Greg Warren, most recently seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show and Comedy Central Presents, has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. His CDs, Running Out of Time (Sept 2013) and One Star Wonder (June 2009) hit #3 and #6 respectively in iTunes Top Comedy Albums. An honest mix of self-deprecation, frustration and an arsenal of lifelike characters highlight Greg’s colorful perspective.
Greg attracts a diverse audience spectrum, having performed as a finalist on BET’s Coming to the Stage and on Country Music Television. He is a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show, which led to touring theaters nationwide with The Bob & Tom All Stars Comedy Tour.
Greg hails from St. Louis, MO, where his father was a high school wrestling coach and his mother made him play clarinet in the band. He has captivated audiences with anecdotes about the conflict inherent in meshing the two disparate high school identities of varsity wrestler and band geek. Greg’s “Flute Man” bit is a perfect encapsulation of the insecurities of high school and the ongoing quest to be cool, and is one of the most requested bits in the history of the Bob & Tom Show. Greg was also a West Point Cadet, where he distinguished himself by amassing an impressive tally of demerits and endless hours of pointless marching. After moving on to the University of Missouri, he studied journalism and became an All-American college wrestler.
During college, Greg won a comedy contest and was invited to perform at Déjà Vu, a local club in Columbia, MO. After a stint selling Jif and Pringles for Procter & Gamble, Greg made the decision to become a full-time comedian. This bold move led to an invitation to Montreal’s prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in 2002, where Greg performed as one of the featured New Faces of Comedy. He has also been seen on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and NBC’s Last Comic Standing.
Greg’s background resulted in a gig doing college wrestling color commentary for Fox Sports Midwest. He is heard daily on Sirius/XM Comedy and headlines comedy clubs across the country. He appeared in the independent films 23 Minutes to Sunrise and Marshall The Miracle Dog. He is a founding member of the St. Louis Sketch Week Players whose sketches can be heard on Sirius/XM and Pandora.
Best known as “Thomas” in the Johnny Knoxville film The Ringer and “Mr. Laritate” on Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place. He’s originally from St. Louis, Missouri and a Central Methodist University graduate. Bill is an alumnus of Chicago’s iO and Second City, and he voices The Ambiguously Gay Duo cartoons on Saturday Night Live. He teaches and performs nationally with his own improv theater The Improv Trick.
Sam (The Caveman) Losco
IMDB: After leaving Etobicoke, Ontario in 1997, where he had lived for the majority of his life, Sam Tarasco went to Halifax, Nova Scotia to be with his three children.
He has worked as a bodyguard for musicians throughout Canada. Over the years, he had many jobs including delivering water for Sparkling Springs, being a bouncer, and working at call centers before he fell into acting. Best known for his roll the the TV series “Trailer Park Boys”.
He talks about family, social issues, and pop culture with logic, intelligence, and an edginess that wins over audiences immediately. His everyman quality coupled with his unique views on the world make him a must see on stage! His career has been decorated with jokes published in Sports Illustrated and heard in rotation on Sirius XM, as well as appearances on SpikeTV with William Shatner, among many others. Like a pot that slowly begins to boil, comedian Bill Blank has an act that simmers to perfection.
Michael Yetman bgan doing standup in southeast Missouri in 2012. Over the past several years he has performed in various cities but is currently based out of Columbia, MO. Each week he helps host the As Yet Unnamed Comedy Show at Eastside Tavern and monthly hosts Pints & Punchlines at Rose Music Hall. Since performing he has worked with several performers and opened for Kyle Kinane, TJ Miller, and Doug Stanhope
Mike is a HIckman High School graduate currently a student at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Mike make frequent trips back home to appear at East Side Tavern and on the Tom Bradley Radio Show.
