Fahim Anwar is a Los Angeles-based standup comedian, actor and writer. He has performed as one of the “New Faces” at the JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL in Montreal. A regular in the L.A. comedy scene, and a finalist at NBC-Universal's Stand-Up for Diversity Showcase. In 2010 Fahim made his television debut with a large guest starring role on NBC's CHUCK. Most recently, he's recurred in season 3 of FOX’s LIE TO ME. Fahim was a series regular on season 2 and season 3 of MTV's DISASTER DATE, appeared on Comedy Central's RUSSELL SIMMONS PRESENTS: STAND UP FROM THE EL REY THEATRE and in season 4 of CALIFORNICATION on Showtime. He also recently provided commentary on various CELEBRITY OOPS! specials on E! Entertainment. Fahim continues to write and star in his own series of internet shorts and has had multiple shorts go viral, with many being featured on Break, Digg and Reddit.
London born Matt Kirshen's precision wit has earned him an impressive reputation on the international comedy circuit. Most recently he appearances on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Paul Provenza’s Green Room, and as a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing have earned him a whole new host of fans in the United States and a surprising number of other countries worldwide.
He has also recorded a half-hour special for the World Stands Up, Comedy Central, and has acclaimed festival appearances at Montreal, Edinburgh, Kilkenny, Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Bermuda, and Amsterdam.
His debut CD, "I Guess We'll Never Know" was named in Punchline Magazine's top 10 albums of 2009 and his hit appearance at the 2008 Just For Laughs festival in Montreal resulted in no fewer than 4 of his gags appearing in the Montreal Gazette's round up of their best jokes of the fest.
Matt has appeared in and written for numerous television shows in the UK, including a charity gala featuring Jimmy Fallon, which resulted in Jimmy himself requesting Matt to open for him in a college tour to promote his Late Night hosting slot.
His youthful looks disguise a veteran comic with almost a decade of experience, and a wealth of smart, funny and relatable material, making him a firm favorite with college audiences. While it's his prime-time NBC appearances that most American comedy fans will recognize him from, they are often surprised at the breadth and scope of his material, described by one reviewer as "intelligent, but with the emphasis firmly on the funny"
Whether you’re laughing at him or with him, comedian and actor Rob DaRocha is sure to make you laugh your pants off, sometimes literally.
Rob was born in New Orleans, Los Angeles and was raised by a single mom. Contrary to popular belief and unfounded assumptions, he is NOT white. He is actually half El Salvadorian and half Brazilian, which makes for a lethal Latin combo and is often, a hit with the ladies.
Rob is bi-lingual which means that Spanish is his first language and English isn’t. He didn’t know a word of English until he got to the second grade and from watching countless hours of Saturday Morning Cartoons with Wile E. Coyote being one of his favorites. (If not your favorite cartoon, insert favorite cartoon)
Soon after, Rob graduated from Saturday-Morning-Cartoon-Watching to a full-fledged high school student at Notre Dame Private School. Shortly after, he went to San Francisco State University to study film. It was there that he learned that not only does he have the talent to make people laugh their butts off, but more importantly, He is doing EXACTLY what he loves!
While taking acting classes in the evening and auditioning during the day, he become a substitute teacher for 2 yrs and then taught Special Ed for 3 yrs.
Around this time is when he started doing stand-up. (Might want to take this out all together since you’re already talking about stand-up comedy)
He grew up watching Saturday Night Live and the stand-up comedy show Comic Strip Live. Although, his favorite comedic actor is Steve Martin, the following comedians have influenced Rob immensely: Brian Regan, Richard Jeni, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and George Lopez.
He began his stand-up comedy career in his hometown of Los Angeles and has emerged as a favorite at the Ice House in Pasadena, Laugh Factory both in Los Angeles and in Long Beach, and at the Improv in Los Angeles. He’s also performed in Orange County at various comedy clubs. He was selected to be part of the 2007 Latino Laugh Festival’s Diamonds in the Rough Show featuring top headliner comics such as Carlos Mencia and Johnny Sanchez.
Rob has a very strong stage presence and great comedic timing. He performs all over the Los Angeles and Orange Country area and currently has two national commercials running, so you may have seen him on TV. Recently he shot a sports pilot, Talking Trash, with Greg Wolf, a sports anchorman on Fox Sports West.
SHANG, a transplanted New Yorker whose carefully nurtured evolution from stand-up comedy to socio-political satire gives heavy flight to the spoken and outspoken word. The 2009 Famecast Comedy Winner, has been seen on CBS’S THE LATE LATE SHOW, BET's COMIC VIEW , HBO 's DEF JAM, STARZ 1st AMENDMENT, Si TV, COMIC’S UNLEASHED, NBC’S “HEROES”, CBS’S “CSI” QUE’ LOCOS, & COMEDY CENTRAL, and will be seen in his own up coming 1 HOUR SHOW TIME SPECIAL late 2010. With over a Million fans signed up thru his website and sell out shows all across the country, SHANg is one of the comedians to watch for.
“Provocative, Edgy, Political and Extremely Funny”-LA TIMES
“This guy kills, leaving the audience rolling!”-DVD VERDICT