Eric Schwartz is a comedian, actor, voiceover artist, musician and content creator. In addition to television appearances on Showtime, the Tonight Show, Comics Unleashed, BET and his one-hour special, “Surrender to the Blender,” on Hulu, Eric is know for his popular digital stand-up clips, sketches and parody videos. He has been going viral long before social media existed and continues to deliver hit after hit to his growing and engaged online fanbase.
Johnny Beehner puts on a funny show. He’s got everything you want from a comic: He’s silly, he’s likable, and he’s fun.
Beehner made his network television debut in January of 2015 as one of the last comedians to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman. He has made numerous appearances on FOX’s “Laughs” television show, has appeared on AXS tv’s “Gotham Comedy Live,” and regularly appears on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show. His comedy can be heard regularly on XM/ Sirius Satellite radio.
Other notable and accomplishments of Johnny’s include winning First place in Comcast’s 2014 season of “Trial By Laughter,” placing third in the 2014 “Laughing Skull Comedy Festival” of Atlanta, and making it to the finals in the 2012 “Great American Comedy Festival”. He was named one of Ricky Gervais’ Top 5 picks in the “Just Sayin” stand up contest.
Johnny’s a married man, a new dad, and his current life goal is to win just one argument with his beautiful wife.
San Diego’s Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas has developed a reputation among local craft breweries, Irish Pubs and at numerous outdoor events for its rousing, crowd pleasing, eclectic performances. Often incorporating and encouraging crowd participation, with a playlist that runs the gamut from Original material, with influences in Irish traditional, Classic Country, Bluegrass, Ragtime and Classic Rock including some stellar Led Zeppelin covers, drawing a wide range of appeal for all ages. This 8 piece acoustic band was founded in the summer of 2011 by San Diego rock band veterans: Jack Laux, Steve Hoshko, and George Davis, looking to explore the connections between Irish traditional and American roots, and infusing a rousing rock band delivery, while still utilizing all acoustic instruments. The fellas really took flight with the addition of fiddle player extraordinaire, “Flying”Floyd Fronius.
As the Fellas reputation grew at the breweries, pubs and a 2 year stint as house band at 57 degrees, they were soon invited to perform on Horn blower Yachts “Brews Cruise” 1 and 2, O.B. Street Fair and Chili Cook off, a regular 4 years in row at Balboa park’s St. Patrick’s day parade, San Diego’s Shamrock festival in the Gaslamp, The 2015 Mission Valley Craft beer and Food Festival, San Diego Gypsyfest, San Diego Gator by the Bay festival 2016-2017, 2016 Balboa park December Nights and numerous House of Blues “Local brews, local Grooves” events to name just a few. They play pubs and breweries from North County to South bay and from the beach out to East County. The fellas are staunch supporters of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, San Diego Irish Outreach, San Diego Fire Fighters Pipe and Drum band and have donated their time to many local charities including Fresh Start for Rady Children’s hospital, Operation Soldier’s Gratitude and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society San Diego. The Fellas are currently working on material for their third full length CD of original music and have their own music station featured on Pandora. Last year’s CD “Second Pint” was nominated for the 2017 San Diego Music Awards for “Best Local Recording.”
DC Ervin is a stand up comedian who has toured all over the world. DC has appeared in movies such as ‘50 Shades of Black’ & ‘A Haunted House’. DC has also appeared on NBC’s hit show “Last Comic Standing” as well as Starz, FOX, MTV, TRU TV, & BET. DC is a MUST SEE!
Back in the 90’s When Jara started Slapbak, everyone thought the name meant the slappin’ of Jara’s thumb up against his bass strings. Some even thought that it meant slappin’ back against society because he never drank, smoked or tried drugs in his life. Well years later we discovered that Slapbak means none of the above, a matter of fact Slapbak isn’t even a noun. It’s a verb…. its an untouched force of action. This band hates hype, just like their song says “Dont Talk About It, Be About It” which means they are all about the delivery. This is the reason Slapbak hates bios or introductions before they hit the stage. The show and the music speaks for it’s self. They have a undeniable sound that Jara has fine tuned over the years the he calls “Urban Crunch.” This is a sound made up of Funk, Rock, Hip Hop & Alternative that is mixed up in his own special way.
Here’s some of the things I know for a fact. In the early 90’s got signed to Warner Brothers and released their debut album “Fast Food Funkateers”. This record included George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Fred Wesley (James Brown), Larry Blackmon (Cameo), Dawn Silva (Brides of Funkenstein). Needless to say this instantly gave Slapbak the title “The New Keeper of the Funk” by 92.3 The Beat. Their single “True Confession” had video rotation on BET and did well with radio. Since then Slapbak has produced 7 more cds. They have toured and performed with artists like Snoop Dogg, Mint Condition, George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars, Bootsy Collins, Roger Troutman and Zapp, The Time, 2 Live Crew, Fishbone and Digital Underground just to name a few. Then Shock G looked up Slapbak after seeing them 8 years prior and asked Jara for Slapbak to be Digital’s band as well as opening the show. Slapbak toured and record with them for a year. Shortly after that Slapbak started working with Verdine White from Earth, Wind & Fire.
This has always been a stand alone band. They’ve toured in Europe 3 times and they’re about to go back to support the release of their latest cd “Underground Mayhem.” Slapbak’s music has mutated quite a bit over the years and like the music has, so has the band. Some musicians that came through the Slapbak camp have gone off to play with The Time, Nikka Costa, Erukah Badu, The Gap Band, Good Charolette, Ben Harper, 112, Jordin Sparks to name a few, but the new band is the most interesting combination yet. You have African-American, Caucasion, Mexican and Japanese ages ranging from 20 – 40. This wasn’t planned, this is just the pieces of the puzzle that fit. This band will make you a true believer that music is truly universal!!!!!
Ron is a professional comedian who headlines Clubs, Colleges, Corporate and Church events, throughout the United States and Canada. He has opened for many talented performers including Leon Redbone, Judy Tenuta, Shawn Wayans, Jimmy Brogan, Don Friesen, and James P Connolly, done audience warm-up on several productions including Castle Rock Pictures “Forget Paris” starring Billy Crystal, and appeared on numerous television shows including “America’s Funniest People”, Comedytime TV, KTLA’s Find Me a Comic, and COZI TV.
Ron has been called a “High Energy Seinfeld”. He brings a very energetic style to the stage as he shares his interesting slant on day-to-day life in an act that is clean, smart, and very entertaining.
Keon Polee is one of the funniest and bright young comedians coming out of the bay area. He was the 2011 Battle of the Bay winner, 2012 Rooster T Feathers annual comedy competition winner and 2012 Flappers Uncle Clyde’s comedy competition winner. Now living in Los Angeles, he has performed internationally including South Korea and Japan for the troops as well as Canada. You can see him on Aspire TV’s “We Got Next” season 2 and “Laughs” on Fox season 3. He is also featured on Pandora, Spotify and SiriusXM.