Anjelah Johnson-Reyes was born and raised in San Jose, California and is of Mexican and Native American descent. She is one of five children and has a large extended family to which she remains close. In the beginning of her career, Johnson- Reyes was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders. As an Oakland Raiderette, she was named Rookie of the Year and even performed in Super Bowl XXXVII. After that year she decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue her dream of acting.
She became an internet sensation with her viral video, “Nail Salon” which led to many stand up, television and film opportunities. That same year she joined the cast of, “MADtv” as a series regular, which spawned another internet sensation, “Bon Qui Qui.” This original character, a disgruntled fast food employee with no filter, has been enjoyed, viewed and replicated by over 65 million people worldwide. After recording and releasing 3 songs and 2 music videos as Bon Qui Qui, Anjelah signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records to release a full album titled, “Gold Plated Dreams”, which She’s toured twice selling out both times. Bon Qui Qui teamed up with Benefit Cosmetics for her third music video “This Is How We Do It”, and early in 2016 she released her newest video off the album, “Shut Us Down”. All the songs are available on iTunes and the videos are currently on YouTube.
Anjelah has appeared in multiple ads & commercials including campaigns for Sprint, Visa, Snickers, Verizon, All-State, K-Swiss, Dryers Ice Cream and was the spokesperson for a Texas based restaurant chain, Taco Cabana. Anjelah has also guest starred on shows such as The Shield, Ugly Betty, Curb Your Enthausiasm, and others all while touring with her stand up comedy.
In June 2009 Anjelah recorded her first one-hour special for Comedy Central and Warner Bros. Records titled, That’s How We Do It. Her second one-hour special, The Homecoming Show, aired on NUVOtv in July of 2013 and is currently available on DVD and Netflix. In 2014 Anjelah recorded her third hour special, Not Fancy, a Netflix original, and is currently available for streaming.
Johnson has starred in such films as OUR FAMILY WEDDING, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKQUEL, and ENOUGH SAID. The film MOM’S NIGHT OUT not only features Anjelah but also her husband, musician Manwell Reyes of the band Group 1 Crew.
Anjelah resides in Los Angeles with her husband and continues to act and tour the country with her sold out comedy shows.
DWAYNE KENNEDY is a stand-up comedian, actor and writer whose TV writing credits include The Arsenio Hall Show (CBS), The Orlando Jones Show (FX), and the critically acclaimed FX/FXX original series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.
His debut stand-up comedy EP, “OH NO, IT’S DWAYNE KENNEDY!” is available now at Bandcamp, with a variable price point plan (Black Folks = $9, White Folks = It Depends).
Dwayne got his start in comedy in his native Chicago at Zanies Comedy Club, and has since evolved into one of the funniest and most thought-provoking comedians of our time. His satirical diversions and piercing perspective on social and world issues showcase a comedic genius heralded by the likes of Chris Rock and Marc Maron.
Described as a “world-class stand-up” by The Village Voice, Dwayne continues to challenge the norm and connect with audiences through his keen, incisive wit. Winner of the 2002 US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado, Dwayne’s stand-up has been featured on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Premium Blend, Comedy Central Presents, and Talkin' Dirty after Dark.
Dwayne’s acting credits include roles on Seinfeld, Martin, Amen, 227 and in the feature film How High. He’s also had the distinction of appearing as a correspondent on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, where one of his popular segments was named the “The Most Intentionally Funny Video of the Day” at Nerdist.
Omnipop Talent Group is a full service management company which continues to expand its talent base to include trained, experienced dramatic actors. They continue building upon its established reputation for representing strong comedic actors and stand-up comics crossing over into acting, hosting, writing and producing.
Some of the clients include Maria Bamford, Andy Kindler, Jonathan Katz, Doug Benson, and more!
Started in 1983 by Bruce Smith, Omnipop was solely a personal appearance agency for bands and comics with placement in clubs and colleges throughout the country. Smith was shortly joined by owners Tom Ingegno and Ralph Asquino who, by 1989, knew they wanted to work in television and had acquired talent ready to move on to the next level.
Tom Ingegno, who runs the New York office, is also president of the East Coast office's theatrical Division. Tom has a background in theater, has performed in bands and has written and produced three albums.
The Los Angeles office was opened in 1990 and is run by Bruce Smith, president of the West Coast Theatrical Division. He has a background in film, communications and has also performed in bands. Ralph Asquino joined Tom Ingegno in the East Coast office and has a musical performance background.
