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K-von

February 14, 2017 - February 19, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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K-von

As the star of MTV’s hit show “Disaster Date”, K-von’s humor has made audiences laugh all over the world!  His hilarious hidden-camera show displays his talents, each character proving funnier and more outrageous than the last. 

Currently, he works with ScamBook.com as the spokesman/correspondent providing weekly videos on how you can protect yourself from fraud.   And soon you’ll see K-von on-screen as the ‘Host’ of Warner Bros. all new game show, working alongside cartoon icons like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and many more!

On stage, K-von has become a crowd favorite as he pokes fun at himself, current events, and of course, the perils of growing up with a Dad from the Middle-East, and a Mom from Middle-America.  

Performing internationally as a headliner and hosting special events year round keeps him busy.  When not touring on his own, he regularly shares the stage with comics like Maz Jobrani, Russell Peters, and Brad Garrett just to name a few.

You can catch K-von on television in one of his many appearances, on his popular Youtube channel, or better yet, check him out live at an event near you! 

 

Larry Wilson

February 21, 2017 - February 26, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson doesn't take magic seriously. That’s no surprise to anyone who's seen him starring in his psychedelic extravaganza, “Wonderland,” at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino in Reno. The debate over whether he is a comedian or magician leaves him unconcerned. Audiences are laughing so hard they don't seem to realize that the astounding and freaky visuals taking place all around them are actually magic. “I don’t want to fool you,” Wilson candidly admits, “I just want to blow your mind a little.”

How did this self-professed refugee from the Summer of Love wind up producing his own theatrical spectacles? Larry is the first to admit it’s been an unusual career. He began his performing career at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, a private club for magicians. He was somewhat apprehensive about presenting his mix of comedy and magic because of the Castle's reputation as a reserved and dignified forum for magicians. Fortunately, his satirical advertising pitch for the "Famous Magicians School" was an immediate success and even the most diehard magicians were delighted with his spoofing of the art.

In no time at all Larry found himself in places like Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe performing with the likes of Sammy Davis, Jr., Ann-Margret, and The Pointer Sisters. This, in turn, led to a long string of television appearances with his zany assistants, the Flying Cavettis, and it was an appearance with this stage troupe which garnered Larry his first Emmy nomination as a performer.

Larry is very pleased about the public's acceptance of his peculiar mix of magic, comedy and theatricality. "Modern audiences crave a theatrical experience. When they go see a show, they want to be immersed in something, they want to feel something.” “Magic isn’t about the tricks; it’s supposed to be a little trip to an alternative reality.” Does that make Larry Wilson the next Houdini? "Oh, no," he's quick to say. "All that stuff with the handcuffs I leave to the pros... like Lindsay Lohan."

 

Harry Basil "The Movie Guy"

February 28, 2017 - March 2, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Harry Basil

Comedian Harry Basil "lives the movies." He’s a human movie trailer taking his audience on a wild romp through current and classic movies with a trunk of outrageous props and costumes that could fill a sound stage. Harry recreates and spoofs memorable moments from hit movies. He’s more than an impressionist as he physically and vocally takes on a wide variety of unforgettable actors and movie characters pulling unsuspecting audience members up on stage to act as his costars.

Harry moved out to Hollywood and created his comedy act at the world famous Comedy Store, where he was spotted and hand picked by Rodney Dangerfield for the 9th Annual HBO Young Comedian's Special alongside Sam Kinison, Louie Anderson, Bob Saget and Rita Rudner. A close friendship developed between Harry and Rodney Dangerfield and Harry became Rodney's exclusive opening act for over 17 years. Harry has also opened for such superstars as The Beach Boys, Liza Minelli, The Pointer Sisters, Gloria Estafan & Miami Sound Machine, Chuck Berry, Julio Iglesies, and fellow Jersey boy Frankie Vallie. He has closed the prestigious Montreal Just For Laughs Comedy Festival, twice to full house standing ovations at the St. Denise Theater.

Acting is also another of Harry’s achievements. Since moving to Hollywood, Harry has appeared in several films and television shows. He landed a feature role in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1950’s period romantic comedy Peggy Sue Got Married starring Kathleen Turner and Nicolas Cage. Harry was cast as a member of Nicolas Cage’s singing group along side fellow comedian Jim Carrey. He also appeared opposite Demi More in the sci-fi cult film, The Seventh Sign and wrote himself small parts in Ladybugs and Meet Wally Sparks.

