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Michael Kosta is a stand-up comedian who can currently be seen as the resident clown on Fox Sports 1’s flagship series, Crowd Goes Wild. Kosta and Regis Philbin lead a panel of sports experts in a lighthearted look at the daily happenings in the world of sports. Michael is known for the successful segments “This Week in Punting,” “Questions Out of Left Field,” “Stupid Sports Stuff You Can Actually Buy Online,” as well as a few ridiculous others.
Kosta started out as an athlete; he is quick to point out that he was once-ranked number 864 in the world in professional tennis and earned over $11,000 on tour. Don't laugh, that's $11,000 more than you made as a pro athlete.
Kosta gained attention as a comedian when he broke out of the HBO Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen. He quickly relocated to Los Angeles where he began his television career; he is a regular on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately, and Conan and also starred in his own comedy special, Comedy Central Presents: Michael Kosta. As a host, Michael can currently be seen as a correspondent for E!’s spinoff of The Soup, entitled The Soup Investigates, and was recently seen guest hosting the hit G4 series, Attack of The Show; that stint ended after Kosta caused the show as well as the network to be cancelled (the media says that the network was being reformatted, but we know better).
His other TV credits include TruTV’s The Smoking Gun Presents, Showtime’s Live Nude Comedy and Michael also hosted the 63rd Annual Emmy Awards’ Backstage Live show.
Kosta has also shot pilots with MTV and NBC, developed a late night talk show with Comedy Central and recently developed his own scripted pilot based on his life, produced by Fox. All of those projects were colossal failures.
In the sports world, Kosta hosted Fox Sports Network’s CCHA All Access, a hockey show in Detroit, for which he won two “Michigan Emmys” as performer/host. Those are like regular Emmys, but smaller and a lot less prestigious. He is also the author of a book titled “101 Tips for Winning More Tennis Matches” which earns him quarterly royalty checks of around $110.
Michael lives in New York City where he hopes to someday become famous and forget the little people. You should sleep with him.
Caleb Synan’s act is a deceptively smart blend of Southern charm and razor sharp wit. His instant likability and absurd view of the world have made him a favorite at comedy clubs and alternative venues across the country. In 2014 he won 2nd Place in the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. He also won “Wittiest” in Franklin County High School’s 2009 Yearbook. He’s also a pretty nice guy.
An ear for turning the everyday into something sublime, Mike Mercury offers up a dazzling combination of subtle insights, clever word play and lightening-quick wit that will leave you asking yourself, "How does he do that?"
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