Alabama native and stand-up Comedian Derrick Stroup is not your average slow talking Southerner. With the cadence of a pissed off auctioneer, he locks people in with his detailed stories and over the top energy. He started doing Comedy 8 years ago in Jacksonville, Alabama. Derrick’s start in Comedy is far from the norm. He put himself up at the local bar he ran and would entertain the patrons for up to an hour with unpolished, from the hip Comedy. His angry rants and silly mishaps eventually gained local attention and his bi-monthly Comedy show was born. He did this for several years until he decided to chase his Comedy dream out West. Derrick moved to Denver, Colorado in 2015 and has never looked back. Since then he has become a regular at several clubs in the State and his unique brand of angry Southern Comedy is starting to gain him some national recognition as well. Recently he was a finalist in the New Faces Competition at the world famous Comedy Works in downtown Denver-which has over 200 entries each year. Derrick tours the South regularly and has opened for Frank Caliendo, Brian Posehn and Josh Blue to name a few. Derrick loves a Waffle House that’s clean and cares about its customers.
Stephanie’s journey with comedy began as a child when she learned the power of making people laugh. Eventually she began pursuing stand up comedy in her 30s, while also juggling being a stay at home mom with 2 small children.
Nine months after her first time on stage, Stephanie won a trip to the Las Vegas Comedy Festival which launched her career, and she has been on the Denver comedy scene for over 17 years.
Stephanie appeared on Nick at Nite’s TV Show “America’s Funniest Mom”. She was a cohost on The Steve and Stephanie Morning show on KOOL 105 in Denver, CO. She also performed at the Great American Comedy Festival and is a co-founder of the MentalPause Comedy Show.
When Stephanie isn’t performing comedy on cruise ships or corporate events, she is a humor coach for entrepreneurs and speakers. Since her days in radio, Stephanie has been a voice over talent out of her home studio.
John Novosad is a stand-up comedian based out of the Comedy Works in Denver, Colorado. John grew up in Boulder, Colorado. He’s performed in clubs, theatres, and bars across the country for over thirty years.
Making his network television debut on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, John followed that up with a second performance on the Ferguson show. He’s also appeared on Bryon Allen’s nationally syndicated Comedy.TV.
John’s album, “Jokes I Can Only Tell Here,” on The Laugh Button record label was released in the spring of 2022 and is streaming on all platforms.
John has toured extensively over the years and continues to do so. A favorite at Denver’s Comedy Works, John’s disarming presence and sharp wit create a versatile and engaging performance every time!
John’s credits include:
Sketchfest Comedy Festival – 2018
Limestone Comedy Festival – 2022
Bridgetown Comedy Festival – 2017
Big Sky Comedy Festival (2nd Place) – 2017
Winning the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in 2016 and the Laughlin Laugh Festival in 2015 are additional career highlights.
John has also performed at the Comedy Exposition in Chicago, the High Plains Comedy Festival in Denver, and the Aspen Laff Fest.
John weighs 189 lbs.
Dennis Regan is one of America’s top comedians! His sharp wit and brilliantly funny insights into the world around us never fail to keep audiences laughing. He is one of the few comics who have made multiple appearances on both the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman. He has also been on Showtime and Comedy Central. Dennis has toured nationally for many years and has headlined large venues and most of the major comedy clubs in the country. He has also worked as a television writer on the CBS sitcom The King of Queens.
Five appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. Dennis Regan delivers clever, hard-hitting material with his unique relaxed style. From Jay Leno, to Showtime, to Comedy Central, he’s one of the most sought after comedians on land and sea. He was also a writer for the hit television series The King of Queens.
If you haven’t heard yet, the Denver comedy scene is blowing up and Troy Walker is one of the most talented local rising stars. Troy Walker has quickly become one of Denver’s most sought-after comedians, a designation he’d dismiss with a modest scoff, despite its accuracy. A regular at Comedy Works, Walker has won the Comedy Works “New Faces” contest twice. Recently, Troy made his network TV debut on the Late Late Show. He was also just featured in a PetSmart Commercial directed by Christopher Guest and starring Jane Lynch!
