Early Late Night is a monthly Late Night Talk Show based out of Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank, CA and hosted by Late Night comedy writer/performer, Raf Esparza.
With it's subversive twist on the staples of Late Night television (monologue, desk bits, and celebrity guests), Early Late Night uses the talk show format to showcase the very best new talent in stand up and improv comedy.
Comedian Jay Light SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST, NC COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL, THE COMEDY STORE
Jay Light is a comedian who LA Weekly called a "local eclectic noise-maker" and who his mom called "not the son she thought she raised." He is a regular Roast Battle contender and has opened for legendary comics like Dana Carvey and Jim Tavare. WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Jeff MacKinnon THE DOCTORS, KTLA IN THE MORNING, MANIA TV INTERNET TV
Jeff MacKinnon states his opinions as facts. Blending clever wordplay, biting sarcasm, and inventive wit, Jeff delivers dynamic and energetic performances to any audience with an attention span. Featured at the 2008 Boston Comedy Festival and 2009 Los Angeles Comedy Festival - broadcast for glorious moments on "The Doctors," "KTLA in the Morning" and "ManiaTV! Internet Television" WEBSITE | | MYSPACE |
Comedian Leah Knauer LA IMPROV, THE COMEDY STORE, EAGLEROCK COMEDY FESTIVAL, WESTSIDE COMEDY THEATER, CONAN INTERN
Leah Knauer is a comedian/actress who originally hails from Philadelphia, PA. Leah performs stand-up comedy regularly, is on 2 improv house teams (Westside Comedy, Improv Space), co-writes and stars in comedy web-series ("One Sided Argument"), and is a former intern at Conan. For more information, go to www.leahknauer.com! WEBSITE | | BOOK
Comedian Nahreen Tarzi THE IMPROV, THE COMEDY STORE, M BAR, MALO, HA HA CAFE
Nahreen is a 5'2" Middle-Eastern priest's daughter with a passion for comedy, and gangster rap. Born in Toronto, raised in Burbank, with a family from Syria, she is now a writer, comedian, and improviser who is sometimes confused for Sarah Palin, or MTV's Daria (she'd prefer Tina Fey). Nahreen currently works for Lopez Tonight, and has previously worked for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, and Last Call with Carson Daly. MYSPACE |
Comedian Nick Cobb LIVE AT GOTHAM, LAST COMIC STANDING, MTV, VH1, AMC
Nick has been seen on Comedy Central´s "Live at Gotham," VH1's "Morning Buzz," MTV´s "FN MTV," AMC's "Date Night" as well as on NBC´s "Last Comic Standing" where he not only earned a spot in the semi-finals, but was also featured in a montage of comics recognized for having highly original material. He recently played the lead in soon-to-be-released comedic web series for ESPN.com called "Team Players." Nick earned a spot as one the "Final Four" comics in the highly anticipated New York Daily News March Madness Comedy competition held at Caroline´s on Broadway. He has also shot several commercials for brands such as Joe´s Crab Shack, Carmax, FM 101.9 and most recently starred in an e*Trade spot during the Super Bowl! When not performing, Nick is brooding over that one guy in the crowd who was texting during his act. WEBSITE | | BOOK
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
Sam is a comedy writer from Chicago and the co-editor of the political satire site SuperTuesdayNews.com. Sam is also a member of the Comedy Lab Live players at iO West, and has written for various publications, including the pop culture hub SexDegrees.net. Sam's frequent writing partner is the lovely and talented Benny Parks. WEBSITE | | BOOK
In the past, Topher has worked as a TV host, a casting director´s associate for Paramount Pictures, a musician, a radio DJ, and a director. Topher is now a comedian, podcast host, and writer in Los Angeles. He studies at the Upright Citizens Brigade, performs with his improv team Thrash Town, writes/ performs for Emphasize The Subtleties and hosts the podcasts Kristen Teaches Topher Sports and Starving Artists. WEBSITE | | BOOK