Mitch Hedberg Born and raised in the St. Paul area, Mitch Hedberg decided to start his own comedy career in South Florida. Mitch developed his style in Florida and decided to try it out on different audiences. He moved to Seattle and toured throughout the Pacific Northwest honing his act in front of the new audiences. In 1996, Mitch got his break with an invitation to perform at the prestigious Just for Laughs Montreal International Comedy Festival. Dane Cook • Dane Cook has built and enormous and unprecedented career following his 14 year career in stand up, television, and film. Where Dane goes the masses follow. His ardent fan base has propelled Dane’s newest album to over 130,000 units sold. Recently Dane has earned “Hot Comic” in Rolling Stone’s annual “Hot Issue.” Rodney Carrington • How Carrington got from his childhood beginnings in Longview, Texas as a shy kid who didn't think much of school to arenas full of people that pay money to hear him sing and tell jokes is a tale that could fill volumes. While he was in junior college, he became involved in the theater program, and he realized that he not only liked acting, people actually thought he was good at it. From there it was a random whim that made him jump on stage at an open-air night at a comedy club, and the rest, as they all-too-often say, is history. Carrington was catapulted from obscurity by the massive exposure he gained from his appearances and airplay on syndicated morning radio shows like “ Bob and Tom ” and “ John Boy and Billy .” He has steadily won new fans, and kept old ones coming back for more with his hilarious (and often "bawdy") songs like "Don't Look Now ,” "Little Things," and "Fred." He has a new CD entitled “ Greatest Hits ,” and he promises old and new fans alike that they will be treated to the best of his best and they'll get a lot of bang for their buck with a total of 42 cuts. Steve Martin • Steve Martin is a celebrated writer, actor, and performer. His film credits include Father of the Bride, Parenthood, and The Spanish Prisoner, as well as Roxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He's won Emmys for his television writing and two Grammy’s for comedy albums. In addition to a play, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, he has written a bestselling collection of comic pieces, Pure Drivel, and a bestselling novella, Shopgirl. His work appears frequently in the New Yorker and the New York Times. He lives in New York City and Los Angeles. Richard Pryor • From Peoria, Illinois poverty to Hollywood affluence. From abandonment by his mother to adoration from millions of fans. From a childhood in a brothel to eight marriages (twice to the same woman) and seven children. From tragedy to triumph and back again, Richard Pryor has earned the status of Legend as a masterful storyteller, a multi-talented entertainer, a comic of acerbic wit, and a survivor with no self-pity. Patton Oswalt • Patton Oswalt has been headlining at comedy clubs all over the United States since 1996, as well as appearing in his own standup specials on Comedy Central and HBO. He was chosen as Entertainment Weekly's "It" comedian in 2002. He is a regular on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." His other television credits include appearances in "Seinfeld" and "NewsRadio.” As a writer, Oswalt spent two seasons on "Mad TV" and has also written for the MTV Music Video Awards. He is currently writing screenplays and has appeared in the feature films "Starsky & Hutch," "Man on the Moon" and "Magnolia."