A stand-up comedian and actor, Doug is a creator-writer-star of "The Marijuana-Logues," a show that's been a hit (small pun intended) in theaters from Los Angeles to New York (and is available in book and CD form). You can hear some of his jokes on the "Comedy Death Ray" CD. Doug has also starred in his own half-hour special for Comedy Central and appeared on such shows as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Friends," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "The Sarah Silverman Program" and "Last Comic Standing." (He wasn't the last comic standing, but he did make it to 6th place - impressed? You should be.) In his spare time, Doug likes to write the bio you are reading right now.
Paul F. Tompkins is an Emmy-nominated writer for his work on HBO's Mr. Show with Bob and David. He has also been seen in his own one-man show, Driven to Drink, also for HBO, as well as two half-hour stand-up specials for Comedy Central. Paul has appeared in the films Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny and will soon be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood, starring Daniel Day-Lewis.
Jessica St. Clair is a comedian and writer from New York 's Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She was last seen in Christopher Guest's "For Your Consideration," and recently starred in the NBC pilot "The IT Crowd." Earlier this year, she starred in an HBO pilot that she co-created and wrote with Jason Mantzoukas, based on their stage show, "We Used to Go Out." Called "the next Nichols and May" by Variety in their "Ten Comics to Watch" list in 2003, other television credits include the NBC pilot, "Lies and the Wives We Tell Them To," Comedy Central's "The Showbiz Show with David Spade" and "Contest Searchlight," Bravo's "Things I Hate About You," Court TV's "The Smoking Gun" and NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." She performs weekly at the UCB Theater in "Soundtrack" with the group Mother.
Raised by his mother and two sisters in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, New York, Sherrod has become one of today's top stand-up comics. Sherrod has toured the U.S. entertaining thousands of college students with both the New York Comedy Film Festival Tour and the Burly Bear Network Comedy World College Tour. Sherrod regularly appears as a guest on "The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet". He recently performed on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and previously appeared on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend" and NBC's "Showtime at the Apollo", and has written for and performed on Comedy Central's "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn".
Paul Scheer performs regularly at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles. In addition to appearing on Vh1's "Best Week Ever" he can also be seen in MTV's "Human Giant". His film credits include "School for Scoundrels" with Billy Bob Thornton, the Seann William Scott comedy "Trainwreck", "Watching the Detectives" with Cillian Murphy and you can see him in the upcoming Eddie Murphy film, "Starship Dave." He recently appeared in the Frank Darabont-directed drama series "Raines" and is a frequent guest commentor on "The Today Show." He has developed projects for HBO and Comedy Central and AP magazine named him one of the Top 10 comics of 2006. So as you can imagine, he has a tremendous ego and now only wears Adidas track suits and refers to himself in the 3rd person. To find out more about Paul and the truth about Ted Danson visit his website www.paulscheer.com
Melissa Rauch's hybrid career as an actress, writer and stand-up comic has spanned from her work as a regular panelist on VH1's "Best Week Ever" to her award winning portrayal of the President's Daughter in her one-woman show, "The Miss Education of Jenna Bush" www.misseducation.com. Melissa will appear with Steve Buscemi and Minnie Driver in Tom DiCillo's upcoming film, Delirious). As a stand-up comic, Melissa was named "Best College Comedian" on MTV's TRL by Jamie Foxx and Carson Daly and was named one of Backstage Magazines "Comedy Best Bets." She performs her stand-up at comedy to sold-out clubs and universities nationwide and has proven to be one of the fastest rising comediennes on the circuit today. Check out www.melissarauch.com
Whether he is in front of a camera, microphone or on a brightly lit stage, Chuck Nice is completely at home when he's entertaining audiences. As a ten plus year veteran of stand-up comedy, Chuck has successfully translated his affable stage presence to the small screen by hosting and appearing in several television productions. He is currently hosting two shows for the WE network (Cinematherapy and Three Men and a Chick Flick) and can been seen regularly on Fox's "Mornings with Mike & Juliet" and MSNBC's "The Most".
In addition to television, Chuck is heard daily in NY and San Francisco as the comic relief on the syndicated radio program "The Radio Chick" show. After answering an open call to join the show, Chuck was the unanimous choice of the show and the listeners. He is now an integral part of the funny, lending his quick wit to comedy bits and celebrity interviews. Despite his demanding schedule, Chuck further hones his craft by spending virtually every night performing stand-up at area clubs, solidifying his position as one of the industry's top up and coming performers.
John Mulaney was discovered sitting at a soda fountain on Sunset Blvd and now has some big-shot contract with RKO. He is also a comedian who co-created I LOVE THE 30s and All Access Middle Ages for Comedy Central's MOTHERLOAD channel. Mulaney has appeared on Comedy Central's LIVE AT GOTHAM, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and is a regular on VH1's Best Week Ever. John stars along with comedian Nick Kroll in the famed "Oh Hello Show" in New York City and tours as a stand-up in clubs and colleges throughout the Unites States. The studio bosses give him pep pills so he can act good even after a long day. Hurray!
Nick Kroll is an actor/comedian living in New York City. He is the co-creator of the hit book Bar Mitzvah Disco (Random House) which Nick and his loving mother consider to be the most important book ever published. He was a contributing writer to Chappelle's Show and was one the co-creator/director/stars of I Love the 30s and All Access: Middle Ages, flagship shows for Comedy Central's Motherload. Nick has landed a number of high profile commercial campaigns, most notably, as "Andy Roddick's Mojo" for American Express/US Open. Nick was absolutely thrilled when Andy lost in the first round that year. Nick performs his unique brand of ridiculous character/standup comedy at clubs and colleges all over the country and can be seen regularly at the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theater in NYC and LA and at his weekly show, "Oh, Hello" co-hosted with John Mulaney. Nick was named one of Timeout NY's "Favorite Comics" and enjoys eating pigs in a blanket with deli mustard.
