Pete Correale’s first big breaks were appearing at Canada’s prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in 2000 in its New Faces showcase and making his national TV debut on NBCs Late Friday. Other television appearances include NBCs Friday Night and Comedy Centrals Premium Blend and Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.
When Comedy Central began in the early 90s, Tom Rhodes became the first comedian spokesperson they signed with. He was later the star of NBC’s Mr. Rhodes, Dutch Yorin Television’s Kevin Masters Show starring Tom Rhodes and Yorin Travel. His podcast, Tom Rhodes Radio, often features other comedians or people he meets while traveling. He writes for The Huffington Post Destinations section and often documents his travels on his YouTube page. He has released three comedy albums, the most recent being Colossus of Me in 2012, and two DVDs which feature his performances and interviews with locals across the world.
Cooper Barnes studied theatre, film, and fine arts at Eastern Michigan University and worked professionally at Ann Arbor’s Performance Network theatre and Detroit’s Gem Theatre under the direction of Jeff Daniels. Since moving to LA, he has appeared in several indie films and TV shows, including “Californication”, “Frank TV”, “Victorious”, and “The Perfect Host”. You can find some of his sketches at his youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/frogislandflicks.
Chuck Gallagher, Chief Operating Officer for a national private company and former Sr. VP of Sales and Marketing for a public company, is an author, and professional speaker from humble beginnings. From being raised by a single parent in “the projects” to leading a multi-million dollar sales region with hundreds of sales representatives, Gallagher understands the power of choice and how to create success. Today, Gallagher actively helps employees improve their choices, their performance and increase their sales results and skills while realizing the ramifications of their ethical choices. Gallagher’s new book – SECOND CHANCES: Transforming Adversity into Opportunity – has received numerous endorsements and has been described as one of those rare books that effectively bridges the gap between personal accountability and business success.
Robert Mazur spent five years undercover infiltrating the criminal hierarchy of Colombia’s drug cartels. The dirty bankers and businessmen he befriended—some of whom still shape power across the globe—knew him as Bob Musella, a wealthy, mob-connected big shot living the good life. But under Mazur’s Armani suits and in his Renwick briefcase, recorders whirred quietly, capturing the damning evidence of their crimes. Then, at a staged wedding, he led a dramatic takedown that shook the underworld. In the end, more than eighty men and women were charged worldwide. Operation C-Chase became one of the most successful undercover operations in the history of U.S. law enforcement, and evidence gathered during the bust proved critical to the conviction of General Manuel Noriega.
Dr. Robert Rose has been successful using an eclectic and complex approach derived from solid research in the sciences. His web sites imaginativecurriculum.com and YouTube.com/icdrrose videos are filled with his books, workbooks, and videos that challenge the status quo. He has attempted to teach based on the Constitution and mutual respect and it has worked. He believes that students, teachers, parents, and administrators need legal power and protection to be able to have the freedom to do their job most effectively.
Bryan Callen got his start as an original cast member of MAD TV. He then went on to play numerous roles on the small and big screen including, “Old School” ““Sex and the City”, “Entourage,” “Californication”, “7th Heaven,” “King of Queens,” “West Wing,” “CSI,” “NYPD Blue,” “Frasier” and “How I Met Your Mother”, just to name a few you may remember him as Eddie, the Middle Eastern owner of a wedding chapel in a little movie called The Hangover, and his role as Samir, in Hangover II. His most recent role on the big screen was in the Lion’s Gate drama Warrior where he did an excellent job playing himself.
John DeBoer on stage takes the audience on a roller coaster of seeing their own blunders or faux pas’, and then being compelled to laugh at them. He takes us on a ride we’ve all been on, yet somehow failed to see the humor in the first time through. Having appeared at comedy clubs, colleges, three federal penitentiaries, the Daytona 500 Experience, as well as on Comedy Central, XM-Sirius Satellite Radio, and in national TV commercials, with a brief (very brief, yet heartwarming) shot on Last Comic Standing, John DeBoer might be the funniest comedian you never heard of.
