Yakov Smirnoff

photo-7Fans who loved the comedy of Russian born entertainer Yakov Smirnoff throughout his expansive career on television, the silver screen and Broadway can experience the hilarity once again when Yakov Live!

In his newest endeavor, “The Happily Ever Laughter Tour”, Smirnoff takes his comedy to a new level to showcase laughter’s effects on relationships and envisions a world where sadness and tears are replaced with love and laughter. Whether on stage or in a classroom, Smirnoff’s audiences love him. He is passionate about helping people extend the honeymoon stage of their relationships and “fall in love and laughter all over again.” While in the process of doing so, he leaves his crowd in stitches, fulfilling his promise that you will laugh your Yak- off.

Cory Kahaney

cory headshot newCory shoots straight from the hip with her own unique brand of no-holds-barred comedy.

She was the creator and star of the Off-Broadway hit “The J.A.P. Show,” as well as a grand finalist on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She’s also appeared on “Comedy Central Presents” and was voted “Best Comedian in NYC” by Backstage Magazine.

Tom Cotter

Cotter, Tom Color Front2013Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the Breakout Star from Season 7ʼs “America’s Got Talent.” He lost to a dog act, but don’t hold that against him; Tom was the first comedian ever to be a finalist on the show and was the highest finishing human being on the show that year.

In August 2013, AGT asked Tom back to perform as a special guest star (along with Train) and then again to host The 2013 AGT Snapple Viewing Party on the Sept 11th episode. Tom’s other numerous television and radio credits include “The Tonight Show,”
“Last Comic Standing,” his very own “Comedy Central Presents… Tom
Cotter,” The Howard Stern Show, Comics Unleashed, multiple appearance on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” and Celebrity Host of “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV.

You can find Tom headlining all of America’s most famous comedy clubs
including: The Improv, Catch a Rising Star, The Gotham Comedy Club and
Caroline’s On Broadway just to name a few. Tom has also been featured at The
Montreal “Just For Laughs” Festival, the HBO Aspen Comedy Arts Festival
and headlining “America’s Got Talent Live” show at the Palazzo Las Vegas.
And recently, Tom was on the dais and took part in the Friars Club Roast of
Boomer Esiason at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Tom is also a regular
on Fox News Channel’s “Red Eye” and recently co-starred on an episode of
CBS’ “The Good Wife.”
In addition, Tom has performed at over 300 colleges and in a wide variety of
venues from Alaska to China. His appeal is truly international as he was
summoned to London to tour and perform on British Television, and won The
Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition and Boston Comedy
Festival as The Boston Herald noted “winning by the largest margin of victory in
the history of the event.”

Tom has just come out with his first book, “Bad Dad: A Guide to Pitiful
Parenting” (Willow Street Press – February, 2016), a collection of jokes, gags,
one-liners and pithy bad advice for fed-up parents everywhere.
His voice has become a familiar staple in commercial voice-overs for many high
profile clients including NBC, MTV, Pepsi, McDonald’s, Chevrolet and Converse.
It is this kind of versatility has allowed Tom to excel in other areas of showbiz as
well. So whether it be comedy, voice-overs, or acting, Tom Cotter gives it
everything he’s got. “If laughter is the best medicine, I yearn to be drugged.”

Modi

Voted one of the top 10 comedians in New York City by the Hollywood Reporter and BackStage, MODI is one of the comedy circuit’s most sought after performers. Featured on HBO, CBS, NBC, ABC.Comedy Central, Howard Stern and E! Entertainment, MODI has received rave reviews in the New York Times, Time Out NY and the New York Post.

MODI is a regular performer at the New York and Los Angeles comedy clubs and headlines around the country.  He has also gone on tour in the United Kingdom, Holland and Israel.

From roasting CEOs to launching product lines, MODI is in high demand for performances at corporate functions, charity galas and private events. He is also a regular on the Chabad Telethon.  Event planners are constantly raving about and referring MODI.

Don Gavin

dongavinDon Gavin is one of the most legendary and masterful comedians of all time. Respected by fans and fellow comics alike, Don has been affectionately deemed the “Godfather of Boston Comedy.” His quick wit and rapid-fire delivery make for an unstoppable performance, generating laughter that transcends every generation.

