May
1
Tue
Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Amy Miller
May 1 @ 8:45 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night - Amy Miller

Amy Miller is a fast-rising talent on the West Coast and national scene. Originally from Oakland, California Amy found her comedy chops in the Bay Area and is still a regular at the SF Punch Line and Cobb’s Comedy Club. After a move to Portland, Amy quickly rose to the top of the Pacific Northwest comedy scene, winning Portland’s Funniest Comedian in Helium Comedy Club’s contest, as well as being voted Portland’s Funniest 2013 and 2015 in the Willamette Week.

Amy was a breakout favorite in Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. Roseanne Barr called her “a star” and a “contender for next alpha female comedian.” Keenen Ivory Wayans said she had one of the “fiercest jokes he had ever heard.” Amy is currently in LA and works comedy clubs and festivals around the country, working with headliners from Norm Macdonald to Arsenio Hall to singer Ryan Adams.

Amy’s debut album Solid Gold is available on Kill Rock Stars, and was named one of the top 10 comedy albums of 2016 by the Interrobang.

Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Kira Soltanovich
May 1 @ 9:05 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night - Kira Soltanovich

Kira Soltanovich grew up in San Francisco during a time when there were bad neighborhoods, cheap coffee and it wasn’t ironic to ride the cable cars. She began her comedy career back in 1998 after asking her Russian immigrant parents if they would support her dream to become a stand-up. After her mother and father confessed, “It’s not like you’re smart enough to be a doctor…” Kira took that as their blessing to pursue her dreams and she’s never looked back.

 

She was a series regular on How To Be A Grownup for TruTV, the hidden camera show Girls Behaving Badly and was a correspondent on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for over 8 years. Recently, Kira co-hosted the game show Winsanity with Donald Faison for the Game Show Network.

 

One of Kira’s greatest achievements is shooting her latest 1 Hour Stand Up Special, You Did This To Me, which was completely self-produced and she shot it while over 7 months pregnant. The first stand up comedian to shoot a special pregnant!

 

Kira has appeared on The Jay Leno Show, Hello Ross! with Ross Mathews, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Call with Carson Daly, Hell’s Kitchen, Last Comic Standing, Set List TV, and The World Stands Up on Comedy Central. She has written for Joan Rivers, Scott Baio, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber. And here’s an interesting fact, three of those people have dated each other.

 

Kira’s pilot Weren’t You Scott Baio? was optioned by New Line Television, her hidden camera dating show Who’s Got Game? was optioned by MTV and her feature film What’s Your Sign? was optioned by Terra Firma at Universal. For a while there, she and her writing partner were only developing projects that asked a question. Genius, right?

 

She’s been a writer on Easiest Game Show Ever, How’d You Get So Rich? for TV Land, Warning: Men Thinking, Raising Whitley and Prankstars on Disney.

 

Her half-hour Showtime special, Here Comes Trouble, won Best Stand Up Special by a Soviet.*

Did you know once the kids who watch Nickelodeon go to sleep, the network changes over to NickMom? Well, it does. Kira is a recurring roundtable comic on Parental Discretion and performed on both seasons the stand-up series NickMom’s Night Out.

 

Kira’s two children inspired her to have her very own podcast. On The Kira Soltanovich Show, she interviews other fellow comedians who have kids and they discuss all things comedy and colic related.

May
8
Tue
Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Kristal Adams
May 8 @ 8:45 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night - Kristal Adams

Kristal is an LA based comedian and the host of The Cookies & Sweatpants Show, a loungewear-required comedy show at Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA. She has opened for performers such as Liz Miele, Don Friesen, Taylor Tomlinson and many more prominent, touring comedians. She also works regularly in alt shows such as Baron Vaughn’s New Negroes at UCB and Gentrification as well as clubs such as The Comedy Store, MI Westside Comedy Club and the Hollywood Improv. Kristal’s comedy is fresh and personal, drawing on events in her life and tying them to current, relevant issues. Over the past year, comedy has taken her on the road as a featured act on shows in New York, San Francisco and Idaho.  When she is not eating cereal or writing, Kristal enjoys shopping on Amazon

Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Elliot Morgan
May 8 @ 9:05 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night - Elliot Morgan

Elliott Morgan is one of the founding members of The Valleyfolk, a comedy production troupe made up of the original members of SourceFed, a comedy news YouTube channel. Since 2012, Elliott Morgan has been a full-time entertainer. He’s written and showrun his own semi-autobiographical sitcom pilot for Fullscreen, and he’s the first YouTube-originating comedian to release a stand-up special. “Premature,” which was acquired by Vimeo-On-Demand and Fullscreen, was produced by Supergravity Pictures and received rave reviews. Elliott now tours all over the country while producing comedic content for The Valleyfolk, which amassed 200,000 subscribers in just two days after its announcement in early 2018. Elliott is also a host, having worked with Mental_Floss, Mashable, and Paramount’s Lip Sync Battle, as well as seasoned interviewer, having chatted with everyone from Sir Ben Kingsley to The Muppets. Elliott’s style of comedy is intellectual, self-deprecating, and “pretty funny,” according to his mother.

