Trombone Shorty (Troy Andrews) began playing the trombone at age six and since 2009 has played with his group Orleans Avenue. Despite the nickname, he is equally adept on trombone and trumpet and is a man to be reckoned with on both. In 2009, New Orleans' premier music magazine, Offbeat, awarded Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Best R&B/Funk Band for the second year in a row. Their most recent album is 'For True,' which features a sound Andrews has dubbed as "Supafunkrock."
Award-winning stand-up comedian Demetri Martin brings his unique perspectives and hilarious, deadpan delivery. Martin got his start writing for "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" and later appeared as a regular on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." In addition to being a New York Times bestselling author for "This is a Book by Demetri Martin," he also starred in his own television series, "Important Things with Demetri Martin."
Formed in San Francisco in 1994, Train deals in smart, melodic pop-rock. Some of the group's hit songs include 'Hey, Soul Sister,' 'Calling All Angels,' 'Meet Virginia' and 'Drops of Jupiter.' The band currently consists of the trio of Pat Monahan (vocals), Jimmy Stafford (guitar) and Scott Underwood (drums).
Gabriel "Picachu" ("Fluffy") Iglesias' style of comedy is a mixture of story telling with characters and sound effects that bring all his personal issues to life. His amazing ability to cross over with a clean animated style of comedy has put him in big demand throughout the stand-up comedy circuit.
Best known as host of 'The Soup' on E! Entertainment Television, Joel McHale sharpens up his wit and hits the stage for a night of laughs. When he's not poking fun at Britney, Lindsay, Paris, or the whole of television talk, McHale's credits include appearances on 'Guiding Light,' 'Thank God You're Here' and 'Will & Grace.' McHale is also the star of the NBC comedy series 'Community,' where he plays a lawyer forced to go back to community college after his undergraduate degree is declared invalid. While there, he forms a study group with other misfit students including Chevy Chase.
Chris D'Elia was 16 the first time he performed stand-up comedy. He would act up in church, so the pastor told him he could do some time on stage afterwards if he behaved himself. Well, he didn't behave, but was still allowed to get on stage in front of everyone. Although his church performance was a success, it would be years before D'Elia actually started a career in stand-up comedy.
Erasure formed in 1985 out of the departure of founding Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke (who was then one half of Yaz opposite Alison Moyet) and singer Andy Bell. Like Yaz and Depeche Mode, Erasure were a synth-based group, but they had stronger dance inclinations, as well as a sharper, more accessible sense of pop songcraft. Among the duo's hit singles are "Oh l'amour," "Chains of Love," "Blue Savannah," "Stop!," "Love to Hate You" and their cover of ABBA's ''Take a Chance on Me." The duo's latest release, "The Violet Flame," follows 2013's critically acclaimed "Snow Globe," and is the band's sixteenth studio album release.
Clean can often mean not funny, but in the case of Brian Regan, it means streamlined, creative and enthusiastic. Audiences have been drawn to his howl-worthy comedy, which ranges from profound insights to silly exaggerations. Since his first appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" back in 1995, Regan has emerged as a viewer and audience favorite, typically making more than 80 stops a year to sold-out audiences across the country.
Amy Schumer is an edgy stand-up comedian from New York whose quick wit and infectious style of comedy has made her a favorite. After appearing on the fifth season of "Last Comic Standing," Schumer has carved out a niche of her own with her Comedy Central series, "Inside Amy Schumer," and has also been seen on the Adult Swim mockumentary series "Delocated" and the HBO series "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Girls."
The Beach Boys are an American institution with such hits as 'Surfin' USA,' 'I Get Around' and 'California Girls.' The founding members of the group, including Brian Wilson, have reunited to celebrate their 50th anniversary, featuring a 50-date international tour and a studio album release featuring brand-new material. In fact, in June 2012, 'That's Why God Made the Radio' debuted in the top five of the Billboard album chart, which marked the first time in the legendary band's career that they've ever had an album debut in the top five in the U.S.
Arena rock veterans Mötley Crüe set off for one final tour as a band. Hailing from Los Angeles, CA, the quartet--Vince Neil (vocals), Mick Mars (guitars), Nikki Sixx (bass) and Tommy Lee (drums)--has commandeered the rock pantheon for over 30 years. In that time, they have accumulated worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million, seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 Top 40 mainstream rock hits, six Top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations, four New York Times bestsellers (including the band's biography, "The DIRT") and countless sold out tours across the globe, playing to millions of fans. Mötley Crüe was the first rock band in history to have completed an epic sold-out Las Vegas residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The band continues to remain on the forefront of entertainment reinventing themselves via not only their music but also their mind blowing live shows featuring never seen before elements, such as Tommy Lee's 360 drum roller coaster.
Best known for his work on the sitcom 'Full House' and on 'America's Funniest Home Videos,' Bob Saget has been cracking up audiences for years. Known outside of television for his starkly blue stand-up routine, Saget presents a decidedly adult brand of comedy dealing with life as a single dad, dating, divorce and much more. From his starring on Broadway in 'The Drowsy Chaperone' to his scene-stealing appearances in 'Half Baked,' 'Dumb & Dumber,' 'The Aristocrats,' Showtime's 'Huff,' HBO's 'Entourage,' and his HBO special, 'That Ain't Right,' it's always effective as Saget embraces his dark side. Most recently starring in the ABC sitcom 'Surviving Suburbia,' Saget is always pushing the envelope of his craft.