“One of the most complex and exciting stand-ups working in America today. Like an idealistic hippy stuck inside the body of a testosterone-pumped US marine. He’s been likened to late great US comedians such as Bill Hicks and Sam Kinison, but although he exhibits a similar brand of furious indignation, his observations and revelations are entirely his own. His angry, insightful act is an absorbing battle between his raw libertarian instincts and his refined liberal sensibilities.”
-- William Cook, The Guardian
A standup comedian for more than 20 years, Joe Rogan sells out theaters internationally with his inquisitive and intense comedic style. His comedy special “Joe Rogan: Live from the Tabernacle” was released in December 2012 via his website. Rogan previously starred in two hour long specials, “Talking Monkeys in Space” (2009) and “Joe Rogan Live” (2007), and released the CD’s “Shiny Happy Jihad” (2007) and “I’m Gonna Be Dead Someday” (2000).
Rogan is host of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” a twice-weekly long form conversation with guests that is one of the most popular comedy podcasts on iTunes. Fans can watch the podcast on Ustream and the podcast can also be heard on Sirius XM’s “The Virus” channel.
Since 2002, Rogan has provided color commentary for the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) on Pay Per View, Spike Television and now on FOX. Rogan’s passion for MMA began with martial arts practice at the age of 13.
Film credits include Zookeeper and Here Comes The Boom. Rogan hosted the show Joe Rogan Questions Everything for the SyFy channel in 2013. Previously he hosted the high stakes game show “Fear Factor,” on NBC in 2011/12 and previously for six seasons on the network from 2001-2006. Prior to “Fear Factor”, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series “NewsRadio.”
Rogan resides in Los Angeles and regularly performs stand-up locally and internationally.
Lebanese American born in Oakland California, Sammy K Obeid double majored at UC Berkeley to prepare for a career in comedy. A professional, nationally-touring comedian Sammy's style has been described as 'refreshingly intelligent', 'hopeful and inspiring', and 'a youthful perspective that reaches all ages'. Recently placing in the top 3 of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition amongst veteran comedians of 15 years or more, Sammy's years in comedy have proven explosive. His national appeal has earned him 'Best of the Fest' in the Arab American Comedy Festival in New York, as well as the Out of Bonds Festival in Austin. Sammy is the youngest member of the national touring troupe, CoExist Comedy, the founder of his own comedy group and enterprise, KO Comedy, as well as the first comedian ever to appear on the Food Network telling jokes.
Grant Cotter is a stand-up comedian and writer from San Diego, CA. He was one of the breakout stars from the MTV prank show 'Jerks With Cameras'. He has appeared on NBC's 'Last Call with Carson Daly', 'Off The Chain' on Bounce TV, 'Mystery Diners' on Food Network and is the host of the Dr. Pepper 'One Of A Kind: Music Sessions' for SPIN Magazine.
In 2014, Grant was selected to perform on all 21 dates of the Funny or Die Oddball Comedy Tour with Louis CK, Sarah Silverman, Aziz Ansari and Hannibal Buress. You can also catch him on the upcoming season of HBO's smash hit 'Silicon Valley'. Grant is a staple in the L.A. comedy scene and can be seen performing regularly at The Laugh Factory and the Improv. www.GrantCotter.com
With roots in Syracuse, Jessimae Peluso sought comedic pastures first in Boston where she performed improv with “The Tribe,” laying the sod for what would become a burgeoning spontaneous brand of original comedy. Since then, Jessimae has leapt onto the small screen as a cast member for MTV’s “Girl Code” & “Failosophy”, with appearances on TBS’ “Deal With It”, NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly Spotlight”, Comedy Central’s “@Midnight”, E!’s “Chelsea Lately”, Fox’s “Worlds Funniest Fails”, AXS’s “Gotham Live”, “The Tyra Banks Show”, Tru TV’s “All Worked Up” and an international Nintendo ad campaign. She can also be seen every Thursday on her YouTube channel co-hosting “THOT 2 HOT.” She was featured in the New York Comedy Festival, Boston Comedy Festival, North Carolina Comedy & Arts Festival and Women in Comedy Festival. She has contributed to Cosmopolitan Magazine, Self Magazine, GQ.Com, Playboy.com, MadeMen.com, and has been featured in the Huffington Post as one of the funniest comics to follow on twitter.
After receiving his M.A. in Counseling/Psychology, Leo immediately put it use on stage. Show after show, he hilariously dissects personal and social relationships. A Chicago native , Leo quickly worked his way into major comedy clubs and colleges across the country. His delivery has been described as "smooth and deliberate," making observations bordering on "genius and insanity." No two shows are ever alike, as he’s always attacking the issues of the day and revealing personal anecdotes. Infusing stand-up w/storytelling, Leo captivates audiences of all demographics. Recently, Leo has appeared on "Comics Unleashed w/Byron Allen"; winner of the Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Competition; runner-up in the "San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition;" a Finalist in the 2009 Stand-up for Diversity Competition; Laugh Factory regular; toured on "Shaved and Depraved Comedy Tour"; co-hosted MTV’s "Sports Blender;" and cut his acting chops in the webisode "Sorority Forever." He has also opened for such stars as Bill Burr, Mo’Nique and Mitch Fatel. So be sure to catch this rising star at a comedy club or movie theatre near you.