Rob Huebel is a comedian from the Upright Citizens Brigade theater. He is one of the creators and stars of the MTV comedy show, 'Human Giant.' He is also a regular on VH1's 'Best Week Ever' where he says things about things on a weekly basis. Some people also saw him on HBO's 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' ...depends on how much you watch TV. He has developed two sitcoms for NBC and has written and produced stories for 'The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.' He was nominated for an Emmy award for his work on 'The Awful Truth with Michael Moore.' But he is most proud of his work on the sandwich he is about to eat.
Judah Friedlander is a regular cast member on the Emmy-winning NBC comedy "30 Rock" for which he is currently nominated for a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Judah's been in over 20 movies including "American Splendor" for which he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor. Judah's many TV appearances include starring as the "Hug Guy" in the Dave Matthews Band music video "Everyday". With 18 years of stand-up experience, Judah is a comic's comic and a crowd-pleaser. On stage he is "The World Champion".
He's a great athlete, master of the martial arts, gets tons of chicks & is a role model to children.
Frances and Angela are real life best friends. They recently completed filming their pilot for FOX called "Frances and Angela" based on their live show: An Evening with the Afro-Saxon's. Their TV credits include: The Suite Life with Zack and Cody, My Name is Earl, Curb Your Enthusiasm. I Can't Believe I Wore That, Mr. Show, Hannah Montana, Significant Others and as commentators on CNN's Showbiz Tonight, The Mike and Juliet Show, and Dateline. For more info check out www.frangela.com and check out our funny Cingular ringtones!
In 2006, Greg made appearances on Letterman, Conan O'Brien, and Jimmy Kimmel. He also made his 35th appearance on The Howard Stern Show, and performed a SECOND Half Hour Standup Special for Comedy Central. Most importantly, he was the host of "The 2006 Adult Video Awards" on The Playboy Channel. As a writer in 2006, Greg won his 3rd and 4th Daytime Emmy as a Writer & Producer on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show", wrote for HBO's "Lucky Louie", and was then Head Writer on E!'s "The Chelsea Handler Show".
In 2007, Greg sold a reality show called "The New Love Boat" to TV Land, and a Game Show called "Tell Granny" to FOX. He also hosts a new standup series on STARZ and hosts his own weekly radio show on Sirius.
For standup Tour Dates go to: www.myspace.com/fitzdog
Christian Finnegan is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in New York City. He has been seen on Chappelle's Show, The Today Show, and The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Comedy Central recently released his debut CD, "Two For Flinching" and sponsored his national college campus tour. Christian can also be seen headlining comedy clubs, colleges, music festivals, corporate functions, Masonic temples, protest marches, christenings, bat mitzvahs, key parties, court-mandated "Defensive Driving" courses and elementarty school talent shows all over the country.
Visit www.christianfinnegan.com for more!
Brian Faas grew up in Georgia where he farmed peanuts with Jimmy Carter and ate peaches three meals a day. Eventually, he learned to talk right and attended Brown University. In 2004 Brian was the featured comedian in Interview magazine's "Look Who Just Got Off the Bus," and now performs regularly at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. He also hosts weekly podcasts for BWE.tv (Best Night Ever www.bestweekever.tv/author/BNE and I Like To Watch). So if you're rich enough to have a video iPod, you can watch him on your way to work -- just don't get in a car accident, ok?
Amanda Diva isn't really a diva. She's a pretty cool chick!! You may know her from her work as a VJ on MTV2, her radio show Breakfast at Diva's on Sirius Satellite Radio's HipHopNation/40, and/or her appearances on Def Poetry Jam (seasons 2 & 5). A Hip-Hop/soul recording artist she recently launched an independent label, DivaWorks under which she released her debut ep "Life Experience" available on www.myspace.com/amandadiva. You're probably wondering, 'With all of this music stuff how'd she get on a comedy show??' Growing up as the only child to a single mother she grew up surrounded by her mom's quick wit and humor and it rubbed off! You can catch more Amanda Diva commentary on her web series DivaSpeakTV, every Tues at 6pm on divaspeaktv.blogspot.com/.
Entertainment Weekly calls Michael Colton and John Aboud the "cham-peen deadpan kings" of Best Week Ever. Though they perform occasionally around the country, their day jobs are writing for film, television and magazines. Their first produced film was Fox Atomic's "The Comebacks," and they have written projects for Warner Brothers, New Line, DIsney, NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox. They are featured on the DVD releases of "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place," but you probably already knew that. Before moving to Los Angeles, they ran the web magazine Modern Humorist.
Check out coltonaboud.com/ for more info and pretty pictures of doves.
Mike Britt's dedication and passion for comedy have landed him appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Def Comedy Jam and his own Comedy Central special. In addition to bringing down the house at Just For Laughs in 2001, "Mike B." has also had the pleasure of entertaining comedy fans on the 2004 Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Tour, all over the United States and as far away as Jamaica and Holland. The Brooklyn, New York native's greatest joy comes from being able to make people of different backgrounds, races and religions all laugh at the same time.
Adam Winer was an editor at FHM, until that magazine was shut down by The Man for excessive awesomeness. He is currently working as a freelance writer. Adam is most excited about this on-line biography because now when you Google his name, he may finally show up higher than the Adam Winer in California who collects pictures of butterflies.