YH-Ryan Budds & Ken Garr presents CHICAGO'S FINEST Starring: C.J. Toledano LATE NIGHT JIMMY FALLON, THE ONION NEWS NETWORK, JUST FOR LAUGHS CHICAGO, BRIDGETOWN COMEDY FEST, November 22nd, 2013 at 9:30PM
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At a young age, C.J. has already been a staff writer on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", where he was nominated for a Writers Guild Award, a consulting writer for "The Onion News Network", and the script intern for "Conan." He regularly tours the country performing at clubs, colleges, and theaters as the opener for Bo Burnham and Joel McHale. In addition to touring, he's also been invited to perform at prestigious festivals such as Just For Laughs Chicago and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival.
Host/MC Ryan Budds SHARKNADO, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, PARKS AND RECREATION, NEW GIRL, BEVERLY HILLS PAWN
Ryan Budds is comedian from Chicago to LA who has spent the last 10 years on stages across the country telling jokes about his family, his friends, and himself. Budds has appeared in SyFy's Sharknado and has been featured on countless TV shows including Parks and Rec and How I Met Your Mother. Currently, Budds is an Associate Producer on MTV's Ridiculousness with Rob Dyrdek. WEBSITE | BOOK
Comedian Ken Garr LAUGH YOUR ASHEVILLE OFF, BIG SKY COMEDY FESTIVAL, HOLLYWOOD IMPROV
Prashanth Venkataramanujam is originally from Chicago and has been performing since the age of 17 in clubs around the country before he was old enough to enter as a patron.
In 2008 he graduated from the Stella Adler Acting Studio in New York City and was a regional winner at the Rooftop Comedy Competition. In June of 2010, he won the opening competition at the Great American Comedy Festival at the Johnny Carson Theater.
In 2011 he was voted one of the top comics in Chicago in the Chicago Reader and just got back from performing at the 2012 Bridgetown Comedy Festival in Portland. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Aaron Weaver JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL, BOSTON COMEDY FESTIVAL , CROSS-COUNTRY FEATURE, WINNER OF SNUBFEST 2012, TRUTV
Aaron Weaver started doing stand-up in Chicago in 2007, with a point-of-view so specific, so original, and so hilarious that the rest of the Chicago comedy scene quickly took notice. He rapidly became one of Chicago´s most heralded stand-ups, due to his custom brand of absurd soulfulness and his way of exploring all the smartest and stupidest thoughts that go through all of our heads. Aaron has performed regularly at every comedy club, showcase, and pancake house in Chicago, including the Laugh Factory, Zanies, and The Lincoln Lodge. He has also performed at the TBS Just For Laughs Festival (twice), as well as the Boston Comedy Festival. He is now a resident in Los Angeles. BOOK