An unassuming nerd unleashes a mind-blowing show filled with musical comedy, physical antics, multicultural satire and social commentary. Eric Schwartz is one of the most creative and original comedians working today, earning the description, “everything there is to love about entertainment” (First Order Historians). With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comics Unleashed, BET and more, this multi-dimensional showman’s stand up, songs and characters are spreading worldwide. GQ India names him one of “5 International Comics You Must Catch,” while his viral videos have aired on E!, G4, CNN and OMG Insider. YouTube recently named him one of their prestigious NextUp Creators. “E! News Daily” host Ryan Seacrest says Schwartz is “rocking the web” with “video that’s got everyone Googling” and Forbes.com applauds him for having “a minor industry in pop music parodies.”
With appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, NBC’s America’s Got Talent and on the Tonight Show as Jay Leno’s correspondent, Rob O’Reilly is quickly gaining a reputation as an up-and-coming comedian to watch in New York City. It all began in Cleveland, Ohio, where Rob made his stand-up debut at a high school talent show and later won the city’s largest comedy competition. While attending Boston University on an academic scholarship, he became a finalist in the 2005 Boston Comedy Festival and retired any notions of a “normal career.” With his youthful point-of-view making him a favorite at three NACA conferences, Rob now headlines colleges across the country. Residing in New York, he also enjoys playing in a comedian basketball league and performing sketch comedy with his group The Straightmen.
“Life’s short—I’m not.” Not just a pun for this 6’7” funnyman, that’s his motto, mantra and mission statement. It means “Don’t let life’s limitation limit you—tall or small, Live Big!” So after a five-year hiatus in advertising, Bronston is back at the mic doing what he loves most—saying something without selling anything. In clubs from coast to coast, he talks about real life honestly, or “Bronestly, which is Truth filtered through me.” Bronston revels in revealing his failings and through his conversational style often reveals failings we all share. His credits include writing, producing or directing over 200 commercials, promos & music videos. He’s directed Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Tommy Lee and the Jonas Bros, plus superstars of the NFL, Olympics & NASCAR. He also was production manager on Jerry Seinfeld, Sandra Bernhard & David Brenner HBO specials. Talk about inspiration to be funny!
Jay Montepare is a Los Angeles based stand-up comedian and host
of Ellen’s Design Challenge on HGTV. As an actor he has
performed on ABC’s Body of Proof, NBC’s Blake Shelton’s Not-So-
Family Christmas Special, NESN’s Comedy All-Stars, NUVOtv’s
Stand-Up and Deliver, The Comedy Time Network, The Rebels of
Comedy Pay-Per-View Special, and over 30 national commercial
campaigns. He can also be seen on the big screen in the movie
Walk of Shame starring Elizabeth Banks and Kevin Nealon.
As a stand-up comedian, Jay is a touring national headliner that is
known for his playful crowd work and improv skills and loves to
involve the audience in his act so that every show is unique. Jay has
entertained thousands in clubs and colleges across the country and
was considered “The best host of the 2010 NACA National
Conference.” He has performed for the U.S. military troops in Mt.
Fuji and Okinawa, Japan. His recently released one-hour comedy
CD, “The Sound That Jokes Make,” can be purchased on iTunes
Melissa Villasenor is a stand-up comedian and impressionist who is currently in the Finals of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up in Comedy Camp at the age of 15. And now, you can catch her as a regular at the Improv, Comedy Store and Comedy and Magic Club.
Melissa made her first TV appearance doing Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman impressions on “Frank TV” on TBS. She also appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival as part of the New Faces show in 2010. Recently she played a part as Nora Ephron on Fox's “Family Guy” and voiced various characters on Cartoon Network's “Adventure Time.”
You can catch Melissa perform her many voices all around the country and in her one-woman show, “I’m Not Myself.”