A little about
Brian Scolaro is an actor,
writer, and stand-up comedian.
He is most known for being Doug on TBS's "SULLIVAN AND SON", Stuart on FOX's
"STACKED", and Gordon on NBC's "THREE SISTERS". He has also acted on SHOWTIME'S "DEXTER," AMC's
"MAD MEN", NBC'S "GO ON", ABC's "GREY'S ANATOMY," NBC's "HARRY'S LAW," TNT's "MEN
OF A CERTAIN AGE", DISNEY'S "WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE," Bob Odenkirk's film "THE BROTHER'S SOLOMON",
and numerous appearances on HBO'S "LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM." as well as many other programs and films.
has done stand up on his own half hour special "COMEDY CENTRAL PRESENTS: BRIAN SCOLARO" as well on "THE LATE
LATE SHOW WITH CRAIG FERGUSON", "LATE NITE WITH CONAN O'BRIEN", COMEDY CENTRAL'S "LIVE AT GOTHAM",
and ABC's "COMICS UNLEASHED
A little about
Marc unknowingly began his comedy career in December 1996 while serving in San Diego,
CA as a recruiter for the U.S. Air Force. His sense of humor was discovered by accident, while giving a
presentation to a class of inattentive high school students on the benefits of a military career. Realizing
his presentation was less than inspirational he decided to tell stories about his days in high school and compare them with
the students in the room. Not exactly inspiring them to “Aim High”, but it got their attention.
He left that day learning that if you make them laugh, you’ll keep their attention. The comedian
was taking shape. He created a humorous presentation combining embellished stories about his Prom gone
wrong to his First Job. He seamlessly tied the benefits of the Air Force while conveying how intrinsically
the Air Force changed his life and gave several scenarios as to how it could change theirs. His presentations
were a huge success and he was requested by teachers and administrators to speak to students in assemblies as well as the
classroom. As a result Marc was the Air Forces’ Top Recruiter for 3 consecutive years.
The following summer Marc tested his comedy skills by entering the Gold Coast Comedy competition in 1998.
Armed with 1 joke the “Adoption Story” and material from his class presentation, he took 3rd
place. Continuing to work on material at local open mic nights, he decided to enter the Bay Area Black
Comedy competition the following. He submitted a VHS tape of a joke called “Checking Account”
which got him into the competition, but not out of the first round. However his performance caught the
attention of comedy icons Michael Williams and Robert Sumner whose relationship proved instrumental in landing a spot on BET’s
Comic View. This experience proved invaluable and spurred Marc on to pursue is comedy career even though
the demands of his Military Career made road work difficult to obtain because of scheduling constraints. Still
Marc remained steadfast in pursuit of his new found passion.
Over the past Decade Marc, who prefers to work predominately
clean has performed with several notable comedians to include: Jim Gaffigan, Pablo Francisco, Kathleen
Madigan, Kevin James, Steve Harvey, Sheryl Underwood, Bobby Collins, Robert Shimmel and many others. According
to Marc, “The journey towards comedic success has been slow and arduous, but I wouldn’t change a thing.”
His clever insight and hilarious depiction of everyday life make Marc a favorite in corporate circles and comedy clubs
throughout the country.
A little about
A 20-year comedy veteran, never shys away from a challenge. Willie’s talent has garnered him 12 appearances
on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” more than any other Latino Comedian in the history of the Tonight Show. Jay
even invited Willie to perform for the troops in Afghanistan. Barcena helped provide much-needed laughter to that part of
the world. Willie’s numerous jobs prepared him for his comedy career. His security guard, plumber, roofer, and limo
driver gigs gave him a background for his humor about everyday life. After years of stand-up road work Willie is now ready
for new challenges. He has written and performed a one-man show entitled “Cry Like a Man.” This highly acclaimed
performance demonstrates the struggle of a blue-collar comic in today’s society. In addition to being a comedy road
warrior, Willie has appeared on many TV shows including: “Moesha,” “The Wayans Brothers,” and he was
chosen to be the host of the popular Si-Tv production “Latino Laugh Festival – The Show.” He’s also
made multiple appearances on tours such as “Que Locos,” “Latino Laugh Festival,” “Montreal’s
Just for Laughs,” and “Crown Royal Latin All Stars Comedy Explosion.” Most recently, Willie had his one
hour Comedy Central which was received with raved reviews, but now hold on to your hat because he just shot his second one
hour comedy special scheduled to premiere 2012, the year of the Mayan, go figure.
