Comedians 

Jeff Jena ~ Emcee

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Jeffrey Jena is one of the top corporate and cruise comics working today. Thirty three years of live performance experience both as an actor and comic give him the ability to work for any audience. Highly skilled as both a writer and a performer knows exactly how to guide your event as hilarious evening of comedy. Jeff can customize an evening’s entertainment just for your group.

In his years as a stand-up comic Jeffrey Jena appeared on over forty national television shows, including Comics Unleashed, The Bob and Tom Show, The Dennis Miller Show, HBO, MTV, Evening at the Improv, NBC Friday Night and The Showtime Comedy Club Network.

As an actor has acted on such shows as Murder She Wrote and Hunter and in several films including “Raising the Dead” with Allison Eastwood. He has also appeared in shows with Jenny McCarthy and Weird Al Yankovic. Jeff has played over 1000 venues including clubs, Las Vegas, and cruise ships. He has opened for acts as varied as Barry Manilow, Jeffrey Osborne, The Temptations, Delbert McClintock, and Englebert Humperdinck.

As a writer Jeff has also scripted jokes for a wide variety of comedians including Ron White and Marty Allen. Jeff is also a frequent guest on the Bob and Tom Show and the Mark Germain Talk Show in Los Angeles. He has also appeared at hundreds of corporate functions and golf outings.

Jeff is married and has one son. He makes his home in a small town in Ohio.
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Michael Somerville

Michael tried standup comedy on a dare while a student at the University of Notre Dame. He was soon emceeing Fighting Irish pep rallies and growing 70’s style sideburns to do extra work in “Rudy”. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City and took a job in advertising but, when his neck became irritated from shaving every day, retired to pursue comedy full time. His first job was dancing in a pink bear suit at a Bar Mitvah. He was hooked. Since then Michael has carved a unique niche in entertainment. A comedian, TV host, writer, advice guru… there isn’t much he doesn’t do. Michael wrote and hosted the reality show “Wingman”, imparts humorously insightful advice on the Hallmark Channel and has performed standup on The Late Show with David Letterman four times. He also serves as a panelist on various programs for VH1, Bravo and The History Channel and spent three years as Glamour Magazine’s renowned dating columnist “Jake”.
Michael has hosted shows for Nickelodeon, Starz and Encore and contributed to numerous publications from Time Magazine to Maxim. His two comedy CD’s “Welcome to Somerville” and “Handsomely Disheveled” play in regular rotation on satellite radio. In his free time, Michael likes sleeping late and fettuccini, and loathes the sound of honking horns. While generally convivial, he is most fun after coffee.

Joe Larson

Joe Larson, son of a working comedian, started comedy at an early age and has always had a knack for making light of any situation. At 20 he really began to seriously pursue stand-up, comedy acting and improv as a potential career when he was chosen “College Comedian of the Year” at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Then the Seattle born and raised Comedian decided he didn’t have enough traffic, smog, and pastrami in his life so he moved to New York City. “I realized that my dream of being the first person on the cover of “O Magazine” other than Oprah wasn’t going to happen on its own.”
Working the comedy circuit on the east coast, Larson found early success. He was nominated “Best Up-And-Coming Comedian” at the NYC MAC Awards, and was a finalist in both the prestigious Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival and the well-respected Boston Comedy Festival. Any perk of being in New York: He is in a serious relationship with his girlfriend…they’re married. “She proposed to me” he explains…”At a romantic candlelight dinner she looked me in the eye, held my hands in hers and said, ‘Joe, I’m pregnant.”
Parenting has given his comedy a whole new spin. His popular blog, “Man was A Baby”, online sketch comedy pieces with “Grandma’s Favorite” and hilarious stand-up have led Joe to landing a spot as a series regular on the hit show “Babies Behaving Badly.” If you haven’t seen him killin’ it on stage, you might have heard Joe on the nationally syndicated “The Bob & Tom Show”…Or seen him in television appearances on The Tonight Show’s Laugh Squad, “Laughs” on FOX, Gotham Comedy Live, and on the Speed Channel. He’s even had the time to fit in an appearance on the film, “Stand-Up 360”.
Joe Larson has an irreverent, intelligent style that gets to appeals to…well…everybody. He says it’s because he just doesn’t care. The only things he cares about are his wife, his child, his hometown, his new town, his mother, his father, his audience and most importantly making people laugh. From colleges to comedy clubs, Joe has been funny everywhere. And he will do his damnedest to continue entertaining the masses.

