Hyena's Comedy Nightclubs - Dallas
(214) 823-LAFF (5233)
Located on 75 and Mockingbird Lane inside Mockingbird Station next door to the Angelica Theatre
Dustin Diamond - May 23, 24, 25
Dustin Diamond, known mostly to starring in Saved By The Bell, is an actor who has hit most screens in the recent past. He played the role of Samuel Power for almost thirteen years since it began. He played the role so well that he continued the role in the college series where it went by the name, Saved By The Bell: The College Years. Other than appearing on this show, he also appeared in number of games and some reality shows. Some of the reality shows that he appeared in are The Weakest Link, Celebrity Boxing 2, Celebrity Fit Club, and Professional Wrestling. He has also appeared in films like Dickie Roberts: Former Child star in 2003. Dustin has performed stand-up comedy for several years. He has a stage humor which most comedians don’t have. He also commentates on TruTV’s, The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest… He has written Behind the Bell, the inside story of the young cast from Saved by the Bell. You can see him in the upcoming film Scavenger Killers (A New Kind of Crazy).
Matt Sadler - May 30, 31, Jun 1
Matt Sadler has been performing stand up comedy for over ten years. His fast-paced, high-energy style is truly a sight to behold. In 1999 he beat out 116 other comics to win the HBO National Talent Search. He was flown to Los Angeles, where he played the Hollywood Improv where he subsequently killed. In his spare time, he enjoys writing about himself in the third person. Over the last two years he has performed internationally in Korea, Japan and the Middle East for U.S. servicemen. He is the host of a game for the XBox and Playstation 2 called, "The Guy Game". He and his wife have settled in Austin, Texas as a home base from where he tours frequently. His wife would also like me to mention that he is extremely cute.
Bob Biggerstaff - Jun 6, 7, 8
Bob Biggerstaff began his comedy career at the legendary Laff Stop Comedy Club in Houston, TX ... as a doorman. After a few months "manning the door" he started to perform at the Laff Stop open mic night and developed his self-deprecating, sports related style. Bob quickly became one of Houston's top comics winning the Funniest Person in Houston Contest. He has been successful in many comedy competitions becoming a national finalist in Sierra Mist's "Search For the Next Great Comic", HBO's "The Lucky 21", and Comedy Centrals "Open Mic Fight".
Bob made his national television debut on NBC's hit show Last Comic Standing and was seen on Dave Attell's HBO special "Captain Miserable" (he's the guy throwing glitter on Dave at the end). Then came appearances on Comedy Central's "Live at Gotham", a semifinal appearance on Last Comic Standing, NESN's Comedy All-Stars, and the nationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show. Most recently Bob was part of the inaugural Moontower Comedy & Oddity Fest in Austin, TX and The Just For Laughs Chicago Festival.
Rachel Feinstein - Jun 13, 14, 15
Rachel Feinstein grew up outside Washington DC in the ruthless streets of Bethesda, Maryland. She maintained a healthy, robust D- average in school, while still finding time to mock and imitate her loved ones. Rachel moved to New York city at age 17 to start her career as an actress and slowly developed her character driven stand up act which her mom refers to as her "Talent Show."
Rachel' s Comedy Central Presents stand up special is now airing. She was also a finalist on Season 7's "Last Comic Standing" and was featured on Russell Simmons, "Live at the El Ray", TBS's "Just for Laughs" series and "Comics Unleashed." Rachel has written for "The Onion" and has voiced various characters on Adult Swim's "Venture Brothers", the animated Comedy Central web series, "Samurai Love God" and Spike TV's "Battle Pope." She has also been seen on E! And CNN's "Not Just Another Cable News Show. Rachel also reviews hip hop as her Grandma based on a star of david ratings system on comedycentral.com. You can hear the character, "Ice Cold Rhoda", "The Original Gangster Grandma" interviewing Ginuwine and Rhoda can be seen as VH1's hip hop correspondent on their new music special, "The Winningest Winners of 2011" airing on Dec. 7th. Ice Cold Rhoda is the only member of the AARP and the Illimunati. International spots include "Montreal Comedy Festival", Scotland's "Glasgow Comedy Festival", a TV show in Amsterdam that Rachel can't remember the name of and a U.S. Military tour in Korea.
Doug Benson - Jun 15
In 2006, Benson began hosting a weekly comedy podcast, titled Doug Loves Movies (Formerly I Love Movies with Doug Benson), which is recorded in front of a live audience at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. The show typically tapes weekly, and is later archived on iTunes for fans to listen to for free. Benson and guests talk about movies and comedy both. Benson's guests have included such notables as John Lithgow, Leonard Maltin, Brian Posehn, Joe Rogan, Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, Patton Oswalt, Jon Hamm, Adam Carolla, David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Scott Aukerman, Adam Scott, Bill Simmons, Aziz Ansari, Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Shue, Aubrey Plaza, Michael Cera, Edgar Wright, Paul F. Tompkins, T.J. Miller and Jordan, the baseball-toting superfan.
Doug Loves Movies Podcast Taping
A regular feature of the podcast is the Leonard Maltin Game, which has been described as Name That Tune with movies instead of songs. The game consists of Benson reading the cast of an unknown movie in reverse order (star of the movie comes last) from Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide to his guests, who attempt to guess the movie.