Josh Ejnes was born in Rhode Island where nothing funny happened. He then moved to Missouri where he started doing comedy, and after a while decided to go to Chicago, where he heard funny things happen all the time. What he had heard was right. Josh lives in Chicago now, where he runs the independent showcase Undergrad Underground at the Playground Theater, as well as the hip-hop based game show What the Hipnonics. Josh is also a creative director for the humor site Uproarier, and is trying to kill the rat in his apartment. Sometimes he’s happy, sometimes he’s sad, and sometimes he’s just confused. These adjectives describe both Josh, his comedy, and the rat in his apartment.
Rob Harris is a Columbia based comedian who focuses on stories relating to his life. His comfort on stage and genuine fun nature makes him an audience favorite. Since he began four years ago he has been featured on many stages and standard at most local shows
Raised in Columbia Missouri, and still a resident, Will Evans discovered his love of comedy while getting his degree in Classics (ancient Greek and Roman studies for the 99.9% who don’t know what that is) at Truman State University in northeast Missouri, as well as comedy studies for a summer at Second City in Chicago. He is now putting his liberal arts education to good use by pursuing his dream comedy while also working at Shakespeare’s pizza, among other places. Nicknamed “The World’s Dumbest Smartest Guy in the World” by his dad, he has performed for a variety of different comedians in front of a variety of different audiences so there’s a good chance you’ll like at least one of his jokes.
Kim Vaughn is funny, full of life as well as being one of the most glamorous comediennes on the entertainment circuit. It all started in 1994 at an open mic session in Olympia Washington. Since then Kim has worked the comedy club circuit, and progressed into the professional arenas. Kim has worked with such industry greats as the Legendary Dolomite (Rudy Ray Moore),Gallagher, the late Tim Wilson, Michael Colyer, and a large roster of BET, Comedy Central, and HBO comedians as well as opened for National Touring Musical Acts. Kim has performed for Churches, National Conventions, Corporate events, Cruise Ships, the Las Vegas Comedy Fest. She has appeared in independent films, pilot sitcoms and documentaries. Kim hosted the “Summer Concert in the Parks” series for BET and Coca Cola. She was involved with Nickelodeon and the America’s Funniest Mom Competition where she placed as a regional finalist beating over 3,500 Comedian Mom’s. She has had the honor of speaking at the Grand Opening of Muhammad Ali Center, and being a 2009 inductee of “Who’s Who of Black Louisville”. She’s had the pleasure of working with Snoop Dog/Lion and his Little League Football Jamboree in California. She opened for the New Edition / Keith Sweat on the the “N.E. Heartbreak” Tour. Kim is also a seasoned actress, starring in the nationally touring hit Gospel play “In Love with Tyrone”, which addressed the horrors of domestic violence. Recently she was the host of Season Three of Ohio Talent Seekers a feeder competition to the talent / reality competitions of Americas Got Talent, The Voice, and Next Top Model. In 2016 she brought her comedy to the airwaves on Praise104.7FM, as one of the weekly shows Co-Host of the “Turn Up Show” with T-Made and friends. And RightOnTv selected her to be the host of their Black Movie Trivia Game Show” coming to television this summer.
I’ve been doing stand up all over chicago for a pretty long time. Most people don’t believe when I tell them that I started when i was twelve, so, yeah, that’s when I started. I’ve have stints and stops along the way. I’m 33. I’m the executive producer of a brand called “ECL”. We’re a collective group of entertainers that love to perform and put on shows.
Jeremy’s clean and witty act quickly landed the young comic work at some of the top comedy venues in the country. Even more rooms soon began requesting him because of his clever observations, unique storytelling style, and ability to improvise with his audience. After winning $200 in a local comedy competition, the 6’6″ comedian left the rural, Southern Illinois life behind to explore the comedy scene in Chicago.
Once in Chicago, it was at The Second City and iO Comedy Theaters that he first developed the “front porch” comedy style that is now a staple of his act. He has appeared in “The Layover,” “The Break-Up,” “Last Comic Standing,” 2 PBS mini-series, Comcast on Demand, ABC’s “Final Witness,” a National Geographic Special, and heard on Sirius/XM and ESPN Radio. He continues to bring his front porch show to comedy clubs, corporate events, colleges, casinos, country clubs, lodges, charity events, churches, and just about any place that has a stage.
