Ian Karmel is a homegrown Portland comedian whose style zig-zags between the eclectic and the universal. He is currently a writer and roundtable regular on E!’s Chelsea Lately and most recently he made his late night premiere on TBS’ Conan. In 2013, Ian was invited to the prestigious Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal, where he was a breakout stand up in the New Faces category. Ian’s unique perspective helped him win the 2011 Funniest Person in Portland, 2010 Portland Amateur Comedy Competition and has given him the opportunity to perform at the Moontower Comedy Festival, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Bumbershoot, Portland’s Helium Comedy Club, Philadelphia’s Helium Comedy Club, Minneapolis’ Acme Comedy Club, Austin’s Cap City Comedy Club, Seattle’s Comedy Underground and various clubs in Los Angeles. Ian’s other television credits include IFC’s Portlandia and the Travel Channel’s Best Sandwich in America, as well as a post-game analyst and commentator for the Portland Trailblazers. His training includes The Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade and he is a regular contributor for the Portland Mercury. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
Drew Frees is a giggle-inducing gentleman that was adopted by Chicago 13 years ago. He built his comedy chops performing improve and sketch comedy at Chicago staples, IO and Second City. Now he tours the Midwest with his stand-up and has been seen on TBS Just for Laughs and Laughs on Fox, and performed in Best of Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest and Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch. In Chicago, you can regularly catch him performing at The Comedy Bar and The Laugh Factory. Drew is tickled pink to be headlining at the Comedy Club on State for the first time. So sit back, put on your favorite cardigan, and enjoy the whimsical musings of the lovely man Drew Frees!