A little about
KT Tatara’s comedy is sometimes brutally
honest but always funny. His logic-based opinions provide unique insight into timeless topics such as gender
roles and race. KT performs across the United States and is one of the most requested comedians on the college
circuit. He lives in Los Angeles where he can be seen nightly at the top comedy clubs.
In 2006, KT was
featured as one of the top “New Faces of Comedy” at the Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal,
Canada. Following his stellar performance there, KT has been invited back to the festival several times. At
the 2008 Just For Laughs Festival in Toronto, he starred in the stand-up comedy special “The Colour
Of Funny,” which was broadcast in Canada on the CBC network.
As a comedian, KT has made television appearances
on Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” Showtime’s “Live Nude Comedy,”
MTV’s “MVP’s” and the nationally syndicated show, “Comics Unleashed.” As an actor, KT
has co-starred on CBS’s “How I Met Your Mother” and has had recurring roles on ABC Family’s
“Greek” and Showtime’s “Californication.”
Q&A with our headliners...
Getting to Know Your Headliner: The Greg Wilson
by Ali Lerman 10/27/13
There are many shows to see while you are in Las Vegas but when you
are in need of a good laugh, there is nowhere better to go than LA Comedy Club located inside Bally’s. This
week’s headliner is The Greg Wilson and we asked him a few questions so you can get familiar with the man behind the
jokes before you come out to see him.
When: October 29th- November 3rd
Q: Since you’ll be in Vegas for Halloween,
do you have plans to dress up and hit the town?
I am dressing up! I will be the tooth fairy with a tutu, tights, and wings. I’m committing to the whole thing! My girlfriend
is also coming out and she will be the tooth.
Wow. You should definitely wear that on stage one night! So how exactly did the “The” come into play with your
A: Well, the “The” thing was really out of a necessity
because there is a well-known magician named Greg Wilson. So it was really just about separating because he had the website
and everything like that under Greg Wilson. I always felt like he should have been “The Amazing Greg Wilson” or
something like that. Anyway, at the time though, nobody had done anything like that in stand-up and people
thought adding the “The” was the most arrogant thing ever. Now with Twitter and stuff like that, everyone is adding
a “the” to separate themselves and I feel like I kind of really launched that! [Laughs.]
Q: Aside from stand-up, you’re also great on-air. How did you
hook up with Angie Everhart for your podcast, "Hot n Heavy?"
A: It’s interesting because in L.A., everybody knows somebody. I happen to be very good friends with
a gal who’s a publicist, and she happens to be best friends with Angie Everhart. One night Angie was all bummed out
and her friend was like, have you ever seen The Greg Wilson perform? It turned out that she had never even been to a comedy
club so they came out to see me. She wasn’t so much a super fan of stand-up comedy but she loved what I did because
I’m kind of insane, out of control, and wild. She called me up after and left me a message saying she wanted to do something
with me. Then we ended up at our friend Super Bowl party and Angie and I wound up in a room making really funny comments,
talking crap, and being snarky for the entire length of the game. She was like, what can we do with this? I suggested a podcast
and that’s really how it started!
It’s so cool that you’re on Breal.TV also. It must be a blast working with B-Real!
A: Oh yeah it is! I mean, B-Real is a legend in hip-hop and he is still so relevant
and vital! We were on two different networks before Breal.TV. My friend was telling B-Real that she has a buddy with a show
and B-Real was like, bring him on! We had a wild time and it was so much fun. I told him that I had this other show with Angie
Everhart and since B-Real was a big 90’s star and Angie was a big 90’s star, he immediately was excited. Breal.TV
had no show with a really hot female host and they had no comedy show so, B-Real thought it would be great and that is how
we wound up over there. It just worked out really terrific.
Q: Give folks the scoop on what they can expect when they come see you at the LA Comedy Club.
A: It’s all gonzo style because for me, it’s not a scripted act. There
is a script and I can use it, but every show is different. In every show something is going to happen that isn’t going
to happen in another show and if you’re part of the audience, you’re part of the show! That I think is what makes
my comedy show different than a lot of the other comic’s shows. I’m looking for something unique, wild, and different
to happen. It’ll be something that you can’t recreate and that will have you talking about it forever because
it was wild and momentary. I always look for opportunities to get out into the audience and to get the audience on stage and
make them part of the experience, but in a way that they can’t control! [Laughs.]
You can get more info about The Greg Wilson on his website www.TheGregWilson.tv and by following him on Twitter @TheGregWilson.