Wayne Federman is a comedian, actor, comedy writer, and author. He has performed on The Tonight Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and has his own half‐hour stand‐up special on Comedy Central. He is noted for numerous brief comedic appearances in films like The 40‐Year‐Old Virgin, Legally Blonde, 50 First Dates, Knocked Up, Step Brothers, and Funny People. He portrayed “Dean Weinstock” on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and has also appeared on The League, The Wizards of Waverly Place, and The Larry Sanders Show. Wayne was the head monologue writer for NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and just received a WGA Award nomination for writing the 2012 The Independent Spirit Awards. He hosts an annual Christmas show at Largo and The Wayne Federman International Film Festival at CineFamily and also co‐authored the bestselling sports biography MARAVICH (“The definitive biography of Pistol Pete Maravich” ESPN). www.WayneFederman.com
They call him the Bitter Buddha, comedian Eddie Pepitone is a master of the dark art of comedy. Hailed as a modern day cross between Jackie Gleason, Don Rickles and Eckart Tolle. Eddie is a force of nature on stage, switching between social rage and self-doubt. His shows are an energetic combo of calm and chaos, blue-collar angst and sardonic enlightenment. Few comedians working today channel the power of the rant better than Eddie Pepitone. In addition to his regular stand-up shows, Eddie is stand-out comic/character actor. Beginning in New York City’s improv/sketch scene (where he quickly became a regular face), and continuing on to recurring roles on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Eddie has also appeared on numerous comedy TV shows, including The Life and Times of Tim, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Sarah Silverman Program, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Comic Standing, and Chappelle’s Show. Fans also might recognize Pepitone from his role in the hit comedy Old School or from his multiple award-winning short, Runyon: Just Above Sunset. Eddie is also an accomplished dramatic actor, having appeared on Law and Order: Criminal Intent, The Beat, and Now and Again. After a nationwide tour with the acclaimed Chicago City Limits improv company Eddie settled down in Los Angeles, where he still performs today. Not one to be sedate, however, Eddie still tours the country regularly, having performed at some of the biggest venues in the comedy scene including The Improv, Caroline’s on Broadway, Largo at the Coronet, and both the LA and NY Upright Citizens Brigade Theaters. Nowadays Eddie can frequently be found on his must-follow Twitter, co-hosting the popular comedy podcast The Long Shot (now in its fourth season), and writing/appearing in the hit web series: Puddin’. Eddie has released his FIRST Live Comedy Album! Recorded at Gotham Comedy Club earlier this year, A Great Stillness has been highly anticipated since its announcement. The Huffington Post even went so far as to say, “…we highly recommend it as a stocking stuffer for everyone you know who thinks they know comedy.” You can buy A Great Stillness on iTunes or Amazon MP3 right now! www.eddiepepitone.com
Brody Stevens is a comedian who possesses that always elusive natural character. Many on the inside call him, “The Entertainers’ Entertainer.” Let’s not forget the English speaking audiences! Citizens of the world, both young and old, continue to support this eclectic personality as he attempts to bridge the gap between man and crowd. After retiring from a successful amateur baseball career at 23, where many of his former teammates have gone on to make millions in the major leagues, Stevens found his calling in Seattle where he began doing stand up in the mid-’90s, working out of the Comedy Underground and other notable Emerald City establishments. In addition to his stage work, The Brody Stevens Cable Access TV Show was a cult favorite throughout the Pacific Northwest. The show was zany, in your face, and live for two years, adding much needed spunk to Seattle’s dreary climate. Then it was off to New York City! Three years in the Big Apple, he did everything from the ultra-hip Luna Lounge to the Lower East Side street theater. On top of that, he gave tours at Radio City Music Hall. Currently active in the Los Angeles comedy scene, Stevens is no stranger to the limelight of national exposure. His many credits include Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic, CBS’ The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn three times, five counting re-runs, R2PC: Road to Park City at Slamdance Film Festival, NBC’s Late Friday and PAX TV’s Ed McMahon’s Next Big Star. Another fact, Stevens has paneled on National Lampoon’s Funny Money, sketched at Jimmy Kimmel Live!,passed FX’s The Test with Jillian Barberie, and was a daily contributor for The Best Damn Sports Show Period on Fox. Corporate functions and roast opportunities are being fielded as well, it’s just a fact, from the Texas Rangers to Tom Arnold’s celebrity galas. A side note, Stevens has been brought in on numerous television projects, bringing the best out of each and every tourist type spectator attending a taping here in the city of Hollywood. Stevens calls this a valued skill. Stevens has also appeared in several films, including both hit Hangover movies. He has tamed audiences at the upstart Chicago Just for Laughs Comedy Festival and Vancouver Just for Laughs Comedy Festival. He also has a hit web series called Brody Stevens: Enjoy It! on HBOGO.
Chris Garcia is a comedian and writer, who recently relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles, California. Chris is the recipient of the 2010 Dan Crawford Memorial Scholarship, an annual honor given to the San Francisco Punchline Comedy Club’s comedian of the year. He was recently named one of the Bay Area’s “Top 5 Comedians to Watch” by the San Jose Mercury News, and was awarded a 2010 Silver Nail by Rooftop Comedy, an award recognizing 8 of the top up and coming comedians in the country. In September of 2011, Chris was named the “Funniest Man in Berkeley.” His festival appearances include SF Sketchfest (2008-2011), the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (2009&2011), and the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival.
Thursday, January 31, 8pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club