See four comedians at each showcase who have been pre-selected for their unique ability to bring laughs without vulgarity. Don’t miss this festival favorite!
Gina Brillon: Actress, comedian, and writer Gina Brillon was born and raised in Bronx, New York. She’s been a stand-up comic since she was 17 years old. Her first one hour special, Pacifically Speaking, was produced by Gabriel Iglesias and debuted on NuvoTV this past fall.
Kristin Key: Kristin grew up a minister’s daughter in a small town in West Texas. Much like Footloose, she was raised in a no-drinking, no-dancing, no instrumental music environment, so she immediately took up drinking, dancing and playing an instrument. Proving that the almighty has a strange sense of humor, Kristin came out of the closet at 15. Kristin is most recognized for her appearance on Last Comic Standing.
Tim Northern: Following humorist Tim Northern’s appearance as a finalist on the nationally televised Star Search, Naomi Judd raved about his performance. “He’s the only one that could be a member of Mensa,” she said. “I absolutely adore the cerebral humor.” Tim continually hones that smart humor, seeking – and finding – new turns of phrase on a daily basis. On the road for much of the year, he uses that travel time for wordplay whenever possible.
Michael Somerville: Michael has performed four times on The Late Show with David Letterman, wrote and hosted the TV show Wingman and has appeared on shows for Comedy Central, Bravo, VH1, The History Channel. Hallmark, Nick@Nite, Starz and Encore. Somerville’s three comedy albums play regularly on SiriusXM radio.