David Crowe

Some of the highlights from David Crowe’s career include his own one-hour comedy special on Showtime titled “Crooked Finger”, appearances on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and “The Bob and Tom All-Stars Comedy Hour” and most recently the “HA Festival” for the CBC in Canada which will air in 2013.
Some comedians are smart. Some comedians are entertaining. David is greedy” —Bill Radke, National Public Radio

David’s career launched quicker than most when, just three years after his first open mic, he won both the Seattle and San Francisco International Comedy Competitions. He has gone on to be featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Aspen Comedy Festival, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Halifax Comedy Festival and the Vancouver Comedy Festival just to name a few. He has also released four comedy albums: Potshot’s at Goliath, Spoken Nerd, Cruciflex and Crooked Finer, all of which can be heard on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. He is currently in preproduction for his fifth record is due out in 2013.
“Crowe pirouettes in and out of contentious issues with the surefooted assurance of a comedy Nureyev.” Colin Somerville, The Herald
In 2012 he partnered with Compendium Inc. to release his own line of Greeting Cards called “Frank and Funny”. The line has garnered fantastic reviews by the greeting card industry and is currently available in stores nationwide including Cost Plus and World Markets.
“Enough comic adrenaline to drop a circus elephant.” — Tom Griswold, The Bob and Tom Show
Aside from working comedy clubs and theaters across the country and around the world, Crowe is also a favorite on the corporate entertainment circuit. He was recently hired to perform a 38 city theater tour across Canada for Investors Group Financial Services. He has also performed the likes of President Clinton, Microsoft, Boeing, Frito-Lay, Target, Ford, BP, BluRay, Starbucks, the United States Armed Forces as well as a host of other associations and groups in both the private and public sector.”
“My dream was to be so good at stand-up I wouldn’t have to do anything else. Turns out after 20 years I think I’ve forgotten how to do anything else.” —David Crowe

Karen Morgan

A former trial attorney, Karen Morgan began her comedy career in 2005 as a Finalist on Nick at Nite’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America.” She now performs in comedy clubs all over the country – from Gotham in New York to the Improv in Las Vegas to the Comedy & Magic Club in California. Karen can be heard on Sirius XM Radio and nationally syndicated radio shows like The Big Show with John Boy & Billy. Her TV appearances also include ads for Wal-Mart, Zyrtec and the Gotham Comedy Live special on AXS-TV. Karen’s shows in Performing Arts Centers around the country have made her a favorite among theater audiences. Still licensed to practice law in Maine and Georgia, Karen’s humor brings laughter to many corporate events and fundraisers for charitable organizations. Karen lives in Cumberland, Maine with her husband, three kids and a big dumb dog.

Tony Deyo

Tony Deyo is a comedian known most notably for his sharp, quick material and near-perfect comedic timing almost certainly gained from his years as a professional symphony musician. New York City’s Village Voice calls him “one of the tightest joke writers in the business.”
In 2013, he made his late night television debut on CONAN. Within a year, he had added appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, AXS TV’s Gotham Comedy Live, and Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. His latest album, Comedy Road Trip, landed on the Billboard Magazine comedy charts, and debuted as the #1 selling stand-up album on iTunes.
He performed at the prestigious HBO Aspen Comedy Festival, was named one of the year’s best by the New York Post, and can be heard regularly on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Lachlan Patterson

To say Lachlan Patterson is having one of his better years would be an understatement. Most recently, he finished as the runner up on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. With other recent television appearances on FX’s Legit, Comedy Central’s Tosh.O and his sets on The Tonight Show and Late Late Show with Drew Carry, it seems like people are finally becoming aware of just how talented Canadian born Comedian really is. Lachlan’s laid back style has given him a unique stage personality that has audiences charmed from beginning to end. His CD “Jokes to Make Love To” was a top 10 release on Rooftop Comedy and his live shows have drawn fans all across the globe. When not touring or preparing a set for television, Lachlan records his weekly podcast “The Kooks of Komedy” where he talks candidly about his personal life, goals and his passion for surfing.

 

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