About Kevin McCaffrey Kevin McCaffrey is a comedian & writer based out of New York City. He made his network TV debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in November of 2013, and he currently appears every week on "truTV Presents: World's Dumbest". In the summer of 2014 he'll appear on VH1's "I Love the 2000's" series. He also previously appeared on History Channel's "I Love the 1880's". Kevin hosts College Stories with Kevin McCaffrey, a weekly podcast talking to comics, writers, and actors about their time in college, and their best/funniest/craziest stories from that time. Originally from Chicago, he graduated from Ball State University despite the school’s general policy of taking attendance. Since then he has been a contributing monologue writer for The Late Show with David Letterman. Kevin has also appeared on The Late Show many times as an actor, once being hosed down by Dave with a fire extinguisher. To his knowledge, this is an honor Kevin shares only with Richard Simmons. When asked to describe his exceedingly unique brand of comedy, Kevin says “What I do, is I try to say stuff that’s funny.” That’s how avant-garde he is! As a performer, he relies on content more than volume; he’s not the crazy props guy, the crazy angry guy, or the crazy fat guy. At least not yet. He's mostly a storyteller. Kevin has also written for VH1,National Lampoon, Fuse TV, and various celebrities who want something kind of funny to say at awards shows. He hosts Technically Tomorrow, a late night/early morning talk show on Queens Public TV in New York, that can also be seen on vimeo.com. He writes and performs sketches with Vicarious George, some of whose videos can be seen on funnyordie.com. Here's what the critics AREN'T saying about Kevin McCaffrey! "Frisky and irreverent" - New York Times book critic Michiko Kakutani, about Zadie Smith "Mastery of both material and form" - The Guardian art critic Florence Waters, about Nasreen Mohamedi's "Untitled," at Tate Liverpool "It is filled with innocence, hope, and good cheer. It is also wickedly funny and exciting as hell." - Roger Ebert, about E.T. ACTUAL PRESS: "Kevin McCaffrey is a name you should know." -Pioneer Press (Evanston, IL) "McCaffrey's set will go beyond monologue one-liners, but expect the same sort of laid-back persona of a late night talk show host." -NewCity Stage (Chicago, IL) "...a great guy, very friendly, extremely funny..." -Chicagonow.com "My number one favorite is Kevin McCarthy. He is really cute and funny and he never fails to make me laugh." -Dux411, a nice message board commenter who kind of knows Kevin's name.
In a business where too many performers rely on shtick or the latest political joke du jour to get laughs, Mike Merryfield is refreshingly original. His act never feels fake or forced. By simply being himself, he's become a comic on the verge of stardom.
*WINNER season 3 Comcast’s “Trial By Laughter”.
*Runner up in the 2012 37th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition
*One of the original "Lucky 21" at the HBO Comedy Festival. Aired on TBS.
*2 different one hour comedy specials on SiriusXM
*First album “Live at Loonies” was considered for a Grammy Nomination
*Three albums on iTunes
Comedian Shane Mauss has appeared on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, Showtime, and has specials on both Comedy Central and Netflix, and interviews scientists for the podcast Here We Are. Now he is touring around the country on a 100+ city tour with comedy show about psychedelics. Part stand-up, part storytelling, and part Ted Talk combine for one of the most unique, informative, and funny comedy shows you will ever see. (No psychedelic experience required) The show has been heard about on This comedy show about psychedelics has been heard about on Marc Maron's WTF, Pete Holmes' You Made It Weird, The Duncan Trussell Family Hour, The Joe Rogan Experience, Bertcast, Ari Shaffir's Skeptic Tank, Cracked Podcast, Put Your Hands Together, Doug Loves Movies, and more.
From his childhood relocation from Hawaii to Minnesota to his UFO sighting in New York City, this thrill ride is filled with rich characters, spot-on impressions and even a disgruntled squirrel. John has performed for audiences of all shapes and sizes. Whether it’s opening for Howie Mandel at Caesar’s Palace or tickling some Irish ribs in Dublin, John isn’t stingy when he gives out the laughs.
ACTING FOR FILM AND TV:
The Thomas Crown Affair
Law and Order
COMEDY ON TV:
Late Night with Conan O’Brien
HBO Comedy Showcase
Premium Blend on Comedy Central
Coming on-stage with a gruff demeanor and a booze-swiller's bad ass attitude, comedian Kyle Kinane surprises newcomers with his unexpectedly well-crafted standup sets. Born in Chicago, Kinane first tried his hand at comedy while attending Columbia College, influenced by the loose yet confident work of Mitch Hedberg and Patton Oswalt. He moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue his craft, and by 2007, he was invited to the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival along with the television show Last Call with Carson Daly. In 2010, he released his debut album Death of the Party on the Aspecialthing label, and a year later, he starred in his own episode of the Comedy Central Presents series. In 2012 he worked alongside Bob Odenkirk, Zach Galifianakis, and others and developed an animated series for Comedy Central called Triptank. The cable television network's record label released his sophomore album, Whiskey Icarus, in 2013.