Speakers/Panelists

Amy Pittle is currently the Entertainment Production Technical Supervisor of the Nevada Region for Boyd Gaming. She is responsible for overseeing all entertainment productions, technicians and equipment for all Nevada properties including The Orleans, Gold Coast, Suncoast, Sam's Town, Main St. Station, Fremont, The California, Jokers Wild and Eldorado.

Prior to this, she was the Theater Manager and Cruise Division Talent Coordinator for the Sin City Theatre and Sin City at Sea. She managed The Sin City Theatre's shows, promotions, ticketing, staff, bar and talent. As Sin City at Sea Talent Coordinator, she booked talent for Sin City Comedy & Burlesque shows onboard Celebrity Cruise Lines.

TONY CALABRESE

COMEDIAN

AMY PITTLE

FORMER BOOKER OF CRUISE SHIPS & LAS VEGAS SHOWS

MARIA HERMAN

CO-DIRECTOR/COMEDIAN

MARK CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE

ACTOR/COMEDIAN

TRENTON DAVIS

COMEDIAN

JIMMY BROGAN

COMEDIAN/FORMER TONIGHT SHOW BOOKER/WRITER

A native San Diegan, Tony Calabrese has been performing comedy since 1995, specializing in corporate events and as a master of ceremonies and auctioneer for charity benefits.

 

He performs regularly at The Comedy Store, The Comedy Palace, The Madhouse Comedy Club and other San Diego and L.A. clubs and venues. Tony also teaches standup comedy at the Point Loma Actors Studio and National Comedy Theater.

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FRANCES DILORINZO

COMEDIAN

Session - Comedy Festivals

Co Producer of Comedy Heights, San Diego's most successful clean comedy show, Maria is an award winning radio journalist, and former radio morning show producer and on air talent, with more than 20 years of MC experience at fundraisers, music festivals, state fairs, and comedy shows. 

She's done thousands of voice overs and performed at festivals and clubs all over the world, and Point Loma Life Magazine's front page cover article called her animated style 'fun to watch and simply hilarious'.  

Trenton Davis’ ten thousand hours of Stand-up comedy is beginning to pay dividends – Trenton was the San Francisco International Comedy Competition runner up for 2016.  He was also a finalist in the prestigious NBC Standup for Diversity program.

 

Trenton was born in Greensboro, NC and began his comedy journey in Chicago, IL. His unique experiences have shaped his views and created one of the best new comedic writers and performers of our generation. Trenton has lived in three major comedy cities (Chicago, San Fran & LA) and currently resides right outside of Los Angeles.

Mark is also well known for his role as “Big Mike” on the NBC hit series Chuck. He was featured prominently in the popular series’ final year with Warner Brothers submitting him for several nominations in the 2012 Awards Season. He has appeared on many hit television shows including Glee, Heroes, Seinfeld, My Name is Earl and Martin.

Mr. Lawrence’s dramatic theater work in 2012 has earned him 2 separate nominations for the prestigious Craig Noel Award for “Outstanding Male Lead” for performances in both Top Dog/Underdog and A Raisin in the Sun.

Mark regularly headlines Comedy shows around the country. Mark also hosted a successful monthly Comedy show at House of Blues San Diego, bringing in Headline comics and musical performers from around the country.

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Jimmy Brogan is an American stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He has made numerous standup appearances on the talk show circuit including The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and Late Night with David Letterman.

 

He was a writer on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for 9 years. As an actor he starred in the ABC sitcom Out of the Blue.

With millions of views on YouTube, comedian Frances Dilorinzo became a Youtube sensation with her hit “Homemade Implants” proving women ARE funny!

 

Frances takes the stage full of energy and ready for fun. Frances does one thing you don’t see many female comics do…physical humor, and she delivers it with every silly bone in her body. Her material stems from her life, but she draws both men and women into her world with such a connection, it feels like she is personalizing every joke.

 

In addition to touring nationally, Frances Dilorinzo’s credits include appearances on Nick Mom Night Out – Nickelodeon, Last Comic Standing - NBC, Comics Unleashed -ABC, Secret Life of a Soccer Mom -TLC, Real Housewives of Orange County – Bravo, as well as, performing for our troops around the world.

General Q&A and Open-Mic Feedback

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Jeff Hodge, a native of the U. S. Virgin Islands, has been called the next Tyler Perry because he acts, produces, writes and does stand-up comedy. Since getting into comedy two decades ago, Jeff has accomplished many things including appearing in the feature films Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Crocodile Dundee in L.A., and the television sitcom The Jamie Foxx Show. 

 

Jeff can be seen from time to time in his recurring role as different characters in sketches on The Tonight Show. Jeff has opened for world-renowned saxophonist David Sanborn and comedians George Lopez and Arsenio Hall and has written material for The Steve Harvey Radio Show, Arsenio Hall, George Lopez and the Keenan Ivory Waynans Show. Jeff produces a monthly comedy show at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, titled, Jeff Hodge & Friends Comedy Jam. 

JEFF HODGE

COMEDIAN

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ERIC STREIT

REALITY SHOW PRODUCER/COMEDIAN

All Panels & Session - The Reality Rules

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Eric Streit is one of the most prolific reality television producers in Hollywood today. His impressive credits include some of TV’s biggest hit reality shows, a wide of array of produced projects and programs, and a full slate of current and ongoing productions.

 

  • Trip Testers – Executive Producer & Show Runner

  • New Girls on the Block - Executive Producer & Show Runner

  • Gator Boys - Executive Producer & Show Runner

  • DUI – Co-Executive Producer & Show Runner

  • Snake Man of Appalachia - Co-Executive Producer & Show Runner

  • Mall Cops: Mall of America - Co-Executive Producer & Show Runner

 

Prior to becoming an Executive Producer and Show Runner, Streit was Senior Producer on TLC’s Little People, Big World and was also a director of The Dr. Phil Show and producer on A&E’s Intervention.

BRANDON YOUNG

CO-DIRECTOR/COMEDIAN

Brandon Young is a Christian comedian based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan who's been able to use a wide variety of topics ranging from growing up in a small town with his weird family to drinking fountains at restaurants and why he despises people who dip french fries into milkshakes, to reach a vast array of people. His intelligently crafted material is a hit with all types of audiences.

 

Originally from a small town in Michigan called Oscoda, Brandon is middle-aged, middle-classed, married to a woman way out of his league, has no kids, and owns a dog. Basically, his life is that of every leading man in every sitcom from the 1960's. He brings his Midwest charm and likeability to a world that truly needs it.

He's a former director of the San Diego Comedy Festival, founder of the Rock Church Comedy Ministry, and co-director of the Clean Comedy Conference.

EDDIE BRILL

COMEDIAN/FORMER LATE SHOW BOOKER

Eddie Brill is an American comedian, writer, and actor who started his career in Boston, Massachusetts. He was previously the warm-up comedian and comedy talent coordinator of Late Show with David Letterman. Brill tours frequently, performing in the US as well as England, Ireland, France, Australia, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong. At one time, he was a humor consultant for Reader's Digest.

 

He is also the creative director of the very successful Great American Comedy Festival that honors Johnny Carson. In addition to helping book comedy festivals around the world, he is also an international stand-up comedian and a three time MAC award winner. Eddie has also been featured on over 100 TV shows in six different countries. As an actor he has appeared on the FX TV show "Louie" and in films such as "30 Years to Life" with Tracy Morgan.

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