The Great American Comedy Festival Showcase
Performing Artists (Click on Artist for Reviews and Previews)
18 & over
Two drink minimum
With HELEN HONG, LEO FLOWERS, NICHOLAS ANTHONY, TYLER BOEH, BROOKS McBETH, JACKIE FABULOUS, CHARLENE MAE, LOU SANTINI, MARY PATTERSON BROOM, SAMUEL CAMROE and JIMMY BURNS
Helen Hong is a comedian, TV host, matchmaker, and star of Logo Channel’s reality dating series “Setup Squad.” Helen’s adorable stage presence and mischievous point of view have landed her on The Huffington Post’s Favorite Female Comedians list and a profile in The New York Times. She’s been featured on E!, TLC, and is a frequent host of the PBS syndicated talk show “Asian America.”
As a standup comedian, Helen’s “cute little Asian girl” demeanor leaves audiences totally unprepared for her naughty and irreverent material. She was a semi-finalist in the 2008 and 2007 NY’s Funniest Stand-Up Competition, was selected for the Emerging Comics Showcase at the 2007 NYC Underground Comedy Festival, and was a semi-finalist in the 2006 California’s Funniest Female Contest. Helen has performed across the country, including at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, in Puerto Rico for Armed Services Entertainment, and at dozens of colleges and universities.
Helen is the creator and host of a popular comedy-matchmaking event called “Laugh Match.” She stars as a professional wing-woman in Logo Channel’s “Setup Squad,” a reality series about a New York dating agency. When she’s not playing cupid or making people laugh, Helen enjoys karaoke, NPR, and cheese.
After receiving his M.A. in Counseling/Psychology, Leo immediately put it use on stage. Show after show, he hilariously dissects personal and social relationships. A Chicago native , Leo quickly worked his way into major comedy clubs and colleges across the country. His delivery has been described as "smooth and deliberate," making observations bordering on "genius and insanity." No two shows are ever alike, as he’s always attacking the issues of the day and revealing personal anecdotes. Infusing stand-up w/storytelling, Leo captivates audiences of all demographics. Recently, Leo has appeared on "Comics Unleashed w/Byron Allen"; winner of the Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Competition; runner-up in the "San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy Competition;" a Finalist in the 2009 Stand-up for Diversity Competition; Laugh Factory regular; toured on "Shaved and Depraved Comedy Tour"; co-hosted MTV’s "Sports Blender;" and cut his acting chops in the webisode "Sorority Forever." He has also opened for such stars as Bill Burr, Mo’Nique and Mitch Fatel. So be sure to catch this rising star at a comedy club or movie theatre near you.