 

Richie Minervini

richie-minvervini-headshotRichie is keeping audiences in stitches on cruise ships, comedy clubs, theaters, and conventions around the world. With his huge heart and amazing talent, Richie is always ready to lend a helping hand and is anxious to “give something back”. Richie has numerous TV appearances on Regis Live, Rosie O’Donnell, and The King of Queens, as well as films such as Mall Cop and Grown-Ups.

Bobby Kelton

keltonComedian Bobby Kelton has accomplished what many can only dream of: he has appeared on “The Tonight Show” 21 times, in addition to over 100 other shows, including “48 Hours,” “Hollywood Squares,” and “Evening At The Improv.”

With his topical humor and ability to create special material for any occasion, Bobby is a sought after performer on the corporate circuit. He’s entertained for GE Capital, Cigna, Million Dollar Round Table, America West Airlines, Kroger Foods, and Home Savings, among others. One of his career highlights was as emcee of a birthday roast for the legendary Bob Hope.

Bobby Kelton has an original and quirky take on reality. By pointing out the real foibles and shining a bright light into the silly corners of everyday life, Kelton manages to surprise and enlighten his audiences at every turn, making them just about cry…with laughter.

Richard Rubin

big-richard-pianoRichard is a truly unique and versatile performer who has been entertaining audiences around the world as both a piano comedian and an international television personality. His one-man show, “Rags to Richard: A Comedic Cacophony,” uniquely blends zany—yet clever—comedy with virtuosic piano playing.

Steve Shaffer

schafferSteve’s greatest love is stand-up comedy and has headlined comedy clubs from coast to coast, and is always in demand for return engagements. In addition to hundreds of colleges and corporate events he has appeared with such notables as Paul Anka, The Beach Boys and more. He has also written for Showtime’s ‘Full Frontal Comedy.’

 

Jim David

Jim-David-1JIM DAVID is a national headliner who has been seen on his special Comedy Central Presents Jim David, Tough Crowd, The Tonight Show, The Joy Behar Show, The View, and many other shows. His one man comedy South Pathetic is performed at theaters nationwide.

Dan Naturman

dan-naturman-red-bkgrdDan Naturman first began performing stand-up comedy while a student at Fordham University School of Law. After graduating he decided to devote himself to stand-up full time. His law school education was not a complete waste of time and money however because his membership in the New York State Bar Association gets him discounts on rental cars. His combination of self-deprecation and utter grouchiness has entertained audiences from coast to coast and around the world. Dan has appeared several time on The Late Show with David Letterman, and has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and his very own “Comedy Central Presents” special.

Johnny Lampert

lampertJohnny Lampert is considered one of the premier comedians in the country. He is a regular at New York City’s and Los Angeles’ best comedy clubs including The Gotham Comedy Club, The Comic Strip, Caroline’s Comedy Club and The Improv. Johnny has also made numerous appearances on national television including featured performances on MTV, A&E, Comedy Central, NBC, HBO Comedy Showcase and most recently on AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live!

Moody McCarthy

moodyheadshotThis millennium has been good to Moody: he’s also been featured on Last Comic Standing; Star Search (the 2003 reboot); America’s Got Talent; and Gotham Comedy Live.  He’s a regular at some of the best clubs in the land, and has performed on three continents.

Moody’s material is described as smart and universal without being trite.  Couple that with a disarming stage presence & in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers for his ability to “go up cold” and turn a dormant setting into a lively comedy room.  From pubs to country clubs to corporate outings, he will brighten any event.

Capitol Steps

capstepscaricatureCapitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them.

The group was born in December, 1981 when some staffers for  Senator Charles Percy were planning entertainment for a Christmas party.   Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they  couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin. So, they decided to dig into the  headlines of the day and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a  special brand of satirical humor.

In the years that followed, many of the Steps ignored conventional wisdom (“Don’t Quit Your Day Job!”), and although not all of the current members of the Steps are former Capitol Hill staffers, taken together the performers have worked in a total of eighteen Congressional offices and represent 62 years of collective House and Senate staff experience.

Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including their latest, Desperate Housemembers. They’ve been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

Bobby Collins

Comedian Bobby Collins has an ability to truthfully translate the human condition. Audiences across the country relate to his comedic characterizations as he exposes the humor of day-to-day situations as well as serving up resplendent rants on world events.

