Derek Sheen is a cuddly mess of insecurities, a gifted storyteller, actor and writer. He’s quickly become a favorite among comedy fans all over the globe touring with Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, Janeane Garofolo and Rory Scovel!
His debut album “Holy Drivel” was recorded by iconic metal producer Matt Bayles (Minus the Bear, Mastodon, Isis). his next album, “Tiny Idiot”, was produced by the Grammy nominated Dan Schlissel. Both are available on Stand Up! Records.
His third full length, "Disasterbation", released on Friday, October 13th of 2017 and his brand new, self-titled album is scheduled to drop September of 2018.
Why would someone want to kill themselves? See the comedy show that inspired the highly-praised TEDx Talk on dark humor. Collin Williams' critically-acclaimed show, "My Suicide Note", is a truly one of a kind dark comedy. Williams takes his actual note from his attempted suicide, and uses a decade of experience as a standup comedian and storyteller to weave humor in and out of a candidly astounding life story that has received high praise from audiences and reviewers.“A Show Worth Talking About… All of us loved it”
- The Daily Chronicle“One of the best dark comedy shows you’ll ever see”- Tony Valle, WIP Theater For more information visit www.suicidenote.me
Olek Szewczyk. Though his parents came to the United States as political refugees from Jaroslaw, Poland, when he was still an infant, 29-year-old Aleksander "Olek" Krzysztof Szewczyk ("Vanna, can I please buy a vowel?") still has a hint of an accent. Szewczyk occasionally follows the deadpan delivery of one of his jokes with a self-referential laugh. It can make for an awkward moment as audience members look at each other to see if they should be laughing, too."I'm just a goofy bastard," he said with a smile.That's an apt description, but Szewczyk is also approachable, and it isn't long before everyone is relaxed and laughing along--it's like listening to a nerdy nephew tell jokes.
Laugh Out Cancer
River Discovery, Emma Arnold, and Liquid Laughs come together for a very special benefit show: Laugh Out Cancer!! All proceeds support go towards the Outdoor Adventures program: helping cancer survivors get back to nature.
River Discovery offers outdoor adventures for cancer survivors that promote healing and strengthening of the mind, body and spirit.
River Discovery Board of Directors, volunteers and supporters work year round to create, build, and fund life changing outdoor adventures for cancer survivors and the people who love them. Programs are created to inspire, empower, and heal survivors of all ages and with any diagnosis.
"Our unique adventure programs offer youth, teens and adults a life-changing experience in the great outdoors. River Discovery adventures range from 1-day to 6-day river adventures, paddle board sessions, and survivor and co-survivor retreats. These programs immerse participants in the beauty and serenity of Idaho’s outdoors and expose them to the recuperative benefits of nature.
River Discovery programs often include hiking, swimming, rafting, paddle boarding and kayaking that strengthen the mind, body and spirit. Activities can be customized to accommodate any fitness level or limitation; no experience required. A medical release from a physician is required.
River Discovery contracts with a licensed outfitter to provide professional guides and high quality rafting and camping equipment. A safe and fulfilling adventure is a top priority so we always bring along professional medical and mental health volunteers. Each adventure promotes the essentials of healthy survivor-ship with frequent physical activity, good nutrition and a variety of activities to inspire, empower and heal survivors and their loved ones."
To learn more about this organization, click here.
Emma Arnold is America's fiercest sweetheart. Equal parts outrageous and thoughtful, her standup comedy is engaging, honest, and comes from the heart. In addition to being a successful touring comedian, Emma is the cofounder and artistic director of the 208 Comedyfest, the codirector of Comedyfort (part of the Treefort Festival), as well as a mother of three and third generation beekeeper.
Her debut comedy album, "Shut Up, Calvin" is available from Rooftop Comedy and spent 3 weeks at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Her self-released comedy special, "Yes, Please", is available here and you should watch it, it's fun. When not touring, Emma lives in Idaho, where she keeps kids and bees with varying degrees of success.
JOHN CAPARULO IS PERHAPS BEST KNOWN AS THE UNDER DRESSED EVERYMAN ON THE E HIT SHOW, CHELSEA LATELY.