Walker has had the pleasure of opening for some of the most prominent comedians in the country and also serves as a fine ambassador of Denver comedy at national and local comedy festivals including The Aspen Rooftop Comedy Festival, The Great American Comedy Festival, The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival, Portland’s Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and The Telluride Comedy Festival.
After witnessing his storytelling abilities and commanding presence on-stage it should come as no surprise that he’s also a licensed attorney who graduated from University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law.
Steven Scott is a comedian, actor and host whose unique and tasteful brand of comedy combines clever observations of his everyday life with his amazing vocal talents; which include an array of characters, voices and sounds ranging from celebrities to musical instruments.
Described as a perfect mix between Jerry Seinfeld and Jim Carrey, Steven loves getting paid now to do exactly what used to get him in trouble as a kid. He has traveled to all 7 continents; performing comedy clubs, conventions, cruises, colleges, festivals, roasts, military bases and major stages from Broadway to the Las Vegas Strip. Steven was also cast as a series regular in a pilot for a hip sketch comedy show co-starring Tyra Banks & Jamie Foxx and is a longtime member of the legendary Friars Club.
Don’t miss the chance to see this ultra-talented man in action!
Jackie Kashian’s comedy is like listening to a really racy episode of “All Things Considered.” Her new hour standup special “This Will Make an Excellent Horcrux” is available on CD, DVD and digital download on Comedy Film Nerds. She’s appeared twice on the Conan O’Brien show, Comedy Central’s @midnight and has recorded This American Life with Ira Glass for NPR. Her critically acclaimed podcast, The Dork Forest, is in its 10th year. She interviews all and sundry about the things they love. Their “dorkdoms.” It’s the safest space in podcasting. Tune into The Dork Forest on iTunes or at her website: www.dorkforest.com.
Jackie Kashian is a comic whose current album, I Am Not The Hero Of This Story, was #1 comedy album on iTunes and Amazon and is critically acclaimed. She is in the thirteenth year of her podcast The Dork Forest, where she talks with people about what they love to do, think about and collect. She also has a podcast with Laurie Kilmartin where they complain and celebrate standup comedy. It is called The Jackie and Laurie Show.
Dusty Slay was recently selected to be a New Face at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. He has appeared on several network shows including The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”,”Laughs on FOX”, and has been a featured comedian on “TMZ”. Dusty’s comedy is regularly showcased on nationally syndicated radio programs including Sirius XM, Pandora Radio and “The Bob and Tom Radio Show”.
Dusty Slay is a stand-up comedian with a baritone voice so smooth it’s like champagne in your ears. Dusty walks you through a childhood in the trailer park, his adult years in the workforce and as an occasional blackout drunk. He thinks skunks smell like weed and leaves the serious topics like race, religion and politics up to someone who, unlike him hasn’t drank gas out of a water hose.
Gary is a NY based stand-up comedian, who is one of only a handful to perform on every single late night program. You can see two of his hour long specials “It’s About Time” and “In This Economy” currently on Netflix. He has released four comedy albums and the Village Voice has said “Gary will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge; CK, Burr, Gulman. You heard it here first.” Gary placed 3rd on season two of Last Comic Standing and you can see him on the HBO series Tourgasm and Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer.
In 2015 David Rodriguez burst onto the Colorado comedy scene by winning Denver Comedy Works’ prestigious New Faces Competition (previous winners include Adam Cayton-Holland and Josh Blue). In 2016, he proved it was no fluke by taking 1st place in the Stand-up Showdown at the Denver Improv, and then in 2017 he won the Comedy Works’ Funny Final Four.
He has been recently featured on NPR for his standup and has performed on several great festivals including the Altercation, Bird City, Limestone, and High Plains Comedy Festivals as well being selected to the New Faces showcase at Just For Laughs in Montreal in 2018.
Audiences of all ages and backgrounds respond to his vibrant comedic style, which is a mix of animated story-telling and insights into being a responsible young parent living in a generation where growing up is generally frowned upon.
When he isn’t performing at clubs and indie rooms across the country, he is at home with his wife and two kids and small dog trying desperately to nap.
Based in northern Colorado, David Rodriguez is a comedian, husband, and father of two. His major credits include being selected to the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, being featured on NPR for his standup, and getting his children to school on time almost every day.