Comedy Club

November 19-20, 2021

GRANT LYON

Starting his career in the vibrant San Francisco comedy scene, San Francisco Weekly described Grant as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers.”

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Starting his career in the vibrant San Francisco comedy scene, San Francisco Weekly described Grant as “a hilariously sharp observer, not one of those tired white-guy bellyachers.” A former collegiate soccer player, Grant decided to pursue a career on stage instead of on the field. In 2014, he won the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival beating out comedians from all over the country, and was chosen as a New Face in comedy at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. As well as performing in a number of other prestigious comedy festivals including The Great American Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot Music & Arts Festival, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Grant performed on the TV show Comics Unleashed. He has appeared on the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, is heard regularly on Sirius/XM satellite radio, and has been a guest on numerous popular podcasts including Doug Loves Movies. As well as being a contributing writer for the Huffington Post, the short film he wrote and starred in, Interview Date, was eligible for a short film Academy Award in 2013. Funny or Die, MSN, Huffington Post, and others are among the sites that have featured Grant’s sketch videos on their home pages. You might also recognize Grant from a number of national commercials including AT&T, Johnsonville Sausage, CiCi’s Pizza, and more.

I like smart comedians but they can be so preachy. I like goofy comedians but they can be so dumb. I like Grant Lyon because he strikes the right balance between smart and goofy.” – On Magazine

Opener: TRAVIS NELSON

November 26-27, 2021

STEVEN BRIGGS

Steven Briggs has a unique, high-energy style of comedy that keeps audiences on their toes. His amusing anecdotes are enhanced by his use of sound effects and well developed characters.

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Steven Briggs has a unique, high-energy style of comedy that keeps audiences on their toes. His amusing anecdotes are enhanced by his use of sound effects and well developed characters. His debut comedy album was produced by Uproar Records and was recently picked up by Sirius XM Radio. When Steven is not entertaining audiences across the US, you can find him flying overseas with Armed Forces Entertainment to perform for the troops. Steven has also appeared on MTV and in Commercials for ESPN, Dodge Ram, Toyota, Google and many more!

Opener: JONATHAN FLANAGAN

December 3-4, 2021

RICK D’ELIA

Originally from Boston, Rick was a recurring sketch performer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno whose keen observational humor, quick wit & and improv skills lead him to the finals in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition. People are talking about this kid.

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Originally from Boston, Rick was a recurring sketch performer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno whose keen observational humor, quick wit & and improv skills lead him to the finals in the prestigious San Francisco Comedy Competition. People are talking about this kid.  What’s the latest buzz?

“Never heard of him.” — Film critic Jeffery Lyons

“Never heard of him.” —Rick’s father

“As long as he stays the required 500 yards away at all times, I don’t give a rat’s ass what he does!”—Rick’s ex-girlfriend

While maintaining that 500-yard limitation, Rick has appeared on other TV shows such as Stand-up-Stand-up (Comedy Central), National Lampoon’s Funny Money (GSN), Comedians Unleashed (AP), Laughs (Fox), Grand Slam Comedy Jam (UPN), West Coast Comedy (Starz/Encore). He’s headlined clubs across the country as well as aboard Celebrity Cruise Line throughout Europe & the Caribbean. He’s also entertained our troops for Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) in Africa, Bahrain, Germany, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Korea and Kuwait.

Off-stage, Rick has produced & sold in three stand-up specials for Showtime (SHO): Going Native (9/09), Green Collar Comedy Slam (4/10) and The Godfathers of Comedy (1/11).  In 2006 this “wicked die-hahd” Red Sox aficionado had his first book published:  How to Talk to a Yankee Fan… a tongue-in-cheek look at the rivalry between the Yankees and the rest of America. His 2nd book, Bathroom Bits, a collection of the “world’s greatest jokes” is currently available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and his website.

Rick also directed and co-hosted Half Hour Happy Hour – a late night comedy show on the CW Network from 2008-12 and is currently in post-production with his comedy/doc, 1 Minute Comic (The Rob Sampson Story), featuring some of the biggest names in comedy today including: Bobcat Goldthwait, Bill Burr, Nick Swardson, Gilbert Gottfried, Owen Benjamin, Bobby Lee, and Kevin Pollack, as well as the late Mickey Rooney!

Rick currently resides in Las Vegas, NV.

Additional Links: facebook.com/rickdelia7    facebook.com/halfhourhappyhour

instagram.com/rickdelia7/   twitter.com/@RickDElia    youtube.com/Rickydelia

Opener: ANDREW FRANK

December 10-11, 2021

TOBE HIXX

Born in Miami, Florida, Tobe Hixx was brought to Omaha, Nebraska at six months old to be raised by his grandparents. It was there that he was exposed to his first sampling of comedic genius, Richard Pryor. As a child he would sneak off with his friend to listen to the forbidden Pryor albums that he found absolutely hilarious.

