JIM GAFFIGAN has proven himself a major talent beloved to a wide range of audiences, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting, and writing. His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today and his CDs and DVDs have reached platinum sales. Gaffigan has had an unprecedented number of appearances on late night&r...
Billy Gardell makes two appearances at the Wild West Comedy Festival. He presents his solo stand-up show on Thursday, May 15th at Zanies. Billy’s stories about his rough childhood, wild adolescence and new family life are executed with the skill of a master craftsman. His grounded, down-to-earth point of view strikes a strong chord with audiences across America. On Wednesday, M...
Jeff Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy. Garlin both co-stars and executive produces the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” starring “Seinfeld” creator Larry David. The unique comedy features Garlin as David’s loyal manager, Jeff Greene. The critically acclaimed series has won the Golden Globe Awa...
"Comedy comes naturally to me," says stand-up comedian and actor Joey Gay, who mines his laughs from his infamous surname, his colorful childhood in Brooklyn and his place in the family as the younger brother of five sisters, which gave him a unique perspective from an early age on the differences between men and women. Reminded how short life is by his father's death, Gay decided to pur...
GODFREY is one of the hottest comedians on the circuit. Growing up in Chicago, he constantly got in trouble for misbehaving and being an all-around class clown. Godfrey’s Nigerian parents unknowingly encouraged his bad behavior by showing him classic comedy films from an early age. While performing impressions of his college football teammates, Godfrey realized his irreverent style of com...
Elon Gold (born September 14, 1970) is an American comedian, television actor, writer and producer. He starred in the television series Stacked. He also starred in the short-lived sitcom In-Laws. Known for his impressions, including those of Jeff Goldblum, Howard Stern and Jay Leno, Gold can be seen as a judge on the ABC celebrity impersonation competition series The Next Best Thing. Gold was also...
Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold is best known as the star of her two critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit shows. Judy’s most recent show, The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom ran to sold-out audiences at The Geffen Playhouse’s 2013 season, and at The DR-2 Theatre’s 2011-2012 season. The NY Times made it a critic’s pick and called it,...
Julie Goldman hails from New York and has been a featured performer on LOGO’s Big Gay Sketch Show for three seasons. She’s also a favorite on Olivia Cruises, has her own LOGO special and won a MAC award for the funniest female in NYC. Her stories are relatable and her delivery is infectious. She has appeared in The Sopranos, RuPauls Drag U and is currently producing “Nicest Th...
At the young age of 15, Gilbert Gottfried began doing stand-up at open mike nights in New York City and, after a few short years, became known around town as "the comedian's comedian." After spending several years mastering the art of stand-up comedy, producers of the legendary NBC late night comedy show Saturday Night Live became aware of Gottfried and, in 1980, hired him as a ca...
I was born and raised in the ironically-named town of Hopedale, Mass. I started performing stand-up comedy at the tender age of 17. As a performer, I was too young to be any good. As a person, I was socially inept and looked weird. Let’s skip ahead! I moved to Los Angeles in the halcyon days of “The Comedy Boom”, and in quick succession, I performed in several HBO specials, numer...
Nick Griffin started his stand up career in Kansas City at the age of nineteen. By the time he graduated from college three years later, he was working full time all across the country. He moved to New York City in 1990 cutting his teeth on midnight shows in Greenwich Village. He was poor and alone but getting funnier and funnier. Eventually he relocated to Los Angeles and quickly became a regul...
Charles Grodin (born April 21, 1935) is an American actor, comedian, author and former cable talk show host. Grodin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Orthodox Jewish parents Lena, who worked as an assistant in the family`s store and was a volunteer for disabled veterans, and Theodore Grodin, who sold wholesale supplies. His maternal grandfather was a Russian Jewish immigrant who came from a...
When it comes to comedy, Marion Grodin can pretty much do it all….When it comes to life…well, she’s still working on paying her parking tickets, and trying not to eat cake. Marion started out as a staff writer for the network sitcoms “It’s a Living” and “Princesses”, was put under contract to Twentieth Century Fox, and later went on to sell six scr...
Best known for his hilarious half-hour stand-up special on Comedy Central and his guest appearances on VH-1, NBC's Last Comic Standing and Chappelle's Show, Kyle started doing stand-up at a local Miami night club while holding down a day job as Art Director at the Spanish-language network Univision. After a few years honing his act in Miami, Kyle said goodbye to Spanish TV and returned to New Jers...
Gary Gulman is a Boston native who always knew he wanted to be a comedian. Gulman’s humor is unique, clever and highly entertaining. He was seen on Dane Cook's 'Tourgasm' on HBO and recently shot the pilot 'Dinner with Todd Glass' with Todd Glass and Sarah Silverman. At the young age of 6, Gulman always loved late night television and dreamed of being a guest one day. That dream came true a...
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