After winning the Trial By Laughter in Indianapolis, becoming a finalist in the San Francisco Comedy Competition, being TWICE named Funniest Comic in Kansas City, and having his debut album go all the way to #8 on the iTunes US comedy charts, Mike Baldwin has proven that he just might become the next big thing! HIGH. QUALITY. COMEDY.
Eric J. Krug is a comedian who got his start telling “jokes” in the city of Austin, Texas. He spent his childhood moving from city to city across the Midwest: Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Texas, Kansas. Eric’s upbringing is much like his act – empty and boring. After barely graduating High School, Eric barely attended college, and after finally running out of options, he joined the military in 2002. Eric managed to do nothing heroic nor manly during his four-year term even after he went to a war zone and (much to everyone’s disappointment) returned home safely. In addition to appearing at the XSW Festival, the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Comedy Central’s Live At Gotham, Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, and getting boo’d off the stage in Wales (true story) – Eric has also won the nationally recognized Funniest Person In Austin contest after all the talented comedians in Austin had moved. Which only serves to remind us that patience is a virtue, especially when you suck.
Originally from the Midwest, raised in Orange County, college in Montana and a three year stint in Asia make Patrick Keane a comedian with a background.
Why college in Montana? Football scholarship.
Why Asia? To get away from football.
He travels the country doing comedy in clubs and laundromats and has appeared on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. Patrick currently resides in LA and follows local sports. He was so upset LA lost Pete Carroll that he’s followed him to Seattle to make sure everything’s okay.
Originally from Seattle Washington, Rick Kunkler has been performing in theaters and musical shows since childhood.
At the age of 20, after placing as a finalist in the Seattle Laugh Off as well as the Rocky Mountain Comedy competition, Rick left Seattle for Los Angeles to expand his professional career.
Since then Rick has had numerous television appearances, been performing at clubs and colleges all over the country, and recently returned from the Middle East performing comedy for the U.S. troops. “It’s good to be Home”.
Don’t let Sam Demaris fool you. He’s black, but he in no way does “black” comedy When you’re watching him, you never know what to expect. His performances are very fast-paced, very high-energy and consistently leave audiences in stitches. Sam started his comedy career in 2001 and never looked back.
In 2002, he took home the gold in the “Houston’s Funniest Person” competition and since then, Sam has gone on to do countless gigs across the United States including the Maxim Magazine Real Men of Comedy tour as well as tours of Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrian, Djibouti, and South Korea to perform for the United States Armed Forces. If he’s anywhere near you, you definitely have to see this guy!
Will Weldon is a comedian who has been comedy-ing since his late-teens. Fascinating stuff, right? Hailing first from Canada, and now from Los Angeles, his material is often politically correct in the most un-politically correct way possible, which makes more sense once you see him perform. Which you should do! He has performed at The Bridgetown Comedy Festival twice, is a regular at the Hollywood Improv, and has egregiously blown all sorts of great acting auditions.
Will is looking forward to performing in the 2011 Seattle Comedy Competition, unless he is eliminated early, in which case he looks forward to bad mouthing the Pacific Northwest for the next few months.