Category Archives: Musical Comedians

Dan Nainan

Dan Nainan performs stand up comedy, usually centered on his experiences as a half Indian, half Japanese man. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, his father is a nuclear physicist from India, and his mother, a child psychologist from Kyoto, Japan. Dan is an accomplished musician who started piano lessons at the age of two. He sings and plays piano/keyboards, guitar, bass, drums and cello, and played the cello in “The Hoax”, a 2007 movie with Richard Gere. A former touring musician, he is also working on an album of original music.
He’s been seen on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”, the MDA Telethon, on A&E, Nickelodeon and on various television commercials. Dan also does character voices on radio stations all over America, and is best known for his Bill Clinton impression.

Maz Jobrani

Maziyar “Maz” Jobrani, also known as Persian Pink Panther, is an Iranian-American comedian and part of the Axis of Evil comedy group, which appeared on Comedy Central. Jobrani has also worked in numerous films, television shows, including Better Off Ted, on radio, and in comedy clubs. His filmography includes roles in The Interpreter, Friday After Next, and Dragonfly.

Jobrani has since made appearances on The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Talkshow with Spike Feresten, “Whitney”, and regularly performs at top comedy clubs in California and New York.

Jeff Tracta

Jeff Tracta takes impressionism to an entirely new level. Cutting-edge technology allows Jeff to transform himself into a galaxy of stars right in front of you. His multimedia experience is wowing audiences around the world. The Los Angeles Times calls him, “Hilarious! A comic genius, Tracta is superb.”

From the most current music artists — Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, The Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, and Lady Gaga — to legendary icons such as Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, and Elton John — and comedy tributes including Adam Sandler, George Lopez, Joan Rivers, Ray Romano, Chris Rock, Jeff Foxworthy, and the entire cast of Family Guy — Jeff Tracta’s show has something for everyone.

Tracta first earned international fame starring for eight years as “Thorne Forrester” on the hit daytime drama The Bold & the Beautiful on CBS. His musical talents manifested in that same role, with all of Jeff’s albums going triple platinum worldwide. He has performed in over 31 countries to sold-out concerts in stadiums and arenas from Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Italy, and Germany to India, South Africa, and Japan.

Jeff made his Broadway debut starring as Danny Zuko in Tommy Tune’s revival of Grease at the Eugene O’Neill Theater. His award-winning comedy performance in Agency received rave reviews and won the Los Angeles Critics Choice Award. Tracta is a frequent guest on news and national talk shows and has been profiled on CNN, The Tonight Show, and Good Morning America.

Amazing Impressionist!
– Robin Leach

Laugh Out Loud!
Entertainment Tonight

Mark Eddie

Mark Eddie is a guitarist & comedian with a musician’s view on everything from pop music to parenting. With his signature voice & happy-go-lucky spirit, Eddie thoroughly entertains audiences the world over. His one-of-a-kind RockComedy show features songs, jokes, rock & roll history & spot-on singing impressions. Eddie is known for nailing the very essence of artists such as Al Green, Neil Diamond, Shaggy, Dave Mathews, Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison & many more.

Having toured professionally for 14 years as a musician/singer/songwriter, Eddie has a knack for putting a satirical spin on pop anthems, music headlines & rock legends. With guitar in hand & tongue firmly in cheek, he tackles burning questions like: How does music of the 70′s, 80′s & 90′s stack up to today’s hits? How are heavy metal & polka similar? “They’re either brief moments of genius, or I have way too much time on my hands”, says Eddie with a grin.

As if performing 250+ shows a year at theaters & major corporate events for names like Verizon®, Medtronic MiniMed®, Bayer®, Disney® & Vans® isn’t enough, Eddie has also spoken &/or sung some of the most recognizable spots for Nickelodeon®, Showtime®, Nintendo® & Sears® among others.

Before comedy, Eddie *the musician* toured & opened for national acts like Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge & Toad the Wet Sprocket. While being singled out twice in Billboard Magazine®, nominated 5 times for the NACA® “Campus Entertainment Awards” and topping the CMJ® charts again & again, Eddie had a burning desire to explore comedy. Today Eddie *the comedian* tours internationally & headlines LA’s legendary comedy venues. “One day, I went from rock musician to rock comedian”, says Eddie. He even occasionally sits in as part of various All-Star Band line ups together with members of The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Boston, No Doubt, The Doobie Brothers or Steely Dan. No matter what, Mark Eddie will simply make you smile with his beaming, positive energy.