Through precise physical timing and impeccable audience insight, he has honed his talents while performing from hole in the wall clubs to sold out theaters.  Bobby Collins’ rise to top headlining, comedic master was inevitable.  His true dedication to his craft is what keeps his vibrant shows consistently sold out.

Through his personal appearances at Comedy Clubs, Theaters, Corporate and Charity events, coupled with innumerable television appearances on legendary shows like Letterman, The Tonight Show with both Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno, Collins continues to add new fans of all ages to his loyal base of diehard followers.

It is his relationship with his audiences that results in sold out shows everywhere he makes an appearance.  What you see is what you get – Collins is the same man on and off the stage.  Bobby Collins has a genuine love for what he does.  With such skillful dissection of everyday life, he weaves his uproarious storytelling with effortless flair and charisma as he successfully dismantles any and all socioeconomic, race and age divides. As evidenced by his birthday performance for Chelsea Clinton at the White House, to appearances in US embassies and USO shows abroad.  Night after night, Bobby Collins masterfully reflects the hilarious truth – we’re all in this together!

Sal Richards

With his career came critical acclaim and many significant honors, including being voted the “Entertainment Industry’s Hot Comic” by the prestigious New York Friars Club and “Entertainer Of The Year in Atlantic City.”

The New York Daily News calls Sal Richards, “One of The Funniest Guys in Show Biz!” Cindy Adams of the New York Post said, “Sal Richards Is Hilarious. A Must See!” Edward Jason of the Village Crier said, “Once You Have Seen Sal Richards, He’s Sure To Be One of Your Favorite Performers. He’s Pure Fun!

George Casey

For over 30 years, Geprge Casey has been entertaining audiences all over the US with his self-deprecating humor and clean jokes and stories. He was born in a remote seaside village on the west coast of Ireland legendary for its storytelling. Growing up in a large family, Casey saw humor everywhere and honed his skills as a comic at the expense of his brothers and sisters. He immigrated to this great country in ’70, working to earn his citizenship and now with his wife and children, he calls Branson, Missouri home.

Some of the acts Casey has opened for and toured with include Rosemary Clooney, Bobby Vinton, The Osmond Brothers, Ray Price, Three Dog Night, Brooklyn Bridge and Donald O’Connor. He has performed at Caesar’s Palace and The Sahara, and is a regular act at The Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Some of the major corporations who have contracted George Casey for their private events include McDonald’s, Hasbro, AT&T, Lucent Technology, 3M Worldwide and Panasonic.

Jimmy Tingle

Jimmy Tingle is regarded as one of the top social and political humorists in America.

His professional career has spanned nearly 3 decades working as a contributor and satirist for MSNBC and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Larry King’s Weekend, and Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The American Comedy Awards, as well as his own HBO half hour comedy special.

Brad Zimmerman

Who would believe that Johnny Sack’s lawyer on “The Sopranos” is really a funny guy?

Brad Zimmerman is so amusing that he even has other comics laughing out loud. To quote Joan Rivers: “I’ve had three great opening acts in my lifetime: Garry Shandling, Billy Crystal and Brad Zimmerman.” His gifted storytelling is so real that it triggers your imagination—you’ll be both laughing and crying as it stays with you long after the show is over.

Jimmy Travis

JIMMY TRAVIS:  One Guy … One Guitar … and a Whole Lot of Laughs!

Trying to describe a Jimmy Travis show is a lot like herding cats – it can be done, but it’s not easy. Jimmy is a master storyteller. His musical style is fun and unique, and since he loves to adlib and interact with the audience, no two shows are ever the same.

As one reviewer put it,”Jimmy Travis took the stage and within minutes made everyone in the audience feel like his new best friend. His material was upbeat and his approach to comedy was refreshing in a day and age when so many comedians lace their shows with profanity.” VARIETY

In addition to his comedic skills, Jimmy is a gifted musician, singer, and songwriter. This combination makes him one of the most versatile performers in the industry today.

His song writing credits include advertising jingles for fortune 500 companies such as Toyota, Auntie Ann’s Pretzels, Sea Ray Boats, Shaklee and many more. He’s written and recorded dozens of songs for Nascar and is also recognized as one of the countries most popular writers of children’s music.  Jimmy’s show always includes a humorous dose of his original music.

