29 October, 2018 – 29 November, 2018See Tour Schedule >
Operation: Punchline is a revolving group of stand up comedians led by Slade Ham (A&E, Just For Laughs, The Whiskey Brothers on Amazon). We are proud to present Jason Salmon (30 Rock,Orange is the New Black, currently the television face of NAPA Auto Parts), Julie Scoggins (Last Comic Standing, The Bob & Tom Show), Kevin Iso (Comedy Central, Funny or Die’s Oddball Comedy Festival, Live at Gotham) and Dale Cheesman (Doug Loves Movies podcast).
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Slade Ham website
Hailing from Houston and averaging more than 200 shows a year, Slade has performed in forty-seven countries on six different continents over the last seventeen years. Whether in Amsterdam, Toronto, or Texas, he cuts right to the heart of what makes the audience tick.
A seasoned headliner across the United States, Slade closed Sirius/XM’s Best of Texas special. He also headlines The Whiskey Brothers special on Amazon, and is featured prominently in Jordan Brady’s I Am Battle Comic. Slade has also been seen at Just for Laughs, was a staff writer for the African Film Critics Awards, and most recently appeared on A&E’s Flipped Off alongside Survivor’s Russel Hantz. You even saw him in ring at Wrestlemania XXV. Ok, that last part is a lie.
Slade is a veteran behind the microphone, both on stage and off. He is a regular on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show, co-host of The Outlaw Dave Show in Houston, and host of the wildly popular bi-weekly Whiskey Brothers Podcast.
His real passions lie on the road, however – traveling the world and collecting stories. He’s been dropped off by Blackhawk helicopter to do spontaneous sets for soldiers in the Iraqi desert and the mountains of Afghanistan. He has free-climbed mountains and been swimming with sharks. He blew out his Achilles tendon dancing to Irish music. He’s wrestled a cheetah and beaten up a midget. He’s wandered Australia’s outback, been lost in Cambodian jungles, and hiked a good part of the Andes. He ran from the cops in the Philippines and was escorted through Cairo in an armored convoy.
He is anything but boring.
Jason Salmon website
Jason Salmon has been touring for the last decade, and can be seen in Orange is the New Black, 30 Rock, and just about a billion commercials. Jason is currently the face of NAPA Auto Parts.
Julie Scoggins website
A former trucker, pooper scooper, & charm school graduate from Charlotte, North Carolina, Julie has been touring as a full time standup comedian for over 15 years.
Julie’s regularly heard on XM/Sirius Blue Collar Radio, as well as many syndicated stations including the John Boy & Billy Show, and the Bob & Sheri Show, (Charlotte, NC), & the Bob & Tom Show (Indianapolis, IN).
A Southern girl with universal appeal, Julie’s shows sell out from Florida to Oregon. Folks actually WANT to sit in the front row & have been known to return a second night, just so they can bring friends that haven’t yet seen her.
Through his unique point of view, Kevin Iso seamlessly blends cultures while appealing to all ages. Kevin has performed at the Montreux Comedy Festival in Switzerland, the Funny or Die Oddball Festival, and Bridgetown Comedy Festival. After being named one of Comedy Central's Comics To Watch in 2015, Kevin's stand up was featured on Axs TV's Gotham Comedy Live, Comedy Central's Adam Devine's House Party and YouTube Red's Alexander IRL. He can be seen at premier clubs like Stand Up NY, Caroline's on Broadway,The Stand in NYC, as well as clubs and colleges across the country. On top of performing stand up, Kevin is the Co-Creator of the hit web-series Flatbush Misdemeanors.
Dale Cheesman website
Dale Cheesman is a stand up comedian who is struggling right now with the question, “Who is Dale Cheesman?” I mean really. Who am I? Yea it’s me writing this.
I live in Houston, Texas which is a great city. I don’t think anything special of it, it’s not like if you tell me you are from (X), that I’m going to hate you or look down on you just cause we weren’t born within a reasonable driving distance. It’s cool but I know other cities are too.
I’ve been doing stand up for a long time, especially if you don’t know what the average timeline of a comedian is. If you do, then I’ve only been doing it for 4 years.
I was selected to be on The Houston Whateverfest, The Come and Take It Comedy Takeover, and local selection for the Oddball Comedy Festival.
I’ve worked consistently for the last 4 years at clubs and venues all over Texas and the Gulf Coast. I’ve feature at clubs in both Texas AND Minnesota (I know right?) and look forward to adding 2 more states to that list by 2017.