Aztec Nights - Comedy Explosion 2012 Performers
Headliner: Chris D’Elia
The headliner for the 2012 Aztec Nights Comedy Explosion event is Chris D’Elia! Chris is going to rock it with his humor that has been described by Comedy Central as “silly, physical humor [that] sets him apart from other comedians.” Chris explained, “I never really feel like just standing there and telling jokes. I wanna move around. In fact, it's hard for me to write a joke where I don't end up on the ground for some reason. Hey, at least that way I know no comics will steal my [material]. Too many bruises.”
Chris D’Elia is one of the most sought after young comedians and actors in the comedy world. Recently named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch,” D’Elia can be seen in NBC’s multi-camera comedy “Whitney” opposite Whitney Cummings.
D’Elia quickly became a regular at the Hollywood Comedy Clubs where he performs multiple times a week. Best known for his physical humor, he is now crisscrossing the country performing his stand-up act.
D’Elia’s other credits include TBS’ “Glory Daze” and Showtime’s “Live Nude Comedy.” In addition, he can be seen in the half hour “Comedy Central Presents.”
Check out Chris D’Elia on YouTube
Host: Ron G
Ron G is blazing a trail as one of the hottest upcoming comedians in LA. This former class clown decided it was time to graduate from the classroom and take his act to the world's stage. Ron G, who describes his comedy as "high energy and clever with an urban flare," graduated with a dual degree in finance and management from the University of South Carolina. But he quickly decided he didn't fit into the corporate world, and at his cousin's urging got up on stage for the first time in Atlanta, GA and got booed severely. He calls that "the best and worst day of my life - the day I fell in love with comedy." He has been performing ever since at clubs, colleges, churches and corporate events across the country, entertaining people while staying true to his commitment to clean humor. His performance presents down to earth humor and funny characters.
Ron G began his stand up career in Atlanta, GA, and was crowned 1st place winner of the 2005 Sierra Mist Late Night Laff Off. After moving to Los Angeles to further his career as a comedian and actor, he was a finalist on the new hit TV show Bill Bellamy's "Who's Got Jokes" and was also a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. And if that wasn't enough, on his very first commercial audition, he booked a gig as national Spokesperson for Checker's & Rally's Restaurants. Having Martin Lawrence tell him he was funny is one of Ron G's career highlights so far, and after receiving his first standing ovation only eight months in the game, he knew he had found his calling.
Ron G says, "I want to represent the new generation of comedians that get overlooked. I'd like to show the world the new generation is just as funny, clever and talented.
Featured performer: Mal Hall
San Diego Comic Mal Hall has come a long way in a period of short time. With only two years of performing as a comedian, Mal has worked with headliners Dat Phan, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Ian Edwards, Bobby Lee, and Patrick DeGuire at clubs and colleges across the country.??Along with being a standup comedian Mal is a cast member of San Diego’s Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw Radio Morning Show (KGB FM 101.5). He is also featured as a regular in studio comedian on The Mikey Morning Show (KIOZ FM Rock 105.3), and AJ's Playhouse (KHTS FM Channel 933).??
In January of 2009, Mal was named the unanimous winner of the 2009 Orange County Comedy Competition, which featured over 100 local and national contestants at the Irvine Improv. Along with regularly performing at the World Famous Comedy Store and the Irvine Improv, he has performed at the Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and for many members of the US military at various bases nationwide.
Featured performer: Tony Baker
Tony Baker is making a lot of noise on the Hollywood Comedy Scene. In a short time he has made his presence felt at all the major comedy clubs in the LA area. He hails from Chicago and honed his stage presence while living and going to college in New Mexico. The married father of 2 balances family, acting & comedy well. He is the winner of the Uncle Clyde's Comedy Competition at the Ice House, A semi-finalist in the Boston Comedy Festival, and winner of L.A.'s Funniest Comic. He has done short films, dramas, horror movies and comedies. He has also been featured in as well as co-written numerous comedy sketches.
He is a regular at The Comedy Store on the sunset strip as well as The Comedy Union. He has done numerous shows at The Laugh Factory in Hollywood & Long Beach, The Ice House & The Improv Comedy clubs in Hollywood, Ontario, Brea & Irvine. He will be seen this fall on Gabriel Iglesias’s Stand Up Revolution Season 2.
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