It may just be a live microphone in a small spotlight, but when Kris Shaw steps up to it, the experience is unlike anything you've come to expect from stand up comedy.
Kris is a storyteller who, with quick bursts of wit and carefully crafted silences, keeps the audience engaged through everyday observations and tough topics alike. His slightly askew but lovable style disarms and charms from the first set-up to the final punch line. There isn't so much as a hint of meanness in his spirit, and that good energy spills onto the stage and beyond. You will find yourself laughing out loud, delighted at how easily you relate to this uniquely funny guy.
Kris is a fan favorite who tours comedy clubs, colleges and events all across the United States and Canada. He has entertained troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Bahrain, Dubai, Kyrgestan and Africa. Kris also appears in national television commercials and had a recurring extra role on the CBS drama Close To Home.
JAY MOHR RETURNS TO LIQUID!!
He's been performing stand-up comedy since he was sixteen years old. With a career that has spanned over three decades, Jay has become an artist that is very difficult to define. Never wanting to rest on his accomplishments, Jay has always pushed himself to be more than just a comic.
After landing his dream job on Saturday Night Live, it appeared as though Jay had reached the height of comedic success. Little did he know that just three years later, he would be cast opposite Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire and that same year co-star with Jennifer Anniston in Picture Perfect. Now the world that knew "comedian Jay" was quickly introduced to the "actor Jay." Never wanting to choose one career over the other, Mohr has brilliantly balanced both acting and stand-up comedy as roommates in his brain.
In the radio world, Jay now hosts the nationally syndicated daily Jay Mohr Sports as well as a regular contributor on the highest rated radio shows in the country, with multiple stints on Kevin and Bean and Opie and Anthony... just to name a few.
Jay has guest starred in over 50 different television dramas and comedy series episodes, but his most recent turn on an episode of Dick Wolf's Law and Order: Criminal Intent as a Charlie Sheen type character ripped from the headlines, has garnered him the most attention and respect. "He's really good" said Wolf, "it's kind of odd because he is known as a comic and this is a highly dramatic role that a lot of dramatic actors would have had a very hard time eschewing and he does a great job." He added "... you know, it's like if you're playing tennis against a club champion, you're game should go up... the better the competition the better the game... and I think Jay really came to play."
Throughout his journey, Jay still loves performing stand-up comedy it's in his blood, his bones and his DNA. Anyone that has ever seen one of his concerts will be quick to tell you that there is no one better. Comedy Central agrees, having named Mohr one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time. A simple bio doesn't do the stage show justice... as there are no notes, no two shows the same, and an act that never picks on the audience. These are the three tenets that Jay believes makes great live comedy, and the foundation is laid when Jay often tells his audiences, "Lets just jump off a cliff together and build our wings on the way down!"
When Sophie Hughes talks, people listen—and laugh. Not only is she one of the funniest stand-up comedians around, she's one of the most fearless. Though rather soft-spoken and sweet, Hughes isn't afraid to get on stage in front of a crowd and say what's on her mind. What's even more remarkable is how respected by her peers Hughes is. When asked who their favorites are, a number of local comedians put Hughes on their list—and deservedly so. - Boise Weekly
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.
CAITLIN GILL'S STAND UP HAS BEEN FEATURED ON THE VICELAND SHOW FLOPHOUSE. SHE HAS PERFORMED AT THE ODDBALL COMEDY TOUR, THE OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL, SF SKETCHFEST, BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVAL AND IN SOME OF THE BEST COMEDY CLUBS IN THE NATION. HER WRITING HAS BEEN FEATURE IN BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT'S MISFITS & MONSTERS COMING TO TRUTV, HIDDEN AMERICA WITH JONAH RAY, THE SERIES TAKE MY WIFE AND IN THE NEW YORK TIMES. SHE NAMED ONE OF TIMEOUT LA'S 2018 COMICS TO WATCH, AND WAS VOTED BEST COMEDIAN IN THE EAST BAY EXPRESS “BEST OF” EDITION IN 2013.
Featuring: Neeraj Srinivasan, Alex Price, Anya Volz, Mateen Stewart, Joe Kwaczala, Blaire Postman, Arish Singh
SHANE TORRES IS A NEW YORK BASED STANDUP COMEDIAN, WRITER, AND ACTOR ORIGINALLY FROM FORT WORTH,TX. HAVING MADE HIS LATE NIGHT DEBUT ON CONAN IN 2016, YOU MAY HAVE ALSO SEEN HIM ON LAST COMIC STANDING OR ON IFC’S COMEDY BANG BANG. HE WAS FEATURED AT THE MONTREAL JUST FOR LAUGH’S FESTIVAL AS A NEW FACES IN 2013 AND WAS ONE OF COMEDY CENTRAL’S COMICS TO WATCH IN 2012.