Kerri Pomarolli is an stand up comedian, actress, and author based in Los Angeles, California. Kerri has 29 appearances on The Tonight Show between 2000-2012. She has toured with everyone from Sherri Shepherd from The View to Candace Cameron Bure, to Jim Carrey, to Carol Channing. She has been the host and emcee for The CA Women's Conference with such stars a Marcia Cross, Tippy Hedren, and Fran Drescher. Kerri has published 4 books, including Guys Like Girls Named Jennie and Moms' Night Out. Kerri is a majorly sought after corporate motivational speaker with past clients such as Hershey, Ford Motor Company, Chrysler, and Cisco Systems. She can be seen on Nick at Nite, Moms Night Out, and her TV web series Momland with co-star Angela Hoover from Americas Got Talent. She is also starring in The Brennan Manning Story, directed by David Leo Schultz which is on Netflix now.
Jimmy McHugh has been dishing out his style of comedy for over 25 years. Born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago, Jimmy blends a mixture of classic observational humor emphasized with his unique vocal and facial expressions. Taking his swings at the world of sports, Ernie Tucker of the Chicago Sun Times wrote, "Jim McHugh delivers some of the funniest sports material I have ever heard."
Jimmy appears at various national comedy clubs and has also been seen on Comedy Central, HBO, MTV, ESPN2 and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Jim Brogan is the son of John and Anne Brogan. He was born in New England, but at the age of six moved to Chicago and then to Cleveland. In a short period, he saved enough money with a paper route and a pyramid scheme to pay for his parents to join him.
Jim grew up in a Catholic family and went to Catholic schools all the way through. His parents sent him to an all boys high school (St. Ignatius) and an all boys college (Notre Dame).
It was a good life for the young lad, his Mom stayed home and made his school lunches and his Dad sold landing gear for a living. But Jim had other ideas of what to do with his life.
Armed with his degree in Sociology, he moved to New York City to pursue his dream of scaling skyscrapers with suction cups on his hands and becoming a Human Fly. His fear of heights quickly put an end to that dream.
While working day jobs as a tutor, a bartender and in advertising, Jim turned his attention to standup comedy. His first appearance on stage was with his Chinese-American friend, Larry Lee. They billed themselves as The Brogan Brothers. After one disastrous appearance, Jim struck out on his own.
His first act was an impression of a priest from Notre Dame. That lasted two performances. His second act was about going to an intellectual high school. That lasted six months and even longer for the audience.
After four years of doing standup comedy, Jim was taken under the wing of legendary comedy manager Jack Rollins (Woody Allen, Dick Cavett, Robert Klein, Nichols and May). Soon Jim was moving to LA to star as an Angel in an ABC sitcom called Out of the Blue. They made thirteen episodes and aired nine. They are evidently still saving four for the next sweeps period.
Jim continued to do his standup comedy and did guest appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman. He recently was in the movie Bridesmaids.
He also got other TV jobs. He hosted Laffathon (Showtime), Comic Strip Live (Fox) and You Asked For It, Again (Family Channel). The perfectionist that he is, he won't be satisfied until he has been cancelled by all the networks.
Deciding that he could save a few dollars by not hiring a lawyer, he worked for nine years as an indentured servant on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. His areas of responsibility included being a writer and talent coordinator (booking comedians for the show).
Since leaving The Tonight Show, Jim has been busier than ever. Besides doing his standup, he has written two movies and seen three others.
He also was a creative consultant on Yakov Smirnoff’s one-man Broadway show, As Long As We Both Shall Laugh. He found out exactly how long we both shall laugh. It was 24 performances.
Dobie Maxwell is one of the top touring comedians in North America. His live show is a whirlwind of words, a virtual verbal vortex. Every time he is on stage, Dobie tests the stamina of the audience. His slick ranting style has earned him a loyal and growing fan base, and his knack for saying what a lot of people think has kept him constantly booked from coast to coast. Dobie works very hard at his craft and has spent his whole life learning it.
Originally from Milwaukee, Dobie has been on the road since 1985. He has “paid his dues” and continues to perfect his craft by performing as much as possible. “I love being onstage”, Dobie says. “Not many people I know can say they love to go to work every day, but I sure do. I live for it”. His comedy journey has taken him thru 48 states and across Canada. Wanna get LUCKY? Let Dobie headline your next comedy event.
Bizarre luck and horrendous timing have followed Dobie since his birth. His life continues to be a struggle to overcome obstacles most others never have to worry about. “I don’t know what it is, but I just haven’t been able to get myself in the right place at the right time”, he laments. It’s very frustrating for him, but it sure has made audiences all over laugh like crazy. We all love to hear that somebody ELSE is doing WORSE, and Dobie is that guy.
In and out of morning radio, Dobie has now totally focused on comedy. “I was fired in radio five times in four time zones”, he says. “I think that’s just about enough. At least in comedy if I’m going to work for a clueless idiot, that idiot is going to be ME. Plus, comedy’s hours are better”. Dobie’s also the exclusive teacher for comedy classes at Zanies in Chicago and he has developed a comedy ““how-to” instruction series that has sold nationwide.