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Born in Miami, Florida, Tobe Hixx was brought to Omaha, Nebraska at six months old to be raised by his grandparents. It was there that he was exposed to his first sampling of comedic genius, Richard Pryor. As a child he would sneak off with his friend to listen to the forbidden Pryor albums that he found absolutely hilarious.

 

As a skinny kid, Hixx was often teased and ridiculed by his peers. He would later turn to a life of crime that included gangs and selling crack. Says Hixx, “People don’t realize when you sell drugs, you’re just as addicted as the person using the drugs. [I was] addicted to the money and the lifestyle.” After stints in both state and federal prison, Hixx credits his first love, comedy, with saving his life. It was the hard times he overcame that helped him develop the thick skin he would need to survive as a comedian.

Hixx started his comedy career in San Diego, California where he was voted San Diego’s Funniest Man. Since then, Hixx has traversed the globe making audiences roar with laughter in over 15 countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan where he received the highest medal of recognition for entertaining American soldiers. His humble beginning remains a pertinent part of his story and a reminder to continue propelling forward. “Every time things get tough, shows get cancelled, it makes you think of the past.”

Hixx, who has a special penchant for being around for funny moments, gets most of his material form real life situations. He is most inspired by his grandparents, but acknowledges that his style is salted with influences of comedic heavyweights Pryor, George Carlin, Redd Foxx and Louis CK. He perfectly combines the honesty of Pryor’s personal tragedies, Carlin’s disposition for observation and knowledge, Foxx’s sharp attitude, and CK’s tenacity to take audiences on side-splitting journeys.

The LA Times writes: “Tobe Hixx is a true Comedian. Tobe works the crowd until everyone is laughing and he gets even funnier! Great Show! Tremendous artist worth every penny of admission.” He has been seen on “The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno,” Fox’s “Laughs,”  LaffMobb’s  “We Got Next,”  “Comics Unleashed,” “Who Wants to Date a Comedian,”  “The Doctors-Man Cave Segments”,  BET’s “Comic View,” “Operation Repo,” and “1000 Ways to Die,” in addition to numerous stand-up TV performances. Hixx is currently working on several writing projects and is set to release a new comedy CD this year.

Opener: CHASE MAYERS

December 17-18, 2021

TOMMY SAVITT

The Tommy Lama Comedy Experience is a comedy spoof on the get-rich quick, self-help, and life coach gurus in America Today.

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The Tommy Lama Comedy Experience is a comedy spoof on the get-rich quick, self-help, and life coach gurus in America Today.

Savitt is the winner of the prestigious Boston and Seattle Comedy Festivals, as well as two-time recipient of the LA Comedy Award for Stand-Up.

His “The Tommy Lama Experience” has enjoyed extended performances at Las Vegas’ Tropicana and Stratosphere Hotels.

Watch out Tony Robbins, Deepak Chopra, and Joel Osteen, you may be converted!

Opener: BRENDAN GAY

December 24-25, 2021

No Shows Scheduled

December 31, 2021

TRENTON DAVIS

Trenton Davis’ ten thousand hours of Stand-up comedy is beginning to show dividends. Trenton was a finalist in NBC’s Standup for Diversity competition. He was also runner up in the 41st San Francisco International Comedy Competition and logged impressive 3rd place finish in the 2015 Laughing Skull Festival as well as 1st place finish in the 2013 Sacramento Comedy festival.

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Trenton Davis’ ten thousand hours of Stand-up comedy is beginning to show dividends. Trenton was a finalist in NBC’s Standup for Diversity competition. He was also runner up in the 41st San Francisco International Comedy Competition and logged impressive 3rd place finish in the 2015 Laughing Skull Festival as well as 1st place finish in the 2013 Sacramento Comedy festival.

Trenton was born in Greensboro, NC and began his comedy journey in Chicago, IL. His unique experiences have shaped his views and created one of the best new comedic writers and performers of our generation. Trenton has lived in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego; all great comedy cities. Trenton been seen on Laughs on Fox, Bar Rescue and “The Real.”

Opener: SAM MILLER

January 7-8, 2022

MURRAY VALERIANO

Murray Valeriano is a brilliant comedian, writer, and human sponge. This Tennessee native and preacher’s son found his comedy calling in sunny California and soon began a successful writing career.

