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.
Rob O'Reilly: With an appearances on Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, NBC’s America’s Got Talent and on the Tonight Show as Jay Leno’s correspondent, 24 year-old Rob O’Reilly is quickly gaining a reputation as an up-and-coming comedian to watch in New York City. It all began in Cleveland, Ohio, where Rob made his stand-up debut at a high school talent show and later won the city’s largest comedy competition. While attending Boston University on an academic scholarship, he became a finalist in the 2005 Boston Comedy Festival and retired any notions of a “normal career.” With his youthful point-of-view making him a favorite at three NACA conferences, Rob now headlines colleges across the country. He booked 27 colleges out of NACA Northeast (2007) alone. Residing in New York, he also enjoys playing in a comedian basketball league and performing sketch comedy with his group The Straightmen.
Bronston Jones: “Life’s short—I’m not.” Not just a pun for this 6’7” funnyman, that’s his motto, mantra and mission statement. It means “Don’t let life’s limitation limit you—tall or small, Live Big!” So after a five-year hiatus in advertising, Bronston is back at the mic doing what he loves most—saying something without selling anything. In clubs from coast to coast, he talks about real life honestly, or “Bronestly, which is Truth filtered through me.” Bronston revels in revealing his failings and through his conversational style often reveals failings we all share. His credits include writing, producing or directing over 200 commercials, promos & music videos. He’s directed Whoopi Goldberg, Kathy Griffin, Tommy Lee and the Jonas Bros, plus superstars of the NFL, Olympics & NASCAR. He also was production manager on Jerry Seinfeld, Sandra Bernhard & David Brenner HBO specials. Talk about inspiration to be funny!
Jay Montepare: Jay began his stand up comedy career in Boston as the host of “The Tribe Presents,” a weekly show twice named The Best Comedy Show in Boston by The Boston Phoenix. Beloved for his unabashed physical comedy and off-the-cuff audience interplay, Jay has become a regular at The Hollywood Improv and Comedy Juice shows in Los Angeles and regularly performs at The World Famous Comedy Store, The Laugh Factory, and The Icehouse. He has been seen on “The Rebels of Comedy” pay-per-view special, The Comedy Time Network, and “Comedy All-Stars” with Tommy Davidson. Recently Jay performed in the 2010 San Francisco Comedy Competition, taking home a top 5 ranking in three rounds. His original sketches are all over Funny or Die and his face can be found urging you towards consumerism in numerous national commercial campaigns.
Jay is showcasing in the 2010 Atomic Comedy Festival and appears in the upcoming independent feature “Kissing Strangers.” His one-hour comedy album entitled, “The Sound That Jokes Make” can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon.com.
Melissa Villasenor: Melissa Villasenor is a stand-up comedian and impressionist who is currently in the Finals of NBC’s hit show, “America’s Got Talent.” She grew up in Los Angeles and started stand up in Comedy Camp at the age of 15. And now, you can catch her as a regular at the Improv, Comedy Store and Comedy and Magic Club.
Melissa made her first TV appearance doing Ellen DeGeneres and Sarah Silverman impressions on “Frank TV” on TBS. She also appeared in the Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival as part of the New Faces show in 2010. Recently she played a part as Nora Ephron on Fox's “Family Guy” and voiced various characters on Cartoon Network's “Adventure Time.”
You can catch Melissa perform her many voices all around the country and in her one-woman show, “I’m Not Myself.”