Howie Mandel's versatile career has encompassed virtually all aspects of the entertainment spectrum, ranging from television to film and stage. From his work on the Emmy Award-winning 'St. Elsewhere' to the international (and also Emmy-nominated) 'Bobby's World,' Mandel has become a mainstay of the American comedy scene. Mandel can also be seen as host of the hit NBC game show, 'Deal or No Deal.'
In 1967, seven Chicago musicians set out to create a new sound...a rock band with horns. Their dream turned into 20 Top-10 singles and 12 Top-10 albums. Among their hits are 'If You Leave Me Now,' 'Hard To Say I'm Sorry' and 'Here In My Heart.'
Comedian, Actor, Writer, Producer, Entrepeneur, Radio Personality. Those are just a few ways to describe this prolific talent who continues his rise in the entertainment industry. One of the most sought after live comedians and talk show guests, Artie Lange has also been a regular on 'The Howard Stern Show.' Famous from 'MAD tv,' Lange's appeared in movies like 'Dirty Work,' 'The Bachelor,' 'Old School,' 'Elf' and 'Beer League.'
Chris Tucker is best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Tucker became a frequent stand up performer on Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s. He came to prominence in the 1995 film Friday alongside Ice Cube. Next he co-starred and executive produced Money Talks with Charlie Sheen and appeared in Luc Besson's The Fifth Element before beginning work on the highly commercially successful Rush Hour films.
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."