family Channel. He was the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Festival a three time semi-finalist at the Boston Comedy Festival, named "Best of Fest" at Detroit and SLO Comedy Festivals and finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition.
He has the distinction of being one of the only comics in the country that has opened for all of the following comedians: Steve Harvey, George Lopez, Larry Miller, Garry Shandling, Richard Jeni, and George Carlin. Lamont’s comedy role models are people like Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey. “I admire them for the one thing they all have in common, perseverance. You can’t succeed in this business without it”
Jamal Doman has been called a “comedian’s comedian by his peers. The Philadelphia-native started doing stand-up in his hometown in 1993. He moved to Hollywood in 1998 and quickly became an industry favorite! With appearances on “Showtime at The Appolo,” “BET’s Comicview,” “Martin Lawrence Presents the 1st Amendment,” “Comic’s Unleashed,” and “Who Wants to Date a Comedian.” He has also performed all around the world for our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Japan, Kuwait, South Korea, Iceland, and Guam.
Recently, he has crossed over into acting with appearances in films such as “Repos,” “The Greatest Song,” and “Streets.” And has become as internet sensation with his “Juicy T.-Certified Pimp” webisodes. With almost 20 years in the comedy circuit, Jamal Doman’s act is a must-see performance.