Starring: Brian Kiley
Brian Kiley has been a staff writer for Conan O’Brien for 23 years. He’s been nominated for 16 Emmy Awards (He won in 2007)
He’s appeared 7 times on the David Letterman show, 12 times on Late Night with Conan and 4 times on the Tonight Show.
He has his own Comedy Central half-hour special.
His jokes have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Prevention Magazine, GQ and the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle.
Featuring: Charlene Mae
Charlene Mae standup career started in 1997, she toured the country and opened for headliners such as Jeff Dunham, Marc Curry and Bill Engvall. She quit comedy for a few years and started back again in 2010. Her material is versatile and her performance flows with non-stop laughter, all while being edgy without being offensive.
In 2013 Charlene was invited to the Great American Comedy Festival, won a clean Comedy Challenge and took 4th in the CA Funniest Females, and featured for Comedian Hal Sparks on the road, including at the Riveria in Las Vegas and was invited to return for the second time to the “Women in Comedy” Festival in Boston, Mass.
Charlene Mae was featured on Rules Of Engagement for 3 seasons, ABC’s Baby Daddy and Disney’s Jesse, Disney XD’s LabRats, and Mike and Molly.
Host: Brian Apprille
A professional stand-up comedian since 1997, Brian Apprille has performed all over the country making people laugh at casinos, clubs, colleges, conventions, and other events. In 2009, developed facial paralysis as a result from a rare disease called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
He returned to the stage determined to pursue his dreams and to help raise awareness for facial paralysis, and laughter and hope to those who suffer from it.
Critics call him, “brilliantly entertaining,” and “coast-to-coast funny!” He blends his material with a variety of over 100+ impressions, resulting in a performance that has been called “a spectacular exhibition of high-energy comedy” that both entertains and inspires!
Brian has shared the stage with some of comedy’s biggest names, and was the winner of the 2016 Clean Comedy Challenge, and has been featured on AOL’s COMEDY SPOTLIGHT, SprintTV, and has appeared on NBC, and in Disney’s hit movie THE GAME PLAN.
Special Guest: Martin Atrushi
Martin Atrushi’s parents were Kurdish political refugees from Northern Iraq, forced out by Saddam Hussein’s troops where they escaped to Bismarck, North Dakota. His fascination with comedy began at an early age as the family would gather around and watch John Ritter on “Three’s Company” although the young boy’s parents barely spoke English.
Martin first tried stand-up comedy at the age of 24 in a small coffee shop in Los Angeles and has been at it ever since. He has since shared the stage with comedy legends such as Robin Williams and Chris Rock. He is a comedian with a unique perspective into the everyday life of being Middle Eastern in America today.
Martin broadened his comedy reach by making comedy sketches online. His videos have accumulated over 15 million views on YouTube, and he has appeared SyFy’s show “Viral Video Showdown”, Fox TV’s show, “Laughs”, and he has just finished filming a documentary about comedy with Russell Peters.
When asked about why he does comedy, Martin says: “I’m trying to show another side of Middle Eastern people. We’re the same. We really like comedy, too. I really enjoy making people laugh.”