Headliner: Claude Stuart
With appearances on The Tonight Show and Last Comic Standing, Claude Stuart has come a long way from his down home southern roots. Born in Greenville, Mississippi, Claude’s in-your-face, rapid-fire, madman persona has evoked comparisons to golden era physical comedians such as Steve Martin, Robin Williams and Jim Carrey. After college and a “pit stop” in Houston, Claude ended up in L.A. With appearances in films such as Starship Troopers, Man On the Moon and Adam Carolla’s Road Hard, Claude can also point to his work in commercials for some national brands including Honda, Heineken, Jeep, Grapenuts and even Midol. He has appeared on That 70’s Show, Scrubs, Will & Grace and The Best Damn Sports Show Period!
Opener: Simon Kaufmann
Simon Kaufman’s performances are a form of social commentary. He jokes about having grown up in a Jewish Home in the inner city during the grunge revolution in Seattle and having two sets of friends. Being the only white guy on many of his little league sports teams and being exposed to both the Jewish culture as well as the minority inner city culture has left Simon with a uniquely rich understanding of all aspects of the American spectrum. Thus, Simon’s jokes appeal to everybody. His comedy is cerebral but not stuffy and his act is about the chaos of life.