He has since returned to his rural hometown where his parents manage a trailer park. Though he really wants to cash in on that goldmine, he continues to tour instead. Audiences are treated to observations of rural life, tales of finding trouble with his friend “Toes,” songs and impressions, and plenty of stories about his wisecracking Dad. This one of a kind show is a must see…”Who’s with me?!”
Hello my name is Fred Minix I am 26 years old and finishing up my college life with one final semester left. I majored in theater and psychology. I started doing comedy 2 days after my 25th birthday, since then I have had the privilege to perform a countless number of across the Columbia area! I’m also moving to LA very soon to pursue comedy. I love what I have gotten to do, and can’t wait to see what the future holds! Stay humble and happy!
He has photos with Criss Angel, Andrew “Dice” Clay, Blues Traveler, and Flava Flav. For awhile, Aaron Carter became notorious for sleeping on his couch. His life has become weird and wild enough to land him touring with prankster icons such as Tom Green and the MTV JACKASS Guys. The entertainment business has embraced him.. because when he’s on stage, he doesn’t just warm up audiences, he sets them on fire! Growing up across the street from a cornfield in Iowa, no one ever thought he’d make it. Since then, you’ve read about him in Las Vegas Weekly. You’ve heard him in rotation on iHeartRadio. You’ve seen him on FOX TV and the Las Vegas Strip at Riviera, Bally’s, Planet Hollywood, Stratosphere and MGM Grand. 300+ live shows a year and still, he’s only a few bad phone calls away from being back in Iowa and living out of his car. This isn’t a joke. This isn’t a movie plot — but it was the subject of a TruTV Reality Show pilot. This is his real life at 110 mph. It’s a tumultuous rollercoaster ride of chaos, fast laughs, rock n’ roll and no sleep. There’s only one “unknown” act with a resume so robust: TOM GARLAND
Lisa Pockets is a Columbia native and currently attends Truman State University in Kirksville pursuing a major in studio art, a minor in photography and full blown disappointment from both of her parents. Lisa got her start with comedy at East Side Tavern in Columbia her senior year of high school, and hasn’t stopped since. She is president of the stand-up comedy organization at Truman and often performs both in Kirksville and Columbia. She loves doing stand-up more than anything and is very excited to make you laugh, and maybe become your best friend and start holding your hand. Who knows. She’ll see where the night goes.
UCE is a boutique agency that represents creative talent in the field of live performance, specializing in tour booking and tour management. Trusted and established, we also provide top tier talent of all kinds to venues, with a focus on stand-up comedy. When it comes to taking care of talent, UCE delivers.
We’ve booked select dates and tours for a diverse group of celebrities such as Bam Margera, Jason “Wee Man” Acuna, Chris “Party Boy” Pontius, “Danger Ehren” McGehehey, Dave England and Preston Lacy of MTV’s JACKASS, Sam “The Greasy Caveman” Losco of THE TRAILER PARK BOYS, Kevin Farley of SNL, Rob Van Dam of WWE, Rebecca Bardoux of AVN HALL OF FAME, Jimmy JJ Walker of GOOD TIMES, The Fleshlight Air Sex World Championships and countless others.
Along with live events, we’ve also landed our talent work in print, television, conventions and film. Our booking, sales, and promotion for venues stretches from small towns of less than 50 people like Deer Grove, IL to major cities and entertainment mecas like Chicago, IL, Toronto, ON, and Las Vegas NV.
Spearheaded by road comic Tom Garland, the former TV sports reporter left the journalism world behind in 2013 after he went from moonlighting comedy open mics in the unlikely locale of Cedar Rapids, IA to be hired on as the Opening Act for Steve-O & Tom Green’s “Icons of Comedy: Original Pranksters Tour” at the legendary Starlite Theater at The Riviera Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip virtually overnight. He has since maintained a full-time schedule as a stand-up comedian, perpetually on tour, coast to coast. Garland understands how to buy, sell, promote, manage and more than anything, how to treat an artist, because he is one as well. If he can take himself “From Iowa to Vegas” (AmericasComedy.com Headline) than he can take your act or venue to the next level.