 

Josh Blue

March 3, 2017 - March 5, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Josh Blue

Perhaps best known as the comedian who puts the cerebral in Cerebral Palsy, Josh Blue centers much of his self-deprecating act around his disability. He exploded onto the national comedy scene by capturing the attention and endearment of the country as the winner of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. Having already established himself as one of the most sought after comedians on the college circuit, his weekly appearances on Last Comic in the summer of 2006 expanded his fan base exponentially. Josh starred in Comedy Central Presents: Josh Blue, which received rave reviews from fans and critics alike and was named the 11th best special on the network in 2011. Most recently, Josh debuted a one-hour Showtime special, Sticky Change, where he cracks jokes and tells stories about everything from being a white African-American, to dealing with cabbies who think he'll pay in sticky change. The special is currently available on Netflix. He has appeared twice on Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops on CMT and recently made his late night television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Possessed with an undeniable likeability and comedic timing that belies his youthfulness; Josh continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike.

 

Bob Zany & Basile

March 7, 2017 - March 12, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Bob Zany

Bob Zany - In 1977, at the tender age of fifteen, the native Southern Californian appeared on the infamous Gong Show. Halfway through his stand-up routine, which he read from a piece of paper, he was pulled off the stage by a man dressed like a nun wielding a net. Eleven years later, he made a triumphant return as a celebrity judge. This marked the first of over 100 appearances on national television. In 1981, while attending Mt. San Antonio College, he applied for a job as a newcaster at the campus radio station but was turned down. Later that year, he auditioned for the owner of The Ice House in Pasadena. The audition took place in the middle of the afternoon in a club that seats 300. From the only occupied chair came the voice of the owner, "You're not ready". Zany looked around the empty showroom and said "Neither is your club!" Undaunted, he talked the owner into letting him produce his own show so he could have the stage time, and for the owner, an audience. The result was The Bob Zany Show featuring such newcomers as Garry Shandling, Yakov Smirnoff, Robert Wuhl, Kevin Nealon, and Nia Peeples. After one show, Bob was approached by Frazer Smith, the host of a top-rated radio show on KLOS/LA. After a short time doing guest spots on Frazer's show, Zany was hired by KLOS as a personality with his own show on Saturday mornings. Other accomplishments include the creation of Bob Zany's Comedy Outlets, with over 50 locations throughout California and Nevada; a comedy album "Hi Home, I'm Honey", on Laff Records; a soon-to-be published diet scrapbook, "Laugh at Fat, Bay-bee!", and the highlight of his career to date, being hired by his idol, Steve Martin, to appear on George Burns' Comedy Week. Zany's stage persona has evolved over the years, but the dramatic weight loss in 1991 caused the need for a major overhaul...along with the 175-lbs, he lost 30 minutes of his act. He spent the following year doing late night spots at Hollywood clubs, trying to "reinvent" himself. The result is the cigar-smoking, audience-interactive crowd favorite Bob Zany we know and love today. He is married to comedienne/actress Erin O'Connor, and they live in Los Angeles with their three dogs and three cats.

 

Basile

Basile - Just back from his tour in Greece and recently back from on tour in Australia and fresh off filming his new TV show for iTV, High Noon Productions & Butterfly Productions, Basile is perhaps one of the most diverse entertainers in the world today. Basile has entertained millions of comedy fans in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Africa. Basile’s unique blend of material, improvisation, and characters has made him one of the most sought after comedians in the entertainment industry today. Basile's general audience show, A Pinch Of Basile Tour, is currently touring to sold-out audiences throughout North America. Basile’s diversity in entertainment continues as he stars in his critically acclaimed series, Growing Up Greek in America. This comedy series is spoken in Greek and English and to date has sold over a million copies and is distributed worldwide. Basile’s voices and characters have been heard on Armed Forces Radio, Television, Syndicated Radio as the voice of "The God Father Of Soul, James Brown" in North America, and his comedy segments on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. Basile has over 100 television appearances throughout the world, including HBO, Showtime, Comedy Central, A & E, and The Jay Leno Show on NBC to name a few. Basile is also known for his voice work as Universal Studio’s Bullwinkle J. Moose, as well as for the Cartoon Network and many Japanese Anime series. In March of 2010, Basile was nominated for an Emmy for his work on ESPN’s 30 for 30 series segment "The Legend Of Jimmy The Greek" as the voice of Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder (Syionidis). 

 

Michael "Wheels" Parisa

March 14, 2017 - March 19, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Michael Wheels Parise

Standup comedy veteran Michael Wheels Parise has been making people laugh now for over 27 years. Once known for being Americas top fat comedians in the 90’s, Wheels has decided to go from fat to fit, losing 160lbs and re-inventing himself.

