James P. Connolly is proud to present the 3rd Annual Veterans Day Benefit Comedy Show, "Cocktails & Camouflage" Sunday November 11 2012 at Flappers Comedy Club, featuring some of the funniest comedians in Southern California. This year the event will raise funds for the Veterans in Film & Television. VFT is a networking organization that unites current and former members of the military working in the film and television industry. VFT also provides a means for the community and entertainment industry to connect with and hire veterans, as well as create an awareness of veterans working within the industry.
Host/MC James P Connolly SIRIUS/XM SATELLITE RADIO, COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO, VH1,
James P. Connolly is a stand up comedian and radio/TV host known for his playful, confident style and unique sense of humor. In addition to having appeared on Comedy Central and HBO, James hosted VH1´s "Movie Obsessions" and more recently "Live From Here" on XM Radio for National Lampoon. He is recognized across the country as one of the most played comedians on the Sirius XM Comedy Channels and is a frequent guest on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. James has also made multiple trips overseas to entertain the troops. His latest CD "The Master Plan" debuted to rave reviews on XM Radio´s Comedy Concert Series and has been called "captivating" and "laced with intelligent humor, edgy opinions" and "leaves them (the crowd) hanging on his every word!" James also wants you to know you he has a very manly voice. WEBSITE | BOOK
Comedian Brian Kiley 4 TIMES ON LETTERMAN, 4 TIMES ON TONIGHT SHOW, 11 TIMES ON CONAN, COMEDY CENTRAL SPECIAL, REGULAR ON \\\\\\\"DELOCATED\\\\\\\"
Brian Kiley has been a writer for Conan O'Brien for more than 16 years. He has been nominated for 15 Emmy awards. His jokes have been featured in TV Guide, GQ, Reader's Digest and the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle. WEBSITE | | BOOK
The obsession that makes Byron Bowers successful is his ability to connect with an audience. He has a talent for coming across as a laid back and breezy performer, compelling because of his smooth delivery–he's a poised puncher. Byron Bower´s creativity and quick wit has marked him as one of the cleverest, temporarily making his own path as one of the most unstoppable comedians in this solar system. MYSPACE |
Comedian Dana Eagle THE LATE LATE SHOW, COMICS UNLEASHED, COMEDY CENTRAL, HBO,
Miss Eagle appeared in an ABC Pilot with Jason Alexander and was the host of Comcast On Demand's UNConventional. She has been seen on The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Comedy Central and Byron Allen's Comics Unleashed, following which she became a contributing writer. She is most proud of the unique experience performing throughout Iraqi bases for the troops. She was showcased in HBO´s US Comedy Arts Festival in her solo show, Stones From Glass Houses followed by the second in the series, Mood Disorders: A Light-Hearted Romp Through Crippling Depression, featured at the Los Angeles Women´s Theatre Festival. She recently completed a pilot for the E! Entertainment Network, and has been seen in a series of memorable commercials beside Jay Mohr and football legend, Boomer Esiahson. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Greg Hahn TOSH.O, CONAN O BRIEN, ABC , CBS, BOB & TOM
Greg Hahn has appeared on Late Night With Conan Obrien, Comedy Central, ABC, CBS, FOX and is a favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. WEBSITE | | BOOK
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
Comedian PJ Walsh SIRIUS/XM RADIO, COMEDY CENTRAL, CBS, BEST HOLLYWOOD FRINGE , BEST SAN FRANCISCO FRINGE
PJ Walsh, a US Navy veteran, creates comedy that does more than make people laugh. He goes overseas regularly to entertain the U.S. troops and has performed numerous times in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He started his career by touring with the stars of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which lead to a successful show on Sirius Satellite Radio and a small role in the critically acclaimed (one critic said something nice about it) Lionsgate feature film Delta Farce. He recently performed 30 one-hour, stand-up comedy shows in 30 days throughout the Hudson Valley, New York region to raise funds and awareness for veterans and their families and this summer PJ will make his 15th overseas tour entertaining the brave men and woman who keep us safe. When not headlining comedy venues across the country PJ splits his time between Los Angeles, CA and his home state of New York. WEBSITE | | BOOK