Eric Schwartz: Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E is more than meets the four eyes. He seamlessly weaves through a countless lineup of original characters and musical pieces, making him a favorite at clubs, colleges, on television and the web.
One of the most-downloaded comedians, this rare talent can’t be hidden, and Schwartz‘s popularity is quickly rising. “E! News Daily” host Ryan Seacrest says Schwartz is “rocking the web” with “video that’s got everyone Googling.”
Smooth-E personifies the fresh-blended creation for which he is named. Mixing comedy, music, and viral internet videos, millions of fans worldwide have begun to "Surrender to the Blender."
Defying the boundaries of traditional stand-up, his multimedia appeal has the power to capture radio spins and national headlines. When a story happens in Hollywood, Smooth-E instantly whips up hilarious songs and videos seen on CNN, Fox, "The Tonight Show," E!, celebrity tabloid shows and more. A trend setter in the digital comedy age, Smooth-E writes the groundbreaking material, makes the beats and creates high production-value videos.
Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E is making noise and refusing to turn it down.
Jason Collings: JASON COLLINGS
Jason Collings spent his youth growing up in the heart of Long Beach, CA with his identical twin brother, mom and dad. During his elementary days, Jason was known for being a bit of a jokester. This passion for humor only intensified as he reached his teen years. Lacking focus, Jason's father put him into martial arts at age 12. Jason later went on to compete in tournaments and win several local and national 1st place titles. He gained prominent status in the fighting word and eventually trained side by side with Royce Gracie. When other stand up comedians were beginning their careers, Jason, at age 21, was opening his own Martial Arts School.
As his passion for Martial Arts grew, so did his passion for comedy. He began idolizing comics like George Carlin, Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor and Jim Carrey. He would breathe in every 'special' he could get his hands. He began to wonder if he too could be a stand up comedian. This dream became more practical when the gravity of reality struck at the heart of his career. At age 34, Jason sustained a major leg injury during training and he was told that he would never run again. Jason found his career in Martial Arts coming to a screeching halt.
At age 35, after a long recovery from surgery, Jason knew he needed to consider a new career. While continuing to run a successful school, he decided to look up his first and long time love, comedy. He began writing material based on his life experiences, his family and his two boys. Unknowingly, Jason's ultimate decision to step on stage would rest on one more pivotal moment.
In 2006, Jason’s father was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Knowing that it may be his father’s only chance to see him on stage, Jason made it his purpose to find a decent venue. He convinced a local Hollywood club to give him stage time, saying that he had been doing it for several years. 15 Minutes later, Jason found his purpose. The club made him an instant weekly regular never knowing that he fibbed his way in the door.
Like 99% of all other comedians, Jason has always had a love for comedy. It has been in his heart since he was just a small boy. The 1% percent that makes him different is that in only 3 years time, he has sky rocketed ahead of the pack. Starting his career at age 35, he has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in comedy. He has toured with Jo Koy and most recently, Carlos Mencia. He is a well known regular at major comedy clubs including The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Ice House, The Punchline and The Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. Jason's unique brand of observational humor and his ability to paint a picture with his physical comedy will have you falling out of your seats and begging for more.
"All I care about is being on stage and doing comedy.” Jason Collings