Come join us for our first ever Stand Up Comedy Night. It will be a evening filled with great laughs!
MARK CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE - HEADLINER
Producer/ Writer/ Actor/ Comedian
Is an international headliner that has worked with the likes of Sinbad, Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney Dangerfield, and Jeff Foxworthy as well as, having headlined clubs and colleges all over the USA and Canada. MCL is best known for his series regular role as Big Mike on the NBC TV series CHUCK.
He recently completed production on the hit ADULT SWIM TV show BLACK JESUS, and is recurring on The PureFlix Show Malibu Dan The Family Man. He can be seen on the Disney Channel’s original TV movie Life Is Ruff and guest appearances on Lab Rats, Good Luck Charlie, Heroes, Weeds, My Name Is Earl, Reba, Grounded for Life, Crossing Jordan, and Amazing America with Sarah Palin.
MCL is in pre-production on several projects as a writer and/or producer including the TBN talk show PURE LAUGHS, which he also hosts. On video, you can watch MCL’s work in The Pursuit of Happyness, The Island, Garfield, Terminator II, Fear of a Black Hat, and Cooties to list a few.
MATIN ATRUSHI - FEATURE
Matin Atrushi’s parents were Kurdish political refugees from Northern Iraq, forced out by Saddam Hussein’s troops where they escaped to Bismarck, North Dakota. His fascination with comedy began at an early age as the family would gather around and watch John Ritter on “Three’s Company” although the young boy’s parents barely spoke English.
Matin first tried stand-up comedy at the age of 24 in a small coffee shop in Los Angeles and has been at it ever since. He has since shared the stage with comedy legends such as Robin Williams and Chris Rock. He is a comedian with a unique perspective into the everyday life of being Middle Eastern in America today.
Matin has accumulated over 15 million views on YouTube, appeared SyFy’s show VIRAL VIDEO SHOWDOWN, Fox TV’s show LAUGHS, and has recently finished filming a documentary about comedy with Russell Peters.
Bijan Mostafavi - SPECIAL GUEST
Bijan is a Persian American stand-up comic out of Southern California. He performs at colleges and clubs across the country. His style includes stories about his crazy friends, family and observations on life. He’s the past winner of San Diego’s Funniest person, and you may have seen him on FOX Laughs or Tonight in San Diego.
He doesn't like long walks on the beach, he likes peanut butter a lot, and he loves you.
BRIAN APPRILLE - HOST
A professional stand-up comedian since 1997, Brian Apprille has performed all over the
country making people laugh at casinos, clubs, colleges, conventions, and other events.
In 2009, developed facial paralysis as a result from a rare disease called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. He returned to the stage determined to pursue his dreams and to help raise facial paralysis awareness, and laughter and hope to those who suffer from it.
Critics call him, "brilliantly entertaining," and "coast-to-coast funny!" He blends his material
with a variety of over 100+ impressions, resulting in a performance that has been called
"a spectacular exhibition of high-energy comedy" that both entertains and inspires!
Brian has shared the stage with some of comedy’s biggest names, and was the winner
of the 2016 Clean Comedy Challenge, and has been featured on AOL's COMEDY SPOTLIGHT,
SprintTV, and has appeared on NBC, and in Disney's hit movie THE GAME PLAN.