Monday, August 29, 2011

Can you feel the love tonight? Lavell Crawford is bringing it to the StarDome.

Funnyman, Lavell Crawford is quickly climbing the comedic ranks and becoming one of the hottest stars in the biz today. He recently filmed a new one-hour special in his home town of St. Louis, scheduled to premiere on Comedy Central. "Can A Brother Get Some Love?" will be released on DVD from Entertainment One. In addition, he recently filmed an episode of "Workaholics" for Comedy Central and he's been cast in a recurring role on the new season of AMC's Emmy Award-winning "Breaking Bad." If that's not enough, he can also be seen as a regular panelist on E! Entertainment's "Chelsea Lately" and on "Lopez Tonight," performing in various comedy sketches on the show. From his numerous television appearances and as one of the hottest touring acts in the country, audiences are becoming increasingly familiar with Lavell's giant-sized talent.

Lavell gained huge national exposure on NBC's hit reality series "Last Comic Standing." Not only did NBC take notice, promptly signing Lavell to a holding deal with the network, but also Comedy Central, offering him his own half-hour standup special, "Comedy Central Presents: Lavell Crawford" which aired in early 2009. Lavell's stand-out work includes appearances on "Shaquille O'Neal Presents: All Star Comedy Jam" which premiered on Showtime, "Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam" on HBO, "Showtime at the Apollo," "Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment," "Comic's Unleashed with Byron Allen," "Steve Harvey's Big Time" "Comedy Central's Premium Blend," "Motown Live" and BET's "Comic View."

In addition, Lavell has appeared in the films "Baby's Mama Drama," "Beverlyhood," "Ghetto South Problems" and on the televised series "The Jamie Foxx Show." On stage, he played Ben in the hit play "Men Cry in the Dark," based on the Michael Baisden best seller. Lavell also recently appeared on stage with the critically acclaimed production "Friends and Lovers," a stage production based on the novel by author Eric Jerome Dickey where he played the scene-stealing Bobby. The play also featured notable actors such as Miguel Nunez ("Juwana Man"), Leon ("The Five Heartbeats"), Monica Calhoun ("The Best Man"), Mel Jackson ("Soul Food") and Maia Campbell ("In the House").

Endeared by audiences far and wide, Lavell has built a very strong fan base playing theatres, comedy clubs and colleges across the nation in addition to festivals including HBO's US Comedy Arts Festival, The Comedy Festival and LAFFAPALOOZA, America's longest-running annual urban comedy festival.

SEPTEMBER 2-4, 2011


Monday, August 22, 2011

Sweet as a honey glazed ham and as hot as a Tabasco chili pepper... it's The "Ragin Cajun" John Morgan!!

When trying to come up with the best way of describing comedian John Morgan, the phrase "Ragin' Cajun" comes to mind. Most likely that's because this is how he's often addressed, but a nickname like that isn't just given out, it has to be earned. Imagine mixing a tent revival with zydeco music and C4. It’s not hard to envision John Morgan starting his own mega-church.

A native of Louisiana, Morgan is a southern boy who's got a lot to say about his home region. He does so with an easy rapport, straight shooting southern charm, and an outrageous amount of comic energy. The "Ragin' Cajun's" physical antics on stage are like a 5 year old after a 6-pack of Red Bull! He'll have you howling "HOOOWEEE, he's good!" When asked how he would describe himself John replied, “Positively motivated. It doesn’t mean I’m in agreement with everybody. But what I believe, I’m positively motivated”. You've seen him on HBO, Showtime, and MTV... now see this red-hot chili pepper live!
Here’s why John Morgan is a house favorite..he’s one of those rare comics that can play any stage any time with any audience. “We are privileged”, Mr. Morgan went on to say, “when we are able to keep our own thought process and refocus it in a style the audience will accept”.

And the Ragin Cajun enjoys bringing the heat when he steps on stage. You can see the glee in his eyes. No political correctness for this comic. If he were a Cajun spice, he’d be the kind that would make you ‘slap ya mama’.

SEPTEMBER 6-18, 2011


Monday, August 15, 2011

YOU ARE GETTING VERY SLEEEEEPY!! Don't miss Gary Conrad, Comedian & Hypnotist Extraordinaire!!

Gary Conrad has quickly become one of the hottest and most skillful hypnotists working in this country. He has amazed audiences from Alaska to Florida with his hypnotism shows. He has become a regular at all of the "A" room comedy clubs and colleges across the country.

Gary Conrad Gary Conrad, stage hypnotist Gary was born and raised in Linden, New Jersey. After receiving his degree from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, he worked as a stockbroker in New York City. He followed that with a very successful eleven-year stretch in the shipping business, working in both New York and Los Angeles.

Gary Conrad began his journey into hypnosis in 1980 in order to better condition himself during training for bodybuilding competition. He learned that through control of his mind, he could maximize his workout abilities. This ignited his passion for hypnotism that continues to this day. After several years of study, which included a stint in England, Gary began hypnotizing people in a clinical setting and eventually moved to the stage.

