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Ian Bagg

Ian Bagg


Ian Bagg started his comedy career in his native country, Canada. He proceeded to do all the show business things that every successful Canadian entertainer does. He went to a “Hockey Night in Canada” game on a Saturday night, performed at the “Montreal Comedy Festival,” kissed a fish in New Foundland and a “Comedy Now” special on CTV. So what does a Canadian do when he has done it all? He boards a train to New York City, lives in a youth hostel and ends up on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late show with Craig Ferguson” and “Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” It is not always fun and games. He was forced to do “Make Me Laugh,” “Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson,” “Fridays” on NBC and the “Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” Bagg was featured in Tim Robbins’ “The Cradle will Rock,” “MVP 2,” and “MXP.” Fun fact: he’s the the only known comic to have worked for Judd Apatow and NOT become a multi-billionaire. Life has been amazing for Bagg being on such diverse networks as the History Channel, the Food Network, the Biography Channel and being the first ever Canadian to meet three US presidents -- Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter and George Bush...although only one was in the White House at the time, he met one on a plane and the other at a hockey practice. Ian went to school to be an explosives engineer, but a lucky chance at an open mic made him the volatile one. He may be in your area sooner than you think, because this manchild does over 100,000 air miles a year. He has had 2 half-hour specials, “Comedy Central Presents” and HBO’s “A Comics Climb” and has been featured in 2 seasons of “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution” on Comedy Central. His latest one-hour special, “Ian Bagg: Getting to F**king Know You" aired on Showtime and can now be found on HULU for all you cable cutters. In 2015, Ian was a fan favorite and placed in the Top 5 on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” He recently wrapped a 75 date national tour with the Top 5 Last Comic Standing finalists and is currently headlining his own tour around the country.

“Anyway you get to know him you will remember him” ~ Ronald Reagan

Praise for Ian Bagg and his CD “It Takes A Village”

"Because he’s a master at crowd work, no two Bagg shows are completely alike." - - Vancouver

The new album from Ian Bagg, “It Takes A Village” doesn’t just fly by. It flies by. It’s wondrous minutes of laughter, audience interaction that guarantee your cheeks will be sore from chuckling aloud. – Ed,

“It Takes a Village” shows a talented performer with ample crowdwork skills, a likable human being with a clear, quick-thinking head on shoulders. – Austin L. Ray, 

“It Takes a Village” achieves a communal circus. . . entirely unique material erupts from the crowd’s response to his many ploys. – Chris Milea, Stage Time Magazine 


Aaron Kleiber

Aaron Kleiber

Aaron Kleiber has been entertaining his entire life — from climbing atop his grandmother’s coffee table as a child to taking the stage at comedy clubs across the country.
In July 2013, Aaron made his stand-up national television debut on "Gotham Comedy Live" with host Jim Breuer - sharing the hour with Mitch Fatel, Ashley Austin-Morris & Dean Edwards.
Kleiber has been a requested feature performer for Bob Saget (“Full House”), Jim Breuer (“Saturday Night Live”), Ralphie May, Bert Kreischer (Travel Channel’s “Bert the Conquerer”), John Witherspoon, Josh Blue (winner of “Last Comic Standing”), Pablo Francisco (“MADtv”), Tommy Davidson (In Living Color), Bret Ernst (Comedy Central) and Steve-O (MTV’s “Jackass”). He’s also opened for Sinbad, Billy Gardell (“Mike and Molly”), Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Green and .
Aaron recently filmed a guest-starring role for the Nickelodeon series “ Supah Ninjas”, airing now. He co-starred in the film Help Me, Help You opposite Sabrina Bryan (The Cheetah Girls, Dancing with the Stars) and appeared in the acclaimed drama, Warrior, starring Tom Hardy and NIck Nolte, for Lionsgate, in addition to numerous national commercials. Kleiber was featured in the original series The Mercury Men, seen on Syfy; he’s also known for producing and performing in both the groundbreaking independent film (and subsequent Web series) Captain Blasto as well as the beloved Star Wars mockumentary A Great Disturbance, both of which claimed multiple awards at film festivals nationwide.

A native of Munhall, Pa., and a fixture in Pittsburgh’s growing comedy scene, Kleiber was voted “Best Local Comedian” by the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine in 2012 and 2013. Aaron studied and performed at the legendary Second City in Chicago.

Johnny Walsh

Johnny Walsh

Johnny Walsh (@johnnywalsh) explores his life as a lawyer and the unique moments he's endured living with an inherited genetic condition (thanks parents!) that leads to hearing loss and blindness.  Johnny also critiques and laments his life as a bachelor with no domestic skills other than the ability to order groceries online.  Johnny is a regular performer at The Comedy Club on State and will often perform for clients, friends, and family whether they like it or not.  Johnny was the winner of Madison’s Funniest Comic 2018.

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