Michael Wheels Parise has been touring with the most controversial comedian of our time, Andrew Dice Clay for over 25 years. Wheels has worked with Rodney Dangerfield, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Jada Pinkett Smith, and the list goes on. Wheels Parise is not shy when he decides to tell you what’s on his mind and he does it with enough grace and poise that you cannot help getting sucked into his comedy mind.

Wheels Parise can bee seen still working with Andrew Dice Clay in Las Vegas and also headlining the Las Vegas stages on his own as well. The Laugh Factory in the Tropicana, The Riviera Comedy Club and The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino are just a few of the places in Las Vegas where you can catch him. When Wheels is not onstage, you can catch him at the Las Vegas Athletic Club (LVAC) 6 days a week.

Michael Wheels Parise has a Showtime Special coming out in 2015 and he just released his new CD, #RELENTLESS. Wheels will be touring the country extensively in 2015.

 

Joey Medina

March 21, 2017 - March 26, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Joey Medina

Joey Medina, a Puerto Rican who was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, is one of the freshest and funniest comedians around today. Medina spent most of his teen years perfecting his boxing skills that would one day earn him a state championship as a professional and a shot at the world title before becoming a heavy hitter in the comedy arena.

He headlines comedy clubs, casinos, and theaters throughout the United States and has also toured Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He has proudly performed for the United States Armed Forces during wartime in Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, and Iraq, as well as the USS Roosevelt aircraft carrier.

Recently, he starred in Latin Palooza, a hilarious DVD that Medina hosted and produced, which followed his award-winning debut comedy CD Below the Belt. Medina also starred in Paramount Pictures' The Original Latin Kings of Comedy with Cheech Marin, Paul Rodriguez, George Lopez, and Alex Reymundo.

Medina just finished co-starring in the action/comedy Zombie Strippers! with Jenna Jameson and Robert Englund. Latina Style Magazine says, “Medina is one of the few comedians that can bridge together urban with mainstream comedy to make his style a hit throughout the country." 

 

Greg Morton

March 28, 2017 - April 2, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

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Greg Morton

After working as an Animator on the Scooby and Scrappy Doo Show, and providingvoice-overs for Saturday morning cartoons, Morton focused his talents on stand-up comedy. He quickly became a club favorite in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and the UK.

His slapstick, physical, style, improvisational skills, and talent for mimicry create a show that leaves audiences gasping for breath.

Greg regularly headlines in Las Vegas, and Atlantic City showrooms and can be heard on the nationally syndicated radio program, The Bob & Tom Show, as well as at their live concerts, the “Bob & Tom Comedy All Stars Tour.” One of Greg’s musical parodies which has been gaining momentum online, sang to the tune of "Candyman," is his own Obama Man.” Currently the song has logged over 3 million hits on You Tube.

He is a popular opening act for many performers, including, Celine Dion, Dionne Warwick, Harry Connick Jr., and Luther Vandross at Radio City Music Hall.

His anxiety ridden persona is best described as someone who watches too much cable news. Audiences love Greg’s two minute rendition of the Star Wars Trilogy, currently seen on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. His show-stopping finale of pop star impersonations, has been described by many club owners as the best closer in the business!

 

Sue Costello

April 4, 2017 - April 9, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

 

Sue Costello

At five feet three inches, Sue Costello may look harmless, but once she opens her mouth, it is obvious that this blonde means business - funny business. Costello has the ability to bring a room full of patrons to tears with her comedic disposition and vivacious wit. That mixed with her vulnerability and honesty has made her one of the only women in the business who can do what she does.

From her Boston accent to her street smart demeanor to her ability to make you feel like you want to take care of her, and be her best friend, Costello has the "it" factor. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts, Costello began her career as a stand up comedian in Boston, later re-locating to the bustling city of Manhattan.

Since that time, she has appeared on several television shows such as "NYPD Blue" and "Tough Crowd" with Colin Quinn and Comedy Central. After starring in two TV pilots for CBS, Costello earned her very own self-titled television series, "Costello." Costello was also a producer and the co-creator of the show. Though "Costello" lived a short life on air, Costello received various accolades for her energetic wit. Costello was a guest host on NBC's "Later." She has also performed on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend." In addition to many television appearances, Costello has also honed her performing skills on the stage and the big screen. Costello was cast in such films as "Southie" starring Donnie Wahlberg and directed by John Shea, "Once in the Life," with Laurence Fishburne and “The Fighter” with Christian Bale.

