Host/MC Fritz Coleman CHANNEL 4 NEWS , ICE HOUSE, COMEDY STORE
Fritz Coleman is NBC4´s weathercaster on the weekday editions of "Channel 4 News," airing at 5, 6 and 11PM. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. Coleman has been named "Best Weathercaster" in nearly every major paper in Southern California, including the Orange County Register (Critic´s Choice Pool), the San Bernardino Sun (Readers Poll) and four times in the Los Angeles Daily News (Readers Poll).
A long-time stand-up comic, Coleman has performed at The Improvisation, The IceHouse and other Southern California comedy clubs. He has utilized his humor in a number of series and specials that have aired on NBC4 over the years including "What a Week" (1990 – 1991), "It´s Fritz" (1988-1990), "Fritz and Friends" (Special) and "The Perils of Parenting" (Special). He received four Los Angeles area Emmy Awards for his work on the NBC4 comedy specials and series. BOOK
Comedian Drew Lynch OPENER FOR BO BURNHAM, NBC DIVERSITY FINALS 2013, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB
Born in Indiana and raised in Las Vegas, Drew graduated high school with aspirations of becoming a fully articulate film actor in Los Angeles. At age 20 during a company softball game, Drew got hit in the throat with causing his vocal chord to paralyze, turning his chattering into stuttering. This life-changing injury sparked a passion for writing and performing Stand up Comedy, bringing to life the social hardships of dealing with a newly-found speech impediment. Inspired by the comedy of Louis C.K., Dave Chappell, and the up and coming Samuel J. Comroe, Drew is on a mission to make you laugh. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Industry professionals describe Shannon as an Early Ellen DeGeneres. Her timing and quick witted comedic style connects with audiences of all ages. She has opened for Paul Reiser, Felipe Esparza, Jon Dore, and featured for Gabriel Iglesias and Erik Griffin just to name a few.
Shannon has been teaching stand up comedy for 7 years. She was a Beginning Stand Up teacher at Judy Carter's Comedy Workshops, then started teaching comedy privately for adults and teens all over the world, and is now the Dean at Flappers Comedy University where she teaches Beginning and Intermediate Stand Up to Teens and Adults. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Jose Barrientos never took life seriously.. And as a result has been fired from every job he's ever had. Desperate for better life Jose Joined the United States ARMY. Four years later of trying to live the soldier lifestyle Jose realized the truth. From his Basic Training, to his final deployment to Iraq, Jose was designed to kill. With laughter. First by impersonating his drill instructors, to later commandeering the US ARMY Radio waves in Iraq to speak to his fellow troops as one of his many impersonations. Upon his release, Jose began to pursue a career as a stand-up comic (in other words, a subway employ or Starbucks barista) Performing in many A-List Comedy clubs in San Diego. 6 months later he relocated to Los Angeles, CA. Where he performs regularly and is involved in such prestigious entertainment projects of his own creation. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Stephanie Blum HBO'S COMEDY MINUTES, CBS'S STAR SEARCH, THE STARDUST IN LAS VEGAS, MARIE OSMOND SHOW, COMICS UNLEASHED
It's stand-up comedy's favorite mother of three, Stephanie Blum. A former psychologist from Brooklyn who couldn't care less. Her sarcastic irreverence is what makes her universally adored by audiences at places like the Stardust in Las Vegas on Country Music Television´s Funniest Videos, HBO´s Comedy Minutes and many more. She's the winner of New York´s Funniest Teacher Contest, Ladies of Laughter Funniest Female Competition at Madison Square Garden, CBS´s Star Search and the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival's "Breakout Performer." BOOK
Comedian Tony Baker NEW MEXICO STATE, BOSTON COM FEST., NBC DIVERSITY TOUR 2011, NACA NATIONAL SHOWCASE,
Tony Baker's comedic skills flourished while attending New Mexico State University his creative ideas were brought to the forefront while writing and directing films with his colleagues just for the love of it. His comedic skills developed while hosting pageants, talent shows, and fund-raising events on the NMSU campus. His love for theater developed when he made his stage debut in the University production of "Of Mice & Men" in which he received his first acting award. After bringing his acting talents to the stage he knew that it was time to make the dream a reality and uprooted his family to California to pursue a career in acting and stand up comedy. WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Laurie Kilmartin LAST COMIC STANDING, CONAN O'BRIEN, AUTHOR OF SH*TTY MOM
Comedian and Writer, Laurie Kilmartin has performed at the Montreal, Aspen and Edinburgh comedy festivals. Most known for her standup on Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel and Showtime, Laurie has appeared on Best Week Ever, the Today Show, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Rachel Maddow Show and Fox & Friends AND Oprah. Currently a staff writer on Late Night with Conan O´Brien, last year she was a finalist in Season 8 of NBC's Last Comic Standing! BOOK