An award-winning documentary filmmaker, Jeff’s work focuses on the outer limits of free speech with his own unconventional eye. His first film–Pirate Radio USA, was called “subversively cheery” by The Austin Chronicle and was awarded Best Feature at the Zion Independent Film Festival (2007) and Seattle True Independent Festival (2008). Creator and former host of Seattle cable cult favorite, Deface the Nation, Jeff will be featured in the new documentary Channeling Yourself (2016), a look at the Golden Age of Public Access TV. Jeff is now in pre-production on his new documentary expose, Everything You Know Is Fiction.
Wes Johnson is a filmmaker in Seattle, Washington. He was a producer, cinematographer and editor on the feature documentary Blood on the Flat Track: The Rise of the Rat City Rollergirls. He has directed, shot and edited numerous darkly comedic short films including Vampire Hunter Hank and Girl Trouble, which have enjoyed film festival screenings across the country. Wes has also created music videos for Seattle acts Sandrider, Deadkill and Tubaluba.
When he’s not on the road, his free time is spent marathon running, streamlining vigilante justice, and enriching the lives of farm animals. He also comes from a long and triumphant line of Freemasons, who founded the fair city of Eugene, Oregon. Although he is 1/32 African American, he made the choice long ago to forgo racial material in his repertoire. This triple threat will soon be a licensed real estate salesman, in the hopes of parlaying his selling adventures into comedic gold. Favorite color is yellow.
Winner of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Described by media critic David Fewster as being “the spawn of an unnatural union between Henry Rollins and Don Rickles.” James performed at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Comedy Central Laugh Riots, Bumbershoot and was a three time headliner of the Seattle Lenny Bruce Festival. He was co-creator of the Mudslingers Ball Comedy Central pilot and written and produced his own one man show adapted from his book The Greyhound Diary.
Kristine Levine is the foul mouthed mother that you’ve always wanted in your life. She has been seen on Portlandia, Welcome to Bridgetown, The Willamette Weekly’s Top Comics and has completed a 50 State Comedy Tour in 50 Days. She has opened for some of the biggest acts in comedy, most recently opening for Doug Stanhope during his latest tour through Portland.
Travis Lipski is a Writer, Stand-up Comic and Actor living in Los Angeles, California where he continues to perform in venues throughout the area including an appearance at the World Famous Comedy Store. Currently pursuing a career in screenwriting, Travis has two film projects in pre-production; Death Booth For Two and Karaoke Knights. He lives with his fiance, Singer/Songwriter and Beverly Hills Yoga instructor Marilyn Haifa and their dog Kate.
Sean Rouse was one of the breakout stars with Dave Attell, Greg Giraldo, and Dane Cook on Comedy Central’s Insomniac Tour. He was in Men in Black II and also on HBO’s critically acclaimed Down & Dirty with Jim Norton. He’s irreverent, even though he looks innocent. He’s likeable even though he’s highly obscene. But most of all, he’s extremely entertaining.
“Rouse is one of the best comics working on this planet. Dark, evil, extraordinarily smart, relevant and adorable” – Doug Stanhope.
Brendon Walsh established himself in comedy in Austin, TX where he won the Funniest Person In Austin contest and that same year he appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live as his original “Scary Monster” character (a terrible monster stand up comedian). You’ve also seen him on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, NBC’s Last Comic Standing, CONAN, HBO’s Funny As Hell, two episodes of John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, Comedy Central’s Half-Hour and The Late Late Show on CBS with guest host Drew Carey.
Brendon also appeared in Chelsea Peretti’s Netflix special One Of The Greats and episodes of Maron (IFC) and Legit (FX). He was also a producer, writer and regular cast member on the final three seasons of World’s Dumbest on Tru TV, and he makes regular appearances on Comedy Central’s @midnight program.
Walsh was on season 3 of Drunk History and Still Punching The Clown starring Henry Phillips and JK Simmons. You can hear Ol’ BW every week on The Bone Zone Podcast on allthingscomedy.com and he is developing a television show for Comedy Central with Johnny Pemperton and Randy Liedtke. Brendon is also a writer for Disney’s animated show Pickle and Peanut which will premiere on Disney XD in 2015. He currently lives in Los Angeles, CA with your mom.
Brett Erickson is a comedian based in Los Angeles, CA. As host of one of L.A.’s most popular weekly shows, Punch at the Pikey, Brett tackles the week’s news with a bold and brash, tell-it-like-it-is style. Combining a razor-sharp wit with a lovably acerbic tongue, Brett takes on topics most comics are too afraid to go near. If you like your comedy in the tradition of Stanhope and Hicks, you’ll love Brett.
Should have been the winner of the 2014 Funniest Person in Austin Norm Wilkerson is also known as the Comic Borscht Belt Satan. He’s a regular at The Velveeta Room, Moontower Comedy and Cap City Comedy. He’s been heard on KOOP 91.7FM. Norm created The Comedy Seance featuring comedians performing the ghosts of dead celebrities, many of which are known for something other than comedy. The show has grown into a not-to-be-missed event every fall at the Spiderhouse Ballroom, one of Austin’s premiere comedy events. Soon to be father of twins.