Featuring: Jono Zalay, Akeem Woods, Dash Kwiatkowski, Xazmin Garza, Jodee Champion, Todd Masterson, Christie Buchele
COMEDIAN DEBRA DIGIOVANNI HAS BEEN CALLED THE “BEST COMEDIAN TO SEE AFTER A MESSY BREAK UP” AND FOR THREE YEARS RUNNING-SHE WAS NAMED CANADA’S FAVORITE FEMALE COMEDIAN, AS WELL AS BEING NAMED HER HOMETOWN TORONTO’S FAVORITE COMIC FOR ANOTHER THREE YEARS. HER COMEDY HAS A SHARP EDGE WHILE MAINTAINING A PLAYFUL, HAPPY AIR. HER HUMOR AND CHARM LIES IN HER UNFLINCHING HONESTY AND OPENNESS, AND RAPID-FIRE DELIVERY.
Featuring: Laura Sanders, Neeraj Srinivasan, Pallavi Gunalan, John Novosad, Lady Bizness, Aaron Naylor, Atsuko Okatsuka
DAVE ROSS IS A STAND-UP COMEDIAN IN LOS ANGELES. SOMETIMES HIS COMEDY IS VULNERABLE AND PERSONAL. OTHER TIMES HIS COMEDY IS LOUD, STUPID AND ABOUT BUTTS. YOU CAN FIND HIM STUMBLING AROUND L.A. AND THE COUNTRY, PERFORMING AT EVERY FESTIVAL, CLUB, THEATER, BAR, FIRE HALL OR BOMBED-OUT STONE BUILDING THAT WILL HAVE HIM. HE'S IN A SKETCH GROUP CALLED WOMEN THAT MAKES SKETCHES FOR COMEDY CENTRAL AND IFC'S COMEDY CRIB. HE HOSTS THE PODCAST TERRIFIED ON THE NERDIST NETWORK. HE WON A MOTH GRAND SLAM, HE GOT INTERVIEWED ON WTF WITH MARC MARON, AND HE TOLD A STORY ON COMEDY CENTRAL'S DRUNK HISTORY. HE LIKES HIS CAT. HIS CAT'S DOPE.
Featuring: John-Michael Bond, Andie Main, Dwayne Perkins, Emmet Montgomery, Carly Ballerini
AMY MILLER IS BOISE'S MOST BELOVED COMEDIAN. SEEN ON LAST COMIC STANDING. HEARD ON DOUG LOVES MOVIES. THE BENNINGTON SHOW. SELECTED PORTLAND'S FUNNIEST COMIC AND ADMIRED AS LA'S MOST BELOVED COMEDIAN.
ERIN FOLEY IS AN AMAZING COMEDIC ACTRESS, COMEDIAN, AND WRITER. FOLEY IS THE HOST OF MIXOLOGIST AND A MOVIE ON LIFETIME AND IS A CAST MEMBER ON SEASON ONE OF HOW TO BE A GROWN-UP ON TRU TV. AS A SEASONED COMEDIAN, SHE HAS HER OWN COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS, AS WELL AS HAVING BEEN ON CONAN O’BRIEN, @ MIDNIGHT, THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON, CHELSEA LATELY, ARSENIO HALL AND LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY . SHE HAS PERFORMED FIVE TIMES AT THE MONTREAL COMEDY FESTIVAL, THE SAN FRANCISCO SKETCH FEST, MOONTOWER COMEDY FESTIVAL IN AUSTIN AND LIMESTONE COMEDY FESTIVAL IN BLOOMINGTON.
Featuring: Arish Singh, Marlena Rodriguez, Aaron Naylor, Jono Zalay, Laura Sanders, Dwayne Perkins, Lauren Faber
YEDOYE TRAVIS IS A STAND UP COMEDIAN, WRITER, AND ACTOR FROM ATLANTA, GA. IN 2017 HE WAS NAMED A NEW FACE AT THE MONTREAL JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL, DURING WHICH HE OPENED FOR W. KAMAU BELL AND TAPED FOR KEVIN HART'S LOL NETWORK. HE HAS SINCE APPEARED ON SEARCH PARTY, COMEDY CENTRAL, AND LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, AND CONTRIBUTED CONTENT FOR MTV. HE HAS ALSO PERFORMED AT THE HELL YES AND BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FESTIVALS AND APPEARED ON THE FOURTH SEASON OF COMING TO THE STAGE. HIS DEBUT ALBUM, OK, PRODUCED BY COMEDY DYNAMICS, WAS RELEASED ON JANUARY 12TH, 2018.
Featuring: Ian Aber, Lj Sullivan, Rachel Weeks, Alex Price, Blaire Postman, John Dick Winters, Xazmin Garza
208 Comedy Fest presents – 208 Comedy Fest Showcase Show
COME CELEBRATE THE WRAP OF THE 2nd ANNUAL 208 COMEDY FEST!
Featuring: Lady Bizness, Emmet Montgomery, Sophie Hughes, Beth Norton, Christopher Sundberg, Lj Sullivan, Mike Carrozza