Brandon T. Jackson is a multifaceted young actor carving his own path in Hollywood. Earning critical praise at every step, he started out in stand-up and has evolved into a burgeoning young film star. This past winter Fox studio’s released the third incarnation of the highly profitable “Big Momma’s House” franchise. Jackson starred opposite Martin Lawrence as the two went undercover to solve a murder. In 2010, Jackson starred in “Lottery Ticket” for Warner Bros. The action-comedy surrounds a group of friends living in the projects. After winning the lottery, they must find a way to survive a holiday weekend before they can cash in the winning ticket.
Also in 2010 Jackson co-starred in the FOX box office hit “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief.” He received rave reviews for his role as the satyr Grover Underwood, the best friend and protector of Percy Jackson.
Jackson is perhaps best known as Alpha Chino from the high-concept runaway hit “Tropic Thunder.” The ensemble cast also included Ben Stiller,
Robert Downey Jr. and Black Jack. The role earned Jackson a Best Supporting Actor nomination from the Black Reel Awards and Daily Variety named him one of “10 Comics to Watch.”
Jackson won Black Reel’s 2006 Best Breakthrough Performance award for his part in “Roll Bounce” for FOX Searchlight.
Jackson’s talent for entertaining was apparent early on. By the age of 14, he was performing at his father’s church and was soon invited to perform at the famed “Showtime at the Apollo” and BET’s “Comic View.”
From there, Jackson and BET launched the “Teens of Comedy Tour,” showcasing the nation’s funniest teen comedians. He also hosted the “Up Close and Personal Tour,” featuring Chris Brown, Ne-Yo and Lil Wayne. Jackson would later host his own sketch comedy special, “The Brandon T. Jackson Show,” on The N Channel and was a series regular on Nick Cannon’s MTV sketch comedy show “Wild ‘N Out.” Jackson grew up in Detroit with seven siblings and parents who were both pastors. He credits his sense of humor to both his father and his life straddling the fence between suburbia and the inner city. He now lives in Los Angeles.
Brady Matthews’s high energy, good looks and witty personality make him standout amongst other young comedians in the country today. Born in Boston and raised in Chicago, Brady grew up making his friends and family laugh, catapulting him into becoming the standup comedian he is today. After winning the Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Competition at the Ice House in 2007, Brady knew being on stage and making people laugh was what he is meant to do. He was invited to the Seattle Comedy Competition as well as the Calgary Comedy Festival and headlines all around the country. You can catch Brady performing at his own show Top Secret Comedy at the Hollywood Improv, or working out new material at the Comedy Store. When Brady isn’t on stage, you can catch him on the new webisode series “Clean Break” or in reoccurring roles such as E!’s “Reality Hell”, “Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “Better Off Ted”, “CSI: New York”, and “How I Met Your Mother”. He has also been featured on TruTV’s “TheSmokingGun.com”, and Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Ryan Shores' career in comedy began with the publication of his first book, the dark humored "Lotto Scratchers & Tall Cans" in 2008. The book reached a cult audience, and in the spring of 2009 Ryan began performing his material live. After a summer show at the Comedy Store in La Jolla, San Diego, Ryan was approached by an emerging company representing comics in the southern California area and asked to join on as one of their represented comics. Ryan is currently represented by James Kross (of L.A. Slumlords fame). A regular around the San Diego/ Los Angeles comedy scene, Ryan Shores has performed to hundreds of crowds across the United States from Hollywood to New York City, as well as entertained US troops as part of the Proud Hearts Foundation. Ryan has performed with such national acts as Sarah Silverman, Jim Florentine (Crank Yankers, The Howard Stern Show), and Craig Robinson (The Office, Hot Tub Time Machine). Ryan holds a bachelor's degree in Theatre Performance from San Diego State. Since 2013, he has been featured regularly on Union Tribune’s daily morning news show on the “Comic Strip” segment. In March of 2013, the first episode of “Ryan Shores’ Degenerate Podcast” broke the top ten highest rated podcasts on Reverbnation’s spoken-word Charts within 24 hours of its release. .
Bartnick moved to San Francisco and began his career as a stand-up comedian in 1997. He started performing in coffee shops and laundromats, and eventually went on to play venues such as The Warfield, the Punch Line, and the Palace of Fine Arts. During that time, he became a regular at the Punchline Comedy Club and shared the stage with comedians such as Dave Attell, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, and Robin Williams.
Check out his Podcast at http://sideshownetwork.tv/category/podcasts/sports/puck-off/
A Southern California native, John Dale has been peforming stand-up in the LA area and has become a regular at The Hollywood Improv, Comedy Store, and Ice House in Pasadena as well as many other venues in San Diego and San Francisco. He has appeared in many videos on Funny or Die, and YouTube, most notably The Flip Side, which has received over 10 million hits. He is the co-creater of The PET Squad Files, a digital series for The CW. You can hear him as a host on Tony Hawk's Demolition Radio on SiriusXM every Tuesday at 4PM.