Stand-up from Los Angeles & Sonoma County at Sonoma Laughfest, October 20, 2016
Episode One – airs December 10, 2016 at 11:00pm – one hour
Hosted by Haley Mancini
Mad Men (AMC), Weeds (Showtime), The Powerpuff Girls (Cartoon Network)
Haley Mancini is a performer and writer from Denver, Colorado. You can currently find her as a writer and voice actor on The Powerpuff Girls on Cartoon Network, and you may have seen her in shows like Shameless, Mad Men, Weeds, and 24, as well as the host of Hulu’s long-running daily show, The Morning After. Haley is also an alumna of Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. She’s a proud member of the Maude Team Baseball as well as the host of Full of It: The Bullsh*t Show, every month at UCB Sunset! Other UCB credits include: Maude Night, CDR Sketch, Sketch Cram, and Quick ‘N’ Funny Musicals.
Jason Van Glass
Master of the one-liner, and favorite comedian of servicemen and presidents alike, Jason Van Glass is one of the nation’s most-beloved entertainers, a millionaire many times over, and a star in every category open to him – vaudeville, radio, television, and film, most notably a string of “Road” movies with longtime friend Bing Crosby. He performs regularly at clubs around Los Angeles including The Meltdown, The Comedy Store, and the Upright Citizens Brigade, is the cohost of the show Gangbusters! at the Clubhouse, and has traveled countless miles to entertain the troops in cities like Austin, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, and San Francisco. The Bob Hope American Patriot Award is named in his honor.
Last Comic Standing (NBC), Walk of Shame Shuttle (VH1).
Described as hilariously witty by most and “demented” by his 4th grade teacher, Erik Escobar is a comic that performs all throughout the US at clubs, colleges, and festivals both independently, as a part of the Almost Asian Comedy Tour, and opening for acts such as WWE’s Rob Van Dam and Seinfeld’s Jerry Seinfeld. Credits include NBC’s Last Comic Standing, VH1’s Walk of Shame Shuttle, Buzzfeed, and the upcoming documentary Where Have You Gone, Lou Dimaggio? You can also check out his Spokane, Washington based upcoming series, Content, at Instagram.com/enjoyCONTENT. His quick delivery and awkward edginess has made him a rising act you will not want to miss. He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his dog, Rancor, and can be seen (most)every Friday at LA’s The Improv Space Theatre with his improv team, Bankroll, or throughout the country at comedy clubs and in the audience at independent wrestling promotions.
Straight out of Compton, Moreno Valley, and other luxurious Los Angeles neighborhoods, Cheri Hodge mixes world weary cynicism with offbeat whimsy. She’ll keep you laughing throughout the whole show as she shows you why she is also known as the Queen of Misdirection.
Modern Family (ABC). Movies: Bloodsucking Bastards. Online: Funny or Die, College Humor
Marshall Givens is a writer/performer/host/voiceover artist and native of the south side of Chicago, IL. He has lived and slaved in Los Angeles since the Bears went to the Super Bowl last, just so you know where his allegiance lies. His comedy education started at Northwestern University, then to The Second City Chicago, i.O. West, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade L.A. A member of several improv/sketch teams, he is the co-founding member of the all-Black comedy team, The TuskegeeXperiment. Marshall is currently writing on several film and web projects. You can find him in many featured sketches on UCBComedy.com, Funny or Die, and College Humor. Marshall is the co-producer of UCBlack: Black History Month show and a proud member of the house sketch team, Oh Brother!
Richelle Meiss is an actor, improvisor, writer, and standup in Los Angeles. She creates video for Circa Laughs, writes for Smosh.com and Gurl.com, and performs stand up all over LA. She completed the improv training at UCB and performs on the indie team Kaboombox. In addition to comedy, she is a Strasberg trained actor, has a BFA in musical theater, and is currently studying at John Rosenfeld Studios.