Kristyn Burtt is the host of three shows: Hollywood Happy Hour, a live entertainment show, where she works alongside co-hosts Nelson Aspen and Bonnie Gillespie, The Vintage Vehicle Show, and her latest venture, network host at USN. She was thrilled to participate in the pilot episodes of The Arena with Jesse Ventura for MSNBC. It gave her the opportunity to battle it out with the former Governor in a topical news/political forum. She was also a network host for the home shopping channel, ShopNBC.
Bart Rossi, Ph.D. is the Chief Operating Officer and President of Rossi Psychological Group. He is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, a noted expert in the area of the Alzheimer’s Disease Process, and a pioneer in the delivery of behavioral health services to elderly patients in the long-term care setting. Dr. Rossi has served as President of the New Jersey Association for the Advancement of Psychology, Board Member of the New Jersey Psychological Association. Dr. Rossi has written and published The New-New American Life Style (2001), and has been a TV commentator and presenter on many occasions.
Jim Melis has been a stand-up comedian for most of the last 12 years, Melis also held down a full-time job as CFO of a local institution of higher learning until last year when he created a life where he could be with his newborn son and work with both his passions: numbers and comedy. In doing so, he started The Melis Group and works as a financial consultant. Melis got his start in 1999. He has performed at top-quality comedy clubs such as the Broadway Comedy Club, the New York Comedy Club, the Eastville Comedy Club, the Gotham Comedy Club as well as the Comic Strip.
Dallas Page better known by his ring name “Diamond” Dallas Page (DDP), is a retired professional wrestler, fitness instructor and actor, signed to WWE in a Legends contract. Due to a series of injuries, he had to retire from professional wresting. Page is now an actor in small-budget films, as well as a fitness guru and motivational speaker. He is known for his rehabilitative yoga program that has drawn in many followers.
Kim founded Smile Network International in May of 2003 after 25 years in public relations and marketing. Kim left the corporate arena to do what she believes is her life’s work. Her travels with Smile Network have taken her to the far corners of the earth and off the beaten path. She has met with dignitaries of foreign countries, traveled to remote, poverty-stricken villages, and met hundreds of families and children along the way whose lives have been changed as a result of the free reconstructive surgeries. Kim has been honored for her work with Smile Network as a KARE11 “Eleven Who Care” award recipient and in a 2006 reception hosted by First Lady of Minnesota, Mary Pawlenty. Additionally Kim has served as a panelist for United States Senate Subcommittee hearings on US – Latin American relations. The work of Smile Network International has been featured on National Network Affiliates, Minnesota Monthly magazine, Mpls/St. Paul magazine and Time magazine. Kim was most recently honored in 2011 with a Crave Cares “Heart of the Event” award for her exceptional volunteer commitment.
Henry Dittman’s TV guest star roles include “Entourage”, “Brothers & Sisters” , “Two and a Half Men” and “Monk”. His upcoming feature work includes starring roles opposite Illeana Douglas in “Knots” Tyler Hoechlin and William Sadler in “Open Gate”. Henry hosted five seasons of USA Network’s “Before and Afternoon Movie” and two seasons of Endemol’s travel show “The Smart Show,” which he also produced. He is currently a recurring panelist on “Hollywood’s Top Ten” on Reelz Channel. In addition to on-camera work, Henry has provided voiceovers for various animated series – most notably Disney’s “Higglytown Heroes” and Cartoon Network’s “Naruto.”
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Joey “CoCo” Diaz standup comedy career began in prison, where he gained popularity by improvising material in front of Thursday night Movie Night audiences after the projector malfunctioned. After he was released from prison, he accepted an offer from a CBStalent scout to work on a television pilot. Although the series was not purchased, the visibility it gave him helped his career, garnering him appearances in Law & Order . His most visible role was in the 2005 film The Longest Yard. He has also been seen on My Name is Earl, Spider-Man 2 and the 2004 film Taxi. Diaz currently co-hosts a weekly podcast with Felicia Michaels named Beauty and Da Beast. As of 2011, Diaz was working on a documentary chronicling his life in North Bergen, and how he was influenced by the various people who took care of him following his parents’ death, to whom the film is made in tribute.