As a junior at UCSD Kareem started his comedy career as a dare. Before long he was a regular at the La Jolla Comedy Store where he was featured in the documentary film "The Main Room". After graduating from UCSD Kareem returned home to Los Angeles and continued his career working in local clubs such as the Improv, Ice House, Comedy and Magic Club and Flappers. He immediately got television exposure on MTV and B.E.T's Comic View. He participated as a "new face" in Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival. He's appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and has been featured in dozens of national commercials for products such as Miller Lite, Nike, and Boost Mobile.
This is a show featuring our favorite up-and-coming comedians that we thought were funny before anybody else did, talking about what they were into way before it was popular.
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Host/MC Joshua Snyder FLAPPCAST, COMEDY STORE, FLAPPERS COMEDY CLUB
Joshua Snyder grew up in beautiful and pastoral Colorado, where he did not participate in such activities as mountain climbing, rafting, spelunking, and power walking. His parents taught him that sex was a natural act, and that he should use his time in college to "have fun." (his parents are currently looking into adopting their own grandchildren).
Josh has gone on only three dates in his lifetime, and each ended as it began: with a skin rash.
Hobbies include tracking changes of hair style on the extras in Star Trek: The Next Generation, trying to cry, and crying.
The lure of Southern California's market research facilities could not keep Josh in Colorado. He currently works as a Client Service Representative, where he makes name tags, defends the dignity of the office printers, and shows clients how to use the coffee machine with only one button on it. WEBSITE | MYSPACE | BOOK
Comedian Jeff Hodge THE TONIGHT SHOW, DEUCE BIGALOW:MALE GIGOLO, THE JAMIE FOXX SHOW
Since getting into comedy seventeen years ago, Jeff has accomplished many things including appearing in the feature films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Crocodile Dundee in L.A. and the television sitcom The Parkers, The Tonight Show and The Jay Leno Show. Jeff has opened for such big name acts as David Sanborn, Arsenio Hall and George Lopez.
Jeff has also written for George Lopez, Arsenio Hall, the Keenan Ivory Waynan´s Show and The Steve Harvey Radio Show. Jeff has authored several successful humor books on driving: 101+ Ways To Get Out Of A Traffic Ticket, Pet Peeves: Things That Tick Me Off About Driving and 101 Ways To Stay Awake When On The Road. All three titles have sold well over 100,000 copies causing the books to go multi-aluminum on the Bestsellers List. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Lisa Alvarado LAST COMIC STANDING, FUNNIEST MOM IN AMERICA 2, STAND UP IN STILETTOS, COMICS UNLEASHED,
Lisa Alvarado, The Latin Queen of Comedy, is Tina Fey meets Sophia Vergara. Lisa brings the funny with clever wit and a sassy fun attitude; relatable and quirky, using her own life as the punch line. Lisa specializes in targeting her humor to her audience! BOOK
Comedian Mark Fernandez QUE LOCOS, LATINO LAUGH FEST, FUNNY IS FUNNY , ASIA ST. COMEDY, COMEDY CENTRAL
Mark Fernandez is a multi-hyphenate from San Diego, California. He moved to the L.A. area, in 1997, to chase the dream of success in Hollywood. Upon arriving, he knew a good deal when he saw it, and purchased 3 T-shirts for $10. It's been gravy ever since. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Zara Mizrahi began acting at 16 years old and trained in dramatic and comedic technique. In 2011 she released a solo album, "Loosen My Lips," which she wrote, sang and played on. Shortly afterward, Zara´s brother dared her to try stand-up comedy. Because she happens to love life and is incapable of regret, she accepted the challenge. She now performs stand-up every night. BOOK