Sorry, Please Continue…
Described as cross between The Moth Radio Hour and Mystery Science Theater 3000, Sorry, Please Continue…features some amazing stories told by anyone who wants to participate mixed with commentary from some of St. Louis’ funniest comedians.
SPC is our storytelling show sorry please continue. Kenny Kinds is one of the co-host of SPC and a comedian from St.Louis, Mo.
He’s opened for Dave Chappelle, Hannibal Buress and Wyatt Cenac and travels around the Midwest reminding everyone he encounters that life is but a fleeting sad game.
Sketchpad Comedy is an organization in St. Louis, MO that helps people create comedy. Each month we invite new writers and performers to put up a brand new sketch comedy show that will never be seen again. The experience level we’ve had participate varies from “the lady in the cubicle next to you who has never done comedy before” all the way to “I’ve been making comedy videos on VHS since middle school.”
At its core though are a great group of comedy loving idiots that just want to hear your most annoying laugh. That’s who will be at this show; the best idiots Sketchpad Comedy has to offer.
Zack Stovall is a writer, producer, cartoonist, and comedian. He currently produces STL Sketchpad and has performed stand up comedy across the South, Midwest, and New York. Zack has written for St. Louis Magazine and Splitsider, and is the author of ‘Fancy Things.’ He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife, Rebekah, and their goldendoodle, Newman. Zack tweets as @zstovall and lost most of his hair sometime in 2009.
Stop Making Sense Improv
Rolla’s only professional improvisational comedy troupe!
Each show provides hilarious family-friendly comedy.
Louis Doerflinger spent upwards of seven years working in various hospitals where spent most of his time changing adult diapers. He now performs stand up comedy to block out the memory of washing your grandparents’ nightmarishly stained undergarments. If you see him, buy him whiskey.
A local from the Fulton area, JD started doing stand-up last October at Eastside. He has been a regular in the local scene since. JD has opened for Kyle Kinane at Rose Music Hall and is also the Co-host of the comedy podcast No Comedic Value.
Isaiah Edoho is a comedian from Jefferson City, MO and recent graduate from the University of Missouri. Getting into stand up just over a year ago, Isaiah is finding his stride. He is the winner of the Deja Vu comedy competition and enjoys making trips to do sets. He describes his style as tragically humorous, based on the events of his life. Isaiah draws influences from Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, and Louis CK. Be sure to catch this young powerful comedian during the festival.
Performing in St. Louis since 2012, Brandon Judd has appeared on national festivals like Fringe and has been featured on Best of St. Louis at Helium Comedy. He has also performed with Kurt Braunohler of Bob’s Burgers, Ron Lynch of Bob’s Burgers and Portlandia, Creed Bratton of The Office and Randy and Mr. Lahey of The Trailer Park Boys. Brandon’s other credits include Sorry, Please Continue, Bare Knuckle Comedy, Contraceptive Comedy, and Impolite Company. Brandon is a 4 time Spelling Bee champion.
Patrick Mahon has been performing around the midwest since he was 23. He’s opened for Ms. Pat, Aj Finney, James Johann, and other great acts in his short career. He was a finalist in the 2014 St. Louis Funny Bone Competition. He is also the host of the No Comedic Value podcast.
Aaron Nickens is 25 years old from Jefferson City Missouri and has been in comedy for about 10 months. He was a bit scared to go on stage for the first time however his close friend Isaiah Edoho encouraged him to go for it. He performed His first show at Eastside Tavern and has participated in Pints and Punchlines in Columbia. Aaron has also performed in Kansas City as well as Memphis. He loves comedy and has dreams of doing it for a living.