At the conclusion of many of the early podcasts, Doug would state "As always, Willem Dafoe is a Shithead," which resulted in so many people wondering about why, that Google searches began to automatically complete the phrase as a suggested match. The Willem Dafoe comment started as a joke based on the fact that it would seemingly be the only bad words ever uttered about Dafoe, but many people didn't catch on and, after explaining it a few times, Benson decided to let Dafoe rest. Now, the runners up in the Leonard Maltin game are allowed to name one shithead as a consolation prize.
Benson has also started an annual, 2 hour Twelve Guests of Christmas special every holiday season. This episode features 12 guests rather than the usual 3 guests and they play an elimination style Leonard Maltin Game.
Kevin Brown - Jun 20, 21, 22
Kevin plays "Dot Com" on ABC's hugely popular show 30 Rock. Kevin has also been featured on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC's Last Comic Standing, 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Tryin, and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.
Rebecca Corry - Jun 27, 28, 29
Rebecca has shot pilots for CBS, FOX, ESPN, GSN, OXYGEN, ANIMAL PLANET and others that never went anywhere. Most recently she was new face of 4 national/international HERTZ spots playing the GAS alongside Owen Wilson as the voice.
Rebecca says she understood funny, "when I came out of my mother's womb thinking... what is this? Some kind of joke?" She was born and raised in the Seattle suburb of Kent, Washington...or as she likes to call it, "the El Camino-driving, hot dog water loving, one-toothed pregnant teen capital of the world." Rebecca lived in Chicago for 9 years, where she studied writing, acting and improvisation at The Second City, Annoyance and Center Theater. After an 11-month run in the Chicago production of Tony and Tina's Wedding as the pregnant maid of honor, Corry moved to Los Angeles. Immediately following her arrival she appeared at the HBO workspace in her first one-woman show, "Have You Ever Been Called a Dwarf?", hosted a pilot for the Oxygen Network and was chosen to perform as a "New Face" at the Montreal Comedy Festival. Shortly after that, she landed a memorable role as Paul Giamatti's receptionist, Astrid Barker, in the feature film "BIG FAT LIAR." She then guest-starred on CBS's "Yes, Dear" and was in a national commercial campaign for Gallo wine. Rebecca hosted the second season of an interior design show called "Mix It Up" created and executive produced by Courteney Cox and David Arquette.
Along with Courteney and David, she went on to create and sell late night comedy series to FOX which she wrote and produced on. Rebecca also guest starred on "The King of Queens," "The Bernie Mac Show," "The Wayne Brady Show," NBC's "Late Friday," "Comics Unleashed," E's 101 series," Comedy Central's Premium Blend" and Rules Of Engagement. Her second one woman show "REBECCA CORRY WITH BALLS" was the LA Weekly's "Comedy Pick of the Week." Rebecca then beat out thousands to become a finalist on NBC's "Last Comic Standing 4", has her own Comedy Central Presents and currently headlines at universities, clubs and theaters around the country. May 29th, 2012 Rebecca's first comedy album "MY STORY" was released and is available everywhere.
Maurice Benard - Jul 30
That's right, the Emmy winning star of General Hospital is hitting the road again. His fans have the chance to sit down with the star at over 12 cities across the U.S. Besides just celebrating General Hospitals 50 years on the air, Maurice has some exciting news to share about what he's been up to this year. So, if you want to find out about this exciting news and hear all about what Maurice has been up to on General Hospital, then look out for tickets to go on sale in the coming week.
To Be Announced - Jul 4, 5, 6
Steve McGrew - Jul 11, 12, 13
Steve comes from an unconventional background. He was a cartoonist for the Houston Chronicles but knew early on that comedy was in his blood and would manifest itself in one way or another. He found that drawing cartoons was not nearly expressive enough for his exuberant personality and ventured onto the stage at an amateur night in a Houston comedy club."So I went up and made fun of my ex-wife. That was easy." He soon became a fixture at Houston's Comedy Workshop where Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks launched their careers.
A Star Search semi-finalist, Steve is a veteran of virtually every cable comedy show, including A&E's "Evening at the Improv," Nashville Network's "Crook and Chase," Showtime's "Comedy Club Network" and "Comedy All Stars," "Caroline's Comedy Hour," TNN's "Nashville Now," "Music City Tonight" and "Funny Business," VH-1's "Stand Up, Stand Up" and MTV's "Half Hour Comedy Show," CMT's "20 Most Redneck Moments" and CMT's "Comedy Stage."
Since joining KYGO 98.5FM's morning show in Denver, Colorado 6 years ago, Steve (aka "Mudflap"), along with co-presenter Kelly Ford, has really made his mark on radio: - CMA Broadcast Personalities Of The Year 2002, 2004 and 2006; Radio & Record Magazine's award for Best Morning Personalities; ACM award for Best Morning Show. They were nominated as Large Market Personality of The Year in the 2004 NAB Marconi Radio Awards and won the 2008 Marconi Radio Award for Large Market Personality of The Year.