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Murray has toured the country performing in clubs and theaters, either headlining or opening for some of comedy’s heavy hitters, Kevin Pollack, Christopher Titus, Brad Garret and the late, Robert Schimmel. Murray has been seen on Comedy Central, NBC and FUELTV. You can hear him every Monday co-hosting “Off the Cuff” with Bill Engvall and Gary Brightwell on Sirius/XM channel 97.As an award winning writer, Murray has written for the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Bill Engvall’s Here’s Your Sign Awards and Ridiculousness to name a few. He has also written for other comedians such as Conan O’Brian, Steve Carell and Dennis Miller. Murray Valeriano is a captivating person who possesses a remarkable wealth of pop culture knowledge and experience and it shines through on his popular “Roadstories” podcast.

Opener: MATT CHAMPAGNE

January 14-15, 2022

BIG AL GOODWIN

Allan Goodwin (a.k.a. “Badgerine”) connects with his audiences–getting them to appreciate the lighter side of their own lives relating his own experiences and observations. Well known as the “Badgerine”—that ADHD Dyslexic Superhero comedian who sends audiences home with cheeks in pain from laughter—Allan Goodwin brings the “disability” of ADHD into an entirely new light.

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Allan Goodwin (a.k.a. “Badgerine”) connects with his audiences–getting them to appreciate the lighter side of their own lives relating his own experiences and observations. Well known
as the “Badgerine”—that ADHD Dyslexic Superhero comedian who sends audiences home with
cheeks in pain from laughter—Allan Goodwin brings the “disability” of ADHD into an entirely
new light.

A winner on America’s Funniest People, Allan has been interviewed on The Billy Bush Show,
and he has been seen in several PBS commercials. Al regularly headlines comedy clubs,
theaters, cruise lines, resorts and military bases, and also performs for large venues and
corporate events. He was featured on the national TV show LAUGHS on Fox, and was a 2014
Finalist and a 2015 First Place Satellite Winner in the World Series of Comedy.
Al was the host of the 2014 Television, Internet and Video Association (TIVA) Awards Gala
at the National Press Club in Washington DC. He also represented the East Coast in the HBO’s
Lucky 21 Contest, a Las Vegas Comedy Competition. If you haven’t experienced an Allan
Goodwin show, put this on your “must do” list and bring some friends–because at an Allan
Goodwin show … laughter is always guaranteed.

Opener: SAM ELLEFSON

January 21-22, 2022

MIKE BETANCOURT

Intense. Energetic. Animated. Outrageous. These are just a few of the words that describe multi faceted performer and creator Mike Betancourt, the comedian, actor, writer and producer.

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Intense.  Energetic.  Animated.  Outrageous.  These are just a few of the words that describe multi-faceted performer and creator Mike Betancourt, the comedian, actor, writer and producer.

As a comedian, Mike tears up stages all around the nation and creates new fans wherever he goes.  He has a colossal personality that instantly connects to the audience, is often described as a “force of nature”, and uses his wide array of voices and characters to command the crowd’s riveted and delighted attention.  Mike delves into twisted and controversial topics boldly, using his charm to make them entertaining and hysterical.  Mike makes his way to the stage like he’s ready for battle, and leaves it like a conquering hero to the cheers of the crowd.

 

As an actor, Mike’s work ranges from comedy to drama to horror and more, and he’s been seen on commercials, television shows and films – both feature and short.  His works include Mamaboy (feature film starring Gary Busey and Tom Toblowsky), Love Rules (short film for which he won 2014 Best Supporting Actor),  Don’t Shoot! I’m The Guitar Man. (Directed by Rocky Capella,) The Day I Almost Died (Discovery Life Channel), Good Day Sacramento, Comedy Time TV, Laughs TV. As a writer and producer, Mike brings the same passion and dedication that he does to his performance work, and the short film Evelyn that he produced won the Audience Choice award at the Life Fest Film Festival.

Opener: REID CLARK

January 21-22, 2022

ERIK ESCOBAR

Erik Escobar is a comic, writer, cheese enthusiast who performs regularly at clubs, colleges, and theatres all throughout the US independently, with the Almost Asian Comedy Tour, and along side acts such as Jerry Seinfeld and Rex Navarette.

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Erik Escobar is a comic, writer, cheese enthusiast who performs regularly at clubs, colleges, and theatres all throughout the US independently, with the Almost Asian Comedy Tour, and along side acts such as Jerry Seinfeld and Rex Navarette. His credits include Last Comic Standing, BuzzFeed, and the upcoming documentary: Room Full of Spoons. He is currently a contributing writer for Chubstr and ring announcer for Fist Combat Wrestling. Erik resides in Los Angeles, California with his shih-tzu, Rancor.

Opener: TORIO VAN GROL