Costello's already extensive resume continues to grow, she performed with Rosie Perez, Alan Cumming and Olympia Dukakis at the Nantucket Film Festival's Story telling event. She co-starred in Jim Breuer's pilot for Comedy Central. Her stand up reached a new level when she made to the finals of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Costello has also been a regular guest host on "Breuer Unleashed" on Sirius radio. Her one-woman show, "Minus 32 Million Words," is running in New York and LA, and her ongoing “Hope Trumps Fear Storytelling Event” is continuing to garner praise.

 

Kevin Farley & Jeff Richards

April 11, 2017 - April 16, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

 

Kevin Farley

Kevin Farley, accomplished actor, writer, and director has truly established himself as a comedic presence both on the big screen and television.

Farley grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, as the fourth child of five children and he attended Marquette University where he earned a business degree. Farley then went to work for his father's business, but eventually moved to Chicago and studied at the famed Second City.

The minute he relocated to Los Angeles, he began landing roles in films such as Tommy Boy and Black Sheep. Then, Farley landed a starring role as Doug Linus on MTV's sitcom 2gether where he was met with rave reviews. After that, Farley appeared in numerous television series programs such as That '70s Show3rd Rock from the SunJoeyJust Shoot Me!Curb Your Enthusiasm, and many more.

When Farley moved more into feature films, his unsurprising emphasis was exclusively on comedy. He appeared in the Adam Sandler animated comedy Eight Crazy Nights, and soon after, The WaterboyDirty Work, and Cedric the Entertainer's laugh fest Johnson Family Vacation, to name a few. Farley recently starred in the lead role of An American Carol playing a cynical, anti-American, Hollywood filmmaker who sets out on a crusade to abolish the Fourth of July holiday. He is visited by three spirits who take him on a hilarious journey in an attempt to show him the true meaning of America. This comedy film, directed by David Zucker, is a parody of liberal filmmaker Michael Moore that "lampoons contemporary American culture, particularly Hollywood." It uses the framework of A Christmas Carol but moves the setting of the story from Christmas to Independence Day. The supporting cast included Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight, Dennis Hopper, and Leslie Nielsen.

Soon to be released this fall is the feature film Hollywood & Wine, which Farley co-wrote, directed, and stars in. The film also stars Chazz Palminteri, Chris Kattan, David Spade, Norm MacDonald, and Jeremy London. Next up is Farley's latest written project Back in the Saddle, a western comedy set in Wyoming.

Multitasking is easy for Farley, he does it all with a fabulously contagious sense of humor, both on screen and off.

 

Jeff Richards

Jeff Richards joined the cast of Saturday Night Live as a Featured Player in September 2001. Originally from the Bay area, Jeff moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to pursue comedy as a career. He soon became a regular at the world famous Laugh Factory & Comedy Store and appeared in several local and nationwide commercials. He began touring comedy clubs across the country. In 2000 Jeff briefly joined the cast of Fox¹s MADtv, appearing most memorably as David Letterman. In 2001, Jeff performed on CBS' Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn and NBC¹s Late Friday. His performance on Late Friday caught the attention of Saturday Night Live who invited him to audition and then to become a feature player for the 27th season of the show.

Jeff¹s high-energy stand-up is a mix of his-growing arsenal of impressions (including Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, Louie Anderson, Kevin Spacey, Gary Shandling, Charlie Rose, Don Imus, Dustin Hoffman, and Ozzy Osborne) and outrageous original characters (including the "knife guy", the "drunk girlfriend," her "jealous boyfriend" and the "jock/meathead" from every 80's teen movie).

 

Stuttering John Melendez

April 18, 2017 - April 23, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

 

Stuttering John Melendez

After 15 seasons on Howard Stern's radio show, John Melendez is in his fourth season on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Besides being the show's nightly announcer, Melendez regularly appears in the show’s comedy sketches and does correspondent pieces. Melendez, who began with The Howard Stern Show as an intern in college, landed on the air almost immediately. During his 15 seasons with Stern, Melendez gained national acclaim and recognition as “Stuttering John” with his daring and irreverent interview style and prominent personality. In addition to interviewing countless celebrities on the radio, Melendez was simultaneously hired as a field reporter for the nationally syndicated Howard Stern Television Show, where he worked for two seasons as an interviewer and in sketch pieces for the show's man-on-the-street segments. He continued his television work for Howard Stern on the highly rated E! television show.