Everywhere he goes, Dobie attracts new fans. He is constantly evolving and never does the exact same show twice. “I want to grow as a comic. sure, I do some of the same bits every night, but I never do them exactly the same way. It keeps it fresh and fun for the audience coursework help uk http://englishhomeworkhelp.co.uk/ and for me.” Dobie Maxwell, “Mr. Lucky”, is a seasoned professional and is just plain funny.
Dobie has made countless appearances on local and regional TV shows throughout America over the years and has appeared on several comedy shows including ‘Comcast Comedy Spotlight’. Dobie filmed his first true network national TV shot on CBS earlier this year. It was ‘The Late Late Show’ with Craig Ferguson. Watch that clip by simply CLICKING HERE.
Dobie has been involved in radio almost as long as he’s been doing standup comedy. He started doing two minute recorded comedy bits for 94WKTI’s “Reitman and Mueller” show in the 1980′s and also did a weekly stint on 99WMYX with Keith Moore and Jane Matanaer. Dobie got his first full time radio job as morning host at WMMQ in Lansing, MI in 1990. He was part of the “Bax and Dobie” morning show at 93QFM in his hometown of Milwaukee in 1991. He has also worked in Fort Wayne, Reno, Salt Lake City and his most recent full time job was co-host at Chicago’s legendary 97.9 “The Loop” in 2004. Dobie has appeared six times on the nationally syndicated “Bob and Tom” radio show. Currently, Dobie is on hiatus with his own paranormal radio show called “The Mothership Connection” on AM 1050 WLIP in Kenosha, WI. The show was a HUGE success, and there is also a separate website at www.mothershipradio.com. The show covers anything and everything ‘from aliens to zombies’ and debuted March 2008. “It’s a cross between Coast to Coast AM and a morning zoo radio show”, Dobie says. Give it a listen. Dobie is also a regular or semi-regular guest on several shows across the country including:
Eddie Brill is a well-respected and very funny stand-up comedian here in the USA and abroad. He has been a regular on the comedy scene in England since 1989. Eddie also works regularly in Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, France, Holland and Hong Kong.
He was born and raised in New York...and re-raised in Hollywood, FL.
For the past fourteen years and counting, has worked on the Late Show with David Letterman. He is the audience warm-up and Talent Coordinator for the comedians who appear on the show.
Currently, I am a Talent Manager/Producer (1999-present) as well as a consultant for the legendary Ice House Comedy Club and talent producer for the Ice House Comedy Club main showroom (2008-present). In addition, I talent produce tapings for Comedy Time (2005-present) at The Ice House.
History: Following graduation from Hollywood High School, three years at Valley State, then two years at UCLA and graduated from their film school. I spent nearly a year’s tour of duty in Vietnam while serving in the Navy reserve, then 11 years in market research for the entertainment industry before purchasing The Ice House in Pasadena, CA in 1978 with partners Bob Fisher and Marc Weingarten. In 1982, I sold my interest in the club to Bob Fisher, who still owns the club. While I was there, stand-up comedy became the main source of success for the club, before that it was basically variety, folk music, etc.
In 1984, I opened my own comedy club in West Los Angeles, IGBY’s Comedy Cabaret. Top comedians and celebrities were regulars at the club. IGBY’s enjoyed lots of notoriety with multiple television shows for Fox, and various HBO and Showtime specials and single artist tapings. I sold it in 1996. In 1998, I scouted talent for NBC in the U.S. and Canada. In 1999, I signed his first clients to a management contract and guided them to become series regulars, one on Reba and one on Reno 911. I was also a talent producer on Fox Television’s 30 Seconds to Fame (2002), Fast Track to Fame (2010) on the Speed Channel and Staan’ Dup (2013) for STARZ. I have also been a talent consultant on various television projects for NBC, FOX, HBO and Showtime; and a producer of both stand-up comedy series and pilots e.g. L.A. Comic Strip, Comic Strip Live, Comedy Express and Comedy Outside In. I Executive Produced radio shows and filled in as an on air host on CRNi (2000-2001). I was one of the Executive Directors of the 3rd, 4th and 5th annual Las Vegas Comedy Festivals and was a consultant to the New York Comedy Expo in 2007 and 2008. In addition to all this, I’ve scheduled talent for military bases as well as comedy clubs in California, Hawaii, Nevada and Texas.
And my current client, Will Vought seen on Bones, The Good Wife, Wilfred, writing on a spec project with Paul Reiser and consultant for Wayne Brady. Soon to be seen on Gotham.