May
15
Tue
Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Greg Benevent
May 15 @ 8:45 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night - Greg Benevent
Family. Friends. Love. They all frighten Greg. You can experience all the fun of his epic cry for help at comedy clubs around Southern California, or on Twitter and Facebook. A native of the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he currently wastes what remains of his dwindling life in LA. After winning too many screenplay competitions to count, he moved into a fun world with no soul-crushing rejection whatsoever: stand-up. Please say “hi” if you see him.
Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Alycia Cooper
May 15 @ 9:05 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night - Alycia Cooper
Alycia Cooper was born with a mic in her hand. It was a medical miracle and a
sign that her mother either had an iron deficiency or desperately wanted Alycia to
be a performer. The latter was true and it didn’t take long for Alycia’s funny bone
to take shape. And like every great comedienne, by the age of 5, she had
perfected knock- knock jokes and imitating drunk family members. This love of
laughter was Alycia’s beacon to the stage and after graduating college, she
pursued her destiny and it patiently waited for her.
She paid her dues and perfected her signature brand of humor in dimly lit
comedy clubs and crack houses around the country. Crack patrons aren’t very
attentive and they heckle the hell out of you, but they allowed Alycia to sharpen
her style into a distinct blend of and homage to her three comedy idols. Alycia’s
hilarious and unique viewpoint has the razor-sharp satire of Chris Rock, the
observational arsonist rants of George Carlin and the political and cultural
clowning of Margaret Cho. This delicious comedy gumbo was Alycia’s entrée into
the big leagues.
Her name had become synonymous with laughter and she was asked to be the
opening act for some of the biggest names in the comedy game: Dick Gregory,
Whitney Cummins, Paul Mooney, and Felipe Esparza. She also opened for Bob
Marley, but was devastated to find out that it was the white comedian and not
the legendary reggae artist. White Marley felt so bad that he used his medical
marijuana card to buy Alycia a nickel bag of primo Jamaican weed that she quickly
accepted and later sold to pay her rent.
Alycia now had momentum and it was leading her full speed ahead to Hollywood.
This comedy chameleon was quickly cast in popular shows, including “The
Parkers”, “Raising Hope”, and “Grounded for Life”. She also performed her
comedy on the national stages of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, “America’s Got
Talent”, “Stand Up In Stilettos” BET’s “Comic View”, “Tru Tv’s “Laff Tracks”,
“Byron Allen’s Comics Unleashed”, and Nuvo TV’s “Stand Up & Deliver”. Alycia
was slaying multicultural stages around the USA, all the while proving that humor
truly is universal.
Alycia’s comedy is a gift that she eagerly shares with friends, family and our
dedicated service men and women overseas. Her global stand-up has
entertained troops in Japan, Korea, Guam, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and
Djibouti Africa. She was humbled and thankful for the opportunity to entertain and
meet some of the most courageous Americans in the world.
Alycia is a “Jill” of all trades and has written for the “The Steve Harvey Morning
Show” and punched up scripts for TV and film. She was also the first female
audience “warm-up” person for such notable TV shows as “Girlfriends”, “Wanda
At Large”, “The Tyra Banks Show” and most recently, the Emmy-nominated, CBS
morning panel show, “The Talk”.
In May of 2004, Alycia was featured in Essence Magazine as “One To Watch” and
that title still holds true today. Her 5th comedy album, ‘Let Alycia Be Alycia” is
receiving rave reviews, on Satellite Radio, ITunes, and on her very own Pandora
Station. It’s quite clear that Alycia and her comic genius are here to stay.
May
22
Tue
Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Darren Gendron
May 22 @ 8:45 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night - Darren Gendron
Darren J. Gendron is a comedian, author and board game designer. If you come in contact with Dern in the wild, you can calm him and draw his attention with the traditional call of “Heyo Dern!” Be warned that he may still be hostile to you if you are a hobo or a clown. Oddly, hobo clowns are not threatening to him.
Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Evan Wecksell
May 22 @ 9:05 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night - Evan Wecksell
Comedian and Singer-Songwriter Evan Wecksell is
one of the funniest and most energetic performers
currently touring the country. Often compared to
comedic superstars Adam Sandler and Stephen
Lynch, Evan’s act is a blend of comedy and music
that brilliantly and spontaneously engages every
audience. Most recognized from his appearances
on such shows as VH1’s “I Love the 80s,” “Conan,”
“The Goldbergs” and “The Gong Show,” Evan can
also be heard across such music outlets as
SiriusXM, Spotify and Pandora. Able to put on a
clean show, Evan is a young veteran who plays over
50 shows every year!
May
29
Tue
Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Abby Roberage
May 29 @ 8:45 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night -  Abby Roberage
Abby Roberge is an extremley talented young comedian based out of Los Angeles. He has toured all over North America. Being raised in a commune in the mountains of British Columbia and moving to a big city for high school, he was forced to adapt and observe normal society as an outsider which is a skill that has led him to become such a pleasure to watch on stage.
Damon Wayans Jr’s Comedy Night – Ari Mannis
May 29 @ 9:05 pm
Damon Wayans Jr's Comedy Night - Ari Mannis

Ari grew up in San Diego, CA and is currently residing in Los Angeles where he performs stand up comedy regularly; some notable venues include The Comedy Store, The Ice House, The Improv, and many more.

In 2010 Ari skateboarded from Oregon to New York to raise money towards at-risk youth for the organization SkateAcrossUSA. In 2012 Ari skated from Santa Cruz, CA to San Diego, CA almost 600 miles stopping and performing stand up along the way. His comedy has been featured on MTV Greatest Party Stories Ever, Gabriel Iglesias’s Stand-Up Revolution on Serious XM, Nerdist, FunnyOrDie, Cracked, Medium, College Humor, & TBS.

Recently he started a monthly comedy show in the living room of his apartment which has been featured on Forbes, AirBnB, Yelp, Comedy Vortex, and LA Weekly. Ari started his own Comedy News & Podcast Network StandUpTalk in which his Podcast Unlicensed Therapy is located, it has been featured on SoundCloud and iTunes with over 500,000 subscribers.

Ari can be seen touring all over either by himself or opening for comedians such as Michael Kosta, Dan Soder, Tony Hinchcliffe, Theo Von, and Pauly Shore. He has performed in many Comedy Festivals including The Laughing Skull Com