Dozens of charities & fundraisers are at the top of Eddie’s priority list too. A Type-1 diabetic since age 4, Eddie is committed to The American Diabetes Association (ADA), The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) & St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Joe Mulligan

Joe Mulligan is a truly unique entertainer, combining a head for stand-up comedy, a heart for music, and a soul for improvisation. His one of a kind shows, clean for all ages, with engaging and hilarious audience participation is a proven guaranteed hit.

Joe learned to play guitar from Beatles albums growing up in New Jersey and learned his craft in New York City’s renowned improvosational troupe The First Amendment and later in Manhattan stand-up showcases.

Joe makes his home in Manhattan when he is not on the road. He has been seen in several theatrical performances including his own one-man-show and several commercials. He has been on Comedy Central. He is also an accomplished photographer with books planned for future release.

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson is one of the premiere Stand-Up comedians in the country, boasting appearances on The Tonight Show with both Jay Leno and Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Regis, as well as Good Morning America, The Today Show and CBS This Morning. Internationally he’s appeared on Tonight Live in Australia, Good Morning, Great Britain, and hundreds of local television and radio programs around the world. He’s starred in comedy specials on NBC, Global Television in Canada, and has written and performed his one man show, Cowboy Tommy to critical acclaim and full houses across North America.

Fanatically eager to get onstage, when Broadway didn’t answer the door quickly enough, he began performing Stand-Up comedy in his teens, while studying to be an actor in New York. Within a short time, he was headlining in comedy clubs up and down the east coast, and moved to Los Angeles soon after that. Accepted as a regular at the world famous Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip on his first audition, at 21 years old he became a member of the Comedy Store Players, improvising onstage with the likes of Richard Pryor, Robin Williams, and the large group of comedy colleagues who formed the nexus of the modern comedy boom.

He’s appeared in some 25 feature films, including his Saturn award winning performance in the now classic Back to the Future trilogy, and has recently been a part of the SpongeBob Squarepants phenomena, performing many voices in the Nickelodeon series, as well as the SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. He’s been a recurring character on many television shows, including Ed, Freaks and Geeks, Do Over, Titus, Maggie, Fired Up, and been a guest star on Boston Public, Zoey 101, Rodney, Bob Patterson, The Facts of Life, and many more.

Larry G. Jones

Larry G. Jones, “The Man of 1002 Voices” is a singer, impersonator and comedian. He delivers a fast-moving impressionist comedy show with as many as 72 voices in 60 minutes. See him do impressions from the 50s-60s-70s and beyond, ranging from Sinatra to Cher, and parodies of celebrities from Julia Childs to seven presidents.

Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady is an American actor, singer, comedian, and television personality, known for his work as a regular on the American version of the improvisational comedy television series Whose Line Is It Anyway? He was the host of the daytime talk show The Wayne Brady Show, the original host of Fox’s Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, and has hosted Let’s Make a Deal since its 2009 revival.

Steve Altman

“Gail has great vision, which she then passes onto me, which makes me look good to the client. I love it when other people make me look good. Thanks, Gail.”
Steve Altman

Steve Altman tours as a stand-up comedian using a sampling keyboard as a gateway to his madness. Dennis Miller called him the “Laurie Anderson of comedy” and Rolling Stone called his show “…a dizzying display of man and machine.”

His television credits include A & E’s Evening at the Improv, Showtime’s Comedy Club Network, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, MTV, VH1, Fox’s Comic Strip Live and HBO.

As a musician Steve has written songs for Jose Feliciano and Smokey Robinson, scored The Rudy Coby Show on Fox and Going Wild for the Disney Channel.

He’s currently working on his own show, Simulated Television for Showtime.

“There are two kinds of comedians in this world … Steve Altman is both of them.” – L.A. CALENDAR

“Trailing a futuristic vision, Steve pulls you into his world and you want to go … freely.” – VARIETY