Show Sep 27 - 29

Headliner:
Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards

Ian launched his career through stand-up comedy. His first writing job was on The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show in 1998. In 2000, Edwards wrote on MTV’s The Lyricist Lounge Show. He wrote on ABC’s The Big House starring Kevin Hart, and in 2005, Edwards was a regular cast member on season 6 of MTV’s Punk’d, and a story editor on Cartoon Network’s The Boondocks. He was a writer on Comedy Central’s Chocolate News, a Consulting Producer on Dogg After Dark starring Snoop Dogg and wrote on FOX’s In the Flow with Affion Crockett. Ian performed stand-up on the Comedy Death Ray Album in 2006, appeared twice on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam. He performed on P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy in 2007 and Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy in 2009.

Ian was a writer on ABC’s Black-ish, an uncredited writer on CBS’s Two Broke Girls and NBC’s The Carmichael Show. Additionally, Ian was a writer and Supervising Producer on season 2 of the Adult Swim animated series Black Dynamite. Ian also wrote jokes featured in The New York Post and Time Out Los Angeles in 2014.

In 2014, Ian released his debut comedy album, 100% Half Assed on Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco Records as the first comic signed to Conan O’Brien’s label. He has appeared multiple times on Conan and @Midnight.



Feature:
Mike Bobbitt

Mike Bobbitt

Mike Bobbitt isn't kidding around! Well, actually, yes, he is! With the charm and candor of a punk kid who's "just too smart for his own good", Mike's been making audiences laugh since the beginning of 2003. He draws from his experiences as a former broadcaster, a self-professed Star Wars geek and as one half of an inter-racial marriage, bringing the audience on a humorous journey through the fumbles and foibles of everyday life.

Mike Bobbitt got his start in entertainment in the early 90's working in both radio and television. He was a hit at the former 106.1 the Zephyr in New Orleans, Louisiana. When the Zephyr folded, Mike returned to Detroit, left his audience of thousands and directed his efforts to comedy and audiences of dozens!

Mike began his comedy conquests in February of 2003. In just under two years, he's built an impressive resume. Mike was a finalist in the feature act/headliner tier of the first annual Michigan Comedy Survivor Contest. He was also the winner of the Joey's Comedy Competition. Mike has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with some of the best headliners in the Midwest like: Rob Little, Chrissy Burns, J. Chris Newberg, Bill Bushart, Steve Brewer, Basile, Tim Cavanaugh and Allyn Ball.



Host:
Saurin Choksi

Saurin Choksi

Saurin Choksi is a stand up comedian living in Chicago, IL. We asked him to describe his comedy in the third person. Here’s what he had to say…


*“I find him very charming. He says some things that are a little out there but he’s just so affable! I just laugh & laugh. His material covers all the hard-hitting topics of our day… race, sex, potbelly's sandwiches. It’s like he’s saying what I’m thinking. I wish he would do more material on his mother’s accent though.* Wait, who are we talking about again?”

Choksi is a co-producer of the Speak Easy Comedy show and one time understudy at The Second City Detroit. He loves college football, Game of Thrones, and monkeys (and dragons, and wolves).

Also, he’s real affable



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