Gary Conrad has hypnotized thousands from Army Special Forces to bikers to New York policemen to schoolteachers. His shows are among the most popular that many comedy clubs host. Gary Conrad is unique in that he is one of the very few performers in the country to have the same people come back two and three times in one week to attend his show. Also, while traversing the country, he has become popular on radio and television programs in many different markets.
Since hitting the road, Gary Conrad has never looked back. If the adage of "practice makes perfect" holds true, he must be as close to perfect as any hypnotist in the country. Not content to simply work a few weeks on the road and then go home for a week, he works non-stop...year round, performing more than 400 shows per year.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Comedy has a new IQ... Baron Vaughn!

BARON VAUGHN is a curious bi-coastal comedian. He splits his time between NYC and LA where he can be seen in various clubs and underground rooms. After graduating from Boston University's acting program, comedian and actor Baron Vaughn appeared at the prestigious Williamstown Theater Festival, and made his Broadway debut in "Drowning Crow," starring Alfre Woodard and Anthony Mackie. He also continued to cultivate his stand-up, and began performing at comedy clubs around the country and at festivals including the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, the Comedy Central festival in South Beach and the 2010 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.

Vaughn has appeared as a commentator on numerous shows on MTV and VH1 and was featured as a comedian on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" and on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." His stand-up has also been seen recently in the Comedy Central specials "Awkward Comedy Show" and "Russell Simmons Presents: Stand-Up at the El Rey." Other television credits include "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and "Rescue Me." Vaughn has also starred in films including J.J. Abrams' "Cloverfield" and "Black Dynamite." Most recently, he was seen in the comedy "The Other Guys" with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. 
Starting in January, you can see him on the new USA series “Fairly Legal.”

You can read his hilarious musings at his blog at



Monday, August 1, 2011

For the love of Pete (Correale)! See him this week at the Stardome!!

Recently named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the top 10 comics to watch, rapidly rising comedy sensation Pete Correale brings his keen eye for the humor found in daily life to Comedy Central with his first-ever special, “The Things We Do For Love.” The show debuts on Saturday, May 30 at 11 PM (Eastern and Pacific times).

Praised for his “brash and energetic” humor by the Anchorage Daily News, Correale is a veteran of the comedy club and festival circuit as well as television talk shows like “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Last Call with Carson Daily,” and co-hosted the Sirius satellite radio show “Breuer Unleashed” with former “Saturday Night Live” star Jim Breuer for four years. The Long Island native began his comedy career after graduating from college in 1992 and moving to New York City, where he cooked hamburgers and mopped floors at the New York Comedy Club in exchange for stage time late in the night to hone his act. He quickly rose to headliner status and began making his living as a comedian.

“The Things We Do For Love” features Correale in front of a New York City streetscape set making his pungent observations on the absurdities, contradictions and weirdness of everyday life from the perspective of a regular guy (albeit one with a wickedly funny wit). The special spotlights his gift for finding laughs in love, marriage, drinking, smoking cigarettes in an increasingly non-smoking world, being married versus single, and living in New York City, among many other topics. Essential to the collective implication of “The Things We Do For Love,” his wife is an unseen presence yet integral partner throughout in many of Correale's wickedly funny tales. Whether the subject is life and health insurance, taking his nieces and nephews to the Bronx Zoo, being a dog owner, carnival rides, or his sister running in the New York Marathon, Correale zeroes in on the inherent humor in everything he encounters and experiences to evoke fervent and knowing laughter from the live audience at the special's taping. A viral Internet campaign and My Space and Facebook promotions over the next two months will tease comedy fans with snippets of Correale's wit to plug the special.

His first big breaks were appearing at Canada's prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in 2000 in its New Faces showcase and making his national TV debut on NBC's “Late Friday.” Other television appearances include NBC's “Friday Night” and Comedy Central's “Premium Blend” and “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn,” co-starring in the pilot for a Jim Breuer series for Fox, and being a featured comic in 2004 on MTV's live pre-game “Superbowl Bash.” He has showcased his stand up at the 2008 Comedy Festival in Las Vegas, New York Comedy Festival, the HBO U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen and the 2005 Bonnaroo music festival. Correale has also taken his act international at Ireland's Kilkenny Cat Laughs Comedy Festival and was invited to perform in London, England on the BBC/Comedy Central show "The World Stands Up” that featured the best comedy acts from around the globe. He has been appearing in 2008 into 2009 on the third annual Jameson Comedy Tour. In April, Correale headlines the historic first-ever Beirut Stand Up Comedy Festival in Lebanon.

Correale has participated in such charity events as Comics Come Home fundraiser at Boston University, and was invited to entertain the first U.S. troops coming home from Iraq at a show aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York City. He has also worked as a comedy writer for shows on MTV and Comedy Central, and acted in starring roles in the films The Gynecologists, American Dummy and Act of Contrition. With his tabloid front-page styled website (, the comic keeps his hilarity buzzing on the Internet. He is an avid sports fan and devoted follower of the New York Yankees who earned an All American honorable mention playing high school basketball and played for SUNY Fredonia in his college years. He lives with his wife in Manhattan, where he keeps his act sharp appearing at the city's comedy clubs when not on tour.

Correale's humor connects so strongly because it's reality-based comedy that comes from the laughs he finds in his own life. “If it happened to me, it happened to someone else,” he observes. “I like to tell stories that happen to me and find the joke in it. Whether it's putting together furniture for my wife, or walking my dog at 2 AM or hanging out with buddies having a few beers, it's all things we do for love.” And with Correale, the things that also provide hilarity in spades.

Pete's 2nd Appearance on David Letterman