Al Jackson was born and raised in Cleveland, OH. After graduating undergrad with a degree in biology and finishing grad school Al spent several years teaching middle school in Miami, FL. It was then that Al began his career in standup with material fueled by the constant nonsense he encountered from his students. After quitting teaching to pursue comedy full time Al moved to New York. Since then he has made a name for himself in comedy through permorming across the country and numerous tv appearances including his own 30 minute stand up special on Comedy Central. Al has been described as delivering hard nosed comedy with a laid back swagger and a giant smile. Al can next be seen on the John Oliver show August 3rd on Comedy Central.
Born in Miami and raised as an only child by a single hippie mother, Forrest Shaw got into stand-up comedy after a decade of life as a marine biologist. Saving manatees and counting seagrass by day, at night, Forrest dedicated himself to comedy, quickly working his way into regular club work. The influence of his former life as a biologist is evident in his material. Forrest delivers witty and clever anecdotes of his unorthodox with a wry smile. He shares his own faults and failures with the audience in hopes that they too can find the lighter side of those things in life, which sometimes seem too much to bear. He also isn't fond of stupid people; but who is? Life is complicated and it shouldn't be. We have created all of this stress and aggravation so the healthiest thing to do is make fun of ourselves and laugh about it.
He was in the 2011/2010 South Beach Comedy Festival, the 2011 Laugh Detroit festival, the 2010 New York Underground Comedy Festival, the 2010 World Series of Comedy, the 2009 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival showcase, and Sleepless Night 2009. Forrest was a finalist for the 2007 Comedy Central Open Mic Fight and the 2007 Las Vegas Comedy Festival Lucky 21 showcase. He was a finalist for the 2007 Carnival Comedy Challenge and the winner of the 2006 South Florida New Faces Comedy Contest. Forrest is a member of The All Organic Comedy Tour. Forrest was featured in a commercial for the Florida Marlins 2009 campaign. He has also appeared in several other television ads, radio ads, on CBS4 news, and WSVN (Deco Drive).
From child prodigy to homeless loser, Simon Zais has lived it all. But don’t let his boyish looks fool you—drawing life experiences from growing up in Minnesota, coming of age on both coasts, and becoming a man in the military—Simon is anything but the antiquated “modern day youth.” With his quick wit, original sense of humor and near sickening charm and charisma, he has managed to go from bottom the barrel to successful writer, radio personality and comedian. Simon’s ability to share his life experiences in a way that make audiences think twice and laugh even more, consistently makes him a crowd favorite.