5 April, 2019 – 23 April, 2019See Tour Schedule >
Featuring comedians Vargus Mason, Amy Anderson, Jackie Kashian, Ron Josol, and Antoine Young
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The media dubbed Vargus “THE HUMAN CARTOON” at the 2002 San Francisco Comedy Competition. Using highly physical movement and an arsenal of animated voices, Vargus took 2nd place defeating 340 competitors world wide. Other national comedy titles include semifinalist at the 2006 Boston International Comedy Festival and HBO’s Young Young Comedian Spotlight; where performing for the first time at only 15, Vargus became the Rocky Mountain Regional Champion.
Now a seasoned professional comic, Vargus was ranked in the top 10 comedians of all MySpace. NBC’s Last Comic Standing, selected him as one of the world’s elite 40 comedians to compete in the semifinals of year 4. Other television credits include Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, Comics Unleashed & Entertainers with Byron Allen, BET’s Comic-View and VH1’s Super Secret Movie Rules. Vargus was Comedy Central’s online red carpet host for the Celebrity Roast of Flavor Flav. You can currently see Vargus on the new TV series “EXPOSED” for the travel channel and Staan Dups on the Starz Network.
More importantly, Vargus takes a great deal of pride performing abroad for the military. His talents have taken him literally around the globe to over 30 countries as an entertainer for the U.S. Troops.
Amy is a true one-of-a-kind on the comedy scene and her act will remind you to never judge a book by its cover.
Long before Amy graced the stage of a comedy club she was performing as a musician. A singer and pianist since the age of two and also an accomplished guitarist, Amy earned her B.A. in classical music from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
Ultimately, Amy decided music was not her calling and hearkened back to the advice of her first grade teacher, Ms. Nickel: “Amy, you should become a comedian… now go to the principal’s office.” After a lengthy stint in the principal’s office, and a couple years working as a temp, a waitress, a dog walker, a luggage salesperson, a boarding school dorm mother, a boy choir manager and a behavior modification specialist for autistic adults, she decided to check out the Twin Cities comedy scene. She spent six years working in Minneapolis/St Paul as a comedian, a theatre and commercial actor, sketch writer and improv teacher and performer before heading to Los Angeles.
Amy created and hosted the first Asian American, stand up showcase, Chop-SHTICK, at the legendary Friars of Beverly Hills and the Hollywood Improv. Amy’s many television credits include Comedy Central, Showtime, GSN, Sitv, Mun2, AZN, VH1, QTN, TV Guide Network, Nick Jr, The Tom Joyner Show, Comics Unleashed, HBO’s The Newsroom, ABC’s Modern Family and Fox’s Raising Hope. Amy is currently focusing her career on acting and script writing and working on several unfinished projects while still performing stand up comedy, doing laundry, picking up dog poop and driving her kid to work.
Jackie Kashian has been a standup comic, show host and giant dork for her entire life. She was recently on HBO's 2DopeQueens and has been on Comedy Central and the Conan O'Brien show multiple times. Listen to her podcasts; The Dork Forest and The Jackie and Laurie Show on iTunes and hear her many albums on Pandora, Spotify and everywhere else.
Ron Josol, is a Canadian-Filipino comedian who is well received from every corner of the world. Ron stirs up and samples the multi-cultural melting pot that mirrors life in most urban centers today. He presents hilarious scenarios and comments on our global society inherent contradictions by combining a one-liner and a story telling style. He regularly performs in Canada, UK, Scandinavia, Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and USA. He has performed around the world for almost 20 years which makes him one of the most sought after and vibrant comics toady.
In 2011 Ron was nominated for best male comedian in Canada and in 2012 was nominated for Best male performance. In 1998 he was the winner of the "Just for Laughs" Ontario, Canada which brought him to Just For Laugh festival that year. Since then he has performed at the Just for Laugh festival 5 times.
He has been part of the Kings n Queens festival in Malaysia and Singapore, the Magners comedy festival in Asia, the LOL comedy festival in the Caribbean, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Maui ALT Comedy Festival.
He has tape a "Comedy Now" special in Canada, 2 specials in Showtime Arabia, a Showtime special in the USA, filmed “Gotham Comedy Live” in New York on ASXtv, filmed a Comics Unleashed, a Carson Daly show for NBC, a comedy central special in Asia, and the new Kevin Hart LOL show.
As a high school athlete, Antoine Young has been getting cheers and applause from crowds for years. Not only for his exceptional play on the football field, but for his ability to make a crowd laugh. His comedic timing was frequently called upon to bring levity to the locker room. Bad grades and punchlines in tow, Antoine dashed from the college football field and on to the comedy scene. The budding comic slowly caught the eye of several recognizable names in comedy confirming that he finally found his place. Antoine’s dead pan, observational wit has been showcased at major comedy clubs and he has recently been seen on Gotham Comedy Live on AXSTV, Fox Laughs, BiteSizeTV and TruTV Lafftracks. You can see Antoine performing at comedy clubs across the country touring with Tony Rock; as well as fulfilling one of his passions in entertaining our troops. When not on stage, Antoine spends his time at Barnes and Noble making women believe he loves to read.