Jeremy is a comedian from St Louis. He’s been doing standup for about 5 years. Someone once called some of his jokes “dumb puzzles,” and he doesn’t do much to dispel that notion. He cocreated and cohosts a live storytelling podcast called Sorry, Please Continue and a talk show / sketch show called Fatal Bus Accident. He also writes dumb articles for the internet sometimes. Jeremy was selected as Best of the Fest at Big Pine Comedy Festival and has also done some other festivals that don’t have a best of.
Angela Smith is a comedian from St. Louis. She got her start writing and producing for Sketchpad Comedy. She’s a regular contributor to Sketchpad’s “Welcome Thru Effingham” podcast, and voices the character of Miss Jean Dean.
Angela created and hosts DECRAPLON: A Comedy Decathlon and co-hosts All the Feels — a monthly storytelling showcase in downtown St. Louis. Other credits include The Catalogue and Bare Knuckle Comedy. Angela loves the St. Louis independent comedy scene and hopes you’ll come see a show real soon. In her free time, Angela enjoys waving at dogs.
Stephens College School of Performing Arts
#11 BFA in the Performing Arts (Princeton Review)
Students – past and present – from the prestigious Performing Arts Conservatory, Musical Theatre and Acting programs, Bantam Children’s Theatre, Okoboji Summer Theatre, and TRYPS Children’s Theatre Institute perform songs from the Great American Songbook.
Host – Aja Depass, Dean’s Arts Council & 3rd Year at Stephens
Natalie Botkins & Hope Pena – 1st Years / Stephens College
“If Mama Was Married” (Gypsy)
“Freedom” (The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown)
Melissa Trierweiler – Alumna / Stephens College
“Popular” (Wicked) & “Vanilla Ice Cream”
Abilene Olson – 3rd Year / Stephens College
Allison Sword – Alumna / Stephens College
Cole Nowlin – 9th grade / Harrisburg
“Consider Yourself” (Oliver!)
“Put On A Happy Face (Bye Bye Birdie)
Phoenix Lawson – 9th grade / Jefferson City & MUNY Ambassador
Leslie Wagner – Senior / Hickman High School
“All Grown Up” (Bare the Musical)
Miguel Aviles-Elrod – Senior / Hickman High School
“I Could Be The Guy” (Sister Act)
Lexi Borisenko – Senior / Ashland High School
“Almost There” (Princess & The Frog)
Sydney Borisenko – Sophomore / Ashland High School
“Little Girls” (Annie)
Simi Bal – Sophomore / Northwestern
Sal Savello and Kim Glasgow
Co-Writers Sal Savello and Kim Glasgow affectionally known as “Sugar & Spice” are bringing their brand of “Phil-Billy Wisdom” to TV commercials, television theme songs, comedy books, talk radio, and TV interviews. Combined they both have decades of dedicated extreme national bar hopping experiences leading to a common passion in story telling. They are currently developing several film projects, an office comedy series and a stand up comedy tour based on Sal’s book “You Can’t Make This Shit Up, Corporate America”. Films In Motion (over 140 film and television titles) will co-produce and distribute “Corporate America” in 2017 on Netflix and other digital platforms.
Love Stalker (Film)
About a player who’s sense of reality is turned upside down when he gets dumped by the girl of his dreams.
Matt Glasson, Rachel Chapman, Darek Russell, Laura Baron, Jack Baxter, Robert Nolan Clark, Rachel Fenton, Ashleigh Gill, Jackie Manker, Elizabeth Scaperoth, Eric Warrington, Kimi Weber, Ben Ritchie, Phil Anzelmo, Chad Bockholdt, Erin Wiles, Bowls MacLean, Charles, Heuvelman, Emma Ve, Robin Ellsworth, Francis Casey Flynn, Marian R. Gholston, Joe Hammerstone, Ian Thomas Hardin, Mike Ketcher, Nandini King, Matt Kriege, Timothy Lantz, Kim Marie,
Tyson Milner, Melissa Moehle, Aleh Neliubin, Autumn Rose Rinaldi, Paul Strathman, Kevin Stroup, Moses Weathers