Nate Bargatze has had an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, two late night appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, four appearances on Conan, two appearances on Comedy Central's "@ Midnight", and had his own Comedy Central Presents in 2011. He has written for Spike TV's Video Game Awards and received critical acclaim at the Montreal Comedy Festival multiple years. When he isn't winning comedy festivals in both New York and Boston, or performing at Bonnaroo or on tour with Jimmy Fallon's Clean Cut Comedy Tour, he might just be performing for troops in Iraq, which he has done five times. His debut comedy album "Yelled at by a Clown" reached #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Nate was also featured last year as one of Esquire's Best New Comedians of 2012, as one of Marc Maron's comedians to watch in Rolling Stone and in Paste Magazine, and as one of the 10 Comedians Who Deserve Their Own TV Show on CoolMaterial.com.
Matt Knudsen (Kah-nood-son) was born in Hawaii, raised in the Mid-west and sailed around the world as a merchant marine. After trips to Africa, Europe and The Far East, he eventually put down his sea bag, picked up a microphone and began performing stand up comedy all across the country.
As an actor, you may have seen Matt share the big screen with Oscar winner Sean Penn in the Warner Brothers feature Gangster Squad or you may also recognize him from his appearances in Emmy winning TV shows like Big Love, Boston Legal or Malcolm in the Middle just to name a few. Matt’s also been a part of several high profile commercial campaigns for Volkswagen, Apple and GE; which have aired during the Superbowl and The Olympics.
As a stand up, he’s appeared on Conan, The Late Late Show and Last Call as well as several festivals, including The San Francisco Sketchfest, Bridgetown, Laughing Skull, High Plains and the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal; where he was named a “Best of the Fest.”
His critically acclaimed albums The Comedy Stylings of Matt Knudsen and American are top downloads on iTunes, heard regularly on SiriusXM radio and “Mix droll observation with a dry, almost hypnotic delivery,” (The Onion A.V. Club); and with Knudsen’s unique style, “The personal feels universal, and the universal feels personal. The only explanation for this phenomenon is that it's all finely crafted comedy from a strong central voice…a great stand up album.” (The Huffington Post)
KT Tatara’s logic-based comedy provides unique insight into timeless topics such as gender roles and race. He lives in Los Angeles where he is a regular performer at The Laugh Factory and The Comedy Store in Hollywood.
In 2006, KT was featured as one of the top “New Faces of Comedy” at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, Canada. Following his stellar performance there, KT has been invited back to the festival several times. At the 2008 JFL Festival in Toronto, he starred in the stand-up comedy special “The Colour Of Funny” on the CBC network.
As a comedian, KT has made television appearances on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Showtime’s "Live Nude Comedy,” and the nationally syndicated show, “Comics Unleashed.” As an actor, KT has co-starred on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother” and ABC Family’s “Greek."
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Jersey City native,VinceRoyale was always the class clown, though he never thought comedy would be his career. Currently living in Los Angeles, the former event promoter turned stand-up comedian and reality show star of Logo/MTV’s “Bad Sex,” has been performing in Los Angeles hot spots and New York night clubs for the past six years. Vince is extremely down-to-earth and full of charisma and he has an uncanny ability to turn the things he sees into world class jokes. He is humble and says that his passion for comedy and ability to do what he loves in front of an audience is indeed a blessing.
Vince will be the first one to tell you that his success with comedy truly happened by accident. After a few cocktails with a group of friends at a local Southern California bar, Vince swooped on stage at an open mic and made everyone laugh out loud. He was so funny that the club’s owner invited him to come back the very next week to perform in a comedy contest. Vince agreed to do the show; it’s a good thing he did because he won.
“I followed my passion,” Vince explained. “My mom wanted me to become a doctor, but I couldn’t stand the sight of blood.”
It’s a good thing he chose comedy over surgery because after only a few years performing stand-up, Vince has already shared the stage with a number of well-known comedians that include Louis C.K., Russell Peters, Jim Gaffigan, and Martin Lawrence. However, it was comedian Tommy Davidson that inspired him to take his act to the next level. Vince says that he was doing at least three shows a night, up to five days a week when he met Davidson at the “Laugh Factory” in California. He asked the former In Living Color star what else he should be doing to further his career. Davidson, sharp-tongued, proclaimed, “Do it seven days a week.”
Vince took his advice and has been performing comedy non-stop ever since.
Comic brat Keith Reza was born in Texas. After moving with his mother to California when he was two, Keith always wanted to be in show business.When Keith was 13, he was diagnoised with Aspergers Syndrome. Never being able to make friends, or explore romantic relationships, Keith took his disorder to he stage. Keith has been named Top 50 Funniest by the Ultimate Laff-Down Comedy Competition that is produced by Bill Word. Keith has worked with many comedians including Jim Breuer, Darryl Blackshere, Rosie Tran, Jay London, and Mike Black. He has written jokes for Lucas Dick. His comedy teacher is 2006 Funniest Person in Vegas Barry Weisenberg. For a positive experience catch Keith Reza LIVE.
1. His heros are David Spade, Norm MacDonald, and Jon Lovitz.
Justin Berkman is an emerging star in stand-up comedy. He brings an incredibly original and equally hilarious brand of comedy to the stage. Justin doesn't just tell jokes; he puts on a show.
The Los Angeles native and Stanford University graduate recently filmed his first one-hour special/DVD, "All In", in front of a sold-out crowd in San Jose, California. Berkman is a favorite at colleges and comedy clubs across the country. He was one of the headliners on The New Generation of Comedy Tour and he is a fixture at the top comedy clubs in Los Angeles. Furthermore, he is the co-host and co-creator of The Perfect Pair game show which is currently touring colleges nationwide.
Additionally, Justin Berkman has made a number of television appearances. He recently took part in a new stand-up comedy tv show called "Uncontrolled Comedy" which is scheduled to air in the summer or fall of 2014. He was one of the winners and was featured on three episodes of MTV's "Yo Momma", and has been seen on FX's "The People's Champion" and SiTV's "Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner". Also, he provided audience warm-up for Showtime's "Comics Without Borders", hosted by Russell Peters.
Justin Berkman makes a concerted effort to use his comedy to spread joy and help others. He has hosted multiple events for the Children's Hospital Los Angeles to raise money for pediatric cancer research. And, he works for Armed Forces Entertainment; he has entertained US troops and State Department personnel in fifteen countries.