Description: Standup comedy from Cracked.com
Adam Tod Brown - Cracked.com
Ben Blanchard - Craigslist Casual Encounters
Jeff Mackinnon-Boston Comedy Festival
Alexander Assefa-Flappers, The Comedy Store
Chet Wild-Dunktank Podcast
Soren Bowie-Cracked.com Writer/Actor
Chris Thayer-The Pete Holmes Show
Adam Tod Brown: Adam Tod Brown is an editor and columnist at Cracked.com. He believes he can fly. He believes he can punch the sky. You have seen his work on websites all across this great land (Cracked.com, Playboy.com, The Smoking Jacket.com) and slightly fewer comedy clubs (Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica, The Stand in NYC, a shitty open mic in Santa Rosa).
Ben Blanchard: Ben Blanchard is a distracted writer, soulful lover, single child of divorced parents, living in Santa Monica. He's good at honesty, but better at lying. He often ponders if he will ever discover truth. If he was granted one wish, it would be to make chocolate chip cookies nutritious. He can be found posing with strange Southern tourists doing his best Sacha Baron Cohen impersonation.
He doesn't have a type, but after a few drinks he'll admit "women". He loves reggae music and isn't ashamed to burn Babylon down. When he isn't writing comedy, he's scouring the web for the latest conspiracy theories. He's pooped his pants in his adult life and is a recovering pre-mature ejaculator, but does relapse periodically...One day at a time...
Jeff MacKinnon is a comedian who continually refines the art of stating his opinions as facts. Blending clever wordplay, biting sarcasm, inventive wit, and in-the-zone improv Jeff delivers dynamic and energetic performances to any audience with an attention span. His off-the-cuff style leaves many to wonder what was prepared and what was created on the spot.
For the past six years, he has proven himself to fellow comedians, audience members, and indifferent alcoholics at comedy clubs, bars, VFW’s, coffee shops, college auditoriums and/or cafeterias – even a two-month stint opening for an Illusionist at the Denver Civic Theater in front of crowds aged 4 – 104 years old. He was a finalist in countless subjective contests to determine comedic supremacy - 2004 – 2006 Comedy Works New Talent Search (Denver, Colorado), 2005 Wiseguy’s Rocky Mountain Laugh Off (Salt Lake City, Utah), 2008 Valley of Laughter Festival (Westfield, MA) – as well as the winner of the 2005 Stand-Up Comedy Battles (Denver, CO) and the 2006 Survival of the Wittiest (Westminster, CO).
His fanbase went international when he hosted numerous pop-culture and music-based shows on the 24-hour internet network ManiaTV.com. Hired to provide comedic relief and “edgy” misguided insight to various network shows, Jeff hosted shows as “Weekend Surf” (music-video requests), “Citizen Journalism” (video-blogs), “Wassup” (free-form comedy talk show), and “Wake the Hell Up” (morning talk-show), he moved quickly to show creator with “Loudmouths On Latenight” – their first exclusively political-comedy talk show.
Most recently, he provided comedic commentary for NBC’s The Doctors and Kurt the Cyber-Guy as well as created lasting memories with Drew Carey as a Showcase Showdown “comeback kid” on the The Price Is Right. Off-screen, he’s become a staple at nationally-renowned clubs such as the Ice House, Hollywood Improv, and the Comedy Store. He is also a founding member of Groundlings-bred Hot Ice! Sketch Comedy and the comedy supergroup Ryan James’ Ponies, rapidly growing a fanbase with the groups hysterical performances at the Los Angeles Comedy Festival and theaters around the city.
Fueled by insecurity and plenty of caffeine, Jeff continues to gain attention with the fresh material he consistently delivers from his small body and big mouth. Bringing Jeff to you is a no-brainer! Although, he would appreciate if you brought your brain to the show.
Chet Wild: Chet Wild is a Los Angeles-based stand-up/improviser/writer by way of Buffalo (the city, not the animal). Chet has performed with such comedy greats as Louie Anderson, Dom Irrera, and Patrice ONeal, and has appeared in a number of comedy festivals including The Lucille Ball Festival of Comedy, The Laugh Your Asheville Off Comedy Festival, and The World Series of Comedy in Las Vegas. When not on stage Chet can be found writing for 'Top Story! Weekly' at iO West, training with The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, co-hosting The Dunk Tank Podcast, and explaining to his parents why he doesn’t really use his Master’s degree.
Chris Thayer: Chris Thayer is a comedian and founding member of weekly stand-up show The Business LA; has appeared multiple times on the "You Made it Weird" podcast; wrote on The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes; has performed at Riot LA, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, LitCrawl, & SF Sketchfest; and was featured in both Splashlife.com's “30 Under 30: Comedians to Watch” and Mashable.com's "The 100 Funniest Tweets of 2012". Find him online at thisischristhayer.com and follow him on Twitter: @ChrisThayerSays.