|Notable works and roles|| The Late Show With David Letterman (2011)|
Last Comic Standing (2014)
Tim Harmston is a stand-up comedian from Minneapolis. He competed on Last Comic Standing in 2014,and has performed on The Late Show With David Letterman and Comedy Central's Live at Gotham . Star Tribune critic Jay Boller wrote that Harmston combines "the cadence of Brian Regan and the observational absurdism of Jim Gaffigan." He has released two albums on Stand Up! Records, The Most Bees Ever and The Whim of Tim.
Harmston grew up in Menomonie, Wisconsin.He worked in the Chicago film industry before pursuing a career in comedy.
Harmston began performing stand-up in 2002,and won Minneapolis comedy club Acme's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest in 2003.
In 2011 Harmston self-released his debut album The Most Bees Ever, which was re-released by Stand Up! Records in 2014.Reviewer Richard Lanoie of The Serious Comedy Site called the album "solid stand-up comedy with quite a few particularly original bits." Chris Spector of Midwest Record said that Harmston "comes on like a modern Steven Wright."
A followup album and video, The Whim of Tim, was released in 2020.
Harmston was a contestant on CMT's Next Big Comic in 2011.He won a Rusty Nail award at the Aspen RooftopComedy Festival in 2008. He originated the idea for award-winning Internet video series Chad Vader: Day Shift Manager .
Harmston is married to comedian Mary Mack; they frequently tour together.
Brian Joseph Regan is an American stand-up comedian who uses observational, sarcastic, and self-deprecating humor. He is known for incorporating body language and facial expressions into his act. His performances are often described as clean as he refrains from profanity as well as taboo subject matter. Regan's material typically covers everyday events, such as shipping a package with UPS, mortgages, and visits to the optometrist. While he does not define himself as youth-oriented, Regan makes frequent references to childhood, including little league baseball, grade school spelling bees, and science projects.
Menomonie is a city in and the county seat of Dunn County in the western part of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The city's population was 16,264 as of the 2010 census.
The Eau Claire–Chippewa Falls metropolitan area refers loosely to the urbanized area along the Chippewa and Eau Claire Rivers, in west-central Wisconsin, with its primary center at Eau Claire and secondary centers at Chippewa Falls and Altoona.
Stand Up! Records is an American independent comedy record label founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Grammy-winning producer Dan Schlissel. It has been called "the country's most respected indie comedy label." Stand Up! has released more than 200 comedy albums and videos since its founding in 2000, including albums by Lewis Black, Patton Oswalt, Greg Proops, David Cross, Maria Bamford, Hannibal Buress, Judy Gold, the Sklar Brothers, and Eddie Pepitone. Comedian and actor Marc Maron, who released his first three albums on Stand Up!, described Schlissel as "a guy who loves comedy, and is very attentive to the process of recording comedy," and, referencing the large number of noteworthy comics who were given important exposure in their early careers by the label, joked that "you've done everybody's first two records."
The Aspen RooftopComedy Festival was a stand-up comedy festival that was held annually in Aspen, Colorado on or around the Memorial Day Weekend since 2008. The festival is the concept of Roxane Davis and the City Of Aspen. Davis, a consultant and producer, created the partnership between rooftopcomedy.com and Aspen's Wheeler Opera House, a historic theater located in downtown Aspen.
Mark Moshe Kasher is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor based in the Los Angeles area. He is the author of the 2012 memoir Kasher in the Rye: The True Tale of a White Boy from Oakland Who Became a Drug Addict, Criminal, Mental Patient, and Then Turned 16. In 2009, iTunes named Kasher "Best New Comic" and his comedy album Everyone You Know Is Going to Die, and Then You Are! was ranked one of the top 20 comedy albums on iTunes that same year. He was also named "Comic to Watch in 2010" by Punchline Magazine.
Mary Mack is an American comedian, musician, and writer. Mack currently stars as Jesse in the Justin Roiland-produced animated sitcom Solar Opposites, which debuted May 8, 2020 on Hulu. She has released five albums of her stand-up.
Dan Schlissel is an American record producer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and founder of the record labels Stand Up! Records, which specializes in comedy, and -ismist Recordings, which focused on punk and alternative rock from Nebraska and nearby Midwestern states. Schlissel won a Grammy as producer of Lewis Black's 2006 album The Carnegie Hall Performance, and was nominated for his work on Black's two Grammy-nominated albums, Luther Burbank Performing Arts Center Blues and Anticipation. He is known for his work with Black and other comics including Doug Stanhope, Maria Bamford, Marc Maron, and Mitch Hedberg, and helping release the debut record of Iowa metal band Slipknot.
Amber Preston is a stand-up comedian originally from North Dakota and Minnesota and now living in Los Angeles.
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Jimmy Shubert is a stand-up comedian from Philadelphia now living in Los Angeles. He is known for being part of Sam Kinison's "Outlaws of Comedy," as a 2014 finalist on Last Comic Standing, and for acting roles on shows such as The King of Queens, Entourage, and ER, and movies including Go and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Jay Chanoine is a stand-up comedian from Manchester, New Hampshire. He has released two albums, most recently 2019's The Texas Chanoinesaw Massacre, produced by Grammy winner Dan Schlissel for Stand Up! Records. It reached No. 1 on the Amazon comedy chart.
Kathleen McGee is a Canadian stand-up comedian from Edmonton, Alberta. Her performance at the Winnipeg Comedy Festival was nominated for a 2019 Canadian Comedy Award. Her debut full-length album, 2019's Deliciously Vulgar, was produced by Grammy winner Dan Schlissel for his label Stand Up! Records.
Chris Maddock is an American stand-up comedian from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has released two albums and a DVD on Dan Schlissel's Stand Up! Records, most recently 2020's Country Music Legend, which reached No. 5 on the iTunes comedy chart.
Corey Adam is an American stand-up comedian from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has released three comedy albums on Stand Up! Records, including 2018's Jokes, which reached No.1 on the iTunes comedy chart.
Doug Mellard is a Los Angeles-based American stand-up comedian originally from Texas. He is known for his appearances on Last Comic Standing, Live at Gotham, and his work with comedian Doug Benson. The Austin American-Statesman called him "a high-energy crowd destroyer."
Tony Sam is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and former marine biologist from Chicago now living in Los Angeles. He has worked extensively as a television producer and writer. LA Weekly named him one of 10 Comedy Acts To Watch in 2015.
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