From a very early age, Cap knew exactly what he wanted to be when he grew up— a grizzly bear. Unfortunately, like most youngsters with such lofty aspirations, his grades just weren’t good enough. So young John joined the navy in search of adventure. But his dreams were dashed once again when he realized it was the Old Navy, and the only adventure they could offer him involved folding cheap khakis for minimum wage. Cap wouldn’t let such minor disappointments sway him from finding a fulfilling career path though, and he decided to open his own karate dojo to teach deaf and blind kids how to defend themselves. It took about 6 years before anyone figured out that John didn’t know karate. The blind students had no idea what they were being taught had been derived mainly from Jackie Chan movies and Hong Kong Phooey or that Cap’s dojo was actually in his front yard. None of the deaf kids were able to win a fight against John, and naturally neither were any of their mothers. But after many of them watched Cap break his foot attempting to chop a board in half, the writing was on the wall, even in Braille. So Cap closed his front yard dojo forever and left town. Since then, he’s pursued a relatively successful career in comedy.
After working all over the globe for the past 20 years, he can now be seen exclusively at Harrah’s Las Vegas every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until hibernation season, as he is still of course very much an aspiring grizzly bear. What a freakin’ weirdo.
LA based comedian and actor, Steven Briggs entertains audiences with his high-energy unique style of beatboxing fused with personal storytelling. Steven has performed in clubs and theaters across nineteen US states and seven different countries. In addition to touring outside of the US, Briggs has hosted film festivals and more recently performed for the troops in Addis Ababa, Djibouti, Kuwait and Bahrain. His TV appearances include local networks and ESPN.
Steven recently signed with the legendary comedy record label Uproar Entertainment for his debut album. UPROAR has recorded some of the greatest comedy albums from comedians such as Pablo Francisco, Margaret Cho, Brian Regan, John Pinette and Richard Pryor.
Stand-up comedian, actor, and an Emmy and Peabody Award winning writer and producer. From 2013 to 2016, he was a writer for the “Inside Amy Schumer” and Louis C.K. has labelled him as one of the most exciting comedians of the younger generation.
With performances on Showtime's White Boyz in the Hood, Comedy Central's Live at Gotham, and appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, he is funny both behind the scenes and on the stage.
His debut album "Kurt Metzger Talks to Young People About Sex" was released in 2011 by Comedy Central Records. Comedy Central also released his half-hour special as part of Comedy Central Presents in 2009, and his special, “White Precious” is available.
In 2015 Metzger was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing; the bit he performed about Mohammed Atta won him "best joke" award.
He currently hosts the "Race Wars" podcast with comedian Sherrod Small.
Comedian, actor, and writer Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business. Wolf is currently a regular round table guest and writer on the hit E! series “Chelsea Lately,” and recently appeared as a performer on the new E! series “After Lately.” In March 2013, Wolf will debut his latest book, “It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions from an Unprepared Single Dad.” Funny and brutally honest, the book details Wolf’s adventures as a struggling stand up comedian, while juggling being a single parent in Los Angeles.
When he was 28, Wolf decided to make the move to Los Angeles. After several years in Seattle he had made his mark in the local comedy circuit, and wanted to play with the big boys of comedy. He quickly discovered it wasn’t any easier being a small fish in a saturated comedy pond, than a big fish in the entertainment pond of a port city.
In 1999, Wolf got his first big break, performing a one man show at the HBO Workspace- which landed him a talent deal at 20th Century Fox, and a deal for his own television series with ABC. A deal with NBC soon followed. While testing the waters on the television front, Wolf began writing for TV, and quickly found it was another aspect of the entertainment business that he loved. He wrote on numerous sitcoms including “Yes, Dear,” Will Smith’s “All of Us,” and “Cuts,” starring Shannon Elizabeth. He soon decided he wanted to dedicate all his time to writing, and stepped down from stand up, and appearing on camera.
In 2006 Wolf returned to television, appearing on the fourth season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” This also marked his return to sitcoms, recurring on the hit series “My Name Is Earl” from 2006-09, and recurring and writing for “Raising Hope” in 2010-11.
Comedian. Actor. Filmmaker. And talk show host. Known for his brand of shock comedy, he found mainstream prominence via his MTV television show The Tom Green Show. Green is also known for his roles in the Hollywood films Road Trip(2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), Freddy Got Fingered (2001), Stealing Harvard (2002) and Shred (2008).
In June 2003, Green served as a guest host on Late Show with David Letterman, which led to him hosting his own late-night talk show on MTV titled The New Tom Green Show. From 2006 until 2011 he hosted his internet talk show Tom Green's House Tonight from his living room, and began performing stand-up comedy in 2010. From October 2013 to November 2014 Green hosted the live weekly talk-show Tom Green Live on AXS TV.