December 5: Tim Homayoon & Jason Hagle
Tim started his comedy career as a senior in high school and has never looked back. 13 years and over 2,500 performances later, he is now headlining clubs and colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada.
By the time Tim was 18, he joined an improv group with future comedy stars Kevin James & Adam Ferrara. Since then, Tim has appeared on MTV, NBC, Comedy Central, as well as written for Saturday Night Live’s ‘Weekend Update.’
Smart, wound up, sarcastic and funny. All words used to describe the unique blend of physical and observational comedy of Jason Hagle. Michigan native and Catholic School veteran, Jason Hagle, recently burst onto the comedy scene and has quickly become a popular performer at various comedy clubs and colleges, and has earned him performances with nationally known acts such as Rich Vos and Dave Mordal from NBC's "Last Comic Standing." Jason's animated style keeps audiences engaged and keyed up with laughter.
December 12: Dave Waite & Raanan Hershberg
Dave Waite's oddball stories and rants have made him a favorite at clubs. Dave's hilarious tales of personal failure have won the love of audiences young and old alike. After being fired from nearly every job and having zero luck at finding love, Dave's selfesteem hit rock bottom. Salvation came in the form of a standup comedy class. Dave took the class and fell in love with standup, quickly gaining a reputation as one of the Midwest's wittiest and more!
Raanan Hershberg tours clubs and colleges all across the country, cutting his teeth in some of the top rooms in the nation. He was selected for this year's Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the 2012 Funniest Person in Cincinnati Competition. He is also the host and founder of The Young, Dumb, and Full of Comedy Show, a popular alternative comedy showcase in Louisville, KY.
December 19: Johnny Beehner & Nate Weatherup
Johnny Beehner has been seen on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, he can be heard on XM/ Sirius Satellite radio, 24/7 Comedy radio, as well as regularly on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom radio show. Johnny’s clean and clever style of comedy is sure to keep the audience laughing. Johnny has shared the stage with Jim Gaffigan, Robert Klein, Ron White, Marc Maron, Jim Breuer, Nick DiPaolo, David Alan Grier, Dane Cook, Andy Kindler, Frank Caliendo, Doug Stanhope, Carl LaBove, Emo Philips, Will Durst, and many more!
Nate is one of the fastest rising comedians coming out of Chicago today. He has recently been working comedy clubs throughout the Midwest including Zanies, The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, The Comedy Castle, The Funny Bone - Bloomington, Laugh South Bend and The Comedy Attic, and also performs regularly at many of Chicago's premier comedy showcases. Nate, a soon-to-be-former-teacher, makes you take a long, hard look at education, culture and yourself with his sharp wit and unapologetic honesty.
December 26: Kris Shaw & Kate Brindle
Kris Shaw has a high energy, very animated show that makes crowds love him! Not only is Kris a highly requested act in the US, he has also traveled the world, entertaining our troops and building a big Canadian fan base as he works all across Canada as well. Age and racial differences don't seem to matter. Kris brings to life hilarious stories of his upbringing, his life today, and his experiences from his travels as he captivates the audience, drawing them in story by story.
From coast to coast, Kate Brindle has been making people laugh everywhere she goes. Described as "original," "hilarious" and a "very poised comedian with a bright future ahead of her," Kate is a unique breath of fresh air on the comedy scene. Kate wrote, directed and acted in several theatrical productions and worked in production for ABC News Radio and the Sally Jessy Raphael Show (meaning she spent A LOT of time dealing with crazy people--lucky for her, growing up with her family meant that she had 18 years of experience doing just that.)
January 2: Bryan Cork & Dave Johnson
Bryan Cork entered the comedy scene after having been a professional actor for twelve years. He spent a good deal of that time doing appearances as the Amazing Spider-Man. Yes, wearing spandex and talking to children. This gives him a rather perverse perspective on the next generation. His comedy is seen by some as sick and twisted, he prefers to think of himself as misunderstood. Buckle up, it could get a little weird.
Dave Johnson can’t pretend that growing older never hurts. At an age at when many men get that motorcycle, sports car, or hair replacement they’ve always wanted, Dave decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy. And now his hip hurts. A lifelong resident of the Minneapolis area, his is a cautionary tale of marriage, parenting, aging, and the pit falls of suburban living that will have you laughing in empathy. Or maybe it’s sympathy. Either way, audiences enjoy his honest but twisted take on everything life has thrown his way. But a motorcycle would have been nice.
January 9: Tyrone Davis
Tyrone Davis has entertained audiences all over the country. His "High Energy Take No Prisoners Attitude" has made him a standout among stand-ups! No matter where he's going you'll surely enjoy the ride!! Nationally touring/USO Comedian
January 16: Mike Bobbitt & Jeff Scheen
Detroit native Mike Bobbitt is one part nerd, one part punk and a whole lot of funny. He's also embarrassed that he just wrote that last sentence. A Mike Bobbitt show is a ridiculous stream of consciousness and embarrassing naughty admissions.
Jeff Scheen has been doing comedy for over two years. Winner of the Absolute Late Night Comic Search at the Andiamos Novi Theater on June 10th 2010, finalist in Joey's Comedy Club contest. Jeff has emceed at Joey's Comedy Club in Livonia, Michigan and the Holly Hotel in Holly, MI. By bringing his energetic style and telling his unique fantastical stories, he will engage and regale audiences. His father is the inspiration for most of his comedy. From his unique upbringing to the stories of being a grown man living with his parents in the middle of nowhere, Jeff will make sure your laughter won't skip a beat.
January 23: Roy Haber & Ryan DeNisco
Roy has performed throughout the United States, for our troops abroad, and cut his teeth on many stages in Canada. He's appeared with Jim Breuer, Tommy Davidson, Don Rickles, Tim Wilson, Alex Reymundo, and many more. He also received numerous awards at the IMTA Nationals in Los Angeles California, including 2nd runner-up, "Actor Of The Year". Come out to the show, warm up your face muscles, and prepare your tear ducts for an evening of hilarity. You'll be sure to have BIG fun with this little man. But be warned... Anything goes!
Ryan has an impressive stage presence and can always be counted on to keep an audience constantly on there toes. Originally from upstate New York, Ryan moved down south to Myrtle Beach for college. Upon graduation, he began making himself known throughout the southeast comedy scene with his likeable quirkiness. Ryan just has this presence like he’s having a party on stage with himself, just constantly inviting the crowd in at any point throughout his set and the people that stay enjoys the ride, making him a favorite amongst the new up and coming comics!
January 30: Katrina Brown & Jamey Stone
Dubbed "The Weird One" by her step-father, Katrina has spent her life living up to that nickname.With her metal head and potpourri of physical oddities,there is no shortage of material for her to draw from,and share her skewed view of the world around her.
Just frumpy enough that other women don’t view her as threatening, just cute enough that men won’t ignore her, she walks that line on what is universally funny to all audiences.
Who is Jamey Stone? Bouncing back and forth between playful sarcasm and crazed rants, Jamey proves that you can be both a positive realist and annoyed curmudgeon simultaneously. Wry, sarcastic, and edgy, Jamey will make you laugh at yourself and others without guilt. Jamey found his "comedic voice" in Phoenix, AZ comedy clubs while exploring the search for sanity in a crazy world. His off-center, ironic approach and slightly demented look at life caught on with comedy patrons, creating an opportunity to pursue a comedy career in clubs across the country.