Wednesday, February 29, 2012

John Caparulo's sharp wit and unique delivery will make you an instant fan. At the Stardome this weekend, March 1 - 4!

John began his stand-up career in Northeast Ohio in 1997. His sharp wit and unique delivery made him a crowd favorite right off the bat.

After graduating from Kent State University, he left behind a lucrative career patching potholes to take his talent to the West coast. There he spent the next four years working the door at the world famous Comedy Store and cutting grass at a local golf course.

Cap's first big break came at the 2003 Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he impressed the industry observers enough to offer him a sitcom deal. It was then he was able to trade in his weed whacker for a microphone full-time. He then applied his blue-collar work ethic to the stage, where he now performs nearly 365 nights a year.

He has made three appearances on Tonight Show, has his own half-hour Comedy Central Presents and is now a part of Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation. The 1-hour special recently aired on TBS. John's first film, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show, was released by New Line Cinema earlier this year. The comedy documentary follows Vince and 4 stand-up comics as they tour around the country. John is the host of the CMT series Mobile Home Disaster and is a regular on E!'s hit show Chelsea Lately.

In May of 2008, this up-and-coming comedian recorded his first one-hour DVD called "Meet Cap," which was released in April, 2009.

Yes, John Caparulo is living proof that you really can do something with your life even if you don't wake up before noon!

ON MARCH 1-4, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

She's Brilliant, Strong AND Funny! Sheryl Underwood Feb 24-25 at the StarDome!

Comedienne. Political Satirist. Republican. Conservative. Not the first things that come to mind when you look at the beautiful and talented Sheryl Underwood. There's more to her than meets the eye. One of the most brilliant comics on the scene today, Underwood's claim to fame is that she dares to say what people are really thinking and makes no apologies for it.

Underwood's comedy career began in 1989 when she became the first female finalist in the popular Miller Lite Comedy Search. Since then her career has continued to skyrocket. Sheryl has won a number of high profile comedy competitions including Johnny Walker Red, Funniest Woman at the Improv, Old English Comedy Crunch and BET's Comic View's Funniest Female Comedian. In 1995 Underwood was named 1st runner-up in the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, securing Sheryl a place in history as the first female comedian- in fact, the only comedian- to place in the competition's final round three years in a row.

With all these accomplishments on the comedy circuit, Sheryl began her next challenge - to conquer the world of television. When BET needed an additional host for their popular talk show, Oh Drama! Sheryl answered the call and was an immediate hit as the show's newest host. Audiences took instantly to her bluntness, wry humor and down to earth appeal, which lead to the creation of her own show Holla. The self-produced and created talk show based loosely on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect brings together a panel of guests with vastly different opinions to discuss politics, sex, current events and various newsworthy topic- with explosive results- moderated by Underwood, Holla airs on BET Tuesday & Thursdays at 9:30 PM.

The same qualities that endeared Sheryl to BET audiences have made her a favorite on shows such as Politically Incorrect, HBO's All-Star Def Comedy Jam, Showtime's Full-Frontal Comedy Show, Motown Live and Fox's Saturday Night Special. Her appeal also extends to film with roles in Bullworth and Master P's I Got the Hook Up.

Not only is Sheryl one of the hardest working comedians in the country, she is also a philanthropist, donating 5% of her road earnings to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., where she is a lifetime member and has served as President of her local chapter (Omieron Rho Zeta chapter). In addition to the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sheryl is also a member of the National Council of Negro Women and the NAACP. She also supports a number of worthy causes, including founding the African-American Female Comedian Association.

With upcoming appearances on Comedy Central & Showtime's Laff-a-palooza, Sheryl continues to push the envelope: discussing sex, politics, current events and relationships. Her onstage show elicits bold testimonials from even the most conservative crowds. Whether on radio, television or in film, Sheryl is quick to use humor to convey her views in a down-to-earth, likable style. Her controversial opinions as a sexually progressive, God-fearing, staunch, black Republican woman come across loud and clear during her on-stage show much to the enjoyment of loyal fans and new enthusiasts alike.

ON FEBRUARY 24-25, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Last Comic Standing winner Jon Reep at the StarDome this weekend!

American actor and stand-up comedian John Reep was born on March 26, 1972 in Hickory, North Carolina. He is the winner of the fifth season of the NBC reality talent contest Last Comic Standing.  While attending Fred T. Foard High School, Reep participated in sports and was a member of the football team. He was given the batch award of class clown, following in his father’s footsteps.

Jon graduated from North Carolina State University 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater, Mass Communication, and Public & Personal communication. A year later, he hit the road as a full-time traveling comic, and that was the end of his life as a normal human being. In 2000, he moved to Los Angeles to try his hand at an acting career.

As an actor he's played, "Raymus" from the movie Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo Bay, and the dim witted cop "Gerald Bob" from the ABC Sitcom Rodney. But you probably would most readily recognize him as the Dodge Truck's commercial's "Hemi guy". You remember, the red-headed guy who leans out of a beat-up car and utters the now famous line: "That thing gotta Hemi?

But before all that he was already one of the hardest working comics in America, selling out clubs and getting standing ovations at college after college across the country. Jon has been on Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", the half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep",TBS's "Pit Stop Comedy", NBC's "Late Friday", CMT's "Comedy Club" & "Comedy stage." He has performed at the Montreal "Just for Laughs" Festival in 1999 & 2004, and in the Las Vegas Comedy Festival in 2005 and the Bonaroo Music & Arts Festival 2006. Most recently, he headlined a club during the Vancouver Comedy Festival in 2009. His show is supersonic energy filled with non-stop characters and super clever writing.
Aside from his work in comedy, he also co-created the website

ON FEBRUARY 17-18, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Get your SASS ON for Valentine's Day with Etta May at the StarDome!

What’s the best way to describe Etta May? “Minnie Pearl with a migraine.” To put it simply, when Etta May takes the stage, she is the reigning Queen of Southern Sass. She reflects “You know you’re getting fat when you sit in the bathtub and the water in the toilet rises!”

Born and raised in Bald Knob, Arkansas, Etta May grew up alongside nine older brothers, who referred to their baby sister as “the human sacrifice.” In fact, Etta May’s parents - her father, a potpourri farmer, and her mother, bedridden by constant childbearing, - did not realize Etta May was a girl until she required a training bra.

Etta May met her husband, Delbert, an aspiring truck driver, at a friend’s kegger. From across the yard their eyes locked in a love look. Nine months later, she was blessed with a boy, followed by a girl and two more boys. “That’s where my comedy comes from. I just wait for my husband or kids to do something stupid, and then I write it down.”

Through the years, Etta May had a string of dead end jobs. She faithfully drove a school bus for over 10 years. She says she learned how to handle unruly kids by Armor All-ing the seats, and touching the brakes, all the way home. One night, while volunteering as a BINGO caller, she recalls, “the ball sucker got stuck, and I was forced to entertain a room full of angry Catholics. It was then I realized I could make people laugh.” Etta May will take you on a redneck ride through the Deep South.

Etta May won the prestigious American Comedy Awards: “Stand-Up Comic of the Year,” and has appeared on Oprah, Comic Strip Live, MTV, and as a guest commentator on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

In addition to television, Etta May is a regular on the syndicated Bob & Tom radio show and XM Radio’s comedy channels.

ON FEBRUARY 14, 2012