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Sept. 5: Paul Morrissey with Nate Weatherup and Jonah Jurkens

In 2005, Paul was selected to perform at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. Morrissey has also been a finalist in several national comedy competitions including Wendy’s Comedy Challenge, Comedy Central’s Open Mic Fight and Maxim’s Real Men of Comedy.

Morrissey’s big break came in June 2006, when he made his network television debut on “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson” on CBS. He was so well received that Paul was asked to make three more appearances on the show, most recently in January 2009. Morrissey’s four appearances are the most by a comedian on “The Late, Late Show” during the past year.

The recent TV exposure has put Paul in high demand as a headliner at clubs and colleges across the US and Canada. He also performs frequently at The Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, Laugh Factory, The Hollywood Improv, and Comedy Death Ray at the UCB Theater in Los Angeles.

Aug. 29-31: “Mixed Nuts”: Tony Tudor, Sammy Arechar, Nate Siech, Ryan Holman, Lara Beitz, Ryan Lowe

You’ve got to catch these Rising Stars~
Tony Tudor
Sammy Arechar
Nate Seek
Ryan Holman
Lara Beitz
Ryan Lowe

August 22-24: Shaun Jones with David Schendlinger & Tracy Schroeder

Shaun Jones is a true comedian! One of the hottest comics on the comedy scene right now. Traveling worldwide making people laugh, he shows that funny is funny. Whether your a Company CEO or the guy on fries at your local fast food restaurant, you will see that everyone will be well entertained.

Shaun has been seen on B.E.T’S Comic View, Starz “1st Amendment Standup” and Robert Townsend’s “Partners In Crime-The Next Generation”. He also was in the 2003 motion picture called “Shade” as the crooked poker player, Mr.Ose, Starring Jamie Foxx and Sylvester Stallone.

August 15-17: Ron Vaudry with Geoff LaFleur & Sean Cundy

Intelligent, witty and sardonic, Ron Vaudry is the thinking man’s comedian. A satirical genius teetering precariously at the edge of comedy, Vaudry guides audiences through a series of hilarious, yet thought provoking political and social observations.

A favorite at both the Just For Laughs International Comedy Festival in Montreal and The Edinburgh Comedy Festival in Scotland, Ron has parlayed his standup success into headlining appearances at major comedy clubs on several continents. He is also a favourite at campuses across North America and the world.

His numerous television appearances include CBC’s “COMICS!”, Best of the Fest BBC3, “Comedy @ Club 54″, and “The Late Show” with Arsenio Hall. He has also been featured on several radio programs including CBC’s “Madly Off In All Directions” and “Definitely Not The Opera.”

Ron also plays many of the top comedy clubs and venues internationally.

Cynical, angry and always controversial, Ron is truly a talent to be savored.

August 8-10: John Conroy with Mike Marvel & Andrew Wegleitner

D.C. native, John Conroy, has devoted himself to making people laugh. John’s material is smart, aggressive and uncompromising – which makes him a comedian that you won’t soon forget.

Shortly after he relocated to Minnesota, his peers voted him “2008 Best New Comic in the Twin Cities”. His sharp and well-crafted material then earned him the title of “2009 Funniest Person in the Twin Cities”.

August 1-3: Tom Clark with Mark Schumacher & “Salty Peters”

Tom Clark’s Appearances
The Closer – TNT
Outsourced – NBC
The Wish List – Hallmark Channel
Premium Blend – Comedy Central
The Late Late Show – CBS
Comedy.TV – Syndicated across the country
The Bob & Tom Radio Show
On the Lot – FOX
Late Friday – NBC
Last Comic Standing – NBC
The Daily Habit – Fuel TV
Last Comic Driving – NBC/HONDA
National Lampoon’s Funny Money – The Game Show Network
Latino Laugh Festival on TV – SiTV
Reelz Channel – DirecTV
I Can’t Believe I Wore That – WE Channel
Chicago Comedy Festival on TV – NBC Chicago Affliate

July 25-27: D. Cameron with Jay Abbondanza & Shawn Shelnutt

D. worked in a middle school as a B.M.T (Behavioral Modification Technician). When you see him, he’ll tell you all about it. He paints a picture of middle school life that will have you saying, “how in the world did he get that job?” and “how can I get him to do it at my child’s school”?

He has worked with John Witherspoon, Steve Harvey, D. L. Hughley, Tommy Davidson, Chris Rock, Tommy Chong, Jeff Dunham and many more comedians in his career.

This entertaining comedian is a refreshing change with a unique way of looking at everyday living. You’ll know him when you see him because he’ll be wearing a hat, a smile, and he’ll charm the pants right off of you.

July 18 – Ralphie Roberts with Rodney Lumpkins & Nate Ford **Special Guest** SportsRadio’s Ramie Makhlouf

Don’t let the innocent face and the shy smile fool you Ralphie Roberts is a comedian ready to make you laugh.
His too silly to be serious brand of comedy is full of high energy and universal being exposed to more than one world his lifestyle which can be more accurately described a man with a ghetto mentality and a college degree

Born into the inner city life of Chicago but now living in the minivan hungry suburbs Ralphie has a very dysfunctional view on life that he loves to share with his audiences. Whether it’s about his past relationships command of the English language job status or performing one of his many parody songs of popular music Ralphie Roberts makes fun of it all because to him LIFE IS A JOKE.

Some of the comedy clubs Ralphie has frequently performed at includes Zanies, the Improv Funnybones in Columbus, Toledo Orlando and Des Moines the Comedy Café in Milwaukee he has performed at a number of colleges including Bradley University the University at Buffalo as well as other clubs and colleges all over the Midwest.

July 19 & 20 – Ralphie Roberts with Rodney Lumpkins & Nate Ford

Don’t let the innocent face and the shy smile fool you Ralphie Roberts is a comedian ready to make you laugh.
His too silly to be serious brand of comedy is full of high energy and universal being exposed to more than one world his lifestyle which can be more accurately described a man with a ghetto mentality and a college degree

Born into the inner city life of Chicago but now living in the minivan hungry suburbs Ralphie has a very dysfunctional view on life that he loves to share with his audiences. Whether it’s about his past relationships command of the English language job status or performing one of his many parody songs of popular music Ralphie Roberts makes fun of it all because to him LIFE IS A JOKE.

Some of the comedy clubs Ralphie has frequently performed at includes Zanies, the Improv Funnybones in Columbus, Toledo Orlando and Des Moines the Comedy Café in Milwaukee he has performed at a number of colleges including Bradley University the University at Buffalo as well as other clubs and colleges all over the Midwest.

June 20-22: Todd Thomas with Ben Moore & David James Spaliarus

Hailing from south of Chicago, Thomas has been seen on such nationally syndicated programs as: Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, The Bob & Tom Radio Show, and shot pilots for both the B.E.T and NBC networks. All this while being a relatively new face in the comedy business. Get ready for one of the freshest and most fierce comedians working the country today, Todd “JT” Thomas!

JT’s colorful background and life experiences have endeared him to audiences across the U.S., as well as garnering him the nickname amongst his comedy peers as “the most interesting comic in the world.” There is no way to put him in a box. Just when you think you got him pegged he’ll switch lanes and go in reverse. “You can’t tell by looking at me but I’m mixed. I have a black father and a white…voice.” says Thomas of his not so typical voice. Not afraid to poke fun at himself as well as others all while reminding us to have fun. “I like to joke around. Sometimes I go to Wal-Mart late at night, paint my face yellow, and the slash all the prices.”