Aside from his notable work on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and with Howard Stern, Melendez's feature film credits include Private Parts, Dude Where's My Car, Meet Wally Sparks, Airheads and Osmosis Jones. On television, he is credited with appearances on the reality series I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here and Celebrity Fear Factor, had guest-starring roles on Wings and Baywatch Nights and was the voice of “Bob” in the animated series Tripping The Rift on the Sci-Fi channel. Most recently, Melendez starred in the full-length feature, One, Two, Many, which he wrote and executive produced. Melendez will soon make his directorial debut with the comedy Will Run, which he also wrote and will executive produce.

 

Mitch Fatel

April 25, 2017 - April 30, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

 

Mitch Fatel

Mitch has been showcasing his talent to rave reviews for the past 15 years. Since then both appreciative audiences and comedy executives have made the same observation about Mitch¹s rise to stardom, "It's just a matter of time." Well his time has come. The number one requested comedian on Satellite Radio, Mitch has appeared numerous times on both the "Late Show with David Letterman" and the "Tonight Show with Jay Leno". In 2006 he took home honors as "Best Comedian" at the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and in April of 2007 his half hour stand up special debuted on Comedy Central and was ranked #6 all time by viewers. Mitch's' new DVD "Magical" will be debuting in September 2009 which will be tied in to his first one hour special on Comedy Central. Catch this innovative comedian, clearly about to make the jump to bona fide Superstar, while you still can.

 

Steve "Mudflap" McGrew

May 2, 2017 - May 7, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

 

Steve McGrew

Comedian Steve 'Mudflap' McGrew (the hellbent southern gent) has been featured on Comedy Central in his own half hour special. He can be heard on 24/7 Comedy and on Sirius XM radio. Mudflap has released several comedy CDs, his latest, One Sick Puppy, is now available on iTunes.

When McGrew lands on stage you can expect an instantaneously likable, high energy, and rapid fire show. His material is drawn from everyday life situations, and is a hybrid of character work, storytelling and one liner jabs to the funny bone. His “crossover” comedy style appeals to people from all walks of life, age groups, and ethnic backgrounds. 

Steve 'Mudflap' McGrew is also in high demand for comedy clubs and casino shows all around the country. Steve also performs regularly in London and around the UK. Additionally, McGrew has opened concerts for several rock and country artists.  Steve was an award winning morning radio Dj, with 3 CMAs (country music awards). McGrew is also host on the wildly popular podcasts REMASCULATE  and WRINKLED SHEETS.

 

Gerry Bednob

May 9, 2017 - May 14, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

 

Gerry Bednob

A self-described class clown in school, Trinidad born comic of East Indian heritage, Gerry Bednob graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Sociology. He worked as a high school counselor until he decided to try out open mic night at Yuk Yuk’s comedy club in Canada. His initial fear of bombing on stage resulted in huge laughs from the crowd and got him an invite from the owner of the club to come back. “You can be a class clown or be the guy who’s funny at parties, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to the stage. It’s all about timing, and luckily, I learned a thing or two.” Bednob honed his timing and skill for two years in Toronto before deciding to make the move to Los Angeles. The move paid off as he finished second in the "Los Angeles Comedy Contest" and followed that up with being the first first-time comic to open a late night show, when he appeared on The Merv Griffin Show. He became relatively well-known on the comedy club circuit performing throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. He made appearances on The Wonder Years and Encino Man before winning the 1993 Star Search International Stand Up Competition. It was as a comic where he met writer/director Judd Apatow and was cast as Mr. Burundi on the Fox television show, Undeclared. This relationship led to Bednob's breakthrough role as Mooj in the smash hit, The 40 Year Old Virgin. He would follow up on the success of this with numerous roles in film and television including Witless Protection with Larry the Cable Guy, and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, with Jenna Fischer and John C. Reilly.

 

Quinn Dahle

May 16, 2017 - May 21, 2017 | 7:30 with an additional show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday

 

Quinn Dahle

With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lopez Tonight and Carson Daly, Quinn is a smart, clean and witty stand-up comic with impeccable timing. He has worked with such names as Robin Williams, Drew Carey, Tim Allen, Dane Cook, Dana Carvey, Norm McDonald, Jon Lovitz, Bill Maher, Frank Caliendo, David Alan Grier, John Witherspoon, Tommy Chong, John Pinette and Harland Williams.

Originally from Minnesota, Quinn has lived in Colorado and Arizona before settling in Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in comedy. He tours from coast to coast and has even entertained our troops as far away as Japan. Quinn’s comedy appeals to all age groups and ethnicities and he loves to talk about them all. Being married to a Mexican-American girl from east L.A., he is never short of material. However, audiences often come back just for his improvisational crowd work where he can be the most spontaneous.

Quinn is currently developing a sit-com based on his life and looks forward to using the silver screen to further build his fan base.