COMEDYJUICE W/ BRENT MORIN, ERIK RIVERA AND BRIAN MOOTE
Stand Up Comedy
18 & over
Two items minimum
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Brent Morin, Connecticut raised but LA based, worked for the Tonight Show with Conan O'brien as well as continuing to work for the Conan show now on TBS. He spent night after night since Film School, crafting his skills as a stand up, eventually becoming a paid regular at every major club in Hollywood, including the Comedy Store, Improv and Laugh Factory. Now at the age of 25, Brent can be seen frequently performing weekly on the best shows in LA, as well as Colleges and other comedy clubs around the Country.
Johnny was an accounting major in college who regularly would make fun of his crazy family to his friends. Then one day a light bulb went off right above his head just like you see in cartoons and he decided to drop out of college and start making fun of his family up on stage with a microphone in his hand. Since then he has toured the country (all 50 states) and performed on four different continents. Not bad for a kid from Cleveland.
Most recently you’ve seen him on Chelsea Lately and Jimmy Kimmel Live as well as various sketches on the TV Guide Channel’s pre-Emmy show.
Since bursting onto to the NYC comedy scene in 2004, Erik Rivera's name has become synonymous with comedy. His “boy next door” good looks and unique perspective make him one of New York's fastest rising young comedians. His quick wit along with his commanding stage presence, charisma and infectious smile make him a favorite act at comedy clubs and colleges throughout the country.
Erik is one of the most requested comedians on both coasts; when in New York he can be found nightly at the Comedy Cellar, The Comic Strip Live, Comix, Broadway Comedy Club and in Los Angeles he calls the Laugh Factory, The Ice House and the Hollywood Improv his comedy homes.
Erik’s star is quickly rising! Recently, Eva Longoria Parker's production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment took notice of Erik's talent and approached him about producing a sitcom based on his comedy. LATV’s American Latino, which highlights accomplished Latinos in the community, will feature him this season as they document his rise to fame. Rivera is a familiar face all over several cable networks as he has appeared numerous times on SiTV, Comedy Central and most recently on MTV Tr3s. Erik also starred in the feature film Stand Up 360 along with Caroline Rhea, released in theaters across the country. In addition, he was selected to host their Latino film series, Stand Up 360 Muy Caliente! Rivera has also appeared in two independent features, My Brother and Stand Up, by award winning director Michael Rainin. Erik wrote and directed his first award-winning short film, The Cyclist last year featuring fellow comedians Ross Bennett and Imagine.
Erik continues to tour colleges and universities nationwide. He also had the privilege of being selected this year, by NBC from a nationwide search to represent their network’s Stand-Up for Diversity College Tour!
When not touring or acting, Rivera is one of the most requested young Latinos working today. During the 2009 Holiday season, he served as the spokesperson for Duracell SmartPower Lab in Times Square, interviewing celebrities from Justin Bieber to Academy Award nominated Gabourey Sidibe. The SmartPower Lab used human power to light the 2010 numeral during the world famous New Year's Eve festivities. In February of 2010, The National Hispanic Media Coalition invited Erik to be their special guest performer at their annual Impact Awards Gala, which honored Oscar Nunez (The Office) and Rico Rodriguez (Modern Family). He has also appeared at The Latino Laugh Festival along side Carlos Mencia to a packed house at The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. In both 2008 and 2009, Erik was honored to be the only comedian to perform two consecutive years for The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute at the Warner Theater in Washington, DC.
When not touring the country. Erik calls both New York City and Los Angeles home
In 2004 Brian Moote's mother said to him in her usual Irish sarcasm, "Well, if you think you are so funny, why don't you become a comedian then mister?" Shortly thereafter, mostly out of spite, Brian first stepped on stage and thoroughly entertained 3 people at an 11pm open-mic show. To his surprise, his stubbornness had just opened the door to his dream job and he worked as a professional comedian throughout his college studies. Since that night, he has worked at comedy clubs and colleges across the country. He has an energetic and conversational style that promises no two sets are exactly the same, and his goal when he performs is to facilitate good time for everyone in the room, or seriously injure himself trying. The latter of which has yet to happen to him, and a bit dramatic. He was a part of Comedy Central's Open Mic Fight and the Maxim/Bud Light Real Men of Comedy Tour featuring Joe Rogan. He is "just a barrel of fun" says his mother, who to this day takes credit for launching him into the world of show business. He recently recorded a 50 min album entitled “Paying for Graduate School” at Wiseguys Comedy Club in Salt Lake City, UT.
Chris Thayer is a comedian and founding member of weekly stand-up show The Business LA; has appeared multiple times on the "You Made it Weird" podcast; wrote on The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes; has performed at Riot LA, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, LitCrawl, & SF Sketchfest; and was featured in both Splashlife.com's “30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch” and Mashable.com's "The 100 Funniest Tweets of 2012". Find him online at thisischristhayer.com and follow him on Twitter: @ChrisThayerSays.