Dave Landau's smart, edgy and fresh humor delivered with a unique laid back and clean style has made him one of the fastest rising comics in America. With a strong Improv background and sharp material, he is an act you're sure to enjoy.
Dave performs at top clubs and theatres around the country and has worked with comics including Steven Wright, Dave Chappelle, Ron White and Dennis Miller. Dave was the warm up comedian for the Comedy Central/Warner Brothers release "Henry Cho's: What's that Clickin' Noise?" and he recently appeared at HBO's Las Vegas Comedy Festival. In June of 2007 he appeared on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham" and that same year he was featured on Last Comic Standing. He is also currently in rotation on Sirius/XM Radio.
Dave is also a trained improviser from the nationally renowned Second City Comedy Theatre where he studied for two years and graduated from the Second City writing program. He also wrote several studen! t shows while he was there.
Dave Landau has a keen eye for humor and the ability to make hilarious observations about almost anything. He has a unique voice in comedy and is completely original and entertaining.
Martin Butler is a stand-up comedian and improvisational actor, long associated with Motor City Improv before joining the cast in the fall of 2002. You may remember Marty as the stand-up comedian who opened shows for MCI at the Wunderground Theatre and Village Idiot Pub. He has also performed with the likes of Lewis Black (from Comedy Central's "The Daily Show"), Kathleen Madigan and Maryellen Hooper; all past winners of the American Comedy Award's highest honor. Marty knows how to keep good company.
Prior to his work with Motor City Improv, Marty has also performed as a member of several Detroit-area troupes since leaving the Second City-Detroit conservatory in 2000. But did you know that Marty used to be a talk radio personality on the nationally-syndicated "Jerry Klein Show"? Or that he also worked with world-famous lawyer Geoffrey Fieger on the nationally-syndicated "Fiegertime" radio show? Now you do.
Marty resides outside of Ann Arbor, where people wear medallions and live life slow.
Ricky Gonzalez was raised in Evanston, IL. After his college and semi-pro baseball career, Ricky turned his focus on stand-up comedy.
Ricky has since gone on to perform at some of the top comedy venues in the country: Zanies (Chicago, IL); The Improv (Schaumburg, IL); The Comedy Club On State (Madison, WI); Jokes & Notes (Chicago, IL); The Laugh Factory (Chicago, IL); The Comedy Café (Milwaukee, WI); The Comedy Bar (Chicago, IL); and Up Comedy Club (Chicago, IL).
Ricky is also, currently, a producer for The Lincoln Lodge and the 'Comedians You Should Know Show' which are two of the most nationally well known and historic showcases in the nation.
In 2013, Ricky performed in TBS Just For Laughs Festival in Chicago, IL and also The Traverse City Winter Comedy Arts Festival where he opened for Jeff Garlin, Todd Barry, Pete Holmes, Eddie Pepitone, Ian Edwards, and Judah Friedlander.
In November 2015, Ricky recorded his debut comedy album LIVE at Timothy O'Tooles in Chicago, IL which is scheduled to be released in June 2016.