He’s a repeat performer in the main showrooms of Las Vegas, Reno and lake Tahoe, as well as hundreds of resorts and performing arts centers around the country. He has made over 50 national television appearances on such networks as Odyssey, The Family Channel, TNN, The Inspirational Network, and NBC as part of the Jerry Lewis Parade Of Stars. Travis is a recent recipient of the Jimmy Durante award presented annually to a humorist or comedian to recognize outstanding achievement in the field of family entertainment. Jimmy has also been named as Crystal Cruises Entertainer Of The Year.

“A MODERN DAY WILL ROGERS!” writes The Las Vegas Sun

Michele Balan

Dedicated to all those boomer babies — we bring you “Boomer-Humor!”

Michelle Balan was one of the four finalists on NBC’s 2006 “Last Comic Standing” and she is “The Last Woman Comic…” Voted one of the “Top 10 Comics” by Backstage Magazine in 2004, Michelle is a brash, New York stand-up comedian who has performed on Comedy Central and clubs across the country.

Bruce Smirnoff

Horrifically funny (think Jerry Seinfeld meets Rupert Pumpkin)!

Bruce Smirnoff’s stories are variations on a theme: that of his dogged, almost pathetic determination to hang in there, despite a rich career at failure … until comedy hit.  His cordial, pleasant and unforced manner makes the audience feel as though they know him.

Sarge

Considered a triple threat, Sarge is a mega-talented stand-up comic who can sing in his own voice or launch into a myriad of impressions spotlighting such well-known celebrities as Harry Connick, Sammy Davis Jr … even Kermit the Frog!

This the comic/singer/musician will make you laugh until you cry!

Tim Walkoe

A veteran headliner at over 100 comedy clubs nationwide, Tim is also the winner of ABC’s “America’s Funniest People.”

Tim’s rapid-fire delivery and candid style leaves audiences rolling in the aisles!

Carl Guerra

Carl Guerra honed his craft on the New York comdy circuit where he performed original, clean, stand-up comedy at such venues as Dangerfield’s, The Comic Strip, and The Improv.

Carl travels constantly, entertaining audiences in comedy clubs, country clubs, cruise ships and at corporate events without relying on profanity or sophomoric humor … simply his unique observations, characters and song parodies that have audiences enjoying every minute from start to unwanted finish …

 

Eddie Capone

Known as “The Godfather of Comedy,” Eddie Capone treats every audience like family and with his unique personality, energy and ability to ad-lib and interact with the crowd,  Eddie has folks cracking up from start to finish.

No two shows are ever alike, because Eddie incorporates a wide variety of material mixed-and-matched to suit any audience in any venue.

Jeff Laub

Jeff Laub is a funny guy.  Some people are tall.  Some people are brilliant.  Some people are beautiful. And some people are naturally funny.  It’s what you are.  It’s what you do.  Lebron dunks, Martha cooks and Jeff Laub makes people laugh.

Jeff is a professional comedian, writer, producer and creative consultant. He’s opened for such stars as Oscar winner Joel Grey, Tony Orlando, Lou Rawls, Hal Linden, Lucy Arnaz, Sally Kellerman and other stars of stage and screen.

His Masters in Speech & Theater and Television Production landed him the best job of his life – working as a Page on the Dick Cavett Show. He soon moved into the game show business, working his way up to Writer and Producer on such shows as “Three On a Match,” “Winning Streak,” “Shoot For the Stars” and the Emmy Award winning “10,000 Pyramid” starring Dick Clark.  The Corporate world beckoned, and soon Jeff became the Number One writer and outside creative consultant for Pepsi-Cola, writing and producing hundreds of speeches, roasts, song parodies and multi-media presentations for sales meetings and bottler conventions all over the U.S. for over 12 years.  But he was tired and New York was cold.  He really had no choice, did he?  Brooklyn…to Long Island…to Florida.  That’s the Appalachian Trail for Jews and Italians.

One of Jeff’s key strengths is his versatility and skill in adapting his style and material to any audience setting.  With his razor sharp wit and ad-libbing ability, he’s received rave reviews whether he’s performing his “R” rated late night comedy club shows or headlining for 2000 senior citizens at an adult retirement community.  Hopefully, you’ll have a chance to catch Jeff’s act soon.  But don’t wait too long.  He hasn’t totally given up on that dental career.